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Detroit Public Schools Community District wants your input as we build a new brand that reflects our commitment to educating and empowering our students, and aligns with our strategic plan. DPSCD is hosting focus group meetings and distributing an online survey to gather feedback from families, students, faculty, alumni, and business and community partners. Read the full article for more information about meeting locations, registering and taking the online survey.
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
The winners for the Bus Safety poster contest are… 1st Place- Angelica Lozano, Grade 8, Clippert Academy – Teacher: Ruth Goldfaden 2nd Place- Demetri Green, Southeastern High School – Teacher: Gloria Byers 3rd Place- Gisselle Salazar, Grade 5, Bennett Elementary Teacher: Mrs. O’Brien The district, which received a total of 253 entries, had participation from the following schools: Brenda Scott Southeastern Clippert Dixon Earhart Bennett Congratulations to the winners!
Free Press Excerpt: Rochelle Riley: Boys learn to be men in a club at Detroit School As principal of Brenda Scott Academy, Ronnie Sims supervises teachers, ensures resources and oversees students. But he also teaches 80 boys how to be gentlemen. Sims said he believes the young men need to excel at the other three R’s — the respect, responsibility and reasoning he teaches in an after-school program called the Gentlemen’s Club. Full link: Free Press story on Brenda Scott\’s Gentleman\’s Club