WELCOMING REMARKS: 2022 Community Forum

WELCOMING REMARKS: 2022 Community Forum

Welcome to this year’s SEMIS Community Forum and the third event in our Forum series this week! This is the first time we’ve had an in-person Community Forum in 3 years and the first time we’ve ever had it outside, so this is a very happy moment for all of us in the...
Hand

Hand

“This diagram is a hand representation of our Voice Level chart at The James and Grace Lee Boggs School. For younger kids who find it harder to understand the current chart, I think it would be best to have a diagram that is familiar to them and appealing. I...
Paradise

Paradise

A voice chart illustration shows three birds, a sun, a palm tree, and a house with footprints leading away from it. Labeled “Level 0/zero through Level 4/four with examples of the different sound levels “This diagram is for K – 2 classes for the hallway. I...
Flower

Flower

A voice chart diagram in the shape of a flower. Labeled “Stay Safe!, with 5 petals of a flower illustrating decibel levels 0 -5. “This diagram was created as a flower because the design would grab the attention of little kids. The petals present the order...
Wylie Wonder World: Be Kind!

Wylie Wonder World: Be Kind!

This project was inspired by Wylie students expressing concern about the first day when masks would become optional. Our class found that there were students that were so excited about the opportunity to be maskless at school and others that were very anxious and...
Pyramid

Pyramid

A voice chart that’s labeled “3-5 Hallway Voice Level Chart”, with 0-4 decibel levels, with 4 at the bottom of the pyramid. Side note: “Without a mask, when you breathe droplets travel 1.5 meters. That’s decently far. When you cough, to...
Water Consumption Survey Results

Water Consumption Survey Results

My name is Uriel and I have created two survey questions that could help our school further understand the data collected from our water fountain regarding 20 oz bottles saved. By: Uriel, 8th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit...
Water Consumption Contest

Water Consumption Contest

The 7th graders studied data from the school water fountain about the amount of 20 oz bottles have been saved. Students studied trends, predicted daily amount saved, and challenged the student body to analyze a graph to predict amount saved by 5/31/22. The students...
Caring for Air

Caring for Air

A voice chart that’s labeled “How Loud Am I?”, with 0-4 decibel levels “This diagram was created to represent my influence as an older student in the school for good! This will help the 3rd-5th graders regulate their voice levels in the hallway...
Power of Water: Paint Creek

Power of Water: Paint Creek

Students share data collected from nearby Paint Creek including Google maps and photos of erosion from water. By: Ashton Alexander, Amin Campbell, Luiz Figueroa, Aawaiz Khan, Ali Mahmoud, Langston Singleton, Trenton Szymchack, Kevine Tengo, Furious Turner, and...
Rain Garden FAQs

Rain Garden FAQs

Students share knowledge about rain gardens. By: Robert Caddell, Kamren James, Damarko Jordan, Muneeb Tahir, 11th Grade Teacher: Paula Sizemore, Ypsilanti Community/ACTech HS, Ypsilanti Subject: Earth Science/Environmental Science Theme: Climate Change Resilience and...
Detroit River

Detroit River

The Detroit skyline with a bridge and the Huron River in front of it, view from the highway This image was chosen because this picture looks like home to me. I was born and raised here, and it will always be my home. I was told growing up that “Home is where your...
Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

A grassy cemetery filled with gravestones of various sizes and trees This image was chosen because cemeteries are a sacred place and I had a recent connection with the sacred nature of a cemetery. This is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to...
Recycling – A PSA

Recycling – A PSA

Many people don’t pay attention to where they throw their trash and recycling. We want to teach people how to properly get rid of their “disposable stuff.” By: Ben Prall and Brady Gross, 4th Grade Teacher: Anouk Weiss, Wylie Elementary, Dexter Theme:...
A Greener Detroit

A Greener Detroit

A greener Detroit means more trees in our public parks and better air quality.Note: Student projects may be difficult to hear in spots. Please stay tuned while full written transcripts are being prepared! By: Jacento, 8th Grade Teacher: Kimberly Finley, Bates Academy,...
Beautiful

Beautiful

A color image of a pond with a rocks around the perimenter. A gravestone is on the right side. This image was chosen because while at the cemetery for the field trip, I had the impression that when people come to Bloody Run Creek they think of the ugly past, instead...
Ugly

Ugly

Close-up of a half burned cigarette laying in a groove on a white piece of plastic This image was chosen because I felt like the cigarette was nasty and ugly because smoking harms us and nature. This is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to...
A Crime Against Nature

A Crime Against Nature

Yellowing grass and a chainlink fence with trees and a grey sky behind it This image was chosen because I felt like the fence in nature was a crime against nature. The fence is dividing the land and the vines are rebelling against it.This is a poem from a student...
Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

A flock of 21 birds flying across a grey sky This image was chosen because birds are important to nature. They are creatures that can do anything; they are like humans but are freer.The following is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during...
My Shell Broke

My Shell Broke

A black and white pencil drawing of an egg with a hole cracked into it, laying on the ground The is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year....
Seagulls on a Lamp Post

Seagulls on a Lamp Post

A black and white drawing of a seagull sitting on a lamp post, with two clouds in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year....
Sacred

Sacred

Black and white drawing of a tree of two geese on Belle Isle, with a chainlink fence in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school...
Tree

Tree

Black and white drawing of a tree with a chain link fence in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year. Enjoy! “This...

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