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DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin

The Parade Company Brings Winning Student’s Design To Life During 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

Talented eighth grade student Ayress Goss of Ludington Magnet Honors School in Detroit saw her artistic creation brought to life for the first time today at The Parade Company, when she was announced as the 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest winner, Wednesday, November 18. Goss’s drawing entitled “Family Time” was transformed into a magical float, which features a giant tree with an oversized slide spiraling down its trunk into a pile of colorful autumn leaves. The float features an 80-foot wrap which incorporates the 2015 Honorable Mention winning designs along with other entry favorites. Goss will be joined by her family as she accompanies her float along the parade route during the 89th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

DPS essay contest winners featured in Michigan Chronicle

Several Detroit Public Schools’ students won multiple scholarships at the First Independence Bank Scholarship Essay Contest on April 17. The event was held at the First Independence Bank Livernois branch on Detroit’s west side. High School Winners First Place-Deion Love, Renaissance High School, $2,000 Scholarship Second Place-Lauren Uddyback, Renaissance High School, $1,250 Scholarship Third Place-Clarissa Barksdale, Renaissance High School, $750 Scholarship Middle School Winners First Place-Jendayi Anderson, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS), $500 Scholarship Second Place-Jalen Nichols, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Third Place-Rageon Thomas, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Honorable Mentions Dipthu Sutradhar, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Jalen Lykes, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Tommie Wesley, Ludington Magnet Middle School

Ivan Ludington Magnet Middle school held its 24th Induction Ceremony for The National Junior Beta Club

Ivan Ludington Magnet Middle school held its 24th Induction Ceremony for The National Junior Beta Club. The Beta club is a national Honor society, with headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ludington became a chartered member of Beta Club in 1989. The club currently has 32 members. Students must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA for two quarters of the school year, and a 3.0 or higher in order to remain in the Club. 40 students in grades 6-9 were inducted on March 7, 2013. A reception for inductees and their families was provided after the ceremony. –Mrs. R. Higgins, Sponsor/Counselor at Ludington Magnet Middle School

Congratulations DPS’ Bates, Cass Tech, Chrysler, Harms, Kettering West Wing and Ludington Magnet – among the Michigan Department of Education’s “Beating the Odds” Schools Added Today to the List of Reward Schools for 2011-2012

MDE released this year’s list of “Beating the Odds” (BTO) schools for 2011-12. According to MDE, based on traditional risk factors to student achievement, BTO schools either outperform their expected ranking or outperform similarly-situated schools. What’s really exciting is that these schools will also now be deemed Reward Schools as well! In August 2012, 286 schools in Michigan were recognized as Reward Schools for high-performance or high progress in terms of student achievement. According to today’s announcement by MDE, the Reward School designation is part of Michigan’s comprehensive, new accountability system authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request approved by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to being publicly recognized for their achievement, Reward Schools

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

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

Ludington Magnet Middle re-designated as one of the nation’s “Schools to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform

Michigan’s director of the Schools to Watch program, Dr. Nic Cooper, has announced three new schools to be designated this year and DPS’ Ludington Magnet Middle to be re-designated as “Schools to Watch.” These schools are exemplars of middle level education in the state and join 9 other schools that have been designated in the past 6 years. The Schools to Watch designation is meant to convey that these schools are ones that others can visit to gain an idea of how they might improve their middle school program. The Schools to Watch program is a national recognition developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform and given to middle schools throughout the country that substantially meet a

DPS to showcase the district’s finest dance performances, Dance Arts programs through the 70th All-City Dance Concert

The Dance Concert is one of many district events highlighting the DPS Advantage this week leading up to the Saturday, March 31 All-Schools Open House What: DPS’ 70th All-City Dance Concert on Thursday night will showcase some of the finest dancers and Dance Arts Education programs in Detroit Public Schools. A variety of dance styles and traditions will be performed in gorgeous costumes, with brilliant lighting effects, showcasing the dancers’ strength, flexibility, agility, rhythmic acuity, and axial movements. When and Where: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Detroit School of Arts High School, 123 Selden Schools participating: Cass Technical High School, Instructor, Mr. Anthony Smith Detroit School of Arts High School, Instructor, Ms. Nicole Burrell Martin Luther King Jr.