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School Board re-elects officers

Detroit Public Schools Community District’s School Board held an election of officers during its organizational meeting prior to the first school board meeting of the year, January 9, 2018 at Osborn High School. Led by Superintendent Vitti, a nomination was made to re-elect current school board president, Dr. Iris Taylor for the 2018-19 school year. All school board members voted unanimously. Immediately after her re-election, Dr. Taylor took over the meeting as remaining officers were nominated. The previous officers were also unanimously re-elected: Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Vice President Sonya Mays, Treasurer Misha Stallworth, Secretary External Committees President Dr. Taylor appointed Member LaMar Lemmons to the Committee of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). Secretary Misha Stallworth was appointed to the

Examination High Schools Application Deadline Extended to Friday, Feb 16

For the 2018-2019 school year, the high school examination application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 16, 2018 to ensure flexibility and opportunity are extended to all DPSCD eighth-grade students. Please note that the exam is an online high school placement test. Students with IEPs and accommodations may take the print edition of the test.  Any student or parent may request a print edition of the test as well. If students do not apply for an exam school, the high school placement test will still be used by high school counselors and administrative staff for student placement. You may also access this information on the Examination High School Page.  Students who complete the application process will be notified of the outcome by the week of March 26, 2018. 7 Successful Steps

Academy of the Americas High School is closed due to no heat.

Renaissance High and Jerry L. White Schools are closed due to a power outage. DTE has been notified.

DPSCD to host Teacher Fair on January 18

DPSCD will host its first Teacher Recruitment Fair of the year to continue seeking qualified educators! Applications are being accepted for all positions but there is a critical need for the following areas: mathematics, elementary/middle, science/integrated science and special education. Submit an application today at and help make DPSCD the best school district in the nation! WHEN: Thursday, January 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. WHERE: Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine

Curriculum Connection Winter 2017/2018: A DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee Newsletter

DPSCD has released the Winter 2017-2018 edition of the Curriculum Connection, a DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee newsletter. Included, you will find a spotlight on the members of the sub-committee, meeting recaps, school news, academic initiative updates and more. This community piece will provide pertinent information of what is happening in the academic and curriculum world at DPSCD. Curriculum_Connection WINTER1718 (PDF)

A night at the (Children’s) Museum

Dossin Elementary-Middle School students had quite the experience during the Detroit Children’s Museum’s “Night at the Museum” event. During the “Survival in the Biomes” themed activity, student teams were placed in various biomes via a simulated plane crash (all survived). The teams had to cooperate and collaborate to secure basic needs for survival. They were allowed to utilize technology and a map to search and secure the necessary items for their survival. The students discovered what existed within their biome and additional items while gaining a better understanding of the weather conditions. The culminating portion of the evening included each team sharing their experiences. “We will continue to provide these meaningful experiences for our children and families with a purpose

M-Step prep for 5th and 8th grade scientists

Registration is now open for the Michigan Science Center M-STEP Test Prep program for students in grades 5 and 8. Students will engage in interactive Earth, Life, and Physical Science sessions aligned with science standards. The 5th grade program includes the Planetarium, Sparks Theater, Life Science Live and Exhibit Exploration and the 8th grade program consists of Mysteries of the Unseen World IMAX, Planetarium, Life Science Live and the Exhibit Exploration. Pass this along to your students to reserve their spot today!  

Gather around the Giving Tree

Every year when the weather turns cold, students in Ronald Brown Academy put up “The Giving Tree.”  The tree, which stands in the front lobby, is not full of lights and ornaments, but decorated for warmth with hats, gloves, scarves, and socks for children in need. This year, donations were solicited from outside the school as well as from within.  MGM Grand Casino, ABC Transportation and Ronald Brown Academy staff have generously donated to ensure the students stay safe and warm for the season. Students from each classroom took a trip to the Giving Tree to select items they needed. “We want to ensure that all of our students stay safe and warm throughout the winter season,” says teacher Jessica

Students get creative to promote the Promise and Blueprint 2020

Golightly Career and Technical Center Graphics Arts and Communication department along with staff, students, and administration is committed to the Detroit Promise and the District’s new strategic plan. Assistant Principal Stephanie Jenkins enlisted the help of students to promote and inform parents and partners about the Detroit Promise.  In the front lobby of the school, a showcase highlighting the program was designed and constructed by the students, Special Instructor, Leisia Duskin and Program Manager Tanisha Bronaugh. The entire school community embraces the support of the Detroit Promise as part of the District’s new Blueprint 2020.