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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.
Results of Air Quality Tests at Spain and Four Other Schools Show Only Low Levels of Mold and No Black Mold Present
Water Quality Test at Spain also confirms no lead or bacteria detected Detroit Public Schools, in conjunction with the inspection of school buildings by the City of Detroit, has engaged a third party, certified environmental consulting firm to address concerns of air quality. The results of the first of these tests, conducted at Spain Elementary-Middle School, Dossin Elementary-Middle School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, A.L. Holmes Elementary School and the Osborn High School Campus have confirmed low levels of mold at these schools. The tests also confirmed that no black mold is present at any of the five schools. The report from ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) for Spain, which was tested on February 6, 2016, said that air
Schools no longer on the State’s bottom five percent list Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are positively impacting the outcome of student achievement. The District was notified in a letter from SRO Chief Natasha Baker earlier this month. The 12 schools that have been acknowledged for their improvements are: Blackwell Institute Burton International Academy Carleton Elementary School Carver STEM Academy Dixon Educational Learning Academy Dossin Elementary-Middle School Mann Learning Community Neinas
Students, staff and community members at Dossin Elementary-Middle School collected more than 200 cases of bottled water on Tuesday, February 9. The water was collected in efforts to provide some relief to the citizens of the Flint Water Crisis and will be delivered to Brownell S.T.E.M. Academy in Flint.
In honor of MLK Day, Dossin Elementary-Middle School engaged students and parents with projects for all grade levels. Parents had the opportunity to participate in a workforce and financial awareness forum filled with great information. Also, a short program culminated the service day including a step show and free lunch provided for all students and families.
The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Literacy hosted the Inaugural District-Wide Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 26 at Renaissance High School. The top winners received a trophy and an iPad mini, sponsored by the DPS Foundation. Elementary winners: 1st place- Dakota Dorsey, 5th grade, Chrysler Elementary School Runner up- Mekhai Walker, 4th grade, Burton International Academy Middle School winners: 2nd place- Asia Noble, 8th grade, Dossin Elementary-Middle School Runner up- Kevin Howard, 7th grade, Golightly Education Center “We are proud of all of our spelling bee participants,” said the DPS Office of Literacy team. “To all of the Spelling Bee Coordinators and Instructional Specialists we thank you for all of your hard work and going above and beyond to conduct building-wide
Monster Jam drivers take 30 DPS STEM students under their wing for learning experience at Ford Field
Students from DPS’ all-girls Detroit International Academy and the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy met Monster Jam drivers, enjoyed exclusive access to Monster Jam Trucks View video footage at MLive.com View photos from the Detroit News Feld Motor Sports, Inc. offered Detroit Public Schools’ students a once in a lifetime and exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Monster Jam on Friday, February 27 in connection with the district’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. Thirty students from the all-girls Detroit International Academy and the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy met one-on-one with Monster Jam drivers for personal mechanic lessons. The opportunity provided students educational access to the world’s largest recreational trucks from the world’s most popular Monster Truck series. Students enjoyed an up close and personal event
When Makayla Beckham walks down the hallway of Dossin Elementary-Middle School, you immediately notice her wide smile, adorable pigtails secured with white barrettes to match the white t-shirt peeking from underneath her crisp, blue collared uniform blouse, and a sense of confidence in the way she struts down the hall, fists closed, arms swaying side-to-side. Then she opens her mouth to greet you – carefully pronouncing every single word and double checking to ensure she has your name right – and her sharpness is confirmed. She quickly begins to gush about her favorite teacher, Ms. Jenkins, her favorite subjects – math and science – and her aspiration to travel to Africa. “I like math, I love to count. I really
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