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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

School of the Week: Nichols Elementary-Middle School

A 2014 Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 School” Monday mornings are typically said to be one of the most “unlooked-forward-to” days of the week for many individuals. It is routinely the morning to hit the snooze button a few times or drag your heels as you prepare for a school or work day, but the students and staff at Nichols Elementary-Middle School beg to differ. Each and every Monday morning, Principal Regina Haywood leads her school with a clever concept she likes to refer to as “Monday Morning Matters.” Monday Morning Matters is a weekly assembly Principal Haywood utilizes as a tool to kick off the school week with encouraging words, acknowledge positive student behavior, highlight extraordinary teachers and simply

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

DPS You Be the Chemist Challenge winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition Tuesday, March 25 at the Michigan Science Center. The You Be the Chemist challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. Competitions are exciting events that take place across the country that educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives. DPS winners include: First place – James Yates, Clippert Academy Prize: Kindle Fire Teacher – Kathryn Meloche Prize: $100 to purchase science supplies Second place – Kasia Rivers, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Prize: Digital camera Teacher – LeAnn Peebles Third place

Nichols Garden Collaborative

On Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Nichols Garden Collaborative will break ground at its new school garden at 3000 Burns Street, in Detroit. Students at Nichols School along with their parents and members from the surrounding community, will fill six 4 x 8 foot raised beds with soil and compost, in order to plant vegetables that will be used in the cafeteria for school lunches. The vegetables will include: squash, cucumbers, beans, radishes and a variety of greens such as collards, spinach, kale and mustard. The innovative program is part of the Detroit School Garden Collaborative and the A Farm 2 School Initiative inspiring access to Healthy Foods. The Nichols Garden Collaborative was spearheaded by

Congratulations Nichols students on your Award-Winning “Go Green Challenge” Posters!

Nichols Elementary-Middle School students Makiah Flowers and Damien Robinson recently received awards for their DPS Go Green Challenge Poster Contest submissions as School Finalists. Congratulations students! 

Nichols students perform at Greater Christ Baptist Church

Nichols Elementary-Middle School students took part in a Christmas program at Greater Christ Baptist Church on December 21. Greater Christ Baptist Church is a new community partner with Nichols Elementary-Middle School.