Blog - Cornerstone Schools

Categories

Academics | Career Development | Character Development | Cornerstone in the Community | Our Schools | Our Students | Resources | Meet Our Team | Partner Spotlight

Checkmate! Chess At Cornerstone

Chess has been part of Cornerstone for many years, and was recently revived at one school thanks to a chance encounter.

Read Article
Cornerstone Students Take to the Airwaves

An innovative program at Cornerstone provides opportunities for students to write, host, and produce their own radio shows.

Read Article
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Communities: Cornerstone’s Comprehensive Wellness Program

Our Wellness Program promotes healthy habits among students, encouraging them to be role models for health within their peer and family circles.

Read Article
Cornerstone First Detroit Schools Accepted to Verizon Innovative Learning Program

1,000 internet-connected devices provided to all Cornerstone middle school students and teachers

Read Article
School Libraries: A Labor Of Love At Cornerstone

Building Cornerstone libraries is a labor of love for our schools.

Read Article
Mike Morse Law Firm Brings Project Backpack to Cornerstone Students

The Mike Morse Law Firm steps up to supply Cornerstone, and thousands of other Detroit students with supply-filled backpacks to begin the new school year right.

Read Article
Tashawna Adams

Tashawna Adams empowers students by making sure they understand that they are intelligent, loved, and capable of great things.

Read Article
Akilah Hall

Akilah Hall encourages students to look out for one another.

Read Article
Marilyn Thomas

Marilyn Thomas is determined to help each student become successful according to their hopes, wishes and dreams.

Read Article
Edward McLean

Edward McLean models positivity and productivity for his students every day.

Read Article
Markisha Stovall

Markisha Stovall wants her students to believe that greatness is in their DNA.

Read Article
Courtney Ross

Courtney Ross uses her professional super powers of love and laughter to encourage students.

Read Article
Cornerstone Athletics = Winning At Life

At Cornerstone, we’re preparing students who participate in our fitness and athletic programs to win on the field – and more importantly to win in life.

Read Article
Honoring Cornerstone Principals

Cornerstone Principals are the best! Meet them here.

Read Article
The Importance Of Quiet Spaces At School

Learn why Cornerstone classrooms have dedicated quiet spaces to help students self-regulate.

Read Article
Christina Gaines

Christina Gaines is a great team player in the classroom and out.

Read Article
Five Reasons You’ll Love Working At Cornerstone Schools

Five reasons you’ll find yourself at home at Cornerstone Schools

Read Article
Reeva Whitehead

People Person – I like to take on challenges and find solutions.

Read Article
Regina Bailey

Loving Leader – My students know I love each and every one of them.

Read Article
Donley Rocker

Innovative Role Model – Empowering students to live their complete lives

Read Article
Eva Robinson

Caring Encourager – Encouraging students to be present and aware of their truest selves, so that they can remain motivated to excel.

Read Article
Elijah Richardson

Empathetic Advocate: Improving the lives of Detroit’s youth.

Read Article
Journey to Atlanta to Deepen Our Complete Life Mission

In March, friends from our community were part of a very special weekend in Atlanta to honor our only living namesake, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, as the City of Atlanta celebrated his 90th birthday.

Read Article
Ellyshia Thompson

The Energizer – Highly respected for her down-to-business professionalism.

Read Article
Brandon Clark

Compassionate Comedian – Helping students find the clarity of their purpose.

Read Article
Reading Month Round-Up

Cornerstone celebrates March Reading Month in a variety of fun and educational ways!

Read Article
Naji Mazloum

Passionate Motivator – Naji Mazloum uses his own experiences to motivate and encourage his students

Read Article
DECA Students Shine at State Competition

Cornerstone DECA students bring their best to the state competitoin.

Read Article
Renate Matthews

Creative Innovator – Renate Matthews’ creativity, enthusiasm, and willingness to innovate are very important for students.

Read Article
Yolanda Taylor

Creative Innovator – Her creativity, enthusiasm, and willingness to innovate are very important to our students.

Read Article
Honoring Our Namesakes

Cornerstone names its schools after significant Founders and Civil Rights Leaders as one name. The school names uniquely depict an American journey, together.

Read Article
Comerica VP Inspires Students

Five reason you’ll find yourself at home at Cornerstone Schools

Read Article
A Turning Point for the Complete Life

Cornerstone Schools honored Civil Rights Icon Andrew J. Young by dedicating its new “Center for the Complete Life” in his name at a ceremony on Friday, October 29. Students, alumni, teachers, partners and community leaders gathered…

Read Article
Dr. Shelia Wofford-Glenn

Using Student Data to Advance Achievement – “Cornerstone team energy is contagious!”

Read Article
Lois Robinson

A Commitment to Excellence, and the Belief That Our Children will be Successful with the Proper Tools for Learning. – “The Cornerstone Family makes Cornerstone special!”

