Art and Music Teacher Hiring Event – Tonight!

Our students are so talented – help unlock their potential as an art or music teacher at DPSCD.

Apply now at detroitk12.org/employment and visit the District’s special art and music teacher hiring event on Wednesday, June 27 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Candidates should bring their resumes and teaching certificates.

Free parking is available for guests behind the museum. For more information, contact 313-873-3171.

 

 

June 26th All A Board meeting is canceled

Tonight’s All A Board meeting is canceled. We look forward to seeing you at the next All A Board meeting in August! For more information, call 313-873-7860.

Upcoming All A Board meetings:

  • Monday, August 20 – 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Drive)
  • Monday, December 3 – 5:30 p.m. at Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School (7635 Chatham)

Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent reveals new brand, signaling a new phase in urban education reform for Detroit’s public education system

 DETROIT June 21, 2018 – Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti announced today the District’s new branding campaign, which includes a new logo and tagline, “Students rise. We all rise.” Ending the school year on a high note, students, families and community members joined Dr. Vitti and members of the Board at Nolan Elementary-Middle School for the official announcement and last day of school celebration. The District will use #DPSCDStudentsRise to share on social media channels.

“We recognized that after developing and implementing our new strategic plan, we did not have an aligned brand identity. This was an opportunity to ask the community for feedback on what represents the best educational experience for students, teachers, staff and families,” said Dr. Vitti. “There was a common thread – student’s first. Our brand reflects a new vision, commitment, and opportunity to prioritize students and traditional public education in Detroit in alignment with our strategic plan.”

More than 800 community members, teachers, principals, and families provided their vision of what DPSCD represents as a new brand was considered. It was evident in the feedback that there is still passion and hope that the school district will rebuild itself to restore the pride it had.

In addition to the logo and tagline, DPSCD unveiled its highly anticipated marketing commercial, featuring its students, teachers, principals, community members, schools, and Cass Tech alumnus/Rapper Big Sean.

This rebrand is one of many initiatives Dr. Vitti rolled out under a newly elected board.

“This year we focused on analyzing and building systems and processes, engaging stakeholders,  and working toward improving teacher pay and equity,” said Dr. Vitti. “As we build upon our momentum entering into year two, we will begin implementing the reform and initiatives driven by our strategic plan and new budget priorities at scale for critical areas such as arts and music, student programs, expanded professional development, enhanced technology, and new curriculum aligned to grade level expectations.”

DPSCD thanks its partners who supported the rebranding project: BLVD Content and Real Integrated, marketing and strategy firms; Detroit Public Schools Foundation, which awarded the District a $20,000 grant; and iHeart Media/WJLB.

The District will continue to celebrate its transformative brand through events and promotions this summer and throughout the 2018-2019 school year. To learn more about DPSCD and enrollment opportunities, visit detroitk12.org. Stay up-to-date on events and news by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Detroit Public Schools Community District

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is Michigan’s largest public education system. It is governed by a locally-elected, seven-member board with Dr. Nikolai Vitti serving as superintendent. The District’s mission is to provide every student with a beneficial and rightful educational experience, preparing students to be career and college ready, and qualified to compete in the global market. The District has 106 schools and educates 50,000 children. For more information, visit detroitk12.org.

Summer school reminder

  • Summer school begins for staff on Monday, June 25
  • Summer school begins for students on Tuesday, June 26
  • Students in K-5 buildings are in session from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 6-12 grades are in session from 8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
  • Summer school runs through July 26
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

If you have any questions or concerns regarding summer school, please call the parent hotline at (313) 240-4377

Palmer Park and DIA are closed today due to a power outage.

Palmer Park and Detroit International Academy for Young Women are closed today- Tuesday, June 19 – due to a power outage.

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DPSCD Records Department will relocate today due to heat advisory

Please be advised the DPSCD Records Department, located in Douglas Academy, will be closing its office today at 12:20 p.m. along with the District’s early dismissal schedule. The staff will relocate to the TAV building at 1425 E. Warren in Detroit for the remainder of the day. The DPSCD Records department will resume a normal day tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions, contact (313) 240-4377.

Register today for summer school!

Summer School registration is now open for K-12 grade students. Enrichment courses will be available for K-5 students who wish to review their skills, and course recovery is available for 6-12 grade students.

Parents can register students by clicking here, visiting our website detroitk12.org, or by completing a hard copy form at their school. For more information on programs, times and locations contact 313-240-4377.

June 18, 2018 Early Dismissal Schedule

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Detroit area now through Monday, June 18, 2018, until 6:00 PM.

Based on anticipated high temperatures, the District will implement a three-hour early release for all schools, Monday, June 18, 2018.

Schools that have planned promotional ceremonies can continue as planned with the support of your families.

Please refer to the schedule below.

