Category Archives: Student Showcase

DPSCD Newscast for the week of October 24, 2016

Alana Burke of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School receives reporting award

Alana Burke one of King’s juniors will be recognized at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s (MIPA) fall conference on Monday, Oct. 24, in Lansing. She is the winner for the category of reporting, her essay was entitled, “Sick-outs, walkouts call attention to unhealthy school condition.”  Alana is the only winner from Detroit.  She is an editor for Crusaders’ Chronicle a high school newspaper through Crain’s Detroit Communications and Michigan State University. The contest was conducted by MIPA, in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council and the Pulitzer Prizes Board, as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016. Honorees will be recognized at the MIPA Fall Conference on Monday, Oct. 24, in Lansing. Students in grades 8-11 were invited to

Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine takes home award for healthy eating video

On October 14, the Detroit Community Health Connection held their Annual Meeting and Red Carpet Awards Event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.  At the ceremony, three students from Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine were recognized with a “Youth Award.”  The students recognized were: Tayebah Chowdhury, Tasnim Hussain, and Mahbuba Miah. The award stems from a video they created last school year encouraging their peers to eat healthy.  The video was assigned as an interdisciplinary project to create a product to educate their peers about a health-risk behavior.  Their client was the Healthy Teens Community Care Center, which is associated with the Detroit Community Health Connection.  The students were accompanied by Mrs. Bradlin, their

Detroit Public Schools Community District Names Deborah Peek-Brown as New Deputy Executive Director of Science

Peek-Brown to assist with the transition to the new science standards and professional development Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather named Deborah Peek-Brown as the new Deputy Executive Director of Science. Peek-Brown, currently serves as the Academic Outreach Specialist for the Create for STEM Institute at Michigan State University and will be joining the district in a part time capacity, primarily focusing on transition to the new Michigan Science Standards and Professional Development. “Ms. Peek-Brown’s extensive experience and knowledge in the science field is an incredible asset to DPSCD as we continue to move toward educational excellence.  She also has a great love for Detroit students, and providing equitable learning opportunities that is consistent with our current mission. 

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of October 17, 2016

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of October 10, 2016

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of October 3, 2016

DPSCD Announces Application Period for District’s Examination High School Programs

Application deadline is October 31, 2016; Schools to hold Facebook Live Open Houses to allow students to tour their schools virtually Eighth grade students across Detroit and surrounding suburbs have until October 31, 2016 to apply for a Fall 2017 spot in one of Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Examination High Schools, which include new and innovative programming across the three high schools. For the 2015-16 year, more than 3,200 students applied to take the examination from across the metro Detroit region, of which 1,760 students were accepted. The programs include: Cass Technical High School, Renaissance High School and two separate programs offered by Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School — the Mathematics, Science and Applied Technology (MSAT) Program

Detroit Public Schools Community District Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Amy Lazarowicz, a science teacher at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy, has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Lazarowicz was nominated by Detroit Public Schools Community District Interim Superintendent, Alycia Meriweather. In addition to teaching science, Lazarowicz maintains her school’s outdoor classroom with the help of her students in grades 3-5. They’ve nurtured and studied onions, cabbage and potatoes among other vegetables that are made available

ATTENTION: 8th Grade Families!

The Examination High School Application Process is now OPEN to all 8th grade students interested in attending one of three Detroit Public Schools Community District Examination High Schools as a 9th grade student in Fall 2017. The three Examination High Schools are: Cass Technical High School Renaissance High School Martin Luther King Jr. Senior, High School: Mathematics, Science and Applied Technology (MSAT) Program and the Center for International Studies and Commerce (CISC) Program Residency is not a requirement at the time of application. Applications are available at the following locations: DPSCD middle schools. Students can pick up applications from their school counselor; DPSCD Parent Resource Center at Detroit Collegiate Prep-Northwestern All Detroit Public Library Branches; The Detroit Public School Community District’s Office of Research and Assessment, located in the Support