Pink Out-Student stand up to cancer to promote breast cancer awareness
Students wear pink ribbons to promote awaress
Sabbath Middle School Band ready to perform
Winners of Sabbath Gives Back
Ruppel's First Hour Wins Give Back
Students who made first quarter honor
Honor Rolls Students at Sabbath
Ms. Hills presents medals to students
Male Mentor Trip to Romulus Sport Center
Male Mentoring Trip

Welcome to Clarence B. Sabbath Middle School

Greetings Sabbath Family,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my excitement about my appointment as Principal at Clarence B. Sabbath 6-8 Preparatory Academy.  As school leader my goal is to facilitate and promote a school culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, innovation and collaboration.  It is my intention to implement and focus on these important traditions and practices.

Let me share some information about my educational background and professional experience.  After graduating from Osborn High School, I attended Upper Iowa University.  While at UIU, I majored in Elementary Education and studied Psychology.  After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, I attended the Wayne State University where I earned a Masters of Arts in School Guidance Counseling and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.  I began my professional career with the Detroit Public Schools as Elementary Teacher at Edmonson Elementary for three years.  Afterwards, I served as School Guidance Counselor at Bagley Elementary for four years.  Soon after, I served as Assistant Principal at Lessenger K-8 and Marquette K-8 Schools respectfully.   Furthermore, I served as Principal at Hamilton K-8 School.  For the past six years, I served as Principal of Clark Preparatory Academy.

This year’s goal at Sabbath 6-8 Preparatory Academy is “Academic Excellence. Where Everyone Learns, Every Day”.  It’s imperative that we provide our students the highest possible education.  We must exhaust all systems and resources while preparing our students to become productive citizens in society.  My goal as Principal is to encourage, motivate, and provide support for each and every Stakeholder at Sabbath.  It’s imperative that we work together as a TEAM.  We must all work to make each other better and more productive.  In return, the students at Sabbath will receive the skills and knowledge needed to compete nationally and globally.  I look forward to meeting each and every one of you as we embark on the start of a very successful and rewarding 2017-18 School Year.

Educationally Yours,

Demond Thomas


Clarence B. Sabbath 6-8 Preparatory Academy

Phone: (313) 297-9654


Understanding Exposure/Experience + Setting High Expectations + Providing Encouragement= Academic Excellence


Upcoming Events

  • 27 May
  • 28 May
    • Memorial Day Recess
      May 28
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:
    • Memorial Day Parade - Sterling Hgts. (Band)
      May 28
      10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • 29 May
    • Classes Resume
      May 29
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:
  • 6 Jun
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Jun 6
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      LGI Room, 1460 Coolidge Highway, River Rouge, MI, United States
      School Board
      Board of Education Meetings are conducted on the first and third Wednesday of each month unless indicated by an asterisk (*). Meetings will convene at 5:30 p.m. Closed Executive Sessions and Special Board Meetings will be called as needed. Meeting dates subject to change in appropriate time frame. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:
  • 18 Jun
    thru Jun 20
    • 1/2 Day Students AM - Records Day PM
      Jun 18 - Jun 20
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:
  • 20 Jun
    • Last Day of School
      Jun 20
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:



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Sabbath Middle School

340 Frazier St.
River Rouge, MI 48218
Phone: (313) 297-9600 press 42
Fax: (313) 297-5695


Demond Thomas
Nickolus South
Academic Engagement Officer


Antoinette Hill
(313) 297-9654

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Reports & Forms

Below are reports and forms specific to Clarence B. Sabbath Preparatory Academy. To view more reports for any of the district entities please visit the reports section.

PDF DocumentSabbath Student Handbook
PDF DocumentSchool Improvement Plan
PDF DocumentEducation Yes Report
PDF DocumentAnnual Education Report Letter
PDF DocumentAnnual Education Report


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