This is a FAVORITE week for Distinctive Schools, as this week we are celebrating the incredible teachers who help our scholars to GROW! Wishing you all a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #TeacherAppreciationWeek #BeDistinctive
3 months ago, Distinctive Schools
"Wherever you find something EXTRAORDINARY, you'll find the fingerprints of a great teacher" – Arne Duncan
Reading month Fun! Mr. Counts spent story time with the 1st graders reading one of my favorite books We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Mr. Counts with students
Spotlight on DCP-HW’s very own Mrs Chapmen! She has been a great role model to not only her colleagues, but to all the young women she’s encountered. She and her daughter have written a book called “Stop Calling Me Weird” which motivates children to embrace who they are and to ensure inclusiveness. Kudos to you Mrs. Chapman and thank you
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Ms. Chapmen signing a book
The Harper Woods team has lots of opening day spirit!
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Teachers in Detroit Tigers gear
Student in Detroit Tigers shirt
DCP/HW students had a great time at the Piston’s training center where they participated in many STEM activities!
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Students participating in STEM activities
DCP-HW really showed out with the battle of the apparel. Today it was Nike vs. Adidas. Even though the staff showed their full support for Adidas. The students showed that the love of Nike was in the house. I’m sure Run Dmc would have been pleased with all the adidas love. Great job DCP
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Students smiling
Staff in matching outfits
Twinning at Harper Woods!
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Teachers and student wearing the same shirt
Distinctive Schools Michigan – we want to hear from you! Which calendar option do you prefer for the 2022-23 school year? Let us know here: https://bit.ly/DSMI_Calendar2223_feedback by 5pm this Friday!
4 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Calendar Updates
Today is Administrative Professionals Day! We are so happy to celebrate all of our amazing Distinctive Schools Administrative Professionals, thank you for all the hard work and care you put into making sure our campuses run smoothly. We appreciate you!
4 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Administrative Professionals Day
Happy Earth Day from Distinctive Schools! We are committed to helping our students learn about sustainability and protecting our planet. What are some ways you and your family show love to our environment? 🌳❤️
4 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Earth Day
We’re updating our masking policy, effective April 25, 2022, Distinctive Schools (DS) Michigan schools will implement a mask optional policy. While this means masks will no longer be required inside school buildings, they will still be highly recommended. Temporary masking may be required upon return to school for positive individuals or others under the local health department guidelines. As always, if your child feels sick, stay home.
4 months ago, DCP Harper Woods
Mask Update
Today is National Paraprofessional Day! The work our paraprofessionals do is so important – to ensure that students of all abilities have what they need to succeed. We thank you for all you contribute to our learning environments! We celebrate incredible, supportive, thoughtful educators every day – and especially today! We appreciate you, Distinctive Schools Paraprofessionals!
4 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Paraprofessional's Day
Happy National Assistant Principals Week! Assistant Principals, this week is all about YOU! Thank you for your dedication and leadership, as work to keep our schools running smoothly, every single day. We cannot say it enough – you are all #ALLin, and you mean so much to all of us. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!
4 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Assistant Principals
Happy #SELday everyone! SEL or Social Emotional Learning is extremely important to our mission at Distinctive Schools. When students understand their emotional health, they grow as individuals both in their academics and daily life. Shout out to our partners @Move_ThisWorld for their amazing SEL curriculum and thank you to caresolace24_7 for making the first steps in getting support even easier!
5 months ago, Distinctive Schools
SEL Day
This week is National School Social Work Week and we are celebrating our amazing Social Workers! Thank you for partnering with students, families, and staff to ensure our communities are safe, warm, welcoming environments for all! We appreciate you!
5 months ago, Distinctive Schools
School Social Work Week
Celebrate – Honor – REFLECT Today is the final day of Black History Month. We close with a quote from the always inspiring author, novelist, playwright, poet, activist, and brilliant mind of James Baldwin, “History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary…” Let his words serve as a reminder that history is being written now, as we carry it in our hearts, we celebrate, honor, reflect. Black history is everyday.
6 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Black History Month
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad is an educator, curriculum designer & author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. As we reflect on how we as educators can strive to #CultivateGenius, Dr. Muhammad’s texts have been so inspiring! Her work has provided an incredible framework for how we REFLECT on curriculum and analyze texts.
6 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
Celebrate – HONOR – Reflect Marva Collins, famous Educator, Chicago native, and education pioneer, is someone whose life and work are held in high HONOR. Marva Collins worked to serve students with a focus on teaching and reaching the whole child. As an educator, including in developing a whole-child model and philosophy, Collins ensured that strong teaching and learning take place every single day – she is an amazing example of passion and dedication; she is a testament to the impact a teacher can have.
6 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Black History Month
Remote Learning Day! Due to inclement weather, our campus building will temporarily close on Friday, February 18, 2022. Check your email for next steps and updates. Be safe, stay warm, and log in to learn remotely with us!
6 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Campus Notice – Remote Learning
There is no one way to be kind, there are infinite ways! Do what you can today to make someone’s day. Being Distinctive means being kind – what can you do today where you are, with what you have to #MakeKindnessTheNorm? #RandomActsofKindness #BeDistinctive
6 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Random Acts of Kindness Week