News & Press Releases

Summer school reminder

Summer school begins for staff on Monday, June 26 Summer school begins for students on Tuesday, June 27 Students in K-8 buildings are in session from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. High schools are in session from 8 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Summer school runs through July 27 Breakfast and lunch will be served

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Reminder of Special Board Meeting

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (OPEN) Friday, June 23, 2017 5:00 P.M. Fisher Building 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 12th Floor Detroit, Michigan 48202-2711 (313) 873-7860 Official Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Education, 3011 W, Grand Blvd., 12th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202-2711, 313.873.7860. Please contact the Division of Operations at 313.873.6205 prior to the meeting if auxiliary aids or services are required for individuals with disabilities. If language assistance is required, please contact the Office of Bilingual Education at 313.873.4171.

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DPSCD to host transition enrollment fair for charter school family and staff

DPSCD will host a charter school enrollment fair for families and staff members encountering a transition on Wednesday, June 28 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Michigan Science Center. DPSCD representatives will help families discover everything they need to know about the district’s offerings including tuition-free Montessori, a new examination high school and STEAM education. The Enrollment team will be on hand to enroll students to provide families information to plan for a successful fall term. Representatives from the Human Resources department will be available to answer questions, accept resumes and schedule tentative interviews with qualified candidates. The first 150 guests to RSVP will receive free admission to watch National Geographic’s 4D “Extreme Weather in the new Toyota Engineering

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Cass Tech Principal nominated for national LifeChanger of the Year Award

Cass Tech Principal Lisa Phillips has been nominated for the 2017-2018 LifeChanger of the Year Award! Ms. Phillips, principal of Cass Tech since 2010, was nominated by her spouse. Under her seven years of leadership, Cass Tech earned over $47 million in student scholarships, secured a state-of-the-art recording studio and was named an International Baccalaureate School. In March, she earned statewide Michigan Principal of the Year award by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. Principal Phillips has also created a project for seniors who cannot afford college supplies for their dorms. Each students is “adopted” by a generous donor who provides them with what they need. Last year, she secured microwaves, sheets, towels and refrigerators for 185 seniors! She

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Camp Burt Shurly Open House

Camp Burt Shurly is hosting an open house on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for students and families to see what the camp is all about! You will have the opportunity to participate in activities like canoeing, rock climbing, archery, tours and visit the nature center. Visit campburtshurly.org for additional information on how to sign up today! To RVSP for the open house, email david@campburtshurly.org and to reserve a spot on the bus, call (313) 873-7490 or email parent.engagement@detroitk12.org

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Reminder School Board Meeting Monday, June 19

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (OPEN) Monday, June 19. 2017 5:30 P.M. Fisher Building 3011 W. Grand Blvd. 12th Floor Large Conference Room Detroit, MI 48202 313.873.4104 Official minutes of the Special Board Meeting are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Education, 3011 W, Grand Blvd., 12th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202-2711, 313.873.7860 If auxiliary aids or services are required at the meeting for individuals with disabilities, prior to the meeting, please contact Mr. Kenneth Tokarz, Deputy Superintendent of Operations 313.873.6247 If language assistance is required, please contact Norma Hernandez at 313.873.7659  

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“All A” students awarded with shopping spree valued at $12,000

Office Depot rewarded 12 DPSCD students a $1,000 shopping spree for their academic achievement of earning all A’s their entire high school career. Each student received a $1,000 gift card to purchase school supplies in preparation for their freshman year of college. The students, who are all seniors, are recipients of the 2017 Office Depot/Office Max Scholarship program and are 2017 DPSCD Excellence Awards honorees. The students were acknowledged during a celebratory ceremony immediately before the in-store shopping spree. See below for a list of our All A achievers and their future college: Name High School University/College Kasem Almusaisi Western Schoolcraft Rumi Begum DIA Wayne State university Carlos Estrella Cass Tech University of Michigan Saika Islam DIA University of Michigan Aini-Alem

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