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Real Men Read Day

Every March schools, libraries and other community organizations, celebrate reading as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative. In southeastern Michigan, reading is highlighted through a range of activities that promote literacy and nurture learning for readers of all ages. “Read, Read, Read,” is the rallying cheer of Legacy of Literacy, Inc., founded by retired Detroit Public Schools Principal and former Highland Park School Board member, Alma Greer. For over ten years Mrs. Greer along with other dedicated reading advocates from Highland Park, Michigan to Oakland, California spearhead REAL Men Read Day as part of the celebration. In recent years, other weekly school and community events were implemented to further emphasize the fantastic benefits of reading including

McDonald’s Grand Opening and Donation to Mason Academy

During the Grand Opening of McDonald’s on VanDyke and E. Outer Drive in Detroit, Mr. Sujit Datta, donated $500 to Mason Academy on Thursday, March 3. Terry Catchings from Councilman Scott Benson’s office also presented Mr. Datta with an honor from the City of Detroit. Mr. Datta is the owner of the newly opened McDonald’s and looks forward to a wonderful partnership with the school.

Mercedes Benz Financial Services donation to Mason Academy

Mason Academy received a large donation of school supplies for students and teachers from Mercedes Benz Financial Services on Monday, September 14. Udo Neumann, Global Chief Information Officer of Daimler Financial Services, attended the event along with other senior managers. This was the first time the Mercedes Benz IT department partnered with Mason Academy. The team was excited to give DPS students and teachers the supplies they needed for their 2015 school year.

Hats, Gloves and Love Give-a-way at Mason

Mason Elementary-Middle School hosted a “Hats, Gloves and Love” give-a-way on Saturday, December 6. More than $3,000 in coats, hats and gloves were distributed. Donuts, coffee and tea were also supplied to Mason community members. The event was sponsored in partnership by the Doors of Success LLC, RISE Corporation, MGM Grand, Target Corporation, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and Lids.

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

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

Mason Elementary-Middle School surprised with Chalkfly donation of school supplies, fulfilling a wish list request

Students and staff at Mason Elementary-Middle School were surprised with a generous donation of school supplies during an assembly on Monday, September 22. With help from Chalkfly, an office and school supplies website that donates five percent from each purchase to schools and teachers of the customers’ choice, Mason Principal Omega Mostyn shared with students and teachers that the school received all of the school supplies from the school’s wish list including pens and pencils, notebooks, folders, hand sanitizer, crayons, markers, flash drives and more.

Mason students and community organizations rededicate the Farwell Field Community Garden

On Saturday, May 4, several community organizations and block clubs rededicated the Farwell Field Community Garden located on the campus of Mason Elementary-Middle School. Over 35 students participated in the rededication ceremony. Participating neighborhood organizations included: Binder Street Block Club O&R Yonka-Norwood Block Club Fenelon-Conley-Keystone Block Club New rain barrels, a garden fence and gutters were installed. Vegetables and flowers were also planted as well as beautification to the garden grounds. On Monday, May 13, a group of Mason students who are interested in gardening visited the Community Garden Center for observation with science teacher Ms. Marjorie Jenkins. The Community Garden Center provided volunteers to train students on gardening. Students who were selected to go to the Community Garden Center