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Desiree Barrett

Desiree Barrett '08
B.S. Elementary Teaching

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Regent Park Scholars Academy

Mission Statement:

The mission of Regent Park Scholars is to offer the families of Northeast Detroit a K-8 public school with a challenging academic program and a strong culture that values integrity, academic excellence, and accountability, where each and every student is given the opportunity for success in high school, college and beyond.

Regent Park Scholars Academy Location

Address Regent Park Scholars Academy
15865 E. Seven Mile Rd.
Detroit, Michigan 48025
Phone (313) 371-1300
Fax (313) 221-9942
Website www.nhaschools.com/schools/regentpark/

Regent Park Scholars Academy Contact Information

Director:
Paula Dowker, 90.pdowker@heritageacademies.com
Mangement Company:
National Heritage Academies
www.nhaschools.com

Board of Directors:
President: Dr. Judy Alhamisi, jalhamisi8939@marygrove.edu
Vice President: Jennifer Hayes, Jenniferh@businessleadersformichigan.com
Trustee: Susan Owens, gregowens@aol.com
Treasurer: Barbara Bates, bbates@clairmount.com
Secretary: Jasmine Bridges, Jasmine.Ford416@gmail.com
Trustee: Keri Wallace, kerri.a.wallace@gmail.com

LSSU Oversight Officer:
Nick J. Oshelski
Executive Director Charter Schools
noshelski@lssu.edu

Contract (pdf)

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Regent Park Scholars Academy Points of Pride 2013-2014

As we conclude the year, we look back as a Kindergarten team and reflect on the year and take pride in the accomplishments we have achieved. This year has been very exciting in Kindergarten! Science is at the forefront as our students prepare for the future and we want to make sure they have a love for the outside world. We want our scholars to be inquisitive about everything that takes place and investigate what is happening. We have invoked this passion within our students by exposing them to hands on experiences at the apple orchard to discover the changes that happen through the seasons and the life cycle of the tree. They enjoyed a trip to the zoo, which allowed them to see different types of animals and learn about each one. They’ve also been able to investigate the life cycle of a butterfly by watching it occur within the classroom. We encourage a hands-on experience to allow our students’ curiosity to be answered and to further investigate this world.

This year Regent Park was honored to partner with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for our Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Student donated spare change into classroom collection boxes during the month of March. All donations were sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help with their efforts to cure blood cancers. The classroom that donated the most money earned a free Pasta Lunch from Olive Garden. Congratulations to Ms. Miller’s 1st graders for winning the Olive Garden Pasta Lunch!

In December, K-2nd grade and the Middle School Drawing and Design elective class hosted an Art Show. Artwork covered the walls of Regent Park, showing off the hard work and creativity of our students. In the Spring students participated in Field Day. The theme this year was “Under the Sea.” Events included a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, water games, tug-o-war and relays!

This year the 3rd Grade students traveled to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Students and parents enjoyed the experience of seeing one of Detroit’s greatest cultural treasures. The students were shown American Indian artifacts and paintings to coincide with our Social Studies unit on Native Americans in Michigan. In addition, the students learned about Diego Rivera’s famous mural and how it depicts the growth of industry in Detroit.

The 3rd graders also traveled to Cranbrook Institute of Science. While there students were exposed to demonstrations on electricity and magnetism. The students enjoyed the teachers “crazy hair” caused by the Vann DeGraff generator! The students also enjoyed viewing the stars in the planetarium. In addition, they got to see live bats and how they benefit our environment. Students also experienced interactive lectures about the People of the Three Fires. Seeing the birch bark canoe and touching the genuine animal pelts was a unique experience for our students.

The Regent Park Scholars Academy 4th graders had an excellent opportunity to travel to the Detroit Historical Museum at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. During this field trip, students had the opportunity to learn about significant geographic, economic, social, and cultural developments of the city. Students were able to explore the old streets of Detroit which allowed them to walk through buildings, streets, and experiences that replicated the city of Detroit throughout several periods in history. Students were engaged and excited to learn about their hometown and spend the day exploring the history of Detroit!

The 4th graders at RPSA participated in a service project during the 2013 holiday season. Students ran a canned food drive at RPSA in the form of a school-wide competition. Classes were encouraged to bring in as many canned food items as they could over a period of several weeks. A few days before Thanksgiving, the students took hundreds of cans over the food pantry that is operated by our neighboring church, St. Jude. The canned food donations helped to stock the food pantry for families in need that are from the community in which our students live. It was an excellent opportunity for our students to give back to their community and help to provide families with meal essentials for the holidays.

This year was very exciting and memorable for our 5th grade students. In December, the 5th grade visited the Detroit Science Center. It was an awesome trip that I’m sure the students will remember for years to come. Students were able to have hands on access to a variety of science topics. We even got to see a scientist give a demonstration with electricity. The 5th graders are also taking a trip to the YMCA Camp Copneconic in the end of May. This nature camp will give 5th graders a time to bond along with enjoying the outdoors and even learning a bit too! The 5th graders have been working hard and having fun along the way! It was an awesome year!

The middle school had an opportunity to visit Cranbrook Institute of Science this spring. Our 6th and 7th graders were able to explore the mineral gallery and learn about the mineral that come from right here in Michigan as well as thousands of others from around the world. The students were then able to unearth fossils and examine the skeletons of dinosaurs in the Lost World traveling exhibit. In addition, our students were able attend special presentations on geology and weather.

Our middle school is also hard at work producing a student newspaper called Panther Patrol. This is an elective in which our middle school students interview, report on and photograph events happening at our school. The yearend edition will have a special feature on the MOCK elections for 7th grade. Each issue also spotlights of one of our staff members

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Peter Bonneau

Peter Bonneau
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"I’ll be beginning medical school at Wayne State University beginning the fall of 2009 while participating in the U.S. Air Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon receipt of my MD, I intend to enter into a residency in family Medicine and afterwards practice as a family physician in the U.S. Air force."

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