All schools will dismiss three (3) hours early today, Tuesday, May 29 due to high temperatures

Dear families:
Today, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, all schools will dismiss three (3) hours earlier than the normal dismissal time. The early dismissal is due to high temperatures developing into the afternoon. If your school has a scheduled field trip, buses will return at their normal time and students will be transported to their corner stop or home as normally scheduled.

Middle school students to study STEM at WSU this summer

Congratulations to Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School students Bridgette Clay, Dae’Zhane Calvo and Kamyle Jamison on their acceptance to the 2018 Engineering Society of Detroit’s Girls in Engineering Academy Summer Program.

Our students will spend four weeks on Wayne State University’s campus engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop activities, as well as learning more about what engineers do, while instructors provide hands-on experiences designing engineering projects. The students will embark on field trips to engineering facilities and expose students to other STEM related and college life experiences.

The purpose of the program is to improve academic achievement and increase interest in engineering topics and careers among girls from Detroit; and decrease the gender gap  through STEM education, creating a pipeline into STEM careers, particularly into engineering.

We congratulate our students on their academic success and interest in STEM education, and look forward to hearing about their experience.

Cass and Carstens are closed today due to building problems

Cass Tech and Carstens Academy are closed Tuesday, May 29 due to building problems.

Spring 2018 Championship Results

Girls’ Division 1 Softball Champions

May 18, 2018
Renaissance “Lady Phoenix”

Girls’ Division 2 Softball Champions

May 18, 2018
Central “Lady Trailblazers”

Boys’ Track & Field Champions

May 23, 2018
Renaissance “Phoenix”

Girls’ Track & Field Champions

May 23, 2018
Renaissance “Lady Phoenix”

Boys Mega Division 1 Baseball Champions

May 24, 2018
Western International “Cowboys”

Boys East-West Division 2 Baseball Champions

May 24, 2018
Mumford “Mustangs”

2018 Track & Field Results

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See all Detroit PSL City Championship Results

Boys

Boys 2018 Track & Field Champions: Renaissance

Rank Schools Score
1 Detroit Renaissance 36
2 Detroit Martin Luther King 33
3 Detroit Cass Tech 25
4 Detroit Mumford 17
5 Detroit Denby Tech Prep 13
6 Detroit Delta Prep 12
7 Detroit Central Collegiate 4
7 Detroit Frederick Douglass 4
9 Detroit Henry Ford 2
9 Detroit Southeastern Tech 2
9 Detroit West Side Academy 2

Girls 2018 Track & Field Champions: Renaissance

Rank School Score
1 Detroit Renaissance 40
2 Detroit Cass Tech 30
3 Detroit Martin Luther King 14
4 Detroit Southeastern Tech 8
4 Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 8
6 Detroit Osborn 6
6 Detroit CMA 6
8 Detroit Western International 5

Renaissance students participate in Intercultural Exchange Program

Renaissance High School is participating in an Intercultural Exchange Program with the U.S. Embassy in Spain called: Visiting Spanish Teachers. It is an International Program where our students have the possibility to learn Spanish taught by Native Speakers. The teachers at Renaissance have done several exchange projects where they have been working together with Cardenal Xavierre Dominicos High School in Zaragoza, Spain and King Richard III College in Portals Nous in Mallorca, Spain. They have been exchanging videos on their neighborhood, cities, their services and comparing them with what they have in Spain. It has been so rewarding that Spanish Teacher Ms. Nuria Guillen-Pueyo says they are willing to repeat the exchange again.

 

Vote now: Student winner of the Lenovo Scholar Network App Development Competition

DPSCD students competed in the 2018 Lenovo Scholar Network National App Development Competition and this year there were six top apps to celebrate, with the Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody placing as a winner! Additionally, Ben Carson High School placed with an Honorable Mention.

Please view Cody App from the top teams and vote for our Cody Student on lenovoscholars.com.

As part of this announcement, Lenovo is launching the Fan Favorite contest where the public can vote on their favorite among the top six winning apps. The Fan Favorite selection will be announced at NAF Next. Please share the Fan Favorite voting site and encourage your community to vote for Cody’s app, “Human Nature: Puberty Edition.” You can view Cody App from the top teams and vote for our Cody Student on lenovoscholars.com.

Thank you to all the DPSCD teachers who have lead your students through this project and supported them in developing these truly amazing apps.

Congratulations Cody and Ben Carson students on your achievement!

DPSCD students to attend Ivy League programs this summer

We are proud to announce four outstanding students who will be attending Ivy League universities this summer to further their education and prepare for college.

Three Renaissance High School 10th grade students – Tyra Clark, Jalise Little and Sade Reid – will be attending Harvard University and Stanford University this summer. Tyra Clark will be attending Harvard’s Secondary Summer School, while Jalise Little will be attending Harvard’s Pre-College Program. Sade Reid will be attending Stanford’s High School Summer College. Each student will earn eight college credits for their participation.

Ronell Austin, a junior at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, will participate in the 2018 Princeton University Summer Journalism Program, where he was one out of 40 students accepted from a pool of 300 applicants. Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated, and more. Students tour The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program’s last day.

We want to congratulate our students on this prestigious achievement, as the application process for Ivy League schools are competitive and rigorous. By completing the pre-college programs, our students will walk away with knowledge of a campus environment, what it takes to succeed at the world’s most renowned universities, while having met students from all over the world.

Good luck Tyra, Jalise, Sade and Ronell as you embark on this exciting journey.

ATTN: Baseball Championships have been rescheduled

Baseball Championships have been rescheduled to Thursday, May 24 at Corner Park.

Game schedule:

  • 11 a.m. (Osborn vs. Mumford)
  • 2 p.m. (Western vs. King)

DPSCD Teacher Hiring Fair

Are you a certified teacher, or know of a certified teacher who is passionate about championing Detroit youth?

DPSCD is hiring in all core subjects and invites qualified teachers to its hiring fair on Thursday, May 24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Randolph Career and Technical Center located at 17101 Hubbell Ave, Detroit, MI 48235.

Interested candidates should RSVP at https://bit.ly/2GAUWMF. Please bring copies of your resume.