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Young ladies from DPSCD were selected from a winning design challenge to present to the Detroit Economic Development Corporation at the Mayor’s office in October. The participating schools were: Golightly Career and Technical Center and Detroit International Academy for young women (DIA) along with students from Detroit Cristo Rey High School. At the Mayor’s office, the young ladies provided an introduction followed by a response answering what they felt was gained by participating in CREW Careers and in what way the experience had contributed, if at all to the types of professional careers they may wish to pursue. And, yes, some of the young ladies had been convinced to pursue commercial real estate professions. These students were part of Design Challenge hosted by CREW (Commercial Real Estate
The Michigan Chronicle along with Talmer Bank is holding the First Annual S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship ceremony on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The Michigan Chronicle will award 25 scholarships to Detroit High School seniors. DPS finalists include: Cass Technical High School Alana Crawford Lisbeth Garcia-Leon Raheida Khalique Terria Davis Alyson Grigsby Jonae’ Maxey Krishana Castro Daria Bailey Shahera Khandaker Chyna Ross Kiryn Swain Lori Goodwin Kala Coston Detroit International Academy for Young Women Papia Aziz Detroit School of Arts Ejiro Enajero Renaissance High School Leonard Rowe Paige Sims Akia Hewitt Western International High School Lucy Arias Congratulations finalists!
These are the league standings as of 4-29-16. Division One East 1st: Cass 4-1 2nd: East English Village 3-2 3rd: King 2-3 2nd: Cody 1-4 Division One West 1st: Renaissance 5-0 2nd: Western 5-0 3rd: Ford 1-4 4th: Mumford 0-5 Division Two East Standings: 1st: Osborn 3-2 2nd: DIA 2-2 2nd: Southeastern 2-2 4th: Pershing 0-5 Division Two West Standings: 1st: Central 4-0 2nd: Denby 4-0 3rd: CMA 3-1 4th: DCP at NW 2-3 5th: West Side 0-5
Division One Softball games played 4-25-16: Renaissance 14 – Mumford 1 Western 16 – Ford 2 Cass 15 – East English 0 King 22 – Cody 10 Division Two Softball Games played 4-25-16: Denby 16 – Osborn 5 CMA 14 – Pershing 8 DIA 18 – West Side 5 Southeastern 6 – DCP at NW 3 Division One Standings: 1st: Renaissance 3-0, Western 3-0, Cass 3-0. 2nd: Cody 1-2, Ford 1-2, King 1-2, East English Village 1-2. 3rd: Mumford 0-3. Division Two Standings: 1st: Central 2-0, Denby 2-0. 2nd: CMA 2-1, DIA 2-1, DCP at NW 2-1. 3rd: Osborn 1-2. 4th: Southeastern 1-1 5th: Pershing 0-3, West Side 0-3.
The Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, will visit nine DPS locations to host the 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break, offering free family engineering nights at K-8 schools and engineering presentations at high schools. The Alternative Spring Break will take place March 7-9 from 4-6 p.m. at participating locations. DPS schools to include: Family Engineering Nights: Monday, March 7: Maybury Elementary School Tuesday, March 8: Bates Academy Wednesday, March 9: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School High School Presentations: Monday, March 7: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern and West Side Academy Tuesday, March 8: Medicine and Community Health at Cody and Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Wednesday, March 9: Detroit
Results of Air Quality Tests at Spain and Four Other Schools Show Only Low Levels of Mold and No Black Mold Present
Water Quality Test at Spain also confirms no lead or bacteria detected Detroit Public Schools, in conjunction with the inspection of school buildings by the City of Detroit, has engaged a third party, certified environmental consulting firm to address concerns of air quality. The results of the first of these tests, conducted at Spain Elementary-Middle School, Dossin Elementary-Middle School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, A.L. Holmes Elementary School and the Osborn High School Campus have confirmed low levels of mold at these schools. The tests also confirmed that no black mold is present at any of the five schools. The report from ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) for Spain, which was tested on February 6, 2016, said that air
The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin
Pistons Legend Rick Mahorn and the Detroit Pistons Foundation hosted the 11th Annual Black History Month event and scholarship competition on Tuesday, February 9, at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The event invites Michigan high school seniors the opportunity to compete for a combined total of $55,000 in college scholarships. Local high school seniors, one chosen by each participating high school, presented an original interpretation of the contest theme, Embracing Diversity, in front of fellow classmates, teachers and a panel of community leader judges for scholarships toward higher education. Through a chosen artistic medium (speech, poem, dance, music, etc.) contestants shared the effect diversity has on everyday life. Senior, Bre’Ona Law-Williams of Detroit International Academy for Young Women, was awarded a Microsoft
DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more
New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students
Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.
Students from Cass Tech, DIA, EEVPA, Renaissance and Western selected items such as laptops, tablets, specialty calculators and more in preparation for college Office Depot/OfficeMax awarded 13 DPS “All A” students with $1,000 Office Depot/OfficeMax gift cards to purchase school supplies in preparation for their freshman year of college on Thursday, June 11. The students, who are all seniors, are recipients of the 2015 Office Depot/OfficeMax Scholarship and are DPS Excellence Awards honorees. The students were acknowledged during a celebratory ceremony immediately before they began an in-store shopping spree. DPS Office Depot/OfficeMax Scholarship recipients from: Cass Technical High School Detroit International Academy for Young Women East English Village Preparatory Academy Renaissance High School Western International Academy Special guests included: Karen P. Ridgeway, DPS Superintendent of Academics