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DPSCD’s All-City 75th Dance Concert Gallery

Last Thursday, the Detroit School of Arts hosted the 75th Annual All-City Dance Concert. Friends, family, students and staff of DPSCD gathered to witness some of the best dancing in the city. Multiple DPSCD Schools participated in the concert including Burton International Elementary-Middle, Cass Technological High School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Detroit School of the Arts, Duke Ellington Elementary-Middle, East English Preparatory Academy High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sr High School, Renaissance High School and Spain Elementary- Middle School. Great job to all dancers and thank you to all who helped make the event a great success!

DPSCD Welcomes EAA Families to Join Town Hall Meetings

WELCOME ALL EAA FAMILIES! The DPSCD family is extending a warm welcome to all EAA families, students and staff. Please join us at an upcoming Town Hall meeting at one of the EAA schools near you. These Town Hall meetings are designed to share information, provide answers to your questions and connect to make sure your student has a smooth transition in the fall. Please download the schedule and share it with your neighbors. A post will also be added to our Facebook page for easy sharing.

Upcoming Board Meeting March 14

NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AGENDA 3.14.2017 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 P.M. M. L. King, Jr. Senior High School 3200 E. Lafayette Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 494.7373 REGULAR BOARD MEETING (OPEN) REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO MCL15.268, (h) – TO REVIEW MATERIALS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE, ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION – LEGAL MEMORANDUM REGARDING NON-RENEWAL PROCESS AND REQUEST FOR ACTION- DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY AND DRAFT RESLUTION Official minutes of the Regular Board Meeting are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Secretary to the Board of Education, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., 12th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202-2711, 313.873.7860 If auxiliary aids or services

Free Home Repair Demos at Randolph CTC This Weekend

Come join us for our S.T.E.A.M.Y winter event at Randolph Career and Technical Center.

Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RSVP online

Explore the innovative Skilled Trades and Business programs at Randolph CTC and be amazed as you preview firsthand our Tiny House and Solar Paneling Project!  In addition, while touring the facility, learn about our new, state of the art programs starting in fall of 2017.

  • Learn the math and science behind our Skilled Trades and Business programs.
  • Practice being a Master Builder in training as you explore hands on activities.
  • Learn how Solar Panels work and practice building a circuit.

Free home repair demos open to parents and the community, conducted by Randolph CTC staff. Randolph Career and Technical Center is located at 17101 Hubbell Street, Detroit, MI 48235 l (313) 494-7100

Boil Water Advisory Lifted Impacted Schools will be open Monday

Recently, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) issued a Boil Water Advisory covering the largest geographical area in its history.  The Advisory blanketed a substantial portion of Detroit and affected 28 Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings. As a precautionary measure, acting in the best interest of our students and staff, we closed schools the second and third day of the crisis. As the crisis unfolded, Detroit authorities investigated the situation to determine if the advisory was justified. In a remarkable turn of events, GLWA officials released a statement yesterday indicating preliminary testing showed no evidence of any bacterial contamination in Detroit’s water supply.  “The first round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) related to

BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE: No Preliminary Evidence of Contamination

This is an update from the Great Lakes Water Authority March 2, 2017 The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park areas. This Advisory is in effect for the areas south of West McNichols and West of Conner in Detroit and areas closest to Hamtramck. The advisory has affected 29 Detroit Public Schools Community District schools. A statement issued by GLWA officials yesterday indicate that preliminary testing has shown there is no evidence of any bacterial contamination in Detroit’s water supply. “The first round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) related to the February 28, 2017 boil water advisory have come back clear,” said GLWA in a

Enjoy another weekend of DPSCD S.T.E.A.M.Y EVENTS

“Get S.T.E.A.M.ed at the DIA” 3/4/2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Free Public Event Discover “Science Behind the Art,” a virtual field trip produced by DPTV, on the science of the DIA’s Conservation Lab; investigate technologies and innovations of ancient civilization; Career talk by Andrea Montiel De Shuman, Digital Experience Designer; Gallery games, drop-in workshops and more. DIME for a Dime 3/5/2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Limited Free Public Tickets for prospective DPSCD students One-day event where students aged 12-19 can attend up to four 30-minute classes with the industry-professional faculty of DIME Detroit. Subject areas covered are guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting and music business. Students rotate between designated classrooms. Very limited free tickets for prospective DPSCD students.

DPSCD Reports Lead and Copper Levels are Below EPA Guidelines in all 94 Buildings

DETROIT – February 20, 2017 – Detroit Public Schools Community District reports lead and copper levels are below EPA guidelines of 15 parts per billion (ppb) and 1300 parts per billion (ppb) respectively at all 94 school buildings. “Last spring, Detroit Public Schools Community District embarked on a proactive approach and partnership with the City of Detroit and the Department of Health to test drinking water in all 94 school buildings before June 30, 2016. We then created a collaborative plan to resolve outstanding issues to ensure the safety of our staff and students,” said Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. Of the buildings tested, 10 schools needed additional mitigation to bring lead and copper levels

DPSCD & EAA Town Hall Meetings for Parents and the Community

Detroit Public Schools Community District and Education Achievement  Authority wants to hear from you! Please join us to share your concerns, ask questions and receive information at the locations and times found below: Session 1 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. East English Village Preparatory Academy 5020 Cadieux Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Session 2 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. DC Prep @ Northwestern High School 2200 W. Grand Blvd (enter door #3 off Lawton) Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Session 3 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Ludington Magnet Middle School 19501 Berg Rd. Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Board Approves 11 New DPSCD Teacher-Led Academic Innovation Proposals

Seven Innovation Programs will continue to receive support Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education voted unanimously to develop eleven new Academic Innovation Proposals for the 2017-18 school year, and continue to support seven programs started in 2016-17 school year at its February 14, 2017 meeting. Teams reflecting school and community support submitted 31 proposals which were vetted by DPSCD academic, curriculum and network leaders and reviewed for resource needs. Proposals were chosen based on a number of factors including: a clear and concise statement of innovation, alignment with the district’s new academic plan, potential to raise student achievement, ability to invigorate communities, and be sustainable and replicable. Analysis shows these programs have the potential to enhance enrollment and