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Softball and Baseball have officially started this week in the Detroit Public Schools! Softball scores from Thursday, April 14, 2016. Renaissance 11 – East English Village 5. Cass 22 – Ford 9. Osborn 19 – DCP at Northwestern 4. Northwestern 16 – King 2. Cody 19 – Mumford 17. CMA 10 – DIA 3. Central 22 – Southeastern 0. Pitcher J’Nai Sykes from Central pitched a no-hitter! West Side 7 – Pershing 8. Baseball Scores from Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Renaissance 19 – Mumford 2. Western 16 – East English 0.
Renaissance High School DECA students participated in the Michigan DECA Career Development Conference March 11-13, 2016, held at Cobo Hall. Congratulations to all of the members as 71% of the RHS chapter advanced to state competition. Recognized Renaissance DECA members included: Sports Entertainment Marketing event congratulations goes to senior Andrei Nichols who scored perfectly for his role play judged events earning two medals. Leadership and Teamwork event, a special congratulations goes out to juniors Catera Chamers, Jordan Robinson, and Jasmine Jordan as they secured state champion designations. All three earned judged event and overall score medals, and state championship plaques. Junior, Autumn Chamber and Catera Chambers were also selected to attend the Elevate Leadership Academy during the DECA International Conferences. Joshua May was nominated by a
Detroit Public Schools band and orchestra students participated in the Michigan School Band Orchestra Association’s District XV Band and Orchestra Festival on Saturday, March 12. The following groups received superior ratings and qualified to perform in the State Band and Orchestra Festival: Duke Ellington K-8 Concert Band, Mr. Sean Patton, Director Cass Tech High School Chamber Strings, Ms. Deanna Burrows, Director DSA Symphony Band, Dr. Sean Penderel, Director King High School Symphony Band, Mr. Ronald Perkins, Director Renaissance High School Chamber Strings, Dr. Jui Chao Wang The State Band and Orchestra Festival will take place the last week in April and the first week of May. Congratulations to these outstanding groups for a job well done. On to States!
DPS students continue to close gap with statewide peers and are now only 2.4 percent away from the state average; gap was more than 17 percent in 2008 Detroit Public Schools’ high school graduation rate increased six percentage points for 2015, bringing the rate to 77.35 percent, the highest rate in a decade. DPS students also continued to close the gap with their statewide peers and now are only 2.4 percent away from the state average. DPS students beat the state’s rate of increase by more than five percentage points. The District’s dropout rate also decreased by nearly 7 percent to 11.47 percent. (Note: Based on cohort graduation rates and cohort dropout rates calculated for all schools in the State
Three Detroit Public Schools’ teachers were recently awarded with 2016 Fulbright Scholarships to Brazil! DPS scholarship recipients: Karen Russell, First Grade Teacher, Edison Elementary School Rachel Walker, Visual Arts Teacher, Renaissance High School William Bowles, Media Instructor/Librarian, Western International High School About the Fulbright Scholarship Program U.S. K-12 teachers and educators can apply for grants to engage in 2-8 week collaborative projects abroad. Participants support projects and consult with schools, non-profit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations. For more information about the Fulbright Scholarship Program, visit us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/brazil
The Michigan High School Athletic Association Boys District Tournament’s Semi-Final Round concluded Thursday, March 9. Class A The results from the games held at Grosse Point South High School are Western edging East English in overtime 77 to 76 and King beating Cass Tech 54 to 37. At Southfield High School, Renaissance beat Southfield Lathrup 60 to 45. The District Championship games on Friday, March 11, will be Western vs. King at Grosse Point South at 7:00 p.m. and Renaissance vs. U of D Jesuit at Southfield at 7:00 p.m. Class B The outcome of the games held at Detroit Collegiate Prep Academy are Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern smashing Hazel Park 90 to 63. Along with Mumford
The 2016 Annual Operation Friendship Boys Basketball games between the Catholic High School League (CHSL) and the Detroit Public School League (DPSL) were held Thursday, March 3, 2016. The consolation game was played at Renaissance High School. Renaissance played against De La Salle and won handily 65 to 49. The championship game was held at Wayne State University, East English Village fell short against U of D Jesuit and lost by a score of 92 to 76. We’d like to thank the Catholic School League and the Detroit Public School League for their continued collaboration with Operation Friendship.
The Annual Operation Friendship Boys Basketball Games between the Catholic High School League (CHSL) and the Detroit Public School League (DPSL) teams will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at two non-traditional sites. The consolation game will be played at Renaissance High School (Renaissance vs. De La Salle) at 4:00 p.m., tickets are $5 and will be sold only at the door. The championship game will be played at Wayne State University (East English vs. U of D Jesuit) at 7:00 p.m., tickets are $10 and a limited number are on sale at East English and the Office of Athletics (Fisher Bldg., 9th Floor, call 313-870-3782).
The 2016 Girls Operation Friendship Games were held at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The Consolation Game was Renaissance vs. Mercy. Renaissance won by a score of 56 to 47. In the Championship Game King won 66 to 47 over Marian. The 2016 Boys Operation Friendship Games will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The Consolation Game – Renaissance vs. TBD will be held at Renaissance High School and will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. Also on Thursday, March 3, the Championship Game – East English vs. TBD will be held at Wayne State University at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 at East
The 2016 Girls Operation Friendship Games will be held at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The Consolation Game-Renaissance vs. Mercy will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Championship Game-King vs. Marian will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for $5 at the door. The 2016 Boys Operation Friendship Games will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The Consolation Game – Renaissance vs. TBD will be held at Renaissance High School and will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. Also on Thursday, March 3, the Championship Game – East English vs. TBD will be held at Wayne State University at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 at East English Village Preparatory Academy High School located at 5020