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Congratulations to the Winners of the NAACP Detroit 27th Annual Art and Essay Contest

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.

DPS You Be the Chemist Competition Winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition on Thursday, March 4 at Renaissance High School. The event was sponsored by PVS Nolwood-a Detroit company. 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: 1st Place: Canitera Rhodes, Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School Teacher: Ms. Penelope Johnson  2nd Place: Mannah Rucker, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies Teacher: Ms. LeAnne Peebles 3rd Place: Ryan Embry, A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School Teacher: Ms. Donna Holtz

4th Annual Social Studies Olympiad

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies is proud to present the 4th Annual Social Studies Olympiad. The event took place on Saturday, February 27 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, 3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit, 48207. The State Competition will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 King. 2016 Social Studies Olympiad Results: First Place Winners Quiz Bowl: Senior Division, Cass Technical High School Quiz Bowl: Intermediate Division, FLICS Posters: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Puppets: Intermediate Division, Gompers Elementary-Middle School Rap:  Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Poetry: Intermediate Division, Bunche Preparatory Academy Take A Stand: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Please contact the DPS Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the Social Studies Olympiad, at 313-873-1795.

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin

DPS essay winners receive First Independence Bank scholarship grants  

Students from Cass Technical High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Communication and Media Arts High School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School recently participated in First Independence Bank’s 3rd Annual Essay Contest. A recognition ceremony was held on April 22 awarding scholarships to the winners and presenting the honorable mention recipients with gifts, all participants received a Certificate of Participation. Guest speaker Detective Brian Fountain with the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services division and the Michigan Chronicle were also in attendance at this year’s ceremony. High school scholarships:                             First Place: Navier Grimes, Cass Technical High School,

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

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 students win big at USCF K-6 National Chess Tournament in Dallas, TX

Chrysler Elementary wins 1st place, garnering national USCF championship Chrysler Elementary School’s third-grade chess team won two national titles at the 2014 United States Chess Federation National Elementary Championship. Out of the 2,224 participants, 22 competitors represented Chrysler and placed first in the K-3 Blitz (speed) category and the K-5 Under 900 category.  The event was held in Dallas, Texas May 9-11. Along with winning the USCF titles, Chrysler students also won the K-3 State Elementary Chess Championship in February. According to the USCF, this year’s tournament drew a record number of preregistered participants from across the United States. The Under 900 category represents the chess ratings that are acquired through previous tournaments and match win-loss scoring. “Winning this year was a huge honor for our kids because they came in

DPS essay contest winners featured in Michigan Chronicle

Several Detroit Public Schools’ students won multiple scholarships at the First Independence Bank Scholarship Essay Contest on April 17. The event was held at the First Independence Bank Livernois branch on Detroit’s west side. High School Winners First Place-Deion Love, Renaissance High School, $2,000 Scholarship Second Place-Lauren Uddyback, Renaissance High School, $1,250 Scholarship Third Place-Clarissa Barksdale, Renaissance High School, $750 Scholarship Middle School Winners First Place-Jendayi Anderson, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS), $500 Scholarship Second Place-Jalen Nichols, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Third Place-Rageon Thomas, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Honorable Mentions Dipthu Sutradhar, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Jalen Lykes, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Tommie Wesley, Ludington Magnet Middle School

24th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP art/essay contest winners

Many DPS students placed in the annual Detroit Branch NAACP Art and Essay Contest. The contest is a wonderful opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents. A reception will be held Friday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  The 2014 winners include: Elementary School Essay 1st Place                A’Liyah Higgins                5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 2nd Place               Devin Powell                      5th Grade             Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy 3rd Place               Jamareia May                    5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS)  Middle School Essay 1st Place                Kyrah Kimbro                     7th Grade             David Ellis Academy 2nd Place               Ariana Wingfield               7th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 3rd Place               Brenda