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5th Annual SAE International Motorized Toy Car Competition

Detroit Public Schools’ students participated in the 5th Annual SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Motorized Toy Car Competition April, 12-13 at Cobo Center. SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 12: 15° Ramp Competition: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 19, Munger Elementary-Middle School 30° Ramp Competition: 3rd place: Team 31, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Speed: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 21, Munger Elementary-Middle School SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 13: Distance competition: 3rd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School Distance with weight: 3rd place: Team 64, Emerson Elementary-Middle School Accuracy: 2nd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School 3rd place: Team 104, Munger Elementary-Middle School Participating DPS teams included: JetToy Competition  A.L.

District 10 Michigan History Day Competition

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay         Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at marsha.lewis@detroitk12.org.

The Parade Company Brings Winning Student’s Design To Life During 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

Talented eighth grade student Ayress Goss of Ludington Magnet Honors School in Detroit saw her artistic creation brought to life for the first time today at The Parade Company, when she was announced as the 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest winner, Wednesday, November 18. Goss’s drawing entitled “Family Time” was transformed into a magical float, which features a giant tree with an oversized slide spiraling down its trunk into a pile of colorful autumn leaves. The float features an 80-foot wrap which incorporates the 2015 Honorable Mention winning designs along with other entry favorites. Goss will be joined by her family as she accompanies her float along the parade route during the 89th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented

“Pink Out” at Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School held its First Annual “Pink Out” on Wednesday, October 14. Mackenzie High School graduate and breast cancer survivor, Tiffani Bell spoke to 6-8 grade girls about survival and awareness. In addition wrist bands were sold to students, staff and the community to raise money for breast cancer research.

School of the Week: Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School

Upholding a community legacy and family namesake Shirita Hightower remembers visiting the former Mackenzie High School as a child back in the 1970s. She spent long hours onsite at the school building that originally occupied the corner lot of West Chicago and Wyoming Ave. with her mother, a 41-year educator at the original Mackenzie. Hightower recalls being in awe – even as a child – of the dedication and passion that her mother possessed as a teacher who rose through the ranks to become Assistant Principal of Mackenzie High and principal at several schools. “I got to see my mother working day in and day out for the betterment of children,” says Hightower. “And I was inspired by just her

A victory for Priest’s co-ed basketball team

Priest and Mackenzie’s co-ed 4th and 5th grade basketball teams played a league game on Saturday, October 25. Although both teams played a star-worthy game, Priest’s coed team had the victory with a final score of 11-4.

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

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

Schools across DPS enjoy March is Reading Month!

Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy on Monday, March 3, 2014 kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities, events and contests to celebrate “March is Reading Month.” Pulaski Elementary-Middle School held its first annual Preschool Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in Mrs. M.Thompson-Cook’s class to celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY as well as the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Students were served “green” scrambled eggs, turkey or ham, and juice. Principal Desheil Echols even tried a test-taste! The day also consisted of a story read-aloud of “Green Eggs and Ham,” literacy games, cross-curricular activities, arts and crafts, and Dr. Seuss learning stations. Also there to join in the fun were Teacher Mrs. Noel Sauer (with the Dr. Seuss bow tie and hat), Associate Teacher Mrs. S. DeShields, Noon-Hour-Aide Ms. E. Hall, Associate Teacher