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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

Hutchinson students win multiple writing and oratorical contests

Students at Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe recently participated in several writing and oratorical contests. Contest winners included: First Independence Bank 3rd Annual Essay Contest 1st Place- Demarcus Love, $500 Scholarship Honorable Mention- Alondra Browning Northwest Detroit Optimist Essay Contest 3rd Place- Kelly Knight Northwest Detroit Oratorical Contest 1st Place- Weveney Williams-Barber 2nd Place- Ajanae Keys 2nd Place- Semaje Wills Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher Award: Kenyia Moore ($1,000-school, $500-teacher, $100 and trophy) Detroit School District Police Mentoring Men In action Award Dayvion Hailey

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,

Henderson Academy hosts kick-off event for “My Brother’s Keeper” Mentoring Program

The men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Xi Beta Sigma Chapter, announced their partnership with Detroit Public Schools to provide the “My Brother’s Keeper” student mentoring program. The kick-off ceremony was held at Henderson Academy on Wednesday, January 7. The program will offer the eighth grade male students positive adult male role models who are successful career professionals to give insight and motivate the students toward excellent scholarly and community goals. The mentors also intend to provide the students with foundational strategic skills in: Business and entrepreneurship goals Conflict resolution skills Corporate and career objectives Success

Office of the General Counsel adopts family from Hutchinson for Christmas

The Office of the General Counsel helped to spread holiday cheer today, Dec. 19, by delivering toys, clothes and food to a family at Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe. The legal team adopted a family of four, including a single father and his three daughters who attend Hutchinson. The children received brand new coats, clothing, shoes, toys and dinner for the entire family.

Sweet Dreamzzz at Hutchinson

Jack Martin, DPS Emergency Manager, visited Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School to pass out sleeping bags and blankets to students, compliments of Sweet Dreamzzz, on Wednesday, November 20. Sweet Dreamzzz is an in-school sleep education program for parents, preschoolers and preschool teachers that includes a sleep kit and enrichment classroom activities. The Sweet Dreamzzz Sleep Kit includes a blanket, nightshirt, toothbrush, toothpaste, reading book and Sweet Dreamzzz teddy bear. Also while at Hutchinson, Mr. Martin met a new friend named “Tommie,” which happens to be Principal Stanley Johnson’s pet Ball Python snake! To learn more about the Sweet Dreamzzz Program visit, sweetdreamzzz.org/our-programs.  

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

School of the Week: Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe!

If you’ve never seen a lop-eared, lion-faced rabbit, stop by Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe. It’s one of the many rescue animals that Principal Stanley Johnson and his team have adopted to bring science to life for students. The cuddly rabbit was donated to Johnson by a friend who knows of his passion for animals. In fact, Johnson established a partnership with M&M Pet Shop on E. Warren, which has donated many of the school’s pets. Just stroll through teacher Darlene Scherer’s science class and you’ll see live crickets, different species of fish, leopard frogs, red tail boa constrictors, giant turtles, guinea pigs, chinchillas and more. The pet shop once tried to give Johnson a three-foot-long alligator, but he decided