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Top 10 moments of 2011

Top 10 moments of 2011 1) First-ever Holiday Learning Fest kicks off in 18 schools, which remain open over the holiday break providing academic enrichment and support, free meals, health clinics. 2) For the first time ever, DPS provides FREE healthy breakfasts and hot and nutritional lunches to all students in grades K-12 in an effort to ensure all children receive nutritional meals, regardless of income. And they’re healthy! Options include whole wheat bread, Michigan-grown apples and turkey burgers. 3) Cass Tech beats No. 1-ranked team at Ford Field to make it the first-ever Detroit Public School League football team winning the state title in the largest-schools’ No. 1 division. Whoo hoo! 4) We are a parent engagement powerhouse! DPS

Holiday Learning Fest is a big hit!

Some 150 community and parent volunteers, in addition to two Teachers-in-Charge per building, are devoting their time to Detroit Public Schools’ Holiday Learning Fest, a first-time program that kicked off December 27, where 18 participating schools will provide academic support and remediation, free meals and food baskets over the holiday break to more than 1,000 students who have registered to date. The district also will offer special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers. Said Harms Elementary Principal Karen White: “One father commented,  ‘I bought all these games and toys for Christmas and you would think she would want to stay home and want to play with them but my daughter wants to be here (at Harms)!’  The children are having a ball!”

Pizza Bowl comments honoring Cass Tech champs and students with great attendance

So many Detroiters felt steeped in “green and white” this past month after Cass Tech became the first-ever Detroit Public School League football team to claim a state title for the largest-schools’ No. 1 division. Alumni from across the country came forward to celebrate with Principal Lisa Phillips and Coach Thomas Wilcher for a season filled with grace and class, and for what their own Cass Tech education meant as a solid foundation for their lives. Detroit Public Schools held a unique Victory Parade down Woodward Avenue here on Dec. 5 in the tradition of this city’s winning professional sports teams. In terms of Academics, this school’s graduating senior class of 2011 earned more than $18 million in scholarships with 85% of the

Holiday Learning Fest kicks off; send us your stories, tidbits and photos!

Some 150 community volunteers, in addition to two Teachers-in-Charge per building, are devoting their time to Detroit Public Schools’ Holiday Learning Fest, a first-time program that kicked off December 27, where 18 participating schools will provide academic support and remediation, free meals and food baskets over the holiday break to more than 1,000 students who have registered to date. The district also will offer special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers. Post your stories, tidbits, photos of the Fest on the Official DPS Facebook Fan Page or email them to communications@detroitk12.org Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, 18 schools will remain open to students for six days

The Office of Literacy encourages all K – 8 schools to register for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Program

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis. The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, and develop correct English usage. The program is open to students who have not matriculated beyond the eighth grade and did not turn 15 years old on or before August 31, 2011. The Office of Literacy encourages all K – 8 schools to register for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Program at www.spellingbee.com. The regular enrollment period is from August 16, 2011 to October 17, 2011 and the required fee is $109 per school (no purchase orders).  Late enrollment is on-going through December 16, 2011. There is an additional

Concessions FAQ

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Livestream of the EAS board meeting

To access the live feed of the meeting, visit www.mistreamnet.org and click on “Live Video Event.” This event will also be appear in a window labeled: “Today’s Live Video Event” on Michigan Streamnet’s home page.

Detroit Public Schools names principals for 2010-2011

Fifty-two Detroit Public Schools will have new principals at the helm when the new school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The district saw 39 principals retire at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, prompting most of the changes. Sixteen principals were reassigned because their schools are being overhauled under the School Improvement Grant program, which provides federal funds to make over low-performing schools. Ninety principals will remain in the same assignments for the coming school year.

Detroit Public Schools Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

Creating Centers of Excellence at Every School, Every Day, for Every Child in Every Neighborhood Budget Fiscal Year 2011 Adopted Budget Fiscal Year 2011 Adopted Line Item Budget Presentation Budget Presentation (Powerpoint) Budget Presentation (PDF)

DPS Master Facilities Plan to create leaner, more efficient system of schools by closing, renovating and building schools

Five-year plan complements city’s efforts on neighborhood revitalization Detroit Public Schools will be transformed over the next five years from a district with many under-capacity schools in aging buildings to one in which about 75 percent of all students will attend new or recently renovated schools, under a new Master Facilities Plan released Wednesday. Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb said the Master Plan creates a leaner, smarter DPS by taking into account citywide demographic trends, school performance, condition of school buildings, operating costs, the new Academic Plan, community partnerships and other factors. “Most importantly for the residents of the City of Detroit and the parents in the Detroit Public Schools, it invests more than $1 billion in city neighborhoods, including