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Edison Second Graders Create Diorama Inspired By Storybooks

Students in Ms. Goldman’s second grade class at Edison Elementary School recently created dioramas inspired by classroom storybooks. The second grade Inventors wrote a paragraph about their selected book and designed the dioramas. Students were given rubrics and shown examples of what they could do but ultimately using their own creativity made their own unique designs.

DPS Fulbright Teacher Scholarship Winners

Three Detroit Public Schools’ teachers were recently awarded with 2016 Fulbright Scholarships to Brazil! DPS scholarship recipients: Karen Russell, First Grade Teacher, Edison Elementary School Rachel Walker, Visual Arts Teacher, Renaissance High School William Bowles, Media Instructor/Librarian, Western International High School About the Fulbright Scholarship Program U.S. K-12 teachers and educators can apply for grants to engage in 2-8 week collaborative projects abroad. Participants support projects and consult with schools, non-profit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations. For more information about the Fulbright Scholarship Program, visit us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/brazil

Two DPS elementary schools to receive exotic insects for science curriculum

In an effort to interest students about the science of entomology, professionals from Rose Pest Solutions, located in Troy, will deliver Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and present care instructions to two Detroit Public Schools February 26 and 27. Thirkell Elementary-Middle School and Edison Elementary School will receive small quantities of the cockroaches distributed in square glass bug habitats along with educational pamphlets about the insects’ characteristics and behaviors. The insects and glass bug habitats are free of charge.

Edison Elementary receives nearly 400 free custom t-shirts from MyLocker

Edison Elementary School received nearly 400 free t-shirts for all students and staff members from MyLocker.net on Wednesday, December 3. MyLocker.net is a website specializing in custom apparel. After meeting Marcus Davenport, Principal at Edison Elementary School, and hearing about the school’s mission statement, MyLocker’s founder, Robert Hake, promised to donate t-shirts to each and every student at Edison. Edison students typically abide by a dress code of a polo shirt and slacks, but with the arrival of the tees, every student and teacher was able to wear customized Edison t-shirt for “Casual Fridays.” Check out the MyLocker blog post about the shirt delivery to Edison, http://www.mylocker.net/blog/index.cfm?entryID=23

Detroit Lions Linebacker Stephen Tulloch Launches “Operation 55 Adopt a School” at Edison Elementary

Stephen Tulloch, Linebacker for the Detroit Lions, kicked off his “Operation 55 Adopt a School” program on Friday, November 7 at Edison Elementary School during a surprise assembly. Tulloch and his teammates, Golden Tate and Bill Bentley, delivered computers, laptops, tablets, school supplies, new recess equipment, books, art supplies and more. “Since I’ve been in Detroit, the city has become my second home. I’ve gone into schools around town, visited different high schools and I’ve seen that there are always things the schools can use or need to improve the learning environment for the students,” said Tulloch. “Education is very important to me and I hope that this effort will be able to make a large impact here on these

Roberto Clemente and Edison host “Jump with Jill” show

Roberto Clemente Academy and Edison Elementary School hosted the “Jump with Jill” show on Wednesday, May 28. The Nationally-acclaimed rock and roll nutrition show created by registered Dietitian and Musician Jill Jayne, was on a state-wide tour of 35 Michigan elementary schools March 17-June 4. Featured schools also received “Jump with Jill” educational materials including a copy of the Get Me Goin’ music video produced in Jenison, MI, that was released for National School Breakfast Week March 3-7, 2014.

School of the Week: Edison Elementary School!

Edison Elementary School continues to serve families in its community through organization, role modeling, and inventing Well organized for success “Let’s go, guys.” “Put your coat on.” “Keep it moving.” “Ladies, can we please continue this on the bus?” Just after 3:40 p.m., a frenzied level of activity begins in the hallway leading to the exit door at the western end of the school’s first floor, continues along the walkways in front  of the Edison Elementary School campus, and picks up even more as cars, busses, a taxi van and two veteran crossing guards converge on the already bustling Grand River Ave./Lindsay St. intersection. The cacophony and the crowds sound and appear even more spirited in the midst of the

Art Road, where every child is an artist

DPS students at Edison Elementary School and Charles Wright Academy are learning to channel their inner artists through Art Road, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing art back into schools. Founder Carol Hofgartner is on a mission to give back to the community by providing access to art in DPS. For the past eight years, Hofgartner and a team of volunteers have provided weekly art courses each Friday at Edison and Charles Wright. Sponsors such as Mercedes Benz Financial Services and volunteers from Wayne State University and Cranbrook Academy of Art provide hands-on creative arts projects including painting, drawing, sculpting and more to give students the opportunity to experience many forms of art. In January 2014, Art Road will expand

Oakman and Thomas Edison elementary find stability in Success for All

By the Success for All Foundation Oakman and Thomas Edison elementary schools are thriving. Looking for stability, several schools in Detroit found the Success for All Foundation’s whole-school reform strategy. Oakman and Edison, along with three other Detroit elementary schools, adopted Success for All (SFA) in fall 2011 with help from a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. Five more schools received i3 grants for implementation in fall 2012, bringing the total to ten schools in Detroit that have turned to SFA. So far, they have found that despite the disorder, every child can succeed when his or her teachers and school have the right tools. It’s not difficult to fathom why Oakman was on what Principal Cheryl Price called