Parker students will be reassigned in Fall 2012 to the new $21.8 million Mackenzie PreK-8 School (see photos), which will include a large open media center serving the needs of the school’s middle and elementary students. The building design will focus on student safety and will be environmentally responsible. Bright, sustainable classrooms will line colorful corridors centered around an academic commons area and teacher work centers. The new school is among the 18 new or renovated schools that are part of the $500.5 million DPS Capital Improvement Program.
Currently, Parker PreK-8 School offers students a highly structured and challenging academic course of study. In doing so, Parker provides a rigorous curriculum employing the Instructional Learning Cycle, Marzano’s Nine Effective Instructional Strategies, and Differentiated Instruction to meet the needs of all students; and, to prepare them for high school and beyond. In addition, students can participate in extra curricular activities such as the Art Club, sports, and 21st Century Enrichment Programs.
Parker has partnerships with Wayne RESA and other business and community organizations. Parker PreK-8 is a School Wide Title I and MI-EXCEL School operating under the Transformational Model and receiving funding and support services through the State of Michigan and Wayne RESA. We currently benefit from the services of English Language Arts, Math, and Literacy Coaches. Parker also enjoys the participation of a committed and involved parent LSCO.
Two Instructional Computer Labs, six Mobile NetBook Carts, two Mobile Laptop Carts, Art, Physical Education, Extended day tutoring program, 21st Century Afterschool program, Boys and Girls basketball, Cheer Team, Lens Crafters, Dentist R-Us, Career exploration and mentorships with community partners, Accelerated Reading/ Math, Art Club, Student Government, a fully equipped parent room, and business partnerships, such as with Marriott Hotels and Resorts, First Hope Baptist Church, and Wayne RESA.
- All students will work and learn the basic academic and technological skills, which will enable them to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.
- All students are civil to one another and to all adults-in-charge at Parker School.
- All staff members are supportive of all students and supported by their coworkers, the community and administration.
- The community is treated with courtesy and civility.
- Parker School will maintain a beautiful, clean, safe, healthy and orderly environment for students, staff, and community.
The mission of Parker PK-8 Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, is to facilitate the academic and social growth of all students, enabling them to become productive citizens in a highly technical and rapidly changing society.