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2012-13 Academic Plan Highlights

DPS honors Volunteer Reading Corps and Volunteer Business Corps through recognition event at the DIA

Detroit Public Schools on Friday, June 1 honored its wonderful Volunteer Reading Corps and Volunteer Business Corps through a special recognition event at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 130 volunteers attended this informal event which included light refreshments and pastries in the Kresge Court. Guests also had an opportunity to see the 75th Annual DPS Student Art Exhibition on display in a nearby gallery before it closes on June 3. Admission to the museum and parking were free. “We at DPS are always heartened to know that, in addition to our hard-working teachers, principals and staff, we have a Corps of community support through our Volunteer Reading Corps, which is more than 1,000 members strong, and our Volunteer

DPS Superintendent for Academics to present details of 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops

Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Public Schools’ Superintendent for Academics, will present details of the district’s 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops. The plan’s focus is on Building Academic Excellence and Four Core Strategies: Providing a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience to all students that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging Building strong relationships with students, families, and the community to increase trust and shared responsibility Ensuring that every classroom has a high quality effective educator, supported by high-quality effective administrators and support staff Aligning resources to accomplish priorities within a balanced budget When and Where: Wednesday, May 30 10 a.m. to noon — Priest Elementary Middle School, 7840 Wagner 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts

Teacher Interview Schedule for Fall 2012

All interviews will be by appointment and scheduled. Teacher Interview Schedule fall 2012

Congratulations to the following award winners in the 2012 Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2012!

DPS  2012 National Scholastic Competition Winners Gold Key Photography Portfolio Nogoye Sow Cass Technical High School Teacher: Senghor Reid Christopher Terry Renaissance High School Teacher: Odette Holley Bates Academy Teacher: Robin McDaniel Kimani Johnson – Gold Key – Painting Kennedy Scott – Certificate – Painting Joya Wood – Gold Key – Photography Joya Wood – Certificate – Photography Cass Technical High School Teachers: Kimberly Harden,  Mindy Mitchell, Senghor Reid Asia Hightower – Silver Key – Fashion Asia Hightower – Certificate – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Gold Key – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Silver Key – Jewelry Kellye Perdue – Certificate – Digital Art Tremaine Shelton – Silver Key – Drawing Nogoye Sow – Gold Key – Photography Nogoye Sow –

DPS offers special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers over holiday break to teach parents budgeting strategies for the New Year

Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home to their children   Detroit Public Schools’ is offering special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers this holiday break in conjunction with the district’s first-ever Holiday learning Fest, where 18 schools are open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide academic support and remediation, fun activities and free meals for students. Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home and work on with their children over the break.   When: The remaining parent workshops are from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m on December 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5,

DPS announces schools that will remain open over the holiday break, providing extended academic opportunities, free meals and food baskets to students in need, as well as workshops for parents

The district now is calling for a communitywide effort to recruit hundreds of volunteers who have already undergone background checks to help run the first-time-ever program Detroit Public School has announced the schools that will remain open over the holiday break, providing extended academic opportunities, free meals and food baskets to students for the first time ever this year. The district also will be offering special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers. Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, schools will remain open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide learning,

Students from Sampson Academy and Farmington debate at Eastern Michigan University for the first time through a program to build self-esteem

Students have been preparing for 5 weeks for big debates on Animal Testing and whether or not peanut butter should be allowed in public schools.  The big moment is here! Students from Detroit Public Schools’ Sampson Academy and Dunckel and East Middle Schools in Farmington have been preparing for the past 5 weeks for their big final debate on Saturday, December 17 in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, as part of the STARS Middle School Debate Program in Farmington, a program designed to build self confidence and increase learning outcomes among middle- and low-income students. The topics are Animal Testing and whether or not peanut butter should be allowed in public schools. 46 students will compete. Where and When: Saturday,

DPS is launching a program to keep some schools open over the holiday break, providing parent workshops, as well as meals and academic learning to students in need

The district is calling for a communitywide effort to recruit hundreds of volunteers to help run the first-time-ever program Detroit Public School announced today that it will keep a portion of the district’s schools open and expects to serve thousands of students over the holiday break by providing extended academic opportunities, free meals and food baskets for the first time ever this year. The full list of schools will be announced Monday. Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, schools will remain open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide learning, fun

DPS adds teachers as enrollment grows

Detroit Public Schools has updated data regarding class size issues that have arisen in recent weeks as additional students enroll. Overall enrollment has risen to exceed budgeted projections by almost 300 students, and the district responds to unexpected needs caused by teacher retirements and resignations. “The good news is that children are still enrolling,” said Steven Wasko, Assistant Superintendent for Community Relations and Chief Communications Officer. “We also know that there are many classes that have as few as 15 or 17 students. For the remaining cases exceeding our limits, affecting 22 out of more than 4,000 classrooms, we are resolving the issues at this time.” Specifically, the district’s academic leadership had been made aware of 89 requests for additional