School Name AM Bell PM Bell 3 Hour Early Release 
ACADEMY AMERICAS ELEM/MIDDLE 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM
ACADEMY AMERICAS HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
ADULT ED EAST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
ADULT ED WEST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
ANN ARBOR TRAIL 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
BAGLEY 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
BATES ACADEMY 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
BENJAMIN CARSON HS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
BENNETT 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM
BETHUNE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
BLACKWELL 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
BOW 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
BREITHAUPT CAREER TECH 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
BRENDA SCOTT 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
BREWER 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
BROWN 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
BUNCHE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
BURNS 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
BURTON INTERNATIONAL 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
CARLETON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
CARSTENS 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
CARVER 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
CASS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
CHRYSLER 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM
CLARK 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
CLEMENTE 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM
CLIPPERT 8:00 AM 2:52 PM 11:52 AM
CENTRAL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
CODY APL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
CODY DIT 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
CODY MCH 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA ARTS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
COOKE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
CROCKETT CAREER TECH 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DAVIS @ GOLIGHTLY CTC 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DAVISON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
DENBY 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DETROIT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DETROIT COLLEGIATE PREP HS 8:00 AM 3:30 PM 12:30 PM
DETROIT LIONS ALTERNATIVE 8:15 AM 3:07 PM 12:07 PM
DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DIANN BANKS-WILLIAMSON 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
DIXON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
DOSSIN 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
DOUGLASS ACADEMY 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
DTC @ DREW 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
DURFEE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
EARHART 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE PREP HS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
EDISON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
ELLINGTON @ BECKHAM 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
EMERSON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
FIELD, MOSES 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
FISHER LOWER 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
FISHER UPPER 7:30 AM 2:32 PM 11:32 AM
FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMMERSION 8:00 AM 3:10 PM 12:10 PM
GARDNER 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
GARVEY 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
GOLIGHTLY CAREER TECH 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
GOLIGHTLY ED. CENTER 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
GOMPERS 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
GREENFIELD UNION 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
HARMS 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
HENDERSON 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
HENRY FORD 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
HOLMES AL 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
HUTCHINSON 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
KEIDAN 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
KING HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
KING J.R, ES 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
LAW 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
LUDINGTON @ LANGSTON HUGHES 7:30 AM 2:32 PM 11:32 AM
MACKENZIE 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
MAYBURY 8:00 AM 3:10 PM 12:10 PM
MANN 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
MARK TWAIN 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
MARQUETTE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
MARSHALL, THURGOOD 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
MASON @ FARWELL 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
MUMFORD 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
MUMFORD ACADEMY 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
MUNGER 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
NEINAS 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
NICHOLS 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
NOBLE 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
NOLAN 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
OSBORN MST HS 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
PALMER PARK ACADEMY 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
PASTEUR 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
PERSHING 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
PRIEST 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
PULASKI 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
RANDOLPH CAREER TECH 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
RENAISSANCE 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
ROBESON/MALCOLM X 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
SAMPSON 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
SCHULZE 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
SOUTHEASTERN 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
SPAIN 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
THIRKELL 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM
TURNING POINT @ H FORD 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
TURNING POINT @ FLEMING 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
VERNOR ES 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
WAYNE 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
WEST SIDE ACADEMY ALT ED 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
WESTERN 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM
WHITE, JERRY L. 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 1:10 PM
WRIGHT CHARLES 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM
YOUNG, C.A. 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 12:40 PM

Renaissance student receives WSU Med-Direct scholarship

Congratulations are in order for Renaissance Senior Kahlid Ali, who recently received the Wayne State University Med-Direct (Wayne M.D.) scholarship.

Wayne M.D. is a unique program that guarantees admission to Wayne State’s School of Medicine and Irvin D. Reid Honors College for 10 students each year. The program emphasizes mentoring and research by giving students the opportunity to become part of the School of Medicine community during their undergraduate studies, leading to M.D. or combined M.D. /Ph.D. degree programs at WSU.

During his academic career at DPSCD, Kahlid has earned many awards and accolades which lead him to receiving the prestigious scholarship. Not only did Kahlid graduate in the top 3 percent of DPSCD seniors, but he was an active mentee in the Pathway to Excellence program at the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; he has traveled to Nicaragua with Buildon.org to help build schools in poverty stricken communities; and Kahlid served as the team captain for the Renaissance High School robotics team.

Cody teacher named Fred Martin Detroit Educator of the Year

In May, Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy social studies teacher Michelle A. Shorter, was named the 2018 Fred Martin Educator of the Year at the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) Annual Awards Experience. Ms. Shorter was nominated by two of her students, and received this prestigious award which honors Detroit education professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide quality developmental experiences to Detroit youth.

The Coleman A. Young Foundation further acknowledges Ms. Shorter because she exemplifies the leadership characteristics and spirit of the late Mayor Coleman A. Young, by going the extra mile, motivating students to achieve their potential, helping them overcome obstacles and challenging them to reach their goals.

Congratulations, Ms. Shorter and thank you for your dedication and service to our students.