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Cody DIT wins FIRST Robotics Southfield District Competition

The Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody, Team 4768, was named “District Event Winners” at the FIRST Robotics Southfield District Competition on Saturday, February 28. The DIT group competed along with 38 teams from Michigan FIRST Robotics. DIT is led by team captain Haider Almaleki, mentors Craig Hepler and Bob Buccellato of Oak Pointe Church, and coached by Math Teacher Carrie Russell. Students have been working diligently at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Engineering Zone (The MEZ) in midtown since the first week of January to design, build, and program a robot that can pick up and stack totes on a platform. The students are ecstatic about their first district win, but are already back to work improving their

Mayor Duggan announces new program to prepare up to 900 DPS students for employment opportunities after graduation

$1.25M grant helps to fulfill Mayor’s commitment to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” goals Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday, January 15 that USA Funds has made a $1.25 million commitment to improving graduation and employment opportunities for Detroit Public Schools students through the “Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates” program. With this investment, up to 900 DPS students will receive instruction in job attainment and retention, leadership, and self-development paired with mentoring, academic support, and exposure to employers. The funding was awarded to the Detroit Employment Solutions, Corp. (DESC) – the city’s workforce development office – which applied for the grant. “As Detroit’s turnaround continues to gain momentum, opportunities for employment and career paths are going to increase,” said Mayor Duggan. “We

Life Remodeled kicks off major fund-raising campaign for radical make-over of Cody High School grounds, field and classrooms

Nonprofit commits to remodeling one DPS school per summer moving forward Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Manager Jack Martin joined with nonprofit organization Life Remodeled, as well as dozens of partners, volunteers, donors and students, to kick off an unprecedented fund-raising initiative to radically transform the Cody High School campus by fall. “Someone recently said to me, ‘Partnership is the new leadership.’  I believe that Life Remodeled and all if its supporters embody this philosophy and are true community leaders,” Martin said. “Given our current financial challenges, this extensive remodeling work could not be undertaken. We can’t thank Life Remodeled enough for their commitment and generosity, and urge anyone interested in helping Detroit Public Schools to join with us in this

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

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

DIT at Cody participates in Race Day at Michigan International Speedway

A total of 15 students from the Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody competed in the Michigan International Speedway Race Day May 4, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Under the direction of Chad Segrist, Lead Science Teacher and STEAM Facilitator, DIT at Cody finished 2nd overall in the Ford Oval Race, 2nd in sportsmanship, and 3rd out of 16 teams overall. The team was awarded two trophies at an awards banquet in late May. IVD Vehicle Mission The mission of the IVD vehicle is to safely travel the greatest distance in a 30-minute “figure 8” course, as well as a one-hour “Big Oval” course with a specified quantity of on-board stored and/or active energy for each course. “The performance on the two courses

School of the Week: Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody

DIT 101- What does it mean to be a student who attends DIT at Cody? Every single student who walks through the doors of Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody must register for “DIT 101.” Similar to a freshman level introductory course at a college or university, this mandatory class—held each day for 40 minutes—pairs students with an academic advisor. The students will maintain a relationship with this person for the next four years of their high school career. The primary task charged to each advisor is ensuring his or her students are on track to graduate and are prepared to enter a two- or four-year post secondary institution that offers a strong program major matching

Cody Detroit Institute of Technology students eat in the name of MLK

Tuesday, January 22nd AmeriCorps partnered with Detroit Youth Energy Squad to host a workshop with 40 students in the Cody Detroit Institute of Technology auditorium to educate students on the importance of food justice. Malik Yakini, the founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, talked with the students about the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s work and made a connection students could understand between MLK’s emphasis on civil rights, human rights, and the food system. He also acknowledged the role that race and class plays in access to healthy food. With the overall theme of the day being focused on food justice, students were able to explore areas which included: dignity in the place where you buy