Happy New Year!
Hopefully the students are recharged and ready to finish the semester strong and in a productive way. Let this new year be a year for us to grow as a Phoenix family and show empathy, support, hope and joy to everyone, everyday. Let us revisit our 7 Pillars of a Phoenix as we are all: Renewed, Ready, Receptive, Respectful, Resilient, Relentless, and Responsible.
As we begin the new year, we are quickly coming to the end of the first semester. Final exams are this month and the quarter three/second semester will begin on January 24th. (See finals schedule below).
Final Exam Schedule
First Hour: 8am - 9:40am
Third Hour: 9:45am - 11:25am
Fifth Hour: 11:30am - 1:40pm
Seventh Hour: 1:45pm - 3:20pm
Thursday, January 19
Second Hour: 8am - 9:40am
Fourth Hour: 11:30am - 1:40pm
Sixth Hour: 1:45pm - 3:20pm
January 12: Academic Ownership - 11th & 12th grade - Presenter Mr. Charles
January 19: Academic Ownership - 9th & 10th grade - Presenter Mr. Smith
January 26: Effective Use of Technology - 11th & 12th grade
February 2: Effective Use of Technology - 9th & 10th grade
March 2: Improving Communication Skills - 11th & 12th grade - Presenter Mrs. Wilson
March 9: Improving Communication Skills - 9th & 10th grade - Presenter Ms. Hackett
Welcome Mr. Stokes!
Albert Stokes has been employed by the Detroit Public School District since 2011. He has served the students in the capacity of substitute teacher, academic interventionist, fifth-grade homeroom teacher, and for the last three years, as attendance agent.
Mr. Stokes is an engineer by formal training and education, having graduated from Lawrence Technological University in 1992. Prior to coming to the DPSCD, he worked for various automotive manufacturers and automotive suppliers as a designer and later as a test & development engineer. Born and raised in the city of Detroit, he is a graduate of Cass Technical High School.
Mr. Stokes has been married to his college sweetheart, Yvonne Stokes, for 45 years. They have three grown children, two sons, a daughter, and four young granddaughters.
Mr. Stokes is a devout evangelical Christian and leads a life that reflects those values. His tireless work-ethic and professionalism has routinely won him praise from administrators and colleagues.
After school programs are held Monday - Thursday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. All students who are staying after school for tutoring, MUST be in the room with an adult by 3:30pm, otherwise they will be asked to leave. At no time should students be unsupervised after school.
Student athletes should be with their coaches beginning at 3:30pm as well. Students involved in athletics who's practices begin later, must leave the school and return for practice, or attend after school tutoring.
Parents, PLEASE pick your student up on time. The building is closed at 5:30pm.
We also have Saturday school which is held from 8:30am - 12:30pm, tutors are available in all subjects.
Pick Up/Drop Off
Student pick up and drop off must happen in the circular drive or on Outer Drive. You cannot drop off on the side of the building near Jerry L. White bus loop. Please stay away from that area.
Please make sure we keep our students safe by dropping them off in the front of the school where they can safely get in and out of the car. Please do not speed through the area or block the loop. If you are waiting in the loop, please park on the right so that parents can drive through on the left.
Students must be in school uniform each day. This includes: khaki or burgundy bottoms, white or burgundy tops, with school ID worn visibly. Parents please ensure students are dressed appropriately each day.
Every student has been assigned a locker. All outerwear and in most cases, backpacks, should be placed in the locker each morning. Students who are having locker issues should see Mr. Grady.
The mission of seminar is to support the personal, social and academic progress of each student, while developing a sense of community. As a reminder, all students are assigned a seminar class and should report EVERY Thursday. Students receive a Pass/Fail grade for seminar. Earning a "F" in this course will negatively impact students' GPA. Please see the syllabus below, which students received in the beginning of the school year, for more information.
Drop Everything and Rise All School Reading Program
Please encourage students to participate weekly and ask them to tell you about what they are reading.
Morning: 7:15am - 8:30am
Afternoon: 11am - 12pm, 12pm - 1pm, 1pm - 2pm
Evening: 3pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5pm, 5pm - 6pm
Girls Basketball Schedule - January
January 16 @ West Bloomfield
January 19 @ Mumford
January 23 vs Cass Tech
January 28 @ East Grand Rapids
January 30 vs King
Boys Basketball Schedule - January
January 13 @ Southeastern
January 14 @ Ferndale
January 24 vs Cass Tech
January 27 vs King
January 31 @ Detroit Voyageur