Stay true to the values of Respect, Determination, Excellence and Family.
The power of respect: I find success through empathy and integrity.
The power of determination: I have the will to succeed.
The power of excellence: I must take ownership in my learning to succeed.
The power of family: I succeed when we all succeed.
Warrior: Mr. Bruder & various teachers
Boys Soccer: Coached by Mr. Bueckendorf
Girls Volleyball: Coached by Ms. Grow
Boys Basketball: Coached by Mr. Hervey & Mr. North
Boys Wrestling: Coached by Mr. Konen
Girls Basketball: Coached by Mr. Boykin
Girls Soccer: Coached by Mr. Adams
Boys & Girls Track: Coached by Mr. Harris & Ms. Bowman
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Academic Games: Ms. Foster
Bella’s (Female Mentoring Program): Ms. Crumpton & Ms. Lindsey
Book Club: Ms. Kang
Butta Team: Ms. Grow
Chess Club: Mr. Bueckendorf
Debate Team: Mr. B. Harris
Male Mentoring Program: Mr. Harris & Mr. North
National Honor Society: Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Foster
PILOT Program: Mr. Bueckendorf & Ms. Grow
Student Government: Ms. Colaccino
ARTISTIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Music Hall Vocal Jazz: Ms. Weeden
Step Team: Ms. Velinor
Strike Team (Cheer/Dance): Ms. Parer & Ms. Lindsey
“Stomping Out” Annual High School Step Show Competition – 1st Place
BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN - 2013-14 BEST GIRLS’ ALL-STATE TEAMS
Class C Honorable Mention: Teonna Cochran, Arionne Lee & Ashley Looper
BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN - 2013-14 GIRLS’ TEAM ACADEMIC ALL STATE
Class C Honorable Mention
ADDITIONAL MENTORING PROGRAMS
MERIT’S FATE (2012 – present): Saturday program that provides resources and opportunities for underserved youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens; Goal is to ultimately expose students from an at-risk community to an institution of higher education (U of M, Ann Arbor) consistently; While in Ann Arbor, students are motivated through interactive and engaging workshops put on by Community Partners at various nonprofit, university, and corporate entities. View the launch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdvlhM1enRU
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FOR LIFE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (2013 – present): Coordinated by Mr. Bruder, U of D Mercy scholar-athletes mentor JRLA scholar-athletes on Tuesday evenings. Students take field trips to the campus of U of D to study in the library, attend basketball games, and be a part of college-style lectures and learning. For more info on U of D, visit: http://www.udmercy.edu/
The mission of JRLA is to get students to be great in and graduate from college. If students don’t do their homework, they won’t pass their classes to be promoted. Students must have the discipline to do their homework every day without any excuses. Business people who work on Wall Street in NY do not get to go home until they complete their assignments. If a person on Wall Street goes home before his/her job is done, then he/she will be quick to lose their job. We are serious about our mission. If a student does not have his or her homework completed in class, then he or she will stay after school to complete the homework in “Wall Street.” Students must do their homework to be successful in school and life. Failure is not an option.