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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

Schulze Greenhouse Project

Jane Sucaet, a Science Teacher at Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts, recently was awarded a $2000 grant through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. This grant was written specifically to include a greenhouse on the campus of Schulze Academy. For two years Sucaet has focused a great deal on the Landscape at Schulze, making many areas of underutilized space into usable green spaces that include a walking trail with benches and perennials. On Friday, April 8 Schulze Academy welcomes guests to witness the Greenhouse Project and its growth at the school thus far. The Greenhouse Project has been carefully designed and planned by a young Eagle Scout candidate named Nathan Bryson. The build begins with a 12 inch brick patio that the greenhouse will rest

Schulze boys basketball team wins exhibition game

Schulze Elementary-Middle School’s boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to showcase their talent at an exhibition game against Academy of Southfield. The game was held at University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall Sunday, December 8. The game was organized by Carl Deadrick, Schulze’s Physical Education teacher and boys and girls head basketball coach. Schulze won the game with an ending score of 42-6.

Carver & Shulze students share Lemonade Day success on WJR 760 with Huntington Bank

Students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy and Schulze Academy shared their entrepreneurial expertise about Lemonade Day 2013 during a taped segment on WJR News Talk 760 AM Friday, September 13, 2013. The students were interviewed by Mike Fezzey, President of Huntington Bank, the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day Detroit, about their experiences with running a lemonade stand. Carver student participants: James Whittaker Bernie Valesquez NaNa Obeng Schulze student participants: Alethia Oldham Kadiatou Diallo Mario McCree On Friday June 7, Detroit Public Schools Lemonade Day 2013 was observed throughout DPS when over 52,000 students demonstrated the entrepreneurial principles they learned within three months as part of their academic curriculum, by opening and operating a Lemonade stand. A variety of lessons from different

Schulze Academy students visited by Renaissance Equestrian Society

On May 14, 2013, the students of Schulze Academy were visited by Renaissance Equestrian Society, where students learned about horse grooming, feeding, and traveling chambers. Congratulations to students Tiavonni Freeman and Najae Duffy who won an essay writing contest titled, “Being Kind to Animals.” The two students participated in the Karmanos Cancer Institute 3rd Annual Equestrians’ Dream Trail Ride on Saturday, May 18 at Belle Isle Park. Principal Dr. Brenda Lyons rode in a horse and carriage with the two students. This is the 3rd Annual Equestrians’ Dream Trail Ride presented by the Renaissance Equestrian Society. This is approximately a 5.5 mile trail ride around the island’s parameter which will allow both horse and rider to have the ultimate experience and “Dream Ride”. The

School of the Week: Schulze Academy for Technology and the Arts, developing leaders every day

Walk into any classroom at Schulze Academy, and you will be greeted with an energetic salute by every student. Dr. Brenda Lyons has been the Principal at Schulze for five years and is extremely passionate about ensuring her students are confident, successful and driven leaders. Named after the donation of land from Mr. Frederick J. Schulze, the school has been transformed into Schulze Academy for Technology and the Arts. During the implementation of the reform/redesign plans mandated by the Michigan Department of Education, the Instructional Leadership Team put into place a smaller ‘school within a school’ concept for a Leadership Academy for grades 6-8. The Barack Obama Leadership Academy requires recommendations from teachers addressing why students are eligible for the

NAIAS Education Day Brings Youth, Auto Industry Together

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

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

Detroit 2020 Teams Up with DPS for “Keep It Clean!” Project

Detroit 2020 teamed up with Detroit Public Schools today, May 8, 2012, for a new initiative titled, “Keep It Clean!” Students and staff members from Marion Law Academy, Bennett Elementary School and Schulze Academy for Technology & Arts completed clean-up and gardening projects to beautify their school grounds and adjacent property. Live video footage About 25 students and staff members from each school participated in the project. Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ anchor of the 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts led the initiative. “Carolyn wants to encourage students to keep their school grounds clean throughout the year,” said Glenn Bar, executive producer of Detroit 2020. “We’re hoping this will be the start of something to encourage all students to keep their