As part of the National Registration Day on September 7, civil activist Reverend Jesse Jackson along with Mayor Mike Duggan and other political leaders, gathered at Cass Technical High School for a rally stressing the importance of voting to CT seniors. Reverend Jesse Jackson expressed the importance of young people voting and encouraging others to vote.
Last winter, a handful of Cass Tech juniors were given the opportunity to participate in summer programs at Ivy League schools in the summer of 2016.
“So no one told you life would be this way, your job’s a joke, you’re broke your love life’s D-O-A" Many millennials may not know Allee Willis, the theme song writer of the 90’s hit show Friends.
Last year, Cass Tech girls basketball team played Detroit Country Day during the regular season, and Senegal, Africa native Ndeye Rose Fall’s competitive spirit kicked in. When Fall was a sophomore and played for Consortium High School, her team lost to Country Day.
Joann Spencer called Cass Tech looking to donate a scrapbook of sports articles that had been completed by her son, Crathman Spencer in the 1980s.
The Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Camp was created in 2004 to increase the number of football student-athletes graduating high school and earning college scholarships in the Metro Detroit community. “Sound Mind, Sound Body helps players and their futures.
After a 17-hour plan ride, nine Cass Tech students arrived in Japan with former Japanese teacher Renee Packzowski and foreign language department administrator Lori Singleton. The trip was about $5,000 including plane tickets, hotel stays, food, entertainment and transportation.
A 34 composite on the ACT and full ride to Harvard, three Gates Millennium finalist, 12 Scholastic Art awards and a major in Medical Illustration and $925,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Cass Tech’s Senior Scholars. Detroit Public Schools was established in 1842, now in 2016 DPS isn’t nearly the system it was years ago.
As the class of 2016 seniors, we are thrilled to have been given a plethora of opportunities to become successful through Detroit Public Schools. Being a part of DPS since elementary school has given us the opportunity to see growth and changes that have both positively and negatively affects students DPS lose some of the best programs that we feel have shaped us as the students we are today. Teachers and administrators who show hard work and dedication like dance teacher Lisa Reynolds, who won Michigan’s Teacher of the Year, Natalie Barmore, who was named DPS high school Art Teacher of the Year, and counselor Sylvia Sanders, who won Counselor of the Year, are both from Cass Tech.
“Hands Up, Don't Shoot” is a saying heard through the protest held across the nation in midst of the numerous killings of black Americans at the hand of police officers. Michigan State University Law School and Cass Technical High School students paired together to start the conversation most schools will often try to avoid.
Is a summer job the way to start a three-month summer vacation? Maybe students will be interested in summer programs that match their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields in Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Summer programs have been proven to mitigate learning loss and produce achievement gains in the summer and leading up to the upcoming school year.