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Douglass Academy for Young Men wins State History Day competition

Detroit Public Schools students participated in the Michigan History Day State Finals on April 25, 2015 at Dewitt High School in Dewitt, MI.  Students from Cass, Douglass, Durfee, King and Thirkell entered in individual and group entries in three categories: documentary, exhibits and a performance. The Office of Social Studies is proud to announce that the following students from Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men have advanced to the National History Day Competition being held at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD June 14-18, 2015.  To provide financial support to students who are traveling to the national competition, email: Katherine Temple katherine.temple@detroitk12.org Under the leadership of Mr. Quan Neloms and Ms. Katherine Temple, of Frederick Douglass Academy, there were three (3) national finalists

Katherine Temple, Douglass Academy for Young Men teacher, nominated for Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award

Temple is one of only two nominees from the state WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced today a teacher nominated to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Nominees have shown outstanding creativity, commitment, and inspiration in developing student interest in history. Each state winner is awarded $500, and is eligible for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Two national winners, announced on June 18, 2015, will receive $10,000 in recognition of their outstanding efforts. Katherine Temple, a teacher at Douglass Academy for Young Men in Detroit, Michigan, is one of only two winners from the state. Middle and high school teachers are nominated by their administrators, peers, or themselves for the award. Each participating state is allowed to select one high

School of the Week: Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men

Customize, Care and Challenge all a part of the Young Men of Frederick Douglass Academy “Winning With a Tie!” The 23 graduates of the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, pictured in the lobby of the school with red and blue bow ties and blue blazers, completed the program with both a love of learning, and a love of discipline. Both are necessary ingredients in an educational environment focused on successful young men. That focus is made clearer and sharper when one major distraction is removed from the school setting: young women. “They simply don’t have to show out all the time for the girls,” notes third year Principal Berry Greer during an hour-long conversation throughout the school last Thursday.

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visits Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men

As part of the “Pledge by America’s Great City Schools” to support African-American and Hispanic males, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson gave a motivational speech at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men on June 5. A total of 45 young men from select schools across the district, along with two male chaperones from each school, attended a presentation by the renowned author, professor, Detroit native and DPS graduate centered on helping minority male students excel in school and beyond. Download the Pledge by America’s Great City Schools, which has been adopted by DPS to monitor the progress of Males of Color and other students in our schools.

Douglass High’s DeShawn Sanders named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 DeShawn Sanders has become a leading man in a supporting role for Douglass High’s basketball team. “DeShawn is probably our best player moving without the ball and he’s also my hardest-working player,’’ Hurricanes’ Coach Nkwane Young said. “He’s tough. He gets most of his shots by slashing and driving to the basket.” Sanders, a 6-2 junior forward, has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week after averaging 16 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 rebounds a game prior to the holiday break. The Hurricanes share first place in the PSL East and have depended on Sanders’ role as one of the keys to

Douglass High senior Demetrius Stinson named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Douglass High’s Demetrius Stinson struck early and often last Friday in a six-touchdown performance that earned him distinction as Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “This is a great accomplishment and an honor,’’ said Stinson, who carried the ball 17 times for 252 yards and four touchdowns in the Hurricanes’ 44-0 victory against Osborn. The 6-0, 210-pound senior also caught two passes for 79 yards, including a 70-yard TD, and returned a punt 70 yards for another score. “That was probably my greatest performance as a player,’’ he said. “I just went out having fun and playing my game, and I ended up balling

DPS Chess Players Win Trophies in United States Chess Federation’s 2012 National K-12 Championship

Thirty-two Detroit Public Schools students traveled to Minneapolis April 13-15 to compete in the United States Chess Federation’s 2012 National K-12 Championship and came home winners! Five DPS high school teams competed including Cass Technical High School, Douglass Academy for Young Men, Finney High School, Cody High School and Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. Each DPS team won trophies from sections that included teams from over 50 schools throughout the country. Bryan Wilson, a fourth-grader from Spain Elementary-Middle School, was the top individual trophy-winner representing DPS with 5.5 points out of 7 possible points to score a 10th place trophy in the U1600 section. Cass finished 15th in the U1200 division. Finney finished 14th in the U800 division.

Douglass High’s Davis named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 In a sophomore-laden starting lineup, Douglass High 6-2 guard Darrell Davis has distinguished himself as the Hurricanes’ go-to guy during their surge in the Class B state basketball tournament. “He’s a very gifted player who can do a lot of things with the ball,” Douglass coach Nkwane Young said of Davis, the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. He’s a playmaker who can handle the ball, shoot it and he’s a 4.0 (grade point average) student. As one of our captains, he’ll continue to be one of our leaders the next couple of years.” Davis is averaging 14 points and five assists a game,