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Verizon donates $20,000 to the Cass Tech Graphic Arts Department

Thank you Verizon for your generous donation of $20,000 to the Cass Technical High School Graphic Arts Department! View photos: https://www.facebook.com/RJPOET/media_set?set=a.10153707697566564.1073742197.503631563&type=1&l=4fb03ca771

Michigan State’s Tony Lippett Prepares for the NFL Draft Day with his former elementary school in Detroit

Michigan State University standout Wide Receiver and Detroit native Tony Lippett is preparing for a day he will never forget, the NFL Draft.  The draft begins on April 30, 2015 and Lippett will be in his hometown as he prepares for where he will be next. During the week of the draft, Tony visited his former elementary school, Duffield Elementary, which is now Detroit Public Schools’ Bunche Preparatory Academy, 2715 Macomb St., on Tuesday, April 28. While onsite, Lippett spoke to students and had a day of football fun back at his old stomping grounds. Lippett paid a visit to each classroom at Bunche and picked the “Best Decorated” rooms showcasing their favorite NFL team that they think Tony will be drafted to,

Burton International Academy claims top prize in Get Schooled Attendance Challenge with a 3.5% increase

17 middle and high schools across Detroit Public Schools participated in the latest Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge aimed to boost school attendance DETROIT (January 28, 2015) — Burton International Academy has been named champion of the latest Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge, earning a $1,000 prize for boosting its attendance by 3.5% and a celebration event at the school. Burton International Academy students enjoyed a dance party on Wednesday, Jan. 28 hosted by a Get Schooled DJ and received a $1,000 check. Students were surprised to learn that a portion of the award funding will be used for new uniforms for Burton International Academy’s dance team, supporting fine and performing arts at the middle school. The remaining funds will purchase

School of the Week: Fisher Magnet Lower Academy

Fisher Lower Creed of Excellence My EDUCATION is important to me. To become educated, I must discipline myself. I will observe the school rules every day to make my school the best school on planet Earth. I will listen to my teachers. I will treat my classmates kindly. I will work with all of my ability. I will work quietly and respect the rights of others to learn in peace. Every day, I will do my best to respect others and to respect myself. My EDUCATION is important to me. ~ Yvonne Stokes Every single morning before the school day begins, the students of Fisher Magnet Lower Academy recite the Creed of Excellence written by Principal Yvonne Stokes. This daily

Renaissance students attend YES Conference at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Thanks to an outstanding partnership with the Michigan GEAR UP Program at Wayne State University, nearly 20 students from Renaissance High School recently attended the YES (Young Educators Society) Conference at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The conference was held on October 30 and aimed to inspire students to think, prepare and plan for their educational experiences beyond high school. The WSU GEAR UP Program services approximately 2,000 DPS students. “This conference has a tremendous impact on DPS students,” said Jamar Lockhart, WSU GEAR UP counselor. “It provides them with exposure to college life from current college students as well as educators and administrators from the University of Michigan. Students were also able to receive motivational words of wisdom from

Bates Academy teams up with AmeriCorps to host annual “Ride Your Bike to School Day”

Students, staff and community members, along with volunteers from the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, took part in Bates Academy’s annual Ride Your Bike to School Day on Friday, October 17. Bates has deemed the special day “Ride, Walk, Stroll to Bates Academy” and welcomed surrounding community members to take part by bike, foot or vehicle to advocate student safety. Parents and students met at All Saints Episcopal Church on Seven Mile Road just before sunrise with patrols from the DPS Police Department, City of Detroit, Sherwood Forest and University District. Members of Bates’ Parent Advisory Council on Student Achievement and Principal Cleo Moody also took part in the event by riding alongside students. The AmeriCorps

AAA announces $200,000+ donation as Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative unveil coordinated Safe Routes to School strategy

From the door of the home to school, in school, and back home, focus is on prevention, intervention, enforcement and re-entry AAA of Michigan on Thursday presented a check for more than $200,000 to Detroit Public Schools to keep students safe while traveling to and from school, as DPS and a host of agencies unveiled a comprehensive Safe Routes to School strategy focused on keeping all students safe through coordinated Safe Zones, volunteer vehicle patrols, prioritized street light replacement, blight removal around student walking routes, signage, Eyes & Ears Patrols, Student Code of Conduct/Dress Code enforcement and positive behavior intervention. AAA/The Auto Club Group President and CEO Chuck Podowski announced the donation, which further expands a strong partnership between AAA

Target Corp. and State Rep. Harvey Santana adopt Carver S.T.E.M. Academy during ARISE Detroit! Neighborhood’s Day

Santana donated 200 backpacks filled with supplies, while Target Corp. volunteers worked to beautify the interior and exterior school grounds. Several DPS schools were adopted by community partners through ARISE Detroit! to help prep buildings and classrooms for the new school year. DETROIT – As part of the 8th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day event on August 2, 2014, ARISE Detroit!  partnered several Detroit Public Schools’ sites with local businesses and community organizations to beautify school grounds, clean and paint the interior of school buildings, and create safe routes to schools. This partnership was created to help prepare the school buildings for the first day of teaching and learning on September 2. Target Corporation, State Representative Harvey Santana and Resurrected Heart partnered with Carver

Walmart surprises DPS teachers with $1,000 donation and gift baskets filled with back-to-school supplies

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Walmart paid a surprise visit to teachers at Bagley Elementary School to present a dozen baskets filled with back-to-school supplies to teachers working during the summer. Walmart Store Manager Tracy Simon also provided a $1,000 Walmart Gift Card to help the entire school purchase supplies for the upcoming school year. The donation is part of a nation-wide movement to celebrate teachers where Walmart executives are visiting schools across the country to surprise teachers with much-needed classroom items. More than 50 students and parents were able to witness the surprise donation, which took place during the school’s LitFest. About the DPS LitFest To combat the “Summer Learning Slide,” the learning loss that happens when children are

Strategic Staffing Solutions donates nearly 500 books to Carver S.T.E.M. Academy

Carver S.T.E.M. Academy was the lucky recipient of more than 500 books recently donated by Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3). Principal Sabrina Evans, along with Carver students and staff, accepted the donation from Carl Bentley, Executive Vice President of Strategic Staffing Solutions, and Shalini Lawson, S3 Detroit Branch Manager, on June 2, 2014. Continuing an annual tradition that spans nearly 20 years, S3, a Detroit-based global IT and business services company, hosts an annual holiday party where guests—including customers, community partners, friends and staff members—are asked to bring new books to donate to DPS students. In recent years, book donations from Strategic Staffing Solutions have helped to fill the libraries of many DPS schools. Strategic Staffing Solutions also has a strong partnership