Ben Carson High School Announced as One of Six Lenovo Scholar Network Mobile App Competition Winners

National Competition Encourages Greater Student Interest in STEM While Providing High-Tech Skills For Success Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (BCHS) is excited to announce its selection as one of the six winners in this year’s Lenovo Scholars Network Mobile App Competition. The national competition originated to encourage greater interest among underserved high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects while providing them with high-tech skills to succeed in the 21st century. The National Academy Foundation (NAF) students, once again, participated in the national competition and spent months designing, coding, developing, and testing their mobile apps. Steps to Success, the app that one of the school’s teams created, features games and activities that support the

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Congratulations Michigan Chronicle S.W.A.G. Scholarship Finalists

The Michigan Chronicle along with Talmer Bank is holding the First Annual S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship ceremony on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The Michigan Chronicle will award 25 scholarships to Detroit High School seniors. DPS finalists include: Cass Technical High School Alana Crawford Lisbeth Garcia-Leon Raheida Khalique Terria Davis Alyson Grigsby Jonae’ Maxey Krishana Castro Daria Bailey Shahera Khandaker Chyna Ross Kiryn Swain Lori Goodwin Kala Coston Detroit International Academy for Young Women Papia Aziz Detroit School of Arts Ejiro Enajero Renaissance High School Leonard Rowe Paige Sims Akia Hewitt Western International High School Lucy Arias Congratulations finalists!

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Calling all 8th graders and their parents or guardians!

Nearly two dozen Detroit Public Schools would like to invite you to a  high school and career and technical education fair!  Don’t miss out on your chance to secure your placement for the fall! The fair will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4 – 7 p.m. at Detroit International Academy for Young Women, 9026 Woodward Avenue. There will be free parking and free Refreshments, first come, first served! You will be able to: Meet High School Representatives! Learn about two-year tuition-free scholarship opportunities! See exciting Career and Technical Program demonstrations! Experience a Henry Ford College/ DPS/ UAW Manufacturing Partnership and Demo! And Learn about Dual Enrollment to obtain college credit while in High School! Call 313 240-4377 for info! And don’t forget to join

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2016 Ford Freedom Awards Program

The Annual Ford Freedom Awards Program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum and Detroit News invites middle schools throughout Metro Detroit to encourage students in grades 4-8 to write an essay on a selected theme. This years subject was ” Men Of Courage”. Three of our middle schools  produced four finalists: Golightly Education Center- 2 Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy -1 Wayne Elementary School-1 However, among a total of  14 finalists throughout Greater Detroit, the first place winner is Damond Dixon, a sixth grade student from Golightly Educational Center. He was awarded a $5,000 Scholarship from Ford Motor Company. Congratulations to Principal Shirita Hightower and to Golightly School Counselor Penny McKenzie who encouraged Damond to write when she heard about the relationship he had with his older brother Aaron,

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Enter the “I Love DPS” Essay Contest!

In support of Detroit Public Schools’ Third Annual Literacy Fair, the Office of Enrollment is calling all DPS students to express their DPS Love in an essay contest! Show your DPS Love by expressing what Detroit Public Schools means to you or what your individual school means to you. We want to hear how and why Detroit Public Schools has impacted or made a difference in your life. Tell us why you love your school! Be creative and passionate! I Love DPS Essay Contest Details! Essays must be submitted to your Language Arts/English teachers by May 20, 2016. Schools should email selected essays to by May 27, 2016. If submitting handwritten essays, please scan and email. Any questions, please

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Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon receives Spirit of Detroit Award

Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon received the Spirit of Detroit Award on Tuesday, May 10. Principal Keenmon was honored with the award by Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López. Read Principal Keenmon’s story: Maybury’s Kathleen Keenmon commended for good citizenship

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New Montessori, more STEAM, Honors, Language Immersion schools and programs planned in Detroit Public Schools

