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Ramping up the reading rooms at DPSCD

Students at Burns and Edison Elementary Schools could barely hold in their excitement as they walked into their newly renovated Literacy Lounges last week. Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons, along with partners Houghton Mifflin and Neapco, created a fun, relaxing reading space with more than 1,400 new books, bookshelves, fresh paint and furniture. The mission of Reggie Jackson’s Determined to Assist Foundation is to impact in the lives of children in Detroit by providing them with educational opportunities and resources in order to impact success.These entertaining lounges give students the opportunity to read at their own pace and dive into learning!

DPSCD to host hiring fair for K-8 teachers

WHAT:  The Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a K-8 Teacher Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Brenda Scott Academy. The District is seeking qualified educators with certifications in K-8 education to help make DPSCD the best urban public school district in the nation. On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit detroitk12.org/employment and complete an online application. This event is for new applicants only. Teachers already employed by the district do not need to attend.   WHEN:            February 27, 2018 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.   WHERE:           Brenda Scott Academy 18440 Hoover Detroit, MI 48205 ###

DPSCD Expands Robotics Programming

Additional 400 students receive access and opportunity to STEM   DETROIT – February 16, 2018 – More Detroit Public Schools Community District students and schools will be involved with inquiry-based and hands-on learning through the District’s expanded robotics club initiative funded by the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Grant offered by the Michigan Department of Education. The $112,000 grant will help to pay for hands-on robotics kits and after school coaches to expand the District’s robotics clubs. This year the program has grown to 53 clubs, compared to 17 last year. This affords more students the opportunity to apply and acquire science and math skills to construct robots while developing additional skills such as: critical

Students receive Scholastic Gold Key for art portfolios

Congratulations to our Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, who have the opportunity to have their art displayed nationally and earn scholarships! Asia Bonney from Cass Technical High School and Indiana Jones from Bates Academy received regional Gold Keys for their portfolios, the highest award before advancing to the national round in New York City. Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 Gold Key portfolio students across the nation. Nine additional DPSCD students received Gold or Silver Keys for individual work. See the full list below. Regional Gold Key work is under review for national recognition for the New York City showcase and will be announced on March 13. Congratulations and good luck to our talented students!   Bates Academy:

DPSCD students to compete in Wayne County Spelling Bee

This year marks nine decades of the National Spelling Bee! Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the nation’s oldest and most iconic competitions. There are approximately 70 students participating in the 2018 WXYZ- Scripps Wayne County Spelling Bee. We are thrilled that 42 of those students are from DPSCD! The winning student will represent Wayne County at the National Bee near Washington D.C. Come (quietly) and cheer on our bright students! WHEN: Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. WHERE: Charles H. Wright Museum

Students go for the gold at the 2018 Winter Games

Students have been practicing for the last couple months and were ready to give it their all for Special Olympics 2018 State Winter Games January 30 through February 2 near Traverse City. During the competition, athletes showcased the skills they’ve learned from months of intense training. DPSCD participated in Cross-Country Skiing (250M, 500M) and snowshoeing (25M, 50M, 100M, 200M and 400M). Special Olympics programs in DPSCD provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes build physical fitness, develop self-confidence, and prepare for participation in society. Congratulations to our Olympic all-stars! Diann Banks Williamson 5 Gold 6 Silver 3 Bronze Students:  Mazell Bassett Dalkiyia Coleman Jaymen Jones Felicia Mosley Terrence Newby Jamarey

Winter Enrichment Packets available to promote learning over Mid-Winter Break

Through our partnerships with the Detroit Public Library and myON, students will have the opportunity to engage in reading enrichment activities during mid-winter break. myON is sponsoring a winter reading contest for DPSCD students in grades K-8.  The top reader in each of the following categories will receive a tablet: Overall time spent reading Overall time spent reading without audio Overall time spent read at the student’s Lexile level To support this contest, the Detroit Public Library will allow students to access myON at all library branches.  Students will need to bring their username and password with them to the library. The Detroit Public Library will be hosting many different programs throughout the city. Winter Enrichment Packets are also available on the district’s

DPSCD to host High School Teacher Recruitment Fair

WHAT:  The Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a High School Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday, February 8 at 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at its Human Resources Office. The District is seeking qualified educators with certifications in secondary education to help make DPSCD the best urban public school district in the nation. On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit detroitk12.org/employment and complete an online application. This event is for new applicants only. Teachers already employed by the district do not need to attend.   WHEN:            February 7, 2018 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.   WHERE:           Fisher Building, 10th Floor Human Resources Office 3011 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202 ###

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.

 

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DPSCD and faith-based community unite to support students and families

Clergy leaders called to support 106 schools and key initiatives Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has issued a call to action for the faith-based community to partner with one of its 106 DPSCD Schools. “Educating Detroit’s students includes urging the entire community to fill the gaps that our children face so they can focus on their education. We are charged with educating students but without your support, children will fall through the cracks,” said Dr. Vitti. “Today marked a day of action, we are calling all clergy leaders to join us by supporting one of our schools. We recognize that many have provided invaluable resources in the past, but we can’t do this work in isolation, all