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4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Math Bee

The 4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Mathematics Bee was held on Saturday, April 30 at Detroit School of Arts. Students in grades 1-2 demonstrated their mathematics fluency by answering questions on addition and subtraction while students in grades 3-5 answered questions involving multiplication, division and more! Mathematics Bee Winners (1st-2nd grade): 1st–Darius Piper (Bates) 2nd–Lizette Ozornia (Priest) 3rd-Mustafa Al-Ammoury (Gardner) Mathematics Bee Winners (3rd-5th grade): 1st–Elijah Spratt (Chrysler) 2nd–Michael Hoover (Carver) 3rd–Hafiza Khalique (Davison) Photography by: Harold Harris

OfficeMax visits Gardner fifth-grade teacher

Gardner Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Sheila Winters was one of 11 deserving teachers from Detroit-area schools who received a surprise visit from OfficeMax Tuesday, October 1. Principal Karen Doneghy, along with the staff members of OfficeMax, awarded Winters with $1,000 worth of classroom supplies as part of the annual OfficeMax A Day Made Better Advocacy Program. “I can’t believe this! This is so amazing,” said Winters, as she accepted her bouquet of colorful flowers and Certificate of Appreciation awarded to her by Nancy Messieha, OfficeMax-Dearborn store Team Leader. Winters was presented with a large box of school supplies which included a Kindle Fire, a digital camera, pens/pencils, journals, folders, a brand new office chair and much more! OfficeMax came prepared to

Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrates FUN DAY 2013

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrated its annual FUN DAY in grand fashion. The SVS Vision Mobile Bus traveled all the way from Florida to service over 100 students from Carver, Gardner and Dixon schools with free eye exams and glasses on-site. Radio Disney personalities surprised the PreK through fifth-grade students with an assembly, music, games and prizes for the day-long event. Students, staff and parents enjoyed face painting, tattoo stations, bouncy houses and plenty of great food for everyone to enjoy. Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to getting books into the homes of underrepresented children and families, also traveled from Florida to distribute hundreds of books to Carver students to enjoy during the summer. This event was organized by Carver’s

School of the Week: Gardner Elementary School, where students learn to share a warm, welcoming “Hello” in 21 languages

  Al salaam a’alaykum. Tung. Parev. Oh-see-YOH. Ni hao. Halito. Bog. Nazdar. Hej. Hallo. Bonjour. Guten Tag. Sannu. Ciao. Konnichiwa. Dakota. Ahoj. Zivjo. Hola. Jambo. All mean a simple Hello. This one word displayed in 21 languages at the school’s entrance illustrates the vast cultural diversity and warm, welcoming climate that all Gardner Elementary School students, educators and parents share upon entering their second home each day. Gardner is one of DPS’ most culturally diverse schools with roughly 320 students. The Middle Eastern student population accounts for about 40 percent, with families originating from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. The African-American student population also accounts for roughly 40 percent. Hispanic students from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Mexico represent about

Gardner Elementary School parents and staff provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate

The parents and staff of Gardner Elementary School worked hard to put together 32 beautiful Thanksgiving Baskets for local families in need. The Gardner team collected donations, purchased 32 Turkeys and collected a donation of $750 in gift cards from Meijer to include in the baskets. The baskets were stuffed with all of the trimmings for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner including pie and Cool Whip!