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Clark’s Annual Taste of Africa Celebration

J.E Clark Preparatory Academy hosted its 5th Annual Taste of Africa Celebration on Wednesday, February 24. Despite the inclement weather, Clark parents and community members still attended the annual event which showcases a variety of educational and cultural performances and delicious foods! Students had the opportunity to “tour” regions of Africa and discover various aspects of African history and culture, and its influence on the Americas. Students in grades K –8 collaborated using music, technology, art and food. The event welcomed more than 100 parents and students this year! Some of this year’s events included: African Fashion Show African Story Tellers African Poetry Pieces Cake Bake Contest African Exhibit/Museum Photo Booth Authentic African Food African Drummers/Dancers Balloon Twist The Event

Clark Preparatory Academy selected as Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s Community Partner of the Year!

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy has been named Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s Community Partner of the Year. Clark will be honored during the organization’s 5th Annual Red Carpet Bash, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The event will be held at The Fillmore Theater with the purpose to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its mission to ReBuild Detroit. Clark was chosen because of its ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity and its continuous efforts to aid in rehabilitating homes in the Morningside Community, as part of an ongoing neighborhood revitalization program. The partnership has helped to provide housing for several families in the Clark Community. According to Principal Demond Thomas, Clark Preparatory Academy is known as the

Clark’s 4th Annual Community Dinner

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy and Community have a lot to be Thankful for this Holiday Season! Clark student council and staff hosted their 4th Annual Community Dinner on Tuesday, November 24. This year, the school’s Service Learning Project fed over 150 people from the Clark Community, St. John’s Community Center, and St. Anne’s Nursing Home. Clark teachers and staff donated turkey, ham, greens, yams, rolls and desserts. Athletes for Charity President Cathleen Laporte donated over 20 turkey baskets to the community which were given out by Principal Demond Thomas at the dinner. “It was nice to know that Clark School and Athletes for Charity have a big heart and care about their community”, said a resident from St. John Community Center.” This is the 4th

Clark Preparatory Academy celebrates 3rd Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk

The students at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy celebrated its 3rd Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on Friday, October 30. Students and staff walked nearly two miles with signs and banners around the Clark Community. Over 200 Clark students in grades k-8 lead the walk joined by various community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Pathways to Potential, Community Schools-Entrepreneur Works, Detroit Drum Line and the East English Village Dance Team. The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk is an inspirational opportunity to unite the community to honor Breast Cancer Survivors, raise awareness about steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. The students were prepared with breast cancer shirts designed

Clark Prep goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy hosted a Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner on Wednesday, October 21 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The heart-warming program had over 100 guests to attend, including St. Anne Nursing Home, Keith A. Collins, MBA/MSPM Families Who Support Breast Cancer Survivors, Inc. Founder/CVO, over 20 Cancer Survivors and their families. The gym was transformed into a beautiful gala which included a live band, Cancer Awareness shirts and a photo booth. Clark has currently raised over $400 thus far for Breast Cancer Awareness. This event was supported by Principal Demond Thomas, and Coordinated by teachers Stacee Smith, Danielle Tobel, Christina Smith, Monica Hester, Rhoda Darling, and Lorraina Norman. Don’t miss the school’s Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to be held

Clark Student Council hosts 2nd Annual “Sweet Heart Breakfast”

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy students in grades K-8 with a 3.5 grade point average or better, were invited to have breakfast with Principal Demond Thomas at the school’s 2nd Annual “Sweet Heart Breakfast” Friday, February 13. Students with outstanding citizenship were also invited to attend the breakfast. Clark extended the invitation to St Anne’s Convalescent Center and treated the residents to a Valentine’s Day breakfast. This year’s menu consisted of delicious homemade pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice and milk.

DPS students participate in Barbara Bush Foundation “Teen Trendsetters” program

An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

“Coats for Kids” at Clark

MGM and Fifth Third Bank donated 150 coats to students at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy on Tuesday,November 18. The donation was made possible by the “Coats for Kids” program and Clark’s partnership with Fifth Third Bank. Each student or parent that expressed a need for a coat, hat or gloves received the items through the donation. More than 75 students benefited from the service with additional garments ready to be distributed to students in need at Clark.

Clark students receive free turkeys

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy was selected to partner with Central Care Management Organization (CCMO) for Youth & Families in conjunction with the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) on Monday, November 24 to participate in a free Thanksgiving Holiday Drive. The holiday drive enabled each student at the school to obtain either a honey baked ham or turkey free of charge. The program serviced over 500 students. The partnership will continue throughout the 2014-15 school year with tutorial services, social activities, conflict resolution, mentoring and group sessions.

Clark Prep Academy hosts 3rd Annual Community Dinner

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy community and Student Council members hosted their 3rd Annual Clark Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Tuesday, November 25. Students and staff dedicated an afternoon to prepare and serve warm Thanksgiving meals to nearly 240 less fortunate families from the Clark Community, St. John Community Center, St. Anne Nursing Home and Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Clark reserved two buses to accommodate guests and a small program was held directly before dinner was served with the theme, “Why We are Thankful.” The annual service is aligned with Clark’s Social Studies Curriculum and required Service Learning Project. This year’s attendees included the Clark Community, local Nursing Homes and St. John Community Center which houses over 50 homeless men. The Detroit Lions and