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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
Delta Dental gifts $584,907 to expand care to eligible children Dental care will literally travel to thousands of underserved Wayne County children starting this fall thanks to a new University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry “mobile dental coach” announced on Monday, June 15 and funded by the Delta Dental Foundation. UDM, Delta Dental, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, City of Detroit and Wayne County school and elected leaders announced the mobile dental coach on “Dental Day” at Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit. About 400 pre-K to fourth-grade students attended the event and received oral health education from UDM dental and dental hygiene students at a variety of stations set up in the school as well as
Home of the Noble Knights! Stern, structured and straight to the point are just three ways to describe the culture at Noble Elementary-Middle School. Principal Angela Broaden believes it is never too early to instill professionalism in her young scholars. Noble is a prekindergarten through eighth-grade school located in a beautiful and historic, yet modernized, building where all staff members are focused on providing not only a top-notch education, but also leading by example. Teachers aim to showcase the utmost professionalism to prepare their students for high school and beyond. Broaden, a 20-year plus Detroit Public Schools veteran educator, became Noble’s leader just over three years ago. The tough-love principal, often referred to as a “master of reorganization and restructure,”
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
JOIN US! DPS showcases new programs at first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day Saturday, August 23 at all elementary and middle schools with special guest appearances by costumed characters, craft-making and more!
Pete the Cat, Madeline and the Bad Hat and the Big Bad Wolf will all make guest appearances at schools throughout Detroit Public Schools on Saturday, August 23 during the district’s first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day.
All elementary and middle schools will be open across the district from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to showcase their offerings and new programs, like the gifted and talented program at Mark Twain School for Scholars. All schools have developed their own creative itineraries to engage families!
The Office of Literacy and Office of Library Media Services is sponsoring a “Heat Up Your Summer” with Accelerated Reader Reading Contest! The Contest is for Grades 1-6 and will go on from June 30-July 18, 2014. Accelerated Reader Summer Reading Contest Rules Accelerated Reader Contest Registration Form There will be six District winners, including one winner for each grade. Participants in Grades 1-5 will receive exciting books to build their home libraries. The 6th grade winner will receive a Nook from Barnes and Noble. Winners of the contest will be announced on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Final decisions are made by the Office of Literacy and Library Media Services.
Detroit Native Big Sean serves as Celebrity Principal for the Day in Recognition of Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge Winner, Bates Academy
View photos from the event below! Recording artist and Detroit native Big Sean returned to his hometown on Thursday, June 12 to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge this spring, which is a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools. MTV’s Sway and DJ Fingers of FM 98 WJLB joined Big Sean to host an all-school assembly celebrating the school’s victory. More than half of all participating schools posted attendance increases during the challenge. Durfee Elementary-Middle School students, who saw their attendance jump a
Detroit Native Big Sean to Serve as Celebrity Principal for the Day in Recognition of Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge Winner, Bates Academy
Thousands of students from 37 Detroit middle and high schools competed in the challenge, a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools MTV’s Sway and DJ Fingers of FM 98 WJLB to join Big Sean to host an all-school assembly celebrating the schools DETROIT (June 10, 2014) — On Thursday, June 12 from 9-11 a.m., recording artist and Detroit native Big Sean will return to his hometown to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge this spring. More than half of all participating schools posted
AAA of Michigan presented a $28,000 check to the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to help expand the district’s volunteer patrol program to keep children safer when traveling to school. The check was presented to school district leaders at Fisher Magnet Lower Academy, located at 15510 E. State Fair Rd., Detroit today (August 28, 2013). The AAA donation will help fund the “Safe Routes” program in 14 key school zones to ensure the safety and security of children and their families as they walk to and from schools and bus stops. The money will pay for gas cards for volunteers to drive around schools and reflective safety vests for volunteers on foot patrols. “We are pleased to partner with the Detroit
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