Middle School Girls Basketball (5th – 8th)
- Tryouts are 9/26-9/28
Cheerleading (3rd – 8th)
- Tryouts are 10/11
Middle School Boys Basketball (5th – 8th)
- Tryouts are 10/11-10/13
See the Flying Classroom program in action at Inkster Prep in this video.
ALL Inkster Preparatory Students in grades K through 7 can participate
Essays, Art or Poetry are due to the Inkster Main Office no later than Friday, February 18, by 3 p.m.
All entries must include: students name, age, grade, school, teacher and contact number.
Winners will be formally announced and awarded their prizes at the Virtual Celebration on Monday, February 28, at 5 p.m. A link will be sent out.
For contestants: Please choose one or two of the following topics:
Essay 1: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and why you think that he or she should receive the Nobel Peace Prize. (One winner per grade level)
Essay 2: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and explain why you would like to grow up to be like that person. (One winner per grade level)
Essay 3: African Americans have been depicted in many wonderful nonfiction books written by African American authors. Read a Young Adult Fiction title and imagine that you are one of the African American characters in the story, how would you relate to the same difficult situation that the character faces and why. (One winner per grade level)
Poem: Write a poem about an African American person or a special event in African American history. (One winner per grade level)
Art: Create a drawing or an original piece of work about an African American person or a special event in African American History. (One winner per grade level)
All essays must be typed and have a cover page with, name, school, grade and teacher’s name
For more information contact:
IPA Main Office, 27355 Woodsfield St., Inkster, MI Phone: 313-273-3825
See scoring rubrics here (PDF) for grades 2-7. Grades K-1 will be scored on effort, work, striving, and willingness to try.
The Inkster chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta will score the competitions and issue prizes on February 28 during the African American History Month Virtual Celebrations on Zoom. Top prizes include $25 gift cards and student choices of Five and Below gifts.
Or, submit your form one of these ways:
Once your decision is recorded with the school, students will receive their choice of Chips or Candy Bar!
WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
Dear Inkster Preparatory Academy Students, Families, Teachers and Community,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Inkster Preparatory Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with high performing students, extremely dedicated staff and a supportive parent and school community. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build upon the excellence of our young scholars. My official start date at Inkster Preparatory is August 23. Pamela Farris and staff have been working diligently for a strong school opening.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years. I have worked with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a self-contained classroom and special education teacher, K-8 instructional coach, Assistant Principal and Principal across the Metropolitan Detroit area.
My initial goals are two-fold: a strong school culture and instructional leadership to move every student each day towards career and college readiness. We will focus on the skills our students need to be successful in school, on tests for careers and college, as well as the rapidly changing job market. I do believe authentic literacy and math logic are common skills that binds all of these together, as our students will be reading, writing, speaking, reasoning and solving problems every day in all of their classes. I believe these skills are necessary for every student to acquire in order to be successful in their future endeavors.
Successful schools have very regular communication, community and parent partnerships. An old African proverb states that “It takes a village.” As my partner in learning thank you in advance for joining being a part of the village to move students towards excellence. We will get to know your student to ensure they develop the academic foundation skills and positive character in preparation for high school.
I value the feedback from our Parent Partner community and staff. Please feel free to contact me at the school, mobile phone by text, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or social media to discuss our school and our path to greatness.
I look forward to working with the Inkster Preparatory Academy teachers, staff and community to ensure that we have a safe and very productive 2021-2022 school year together.
Ricardo Martin, Ed.D. | Principal
Always Mentoring and Coaching in Excellence
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Inkster Preparatory Academy is excited to announce our partnership with the Youth For Global Health & Social Justice. IPA students will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students across the world to bring awareness to every country’s right to clean water sources.
IPA students will also participate in STEM projects with local area scientists and engineers.
To learn more about this wonderful program at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=35967