Gompers Teacher Arterra Barnes receives NB Certified Teacher Award


The Michigan National Board Certified Teacher’s Network commends Gompers Elementary-Middle School Teacher Arterra Barnes for receiving the National Board Certified Teacher Award! Barnes is one of the thousands of teachers across the nation that achieved the highest professional credential available to teachers. Barnes was selected for this award due to her dedication to the profession of teaching and commitment to improving … Read More

Douglass Academy students receive NATAS Award


Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men students Drake Glover, Kamarr Graves and Deon Butler received the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) High School Award for Excellence on April 30 at Detroit Public Television. The students received the award for the production of the music video titled “Peace”.

Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon receives Spirit of Detroit Award


Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon received the Spirit of Detroit Award on Tuesday, May 10. Principal Keenmon was honored with the award by Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López. Good citizenship is a core principle at Detroit Public Schools and something we often like to acknowledge publicly when students are seen demonstrating an act of kindness. Serving as role models to our students, … Read More

EEVPA students receive Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Award


Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Literacy was thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Award on Thursday, April 28 during a reception held at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center. Congratulations: Nikolas Huey, East English Village Preparatory High School Khariane Gray, East English Village Preparatory High School. The two student winners will study in Italy during the … Read More

Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner Honored at the Detroit Institute of Arts


Gompers Elementary-Middle School Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner was honored at the 79th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition. Principal Milner was selected as the 2016 Detroit Public Schools Office of Fine Arts/Data Visual Arts Administrator of the Year! Principal Milner received the award due to her continued dedication to make a difference in the life of visual arts students, in school and in … Read More

Kailah Collins receives Grand Award at the 2016 Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit


Kailah Collins, a sixth grader at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, was named the Grand Award winner of the 2016 Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit! Collins along with her teacher Melissa Goins (who leads the Gompers DAPCEP team) attended the DAPCEP Gold Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

School Supply Donation


My name is Kristin Shaw, I grew up in Michigan and work in marketing in downtown Detroit at Cobo Center. I am a graduate of Wayne State University and live in Midtown Detroit.I have seen the teachers and worked with children of DPS, and felt compelled to do something. I live, work and go to school in Detroit, and although … Read More

Camp Burt Shurly- Volunteers

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Detroit Public Schools alumni, colleagues, and friends are needed to help with beautification projects at DPS Camp Burt Shurly preparing it for DPS student campers. Beautification Day of Service: May 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Camp Burt Shurly beautification projects include painting, cleaning and gardening. Lunch and free bus transportation will be provided. … Read More

Cass Tech Senior Javon Jones

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Javon Jones a contemporary ballet dancer and a Detroit native born and raised in the city. The Cass Technical High School senior is set to embark on the next leg of his young life’s journey. Mr. Jones has earned many honors through his passion for dance and dedication to his studies. Max Mara recently celebrated Mr. Jones as the first Max Mara Young Visionary Award recipient.  Now Mr. Jones has … Read More

Osborn High School Robotics Team


Osborn College Preparatory Academy under the leadership of Principal Senta Ray- Conley, robotics team, “The Knight Riders,” ranked the highest among all rookie teams in a statewide robotics competition. The Center Line District Competition, conducted by “First in Michigan”, an organization established to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, took place on March 17-19. The proud team gratefully acknowledged the support and sponsorship from Rockpointe Church. Oprep Knight … Read More