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Spain Elementary School hosts Oratorical Contest

Spain Elementary Schoolhosted its first Oratorical Contest in the Pre-K category Wednesday, April 24 in the Spain School Auditorium. The contest was spearheaded by Third Grade Teacher David Kade, with committee members: Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Luke and Mrs. Turner. Pre-K winners included: 1st Place: Braxton Weems 2nd Place: Delphine Spieles 3rd Place: Connor Rolack Honorable Mention: Nadia Kimbrough. Grades PreK-8 competed in the contest with 3 finalists from each classroom (3 students per classroom per grade) who advanced on to the Wednesday, April 24th, Finals Competition.  Congratulations to our Pre-K winners!

DPS students participate in Scripps Spelling Bee Championship

Five talented students represented DPS at the Scripps Spelling Bee Championship Saturday March 2. The event was hosted by the Detroit News at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The following schools had students who participated in the competition: Spain Elementary-Middle School was represented by: Hadja Simakha Detroit International Academy for Young Women was represented by: Deandrea White Golightly Education Center was represented by: Antonio Peters Ronald Brown Academy was represented by: Jacquay Huff-Dixon Neinas Elementary School was represented by: Jasmin Payne The Office of Literacy would like to extend a special “thank you” to all of the schools who supported this initiative!

Comerica Bank and The Parade Company treat DPS elementary students to Neighborhood Thanksgiving Dinner and parade sneak peek

More than 275 students from Detroit’s Spain Elementary-Middle School enjoyed a sneak peek at the magic behind America’s Thanksgiving Parade® on Nov. 8 at the fourth annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Dinner, presented by the Comerica Charitable Foundation. The festivities took place from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Parade Company Studio, in Detroit. Comerica Cares volunteers assisted in serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the children. Following the feast, students engaged in a behind-the-scenes look at floats being prepared for their trip down Woodward Avenue for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. Students also participated in a variety of activities including Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects and had an opportunity to meet some of the award-winning artists behind the parade creations. “This is

DPS Chess Players Win Trophies in United States Chess Federation’s 2012 National K-12 Championship

Thirty-two Detroit Public Schools students traveled to Minneapolis April 13-15 to compete in the United States Chess Federation’s 2012 National K-12 Championship and came home winners! Five DPS high school teams competed including Cass Technical High School, Douglass Academy for Young Men, Finney High School, Cody High School and Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. Each DPS team won trophies from sections that included teams from over 50 schools throughout the country. Bryan Wilson, a fourth-grader from Spain Elementary-Middle School, was the top individual trophy-winner representing DPS with 5.5 points out of 7 possible points to score a 10th place trophy in the U1600 section. Cass finished 15th in the U1200 division. Finney finished 14th in the U800 division.

DPS to showcase the district’s finest dance performances, Dance Arts programs through the 70th All-City Dance Concert

The Dance Concert is one of many district events highlighting the DPS Advantage this week leading up to the Saturday, March 31 All-Schools Open House What: DPS’ 70th All-City Dance Concert on Thursday night will showcase some of the finest dancers and Dance Arts Education programs in Detroit Public Schools. A variety of dance styles and traditions will be performed in gorgeous costumes, with brilliant lighting effects, showcasing the dancers’ strength, flexibility, agility, rhythmic acuity, and axial movements. When and Where: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Detroit School of Arts High School, 123 Selden Schools participating: Cass Technical High School, Instructor, Mr. Anthony Smith Detroit School of Arts High School, Instructor, Ms. Nicole Burrell Martin Luther King Jr.

Congratulations Spain Elementary-Middle School on winning the Detroit City Chess Championship!