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School of the Week: Osborn College Preparatory Academy

The new and improved 4-8-2-0-5 It is no secret that to obtain many high-powered, in-demand and high-paying careers, you need to hit the books. Students like Kristina Young, a junior at Osborn College Preparatory Academy, says she plans to become an obstetrician and make her mark on the world by delivering babies. The 16-year-old has already calculated that she will need to complete 10 or more years of schooling before reaching her goal. While this may seem overwhelming to some students, Young says she doesn’t think twice about it because it will make her dream a reality. Young is one of many students at Osborn College Prep, which is included in Detroit Public Schools’ portfolio of nine self-governing schools, who

DPS partners with Detroit Fire Department to board abandoned homes, eliminate blight near school buildings

More than 20 abandoned homes, fire-damaged structures and blighted properties near Dixon Educational Learning Academy and the Cody High School campus were the target of a massive blight elimination effort on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. – Noon. The effort corresponds with enhanced safety measures across Detroit Public Schools, including a program to add hundreds of Citizens Patrol teams to the district’s Safe Routes Program. A new target of 14 key school zones—including the Cody/Rouge area— was announced in early August as part of the district’s five-year Strategic Plan. Saturday’s event was held on the nationally recognized Make a Difference Day. The Detroit Fire Department, Detroit Fireman’s Fund, Skillman Foundation, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance and a host

DPS poetry winners

DPS held a poetry contest that was sponsored by the Detroit Native Sun Newspaper Group LLC, DPS Interim Superintendent Dr. John Telford, and Team for Justice. The first place winner received $100, runner-up $50 and third place $20. Along with their awards, the winners were invited to read their poems on The John Telford Show on WCHB NewsTalk1200, along with two honorable mention poets. The winners were announced January 30 and went as followed: First place: Rachel Banks, Detroit School of Arts, for her poem “In the Dark” Runner-Up: LeQuin Robinson, Cody Academy of Public Leadership, for his poem “So-Called Miranda Rights” Third place: Cassandra Coleman, Finney High School, for her poem “The Girl from Your Dream” Third place: Keith Cole-Wofford, Martin Luther

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

Osborn stretches PSL Division II girls’ tennis streak to eight in a row

Osborn High won gold medals in seven of the eight championship matches to emerge with its eighth consecutive Detroit Public School League Division II girls’ tennis championship Friday at Barcus Tennis Center. Led by freshman Denae Williams’ 6-3, 6-0 victory against Central sophomore Elisha Lorick at No. 1 singles, Coach Rodney Wray’s Lady Knights scored 22 points to match the collective point total of Central and Kettering, which tied for second with 11 points. Northwestern placed fourth with six points followed by DIA with five and Cody with two. Southeastern and Pershing both were scoreless and Finney did not play. In addition to Williams, Osborn’s other singles winners were senior Diaz Givian, who defeated Central freshman Shianne Wilson 6-2, 6-2