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5th Annual SAE International Motorized Toy Car Competition

Detroit Public Schools’ students participated in the 5th Annual SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Motorized Toy Car Competition April, 12-13 at Cobo Center. SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 12: 15° Ramp Competition: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 19, Munger Elementary-Middle School 30° Ramp Competition: 3rd place: Team 31, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Speed: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 21, Munger Elementary-Middle School SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 13: Distance competition: 3rd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School Distance with weight: 3rd place: Team 64, Emerson Elementary-Middle School Accuracy: 2nd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School 3rd place: Team 104, Munger Elementary-Middle School Participating DPS teams included: JetToy Competition  A.L.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Call to Action” event at Durfee

Durfee Elementary-Middle School hosted a “Call to Action” event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit and the Mentor Up Detroit on Wednesday, March 4. The event served as a “Call to Action” for mentors within and around the City of Detroit. Students also received coats donated by Greektown Casino and Hotel. Read the Detroit News story www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2015/03/04/big-brothers-big-sisters-mentors-boys-color-detroit/24413925/.

“Read to your Child Day” at Durfee

Durfee Elementary-Middle School parents participated in the “Read to your Child Day” on Thursday, January 27. The event was sponsored by Sam’s Club and Cosco and allowed Durfee parents to come into their children’s classrooms and engage with their students and their fellow classmates.

DPS students participate in 2015 Future City Competition

Students from Bates Academy, Blackwell Institute, Clippert Academy, Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Henderson Academy participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), on Monday, January 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. According to ESD, Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over a four-month period, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing the contest theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a

Durfee student-led Data Wall contest gives voice to data

Students and teachers at Durfee Elementary-Middle School learned together how to show and tell a story around fresh data on Sunday, December 15, during their inaugural Data Wall Contest. The Data Wall contest helps students and staff to better understand the importance of data by creating and scoring the best data walls. The contest was an opportunity to see real data dialogues with students and teachers in action. Using very basic statistical approaches to find relationships in data, students learned how charts, words and numbers could make a difference in daily teaching and learning. Students memorized scripts while leading judges through presentations of student-friendly displays on data walls. Three questions were answered during presentations including: 1) What do most people

Durfee Elementary-Middle School opens Ben Carson Reading Room

Through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Janower, the Carson Scholars Fund announced the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Durfee Elementary-Middle School. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 21. Carson Scholars Fund co-founder, Candy Carson, participated in the opening by sharing a few words with guests and students. Jeff Janower represented the Janower family. The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Fund was founded by retired world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. The purpose of the Ben Carson Reading Project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills.

It’s Makeover Week in Detroit Public Schools! Bates Academy kicks off the week unveiling $2.7 million interior makeover to parents and students Wednesday

Carver STEM Academy, Cody Academies Campus, and Durfee Elementary-Middle School to also host makeover events in conjunction with partners including Target Corp., The Heart of America Foundation, the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Bates Academy parents, students and staff participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s $2.7 million interior makeover on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. to kick off Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever Makeover Week, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and will culminate on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the statewide pupil Count Day. Four schools total will celebrate makeovers including Carver STEM Academy unveiling a new Media Center donated by the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance on Thursday, Sept. 25; Cody Academies Campus will host a dedication ceremony for its new $1 million football field on Friday, Sept.

Diggy Simmons & Trevor Jackson visit Durfee Elementary-Middle School to raise awareness of the importance of first day attendance

Get Schooled, Viacom and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens launch Back to School Competition Focused on Detroit Public Schools Middle and High School Students DETROIT (August 11, 2014) —  Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson appeared at Durfee Elementary-Middle School today, August 11, for a “Start Strong” Back to School Rally with hundreds of students from across Detroit Public Schools.  The message: Be ready to start school on September 2nd.   The school visit was part of Get Schooled’s city-wide competition, launched with the support of Viacom through its Viacommunity social responsibility umbrella, to encourage students to be back and ready to learn on the first day of school. The Detroit Public Schools’ middle or high school with the highest attendance rates