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DPSCD’s Breithaupt Career and Technical Center to Showcase Programs

CTE schools demonstrate career-readiness through cooking, designing, building and more Community members are invited to see how Detroit Public Schools Community District prepares students for a wide-range of technical careers at its CTE Fair from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center. At the fair, DPSCD students will showcase 16 Career and Technical Education program offerings including automotive services, culinary arts, firefighting, graphic design and radio and television production. Students enrolled in CTE programs receive training and instruction using the latest industry technology like 3D printers, drones and more. The district offers four Career and Technical Centers to prepare students for college and career pathways. “This is an opportunity for our community to see

Celebrating eight decades of student artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Hundreds of imaginative works created by DPSCD students will be on display in the 80th annual “Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition,” presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The exhibition, on view April 29 through May 28, is free and will be held in the Special Exhibition Galleries South on the second floor near Farnsworth St. An opening reception for students and their families will take place Saturday, April 29, beginning at 4 p.m. in the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre auditorium. Special Media Preview April 26 at 10 A.M. contact press secretary Chrystal Wilson at for more information. The partnership between the DIA and the Detroit public schools is the longest standing continuous relationship the museum

DSA students presents A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. Students at Detroit School of Arts Theater Department will present the play in the DSA Aaliyah Hall, Thursday, 27 and Friday 28, 2017. Tickets are $10, please contact the school at (313) 494-6000.

Future Cody MCH medical professionals study abroad in Costa Rica

For the DSPCD 2017 Spring Break, April 18 – 25, students at Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody are embarking on a seven day study abroad trip in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica where Detroit youth are learning, experiencing and exploring how communities address health and medicine in various cultural environments. Students will then return to Detroit and provide conclusions on how our Detroit neighborhoods can improve the quality of life. MCH are recipients of the 2017 JP Morgan Chase & Co tablet giveaway based on our project.  The tablets are one of the tools students are using to document their experiences while at the same time build their college and career readiness skills. The “Detroiters Without Borders” Program is

DPSCD is celebrating Earth Day at Drew Farm: Sat. April 22

DPSCD is celebrating Earth Day by promoting learning opportunities for families and students on Saturday, April 22 at Drew Transition Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family Earth Day at Drew Farm hosted by the DPSCD Office of School Nutrition, managed by national award winning Betti Wiggins, will teach families and students how to make fresh, healthy meals by preparing salads and smoothies featuring Drew Farm’s homegrown produce. Family Earth Day at Drew will kick off “Earth Week” featuring themed learning opportunities at schools across the district including home water and energy audits, campus cleanups, recycling field trips and cooking demonstrations.

Renaissance students play at the prestigious Carnegie Hall

Mr. Ronald Malabed is the band director at Renaissance High School. He submitted an audition tape to participate in Carnegie Hall’s National Band and Orchestra Festival that took place on Saturday, April 15. He and the 50 member symphonic band participated in the prestigious event and he said the band performed very well. Malabed said the students were ecstatic and excited. They had been practicing since Nov. 2016. Only the best have been asked to perform on the stage through audition and it is such an honor. He thanks the UAW Ford for funding a large part of the trip. Students also attended the Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, visited the 911 Memorial, Times Square, Central Park, and the

Note New Location: Notice of Special School Board of Education Meeting – April 18

DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 12th Floor Detroit, Michigan 48202-2711 (313) 873-7860 NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (OPEN) Superintendent Search Update Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM Douglass Academy for Young Men 2001 W. Warren Detroit, MI 48208 313.596.3555 Official minutes of the Special Board Meeting are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Education, 3011 W, Grand Blvd., 12th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202-2711, 313.873.7860 If auxiliary aids or services are required at the meeting for individuals with disabilities, prior to the meeting, please contact Mr. Kenneth Tokarz, Deputy Superintendent

Congratulations Carstens Elementary School on the Hockey STEM $2,500 Grant Award

An excerpt taken from Congratulations Carstens!! For more than 150 students and teachers from Detroit Public Schools Community District, today was their opportunity to take one last look at Joe Louis Arena before the Red Wings conclude their “Farewell Season at The Joe.” Many of the 5th-8th grade students from Carstens Elementary-Middle, Carleton Elementary, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle, Davison Elementary-Middle and Mark Twain Elementary schools were experiencing the iconic arena for the first time. The students won an opportunity to visit Joe Louis Arena through the EverFi Future Goals program presented by the NHL, NHLPA and Detroit Red Wings. The educational fieldtrip afforded an opportunity for students to see real-life activation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts during the

DPSCD Destination Imagination Winners will compete in Global Competition

We are pleased to announce the grand success of our Destination Imagination teams! For the first time ever, DPSCD has students who will attend the Destination Imagination Global Competition, later next month. This problem-solving competition is comprised of the brightest young minds from 48 states, Canada, and 20 countries with more than 17,000 participants! Neinas, under the direction of Dyan Wardwell and a student from Cass, under the leadership of parent volunteer, Doris Strong, both qualified for the Global Competition. They competed against more than 200 teams, from across the state of Michigan to gain this honor. Here’s how the teams finished: Neinas Academy: 2nd Place, Improv Challenge EL [Global Finalist] Unmasked (including student from Cass Tech): 2nd Place, Project

Agenda for Board of Education Meeting Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 PM

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR BOARD MEETING Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30PM  East English Village Preparatory Academy 5020 Cadieux, Detroit, MI 48224 A G E N D A Call to Order Roll Call Meeting Norms Student Presentation Color Guard “Star Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Moment of Silence Welcome Charlene Mallory, Principal Announcements and Acknowledgements Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes President’s Remarks and Board Comments New Business Standing Board Committee Reports Academic Committee – Chair Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, Member Finance Committee – Chair Sonya Mays, Treasurer Superintendent’s Report – Alycia Meriweather, Interim General Superintendent Academics Operations Talent Deputy Superintendent of Finance’s Report – Marios Demetriou, Deputy Superintendent, Finance & Operations Action Items Contracts Out-of-State Travel Termination of