Tag Archives: Language Arts

Golightly Education Center has been chosen to host a Target/Scholastic Read and Rise Family Reading Event

Golightly Education Center has been chosen to host a Target/Scholastic Read and Rise Family Reading Event on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  It will be held in the new Target Library and Parent Resource room and auditorium.  The event will include light refreshments and a Family Literacy Workshop geared toward parents/guardians where they will receive tips on how to support literacy at home.  Each parent/guardian will receive a Read and Rise Family Guide that contains strategies to help them support literacy with their children at any age level.  A storyteller in the library will read to them. After the literacy presentations, all families will come together to participate in a Build-A-Book activity, and then they will take their books home.  Volunteers from Target will assist the families. Target

Students from Sampson Academy and Farmington debate at Eastern Michigan University for the first time through a program to build self-esteem

Students have been preparing for 5 weeks for big debates on Animal Testing and whether or not peanut butter should be allowed in public schools.  The big moment is here! Students from Detroit Public Schools’ Sampson Academy and Dunckel and East Middle Schools in Farmington have been preparing for the past 5 weeks for their big final debate on Saturday, December 17 in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, as part of the STARS Middle School Debate Program in Farmington, a program designed to build self confidence and increase learning outcomes among middle- and low-income students. The topics are Animal Testing and whether or not peanut butter should be allowed in public schools. 46 students will compete. Where and When: Saturday,

DPS is launching a program to keep some schools open over the holiday break, providing parent workshops, as well as meals and academic learning to students in need

The district is calling for a communitywide effort to recruit hundreds of volunteers to help run the first-time-ever program Detroit Public School announced today that it will keep a portion of the district’s schools open and expects to serve thousands of students over the holiday break by providing extended academic opportunities, free meals and food baskets for the first time ever this year. The full list of schools will be announced Monday. Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, schools will remain open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide learning, fun

Davison Elementary/Middle School students engage in creative quick-writing

P.O.P. (Pencil on Paper) Time© is a creative quick-write where students write on a given topic for 15 minutes.  Each topic of the day is accompanied by a creative, mental picture-painting introduction that helps to stir creativity in young writers.  This introduction is announced daily on the school PA system.   Students have an opportunity to submit their best writing in order to compete for TOP POPPER of the MONTH.  This year, four will be selected each month and they will edit and publish their writings to be showcased on the school’s P.O.P. Time© bulletin board.  Also, each showcased student is given a personalized P.O.P. Time© certificate, a restaurant gift card and their picture posted with their writing. Last but not

The Office of Literacy encourages all K – 8 schools to register for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Program

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis. The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, and develop correct English usage. The program is open to students who have not matriculated beyond the eighth grade and did not turn 15 years old on or before August 31, 2011. The Office of Literacy encourages all K – 8 schools to register for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Program at www.spellingbee.com. The regular enrollment period is from August 16, 2011 to October 17, 2011 and the required fee is $109 per school (no purchase orders).  Late enrollment is on-going through December 16, 2011. There is an additional

Literary Characters Come to Life at Bagley Elementary on Count Day

On October 5, 2011, several members of the Bagley Elementary School staff dressed as characters from children’s books to motivate students to attend school on Count Day. Bagley Staff from left to right: 5th grade teacher, T. Johnson (Pocahontas); 2nd grade teacher, M. Smith (Minnie Mouse); Library/Media teacher, C. Collins (Pippi Longstocking); Principal C. Brooks; Literacy Coach, T. Dyson; parent, T. Baker (Goofy); and 2nd grade teacher, L. Giles (The Cat in the Hat). Bagley students in the back row from left to right: Bagley students in the back row from left to right: Angel Jordan, 5th grade; Diamondnes Hamilton, 6th grade; Dallas Sumrall, 6th grade; Deiara Simpson, 6th grade. Front row from left to right: Jayla Leavell, 5th grade;