Brewer Academy is closed today, May 9, due to a power outage. DTE has been notified.

Brewer Academy is closed today, May 9, due to a power outage. DTE has been notified.


Randolph CTE Hosts Annual Open House and Construction Trade Expo

Randolph Career and Technical Center will host its annual Open House and Construction Trade Expo on Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Students and parents have the opportunity to explore the classes and culture Randolph Career Technical Center has to offer as well as meet teachers.  The Open House and Construction Trades Expo will help students discover the many high-wage and high-demand careers that are available in construction trades. Students can participate in fun activities such as:

• Arts & Sparks Demonstration
• Painting Virtual Reality Art
• Tour Randolph’s Student Built House
• Operating Engineers Heavy Equipment Simulation

Additionally,  the Open House and Construction Trades Expo will feature information about enrollment and programs available at Randolph, career exploration opportunities while enrolled at Randolph, as well as opportunities to speak with current professionals in the industry.

All high school students and their parents are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served.  Randolph is located at 17101 Hubbell Street, Detroit, MI 48238. For more information please call (313) 494-7100.

Communication and Media Arts High School, Duke Ellington, Hutchinson and Southeastern are closed today, May 7 due to partial power outages at those buildings.

Cody students and staff travel to Europe for a trip of a lifetime

Students and staff from Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody traveled to London and Paris to experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and history of the wonderful cities. While on the trip, the teachers tied classroom learnings to their visit. In London students visited Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.

After their learning about the rich history in London, the students then traveled to Paris via Eurostar to experience the French culture they learned in their history classes.

While in Paris, students visited the Louvre and saw the Mona Lisa and other original pieces of created artwork. They also visited Notre Dame Cathedral and walked the many stairs to reach the Bell Towers. Students walked up the steps of the Arc d’Triomphe, went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, took a riverboat cruise along the Seine at night, and were witnesses to the great architecture of one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.

Thank you to the many donors who made this trip possible. It is one the students will never forget.

Cass Tech Building Update: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dear Cass Tech Families and Staff,

As you should know, we informed you yesterday evening through a robocall that school was open today. That information was accurate. Unfortunately, the city’s three major TV stations reported, without confirmation, that the school would be closed. We immediately contacted the media to retract the misinformation.

Although there appear to be continuing complaints of an odor, the District performed a quality air test and the building was cleared for use.

Due to the TV stations’ error, all student and teacher absences will be waived for today, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Cass Tech is open May 2: news falsely reported closure

Families, Students, and Staff:

Today, Wednesday, May 2 several news outlets falsely reported that Cass Technical High School was closed through their automated school closure system. Cass Tech is open today and all classes will follow the normal schedule.

Please contact if you have any questions.

A special announcement for Emerson Elementary-Middle School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We need to inform you that we have discovered German roaches in the cafeteria. As a result, we are closing the kitchen to ensure it is thoroughly cleaned and all signs of pests are eradicated. We will be using a chemical treatment applied by Eradico Services, a licensed pest control contract that is approved to be used in our schools. This product has been approved as safe to be used in a school environment. In the meantime, breakfast and lunch will be delivered to the school for your children.

In an effort to eradicate the pests, the treatment for roaches will occur on Thursday, May 3rd after school is dismissed. As a result, all after-school activities and tutoring will be cancelled on Thursday, May 3rd to ensure students’ safety from chemical exposure.
Please reach out to me if you have additional questions or concerns.

Brenda Carathers, Principal

DPSCD Day 2018-2019 Teacher Fair

Attention all certified teachers! DPSCD is hiring qualified teachers who are passionate about teaching children and championing Detroit youth.

If you or someone you know is searching for a District to call home beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, have them visit DPSCD Day — the District-wide teacher hiring fair.

DPSCD Day will be hosted at Randolph Career and Technical Center on Thursday, May 10 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to interview with DPSCD staff onsite, receive information about our more than 100 schools as well as review our benefits packages.

Open positions are available in all core subjects, art and music, career technical education and special education.

Interested candidates should register at

Please bring copies of your resume and portfolio (if applicable).

Together we can make Detroit the best urban public school district in the nation!

Spring into action this weekend at the Ben Carson Health Fair & Open House

Looking to get active and have some family fun this weekend?

A FREE health fair and open house will be hosted at Ben Carson High School (BCHS) on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate in a variety of learning activities and fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, self-defense and more!

Not only can you get in your weekend workout, but the Open House will feature:

  • Confidential health screenings
  • School Tours
  • BCHS Enrollment
  • On-Site Admissions
  • Healthy Foods
  • Student Exhibits
  • Presentations
  • Informational Workshops

We hope you and your family will join DPSCD for a day of learning and fun.

For the fitness class and workshop schedule please download here: Ben Carson Health Fair & Open House Flyer

For more information, call (313) 494-1805 or email

DPSCD alumnus is drafted to a Super Bowl Championship team

Former Martin Luther King High School football, basketball and baseball player Avonte Maddox was drafted by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. He was a 2014 graduate of King and held a 3.6 grade point average upon graduating.

Rated by 247sports as a three-star prospect after graduating King, Avonte committed to the University of Pittsburgh, where he was an immediate contributor as he played in all 13 games as a freshman and started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore in 2015. During his senior campaign he had a team-high 11 pass breakups and three forced fumbles. He earned All-ACC honors from both the media (second team) and the coaches (third team).

DPSCD is proud of Avonte on his monumental success and will be rooting for him throughout his career in the NFL.

Avonte Maddox

Avonte Maddox