Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Historic Football Teams MHSAA State Championships with World-Class Parade

In partnership with the Parade Company, DPSCD will celebrate our MHSAA Division 1 and 2 Champions with a world-class parade Monday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. Join us in your spirit team wear as we march down Woodward with the winning teams, school marching bands and Interim Superintendent Meriweather along with “Mason” from the Mason in the Morning Show on 105.9 KISS.

The parade will step off at Grand Circus Park at 1:30p.m. and march down Woodward culminating in a rally at 2:15 p.m. in front of the Spirit of Detroit.

Come out and celebrate the Championship teams, Athletic Director Alvin Ward, Cass Tech’s Coach Wilcher and King’s Coach Spencer, along with proud DPSCD staff and students.

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DPSCD is home to the MHSAA Division I and II Champions

Friday–MHSAA Division 2 Champs are crowned our Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School! Friday, November 25, 2016 was lights out at Ford Field as our King Crusaders delivered a shutout (18-0) and captured the Division 2 title and trophy. Congratulations King Crusaders! Then on Saturday—Cass Tech High School Technicians Won the MHSAA Division 1 Title! The Cass Technicians crushed Catholic Central 49-20 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 to capture the Division 1 title and trophy. NOTE: This weekend’s victories contribute to three championships for each team (Cass in 2011, 2012, 2016 & King in 2007, 2015, 2016) and both have also won back-to-back championships (Cass in seasons 2011-2012, and now King in seasons 2015-2016). Superintendent Meriweather said, “Hats off to the Crusaders and Technicians who also left

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Kettering High School Site to Become Food Business Park

DETROIT (November 22, 2016) – Detroit Public Schools Community District announces plans to repurpose its former Kettering High School Site as a world class academic center and food business park that will catalyze public-private partnerships for DPSCD student and adult education and food and agriculture economic development. The District’s Office of School Nutrition originated the plan to support the expanding Detroit agriculture industry by creating a place for food processing, storage, product development and marketing. Named the Kettering Food Enterprise Center (KFEC), plans for the 27-acre site include indoor and outdoor produce production and food products created at the site to be sold and incorporated into the District’s school nutrition program, and sold to other institutional outlets and additional customers. The

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Family Science and Engineering Night at Munger Elementary-Middle School

On Thursday, October 20, Munger Elementary-Middle School hosted their third Family Science and Engineering Night. There were more than a dozen engineering activities to attempt. In addition to the activities, there were also displays presented by General Motors and the Wayne State University School of Engineering. General Motors brought out three engineers who assist Munger student during the A World in Motion competition. The engineer brought a Chevrolet Bolt hybrid vehicle to show and discuss. The Munger mascot, Logan the Lion, also made an appearance. The event closed with a performance by the Munger Cheer Team!   More than 100 participants (students and parents) attended the event, and those who attended expressed an appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about science and engineering.

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DPSCD Welcomes Newly Elected Board Members

Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomes its seven newly elected board members. Nov. 8 Detroiters made history with their votes for members of the community to lead the new district. Judge Rhodes said, “We will offer to continue to meet with the elected school board members on a regular basis to provide needed information to transition the DPSCD to local control.” The names of the members are below. Angelique Peterson-Mayberry Georgia Lemmons Iris Taylor Misha Stallworth Sonya Mays Deborah Hunter-Harvill LaMar Lemmons       About the Detroit Public Schools Community District The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the new public school district for the Detroit community. It was created through the Michigan Legislature’s passage of the education reform

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DPSCD Leadership thanks Enhancement Millage supporters

Detroit Public Schools Community District Transition Manager Steven Rhodes and Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather express appreciation for the passage of the Wayne County Education Enhancement Millage. “We are extremely pleased with the decision the voters of Wayne County made yesterday. This funding will greatly assist the district to continue our momentum in the right direction,” said Rhodes. The two-mill, six-year enhancement millage will provid a dedicated source of funding for all school districts in Wayne County, generating about $385 in additional resources per student. For Detroit Public Schools Community District this will mean $18 million in unrestricted funds for additional resources for students. All expenditures will be subject to annual independent audits. “I am confident that the district is on

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