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Fisher Lower Magnet receives a literacy lounge makeover

The students at Fisher Magnet Lower Academy will enjoy more than 650 new books in their renovated Literacy Lounge! The Detroit Pistons, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Chassix donated books, bookshelves and murals to create a fun, relaxing, learning environment for our students. The students welcomed player Reggie Jackson with cheers and pom-poms and followed him into the lounge for the official grand opening celebration and story time. Thank you to our partners for creating this literacy space for our students to learn!

DPS students participate in Barbara Bush Foundation “Teen Trendsetters” program

An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

School of the Week: Fisher Magnet Lower Academy

Fisher Lower Creed of Excellence My EDUCATION is important to me. To become educated, I must discipline myself. I will observe the school rules every day to make my school the best school on planet Earth. I will listen to my teachers. I will treat my classmates kindly. I will work with all of my ability. I will work quietly and respect the rights of others to learn in peace. Every day, I will do my best to respect others and to respect myself. My EDUCATION is important to me. ~ Yvonne Stokes Every single morning before the school day begins, the students of Fisher Magnet Lower Academy recite the Creed of Excellence written by Principal Yvonne Stokes. This daily