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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, visited Detroit Public Schools Community District’s (DPSCD) Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men in Detroit on Tuesday, October 25, as part of a dedication and ribbon cutting of The Debbie Stabenow Urban Agricultural Center. According to Betti Wiggins, DPSCD’s Office of School Nutrition (OSN) executive director, the dedication is well deserved. “Senator Stabenow has been a staunch supporter of our farm and garden program and so much more,” said Wiggins. “Through her efforts to increase access to healthy foods by way of Michigan growers and school gardens, many students, staff and the surrounding communities have benefitted greatly.” The dedication comes on the heels of the
College Funding 123 and Former Lion James Ihedigbo To Offer Scholarships and Free Seminar to Four Detroit Schools College Funding 123 and former Detroit Lions Safety James Ihedigbo are offering 32 scholarship opportunities and free college planning seminars to high school sophomores and juniors at four Detroit Public Schools this May. College Funding 123 partnered with James Ihedigbo’s HOPE Africa USA charity in 2015 to provide scholarships and college planning education to students and families with the aim of establishing a continuing system of resources to help make the dream of a college education an affordable reality for students today and in the future. The free college planning events will be offered to high school sophomores, juniors and parents at: Detroit
Four Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men students as well as one alumni are among the nominees for the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) High School production awards. The award ceremony will be held on April 30, 2016 at Detroit Public Television. Nominees include: Drake Glover Deon Butler Kamar Graves Vincent Wilks Bruce Johnson For more information, visit natasmichigan.org/education
Douglass Academy for Young Men is hosting a Women’s Day: Celebrating Excellence event on Thursday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. The event is to honor the accomplishments of women throughout history and continue to celebrate and provide an encouraging foundation for young girls striving to become female trailblazers. Detroit Public Schools attending the event will be served an early lunch at Douglass starting at 10:45 a.m. Program Itinerary: Song: Detroit School of Arts Dance: Detroit School of Arts Guest Speaker Poetry: Kyle Davis Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou Song: Detroit School of Arts Dance: Detroit School of Arts Guest Speaker Best Dressed Contest (color theme: combination of pink, green, black, or white but not mandatory) Dismissal Program Brochure: Women’s Day Brochure Interested Detroit Public
Doulgass Academy for Young Men Teacher Katherine Temple was named Behring Teacher Ambassador for National History Day®! Temple was among 23 teachers selected who showcased outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing student’ interest in history education. Ambassadors will attend a teacher leadership training program in July and implement leadership projects in their home states during the 2016-2017 academic year. Read the official press release: Behring Teacher Ambassador for National History Day Congrats Ms. Temple!
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 Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin
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.
Experience the works of one of Detroit’s most promising young artists as the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents, “The Artistry of Joshua Johnson”
This inspiring exhibition runs from November 20, 2015 – January 9, 2016 in the Lester P. Monts Hall.
Born in Detroit, Joshua Johnson is a senior at the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, located in the historic Woodbridge neighborhood. Johnson began drawing at the age of six, and over time, discovered his true calling with the subject matter of the human figure.
Although Johnson specializes in pencil drawings, he has also explored several other medias as well. While he admires the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Diego Rivera, Johnson’s primary inspiration has been his mother, Jackie Johnson, who has supported and critiqued his work throughout his life.
Open to the general public, “The Artistry of Joshua Johnson,” also includes an opening reception on Tuesday, December 15 from 12-2 p.m.
Besides Johnson’s mother, special acknowledgements go to the Douglass Academy for Young Men, Principal Berry Greer, teacher Quan Neloms, and advisor Julie Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Education, U-M Dearborn and Volunteer Coordinator of the History, Art, and Culture Program at the Douglass Academy.