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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

DPSCD Collaborates with Vendors to Solve Transportation Issue

Buses Resume Regularly Scheduled Service on Monday Detroit Public Schools Community District’s issue with Safeway Transportation has been resolved.  Regularly scheduled transportation services will resume on Monday, April 10, due to an arrangement between the district, ABC Student Transportation and Safeway. Starting on April 10, ABC will assume Safeway’s contract with DPSCD, including all 67 bus routes. ABC will utilize district approved, Wayne RESA certified Safeway drivers and fully licensed, state approved vehicles to provide transportation services. On Monday, April 3, towards the close of the business day, the district discovered that its longtime provider, Safeway, had been operating buses without insurance since March 2, and had failed to notify the district. Even though the buses were covered through the

Congratulations DPSCD Mathematics Bee Winners

The 5th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Mathematics Bee was held at Detroit School of Arts last month. It  was organized to instill and encourage a love for mathematics in aspiring young scholars. This event was comprised of three divisions: first and second graders, third-fifth graders and for the first time sixth-eighth graders from across the district. The Mathematics Bee was sponsored by the Office of Mathematics Education under the leadership of Irene Nordé, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director. During her greetings to the participants Dr. Nordé said, “You are already winners!” Proud parents responded with applause and gave a huge shout-out to their children at the start of the competition. Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather also gave greetings and remarks

Join us for the World Languages Parent Workshop at FLICS

In an effort to promote World Languages in our district and raise awareness of the positive impact that learning foreign languages has on future success, the Office of World Languages is working with district departments and the Foreign Language Immersion & Cultural Studies School (FLICS) educational community to offer a DPSCD Parent Foreign Language Workshop on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at FLICS.   We invited Melissa Dalton, 2016 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and 2017 Central States Teacher of the Year, to assist us with this event. We are certain this will be a great workshop for all the attendees. Below please review the topics that will be discussed with the parents: a. The importance of children developing language proficiency early. b. How to identify effective, engaging language education for children. c. Why FLICS children develop language proficiency over time. d. The requirements for the DPSCD’s  Seal of Biliteracy Award. e. Questions

DSA’s Student-Produced Midtown Car Show to Showcase Talent

Witness a showcase of student art, see ensemble performances by the Detroit School of Arts students and witness a first-time collaboration with the Midtown Taste Fest featuring DPSCD’s culinary departments at Breithaupt and Golightly Career and Technical Centers. The Midtown Car Show is an annual educational exhibit that presents live concerts, art workshops, entertainment and photography all produced by the students at Detroit School of Arts. The show displays the state’s most spectacular vehicles to celebrate Detroit’s automotive heritage and enhance professional development in the automotive field. Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills for Life and Lear Corporation, the 2017 Midtown Car Show will display an 1890 Benz, courtesy of the Automotive Hall of Fame and a 1951

Important Transportation Alert

Good Evening DPSCD Families, Due to an issue with Safeway Transportation, the district will use one of its other daily transportation providers – either ABC – Trinity – or DHT – to pick-up and drop-off your student(s) on Tuesday, April 4, through Friday, April 7, 2017. During this time, transportation may be delayed by as much as 45 minutes for both pick-up and drop-off. If you have questions, please contact the transportation customer service line at 1-313-945-8600. Thank you for your patience and have a good evening. Schools impacted include: BREWER ES/MS BROWN, RONALD ES BUNCHE ES/MS BURTON INT’L ES/MS CARLETON ES CARSTENS ES/MS CLARK ES/MS DAVISON ES/MS DETROIT INT’L ACDMY FOR YOUNG WOMEN DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS HS DIANN