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DPS essay winners receive First Independence Bank scholarship grants  

Students from Cass Technical High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Communication and Media Arts High School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School recently participated in First Independence Bank’s 3rd Annual Essay Contest. A recognition ceremony was held on April 22 awarding scholarships to the winners and presenting the honorable mention recipients with gifts, all participants received a Certificate of Participation. Guest speaker Detective Brian Fountain with the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services division and the Michigan Chronicle were also in attendance at this year’s ceremony. High school scholarships:                             First Place: Navier Grimes, Cass Technical High School,

State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

School of the Week: Communication and Media Arts High School

Derrious Hunter, a 12th grade student at Communication and Media Arts High School, may one day grace the airwaves of your local radio station. The seemingly shy 17-year-old gets a boost of confidence each time he places those distinct black headphones over his ears and turns on the radio equipment inside of CMA’s broadcast studio. Then again, Hunter may become a veterinarian. It’s a career field that’s always piqued his interest. “I still have a little time to figure it out,” he said. “But whichever one I choose, I know I’ll be good at it.” This is the advantage that CMA students have over others in the area: options. Exposing her roughly 600 students to college preparatory and career track

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM


“The true joy of giving was experienced at Communications Media Arts H.S in collaboration with Gleaners Food Bank,” said Senior Sydney Jackson. Over 4,000 canned goods were collected to feed thousands of families in Southeastern Michigan. Assistant Principal Tiffany Cox supervises this annual event with National Honor Society council members.  Despite all of the turbulent times experienced in our communities many were willing to give back breaking the record for DPS contributions. “It is important to instill in our students the importance of giving and caring for our community,” said Ms. Cox. Students, faculty and staff collected, organized and loaded thousands of can goods helping others. The class of 2016 gave the largest contribution of more than 1,000 cans. “CMA has

PSL IN THE PARK: Western vs. King, CMA vs. Ford set for baseball championship doubleheader Wednesday at Comerica Park

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Western International High will be gunning for its fifth consecutive Detroit Public School League boys’ baseball championship Wednesday at 7 p.m. when it faces King High in the second game of a PSL championship doubleheader at Comerica Park. Be there for “PSL In The Park” when Coach Juan Sanchez’s Cowboys and Coach Norm Taylor’s Crusaders battle for the Mega Division city championship. The action gets started at 5 p.m. with the East-West Division city championship game between CMA High’s Pharaohs, coached by Ray Stephen, and Henry Ford High’s Trojans, coached by Kenneth Jackson. In the semifinals Friday, Western defeated Cass Tech 13-7 and King nipped Renaissance 2-1 to

PSL road to Comerica Park begins with baseball league semifinals Friday

2012 Detroit Public School League Boys’ Baseball Playoffs (Seeding in parenthesis)|  Semifinals Friday, May 18, 4 p.m. Mega Division Cass (No.4) vs. Western (No. 1) at Northwestern High II Renaissance (No. 3) vs. King (No. 2) at Northwestern High I East-West Divisions CMA (No. 1 West) vs. Finney (No. 2 East) at Western High Osborn (No. 1 East) vs. Ford (No.  2 West) at Manz Field PSL Championship Games Wednesday, May 23, at Comerica Park East-West Championship game, 5 p.m. Mega Division Championship Game, 7 p.m. Admission $5. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Comerica Park box office

CMA’s Compton and McKenzie named PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 A year after CMA didn’t have enough players to field a team, pitcher Omar Compton and center fielder Kyle McKenzie have led the Pharaohs’ rapid ascension to a berth in the Detroit Public School League baseball playoffs. “Not only have they led us on the field, but both of them were willing to step up and help as we tried to develop some of these newcomers,’’ CMA coach Ray Stephen said of his senior duo, the PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week. “They have been very unselfish and very helpful to the coaches in seeing that this team got to a higher level.” The Pharaohs’ spirits couldn’t

Parents invited to consider 30 Top-Performing Schools at Excellent Schools Detroit Shopper Fair; More than half of the schools invited to participate are Detroit Public Schools or DPS-authorized charters

Thirty of the Detroit area’s highest-performing schools have been invited to participate in Excellent Schools Detroit’s upcoming 2nd Annual School Shopper Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, March 10, 10:30am-1:30pm at the WOW Church and Life Center (14111 East 7 Mile, Detroit). More than half of the schools invited to participate in the Excellent Schools Detroit Parent Shoppers Fair are Detroit Public Schools or DPS-authorized charters. Invitations were extended based on schools’ three-year performance at meeting or exceeding state standards on the MEAP test or an ACT composite score of at least 16.5. DPS schools include those currently participating in an Application Period through March 15 as well as those that will hold Open Enrollment through April 16. The fair will give

Cass Tech boys, Renaissance girls capture PSL cross country titles; CMA’s Mayo, Pershing’s Hill top All-City finishers

Cass Tech High’s boys, Renaissance High’s girls, Pershing High junior Nijzah Hill and CMA High senior Mark Mayo were the big winners Monday at Belle Isle in the 2011 Detroit Public School League Cross Country City Championship Meet. On a chilled but perfect afternoon for running a three-mile course, Hill timed 22:29 to win the girls’ race for the third year in a row, while Mayo completed an unbeaten PSL season with a winning time of 18:57 in the boys’ race. Cass Tech’s boys found strength in numbers, scoring a low 29 points and running away with the team title. The Technicians were followed by Renaissance in second place with 80 points, CMA third with 82, Pershing fourth with 84 and Crockett