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School of the Week: Jerry L. White Center

“If it is to be, it is up to me!” When you walk in the doors at the Jerry L. White Center, you are immediately greeted with a smile, a handshake, a hug, and most importantly a personalized welcome that represents the theme of the school “If it is to be, it is up to me!” Students and staff alike are treated as family members and constantly feel a sense of belonging and love. So in turn, when there are visitors at J.L. White, students welcome and treat their guests as they too are a part of their family. As one of Detroit Public Schools’ premier special education high schools, Jerry L. White is a center-based special education program educating

DPS Goes PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and schools across the district are going PINK! Several schools are getting involved by hosting events to not only make breast cancer awareness an educational forum for students, but also to put on display the urgency in making the community aware of the need for early detection, self-examination and annual mammograms. DPS Goes PINK School Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, 3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013-Breast Cancer Information Rally The King DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Chapter will host a Breast Cancer Rally that will feature cancer survivors, a representative from Karmanos Cancer Institute and performances from the MLK Dance Group, Choir and Band. *** Detroit

Jerry L. White holds Open House for the Grand Opening of their new Comerica Bank Youth Savings Program

Jerry L. White held an OPEN HOUSE for the Grand Opening of their new Comerica Bank Youth Savings Program and held a Voters’ Registration Drive. The school also had representatives from the Michigan NAACP on Count Day.

Detroit Summer Games draws hundreds of Special Olympians, volunteers

Sandy Hollis was ready to compete, with the shoelaces on her rarely worn brown gym shoes tied tight and white socks pulled up to her shins. “I only wear these when running,” said Hollis, a 17-year-old junior at Jerry L. White Center in Detroit. Hollis was competing in the 50-meter dash on the track at Renaissance High School, near her school on the city’s northwest side. She was among hundreds of students from 27 Detroit Public Schools taking part May 18, 2012 in the 34th annual Special Olympics Detroit Summer Games. The events included 50- and 100-meter dashes, softball toss, wheelchair races, standing long jump and turbo javelin. View the full story here: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012205190350 Source: Detroit Free Press