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On Saturday, June 6 Amy Tulip and the Earhart Flyers participated in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront 5K Run. Earhart Elementary-Middle School teacher and running coach, Amy Tulip, founded the running club earlier this year to give her students an opportunity to get active and exercise together. Tulip traveled to Kentucky to become a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America. She knew if she was going to train her students for a race, she wanted to do it the right way. “I want these kids to know they come from somewhere good,” said Tulip. “I grew up here and came from the same exact neighborhood. I’ve lived here my whole life.” After months
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” ~ Amelia Earhart To claim the name of the first-ever female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School provides a multicultural and historically-rich curriculum to its students and serves as a modern day artifact to its community. Take for example the airplane propeller anchored right in the front of the new $22.2 million LEED Silver Certified state-of-the-art building. That’s not just any propeller, it came from one of Amelia Earhart’s original planes! Students are reminded daily as they enter the school doors the significance of their school and that they are already geared up for a future of success. The motto at Earhart is a school “Where the
An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson
The Goal Detroit Soccer Championship took place on Saturday, November 1 where two Detroit Public Schools’ teams took home the win. Earhart Elementary-Middle School’s 3rd and 4th grade team and Munger Elementary-Middle School’s 5th grade team both took first place in their divisions and are now the Goal Detroit Champions. DPS’ K-8 Sports League kicked off its fall season on Monday, September 22 with six athletic programs. The 2014 fall sports lineup included the new city-wide “Goal Detroit” elementary soccer league endorsed by Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League). It included 700 students from 44 different teams including more than 20 DPS teams. Both DPS teams were noted for their excellent sportsmanship at the 2014 Goal Detroit
Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy on Monday, March 3, 2014 kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities, events and contests to celebrate “March is Reading Month.” Pulaski Elementary-Middle School held its first annual Preschool Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in Mrs. M.Thompson-Cook’s class to celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY as well as the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Students were served “green” scrambled eggs, turkey or ham, and juice. Principal Desheil Echols even tried a test-taste! The day also consisted of a story read-aloud of “Green Eggs and Ham,” literacy games, cross-curricular activities, arts and crafts, and Dr. Seuss learning stations. Also there to join in the fun were Teacher Mrs. Noel Sauer (with the Dr. Seuss bow tie and hat), Associate Teacher Mrs. S. DeShields, Noon-Hour-Aide Ms. E. Hall, Associate Teacher
Earhart Elementary-Middle School hosted “Trunk or Treat”, a fun and informative community initiative on Saturday, October 19. The event educated students and their families about safety initiatives including bicycle safety, early childhood interventions, neighborhood watch and “bully breed” dog information. “Families got treats for their little ones, had fun in the inflatable bounce house and rocked to the sounds of a DJ,” Earhart Principal Gerlma Johnson said. Community School Director Carol Weaver opened the doors to welcome over one thousand children and community members, highlighting the Earhart facility and their ability to make an event such as this one not only possible, but convenient for the community. “The Earhart community has been very vocal in thanking us for making an event
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
Naomi West, a sixth-grade student from Earhart Elementary-Middle School, is the proud winner of a national art poster contest sponsored by the Links, Incorporated. Naomi won at the local, regional, and national levels for her poster design. Her total prize winnings included $1,700 and a lobster tail dinner from the wonderful sponsors of Links, Inc. The contest was themed: “Healthy, Active and Wise-Make Health a Habit.” Naomi was selected at the national level during the summer when her poster was on exhibit in Orlando, Florida. Above, Naomi is shown photographed with Ms. Gerlma Johnson (Earhart principal), Ms. Deborah Solomon Epperson (Links, Inc.), Ms.Wendy Turner Lewis (Links, Inc.), and Ms. Barbara Nichols (Earhart art teacher). Ms. Phyllis Golden Morey, also from Links, Inc. was instrumental in offering this
In a wonderful collaboration and partnership, Marionetas de la Esquina performed at Earhart Elementary/Middle School on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10AM. As part of the partnership between Earhart and the Consulate of Mexico, Marionetas de la Esquina is a professional puppet theater company from Mexico that is touring the United States in celebration of Cinco de Maio – the Independence Day of Mexico. Performing at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the company stayed an extra day specifically to perform at Earhart at the bequest of the Consulate. The company has been entertaining children and adults since 1975. They perform some shows in English and others in Spanish. Awards and recognitions include CONACULTA (2004), the Mexican National Prize for Children’s Theater
First-grade students at Earhart Elementary-Middle School are shown working on the “A World in Motion” (AWIM) Pinball Designer Project, a program sponsored by General Motors. The project was showcased at the North American International Auto Show. Students learned the five phases of the Engineering Design Experience – Set Goals, Build Knowledge, Design, Build and Test, and Present. They designed a pinball game with five targets and three bumpers, which allowed players to score between 7 and 12 points. Access to the AWIM curriculum provides an excellent resource for teachers to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning experiences that require critical thinking and problem solving skills with real-world application.