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The 4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Mathematics Bee was held on Saturday, April 30 at Detroit School of Arts. Students in grades 1-2 demonstrated their mathematics fluency by answering questions on addition and subtraction while students in grades 3-5 answered questions involving multiplication, division and more! Mathematics Bee Winners (1st-2nd grade): 1st–Darius Piper (Bates) 2nd–Lizette Ozornia (Priest) 3rd-Mustafa Al-Ammoury (Gardner) Mathematics Bee Winners (3rd-5th grade): 1st–Elijah Spratt (Chrysler) 2nd–Michael Hoover (Carver) 3rd–Hafiza Khalique (Davison) Photography by: Harold Harris
For the third straight year, DPS schools took the majority of the top spots in Michigan in the national Recycle Bowl Competition – securing 28 of the top 30 spots! Priest Elementary-Middle School won for most improved school in the nation! They will be receiving an award of $1,500 to go towards recycling materials for their schools. Emerson Elementary-Middle School won for the State of Michigan by recycling the most pounds of recycling per student during the contest period. The National Recycle Bowl competition is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. The annual competition challenges schools to recycle the most material per person during the contest period. The goal is to invigorate schools to increase their recycling rates and enjoy a friendly
Several Detroit Public Schools students placed in the 2015 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad off-site competition on Wednesday April, 22. DPS off-site senior winners: Poster-Artistic Gold Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Silver Medal: Darius Young, Cass Technical High School Commercial Art Bronze Medal: Maisha Rahman, Cass Technical High School Take a Stand Essay: Honorable Mention: Andrea Parks, Renaissance High School 2015 off-site intermediate winners: Take a Stand Essay: Bronze Medal: Riley Grice, Golightly Education Center Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Jalen Foster, Gompers Elementary-Middle School 2015 off-site elementary winners: Quiltathon Bronze Medal: Esmerelda Jimenez, Priest Elementary-Middle School Poster-Artistic Honorable Mention: Anthony Onwenu, Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy Poetry Honorable Mention: Christopher Miller, Vernor Elementary School The on-site competition will be held Saturday, May
DPS Parent Resource Centers delight families with a special appearance by a tall, furry, springtime guest!
Parenting doesn’t take a break. That’s why Detroit Public Schools’ Parent Resource Centers are open for business during Spring Break with fun activities and engaging workshops for families! DPS kicked off the fun with special “Bingo with the Bunny” Days at each of the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers on Thursday, April 2 launching a series of engaging workshops that will continue through Spring Break Week. In addition, during Spring Break, all centers will be open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Creative themes during the break include: April 6: PJ’s and Movie Day, showing Annie and Night at the Museum April 7: Disney Day: Dress up as your favorite Disney character April 8: Super Hero Day: Dress up
View the FULL photo gallery below! The 3rd Annual Detroit Public Schools’ Mathematics Bee was held at Detroit School of Arts on Saturday, March 28. The Mathematics Bee was organized to instill and encourage a love for mathematics in aspiring young scholars. This event was comprised of two divisions: first and second graders and third-fifth graders from 44 schools. The bee was sponsored by the Office of Mathematics Education under the leadership of Irene Nordé, Ph.D., Executive Director. During her greetings to the participants Dr. Nordé reminded the students that, “You are already winners!” Proud parents responded with applause and gave a huge shout-out to their children at the start of the competition. The morning division began with 85 first
Priest and Mackenzie’s co-ed 4th and 5th grade basketball teams played a league game on Saturday, October 25. Although both teams played a star-worthy game, Priest’s coed team had the victory with a final score of 11-4.
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
The Future City Special Awards Competition was held on Monday, January 27 at the Suburban Collection Showplace. DPS award recipients included: Best Communication System Award Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers, Detroit Section Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Team 2 Best Use of Materials Award Sponsored by ASM International, Detroit Chapter Priest Elementary-Middle School Most Holistic Approach CH2M HILL Bates Academy Sustaining Our Future Award Sponsored by Golder Associates Inc. Clippert Academy, Team 1 Special Recognition Award Sponsored by The Engineering Society of Detroit Clippert Academy, Team 2 Clippert Academy, Team 3 Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Team 1 Marcus Garvey Academy
Expo held at four school sites; Attendees learned about the various cultures of DPS including Latino/Latina, Bangladeshi, Hmong, African, African-American and Middle Eastern Students, parents and residents from across the district were invited to attend the second annual Taste of DPS Multicultural Expo on August 23, 2013 where attendees enjoyed foods, sights and sounds from the varying cultures representing Detroit Public Schools including Latino/Latina, Bangladeshi, Hmong, African, African-American and Middle Eastern. During the expo, guests experienced international cultures, received exciting gifts from community partners, and had the opportunity to eat lunch at each school. Menu offerings included: “Hopping John” black-eyed peas, representing the African-American culture; Red Beans, representing Latino culture; Spicy Red Beans, representing the East Indian culture; and Fasolia, a kidney bean
More than 200 Detroit Public Schools pre-kindergarten students who participate in activities supported by the PNC Foundation “Grow Up Great” program attended the North American International Auto Show Education Day on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Cobo Center. With the rapidly growing use of wireless technology, smart phones and the Internet, today’s youth are more connected and tech-savvy than ever. The North American International Auto Show focused on the various automotive-related technologies for students at all levels at its annual Education Day event. Now in its eighth year, NAIAS Education Day is a back-to-basics hands-on experience designed to attract students to the vibrancy of today’s automotive industry. NAIAS provides an in-depth auto show experience where students can view approximately 500 new vehicles on