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Scholarships, Free College Planning for DPS High Schools

College Funding 123 and Former Lion James Ihedigbo To Offer Scholarships and Free Seminar to Four Detroit Schools  College Funding 123 and former Detroit Lions Safety James Ihedigbo are offering 32 scholarship opportunities and free college planning seminars to high school sophomores and juniors at four Detroit Public Schools this May. College Funding 123 partnered with James Ihedigbo’s HOPE Africa USA charity in 2015 to provide scholarships and college planning education to students and families with the aim of establishing a continuing system of resources to help make the dream of a college education an affordable reality for students today and in the future. The free college planning events will be offered to high school sophomores, juniors and parents at: Detroit

DPS Recognizes UAW Ford for Commitment to Supporting Students and Improving Education in Detroit

Investment in renovations to academic and athletic facilities at Detroit College Prep at Northwestern High School continues to model the way for public-private partnerships

Video: https://vimeo.com/161957200

DETROIT (April 8, 2016) – Detroit Public Schools and the UAW-Ford National Ford Department today unveiled the Union’s most current investment in improving the educational experience of Detroit Public School students. The investment includes building improvements throughout Detroit College Prep at Northwestern High School, including a complete renovation of the gymnasium and pool, as well as updates to the school’s parent resource room.

5th Annual NSBE Student Chapter Alternative Spring Break, March 7-9

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

District 10 Michigan History Day Competition

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay         Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at marsha.lewis@detroitk12.org.

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

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

DC Prep at Northwestern hosts “Saturday Schoolhouse in the D”

Presented by UAW-Ford, “Saturday Schoolhouse in the D” is a series of extracurricular offerings for students of all ages and grade levels held every Saturday, until April 30, 2016, at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills in subjects including: Chess Photography Spanish Boys Theater of Detroit Dance Zumba Wrestling and more! Space is limited! See attached “Saturday Schoolhouse in the D“ application and return to Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern, 2200 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, 48208; e-mail clingmank@gmail.com or fax 313-429-7682. Application: Saturday Schoolhouse in the D Additional questions or comments, please contact Ms. Clingman at clingmank@gmail.com.

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.

DC Prep students Go Green!

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory (DC Prep) High School at Northwestern students in grades 9-12, including some students who are Autistic or Cognitively Impaired, recently participated in the Go Green Initiative. Students worked in the conservatory, stacking pots on shelves, mixing soil, and planting turnip greens, peas, and herbs. The students learned how to measure and to follow instructions on the packaging for the seeds and discussed the care of the plants, including watering techniques and the type of sunlight and placement needed for plant growth.

DCP at Northwestern Dance Team participates in city-wide charity event

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory (DC Prep) High School at Northwestern’s Dance Team the “Diamond Divas” worked in conjunction with the UniverSoul Circus, Radio One, Detroit City Councilwoman Brenda Jones and The Robert Shumake Foundation to pass out school supplies and backpacks on Monday, September 8 during the UniverSoul Circus’ Block Party at Chene Park in Downtown Detroit. Students were treated to music, games, free food, school supplies, backpack giveaways and more, along with a special sneak peek of the UniverSoul Circus performance.

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