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7 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as Top 100 schools in the state

8 DPS schools receive “A Grade” and Davison Elementary-Middle School makes the cut for top 10 best schools in the state The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently released a new report card ranking seven Detroit Public Schools in the Top 100 best schools in the state. The Mackinac Center’s generated Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card reviewed 2,246 elementary and middle schools, taking student poverty level into account in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. The CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers. View the full Mackinac Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171 This year marks the second consecutive year DPS’ Davison Elementary-Middle School has secured a spot in the “Top 10”

District 10 Michigan History Day Competition

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay         Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at marsha.lewis@detroitk12.org.

Douglass Academy for Young Men wins State History Day competition

Detroit Public Schools students participated in the Michigan History Day State Finals on April 25, 2015 at Dewitt High School in Dewitt, MI.  Students from Cass, Douglass, Durfee, King and Thirkell entered in individual and group entries in three categories: documentary, exhibits and a performance. The Office of Social Studies is proud to announce that the following students from Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men have advanced to the National History Day Competition being held at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD June 14-18, 2015.  To provide financial support to students who are traveling to the national competition, email: Katherine Temple katherine.temple@detroitk12.org Under the leadership of Mr. Quan Neloms and Ms. Katherine Temple, of Frederick Douglass Academy, there were three (3) national finalists

Six Detroit Public Schools ranked as Academic State Champs by Bridge Magazine

In February 2015, Bridge Magazine announced its first-ever rankings for thousands of Michigan schools as the 2014 Academic State Champs. More than 3,200 schools (traditional public schools and charters) were judged on state and national test scores over three years, with student income levels factored in for each school. Four DPS elementary schools and three middle schools were ranked on the list of Bridge Magazine’s Academic State Champs: Elementary Schools Thirkell Elementary-Middle School* Chrylser Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School* Dixon Educational Learning Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Elementary Schools Middle Schools Davison Elementary-Middle School* Burton International Academy Clippert Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Middle Schools Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center, a DPS-authorized charter school, was

Engineering Day at Thirkell

The sixth-grade Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) students at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School enjoyed a special opportunity Thursday, February 12 as guests from the Livonia based OHM (Orchard Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.) Advisors, who provided an amazing opportunity for students to experience first-hand what water quality means and how it affects them. OHM is a company of environmental engineers and architects who design and create a variety of products that enhance everyday life. These engineers and architects visited Thirkell students for the afternoon, providing a variety of experiments, and activities, finishing the day with their version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Rotating through different stations, students discovered how pH affects their daily lives, how storm sewers can change

Two DPS elementary schools to receive exotic insects for science curriculum

In an effort to interest students about the science of entomology, professionals from Rose Pest Solutions, located in Troy, will deliver Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and present care instructions to two Detroit Public Schools February 26 and 27. Thirkell Elementary-Middle School and Edison Elementary School will receive small quantities of the cockroaches distributed in square glass bug habitats along with educational pamphlets about the insects’ characteristics and behaviors. The insects and glass bug habitats are free of charge.

Henry Ford Health System and Children’s Health Fund announce new Mobile Medical Clinic to service Cody & Dixon students

A brand new shiny blue Mobile Medical Clinic opened on the grounds of Dixon Educational Learning Academy on Monday, October 28, 2013 as part of the Children’s Health Project of Detroit. The new Mobile Medical Clinic, affectionately named “Clara,” is the second clinic of its kind to open in the Cody/Rouge area through Henry Ford Health System and the Children’s Health Fund. The first Mobile Medical Clinic brought to the Cody/Rouge community is named “Hank.” Students from Dixon and the Cody High School campus will benefit from the pediatric clinic on wheels that will visit schools and youth centers in the area on a weekly basis. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening with attendees including: Sen.

Chrysler Corporation, ARISE Detroit! and Detroit Public Schools announce community service partnerships for Neighborhoods Day

Local businesses that have adopted schools for Neighborhoods Day, including Chrysler Corporation, Wayne State University, Meijer, PNC Bank, W3R Consulting and Alternatives for Girls put out a call to action today asking others to adopt schools ARISE Detroit!, Detroit Public Schools and Chrysler Corporation announced today a major community service partnership drive involving dozens of schools as part of the 7th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day event. The press conference was held at Chrysler Elementary School. Chrysler Corporation has adopted Chrysler Elementary School for ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. Daphne Harris, Chrysler Group Manager of Civic and Community Relations, spoke during the press conference and called on more leaders from local businesses and community organizations to join them on August 3, 2013 for the city-wide Neighborhoods Day event to help prepare dozens of DPS buildings and classrooms for the 2013-2014 school

Study: New Report Card Measures Elementary and Middle School Performance by Adjusting for Student Family Income; No. 1 School is DPS’ Thirkell Elementary

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released a report card that ranks 2,362 elementary and middle schools. The Context and Performance report card takes student poverty level into account, in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. This CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers. Thirkell Elementary School was ranked as the No. 1 school. View the full report card and a searchable database of scores » Thirkell Elementary is an example of the tremendous impact a first-class leader can have on a school’s performance, said Audrey Spalding, the Center’s Director of Education Policy and author of the report card. According to the Mackinac Center for Public

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, PNC Bank and Detroit Public Schools host Fifth Gear/Grow Up Great Panel Discussion on Belle Isle

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, PNC Bank, Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation hosted a special panel discussion on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 on the impact of the PNC Fifth Gear and Grow Up Great programs and opportunities for students in racing. The panel discussion was held in the Pit Lane of the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The event also included a demonstration of the activities DPS students will participate in at the Grand Prix Education Day on Thursday, May 30. Speakers for the panel discussion included: Bud Denker, Chairman, Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Boyd Pethel, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, PNC Bank Ursula Kelley-Wash, PNC Grow Up Great Supervisor, Detroit