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Crockett High’s Marcel Wyckoff named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Crockett High junior Marcel Wyckoff is hitting his stride as one of the state’s top sprinters in the 400 meter and 200 meter dash. “Currently he’s running in the 51s, which puts him on target to achieve his summer-season goal of 48.8 (seconds) in the 400,” Crockett coach Derek Atlas said of Wyckoff, the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He’s also on track to run 21.8 in the 200. The one thing about Marcel is that he never backs away from a challenge. He’s absolutely fearless when the gun goes off at a track meet.” Wyckoff, a 5-9, 150-pounder, was part of Crockett’s

Crockett student named as Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholar

The Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic advancement of high-potential female high school students, announced the names of seventy young women receiving 2012 summer scholarships for pre-college study at top colleges and universities. This year’s class of Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars emerged from among a record number of applicants from throughout the Midwest, mirroring the increased numbers of applications for full-time study at leading universities and colleges nationwide. Chrisdalyia Howard of Crockett High School was named as one of the scholars. Celebrating its seventh year, the Joyce Ivy Foundation provides partial and full scholarships for pre-college summer study at Ivy League and equivalent campuses. Pre-college programs at these institutions provide valuable and broadening experiences to high

DPS Application Schools to host Open House/Enrollment Events to showcase programs

Application period ends March 15, 2012 To showcase their program offerings to prospective students and parents, several of Detroit Public Schools’ 19 Application Schools will host Open House events throughout the month of March. DPS is in the midst of a new five-week Application Schools enrollment period, which runs through March 15, 2012. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. A new Open Enrollment period for non-Application schools will follow from March 15 – April 16, 2012. During the Application Schools enrollment period, parents have the opportunity to register for 19 schools, complete applications, and prepare students for interviews/auditions if required at their school of interest. Open Houses

Major Construction in Progress at Detroit Public Schools

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542, steven.wasko@detroitk12.org or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401, jennifer.mrozowski@detroitk12.org Detroit-One year into the Detroit Public Schools’ $500.5 million capital improvement program funded by voter-approved Proposal S dollars, major construction is under way at Detroit Public Schools construction sites that includes poured concrete foundations, roof installation, interior electrical work, and selective demolition of outdated buildings. Among the tangible signs of construction progress are: Roofing and steel work at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School gymnasium and athletic wing; Masonry and steel work for the new Gompers PreK to 8 School in Brightmoor; Foundations for the new PreK to 8 School at Clark Park in southwest Detroit; Concrete work on the new Western International High School

Public Service Announcement thanks voters for approving Proposal S for students, jobs one year later in $500.5 million capital improvement program

DETROIT-IT’S ELECTION DAY! One year after the Proposal S Bond Referendum was approved by a 62 percent margin in the 2009 general election, Detroit Public Schools will begin airing a Public Service Announcement this week thanking voters for supporting the $500.5 million bond issue, and reports the 18 construction projects are on time and under budget in the capital improvement program. The PSA can be viewed at www.dpsschoolconstruction.org. Bond oversight committee members Detroit Federation of Teachers President Keith Johnson, NAACP Chairman Rev. Wendell Anthony, Michigan Regional Council Carpenter and Millwrights Director Toney Stewart, DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, in addition to DPS principals and students thank voters for approval of Proposal S that is building 21st Century schools for

DPS announces details of $46.3 million Finney Crockett High School and signs final construction project contract less than one year after voters approved Proposal S

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542 or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401 Detroit- Less than one year after voters approved a $500.5 million bond issue, Detroit Public Schools announced details for the new $46.3 million Finney Crockett High School and signed the final construction project contract as part of its three-year Capital Improvement Program. Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb signed the final contract at a groundbreaking today for the new Finney Crockett High School, 17200 Southampton St., which is one of three new high schools that will be built from the ground up using Proposal S funds. Martin Luther King Jr. High School was the first project to break ground this summer and will be completed in 2011. The district broke