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DPSCD Destination Imagination Winners will compete in Global Competition

We are pleased to announce the grand success of our Destination Imagination teams! For the first time ever, DPSCD has students who will attend the Destination Imagination Global Competition, later next month. This problem-solving competition is comprised of the brightest young minds from 48 states, Canada, and 20 countries with more than 17,000 participants! Neinas, under the direction of Dyan Wardwell and a student from Cass, under the leadership of parent volunteer, Doris Strong, both qualified for the Global Competition. They competed against more than 200 teams, from across the state of Michigan to gain this honor. Here’s how the teams finished: Neinas Academy: 2nd Place, Improv Challenge EL [Global Finalist] Unmasked (including student from Cass Tech): 2nd Place, Project

Neinas students learn about lemurs and receive a Skype session from Madagascar!

Students at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy were excited to learn exciting facts about lemurs from Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Francine Dolins, on Wednesday, April 20. The students were excited to learn more interesting fun facts about lemurs! Students also enjoyed a Skype session with one of Ms. Dolins’ colleagues in Madagascar! The students were able to ask questions and were extremely engaged during the Skype session. After Skype, the students were broken into four stations to learn more about the lemur’s adaptations (use of thumbs, jumping ability, camouflage and sense of smell).  The conversation was rich between the students inferring and making cross curricular connections, it was a great day to be an educator! A warm thank you to all of the people

A Dozen DPS Schools Released from Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools List

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

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

DPS schools kick off “March is Reading Month” with hundreds of reading and literacy activities

Activities to emphasize the importance of reading  Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities to celebrate “March is Reading Month” on Monday, March 2. Ronald Brown Academy Principal Georgina Tait started the month-long reading initiative by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and reading “Green‎ Eggs and Ham” to the pre-kindergarten students. After the reading, the Pre-K students returned to their individual classrooms to eat a specially-prepared breakfast of green eggs and ham! View the story, at www.clickondetroit.com/news/education/detroit-schools-celebrate-reading-month/31569954 At Carver S.T.E.M. Academy everyone was asked to Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)! Instructional Specialist Tricia Barnes coordinated the event and was happy to see all of the young scholars, from ages 4-13, use their active

Count Day bike raffle at Neinas

On Count Day, Wednesday, February 11, five bikes were raffled off to students who were in attendance at Neinas Elementary School. The bikes were donated by the school’s community partners at Bridgepointe, a non-profit organization based in Detroit.

School of the Week: Neinas Elementary School

They just keep coming back to Neinas Elementary School Each day, the educators and partners at Neinas Elementary School build upon the school’s foundation of nearly a century of service. They work to meet the educational and social needs of the 270-plus students and their families in the tight-knit southwest Detroit community. And everybody – it seems – just keeps coming back. The families keep returning. Students learn in the same classrooms as generations of parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, and uncles. The volunteers keep returning. Universities, churches, clothing donators, food providers, former teachers, Forgotten Harvest, Bridgepointe Community Partners, The Detroit Institute of Arts and even a national news network have maintained long-lasting partnerships. Even staff members return if needed

Neinas Elementary hosts SEMIS Coalition Summer Institute

Neinas Elementary School hosted this year’s Southeast Michigan Stewardship (SEMIS) Coalition Summer Institute. Third, fourth, and fifth-grade students spoke to teachers who attended the institute about their work and performed a play written, designed and staged with help from Matrix Theatre Company. Impressed by their own work, many students shared that they had begun to view themselves as leaders, and felt more confident about teaching adults as well as their fellow peers. According to SEMIS, the Coalition services school and community partnerships to develop students into citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems. Read the full story here!

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

DPS students participate in Scripps Spelling Bee Championship

Five talented students represented DPS at the Scripps Spelling Bee Championship Saturday March 2. The event was hosted by the Detroit News at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The following schools had students who participated in the competition: Spain Elementary-Middle School was represented by: Hadja Simakha Detroit International Academy for Young Women was represented by: Deandrea White Golightly Education Center was represented by: Antonio Peters Ronald Brown Academy was represented by: Jacquay Huff-Dixon Neinas Elementary School was represented by: Jasmin Payne The Office of Literacy would like to extend a special “thank you” to all of the schools who supported this initiative!