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NAACP Essay/Art Contest winners

Detroit Public Schools’ students scored the top spots in the 2015 NAACP Essay/Art Contest, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.” The contest was sponsored by the Detroit Branch NAACP and Coca-Cola. Students will be honored during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Middle school: Essay Award First Place: Marcus Barham, Brewer Academy Second Place: Jennifer James, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy Third Place: Devin Powell, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy Art Award Third Place: Kemonte Brown, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy High school: Essay Award First Place: Jaylen Bradley, Renaissance High School

Brewer Academy passes the “School of the Year” torch to Harms Elementary School!

Brewer Academy, voted the 2013-2014 “School of the Year,” passed the prestigious torch to Harms Elementary School on Thursday, November 20. Brewer Academy Principal Cecily Wilson accepted a commemorative School of the Year trophy, presented by Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway, as a keep sake to the school. As the newly selected 2014-2015 “School of the Year” Harms Elementary School is now the home of the district’s official School of the Year trophy, which was also presented by Ridgeway on Nov. 20 to Principal Mauro Cruz. Relive the full Harms School of the Week feature story: http://detroitk12.org/content/2014/06/09/school-of-the-week-harms-elementary/ View all of our awesome School of the Week features at detroitk12.org/schooloftheweek. If you’d like to nominate a school for the 2014–2015 school year,

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

DPS You Be the Chemist Challenge winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition Tuesday, March 25 at the Michigan Science Center. The You Be the Chemist challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. Competitions are exciting events that take place across the country that educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives. DPS winners include: First place – James Yates, Clippert Academy Prize: Kindle Fire Teacher – Kathryn Meloche Prize: $100 to purchase science supplies Second place – Kasia Rivers, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Prize: Digital camera Teacher – LeAnn Peebles Third place

Congratulations Brewer Academy on being selected as the BEST School of the Week feature from the 2012-2013 School Year!

A total of 1,393 people voted. Brewer won in a landslide with 714 votes! A special presentation will be made to the students and staff members of Brewer Academy at the beginning of the 2013-2014 School Year. THANK YOU for your vote, and join us in congratulating Brewer Academy! View the link below to relive the Brewer Academy School of the Week feature story! http://detroitk12.org/content/2013/05/20/school-of-the-week-brewer-academy/

School of the Week: Brewer Academy

When any woman walks into a classroom at Brewer Academy on the city’s east side, the young men have been taught to immediately spring to their feet and provide the appropriate greeting—either “Good morning ma’am” or “Good afternoon ma’am.” And they do not sit back down until that woman acknowledges their greeting. I Am a Man This simple yet highly impactful gesture is part of Principal Cecily Wilson’s plan to turn her “Brewer boys” into young men. Several years ago, Wilson created the I Am a Man club to ensure “our young black boys are viewed as gentlemen,” she shares. “They said it takes a man to teach a boy how to be a man. I can’t do that,” says

Brewer sixth graders are National Academic Games Champions

Brewer sixth graders (in red shirts) are National Academic Games Champions. The National Academic Games competition was held in held in Virgina April 25-30, 2011. Teacher: Durand Shepherd Students Dynasty Ankton Demarco Lawson Charise Short Tattiannah Todd Craisha Mor The eighth graders (in blue shirts) participated in the National Science Bowl Championships (sponsored by The Department of Energy) in Washington D.C. April 29-May 2, 2011  This is the second consecutive year Brewer has participated in the National Science Bowl Competition. Teacher: Tamika Morgan Students Dontae Anderson Joseph Dukes-Paden Naisha Malone Calvin Jackson Angeleic Van Ommeren