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“Do the Write Thing” Challenge finalists

Congratulations to students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy, Fisher Magnet Upper, Clark Preparatory Academy, Davison Elementary-Middle School, Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy and Marcus Garvey Academy for being named runner-up and finalists in the 2014 “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, on Friday, April 25. A special student recognition ceremony will be held Saturday, May 31. The challenge is presented by the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The “Do the Write Thing” challenge is an engaging opportunity that gives students the chance to take part in classroom conversations discussing the impact that violence has on their lives. In written form, students are able to express what they have seen to be some of the causes of youth violence as well as solutions to help

DPS You Be the Chemist Challenge winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition Tuesday, March 25 at the Michigan Science Center. The You Be the Chemist challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. Competitions are exciting events that take place across the country that educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives. DPS winners include: First place – James Yates, Clippert Academy Prize: Kindle Fire Teacher – Kathryn Meloche Prize: $100 to purchase science supplies Second place – Kasia Rivers, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Prize: Digital camera Teacher – LeAnn Peebles Third place

Davison 7th grade students visit Compuware Corp. for Tech Trek Program

Davison Elementary-Middle School teacher Georgetta Johnson took her 7th grade class to spend the day at the Compuware Corp. for its Tech Trek program, Friday, January 10. Tech Trek is a chance for middle school students to explore the world of technology by spending a day at Compuware. One of the world’s leading I.T. companies, Compuware created the Tech Trek program to give students the chance to engage in hands-on tech discoveries and provide them with a view into the future. Each student was given a picture passport that had to be stamped at every stop on their quest. They were assigned to groups and sent their way! Every student was given a pair of “geek” glasses to enhance the

“March is Reading Month” at Davison

Davison Elementary-Middle School had two guest celebrities at their school for “March is Reading Month” on Monday, March 4. Preschool and kindergarten students listened in while Anqunette Jamison, News Anchor for FOX 2, read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss and “Llama Llama Red Pajamas” by Anna Dewdney. During the afternoon, second and third grade students enjoyed a reading from CoCo, radio personality from WJLB FM 98, where she read “Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones” by Judy Schachner. Students enjoyed the animated and interactive readings done by the celebrity guests and were able to share stories, ask questions and took pictures with the guest readers. This event was scheduled and organized by kindergarten teacher, Ms. Leighann Lingemann. The event was

Davison Holiday Door Decorating

The students and staff in grades 8-12 at Davison Elementary-Middle School are spreading holiday cheer with creative door designs!

School of the Week: Davison Elementary-Middle School!

Where “collegiate” and “family” meet Teachers at Davison Elementary-Middle School never want to leave. Substitutes who are assigned elsewhere stay in regular contact with Principal Dianne Holland to check on opportunities to return. A retired, 38-year Kindergarten teacher arrives at the school every Friday for regular service. Staff and volunteers spend Saturdays painting stairwells and lockers. And, longtime families and community leaders remain intensely loyal in spreading the word to new families about the educational opportunities and programs at the school. Located in two century-old buildings sandwiched between a freeway interchange, City of Detroit neighborhoods with significant disinvestment, and the borders of enclaves Hamtramck and Highland Park, Davison staff and leaders could easily find many excuses for failure, or even

DPS classrooms showcase global perspectives during a school’s Around the World in a Day event

At schools like Priest Elementary-Middle and Davison Elementary, classrooms each adopted a county for the district’s “Adopt a Country/ Region Program.” During the recent day-long, “Around the World in a Day” event at Davison, children displayed their knowledge of their adopted countries’ products, currency, customs and dress. The school, which runs a micro-society program year-long, instructed students to choose to operate businesses this year from other countries across the world. One classroom that studied Mexico made Mexican dolls and clothing. In the classroom that studied Italy, students sold bread and olive oil. Students and visiting guests on Friday walked through “customs,” received a passport and were guided by “airport security” before being taken to their countries of choice where they

DPS students to learn about engineering during “Alternative Spring Break” College Program

Students from Michigan Technological University will visit DPS schools this week during an “Alternative Spring Break” College Program to engage students in learning about engineering. Eight members of the Michigan Technological University student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are returning to their hometown of Detroit this week to encourage Detroit Public Schools students to consider engineering as a future career. The Michigan Tech students will spend their Spring Break visiting K-8 schools and one high school. They will also conduct Family Engineering Night events at several of the schools. Family Engineering includes fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as “Mining for Chocolate,” “Brainsaver,” “Launcher,” and “Glue Is the Clue.” The program, developed at Michigan

Davison Elementary/Middle School students engage in creative quick-writing

P.O.P. (Pencil on Paper) Time© is a creative quick-write where students write on a given topic for 15 minutes.  Each topic of the day is accompanied by a creative, mental picture-painting introduction that helps to stir creativity in young writers.  This introduction is announced daily on the school PA system.   Students have an opportunity to submit their best writing in order to compete for TOP POPPER of the MONTH.  This year, four will be selected each month and they will edit and publish their writings to be showcased on the school’s P.O.P. Time© bulletin board.  Also, each showcased student is given a personalized P.O.P. Time© certificate, a restaurant gift card and their picture posted with their writing. Last but not