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DPSCD Students Decorate School Walls with Black History Art

While studying the abstract art and mixed media, the 8th Grade students at A. L. Holmes Academy of Blended Learning, under the guidance of Art Instructor James T. Porter, decided to mix a little media of their own this February.  Starting with a tribute to 44th President Barack Obama, the students prepared large canvases with splatter art, giving a nod to the techniques of well-known artists, such as Jackson Pollock, and then partnered with Mr. Porter to turn the paintings into portraits of people who inspire them, including Michelle Obama and Dr. King. The portraits now hang outside the office of Principal Tammy Mitchell, who supported the project as a way for students to see not only people they are

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.

5th Annual NSBE Student Chapter Alternative Spring Break, March 7-9

The Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, will visit nine DPS locations to host the 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break, offering free family engineering nights at K-8 schools and engineering presentations at high schools. The Alternative Spring Break will take place March 7-9 from 4-6 p.m. at participating locations. DPS schools to include: Family Engineering Nights: Monday, March 7: Maybury Elementary School Tuesday, March 8: Bates Academy Wednesday, March 9: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School High School Presentations: Monday, March 7: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern and West Side Academy Tuesday, March 8: Medicine and Community Health at Cody and Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Wednesday, March 9: Detroit

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

Results of Air Quality Tests at Spain and Four Other Schools Show Only Low Levels of Mold and No Black Mold Present

Water Quality Test at Spain also confirms no lead or bacteria detected  Detroit Public Schools, in conjunction with the inspection of school buildings by the City of Detroit, has engaged a third party, certified environmental consulting firm to address concerns of air quality. The results of the first of these tests, conducted at Spain Elementary-Middle School, Dossin Elementary-Middle School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, A.L. Holmes Elementary School and the Osborn High School Campus have confirmed low levels of mold at these schools. The tests also confirmed that no black mold is present at any of the five schools. The report from ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) for Spain, which was tested on February 6, 2016, said that air

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

Reggie Bush visits A.L. Holmes

Reggie Bush of the Detroit Lions visited A.L. Holmes on Monday, October 21, as a part of the Playworks Program, a school partner since 2010. During Bush’s visit, he joined lunchtime recess outside with Playworks coach, Antoine Jones, and his group of junior coaches. Bush played football with third, fourth and fifth graders and again with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Bush conversed with the students, encouraged them as they played and offered guidance to everyone who participated. He high-fived every student as they passed by to return to class when recess was over. Bush said he will continue to support Playworks because of the importance of playing organized sports. As the visit concluded, Bush autographed photos and a

School of the Week: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School, featuring 21st Century technology in a blended learning model to maximize student achievement

Imagine this: Your child has difficulty understanding certain math concepts, such as using proportions. Or, she struggles with reading comprehension and needs more one-on-one learning time. A personal after-school tutor is an option. But, what if your student could instead engage in individual online learning right in the classroom? She would be able to spend as much time needed in the area where she has the most difficulty, and then advance to the next level at her own pace. High-tech, individualized, blended learning  This blended learning model is implemented in every single classroom, every single school day, with every single student at A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School as teachers collaborate and develop online and face-to-face instruction to initiate individualized strategies for

A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School, 8950 Crane Street, is closed Monday, Nov. 19.