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Future Cody MCH medical professionals study abroad in Costa Rica

For the DSPCD 2017 Spring Break, April 18 – 25, students at Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody are embarking on a seven day study abroad trip in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica where Detroit youth are learning, experiencing and exploring how communities address health and medicine in various cultural environments. Students will then return to Detroit and provide conclusions on how our Detroit neighborhoods can improve the quality of life. MCH are recipients of the 2017 JP Morgan Chase & Co tablet giveaway based on our project.  The tablets are one of the tools students are using to document their experiences while at the same time build their college and career readiness skills. The “Detroiters Without Borders” Program is

Congratulations to the Winners of the NAACP Detroit 27th Annual Art and Essay Contest

Congratulations to our students and their teachers and schools!! The Detroit Branch NAACP will host a reception for the winner on March 28 for formal recognition. We are pleased to share with you the following DSCD student winners: Elementary School *1st Place Elementary Essay Justin Cunningham,  5th Grade        FLICS               Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Essay       Jay Cheatam, 5th Grade                FLICS               Brandy Walker 3rd Place Elementary Essay  Sanjida Zaman, 2nd Grade        Davison        Dr. Shraddha Jha *1st Elementary Art              Kyla Hill, 5th Grade                FLICS               Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Art   Taryn Edwards, 5th Grade        FLICS               Brandy Walker *3rd Place Elementary Art    Janiya Williams, 4th Grade        Dossin            Sharita Brooks Middle School *1st Place Middle Essay                Kennedi Reed, 7th Grade        Paul Robeson K.

Cody Campus Celebrates National EMS Week!

Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody, in partnership with Detroit Mayor Duggan’s office, local EMS and firefighters, and the American Heart Association is hosting a school and community event during National EMS Week to celebrate first responders. Participants will learn hands-only CPR from MCH students and the AHA, meet EMS teams and learn tips to keep themselves and their families safe, participate in healthy cooking demos, and have a chance to have their home water quality tested by MCH students, among other fun and educational events.  The event will be open to Detroit Public Schools’ students only from 9-11 a.m. and to the entire community from 4-6 p.m. MCH will pay for buses for groups of DPS eighth graders that would like to

Cody MCH’s American Heart Association Metro Detroit Heart Walk Challenge

Medicine and Community Health (MCH) Academy at Cody would like to challenge all Detroit Public Schools to walk in the American Heart Association’s Metro Detroit Heart Walk, on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wear your school colors to show your school pride! Fundraising is optional. For more information about the event, visit www.miheartwalk.org. If you accept MCH’s challenge, e-mail sarah.willis@detroitk12.org with your school’s name and the number of students you are expecting to participate.

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

DPSL celebrates more than 40 scholarship recipients on National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Student athletes signed scholarship commitment letters to colleges and universities throughout the country More than 40 Detroit Public School League student athletes announced which colleges they plan to attend, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 during a National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony held at the Horatio Williams Foundation. The Detroit Public School League hosted its 7th Annual Signing Day event where Boys Varsity Football and Girls Varsity Basketball student athletes signed their commitment letters for scholarships to colleges and universities throughout the country. Families, coaches and school supporters filled the room while the student athletes announced their college destinations. Cass Technical High School (11): Alvin Clemons- Indiana State University Brandon Webb- University of Findlay Demetric Vance Jr- Michigan State University Donnell Alexander- Saginaw

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.

New DFD/DPS Academy to prepare Detroit students to be hired as firefighters and EMTs immediately upon graduation

This fall, a class of 30 Detroit Public Schools students will become the first to be trained as Firefighters as part of a new collaboration between the Detroit Fire Department and DPS!

Cody High Documentary Premieres this month on DPTV 56

Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project A plan to renovate one high school transforms into an effort to revamp an entire community. This movement for a progressive Detroit continues, as the documentary Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project airs on WTVS Detroit Public Television- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11 p.m. Highlighting contributions of community volunteers from the 2014 project, this viewing is sure to inspire others to join in future undertakings, while showcasing a powerful and promising Detroit. Volunteers united for several weeks to revamp and revitalize the Cody Rouge community. With vacant buildings and blight plaguing the area, Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert stepped in. Framed by Grace Films took the production lead, with Walter V. Marshall as

Mayor Duggan announces new program to prepare up to 900 DPS students for employment opportunities after graduation

$1.25M grant helps to fulfill Mayor’s commitment to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” goals Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday, January 15 that USA Funds has made a $1.25 million commitment to improving graduation and employment opportunities for Detroit Public Schools students through the “Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates” program. With this investment, up to 900 DPS students will receive instruction in job attainment and retention, leadership, and self-development paired with mentoring, academic support, and exposure to employers. The funding was awarded to the Detroit Employment Solutions, Corp. (DESC) – the city’s workforce development office – which applied for the grant. “As Detroit’s turnaround continues to gain momentum, opportunities for employment and career paths are going to increase,” said Mayor Duggan. “We