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Osborn’s Hip Hop Majorette Dance Team took 1st Place at U of M Dance Competition

Osborn High School’s Hip Hop Majorette Dance Team won 1st Place at the 13th Annual University of Michigan Dance Competition on Sunday, March 13 at Crisler Arena. With its spectacular atmosphere along with the energy, the winning team and dancers brought their passion and talent to this competition! The Osborn team took home three trophies for every participating performance category. Congratulations Osborn Dance Team members!

DPS 2015 graduation rates improve 6 percentage points, beating the State’s rate of increase!

DPS students continue to close gap with statewide peers and are now only 2.4 percent away from the state average; gap was more than 17 percent in 2008 Detroit Public Schools’ high school graduation rate increased six percentage points for 2015, bringing the rate to 77.35 percent, the highest rate in a decade. DPS students also continued to close the gap with their statewide peers and now are only 2.4 percent away from the state average. DPS students beat the state’s rate of increase by more than five percentage points. The District’s dropout rate also decreased by nearly 7 percent to 11.47 percent. (Note: Based on cohort graduation rates and cohort dropout rates calculated for all schools in the State

5th Annual NSBE Student Chapter Alternative Spring Break, March 7-9

The Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, will visit nine DPS locations to host the 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break, offering free family engineering nights at K-8 schools and engineering presentations at high schools. The Alternative Spring Break will take place March 7-9 from 4-6 p.m. at participating locations. DPS schools to include: Family Engineering Nights: Monday, March 7: Maybury Elementary School Tuesday, March 8: Bates Academy Wednesday, March 9: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School High School Presentations: Monday, March 7: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern and West Side Academy Tuesday, March 8: Medicine and Community Health at Cody and Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Wednesday, March 9: Detroit

Congratulations Travon Stearns, Youth Citizen Service Award of the Month!

Travon Stearns, a student at Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, was honored with the Youth Citizen Service Award of the Month on Tuesday, March 2 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The award is sponsored by the Detroit Rotary Club. In attendance were Travon’s proud parents; counselor, Nazzareno DelGreco; Scholarship Chair, Penny Bailer and DPS Counseling Director, Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D. Travon will be attending the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor in the fall! Congratulations Travon!

Results of Air Quality Tests at Spain and Four Other Schools Show Only Low Levels of Mold and No Black Mold Present

Water Quality Test at Spain also confirms no lead or bacteria detected  Detroit Public Schools, in conjunction with the inspection of school buildings by the City of Detroit, has engaged a third party, certified environmental consulting firm to address concerns of air quality. The results of the first of these tests, conducted at Spain Elementary-Middle School, Dossin Elementary-Middle School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, A.L. Holmes Elementary School and the Osborn High School Campus have confirmed low levels of mold at these schools. The tests also confirmed that no black mold is present at any of the five schools. The report from ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) for Spain, which was tested on February 6, 2016, said that air

Osborn High School 2nd Annual “MLK Day Service Day” Event

This year buildOn is hosting its 2nd Annual Osborn High School “MLK Day Service Day” event on Monday, January 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Students, teachers and community members are encouraged to come together to attend the special day and take part in various service projects and activities to help beautify the Osborn community. Osborn will partner with several community organizations including AmeriCorps to board 25 vacant houses as part of the Safe Routes to School program, and distribute food and clothes to create a great impact in the Osborn Neighborhood. For more information about the 2nd Annual Osborn High School “MLK Day Service Day” event, contact Kayana Sessoms at 646-338-4041 or kayana.sessoms@buildon.org.

DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more

New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students

Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.

Life Remodeled Osborn Project Starts at the Top

Plans include high school roof repair, 12,000 volunteers to help restore neighborhood  The Life Remodeled 2015 project at Osborn High School and the Osborn community on the city’s east side really is starting at the top – as in raising the school roof. A traditional tear off and replacement of the worn-out and leaky roof would cost the Detroit Public Schools $2.4 million. By instead installing a 150,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art roof system over the school the cost is reduced to about $900,000, said Chris Lambert, CEO of the non-profit community rebuilding effort. According to Lambert, the new roof also will carry a 20-year warranty. “Fixing the roof at Osborn is our football field this year,” Lambert said, referring to the

Osborn MST hosts fundraiser at the Palace

Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology will host a school fundraiser night at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will take place during the Detroit Pistons versus the Chicago Bulls game and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Osborn Athletic Department. For more information, contact Coach Williams or Ms. Jackson at (313) 866-0343. Osborn High School NBA Fundraiser

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM