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DPSCD Destination Imagination Winners will compete in Global Competition

We are pleased to announce the grand success of our Destination Imagination teams! For the first time ever, DPSCD has students who will attend the Destination Imagination Global Competition, later next month. This problem-solving competition is comprised of the brightest young minds from 48 states, Canada, and 20 countries with more than 17,000 participants! Neinas, under the direction of Dyan Wardwell and a student from Cass, under the leadership of parent volunteer, Doris Strong, both qualified for the Global Competition. They competed against more than 200 teams, from across the state of Michigan to gain this honor. Here’s how the teams finished: Neinas Academy: 2nd Place, Improv Challenge EL [Global Finalist] Unmasked (including student from Cass Tech): 2nd Place, Project

Congratulations to the Winners of the NAACP Detroit 27th Annual Art and Essay Contest

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.

7 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as Top 100 schools in the state

8 DPS schools receive “A Grade” and Davison Elementary-Middle School makes the cut for top 10 best schools in the state The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently released a new report card ranking seven Detroit Public Schools in the Top 100 best schools in the state. The Mackinac Center’s generated Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card reviewed 2,246 elementary and middle schools, taking student poverty level into account in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. The CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers. View the full Mackinac Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171 This year marks the second consecutive year DPS’ Davison Elementary-Middle School has secured a spot in the “Top 10”

THANK YOU to our Veterans!

DPS is observing Veterans Day to pay tribute to all U.S. veterans who bravely served our country. We take this time to remember their sacrifices and selflessness. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of our DPS veterans who so valiantly served our country. Together we stand on this special day to honor you and your service. (For our history buffs, Veterans Day is formally known as Armistice Day. It was set as a legal holiday to honor the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. In 1938, legislation was passed dedicating November 11 “to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” This new legal holiday honored World

Detroit Public Schools 3rd Annual District-Wide Mathematics Bee

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

Six Detroit Public Schools ranked as Academic State Champs by Bridge Magazine

In February 2015, Bridge Magazine announced its first-ever rankings for thousands of Michigan schools as the 2014 Academic State Champs. More than 3,200 schools (traditional public schools and charters) were judged on state and national test scores over three years, with student income levels factored in for each school. Four DPS elementary schools and three middle schools were ranked on the list of Bridge Magazine’s Academic State Champs: Elementary Schools Thirkell Elementary-Middle School* Chrylser Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School* Dixon Educational Learning Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Elementary Schools Middle Schools Davison Elementary-Middle School* Burton International Academy Clippert Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Middle Schools Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center, a DPS-authorized charter school, was

State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

Davison “Techno Dragons” highlighted in 2015 State of the State address

Davison Elementary-Middle School “Techno Dragons” were spotlighted in the 2015 State of the State Speech by Gov. Rick Snyder. According to the Governor’s fact sheet: teacher LaDora Young, a Detroit native, has always had a desire to work with students and especially in the field of technology. She has worked over 10 years in the field of technology and is proficient in numerous applications, operations and designs. She has worked in the Detroit Public Schools since 1998 and became a member of Davison Elementary-Middle School in 2008. Young facilitates learning in the Computer Labs at Davison and creatively improves student achievement through technology. She is the founder and creator of the Techno Dragons – students who are well educated in

Detroit Lions Linebacker Stephen Tulloch continues “Operation 55 Adopt a School” at Davison Elementary-Middle School

Stephen Tulloch, Linebacker for the Detroit Lions, continued his “Operation 55 Adopt a School” program on Tuesday, November 18 at Davison Elementary-Middle School. Tulloch, with the help of Roary the Lions mascot, delivered 25 tablets, art supplies, notebooks, calculators recess supplies, and learning games during an in-school assembly. Operation 55 was launched in 2011 when Tulloch signed with the Detroit Lions. The purpose of the program is to help as many people as possible and give children throughout the Metro Detroit area opportunities to come to Detroit Lions’ home games to experience a game day with Tulloch. He has taken over 2,000 kids from various organizations throughout Detroit, including The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Big Family and more, to Detroit

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