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Gompers Received a Special Visit from Woodhaven High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Woodhaven High School (WHS) Varsity Girls Basketball Team hit the road to Samuel L. Gompers Elementary-Middle School on Saturday, November 14, to give a free basketball clinic to the students – also known as the Gompers Gators! Over 20 Gators came out for a day of basketball fun and learning. Each of the WHS students were paired with a Gompers Gator and together they participated, coached and demonstrated various basketball drills and games. Woodhaven Coach Doug Simons and his wife Cheryl, organized and directed the event. Each camper received a Gompers t-shirt and a free basketball.

Gompers goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

The entire student body and staff of Gompers Elementary-Middle School put on their best pink attire in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday, October 23. The school was a sea of pinks shirts, pink ties, pink dresses, pink posters and more! Gompers wanted to remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to encourage early detection. Photography by: Harold Harris

Fuel Cell Competition Awards 

Congratulations to the DPS students who participated in the 2015 “A World in Motion” Competition on Thursday, April 23 at Cobo Center. 2015 Fuel Cell Competition category award winners include: Third Place: Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Accuracy Third Place: Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Endurance Third Place: Clippert Academy, Speed Second Place: Emerson Elementary-Middle School, Accuracy Second Place: Munger Elementary-Middle School, Speed Grand Champion: Emerson Elementary-Middle School

Donuts with Dads at Gompers

Gompers Elementary-Middle School hosted “Donuts with Dads” on Friday, March 6. Donuts with Dads is an opportunity for Gompers dads to meet and mingle while engaging in fun activities with their students, discussing new and exciting ways to highlight parent involvement and of course enjoying delicious refreshments! Photography by: Mr. Harold Harris

Gompers Class of 2015 Gentlemen of Promise celebrate Mother’s Day

Gompers Elementary-Middle School hosted its 7th Annual Mother-Son Breakfast on Thursday, May 7. Students in the 8th grade along with the Gompers Gentlemen of Promise, gave honor to their mothers with a song and presentation of flowers to their mothers as a token of the young men’s appreciation and love. After a brief program, mothers and sons ate breakfast and had conversations. Mothers shared their gratitude and appreciation that there boys were becoming young men. It was a very touching event for all. Photography by: Mr. Harold Harris

2015 DPS off site Olympiad winners  

Several Detroit Public Schools students placed in the 2015 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad off-site competition on Wednesday April, 22. DPS off-site senior winners: Poster-Artistic Gold Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Silver Medal: Darius Young, Cass Technical High School Commercial Art Bronze Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Take a Stand Essay: Honorable Mention: Andrea Parks, Renaissance High School 2015 off-site intermediate winners: Take a Stand Essay: Bronze Medal: Riley Grice, Golightly Education Center Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Jalen Foster, Gompers Elementary-Middle School 2015 off-site elementary winners: Quiltathon Bronze Medal: Esmerelda Jimenez, Priest Elementary-Middle School  Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Anthony Onwenu, Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy Poetry Honorable Mention: Christopher Miller, Vernor Elementary School The on-site competition will be held Saturday, May

State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

DPS students participate in Barbara Bush Foundation “Teen Trendsetters” program

An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

Family of Gompers Elementary-Middle School supporter hosts coat donation program in her memory

Hundreds of students receive free coats, hats, gloves and scarves  The family of long-time Gompers Elementary-Middle School community partner Marilyn Marshall held a coat donation on Wednesday, November 5 in her honor. Marshall, who passed away May 28, 2013, annually donated coats, matching hats, gloves and scarves to students in need at the school.  Marshall donated over 100 coats per year to students for the last three years. Before her passing, she had already begun collecting garments for this year’s donation to Gompers students. Her daughters Nancy Marshall, Phyllis Dykstra, Kerry Lapointe, Marjorie Marshall and granddaughter Meghan Zoll will carry on the Marshall legacy by continuing the annual donation.

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