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Detroit Lions Brandon Copeland served as Mark Twain Principal for the day

Mark Twain hosted STEM and Literacy event on October 25, 2016. The event was organized by Athletes for Charity, a not for profit organization in collaboration with Detroit Lions, Tata Technologies, Marathon Petroleum, Wayne State School of Medicine, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Andrew Humphrey of WDIV-TV Local 4. Detroit Lions Brandon Copeland served as Mark Twain Principal for the day! Also, Detroit Lions Kerry Hyder, Don Carey, and Brandon Copeland spoke with Mark Twain students, read books and shared their inspirational thoughts and experiences with them! Mark Twain students also engaged in hands on STEM activities in the STEM Zone provided by Tata Technologies, Marathon Petroleum, Wayne Sate School of Medicine, Charles H. Wright Museum

Principal Mumtaz Haque recognized as one of 2016’s “50 Most Powerful Women of Detroit” by Walker’s Legacy

Mark Twain School for Scholars Principal Mumtaz Haque was recently honored as a 2016 “50 Most Powerful Women in Detroit” by Walker’s Legacy Detroit! Haque will be honored at the Formation 50: Women In Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, March 31 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch. This program is part of a national series of events throughout the nation that hosts some of the U.S. Most Influential Women in business to share their insights on leadership, business, and beyond during Women’s History Month. Keynote Speaker and Special Greeting to include: Gail Perry Mason, Senior Vice President: Oppenheimer & Co. A’ Lelia Bundles, Great Granddaughter of Madame CJ Walker For more information about Walker’s Legacy, visit www.walkerslegacy.com. CONGRATS

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin

Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out bringing wellness and nutrition programming to Detroit schools

Work It Out celebrates 10 years of its research verified, yoga-based curriculum with an opportunity to witness a class in action In celebration of its 10th anniversary and longstanding relationship with Detroit Public Schools, Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out (DKWIO) showcased one of its classes on Tuesday, November 17 at Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science. Work It Out, established in 2005, seeks to combat childhood obesity through the use of yoga and nutrition education. Students in elementary schools learn what it takes to keep their bodies healthy and happy. This partnership was established by DKWIO Chief Executive Officer Tom Anderson and Executive Director Trish Dewald, both of whom were recently appointed to their Work It Out leadership roles. Detroit

State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

“Save Christmas” at Mark Twain

The UAW Local 600 hosted a “Save Christmas” community outreach effort at Mark Twain School for Scholars on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Each student created a “wish list” totaling up to $60 to choose items they would like to receive for Christmas. The UAW Local 600 adopted the program and provided 36 students with gifts spending over $2,000.

More than 7,000 students’ classrooms grow brighter as DPS adds high quality, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings

District to enhance learning and realize hundreds of thousands in annual savings: 60% reduction in classroom lighting energy utilization and the elimination of maintenance cost. Detroit Public Schools is adding new, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings, which will not only provide a cost-savings to the district but will enhance the educational environment for more than 7,000 students by making classrooms brighter. “The key benefit to the project is improvement in our classrooms, where teachers and students will spend their academic day in brighter settings that are more conducive to learning and academic achievement,” said DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “The LED technology also utilizes approximately 60% less electricity, lasts more than twice as long as our previous lighting

DPS teachers participate in the “Urban Forestry Teacher Institute”

Zakiya Jackson and Diana Koss of Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy and Theresa Clayton of Mark Twain School for Scholars are three Detroit Public Schools’ teachers who participated in the “Urban Forestry Teacher Institute” on Belle Isle June 23-27, 2014. The event was coordinated by Michigan Technological University’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. Through readings, presentations, field trips, data collection and classroom activities, teachers gained new knowledge and outdoor teaching skills that can be incorporated into their science, social studies or math curriculum. They learned tree ID, forest measurements, forest health, disease and insect pests, forest soils, carbon sequestration, best management practices and sustainable forest management. “The Urban Forest Stewardship Teacher Institute at Belle Isle in Detroit was dynamic,” Jackson

Mark Twain celebrates the influential life of Nelson Mandela

The great Civil Rights leader, Nelson Mandela, was celebrated through a heartfelt speech during Mark Twain School for Literary Scholars’ daily announcements, on Monday, December 9. Eighth grade student Jamya Richardson, along with her second grade announcers, spoke about Mandela and his contributions to South Africa and the world. The morning announcement, which usually consists of the pledge of allegiance, word of the week and grammar skill of the week, featured a special story on the great Civil Rights leader.

Olympic choreographer Anuja Rajendra visits Mark Twain

Olympic choreographer of the ice skating 2010 (Vancouver, Canada) silver medalists, Anuja Rajendra and her team made a presentation at Mark Twain School for Literary Scholars on Thursday, December 12. Mark Twain students and parents were invited to participate in a fun and interactive Bollywood dance and fitness session in the Mark Twain Gymnasium. The presentation featured how to uplift and tone the body, mind and soul with a unique holistic approach using the authentic Bollywood dance moves and music called BollyFit. For more information about Choreographer Anuja Rajendra and her BollyFit Program visit www.Bollyfit.com.