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Coding continues at Gompers

Students at Gompers Elementary-Middle School participated in the QSTEM program through a partnership with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and Quicken Loans last month. The middle school students engaged in exciting, hands-on educational technology programming including coding software and constructing hardware. Educational activities outside of the classroom allow students to see first-hand the opportunities that stem from excelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “This program inspired students to pursue further education and experience STEM career paths,” said Deana Kolomjec, Good News Ambassador for Gompers.

“Solve for Tomorrow” State Finalist from Gompers Elementary-Middle School

Congratulations to Glynis Flowers at Gompers Elementary-Middle School! She was selected as one of the five state finalists in the 2016-2017 Solve for Tomorrow contest. Her impressive innovative ideas to inspire her students and improve her local community through STEAM has won a Samsung Galaxy Tab for her classroom! As a State Finalist, she qualifies to move onto the second phase of the contest where she will compete for the state title against four other finalists.

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 the community around Gompers. The event was held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Additionally, Gompers students’ artwork, displayed currently at the DIA, received 1st place award at the exhibit! Guests can visit the DIA and see the students’ art currently on display until June 5, 2016. Special thanks to the Office of Fine Arts for selected Principal Milner for this great honor. Story and photos

5th Annual SAE International Motorized Toy Car Competition

Detroit Public Schools’ students participated in the 5th Annual SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Motorized Toy Car Competition April, 12-13 at Cobo Center. SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 12: 15° Ramp Competition: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 19, Munger Elementary-Middle School 30° Ramp Competition: 3rd place: Team 31, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Speed: 1st place: Team 24, Bates Academy 3rd place: Team 21, Munger Elementary-Middle School SAE International 2016 JetToy Competition Results April 13: Distance competition: 3rd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School Distance with weight: 3rd place: Team 64, Emerson Elementary-Middle School Accuracy: 2nd place: Team 105, Munger Elementary-Middle School 3rd place: Team 104, Munger Elementary-Middle School Participating DPS teams included: JetToy Competition  A.L.

Gompers Teacher Arterra Barnes receives National Board 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 learning for students at Gompers. In honor of the achievement, Barnes will be recognized by introducing her to the Michigan State Board of Education in Lansing on April 12, 2016. For more information, visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org. Congratulations Arterra Barnes!

Gompers “Muffins with Moms”

Gompers Elementary-Middle School hosted its First Annual “Muffins with Moms” on Friday, March 18. Nearly 160 Moms and 350 students attended the event. This was an event for Moms to spend time with their children in a school setting, and place importance on creating an atmosphere where students are built up by the presence of fathers and mothers in the school. Photography by: Harold Harris

Gompers Reading and Donuts with Dads!

Gompers-Elementary School students received a special visit from the school’s “Reading Dads” Club on Friday, March 10. More than 20 Dads came to volunteer and read to show their support for March is Reading Month. “The Dads’ mission is to team up with our Gompers teachers as fathers to show our young people we are a team in striving to make sure they are top notch in their lives.” Harold Harris, Gompers Elementary-Middle School Parent. Another successful parent night at Gompers brought more than 125 dads to the school for the “Donuts with Dads” program on Tuesday, March 15. Guests enjoyed a performance by Gompers’ first grader choral students who sang two songs, and two eighth grade students who read poems

Congratulations DPS Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit Finalists!

The 59th Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD) was held on March 9, 2016 at Cobo Center. 1,149 students from 110 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties competed at SEFMD, one of the longest running and largest science fairs in the world. The Senior Grand Award winners will compete at the state Science Fair on Saturday, April 9 at Kettering University in Flint, and at the International Science Fair May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. 2016 Senior Division ISEF Finalists Darrell Tubbs Project: Investigation of Nanoparticle Size to Optimize SERS Substrates for Aerosol Par Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences School: Cass Technical High School, Senior Teacher: Sonya Ross 2016 Junior Division Kailah Collins Project: How Much Do You Use? Category:

District 10 Michigan History Day Competition

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay         Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at marsha.lewis@detroitk12.org.

4th Annual Social Studies Olympiad

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies is proud to present the 4th Annual Social Studies Olympiad. The event took place on Saturday, February 27 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, 3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit, 48207. The State Competition will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 King. 2016 Social Studies Olympiad Results: First Place Winners Quiz Bowl: Senior Division, Cass Technical High School Quiz Bowl: Intermediate Division, FLICS Posters: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Puppets: Intermediate Division, Gompers Elementary-Middle School Rap:  Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Poetry: Intermediate Division, Bunche Preparatory Academy Take A Stand: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Please contact the DPS Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the Social Studies Olympiad, at 313-873-1795.