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DPS essay winners receive First Independence Bank scholarship grants  

Students from Cass Technical High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Communication and Media Arts High School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School recently participated in First Independence Bank’s 3rd Annual Essay Contest. A recognition ceremony was held on April 22 awarding scholarships to the winners and presenting the honorable mention recipients with gifts, all participants received a Certificate of Participation. Guest speaker Detective Brian Fountain with the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services division and the Michigan Chronicle were also in attendance at this year’s ceremony. High school scholarships:                             First Place: Navier Grimes, Cass Technical High School,

Detroit Public Schools 3rd Annual District-Wide Mathematics Bee

View the FULL photo gallery below! The 3rd Annual Detroit Public Schools’ Mathematics Bee was held at Detroit School of Arts on Saturday, March 28. The Mathematics Bee was organized to instill and encourage a love for mathematics in aspiring young scholars. This event was comprised of two divisions: first and second graders and third-fifth graders from 44 schools. The bee was sponsored by the Office of Mathematics Education under the leadership of Irene Nordé, Ph.D., Executive Director. During her greetings to the participants Dr. Nordé reminded the students that, “You are already winners!” Proud parents responded with applause and gave a huge shout-out to their children at the start of the competition. The morning division began with 85 first

Bates parents take part in Frozen-themed Parent University program

Bates Academy parents participated in the February “Parent University on the Go” Frozen-themed STEM course. The program created fun and engaging exercises for parents to do with their children, capitalizing on the popularity of the Disney hit movie, Frozen, as well as Spelling Bee-themed literacy courses to improve students’ vocabulary, reading and writing. For more information about DPS Parent University, call (313) 240-4377.

Bates teacher wins Michigan Science Teachers Association Scholarship

Bates Academy Teacher Kimberly Finley was awarded the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Scholarship on Thursday, Jan. 29. The scholarship provides the opportunity for Finley to attend the 2015 MSTA conference in Grand Rapids February 27-28. About MSTA MSTA is a leadership and advocacy group for science education in Michigan. The scholarship opportunity is open to teachers across the state to attend a two-day teacher development conference. For more information, visit www.msta-mich.org.

DPS students participate in 2015 Future City Competition

Students from Bates Academy, Blackwell Institute, Clippert Academy, Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Henderson Academy participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), on Monday, January 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. According to ESD, Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over a four-month period, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing the contest theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a

State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

Bates Academy students on the rise

Congratulations to Bates Academy students Kayla Tate and Zharia Akeem! Tate was recently announced as the Get Schooled Ambassador of the Week (SAOTW). She won a Playstation Vita and will be featured on the Get Schooled website November 24-28, 2014. According to Get Schooled, students from each Challenge school are selected to serve as Student Ambassadors. These students help promote the Challenge in their school, raise awareness of Challenge goals, increase school spirit throughout the Challenge and help their school finish at the top. Click here to check out Kayla’s Get Schooled National Attendance Challenge SAOTW feature!   Also, Zharia Akeem, was named the MIKidsCan essay winner for her piece titled “How I Keep Myself Active.” MIKidsCan is an initiative

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

It’s Makeover Week in Detroit Public Schools! Bates Academy kicks off the week unveiling $2.7 million interior makeover to parents and students Wednesday

Carver STEM Academy, Cody Academies Campus, and Durfee Elementary-Middle School to also host makeover events in conjunction with partners including Target Corp., The Heart of America Foundation, the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Bates Academy parents, students and staff participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s $2.7 million interior makeover on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. to kick off Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever Makeover Week, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and will culminate on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the statewide pupil Count Day. Four schools total will celebrate makeovers including Carver STEM Academy unveiling a new Media Center donated by the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance on Thursday, Sept. 25; Cody Academies Campus will host a dedication ceremony for its new $1 million football field on Friday, Sept.

Detroit Native Big Sean serves as Celebrity Principal for the Day in Recognition of Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge Winner, Bates Academy

View photos from the event below! Recording artist and Detroit native Big Sean returned to his hometown on Thursday, June 12 to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge this spring, which is a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools. MTV’s Sway and DJ Fingers of FM 98 WJLB joined Big Sean to host an all-school assembly celebrating the school’s victory. More than half of all participating schools posted attendance increases during the challenge. Durfee Elementary-Middle School students, who saw their attendance jump a