Category Archives: News and Press Releases

Employee Highlight: 41-year Army Vet leads students

As the director of Army Instruction for the District’s JROTC program, Colonel George S. Pettigrew lives up to the mission of motivating young people to become better citizens.

DIA alumna turned DPSCD summer intern

“I’m really happy with my experience. This internship at DPSCD was important to me because it was in Detroit, and I was able to tie what I’ve been learning in school and apply it on a larger scale.”

New leader of Exceptional Student Education (ESE): Welcome Lohren Nzoma

The District is delighted to announce the recent hiring of Lohren Nzoma.

DPSCD Day! 2018

In partnership with the Michigan Science Center and sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, the District will host its annual back-to-school event DPSCD Day!

The Parent’s Guide to the Pop-up Enrollment Centers

Pop-up enrollment centers will be provided at five locations to serve communities throughout Detroit.

Spanish teachers travel across the globe to bring lessons back to the classroom

Brian Peck and Zachary McCullough, Spanish teachers from Osborn and Mumford, respectively, are spending their summer in Central America.

DPSCD mom finds success and achievement through Parent Academy

“The courses I took through the Parent Academy turned my hobby into a career.”

Learn about free transportation for Northwest schools this Sunday!

Tell friends, parents and community members to join DPSCD Sunday, July 22 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center to learn more about DPSCD schools on the Detroit Bus Loop and what it means for parents and children. There will be free food, raffles, gift cards, a bounce house and more! The event is an excellent way to spend a Sunday with family and community. We encourage parents interested in the free transportation to stop by the Northwest Activities Center to learn the benefits of the Northwest Detroit Bus Loop and how students can participate in extracurricular activities after school. DPSCD Schools Participating: Vernor Elementary-Middle School Coleman A Young Elementary School John R. King Academic and

The Parent Academy 2018 Summer Catalog Now Available!

DPSCD recently launched The Parent Academy – a program that promotes parental involvement that supports student and family success. Expected to serve over 7,000 parents and caregivers, The Parent Academy offers FREE classes, training and workshops in schools, libraries, community centers and faith-based institutions across Detroit. The mission of The Parent Academy is to provide the necessary tools and skills to build capacity and confidence in parents in order to support students academically, socially and emotionally. The Parent Academy focuses on three key pillars: Student Achievement – workshops and activities that provide strategies and tools for parents to support academic achievement at home and in school Personal and Professional Development – workshops that build confidence while addressing basic needs, employment,

Renaissance grad is Harvard-bound on a full scholarship

It required discipline and hard work to achieve her goals, along with help from her teachers.