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The Grosse Pointe Academy’s Week in Photos and Images: Feb. 5-11, 2017

A selection of photographs and images that helped define this past week (and the week prior) at the Academy:

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From left, the Academy’s Charlie Wade (3rd grade), Jack Green (2nd grade), Oscar DeLuca (2nd grade), and Lindsay Darke (2nd grade) hold the trophy they earned at the Michigan Elementary/Primary Team Championship tourney held at Baker College in Auburn Hills.

 

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A reminder about open house was posted last week: The Grosse Pointe Academy will be humming with activity on Wednesday, March 8, when the school on Lake Shore Road opens its doors to the community for its annual Open House and Art Show.

 

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Head of School Tommy Adams’ 2017 State of the School is published online: Portrait of an Academy graduate and upcoming program changes highlight address.

 

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R.E.A.L. — The 442 Project: Retelling the story of Detroit: Students selected and researched areas of revitalization in Detroit: artists, businesses, chefs, musicians, poets, designers, and makers.

 

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Academy alum Maria Fields (’16) is continuing her great work with G.R.O.W. at University Liggett.

 

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R.E.A.L. — CSI: Students learned crime-scene analysis techniques such as document analysis, finger printing, blood typing, chromatography, tire track evaluation, and footprint analysis.

 

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R.E.A.L. — Graphic Arts: Graphic Arts: Students learned about Graphic Design and got a chance to meet professionals who work within this creative process. Through a visit to Signal-Return in Detroit’s Eastern Market students saw how graphic designers use art, design, and technology to create printed media and communicate something meaningful to others.

 

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R.E.A.L. — Graphic Arts: Graphic Arts: Students learned about Graphic Design and got a chance to meet professionals who work within this creative process. Through a visit to Signal-Return in Detroit’s Eastern Market students saw how graphic designers use art, design, and technology to create printed media and communicate something meaningful to others.

 

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Metro Parks Mobile Learning Center visited the Early School. Students watched a puppet show and learned the difference between mammals, herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

 

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R.E.A.L class Sharing the Melting Pot, was a new offering this year. This was a cultural class where students focused on food as identity, an important cultural facet of every country and ethnicity, and how immigrants brought these food traditions with them and adapted them to their new environments. The first visit was to Garrido’s Bistro & Pastry in Grosse Pointe Woods where students made and tried several new dishes that originated from European and Latin American countries.

 

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James, left, and Walter Mosely’s springboard to success: In a story published on GPA’s website, physician and lawyer alums talk about the school that helped make them who they are today.

 

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Students in Lawrence DeLuca’s R.E.A.L. class took a tour of Fox2 Detroit with Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning reporter M.L. Elrick.

 

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R.E.A.L. — Graphic Arts: Graphic Arts: Students learned about Graphic Design and screen-printed t-shirts and designed buttons.

 

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R.E.A.L. — Cryptology class is where students learned how to send and receive secret messages using both historical and modern methods.

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About The Grosse Pointe Academy
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving children age 2-1/2 through Grade 8. We foster an inclusive environment that respects all cultures and religious beliefs. We seek to remain faithful to our heritage as a former Academy of the Sacred Heart and to those who through their Catholic faith and perseverance sought to preserve and enhance the legacy of this past for generations. Incorporated as a non-profit institution, The Grosse Pointe Academy is directed by a Board of Trustees working together to serve the Southeastern Michigan community.
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