Calling all 8th graders: It’s time to enroll in a DPSCD Examination High School

We are seeking applications from all qualifying students enrolled in the 8th grade. Please follow the directions below. We wish you the best of luck! To enroll in a Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Examination High School for the 2018-2019 school year, current 8th grade students attending public or non-public schools must follow the placement exam application process. This process also applies to any students currently in grades 9 – 11 with a desire to enroll at a DPSCD Examination High School. All prospective students must submit a complete application packet, take and pass the placement exam before admission to: Cass Technical High School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Renaissance High School Southeastern High School Seven steps for

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Students take on cafeteria taste testing

Students at Mackenzie Elementary-Middle Schools enjoyed farm fresh beet hummus with carrot slices made from organically grown beets at DPSCD’s very own Drew Farm! DPSCD is committed to provide students with fresh, healthy, and local foods. This cafeteria taste testing is a partnership with our Food Corps Service Members. Yum!

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Every school day counts – and good attendance pays off

Attendance counts at Priest Elementary-Middle School and the students understand how their attendance can impact their learning. Thanks to the concentrated efforts of the Community in School Leaders and the PBIS Team, 90 students in grades 2-5 with perfect attendance during the month of October were able to go to a University of Detroit women’s basketball game at Calhan Hall. “The students had a blast and were encouraged to continue their perfect attendance in the future,” says Priest Teacher Amber Lawson. “Students with consistent attendance are more likely to be successful academically.”

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Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading Law informational sessions

What Does Michigan’s New 3rd Grade Reading Law Mean for Your Child? Would you like to know more about Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading Law and how DPSCD is working with parents to improve early literacy?  Parent Information Meetings are being scheduled throughout the district. These meetings are held at host schools but are open to any DPSCD parent or guardian. Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School: Wednesday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Carleton Elementary School: Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. Bates Academy: Wednesday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. Bennett Elementary School: Wednesday, December 20 at 8:30 a.m. (Spanish Translation will be provided) Additional evening sessions will be held in January. Stay tuned for dates, times and locations. Visit detroitk12.org/literacy for more information on the new reading law.

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Students dance, design and perform with American Ballet Theatre

The students at Priest Elementary-Middle School had quite the week. The Make a Ballet Program from the American Ballet Theatre from New York City chose Priest to participate in their residency-model program this year. The program provided 63 middle school students with the opportunity to enjoy the arts through creativity and theatrical experiences which included a weeklong residency model in which students received two days of dance instruction, two days of set design instruction, and the last day included the students putting on a performance for their parents, peers and school community. The Michigan Opera House has also invited the students to the February showing of Romeo and Juliet. “Our students will attend the opera and be exposed to an

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