Join us for a DPSCD School Board Community Meeting

Mark your calendars for the second quarterly DPSCD School Board Community Meeting of 2018 on Monday, April 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, 2001 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48208. For questions or to request special arrangements, please contact DPSCD School Board Secretary, Karen Morgan, at Karen.morgan@detroitk12.org or (313) 873-7860.

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Bedrock Commits $1M Lead Investment to Train Detroiter’s at Breithaupt CTC

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, joined officials from Quicken Loans and Bedrock to announce their $1 million investment in the Breithaupt Career and Technical School.

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Got Skills – Teach your passion and find out how at the CTE Hiring Fair!

You love what you do. Sharing that love can translate into a lifelong career for a DPSCD student. Teach your passion as a highly-qualified, experienced, industry-trained professional and help us put our students on the pathway to success. The Career and Technical Education Hiring Fair will be held at the Randolph Career and Technical Center on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Current instructional openings include, welding, robotics, CNC machining, culinary arts, IT, construction trades, agri-science, health sciences, business management, finance, automotive services, aviation, broadcasting, and radio/TV. All CTE instructional positions require valid/appropriate state of Michigan CTE credentials or qualifying work experience.

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Detroit NAEP Results Provide Meaningful Baseline as District Pursues Strategic Reform

Results from last year’s administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – also known as “the nation’s report card” – were released today in Washington, D.C. The assessment, administered every two years to fourth and eighth grade students, provides a common measure of reading and math achievement across the country, and allows states and select urban districts to understand their progress.

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The Parent Academy 2018 Spring Catalog Now Available!

DPSCD recently launched The Parent Academy – a program that promotes parental involvement that supports student and family success. Expected to serve over 7,000 parents and caregivers, The Parent Academy offers FREE classes, training and workshops in schools, libraries, community centers and faith-based institutions across Detroit. The mission of The Parent Academy is to provide the necessary tools and skills to build capacity and confidence in parents in order to support students academically, socially and emotionally. The Parent Academy focuses on three key pillars: Student Achievement – workshops and activities that provide strategies and tools for parents to support academic achievement at home and in school Personal and Professional Development – workshops that build confidence while addressing basic needs, employment,

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Important Update Regarding Palmer Park Preparatory Academy

As committed, Detroit Public Schools Community District is providing updated information regarding third-party, independent environmental reports to parents, families and staff regarding Palmer Park Preparatory Academy facility concerns. DPSCD is committed to making appropriate facility updates to ensure all students and staff return to a healthy and conducive learning environment.

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Important Information for Palmer Park Families and Students

Attention Palmer Park Parents and Guardians, Effective March 19, 2018 the Palmer Park Preparatory Academy will resume classes and activities at the Detroit International Academy for Young Women (DIA) located at 9026 Woodward Ave for the remainder of the school year. The decision for this temporary transition was made by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, Palmer Park Academy teachers and faculty due to the immediate repairs needed for the building. Classes will resume on March 19 with a new bell time. School will begin at 9:20 a.m. and dismiss at 4:30 p.m. Please note, students reporting directly to DIA cannot be dropped off before 9 a.m. Because Palmer Park is separate from DIA, a designated entry and exit has been assigned for

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5,000 Role Models of Excellence – Join Today

5000 Role Models LogoDetroit Public Schools Community District announced the launch of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project for minority males in grades 6 through 12. This project is designed to develop a leadership pipeline for young men utilizing school-based and community mentors and role models through various methods of support including themed weekly meetings, a monthly speaker series, community service projects and college access support.The Detroit Board of Education members voted 7-0 to launch the 5000 Role Models Project to create and develop a pipeline of leadership from within the walls of the District’s schools. This project is a proven mentoring program that prepares young men for success, generated by role models in our schools who are supported by male mentors in the community. On Monday, October 30, 2017, representatives from DPSCD visited Miami, Florida to meet with staff from the 5000 Role Models Project department. The program was established in Miami 25 years ago by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and is currently operating in two additional counties in Florida. This year marks the Silver Anniversary of the project.

 

Become a Role Model

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Examination High School Appeals Process Update

This is an update regarding the Examination High School application process. The week of April 16, DPSCD notified applicants for Cass Tech, King, Renaissance and Southeastern high schools of their admissions status. Some students were accepted to schools, others were denied and some were waitlisted for one of their school choices. Students who were denied or wait listed have the opportunity to appeal to be accepted into the school they desire. For more information, please visit the DPSCD Enrollment site for the frequently asked questions regarding the examination high school appeals and application process.

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DPSCD To Host Teacher Fair on April 24

DPSCD is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 24, 2018 to continue seeking qualified educators! Applications are being accepted for all positions in core subjects, art and music, and special education. Come Join Our Team and help make DPSCD the best school district in the nation!

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DPSCD board member LaMar Lemmons receives MASB Board Member Award

The award recognizes outstanding work in enhancing achievement among students in Michigan DETROIT – April 23, 2018 – The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) announced its award recipients of the Board Member Awards on Friday, April 20, which was presented at the Michigan Association of School Boards 2018 Awards Ceremony and Dinner, presented by Wayne County Association of School Boards (WCASB). Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Board Member LaMar Lemmons III was presented the award for his work and dedication to DPSCD in ensuring the enhancement of the school district and its students. “We are extremely proud of Mr. Lemmons and this great accomplishment. He has a long-vested history in the District and is always reliable for providing

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DPSCD to host eighth-grade student focused high school expo

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will host the Level Up High School Expo at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will showcase several high school options for Detroit’s middle school students transitioning to high school freshmen in the 2018-2019 school year. The expo also offers an opportunity for current high school students considering transfer options to explore DPSCD schools. Parents and students will learn about career pathways, college support, skilled trades curriculum offered at DPSCD’s career and technical centers, special education and adult education programs – the Level Up Expo will provide a one-stop-shop for on-site enrollment, immunizations, high school success workshops, student entertainment, free lunch

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Three DPSCD Schools are closed due to power outages

Today, Wednesday April 18, there are three schools that are closed due to no power: Brenda Scott Burns Mann

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