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Pasteur’s Principal Project

Principal Sharon Lawson recently assigned two project contests to the students at Pasteur Elementary School. The project topics were to research and learn about The State of Michigan and the Dollar Bill. Principal Lawson assigned the Michigan Project to the sixth graders and the Dollar Bill Project to the fifth graders. These projects were research-based contests and students had to learn as much as they could about the State of Michigan and the Dollar Bill. There were first, second and third place prizes for both projects. Outside judges were invited to come in and rate all the projects and choose the winners. Sixth-Grade Winners for the Michigan Poster Contest:  1st Place- Tarrin Dewberry 2nd Place- Chartavia Whorton 3rd Place- Destiny

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy receives Beyond Words Catastrophic Disaster Relief Grant

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy is the 2014 recipient of the Beyond Words Catastrophic Disaster Relief Grant funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Paul Robeson will receive a total of $50,000. Principal Jeffrey Robinson will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on June 27 for the official award ceremony. This grant is being awarded in conjunction with the American Library Association and the Dollar General Corporation. About the Catastrophic Award Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund will provide grants to public schools whose

24th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP art/essay contest winners

Many DPS students placed in the annual Detroit Branch NAACP Art and Essay Contest. The contest is a wonderful opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents. A reception will be held Friday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  The 2014 winners include: Elementary School Essay 1st Place                A’Liyah Higgins                5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 2nd Place               Devin Powell                      5th Grade             Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy 3rd Place               Jamareia May                    5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS)  Middle School Essay 1st Place                Kyrah Kimbro                     7th Grade             David Ellis Academy 2nd Place               Ariana Wingfield               7th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 3rd Place               Brenda

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy students to participate in “You Be the Hero” Poster Contest

The students of Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy are taking part in “September is National Preparedness Month” through an Emergency Preparedness Poster Contest. During National Preparedness Month, the Institute for Population Health, City of Detroit’s Department of Public Health & Wellness Promotion, and Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is sponsoring an Emergency Preparedness Poster Contest for Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy’s middle school students. Although this contest is specific to Paul Robeson, all schools are encouraged to use this opportunity to get students thinking and learning about natural disasters, how to prepare, and how to stay safe! We’d love for all Detroit Public Schools students to be prepared to be heroes when disaster strikes! The winning posters will

Paul Robeson-Malcolm X Academy is “Putting art back into Detroit Public Schools”

Paul Robeson-Malcolm X Academy Principal Dr. Jeffrey Robinson submitted this awesome video that shows how his school is “Putting art back into Detroit Public Schools.” The video includes thoughts from the school’s educators, students and the Optimist Club on how art enriches the learning experience and better prepares children to be productive, engaged members of society. Detroit Public Schools has made it a priority to make more art and music enrichment opportunities available across the district, as stated in the five-year Strategic Plan titled “Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools.” A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was released on June 24 using the District’s Strategic Sourcing process, with responses due July 23. The strategic plan calls for an art/music enrichment program for every elementary

School of the Week: Paul Robeson-Malcolm X Academy, where a resounding theme of resiliency echoes throughout

Imagine losing your home to a fire… Not only do you lose the structure, but all of the contents and memories within it. That’s the best way to describe the feeling of loss shared by educators and parents at Paul Robeson-Malcolm X Academy after the building caught fire in May of 2011, caused by lightening igniting the roof. “Just to pass by that building, it was sad. We had so many memories there. It was like having your house catch fire, and you lose everything,” said Audrey Nelson, LSCO President of 22 years with the original Malcolm X Academy. History so rich, it embodies what “is Detroit” Named after two black icons—Paul Robeson, a famed black actor, singer, social activist

Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy students meet Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

A group of nearly 50 students from Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy had the exclusive honor of meeting Civil Rights Activist & Feminist Angela Davis on the campus of Michigan State University November 14, 2012. Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy was the only DPS school invited to attend the special visit. Students from Robeson regularly attend such events to complement the school’s African-Centered curriculum. Robeson students recently performed the “Paul Robeson One Man Show,” which was a theatrical re-enactment honoring the life of the school’s names sake Paul Robeson. More Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy News: Subria Burkhaulter, a sixth-grader, recently won 2nd place in the Democratic Concerned Citizens “Youth Yard Sign Making Contest.” Subria’s yard sign will be displayed in an exhibit

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

Two DPS Schools Receive Special Recognition during Future City Competition

More than 500 students from across the state of Michigan competed in the 17th annual Michigan Regional Future City Competition held January 30, 2012 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Two teams from Detroit Public Schools received special awards for their displays on safer and greener cities of the future. Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School was honored with the Most Healthy Community award, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Care Network of Michigan. Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy-Team 1 was honored with the Paul Tucker, Jr. Excellence in Engineering Award, sponsored by Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc. Three DPS teams total attended the competition, two teams from Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy and one team from Foreign