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Detroit Public Schools Community District Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Amy Lazarowicz, a science teacher at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy, has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Lazarowicz was nominated by Detroit Public Schools Community District Interim Superintendent, Alycia Meriweather. In addition to teaching science, Lazarowicz maintains her school’s outdoor classroom with the help of her students in grades 3-5. They’ve nurtured and studied onions, cabbage and potatoes among other vegetables that are made available

Renaissance High School Receives Global Navigator High School Scholarship

The Department of World Languages congratulates Renaissance High School (RHS) for being nominated a CIEE Global Navigator School! RHS is the first CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) school in Michigan to achieve this recognition. This means that Renaissance students will compete internally for scholarships to travel abroad during the summer of 2017 and beyond! The scholarship money will provide $25,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to Renaissance students. Scholarships range from 20-100 percent of tuition, depending on students’ financial situations. The Department of World Languages would like to recognize Ms. Rayana Safah, a French teacher at Renaissance, for working collaboratively to complete the application to secure this great opportunity for many RHS students. For more information about CIEE, visit

First Annual Tri-County Military and College Financing Workshop

Parents and Detroit area high school and college students don’t miss the First Annual Tri-County Military Service and College Financing Workshop on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Detroit Light Guard Armory located at 4400 East 8 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48234. The purpose of the event is to inform students and parents about the options available to assist in attending a service academy, a local university, paying for college, or for entering the military after high school. Students and parents will be able to meet with admissions officers and Detroit alumni from the U.S. Military Academies Army-Navy-Air Force-Coast Guard-Merchant Marines; recruiters from all Military Services, to include the Michigan Army National Guard and the Army Reserve will

City of Detroit Partners with Vision To Learn to Provide Free Eye Exam and Glasses to Detroit Students

New Health Department Partnership to screen 5,000 students for poor eyesight, 45 Students at Gompers Elementary will receive free eyeglasses during the launch As many as 5,000 Detroit school children will have a chance to see clearly and achieve success in the classroom, thanks to a partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD) and Vision To Learn, (VTL) a national non-profit devoted to providing free exams and eye glasses to children in low-income communities. The project kicked off today at Samuel Gompers Elementary Middle School in the Brightmoor community, where 45 students put on their new eyeglasses for the first time.  There to launch the program were Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit Health Officer Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Vision To Learn Founder Austin

The Reverend Jesse Jackson Visits DPSCD Adult Education Center – West Campus

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, (Founder of Rainbow/Push Coalition, Civil Rights Leader, Past U. S. Presidential Candidate in 1984 and 1988), along with NAACP Detroit Chapter and other community organizations, visited DPSCD Adult Education Center – West Campus on Tuesday, September 27, for National Voter Registration Day. Approximately 110 students and 20 staff members assembled together to hear Jackson speak about the importance of exercising your right to vote. All students at the West Campus are 18 years of age or older and are completing classes to earn their GED or high school diploma. Jackson spoke of his mother-in-law who dropped out of high school and earned her GED after raising four children, later graduating from graduate school while in her

DPSCD Students Visit the International Wildlife Refuge

Detroit Public Schools Community District students participated in the first field trip to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, September 27. Students participated in: A Sturgeon habitat activity A CSI activity identifying animal tracks and story on a map An invasive species activity For more information about the International Wildlife Refuge,

Qualities needed for our new DPSCD School Board

The last day to file the papers necessary to become a candidate for the new school board of the Detroit Public Schools Community District is Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The new seven-member board will be elected in the general election on November 8, 2016 and will take office on January 1, 2017. 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 bills a few weeks ago. DPSCD has replaced the former Detroit Public Schools. It will maintain all 97 schools, as well as its necessary support services, including transportation, school nutrition, special education, early childhood learning and much more. In

Due to extreme heat and humidity conditions, the following schools will close by 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (except those having field trips as indicated): Academy of the Americas, Bates, Blackwell, Bunche, Carver, Clippert, Cody, Communication Media Arts High School, Cooke, Davis Aerospace, Davison, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Detroit Lions Academy, Dixon, Dossin, Durfee, Edison, Garvey, Gardner, Harms, A.L. Holmes, Ludington, Mason, Mann, Thurgood Marshall, Maybury, Neinas, Nichols, Noble, Osborn, Palmer Park, Pasteur, Robeson/Malcolm X, Wayne, Western International High School and Charles Wright. The Office of School Nutrition will assist all schools with regular distributions of water in the classrooms, provide bottled water for field trips, and allow students to take bottled water as they depart for the day. Please be safe and call the Help Desk at 313-576-0100 for assistance.

U.S. Veterans and Volunteers at Priest

A group of U. S. Veterans and volunteers called The Mission Continues spent June 28-29 at Priest Elementary-Middle School to enhance the campus. Ms. Valdez Tilton made the connection for school and community and the projects will include the following: Installing sod, new goal posts, picnic benches and tables for the soccer field (Kirkwood Lumley corner of the campus) Installing picnic tables and benches on the Casper St. side of the campus Resurfacing the Casper St. area to include hopscotch and four square games Adding new mulch to the play scape Installing “sun sails” by the picnic tables and benches near the soccer field Adding a kick ball field on the Kirkwood Casper corner of the campus

Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science at Remus is closed today June 29, 2016 due to a building problem.