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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

Wayne students create “Black History Quilt” in honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, students at Wayne Elementary School are creating a “Black History Quilt.” The quilts will be on display from Friday, February 12 until March. Students will choose one or more biographies to read and draw a picture based on one scene from the life of each person about whom they have read. The images will be mounted on a larger sheet of colored paper. The attached pages will be place on the main wall to form a quilt of famous African-Americans such as: Barack Obama Harriet Tubman Frederick Douglass Mary McLeod Bethune George Washington Carver Maya Angelou Booker T. Washington Ruby Dee Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others! Wayne teachers will also perform for

“I Love This School Tour” 2015 at Wayne Elementary

Wayne Elementary School kicked-off Detroit Public Schools’ World Class Education initiative with an, I love this school year assembly on September 14. Along with students, Wayne’s partners — Chrysler, the Detroit Indians, Front Porch, 5point7 and parents — also enjoyed the assembly. The “I Love This School Tour” is meant to bring positive messages to elementary schools all over the Midwest. The tour is a high-energy, interactive concert performance that promotes anti-bullying, positive behavior and much more. After the assembly, students were given book bags to assist in starting the school year off right. For more information about “I Love This School Tours,” visit www.imusiccd.com.

Wayne alumni take a stroll down memory lane

In support of Wayne World Class Education Initiative and to acquire new partnerships for the upcoming school year and beyond, over 165 former students, teachers and administrators from the ’40’s, ‘50’s, ‘60’s, and ‘70’s were invited to Wayne Elementary School on Friday, May 15. Guests came from all as far as Florida to stroll the halls of their youth. One former student from the ‘50’s Alice Franckowiak said, “the current building Principal, Pamela Askew, was a delightful woman who spoke about making Wayne a place of learning, a safe place, and family-oriented for the children of Detroit.” Here is what others thought of their experience back down memory lane!  “Wonderful stroll down memory lane tonight. It was amazing how small our school looked. The

School of the Week: Wayne Elementary School

Upholding a traditional PreK-5 structure while providing a world-class education Take the commitment… The Wayne Commitment! I respect myself and others too, I respect the best in all I do! I will keep my school clean and safe, Come every day and not be late! I am here to learn all I can, to try my best and be all I am! ~Written by Wayne Elementary Student Council When you enter the doors at Wayne Elementary School, you enter what is known as “Rockets territory.” But what does that mean? It simply implies that you are now among a talented group of rising young academic stars. At Wayne Elementary School, Principal Pamela Askew says that she and her staff take

Wayne Elementary receives donation from Chrysler UAW Vice President Norwood Terrell and the “Making our Children Smile” program

UAW-Chrysler and the Making Our Children Smile (MOCS) charity partnered with Wayne Elementary School on Tuesday, December 17 to fulfill the school’s holiday wish list. Items included: 325 new winter coats 325 new winter boots 325 pairs of gloves 325 hats 650 pairs of socks 650 packs of personal items Six programs of Rosetta Stone (Spanish) Cafeteria/gym face lift: New lunch tables, painting, refreshed backboards Future spring commitment: Play field face lift On behalf of Wayne Elementary, our new partner, Chrysler UAW and the MOCS program, we all wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with exciting learning opportunities for our students. Submitted by: Pamela Askew, Principal, Wayne Elementary School

Wayne Elementary School takes on a Service Learning Project to benefit Fire Station #58

Project update! On Friday, December 14, 2012, Ms. McDay’s 5th grade class at Wayne Elementary School collected and delivered tissue, paper towel, cleaning products and trash bags to Fire Station #58 as part of a service learning project on  the Core Democratic Value of Common Good. See photos below from the donation!  (December 4, 2012) – Recently Detroit firefighters have been in the media regarding a paper goods shortage that is occurring in many of the firehouses citywide. Upon learning of this situation from her students, 5th grade teacher LaDawn McDay moved quickly to engage students in giving back to those who give so much to the community. For the month of December, Anthony Wayne Elementary School’s administration, staff and students have adopted Fire Station #58 on Whittier