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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

Dispatches from Japan with FLICS principal and students

Below is a blog from Principal Todd Losié of Foreign Language Immersion & Cultural Studies School (FLICS) on his students’ experience in Japan. The students left for the all-expense-paid trip on Saturday, May 25, 2013 and will provide updates on their journey!  Title: Japan-Day 2 Konichiwa Parents! I was able to say “hi” to a few of you this morning Skyping or FaceTime-ing your babies.  The kids are scheduled to wake up around 6:00 am our time which will be around 5 pm your time. However, don’t talk too long.  Our guide reigns with an iron fist, and woe to those who are late – and don’t make Ohgata sensei mad.  ;-) Day 2 went pretty well.  The biggest cultural adjustment is the concept

School of the Week: Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS)

In Kaori Ohgata’s fourth grade class on a recent Tuesday, students studied their words of the week: worm, hello, sticky rice snack, and eye. But these were not just any typical vocabulary words, and the students of the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) weren’t using the American alphabet, No. 2 pencils or lined paper to practice them. The students were deftly stretching out red clay and weaving the strands into shapes that created lines of Japanese script on the blank paper in front of them. “Since the Japanese use a completely different writing system, this is a more physical way to learn, and kids like that,” said Ohgata, a Japanese language teacher at FLICS. In this style

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

Two DPS Schools Receive Special Recognition during Future City Competition

More than 500 students from across the state of Michigan competed in the 17th annual Michigan Regional Future City Competition held January 30, 2012 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Two teams from Detroit Public Schools received special awards for their displays on safer and greener cities of the future. Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School was honored with the Most Healthy Community award, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Care Network of Michigan. Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy-Team 1 was honored with the Paul Tucker, Jr. Excellence in Engineering Award, sponsored by Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc. Three DPS teams total attended the competition, two teams from Paul Robeson, Malcolm X Academy and one team from Foreign