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Detroit Public Schools Softball League Standings

These are the league standings as of 4-29-16.   Division One East 1st: Cass 4-1 2nd: East English Village 3-2 3rd: King 2-3 2nd: Cody 1-4   Division One West 1st: Renaissance 5-0 2nd: Western 5-0 3rd: Ford 1-4 4th: Mumford 0-5   Division Two East Standings: 1st: Osborn 3-2 2nd: DIA 2-2 2nd: Southeastern 2-2 4th: Pershing 0-5   Division Two West Standings: 1st: Central 4-0 2nd: Denby 4-0 3rd: CMA 3-1 4th: DCP at NW 2-3 5th: West Side 0-5  

West Side Academy student A’Ja Booth & teacher Nadirah Muhammad reunited after successful kidney transplant

WSA teacher Nadirah Muhammad donated her kidney to student A’Ja Booth in December 2014; A’Ja returned for her first full day of class on Tuesday, May 19 To say that teachers dedicate their lives to ensuring students succeed is an understatement at West Side Academy (WSA). In December of 2014, WSA Teacher Nadirah Muhammad took on the heroic deed of donating a kidney to a student in need: 18-year-old A’Ja Booth. On Tuesday, May 19, A’Ja returned to West Side Academy for her first full day of class, and to be reunited with Muhammad and her fellow classmates during a “red carpet” welcome-back ceremony. As A’Ja and Muhammad walked the red carpet into the school’s gymnasium – the place where

School of the Week: West Side Academy

To say that teachers dedicate their lives to ensuring students succeed is an understatement at West Side Academy. Representing the district’s model for alternative schools, WSA is widely known as a last bastion of hope for students disenfranchised from traditional comprehensive high schools. But for student A’Ja Booth, West Side Academy offered a second chance at life. Nadirah Muhammad, a physical education and health teacher at West Side Academy, shares a bond with many of her students that some teachers could only dream of. Students respect her as the authority figure in the classroom, yet have an intimate relationship where they share laughs and hugs. Perhaps this is because Muhammad takes the time to get to know all of her