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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.

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day was celebrated yesterday signifying Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students all across DPSCD honored the great author in many ways. Munger’s second grade class celebrated Read Across America Day by bringing in their Dr. Seuss character stuffed animals and taking turns reading. Kindergarten classes at Coleman A. Young ate green eggs and ham while reading Green Eggs and Ham. Students in grades 3 and 4 watched Dr. Seuss movies and compared them to the books while 5th grade classes made wacky socks after reading Fox in Socks!  We are celebrating Reading Awareness Month in March!

DPS’ Munger Elementary-Middle School Celebrates Autism Awareness Month by Showcasing Art Gallery In Memory of Mary Fussell, ASD Art Teacher

In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month and in memory of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Art Therapist Mary Fussell, Munger Elementary-Middle School is sponsoring an Autism Awareness Month Art Gallery on Thursday, April 28. The gallery will highlight the artistic talent of the students in Munger’s ASD program. Each classroom in the ASD program submitted a project of their choosing to display at this gallery showing. The projects will range from large group projects where all of the students contribute or individual projects that are put on one singular display board. Also in honor of Autism Awareness Month, the suggested colors for the display boards are blue and white. Parents, teachers, students and administrators are welcome to attend the event. For more information, contact Sarah Jardine at sarah.jardine@detroitk12.org.

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.

Read with the Principal Night at Munger!

Munger Elementary-Middle School hosted its First Annual “Reading with the Principal Night” honoring Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, on March 9. The theme was “PJ ‘s and Popcorn” and Principal Donnell Burroughs read Green Eggs and Ham to over 230 PreK-4th grade students. Students and some staff members wore pajamas and brought blankets to sit on. Students also viewed Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and enjoyed popcorn and cookies with their parents! Each student that attended the event received a brand new Dr. Seuss book that was donated by the Detroit Kiwanis No. 1 Club. The Club donated a total of 325 books.  

Free DPS Family Event at the Detroit Children’s Museum

The Detroit Children’s Museum is hosting another free DPS family event on Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’  this month, where you can: Explore the gallery and learn about many authentic Egyptian artifacts Discover the night skies as Ancient Egyptians viewed them Learn about the significant contributions of Egyptians to engineering and mathematics Learn about the history of Egypt by unravelling some of its myths View the special Student Art Exhibit- created by students from Munger Elementary-Middle School The Detroit Children’s Museum is located at 6134 Second Avenue. Children must be chaperoned by an adult during this DPS only family event. Please call 313-873-8100 for additional information.

Salmon in the classroom

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program Salmon in the Classroom began on Monday, November 16 at Munger Elementary-Middle School. The school’s Science Department received 200 salmon eggs last Thursday, November 12 from Wolf Lake Hatchery in Mattawan, Michigan, as well as 36 other Michigan teachers. The students will help monitor this magical 7-month salmon cycle while maintaining water quality, keep data of salmon development and then release them in the Clinton River, May 2016! “We are thrilled to watch this amazing fish cycle which will benefit our Great Lakes,” said Munger Teacher, Ellen Hoyer.

Fuel Cell Competition Awards 

Congratulations to the DPS students who participated in the 2015 “A World in Motion” Competition on Thursday, April 23 at Cobo Center. 2015 Fuel Cell Competition category award winners include: Third Place: Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Accuracy Third Place: Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Endurance Third Place: Clippert Academy, Speed Second Place: Emerson Elementary-Middle School, Accuracy Second Place: Munger Elementary-Middle School, Speed Grand Champion: Emerson Elementary-Middle School

GOAL Detroit Soccer Championship

The Goal Detroit Soccer Championship took place on Saturday, November 1 where two Detroit Public Schools’ teams took home the win. Earhart Elementary-Middle School’s 3rd and 4th grade team and Munger Elementary-Middle School’s 5th grade team both took first place in their divisions and are now the Goal Detroit Champions. DPS’ K-8 Sports League kicked off its fall season on Monday, September 22 with six athletic programs. The 2014 fall sports lineup included the new city-wide “Goal Detroit” elementary soccer league endorsed by Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League). It included 700 students from 44 different teams including more than 20 DPS teams. Both DPS teams were noted for their excellent sportsmanship at the 2014 Goal Detroit

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