Crain Communications and MSU High School Journalism Program Documentary

Check out the documentary featuring Detroit Public Schools student journalists in the Crain Communications and Michigan State University High School Journalism Program. The film was directed by Emmy Award winning film maker, Stephen McGhee for Steven McGhee films and Crain Communications Detroit. Detroit high school students finding their voice – Crain MSU Detroit High School Journalism Program  

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Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner Honored at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Gompers Elementary-Middle School Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner was honored at the 79th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition. Principal Milner was selected as the 2016 Detroit Public Schools Office of Fine Arts/Data Visual Arts Administrator of the Year! Principal Milner received the award due to her continued dedication to make a difference in the life of visual arts students, in school and in the community around Gompers. The event was held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Additionally, Gompers students’ artwork, displayed currently at the DIA, received 1st place award at the exhibit! Guests can visit the DIA and see the students’ art currently on display until June 5, 2016. Special thanks to the Office of Fine Arts for selected Principal Milner for this great honor. Story and photos

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Cody MCH’s American Heart Association Metro Detroit Heart Walk Challenge

Medicine and Community Health (MCH) Academy at Cody would like to challenge all Detroit Public Schools to walk in the American Heart Association’s Metro Detroit Heart Walk, on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wear your school colors to show your school pride! Fundraising is optional. For more information about the event, visit www.miheartwalk.org. If you accept MCH’s challenge, e-mail sarah.willis@detroitk12.org with your school’s name and the number of students you are expecting to participate.

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Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather’s Welcome Back Message

Greetings DPS Family,

I want to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back from spring break, and to share Alyicia's daffodils for websome thoughts about how this new season relates to Detroit Public Schools and our important work at hand. Please read more or click here to listen.

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DPS Students Participate in Kroger’s Ninth Annual “I Can Make History” Contest

Student winners in Kroger’s ninth annual “I Can Make History” competition received more than $71,000 in scholarships and other prizes during the contest’s awards dinner held Saturday, April 16 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. More than 400 students, family members and teachers gathered to honor 93 “I Can Make History” award recipients recognized in four categories: art, essay, music and poetry. The Kroger Co. of Michigan received 1,835 entries this year from Michigan students in the 4th through 12th grades. Professionals in each category evaluated the entries and selected the winners.  All entries addressed one of two themes: Name an African American past or present that you admire and describe how that person impacted or continues to impact

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Scholarships, Free College Planning for DPS High Schools

College Funding 123 and Former Lion James Ihedigbo To Offer Scholarships and Free Seminar to Four Detroit Schools  College Funding 123 and former Detroit Lions Safety James Ihedigbo are offering 32 scholarship opportunities and free college planning seminars to high school sophomores and juniors at four Detroit Public Schools this May. College Funding 123 partnered with James Ihedigbo’s HOPE Africa USA charity in 2015 to provide scholarships and college planning education to students and families with the aim of establishing a continuing system of resources to help make the dream of a college education an affordable reality for students today and in the future. The free college planning events will be offered to high school sophomores, juniors and parents at: Detroit

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22 DPS High Schools To Cast Vote In City-wide Mock Elections

Detroit Department of Elections representatives team up with DPS student council and government members to engage students in the importance of exercising their right to vote In efforts to engage young individuals about the importance of participating in city and nation-wide elections, Detroit Public Schools in conjunction with the Detroit Department of Elections will host a city-ide Mock Election providing voting polls at 22 DPS high schools on Tuesday, May 3. Beginning at 8 a.m., DPS high school students will receive the opportunity to cast their vote on who they feel the next president of the United States should be, and two issues they feel passionate about within their schools (which were crafted by the students). This real-life opportunity was

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Douglass Academy students receive NATAS Award

Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men students Drake Glover, Kamarr Graves and Deon Butler received the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) High School Award for Excellence on April 30 at Detroit Public Television. The students received the award for the production of the music video titled “Peace”. Video link: Peace

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DIT JAG Competition Winners

Students from Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody traveled to Lansing on Thursday, April 28 to compete against students from all over the state of Michigan at the JAG (Jobs for American Graduates) Career Development Competition for Product Development. DIT students took home 2nd place at their first JAG competition and was the only DPS school to place in the competition. Under the direction of JAG specialist Ms. Genie Davis, the Cody-DIT students excelled in their first year of the program. Principal Latoya Hall-King is extremely proud of her students at Cody-DIT and congratulates all of the participants on their hard work!

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DPS Students Participate in Kroger’s Ninth Annual “I Can Make History” Contest
5/4/2016

22 DPS High Schools To Cast Vote In City-wide Mock Elections
5/2/2016

Douglass Academy students receive NATAS Award
5/2/2016

Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner Honored at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5/2/2016

4th Annual Detroit Public Schools Math Bee
5/2/2016

The following schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 2 due to teacher sickouts. Academy of the Americas, Ann Arbor Trail, Bagley, Bates, Bennett, Blackwell, Bow, Breithaupt, Brewer, Ronald Brown, Bunche, Burton International, Carleton, Carstens, Ben Carson, Carver, Cass Tech, Charles Wright Academy, Clark, Clippert, Roberto Clemente, Cody: APL, DIT, MCH, Communication Media Arts High School, Cooke, Crockett, Detroit Lions Academy, Detroit School of Arts, Davis Aerospace, Detroit College Prep, Detroit International Academy, Detroit School of Arts, Dixon, Dossin, Douglass Academy for Young Men, Durfee, Charles Drew Transition Center, Earhart, East English Village, Edison, Emerson, Fisher Lower, Fisher Upper, Fleming, FLICS (Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies), Gardner, Golightly CTC, Gompers, Greenfield Union, Harms, Henderson, Jerry L. White, Keidan, Ludington, Mackenzie, Mann, Thurgood Marshall, J.R. King, Martin Luther King High School, Marquette, Mason, Maybury, Munger, Neinas, Nichols, Noble, Osborn: College Prep, Evergreen, MST, Palmer Park, Pasteur, Priest, Pulaski, Randolph HS/CTC, Renaissance, Paul Robeson, Sampson, Schulze, Spain, Mark Twain, Thirkell, Vernor, Wayne Elementary, Westside Academy, Western International, Coleman Young
5/1/2016

Please be advised that there is a possibility that some district schools may be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 2, 2016, due to a potential DFT sick out. As of this 8 p.m., the district has not closed any schools. Please stay tuned to the District’s Facebook page and website, as well as our local media to learn about any specific school closings later this evening or tomorrow morning. We will notify everyone as soon as possible of any school closings. Thank you for your continued support of Detroit Public Schools.
5/1/2016


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