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Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day was celebrated yesterday signifying Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students all across DPSCD honored the great author in many ways. Munger’s second grade class celebrated Read Across America Day by bringing in their Dr. Seuss character stuffed animals and taking turns reading. Kindergarten classes at Coleman A. Young ate green eggs and ham while reading Green Eggs and Ham. Students in grades 3 and 4 watched Dr. Seuss movies and compared them to the books while 5th grade classes made wacky socks after reading Fox in Socks!  We are celebrating Reading Awareness Month in March!

The Ultimate Thinkers 2017 DPSCD Chess Awards

On Saturday, January 28 numerous parents braved the cold winter weather in support of their children and to witness which teams will walk away with the honor of being the best at chess in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. This is the day when awards are given to teams that participated in the Detroit Metro Scholastic Chess League (DMSCL) based on the outcome of their 12-week season. The following schools are home to active, critical thinking, tournament winning chess teams: Ann Arbor Trail, Bates Academy, Bow, Chrysler, Fisher Upper, Garvey, Ludington, Sampson-Webber, Ben Carson, Cass Tech, Detroit Collegiate Prep, East English Village, ML King and Renaissance. The final standings of our DPSCD schools in the Detroit Metro Scholastic Chess

DPSCD’s Selective and Themed Schools including those with Innovative New Programs are now accepting applications

Families must apply at each school site using the district’s Common Application; Spaces are limited! MEDIA OP: WHEN:        Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. WHERE:      Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden, Detroit WHAT:        Vocal Arts students from Detroit School of Arts will be rehearsing for their upcoming “Spend the Day at DSA” event January 18, in which middle school students from around the area will be offered a behind-the-scenes look into the performing arts high school during a “Spend the Day at DSA”event from 5-7 p.m. Detroit Public Schools Community District is kicking off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, January 11 for limited slots available at its selective and theme-based schools, including those with innovative programs, such as

Family Science and Engineering Night at Munger Elementary-Middle School

On Thursday, October 20, Munger Elementary-Middle School hosted their third Family Science and Engineering Night. There were more than a dozen engineering activities to attempt. In addition to the activities, there were also displays presented by General Motors and the Wayne State University School of Engineering. General Motors brought out three engineers who assist Munger student during the A World in Motion competition. The engineer brought a Chevrolet Bolt hybrid vehicle to show and discuss. The Munger mascot, Logan the Lion, also made an appearance. The event closed with a performance by the Munger Cheer Team!   More than 100 participants (students and parents) attended the event, and those who attended expressed an appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about science and engineering.

Congratulations Drew Transition Center!

  Local community organization Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, through their Seeding Detroit Mini-Grant Award, honored the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Spotlight: Michael Craig & the Charles Drew Transition Center for the work done in providing members of the community with very low cost produce, thus helping to establish healthy eating habits in the home. The award ceremony was held at a luncheon at the Ford Event and Conference Center in Dearborn, MI. Among those in attendance were other heads of corporations affiliated with Wayne Metro, community agency leaders, and members of the press. Drew, staff members and the Horticultural Program were also awarded a 2016 Sustainable Community Champion Award by the EcoWorks organization. This award recognizes specific sustainable growing methods, namely our two

Our future real estate professionals – DPSCD’s young ladies present to Mayor

Young ladies from DPSCD were selected from a winning design challenge to present to the Detroit Economic Development Corporation at the Mayor’s office in October. The participating schools were: Golightly Career and Technical Center and Detroit International Academy for young women (DIA) along with students from Detroit Cristo Rey High School. At the Mayor’s office, the young ladies provided an introduction followed by a response answering what they felt was gained by participating in CREW Careers and in what way the experience had contributed, if at all to the types of professional careers they may wish to pursue. And, yes, some of the young ladies had been convinced to pursue commercial real estate professions. These students were part of Design Challenge hosted by CREW (Commercial Real Estate

Dedication of the Debbie Stabenow Urban Agricultural Center

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, visited Detroit Public Schools Community District’s (DPSCD) Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men in Detroit on Tuesday, October 25, as part of a dedication and ribbon cutting of The Debbie Stabenow Urban Agricultural Center. According to Betti Wiggins, DPSCD’s Office of School Nutrition (OSN) executive director, the dedication is well deserved. “Senator Stabenow has been a staunch supporter of our farm and garden program and so much more,” said Wiggins. “Through her efforts to increase access to healthy foods by way of Michigan growers and school gardens, many students, staff and the surrounding communities have benefitted greatly.” The dedication comes on the heels of the

School of the Week: Fleming Early Learning Neighborhood Center 

On a recent morning, the volume was high and energy abundant as prekindergarten students whirled from station to station in teacher Vaneece Porter’s class at Fleming Early Learning Center in northeast Detroit. Five-year-old Lauren Kidd sat at a small table sorting small, colorful pieces of plastic fruit and then counted the number of strawberries, bananas, grapes and oranges in each group. Myair Moore, also 5, flitted around the room in a tutu from the classroom’s career station, pretending to be a ballerina, and occasionally picked up small musical instruments, clanging them together. Meanwhile, in the “library center,” another Prekindergarten student flipped through picture books. And across the room, two students wearing headphones tapped away on computers, trying to identify words

School of the Week: Pulaski Elementary-Middle School

Where students are climbing the ladder to success one step at a time! Pulaski Elementary-Middle School’s long-standing mission is to maintain a learning environment that provides every student with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. “Success is the number one option for our students,” says Principal Desheil Echols. Pulaski staff take pride in getting to know each and every one of their students’ individual story. Echols, who credits influential educators that have personally impacted her life for her decision to go into teaching, said she strives to make that same connection with her students. “For the students, knowing that someone cares and is there will positively impact their educational experience,” said Echols. “We go above and beyond to make

School of the Week: Moses Field Center

Every day is a day of learning at Moses Field Center “You’re doing an awesome job.” From the red-shirted Shining Stars to the hallways adorned with student works of art, from the therapy room and each classroom to the doling out of Dandridge Bucks, every action taken at Moses Field Center is focused on respectfully encouraging the developmental and educational needs of its 135 students. Make that, 136. “You’re doing an awesome job,” is the greeting given to this morning’s newest enrollee, transferring in from an early childhood program, as staff begin to assess the child’s needs. The same opportunities as any other students “Students at Moses Field are no different than any other child. They have the same needs