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Osborn High School’s Hip Hop Majorette Dance Team won 1st Place at the 13th Annual University of Michigan Dance Competition on Sunday, March 13 at Crisler Arena. With its spectacular atmosphere along with the energy, the winning team and dancers brought their passion and talent to this competition! The Osborn team took home three trophies for every participating performance category. Congratulations Osborn Dance Team members!
The Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, will visit nine DPS locations to host the 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break, offering free family engineering nights at K-8 schools and engineering presentations at high schools. The Alternative Spring Break will take place March 7-9 from 4-6 p.m. at participating locations. DPS schools to include: Family Engineering Nights: Monday, March 7: Maybury Elementary School Tuesday, March 8: Bates Academy Wednesday, March 9: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School High School Presentations: Monday, March 7: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern and West Side Academy Tuesday, March 8: Medicine and Community Health at Cody and Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Wednesday, March 9: Detroit
Results of Air Quality Tests at Spain and Four Other Schools Show Only Low Levels of Mold and No Black Mold Present
Water Quality Test at Spain also confirms no lead or bacteria detected Detroit Public Schools, in conjunction with the inspection of school buildings by the City of Detroit, has engaged a third party, certified environmental consulting firm to address concerns of air quality. The results of the first of these tests, conducted at Spain Elementary-Middle School, Dossin Elementary-Middle School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, A.L. Holmes Elementary School and the Osborn High School Campus have confirmed low levels of mold at these schools. The tests also confirmed that no black mold is present at any of the five schools. The report from ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) for Spain, which was tested on February 6, 2016, said that air
This year buildOn is hosting its 2nd Annual Osborn High School “MLK Day Service Day” event on Monday, January 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Students, teachers and community members are encouraged to come together to attend the special day and take part in various service projects and activities to help beautify the Osborn community. Osborn will partner with several community organizations including AmeriCorps to board 25 vacant houses as part of the Safe Routes to School program, and distribute food and clothes to create a great impact in the Osborn Neighborhood. For more information about the 2nd Annual Osborn High School “MLK Day Service Day” event, contact Kayana Sessoms at 646-338-4041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more
New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students
Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.
Plans include high school roof repair, 12,000 volunteers to help restore neighborhood The Life Remodeled 2015 project at Osborn High School and the Osborn community on the city’s east side really is starting at the top – as in raising the school roof. A traditional tear off and replacement of the worn-out and leaky roof would cost the Detroit Public Schools $2.4 million. By instead installing a 150,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art roof system over the school the cost is reduced to about $900,000, said Chris Lambert, CEO of the non-profit community rebuilding effort. According to Lambert, the new roof also will carry a 20-year warranty. “Fixing the roof at Osborn is our football field this year,” Lambert said, referring to the
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
At Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy, students are engaged in virtual learning in one of DPS’ small, self-governing high schools that is focused on college-readiness. Felicia Cook, fourth-year principal at Osborn Evergreen, has transformed the school that she says “used to be rough around the edges” into an outspoken, confident community that prides itself on being eco-friendly with state-of-the-art technology. Osborn Evergreen 11th and 12th grade students have already started this journey with a program called E2020. E2020 is a virtual classroom that enhances each student’s ability to learn online as all class material including lectures, assignments and homework are readily available at the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger. With one of Osborn’s
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
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