Category Archives: Events

DPS to showcase the district’s finest dance performances, Dance Arts programs through the 70th All-City Dance Concert

The Dance Concert is one of many district events highlighting the DPS Advantage this week leading up to the Saturday, March 31 All-Schools Open House What: DPS’ 70th All-City Dance Concert on Thursday night will showcase some of the finest dancers and Dance Arts Education programs in Detroit Public Schools. A variety of dance styles and traditions will be performed in gorgeous costumes, with brilliant lighting effects, showcasing the dancers’ strength, flexibility, agility, rhythmic acuity, and axial movements. When and Where: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Detroit School of Arts High School, 123 Selden Schools participating: Cass Technical High School, Instructor, Mr. Anthony Smith Detroit School of Arts High School, Instructor, Ms. Nicole Burrell Martin Luther King Jr.

Jerry L. White Center’s third Annual Taste Fest

Jerry L. White Center will be hosting their third Annual Taste Fest in observance of Black History Month. This event will take place on February 8th 2012  from 11:30am – 1:30pm. The menu will consist of African Cuisine, Caribbean Cuisine, Soul Food and Creole-Cajun. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased in Room 79 (Commercial Foods) and must be purchased by Tuesday, January 31, 2012. For more information please call (313) 416-4200 ext. 4542. Taste Fest flier

Detroit School of Arts Chamber Concert

Special Guest: International Cello Soloist Maestro Anthony Elliott (U of M professor, Conductor of the Michigan Youth Symphony) Thursday February 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm Aaliyah Recital Hall (4th floor), Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden, Detroit, Michigan 48201 Ms. Rita Davis, Principal Mr. Sean Smith, Orchestra Director Admission: $5 Chamber Concert 2012 poster

DPS offers special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers over holiday break to teach parents budgeting strategies for the New Year

Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home to their children   Detroit Public Schools’ is offering special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers this holiday break in conjunction with the district’s first-ever Holiday learning Fest, where 18 schools are open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide academic support and remediation, fun activities and free meals for students. Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home and work on with their children over the break.   When: The remaining parent workshops are from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m on December 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5,

DPS is launching a program to keep some schools open over the holiday break, providing parent workshops, as well as meals and academic learning to students in need

The district is calling for a communitywide effort to recruit hundreds of volunteers to help run the first-time-ever program Detroit Public School announced today that it will keep a portion of the district’s schools open and expects to serve thousands of students over the holiday break by providing extended academic opportunities, free meals and food baskets for the first time ever this year. The full list of schools will be announced Monday. Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, schools will remain open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide learning, fun

Parade on Woodward Avenue Monday will celebrate Cass Tech’s victory against Detroit Catholic Central

What: A celebratory parade along Woodward Avenue Parade Route Map When: Monday, Dec. 5, stepping off at Grand Circus Park at 1:30 Who: Cass Tech Division I state football champions, the band, cheer team, clubs, teachers, alumni and entire school community More: From 3-5 p.m., Cass will welcome alumni from all classes to return to the school campus for an all-year alumni tailgate reunion The story: With an impact that was as dominant as it was historic, Cass Tech defeated Detroit Catholic Central  49-13 Saturday at Ford Field to become the first Detroit Public School League team to win the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division I state football championship. Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians were proficient in all facets of the game

w/photos: Nichols Elementary-Middle School turns 100!

Nichols Elementary-Middle turned 100 years old, drawing parents, students, alumni and the community to its Centennial Celebration. The event’s theme was Strolling through the Decades: An Evening of Excellence. The original school, still in use, was constructed in 1910. Students started their education in the facility in 1911. An addition later was constructed. Guests could stroll through the hallways and classrooms to see displays and photos from Nichols decade-by-decade. The formal program included music and alumni stories of when they attended Nichols. Celebrated alumni speakers included Karen P. Ridgeway, Superintendent for Academics.

Tickets on sale now: Detroit School of Arts Proudly Presents Disney’s “Beauty and the BEAST”

The award winning cast and crew of Detroit School of Arts Theatre Department cordially invites you to the fall production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!  Four fantastic performances are scheduled for the month of November.  Come to be enchanted by DSA actors, vocalists, artists and dancers, as they come together to perform one of Broadway’s most beguiling, modern day classic. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature. The stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman. Matinee Shows:                       November 17—18 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Evening Performances:           November 18—19, 7:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10.00 Please call (313) 494-6314 to reserve your ticket today.

More than 800 Earhart students to celebrate new $22.2 million school in Southwest Detroit

An outdoor assembly with 800 students is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.  More than 800 students, parents, teachers, staff and community members of Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School will celebrate the completion of their brand new $22.2 million school, located at 1000 Scotten Avenue in Southwest Detroit, by releasing 100 blue and white balloons representing  the school’s colors during a special outdoor assembly Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Amelia Earhart is one of three brand new Detroit Public Schools built from the ground up in just 14 months. It is one of nine schools that opened to students in September in the largest grand opening of facilities in one of the city’s largest construction projects to build

J.R. King Academy kicks offs fundraising, begins practicing for performance at Carnegie Hall as featured middle school choir

The Angelic Chorale Choir from John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy is kicking off fundraising immediately and finalizing its repertoire for its once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall as the National Middle School Choir. On Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m., the Angelic Chorale will a hold a fundraising performance of the Nutcracker and other chorale selections at J.R. King, 15850 Strathmoor. “It’s an outstanding honor and great opportunity for our students to represent middle schools across the nation as the National Middle School Choir at the Festival at Carnegie Hall,” said J.R. King Choir Director Annette Anderson. The 25 students in the choir must raise funds for travel, bus transportation, hotel accommodations, food, and