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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!

“DTE Energy THINK! ENERGY” at Ronald Brown Academy

Ronald Brown Academy kicked off DPS Go Green Week with a “DTE Energy THINK! ENERGY” presentation on Monday, November 26. Students in grades 4-6 and all school staff were provided take-home energy conservation kits. The kits included water-conserving shower and faucet heads, light bulbs, and a night light to help families continue their green efforts at home.

Earhart Elementary-Middle School, Mann Learning Community and Ronald Brown Academy learn about STEM at Expo!

Earhart Elementary-Middle School, Mann Learning Community and Ronald Brown Academy were among the DPS schools participating in the YES! Expo November 1 at Ford Field. Students took part in activities from various colleges/universities and corporations, and watched demonstrations related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. “We are living our theme of being a STEM school. The entire Middle School took part,” said Earhart Principal Gerlma Johnson.  Read about the expo at: http://yesexpo.org/index.php  

DPS schools hold community green fairs, plantings in support of healthy, sustainable schools

East English Village Preparatory Academy, a brand new $46.3 million energy-efficient school built with environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient materials, is hosting a Community Green Fair Saturday as part of the Center for Green Schools and U.S. Green Building Council’s first ever Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from across the country and around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities.  Many Michigan schools, including several other Detroit Public Schools, are participating this year. East English Village Preparatory Academy is seeking LEED for Schools Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Activities include a tour of this new state-of-the-art building, demonstrations on renewable energies and presentations from

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

Ronald Brown Academy students showcase their Living Museum

The future Ossie Davis. The future Mae C. Jemison. The future First Lady of the United States. The future President of the United States. You can find them all at Ronald Brown Academy in the school’s fantastic Living Museum, where students who represent these famous figures can talk about nearly every biographical facet of their lives.

DPS Students Get Hands-On Learning in Science at Cranbrook Institute of Art

More than 30 students from Ronald Brown Academy participated in a Dinosaur Program and Museum Tour showcasing the Cranbrook Institute of Art collections. The tour took place as DPS and Cranbrook announced a broad partnership that will provide extraordinary, customized experiences in the natural sciences to DPS students, their families and faculty members. “This is cool, we get to see stuff we’ve never seen before,” said Keshawn Woodward, 10, a fourth-grader at Ronald Brown Academy. “Sometimes when you go to museums, you can’t touch anything. But here, we can touch everything!” Experiences for DPS students will focus on direct contact with Institute collections (considered among the country’s finest private collections and boasting more than 250,000 objects and specimens).


NEWS from Detroit Public Schools Office of Public Relations Contact: Steven Wasko (313) 873-4542 Ronald Brown Academy and Principal Nancy Ross were recently named winners of the National School Change Award. They were one of six schools in the country to receive the award sponsored by the Panasonic Corporation of North America. Ronald Brown Academy along with the other selected schools, are being recognized for rising from an underperforming school to achieving exemplary status. All the schools chosen will receive a cash grant and donation of Panasonic products totaling more than five thousand dollars. In addition, Ms. Ross was invited to attend an awards presentation by the United States Department of Education at a special ceremony in New York City.