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DIT JAG Competition Winners

Students from Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody traveled to Lansing on Thursday, April 28 to compete against students from all over the state of Michigan at the JAG (Jobs for American Graduates) Career Development Competition for Product Development. DIT students took home 2nd place at their first JAG competition and was the only DPS school to place in the competition. Under the direction of JAG specialist Ms. Genie Davis, the Cody-DIT students excelled in their first year of the program. Principal Latoya Hall-King is extremely proud of her students at Cody-DIT and congratulates all of the participants on their hard work!

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

DIT student attends Kresge Foundation’s Innovative Projects Grant Celebration

Kionna Harris, a student at Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody,  attended the Kresge Foundation’s Innovative Projects Grant Celebration with Principal Latoya Hall-King, and STEM Coordinator Chad Segrist on Wednesday, April 6. The grant celebration was held at the University of Detroit-Mercy where the Foundation granted DIT a second year grant for their student-led project with EcoWorks, which creates an environmentally friendly community space in the Cody Rouge neighborhood. The representatives from Cody DIT participated in round table sessions with attendees to share best practices on the development of their project.

DIT Rotary Scholarship Luncheon

The Detroit Rotary Club presented a “Youth Citizen Service Award” to Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody student Jonice Sylvester on Wednesday, March 23 at the Detroit athletic Club. The award was in the amount of $1,000 for displaying exceptional “service above self” to the Cody/Rouge Community. She was accompanied by Principal Latoya Hall-King, her College Transition Advisor, Tanya Borachi, and her Science Teacher Chad Segrist. Congratulations Jonice Sylvester!!

Cody DIT celebrates “Diversity in the D”

Students from the Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody, along with six other schools from across the Metropolitan Detroit area, participated in the “Diversity in the D” forum on Friday, March 18. The mission of the student forum was to bring students together to discuss issues of social justice and breakdown barriers between communities. Students were excited about the opportunity to hear the perspectives of their peers in other communities and to have the opportunity to interact.

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

The Michigan Opera Theatre Performs for DPS High School Students

Students given the opportunity to explore careers in theater and work on upcoming performances The Michigan Opera Theatre Department of Education and Community Programs presented La Pizza Con Funghi, Seymour Barab’s one-act comedic opera to students at the Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody on Tuesday, February 9. La Pizza Con Funghi centers on Voluptua, who is in love with Scorpio. In order to be free to marry him she plans to poison her husband, Count Fromaggio. Her maid, Phobia, warns the count of his wife’s duplicity. For this show of loyalty she must lose her life but, then again, so must everyone else. This opera, sung in English, is tried and true in high school and adult communities and is

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.

Cody DIT students meet Grand Prix drivers, Ricky and Jordan Taylor during a special in-school presentation

Comerica Bank made a special announcement at Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody during a presentation with Grand Prix drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor on Thursday, March 5. The Taylor brothers, who will compete at this summer’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, gave students their first-hand experience how technology is such a key part of racing and winning. The brothers also answered questions from the students and posed for photos in front of the Grand Prix IndyCar and DIT go-kart. Ricky Taylor, 25 and Jordan Taylor, 23, are sons of team owner Wayne Taylor and they will return to the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this season. The Taylor brothers