Decision Day took place on May 1. Decision Day is celebrated nationwide for high school seniors to declare where they are going to college or show what path they will follow as they graduate from high school.
Several of my DAPCEP classmates and I completed the science fair process at Cobo Hall in March. This process was truly labor intensive and our DAPCEP teacher Sheryl Evans would not accept anything but our best.
The Eye of the Hurricane staff interviewed Frederick Douglass principal Berry Greer so students could learn a little more about him. Question: What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? Seeing the boys grow from boys to young men because most of them have been here since sixth grade. Answer: What are your hobbies? My hobbies are model rockets and I also play in a big band [Ben's Friends]. Q: What was your position before being principal? A: I came up through the ranks, I was a dean of students and assistant principal. Q: What inspired you to be a principal? A: I [was] never really inspired to be a principal.
Have you ever had a teacher a teacher that just made you ask yourself how on earth did this teacher get this job, well I'm here to deliver bad news. In a letter dated April 27, 2017 from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services has “carefully reviewed data about educator preparation program graduates, K-12 course offerings...teacher assignments and determined...the following endorsements will no longer be issued on certificates after July 1, 2026.” They are “Bilingual, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Dance, Fine Arts, Journalism, Marketing Education, Polish, Recreation, Russian, Sociology, and Visual Arts Education Specialist.” What this means is a new change in roughly ten years.
Selected journalism students from different programs were given the opportunity to sit in on a couple lectures at Comerica Park before a Tigers game. The speakers specialized in sports communication and sports journalism.
Death is inevitable, and those in yearbook and newspaper are given the task of deciding how to appropriately report deaths within the student body. Current RHS seniors have grieved four peers’ deaths, due to accidents, sickness and suicide.
Senior Shalonda Shamily was awarded an opportunity by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to be an exchange student this summer. CIEE is a non-profit organization that provides educational travel to high school students. “I’ll be studying modern and standard Arabic and I’ll also be studying the dialect that’s spoken in Morocco, which is also Arabic,” said Shamily.
Following the creation of the “Studio of Infinite Possibilities”, at Cass Tech -- A studio sponsored by Big Sean and Adidas-- the “Sean Anderson Foundation” and its counterpart, “Mogul Prep”, have been heavily involved with Cass Tech and its students.
Twice a month at Frederick Douglass Academy, students from over 35 Detroit Public Schools Community District gather as part of Geographic Information System (GIS) program. The GIS program consists of students working with professionals to learn more about computers and GIS maps in hopes of preparing them for a summer job. According to the Grace Project, which runs the program, students who finish eight required courses will be qualify for a six-week GIS internship with a City of Detroit department. I participated in the program on Feb.
The "We Matter 2" mentoring program at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men was started during the 2015-2016 school year by Dean of Students Saleem Shaheed.
The Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men has offers a unique school program: An agriculture program that students learn how to grow fruits, vegetables and spices and then cook meals with the ingredients they grew. There are several gardens and now a hoop house (indoor greenhouse) on school grounds. In addition to gardens at the school, the students in the program complete all sorts of small projects.