Program innovations selected from those submitted by educators in the second year of the District academic proposal solicitation process Detroit Public Schools Interim General Superintendent Alycia Meriweather announced today that innovative programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) will expand, and the first public Montessori schools in Detroit will open as a result of proposals selected from 36 school initiatives developed by teams of DPS principals, teachers and  educators. The dozen innovations announced today include an Arabic Dual Language Immersion and Technology Academy, an expanded Academy of Blended Learning, accelerated academic programs and smaller high school learning communities. “Detroit Public Schools teachers, principals and educators are not only focused on their ongoing passion to educate Detroit schoolchildren, but

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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 If you accept MCH’s challenge, e-mail 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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Kailah Collins receives Grand Award at the 2016 Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit

Kailah Collins, a sixth grader at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, was named the Grand Award winner of the 2016 Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit! Collins along with her teacher Melissa Goins (who leads the Gompers DAPCEP team) attended the DAPCEP Gold Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Congratulations Kailah!

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Congratulations Dan Brown!

Congratulations Dan Brown, a student at Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, for receiving an Honorable Mention Award in the 2016 Ford Freedom Award Essay Competition Honoring Men of Courage. Dan was awarded a $500 Scholarship, Ford Freedom Award Medal, and Certificate of Merit. Dan is a seventh grade student at Paul Robeson and his proud English teacher is Mrs. Kimberly Jackson. Congratulations for a job well done Dan!

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Career Day at Golightly Education Center 

Golightly Education Center hosted a Career Day on Wednesday, May 25, organized by counselor, Penny McKenzie. Guests were checked in and escorted to designated rooms by Golightly students for their various presentations. There was both a morning and afternoon session to accommodate speakers which included: Nurse, Kimberly Bracey Wayne State University Professor, Dr. Robert Thomas WDIV News Anchor, Nima Shaffe WDIV Producer, Sheree Calhoun DJ and Producer, Jay Daniel Drummer, Kali Douglas Principal, Tracey Carpenter Artist, Jacqueline Drake Engineer, David Fischer Musician, De Andre Grant Artists/Motivational Speaker, Darold Gholston Entrepreneur/DJ, Kyle Hall Basketball Coach, Steven Hall Vocalist, Kimmie Horn Motivational Speaker, Damion Jackson General Manager, Kimberly Jones Veterinarian, Kelley Meyers Flight Attendant, Re’Monda Palmer-Sheffield Bassist, Darrell Smith I.T. Specialist, Rhonda Williams

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Cody Campus Celebrates EMS Week

Medicine and Community Health (MCH) Academy at Cody’s EMS event on Wednesday, May 18 was a resounding success! Over 200 eighth grade students from Dixon Educational Learning Academy, Henderson Academy, Gompers and Mackenzie Elementary-Middle Schools, Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School, and student ambassadors from Cody Academy of Public Leadership and Detroit Institute of Technology attended the event. MCH ninth graders and their teachers worked with local EMS personnel, the American Heart Association, Detroit Food Academy, ReShape Detroit, the Office of School Nutrition, and firefighters to present a variety of fun and educational activities for participants, ranging from blood pressure screenings to food samples to hands-only CPR training. MCH seniors escorted guests and shared the best that the school has to offer.  

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Kicks 4 Kids partners with DPS’ Golightly Education Center to donate free sneakers to students

Kicks 4 Kids (K4K), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate footwear for children, sponsored a free shoe giveaway at Golightly Education Center on Thursday, May 26. K4K surprised the students by donating approximately 75 pairs of sneakers to students in grades four through eight. Because the amount of shoes given away to students is less than Golightly’s enrollment, Principal Shirita Hightower worked with K4K to select students by their homeroom teachers with the focus being on economic need. More about Kicks 4 Kids The K4K vision is to ensure that every school aged inner city youth has adequate footwear in order to boost self-confidence. With support from community stakeholders, K4K aims to improve self-confidence of inner city youth while providing

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