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Schools no longer on the State’s bottom five percent list Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are positively impacting the outcome of student achievement. The District was notified in a letter from SRO Chief Natasha Baker earlier this month. The 12 schools that have been acknowledged for their improvements are: Blackwell Institute Burton International Academy Carleton Elementary School Carver STEM Academy Dixon Educational Learning Academy Dossin Elementary-Middle School Mann Learning Community Neinas
Mann Learning Community second-grade students in Ms. Ramos’ class went to Gleaners Food Bank for an educational field trip. They had a nutrition lesson, tour of the facility, and packaged snack packs for students at two schools. An educational fun-filled day was had by all, said Charise Fulton, Instructional Specialist.
Mann Learning Community held a Multicultural Day on December 12, 2012. The school provided guests with a passport for a “trip around the world in one day.” Bon Voyage!!
Earhart Elementary-Middle School, Mann Learning Community and Ronald Brown Academy learn about STEM at Expo!
Earhart Elementary-Middle School, Mann Learning Community and Ronald Brown Academy were among the DPS schools participating in the YES! Expo November 1 at Ford Field. Students took part in activities from various colleges/universities and corporations, and watched demonstrations related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. “We are living our theme of being a STEM school. The entire Middle School took part,” said Earhart Principal Gerlma Johnson. Read about the expo at: http://yesexpo.org/index.php
The students of Mann Elementary used their pencils, paper and sincerity to pay their respects, and the comrades of slain officer Brian Huff graciously accepted the youngsters’ hundreds of cards and letters Friday in an emotional tribute at the Detroit Police Department Eastern District headquarters. The tribute was the result of a school-wide writing campaign in which more than 300 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Mann expressed their condolences and appreciation for Huff, 42, and the four officers who were wounded in the line of duty earlier this week. With a painting of Huff displayed next to his picture-framed uniform at the front of a large room, the students marched in and presented their cards and letters to Commanders Steve
Mann Elementary students will visit Detroit Police Department Eastern District headquarters (11187 Gratiot Ave.) at 1 p.m. Friday to present cards and letters they’ve written in tribute to slain police officer Brian Huff and the four officers who were wounded earlier this week. More than 300 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Mann participated in a school-wide writing campaign that was initiated by teachers Pam Namyslowski and Julie Beatty with the help of teacher Piper Herbert, whose husband is a Detroit police lieutenant assigned to the Downtown district. Six students were chosen to represent the school and will be transported by police van to present all the cards and letters to Detroit Police Eastern District Commander Steve Dolunt. Huff, 42, was