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Detroit Public Schools Community District Names Deborah Peek-Brown as New Deputy Executive Director of Science

Peek-Brown to assist with the transition to the new science standards and professional development Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather named Deborah Peek-Brown as the new Deputy Executive Director of Science. Peek-Brown, currently serves as the Academic Outreach Specialist for the Create for STEM Institute at Michigan State University and will be joining the district in a part time capacity, primarily focusing on transition to the new Michigan Science Standards and Professional Development. “Ms. Peek-Brown’s extensive experience and knowledge in the science field is an incredible asset to DPSCD as we continue to move toward educational excellence.  She also has a great love for Detroit students, and providing equitable learning opportunities that is consistent with our current mission. 

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of October 17, 2016

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of October 3, 2016

Enroll NOW for DPSCD Pre-K!

Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Foundation for Early Learners and Early Childhood Education is enrolling now for Pre-K. Spaces are available at: L. Holmes, 8950 Crane, Det. MI 48213- 313.866.5644 Burton International, 2001 Martin Luther King Blvd., Det. MI 48208- 313.596.3800 Golightly Educational Center, 5536 St. Antoine, Det. 48202- 313.870.1101 New Paradigm Loving, 1000 Lynn, Det., MI 48211 – 313.252.3028 Palmer Park, 3901 Margareta, Det. MI 48221 – 313. 494.7300 Rutherford Winans Academy, 16411 Curtis, Det. MI 48235 – 313.852.0694 Vernor, 13726 Pembroke, Det. MI 48235 – 313.494.7342 Prekindergarten Registration Requirements: Birth Certificate Proof of Income Up-to-date Immunization Record Child’s Insurance Card Proof of Residency (Wayne County) Parents interested in finding out more about DPSCD’ early childhood education program offerings

Renaissance High School Receives Global Navigator High School Scholarship

The Department of World Languages congratulates Renaissance High School (RHS) for being nominated a CIEE Global Navigator School! RHS is the first CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) school in Michigan to achieve this recognition. This means that Renaissance students will compete internally for scholarships to travel abroad during the summer of 2017 and beyond! The scholarship money will provide $25,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to Renaissance students. Scholarships range from 20-100 percent of tuition, depending on students’ financial situations. The Department of World Languages would like to recognize Ms. Rayana Safah, a French teacher at Renaissance, for working collaboratively to complete the application to secure this great opportunity for many RHS students. For more information about CIEE, visit www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Wayne County Manufacturing Day!

Students to visit a variety of manufacturing sites throughout Wayne County Detroit Public Schools Community District will celebrate Wayne County Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7. Students from 13 of the District’s career and technical centers, middle and high schools will visit manufacturing sites and community colleges around the county. “Manufacturing Day provides our students with options and opportunities to be exposed to the various manufacturing industries in our county,” said Marion K. McGhee, DPSCD Executive Director for the Office of Career and College Readiness. “It is an exciting time when business and industry partners open their doors to connect with students and the workforce of tomorrow.” Manufacturing Day — or MFG Day — is a national celebration of modern

40 DPSCD High Schoolers Hired for Summer Community Greening Positions

For seven weeks over the summer, 40 Detroit Public Schools Community District Schools high school students were hard at work making schools, homes and communities more sustainable in Detroit. The 40 students selected to work on one of five projects that focused on education, food access and justice, energy savings, art activism and renewable power generation. In addition to these projects, students also gained valuable skills in financial literacy, group facilitation and job preparedness. Thanks to partnerships with EcoWorks, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent and AmeriCorps, students earned both a living stipend and a $1,200 scholarship for future education expenses.

Ben Carson Sophomores Launch Skilled Communicators 2016 Project

Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine 10th grade students celebrated the kicked off of their Skilled Communicators 2016 Project on September 13. For this interdisciplinary project, the essential question students explored was “What causes some individuals to prevail while others fail when facing challenges?” Students will be creating a public service announcement to educate the community about a health condition as they explore answers to the essential question in each of their classes.  They will analyze data, study the role of government in addressing health conditions, read and reflect on articles, study body systems, write a report, and then create a video or narrated Powerpoint Presentation for the public service announcement. The kickoff began with a Ted Talk by Angel Lee Duckworth titled,

Gompers Students Attend Meet Up and Eat Up with the Detroit Lions!

As part of a partnership with the Detroit Lions “Meet Up and Eat Up” program, 30 students from Gompers Elementary-Middle School were able to laugh, play and shop with several members of the Detroit Lions football team on Tuesday, September 13. Students were bused to Eastern Market where the Lions joined them and played four square, jump rope and more! From there they had a brief Q & A Session where students asked the players about their favorite fruits and veggies as well as their pre-game meal. All students were given tokens and Double Up Food Bucks from the Fair Food Network to purchase their own produce from Eastern Market. Ford Field Executive Chef Joe Nader, brought healthy lunches for the students and

DPSCD Newscast for the Week of September 12, 2016