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Congratulations to our students and their teachers and schools!! The Detroit Branch NAACP will host a reception for the winner on March 28 for formal recognition. We are pleased to share with you the following DSCD student winners: Elementary School *1st Place Elementary Essay Justin Cunningham, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Essay Jay Cheatam, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker 3rd Place Elementary Essay Sanjida Zaman, 2nd Grade Davison Dr. Shraddha Jha *1st Elementary Art Kyla Hill, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Art Taryn Edwards, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *3rd Place Elementary Art Janiya Williams, 4th Grade Dossin Sharita Brooks Middle School *1st Place Middle Essay Kennedi Reed, 7th Grade Paul Robeson K.
Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy varsity boys basketball team, lead by Head Coach Terrell George, received the Spirit of Detroit Award on April 12, 2016, presented by the Detroit City Council. The team received the award for their back-to-back championship wins. Due to handwork, dedication and teamwork, the young men not only won the championship title but also continue to succeed academically. The majority of the team members are eighth grade students who have been accepted to the top three high schools in the district. Congratulations Coach George and Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy athletes! WDIV: Spirit of Detroit Award
The scholars of Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy immediately felt the urge to help the residents of Flint! They joined forces with the Kim-One Insurance Agency from Meemic and other Meemic individuals to collect 350 cases of water to be donated to the residents of Flint during the month of February 2016. The water was transported by Paul Robeson/Malcom X Academy volunteers, along with R&L carriers of Ypsilanti to the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Flint.
Devin Powell, a seventh grade student at Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, came in first place in the senior division at the school’s Science Night on Wednesday, March 3. Powell’s project explored which liquid would create a chemical reaction to nails. Coordinated by Paul Robeson’s Science Teacher Dr. Rosemary Amene, Science Night at the school highlights and displays all of the student’s science projects throughout the building. Parents are given the opportunity to judge the top three projects for each division (senior and junior). After the science demonstrations, parents, students and teachers enjoy a delicious meal in the cafeteria. Great job Devin!
The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin
Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, the first public school program in the United States to provide an African-Centered curriculum, will host a Family Science Night on Wednesday, February 24 from 4-6 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to experience science innovations tied with Afrocentric themes. For more information, please contact Dr. Rosemary Amene at Rosemary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several Detroit Public Schools students placed in the 2015 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad off-site competition on Wednesday April, 22. DPS off-site senior winners: Poster-Artistic Gold Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Silver Medal: Darius Young, Cass Technical High School Commercial Art Bronze Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Take a Stand Essay: Honorable Mention: Andrea Parks, Renaissance High School 2015 off-site intermediate winners: Take a Stand Essay: Bronze Medal: Riley Grice, Golightly Education Center Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Jalen Foster, Gompers Elementary-Middle School 2015 off-site elementary winners: Quiltathon Bronze Medal: Esmerelda Jimenez, Priest Elementary-Middle School Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Anthony Onwenu, Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy Poetry Honorable Mention: Christopher Miller, Vernor Elementary School The on-site competition will be held Saturday, May
Students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy and Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy put their skills in communications, science, technology, engineering and math to the test during the first-ever Midwest C-STEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad at Cobo Center on Saturday, April 11. Approximately 1,200 students from 21 schools across Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Illinois participated in this year’s C-STEM Challenge. The C-STEM (communication, science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition is an innovative, team-oriented competition which encourages competition that engages students to collaboratively solve challenges that are project-based learning activities. The projects consisted of robots, murals, sculptures, 3D prints, films, photographs, and mobile tech innovations. Students also showcased their project solutions related to sustaining and transporting energy produced from wind, oil, and natural gas.
Detroit Public Schools’ students scored the top spots in the 2015 NAACP Essay/Art Contest, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.” The contest was sponsored by the Detroit Branch NAACP and Coca-Cola. Students will be honored during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Middle school: Essay Award First Place: Marcus Barham, Brewer Academy Second Place: Jennifer James, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy Third Place: Devin Powell, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy Art Award Third Place: Kemonte Brown, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy High school: Essay Award First Place: Jaylen Bradley, Renaissance High School
View the FULL photo gallery below! The 3rd Annual Detroit Public Schools’ Mathematics Bee was held at Detroit School of Arts on Saturday, March 28. The Mathematics Bee was organized to instill and encourage a love for mathematics in aspiring young scholars. This event was comprised of two divisions: first and second graders and third-fifth graders from 44 schools. The bee was sponsored by the Office of Mathematics Education under the leadership of Irene Nordé, Ph.D., Executive Director. During her greetings to the participants Dr. Nordé reminded the students that, “You are already winners!” Proud parents responded with applause and gave a huge shout-out to their children at the start of the competition. The morning division began with 85 first