Category Archives: News and Press Releases

DPSCD to hold Special Board Meeting March 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Please be advised of the following DPSCD board meeting date, time and location: Special Board Meeting (Open) Thursday, March 15, 2018 Fisher Building 3011 W. Grand Blvd., 12th Floor Conference Room Detroit, MI 48202 12:30 p.m. Please see this attached meeting notice for any additional information.

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is closed today March 14, 2018 due to the facility.

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is closed today March 13, 2018 due to the facility.

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy will be closed tomorrow March 13, 2018 due to the facility.

Three DPSCD schools lead the state in Algebra Nation

Congratulations to students at Communications and Media Arts High School, Ben Carson High School and J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy for receiving honors today for their outstanding achievement in Algebra Nation, a web-based instructional tool to help teachers personalize learning! Students were surprised with certificates and iPads for their great work through the platform. See below for a list of the students who ranked the highest in the state in categories like most improved, most video, and most Karma Points earned. Communications and Media Arts High School Tya Vasser: Most improved Treasure Thomas: Most video usage Ben Carson High School: Within the top five for most Karma Points in the state Sanjida Ahmed Syeda Islam Mahbuba Sumiya Mahfuza Meem E.

Ramping up the reading rooms at DPSCD

Students at Burns and Edison Elementary Schools could barely hold in their excitement as they walked into their newly renovated Literacy Lounges last week. Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons, along with partners Houghton Mifflin and Neapco, created a fun, relaxing reading space with more than 1,400 new books, bookshelves, fresh paint and furniture. The mission of Reggie Jackson’s Determined to Assist Foundation is to impact in the lives of children in Detroit by providing them with educational opportunities and resources in order to impact success.These entertaining lounges give students the opportunity to read at their own pace and dive into learning!

DPSCD to host hiring fair for K-8 teachers

WHAT:  The Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a K-8 Teacher Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Brenda Scott Academy. The District is seeking qualified educators with certifications in K-8 education to help make DPSCD the best urban public school district in the nation. On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit and complete an online application. This event is for new applicants only. Teachers already employed by the district do not need to attend.   WHEN:            February 27, 2018 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.   WHERE:           Brenda Scott Academy 18440 Hoover Detroit, MI 48205 ###

DPSCD Expands Robotics Programming

Additional 400 students receive access and opportunity to STEM   DETROIT – February 16, 2018 – More Detroit Public Schools Community District students and schools will be involved with inquiry-based and hands-on learning through the District’s expanded robotics club initiative funded by the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Grant offered by the Michigan Department of Education. The $112,000 grant will help to pay for hands-on robotics kits and after school coaches to expand the District’s robotics clubs. This year the program has grown to 53 clubs, compared to 17 last year. This affords more students the opportunity to apply and acquire science and math skills to construct robots while developing additional skills such as: critical

Students receive Scholastic Gold Key for art portfolios

Congratulations to our Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, who have the opportunity to have their art displayed nationally and earn scholarships! Asia Bonney from Cass Technical High School and Indiana Jones from Bates Academy received regional Gold Keys for their portfolios, the highest award before advancing to the national round in New York City. Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 Gold Key portfolio students across the nation. Nine additional DPSCD students received Gold or Silver Keys for individual work. See the full list below. Regional Gold Key work is under review for national recognition for the New York City showcase and will be announced on March 13. Congratulations and good luck to our talented students!   Bates Academy:

DPSCD students to compete in Wayne County Spelling Bee

This year marks nine decades of the National Spelling Bee! Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the nation’s oldest and most iconic competitions. There are approximately 70 students participating in the 2018 WXYZ- Scripps Wayne County Spelling Bee. We are thrilled that 42 of those students are from DPSCD! The winning student will represent Wayne County at the National Bee near Washington D.C. Come (quietly) and cheer on our bright students! WHEN: Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. WHERE: Charles H. Wright Museum