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School of the Week: Pulaski Elementary-Middle School

Where students are climbing the ladder to success one step at a time! Pulaski Elementary-Middle School’s long-standing mission is to maintain a learning environment that provides every student with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. “Success is the number one option for our students,” says Principal Desheil Echols. Pulaski staff take pride in getting to know each and every one of their students’ individual story. Echols, who credits influential educators that have personally impacted her life for her decision to go into teaching, said she strives to make that same connection with her students. “For the students, knowing that someone cares and is there will positively impact their educational experience,” said Echols. “We go above and beyond to make

More than 7,000 students’ classrooms grow brighter as DPS adds high quality, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings

District to enhance learning and realize hundreds of thousands in annual savings: 60% reduction in classroom lighting energy utilization and the elimination of maintenance cost. Detroit Public Schools is adding new, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings, which will not only provide a cost-savings to the district but will enhance the educational environment for more than 7,000 students by making classrooms brighter. “The key benefit to the project is improvement in our classrooms, where teachers and students will spend their academic day in brighter settings that are more conducive to learning and academic achievement,” said DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “The LED technology also utilizes approximately 60% less electricity, lasts more than twice as long as our previous lighting

Pulaski students take part in Mock Election

Students at Pulaski Elementary-Middle School exercised their ‘right to vote’ on Thursday, October 30 during the school’s Mock Election.

JOIN US! DPS showcases new programs at first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day Saturday, August 23 at all elementary and middle schools with special guest appearances by costumed characters, craft-making and more!

Pete the Cat, Madeline and the Bad Hat and the Big Bad Wolf will all make guest appearances at schools throughout Detroit Public Schools on Saturday, August 23 during the district’s first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day.

All elementary and middle schools will be open across the district from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to showcase their offerings and new programs, like the gifted and talented program at Mark Twain School for Scholars. All schools have developed their own creative itineraries to engage families!

Detroit Native Big Sean serves as Celebrity Principal for the Day in Recognition of Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge Winner, Bates Academy

View photos from the event below! Recording artist and Detroit native Big Sean returned to his hometown on Thursday, June 12 to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge this spring, which is a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools. MTV’s Sway and DJ Fingers of FM 98 WJLB joined Big Sean to host an all-school assembly celebrating the school’s victory. More than half of all participating schools posted attendance increases during the challenge. Durfee Elementary-Middle School students, who saw their attendance jump a

Detroit Native Big Sean to Serve as Celebrity Principal for the Day in Recognition of Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge Winner, Bates Academy

Thousands of students from 37 Detroit middle and high schools competed in the challenge, a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools MTV’s Sway and DJ Fingers of FM 98 WJLB to join Big Sean to host an all-school assembly celebrating the schools DETROIT (June 10, 2014) — On Thursday, June 12 from 9-11 a.m., recording artist and Detroit native Big Sean will return to his hometown to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge this spring. More than half of all participating schools posted

Hundreds of students and staff took part in the 2014 Literacy Fair titled, “Writing with Purpose and Reading for Fun: Empowering our Children, our Schools, and our Communities.”

The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Literacy was proud to hold the 2014 Literacy Fair titled, “Writing with Purpose and Reading for Fun: Empowering our Children, our Schools, and our Communities.” Participating students and staff were from A.L. Holmes, Burton International, Carleton, Carver, Charles Wright, Clark, Clippert, Coleman A. Young, Duke Ellington at Beckham, Dixon, Durfee, Earhart, Fisher Upper, Golightly Education Center, Gompers, Mason, Nichols, Pulaski, Sampson-Webber, and Schulze.

Open enrollment events draw hundreds to DPS ‘Open Doors Day’

Schools gain on-the-spot enrollments, showcase offerings to prospective parents Open Enrollment Now – May 20 Hundreds of parents and students attended the new series of ‘Open Doors Day’ events held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at schools across the district. Dozens of schools reported on-the-spot enrollments and interest from prospective parents, proving the value in hosting open house events, said Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “If schools were able to enroll even one new student at their events this past Saturday, it is a true gain for the district and continues the positive enrollment momentum we began last fall,” Martin said. “Hosting events like this, on the weekend and during afternoon hours, is convenient for parents and families and is another example

Open Enrollment Now – May 20; DPS to host NEW series of Open Enrollment events, including Specialized Services Fair, Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition Week, Cinco de Mayo Fair

Detroit Public Schools has launched its spring Open Enrollment period, extending now through May 20. To showcase individualized programs and school offerings to parents and students, the district will host a new series of Open Enrollment events April 28-May 3.

As part of second annual “Green Weeks in DPS,” the district announces planned enhancements at 10 schools through energy-efficient equipment, better lighting, new thermal comfort systems

Detroit Public Schools launches Green Weeks with announcement of energy efficiency projects, dozens of Green Living parent workshops, a new Healthy Recipes Cookbook and a challenge staff and students to demonstrate healthy living and green lifestyles through a variety of contests.