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4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Math Bee

The 4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Mathematics Bee was held on Saturday, April 30 at Detroit School of Arts. Students in grades 1-2 demonstrated their mathematics fluency by answering questions on addition and subtraction while students in grades 3-5 answered questions involving multiplication, division and more! Mathematics Bee Winners (1st-2nd grade): 1st–Darius Piper (Bates) 2nd–Lizette Ozornia (Priest) 3rd-Mustafa Al-Ammoury (Gardner) Mathematics Bee Winners (3rd-5th grade): 1st–Elijah Spratt (Chrysler) 2nd–Michael Hoover (Carver) 3rd–Hafiza Khalique (Davison) Photography by: Harold Harris

Garden Bed Installation at Bates Academy

Bates Academy second grade garden club raised funds to replace the school’s low garden beds with new raised garden beds. The new garden beds were installed on Saturday, April 23 and filled with soil on Thursday, April 28! The students will grow tomatoes and peppers in class, which will be transplanted to the beds.

5th Annual SAE International Motorized Toy Car Competition

Detroit Public Schools’ students participated in the 5th Annual SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Motorized Toy Car Competition April, 12-13 at Cobo Center. SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 12: 15° Ramp Competition: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 19, Munger Elementary-Middle School 30° Ramp Competition: 3rd place: Team 31, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Speed: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 21, Munger Elementary-Middle School SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 13: Distance competition: 3rd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School Distance with weight: 3rd place: Team 64, Emerson Elementary-Middle School Accuracy: 2nd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School 3rd place: Team 104, Munger Elementary-Middle School Participating DPS teams included: JetToy Competition  A.L.

Bates 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams Win K-8 Winter Championship and receives 2nd Division Rating at MSBOA

The Bates Academy 7th and 8th grade basketball teams won the DPS and Healthy Kidz, Inc. K-8 Winter Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 12 held at Communication and Media Arts High School. Additionally, Bates Concert Orchestra students received a 2nd Division Rating at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Competition. Bates was the only middle school orchestra that participated. Congratulations Bates athletes and musicians!

7 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as Top 100 schools in the state

8 DPS schools receive “A Grade” and Davison Elementary-Middle School makes the cut for top 10 best schools in the state The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently released a new report card ranking seven Detroit Public Schools in the Top 100 best schools in the state. The Mackinac Center’s generated Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card reviewed 2,246 elementary and middle schools, taking student poverty level into account in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. The CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers. View the full Mackinac Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171 This year marks the second consecutive year DPS’ Davison Elementary-Middle School has secured a spot in the “Top 10”

5th Annual NSBE Student Chapter Alternative Spring Break, March 7-9

The Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, will visit nine DPS locations to host the 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break, offering free family engineering nights at K-8 schools and engineering presentations at high schools. The Alternative Spring Break will take place March 7-9 from 4-6 p.m. at participating locations. DPS schools to include: Family Engineering Nights: Monday, March 7: Maybury Elementary School Tuesday, March 8: Bates Academy Wednesday, March 9: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School High School Presentations: Monday, March 7: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern and West Side Academy Tuesday, March 8: Medicine and Community Health at Cody and Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Wednesday, March 9: Detroit

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

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

Bates Academy receives “A Grade” on Mackinac Center’s 2015 Report Card

Bates Academy recently received an “A Grade” on the Mackinac Center’s newly released 2015 Elementary and Middle School Context and Performance Report Card. The A grade recognition was given to the top 224, or top 10 percent of, schools ranked. Mackinac Center’s report card’s “CAP Score” adjusts the most recent three years of MEAP Grade 3 through 8 assessment scores based on expected performance according to a school’s free lunch student population. Read the publication for full details about Mackinac Center’s Elementary and Middle School Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171. #MIReportCard

The Parade Company Brings Winning Student’s Design To Life During 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

Talented eighth grade student Ayress Goss of Ludington Magnet Honors School in Detroit saw her artistic creation brought to life for the first time today at The Parade Company, when she was announced as the 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest winner, Wednesday, November 18. Goss’s drawing entitled “Family Time” was transformed into a magical float, which features a giant tree with an oversized slide spiraling down its trunk into a pile of colorful autumn leaves. The float features an 80-foot wrap which incorporates the 2015 Honorable Mention winning designs along with other entry favorites. Goss will be joined by her family as she accompanies her float along the parade route during the 89th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented

Bates Academy goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness during “Walk, Ride or Stroll” to Bates Day

Students, staff and community members will take part in Bates Academy’s annual Ride Your Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 14, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Bates has deemed the special day “Ride, Walk, Stroll to Bates Academy” and is welcoming surrounding community members to take part by bike, foot or vehicle to advocate student safety. Students may wear pink, Bates gear, or enjoy a free dress day. Members of Bates’ Parent Advisory Council on Student Achievement (PACSA) and Principal Cleo Moody will also take part in the event by riding alongside students. Bates’ parents and staff agree that physical fitness has a positive effect on a child’s ability to concentrate, reduces stress, improves cognitive function, and leads