Read Article
David Bologna

Helping Students Grow – “I love working with a wonderful group of Partners and friends that want to support Cornerstone students.”

Read Article
Tanya Allen

Building Relationships is Amazing – “Career Pathways makes Cornerstone special.”

Read Article
Metecia Stubbs

Finding the Educators with a Passion for Learning – “I love that I have the ability to provide our students with some of the best educators in the world.”

Read Article
Jennifer Oswald

Collaboration is Everything – “I truly believe that when the adults stop learning, so do the students”

Read Article
Latisha Brown

With a strong team we can accomplish anything

Read Article
Mona Kidder

Serving Students is a True Privilege – “What I love most is building relationships with current and new Cornerstone Partners and friends”

Read Article
Kelsey Christensen

3rd Grade Teacher and Adventure-Seeker – “I’ve always felt very supported working at Adams-Young.”

Read Article
Paul Lee

Cornerstone Engineer & Super Dad! – “Cornerstone is an opportunity for me to fulfill a goal I’ve set for myself: to help others and show love to everyone I can.”

Read Article
School Uniforms – Promoting Cooperation and Positive Behavior

When you visit one of our schools, I promise you’ll be impressed by how great our students look.

Read Article
Parent Engagement Leads to Student Success

At Cornerstone, our families are important to us. We love connecting with our parents and caregivers and welcoming their involvement in a variety of ways throughout the educational journey of their child.

Read Article
Lead With Love

Valentine’s Day is this week, and when we think of that day, we of course think of love.

Read Article
Inside Literacy

What comes to mind when you think about literacy? Do you think about reading?

Read Article
Serving Others During COVID-19

Monday, January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. It is the only federal holiday set aside as a national day of service. AmeriCorps has been charged by the federal government…

Read Article
Accountability & Celebration with iReady

iReady is a digital tool with such richness and depth that it has spawned an entire site of ideas devised by educators to maximize its use.

Read Article
Give the Gift of Reading

The holiday time of year can be filled with the rush of gatherings, time with family, and in most cases a break from the norms of the day.  In all this hustle and bustle, the standard time for teaching can often be lost. 

Read Article
Responding to a Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Educators with a scholar who has ADHD or parents of a child with ADHD face a unique set of challenges.

Read Article
Mentoring in the Blended Environment

An effective mentor can often be the difference between a student succeeding or failing in an online environment.

Read Article
Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.

During the month of November, the Cornerstone Community is concentrating on gratitude. It’s been shown that expressing gratitude has a wealth of benefits…the mere act of stating what you’re grateful for can…

Read Article
Expressing Gratitude: Transforming the Lives of Young People

Read Article
Autism Awareness in the Classroom

I began working with students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Teacher of Speech and Language Impaired 46 years ago. 

Read Article
Parent Engagement is Essential to Student Success

Parents are considered a child’s first teacher before collaborating with classroom teachers. Given this, as children develop, steadfast parental involvement and engagement is fundamental to a youngster’s lifelong learning and growth.

Read Article
The Benefits of a Family Schedule

There is no job in the world quite as busy, overwhelming, or rewarding as that of a parent.  As the long lazy days of summer have come to an end, and school has started, the family calendar is getting a work out.

Read Article
All Students Deserve to be Healthy, Active & Ready to Learn

It’s startling to realize that the United States ranked last out of 21 industrialized nations in child health and safety. It is imperative that students are well-fed and active if they are going to be ready to learn.

Read Article
Preparing for the New School Year

Summer is ending. For many, this only means one thing.  It’s back to school time! The adjustment from summer break to school schedule can be a daunting task for any parent and child duo.

Read Article
The Importance of Early Career Exposure

In Detroit and other Michigan cities, employers are struggling with a talent shortfall that limits their growth and that of the overall economy.

Read Article
The Adventure of Summer Reading

“Summer slide” is not a ride at the local carnival, but a real issue, especially in lower income areas.  Children in low income areas tend to fall back two reading levels or more during summer months, which puts many children who are already below grade level at an even greater disadvantage. 

Read Article
Why Charter Schools?

Schools help shape us and define our early formative years.  Given that schools play such a vital role in a student’s life, it is important that we select schools with programs that will be the most valuable for our children.

Read Article
Individualized Learning

Many of us have heard of the term “Individualized Learning”, but what does it really mean? How does a teacher build individual learning structures with 30-36 students in a classroom?

Read Article
The Importance of Art in Education

The Arts create joy and success in education.  Having taught art in Detroit for over 15 years, the path I choose was right.  I love what I do.  The arts are important to education because they bring a form of truth to learning and enrich curriculum while bringing joy to students.

Read Article
Regular Attendance is Key to Academic Success

The quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit”, by the philosopher, Aristotle is on a poster on the wall next to the door that leads into my office.

Read Article