Don’t stress in the kitchen, let our students prepare your Thanksgiving meal! Golightly CTC will accept Thanksgiving catering orders and deposits until Thursday, November 9. A 50 percent deposit is required for all orders and must be picked up on Tuesday, November 21 between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. View the Thanksgiving order form and order today by calling (313) 822-8820.
Golightly and Breithaupt will also host their Thanksgiving lunch buffets on Friday November 17. Visit detroitk12.org/calendars for times, locations and prices. Buffets are open to the public, stop by your closest location and enjoy a feast prepared by our culinary students.
After tough competitions in the district finals, two DPSCD teams came out on top to advance to the MHSAA regionals. Congratulations to King and Cass Tech for their victories, and to the teams from Mumford, Central and East English for a great season. Shout out to all the supporters who came out to cheer on our boys! We’ll see you in the stands this Friday as the Crusaders and the Technicians continue their march to the state championship.
Friday, November 10
- Division 2: Ypsilanti Lincoln at King at 6 p.m.
- Division 1: Cass Tech at Chippewa Valley at 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Coach Ramona Cox and the Cass Lady Technicians who captured the DPSL volleyball title by defeating the Lady Phoenix of Renaissance in front of a capacity crowd by a score of 3 sets to 0. In the consolation match, the Lady Pioneers of Detroit Edison PSA defeated the Lady Crusaders of King to determine the third and fourth placed finishing varsity teams in the DPSL for 2017. In between matches, the coaches’ All-City Volleyball Team was honored in a medals presentation ceremony. Great job to all our teams and thank you to all coaches, officials, trainers and parents for another successful season!
Students who earned one or more “Every School Day Counts” wristbands for perfect attendance can now use those wristbands for free or reduced admission and activities on Tuesday, November 7. Students must bring at least one wristband to receive free/reduced admission for themselves and their family. See below for participating organizations:
- Charles Wright Museum of African American History
- Guided gallery of tours of “Detroit ‘67” and drop-in art activity (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
- City of Detroit Recreation Centers
- Special activities planned for students
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Free guided tours of “Detroit ‘67” and activity sessions
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Free admission to “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage” and “Monet Framing Life,” plus free drawing in the Galleries. DIA will provide drawing materials and guided artistic assistance
- Detroit Public Library
- Various sites will offer movies, puzzles, games and computer access
- Michigan Science Center
- Free general admission and access to the premium traveling exhibition “1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a “Golden Age of Innovation.”
- ***Saturday, November 18: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Day is a chance for all high school students to learn about financial solutions, scholarships and the truth about higher education at an HBCU. A financial resources seminar, college fair and a rap session will take place during HBCU Day on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cass Tech High School. Students can visit with representatives from HBCUs to gain insight about educational opportunities after graduation.
For more information, contact Monica Jones at (313) 608-4045.
All DPSCD high school students are invited to attend the College and Military Career Options Day on Wednesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Detroit Light Guard Armory at 4400 E. 8 Mile Rd. Interested students should contact their school’s JROTC leader for transportation information. Students will explore college financing and military service options. Students are encouraged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB), a timed-test that determines readiness for certain military occupational specialties and enlistment bonuses.
Advantages of the ASVAB:
- Provides additional career planning information
- Can be used as an SAT/ACT exam preparation tool and score predictor
- Offers information on military career options
- High scores will improve chances of receiving a specialty job and large signing bonus.
Test preparation is available at http://official-asvab.com/applicants.htm
The Paul Robeson Malcom X Academy’s Student Leadership Team, involving 33 6-8 grade students, partnered with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to learn and be involved in the Anatomy of an Activist Exhibition event. This three-part series helps and teaches youth what makes an activist and emphasizes equity verses equality. The students were challenged to practice Kujichagulia (Self-determination), Umoja (Unity), Ujima (Collective work and responsibility) and Ujamaa (Cooperative Economic).
“The exhibition was a great way to share skills of self-determination for the community through collective works and economic growth for all, keeping in mind the equity needed for equality amongst citizens” says Nicole Devezin, teacher at Paul Robeson Malcolm X.
A record-setting ten DPSL football teams competed for a spot in district finals last week and five came out on top. Congratulations to Cass Tech, East English, King, Mumford and Central for advancing to the finals! Come out to cheer on our players as they fight for a place in regionals. Thank you to the coaches, officials, parents and fans for supporting all teams throughout the cold, rainy games this season. Be sure to catch a district game this Friday or Saturday to support our student athletes!
Friday, November 3
- Division 1: Cass Tech at Dearborn Fordson at 7 p.m.
- Division 2: East English at King at 5 p.m.
- Division 6: Central vs Warren Michigan Collegiate (at Bishop Foley) at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
- Division 4: Mumford at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood at 2 p.m.
Michigan recently passed a new reading law (MCL 380.1280f) that will be in full effect for 3rd grade students during the 2019-2020 school year. To begin the process, school districts must choose an assessment system for grades K-3 and deliver a student diagnostic report to parents during the current 2017-2018 school year. Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has selected the i-Ready Diagnostic assessment. i-Ready is an online program that will assess each student’s individual needs and monitor their progress throughout the school year.
Beginning in November, parents will be notified of their child’s performance on the i-Ready Diagnostic. Students demonstrating a reading deficiency will receive an Individual Reading Improvement Plan. The Individual Reading Improvement Plan will outline how the school will address the reading deficiency and will also provide at-home recommendations and resources to improve reading skills. Parents of students who receive an Individual Reading Improvement Plan will be asked to attend a parent conference where they will be empowered to assist their child with a Read-at-Home Plan & Toolkit.
While this will not occur during the 2017-2018 school year, it is important to note that the law will require retention of 3rd-grade students with a reading deficiency based on state assessment during the 2019–2020 school year.
Visit detroitk12.org/literacy for more information including supporting documents and additional resources.
More than 200 volunteers from Carver STEM Academy, Wayne State University, Americorps Urban Safety Program and members of the community cleaned up the neighborhood surrounding the school for Make a Difference Day 2017. Staff and students creatively painted boards to place on abandoned houses to build a colorful and secure route to school.
“We are grateful for all of the hard work and support Carver has received from our partners to create clear and safe paths for our students to get to school,” said teacher Crystal Williams. “Carver is proud to be a part of an awesome and wonderful experience for our community!”