Michigan Science Center to offer free admission for DPSCD students and families

We invite you to enjoy FREE general admission at the Michigan Science Center on August 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information and to pre-enroll your child. *Free give-aways to families who pre-enroll and also to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll. MiSci will offer free tickets to Extreme Weather 4D in the new Toyota Engineering 4D Theater. General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. RSVP at www.mi-sci.org/dps

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Important Back-to-School Staff Calendar

Start dates for employees throughout the district are listed below. In addition, the district calendar will be voted on during the Board meeting tomorrow, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Osborn High. Date of Return Employee Group Monday August 14, 2017 Principals/Asst. Principals Monday August 21, 2017 Academic Engagement Administrators; Instructional Specialists; Dean of Instruction/Culture; IEP Compliance Specialists; Literacy Coaches; All DAEOE members Tuesday August 22-24, 2017 Teachers from Partnership Zone Schools (Professional Development Days) Monday August 28, 2017 All other staff members Monday September 18, 2017 Noon-Hour Aides

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DPSCD to host two teacher recruitment fairs throughout August

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is currently recruiting highly-qualified, dedicated and motivated educators to fill open positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year. DPSCD will host Teacher Recruitment Fairs on August 17 and August 31 at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.   Applications are being accepted for all teaching positions, but there is a critical need for teachers in the following areas:   Mathematics Science/Integrated Science English Language Arts Special Education Music Education Spanish K-5 Elementary Social Studies Career Technical Education   DPSCD is also hiring retirees in Special Education, Science, Mathematics and Spanish.   On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit detroitk12.org/employment and

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Student-led Summer Farm Stands continue through August

The Summer Farms Stands will continue at five locations across the city through the end of August. See locations and dates below. All produce grown at Drew Farm follows DPSCD organic growing practices. Water and soil has been tested and cleared for safe growing. All produce sold will be labeled as unwashed in accordance with food safety regulations. All markets will accept cash, credit, debit and EBT/Bridge cards. DPSCD high school students trained through the DSGC’s farm stand curriculum will assist in operating the markets. Thanks to our partnership with Drew Transition Center, these high school students will also be working collaboratively on a regular basis with our district’s exceptional students with special needs. Please see below for our 2017 Cohort:

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J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy breaks ground for a Reading Room Makeover

Students at J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy will see a major change as they enter the doors for the first day of school on September 5. The school has been selected as the 2017 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Reading Room Makeover contest winner! Although the renovation may not be complete until the end of September, more than 40 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance volunteers broke ground on the August 4 demo day to begin the process. The library at J. E. Clark, which was used to hold classes and house administrative personnel, was selected from more than 65 schools from 16 cities across the state of Michigan. Students and staff will see new technology, freshly painted walls,

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