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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
Softball and Baseball have officially started this week in the Detroit Public Schools! Softball scores from Thursday, April 14, 2016. Renaissance 11 – East English Village 5. Cass 22 – Ford 9. Osborn 19 – DCP at Northwestern 4. Northwestern 16 – King 2. Cody 19 – Mumford 17. CMA 10 – DIA 3. Central 22 – Southeastern 0. Pitcher J’Nai Sykes from Central pitched a no-hitter! West Side 7 – Pershing 8. Baseball Scores from Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Renaissance 19 – Mumford 2. Western 16 – East English 0.
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 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
Life Remodeled kicks off major fund-raising campaign for radical make-over of Cody High School grounds, field and classrooms
Nonprofit commits to remodeling one DPS school per summer moving forward Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Manager Jack Martin joined with nonprofit organization Life Remodeled, as well as dozens of partners, volunteers, donors and students, to kick off an unprecedented fund-raising initiative to radically transform the Cody High School campus by fall. “Someone recently said to me, ‘Partnership is the new leadership.’ I believe that Life Remodeled and all if its supporters embody this philosophy and are true community leaders,” Martin said. “Given our current financial challenges, this extensive remodeling work could not be undertaken. We can’t thank Life Remodeled enough for their commitment and generosity, and urge anyone interested in helping Detroit Public Schools to join with us in this
Cody Academy of Public Leadership (Cody APL) students don’t think of one another as just students inside a school building. They think of themselves as a small neighborhood or a family. And they believe that tight-knit culture is part of what makes the school a success. “Because we are put into small cohorts as we enter APL as freshmen, I have a very strong, close relationship with my classmates and my teachers,” student Torrianna Bradley said. Cody APL, one of three small schools located at the Cody High School campus, is considered a small community school consisting of about 400 students where freshmen will travel through their entire high school career with the same classmates and teachers. “The culture at
DPS partners with Detroit Fire Department to board abandoned homes, eliminate blight near school buildings
More than 20 abandoned homes, fire-damaged structures and blighted properties near Dixon Educational Learning Academy and the Cody High School campus were the target of a massive blight elimination effort on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. – Noon. The effort corresponds with enhanced safety measures across Detroit Public Schools, including a program to add hundreds of Citizens Patrol teams to the district’s Safe Routes Program. A new target of 14 key school zones—including the Cody/Rouge area— was announced in early August as part of the district’s five-year Strategic Plan. Saturday’s event was held on the nationally recognized Make a Difference Day. The Detroit Fire Department, Detroit Fireman’s Fund, Skillman Foundation, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance and a host
DPS held a poetry contest that was sponsored by the Detroit Native Sun Newspaper Group LLC, DPS Interim Superintendent Dr. John Telford, and Team for Justice. The first place winner received $100, runner-up $50 and third place $20. Along with their awards, the winners were invited to read their poems on The John Telford Show on WCHB NewsTalk1200, along with two honorable mention poets. The winners were announced January 30 and went as followed: First place: Rachel Banks, Detroit School of Arts, for her poem “In the Dark” Runner-Up: LeQuin Robinson, Cody Academy of Public Leadership, for his poem “So-Called Miranda Rights” Third place: Cassandra Coleman, Finney High School, for her poem “The Girl from Your Dream” Third place: Keith Cole-Wofford, Martin Luther