DPSCD presents Family Heritage Celebration, a Family Saturday event exclusively for DPSCD students and families on Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Detroit Children’s Museum! Students and families will explore the gallery of more than 7,000 historical artifacts, engage in planetarium shows, create a Transformers Silverbolt stick puppet, learn through imaginative play and join other families for an old school soul train showdown! Did you know that the Detroit Children’s Museum, which is only open to DPSCD families, is the third oldest children’s museum in the country? Learn more about the museum here.
Gather your friends and family to visit Drew Farm on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the Office of School Nutrition (OSN) and Detroit School Garden Collaborative (DSGC) summer festival to encourage health and wellness. The event will feature a tour on the grounds of Drew Farm, cooking demos, recycling lessons, yoga, dance, bicycle repairs and an opportunity for attendees to weed and/or harvest the farm and keep their harvested crops at no charge. “This is another opportunity to open our doors to students, families and the community to experience the farm from a different perspective and support our DPSCD work training students who are growing the Drew Farm produce and leading the workshops at this
The Summer Farms Stands are open for the summer! DPSCD’s Office of School Nutrition (OSN) and its Detroit School Garden Collaborative (DSGC) opened eight farmer’s markets on July 5. According to OSN’s interim executive director, Sidney Vinson, “The primary objective is to engage the community by offering healthy, affordable food that is grown by DPSCD staff and students on DPSCD grounds and providing complimentary nutrition education materials (i.e. recipes, nutritional handouts, and programming opportunities) to encourage healthy eating at school and students’ households.” All produce grown at Drew Farm follows DPSCD organic growing practices (i.e. no pesticides). Water and the soil has been tested and cleared for safe growing. All produce sold will be labeled as unwashed in accordance with
Congratulations to the senior class of 2017! They earned $170,074,027 in scholarships and grants throughout the 2016-2017 school year, nearly $6 million higher than that earned for the 2015-2016 school year. The increase in offered scholarships and grants reflects the hard work and dedication of DPSCD students and teachers; We also want to acknowledge the support of college support staff, counselors and parents who all play an integral part in our students’ success. “The Office of Guidance and Counseling appreciates the financial knowledge base and tools the school counselors and college transition advisors provide,” says Dr. Barbara K. Smith, Director of the Office of Guidance and Counseling. “Their support and persistence ensures college is affordable for our students. 2016-2017 set a record-breaking year for
Cortez Wilform, a 2017 graduate from the Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody, started his firefighting career with the Detroit Fire Department on July 10. Cody MCH offers a college prep curriculum and co-educational environment to prepare Cortez and other students alike for careers after high school. The two-year pilot program in collaboration with DFD launched in the fall of the 2015-2016 school year in hopes to train students as certified firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Cortez earned his certificate this spring and began putting his education to use just weeks after graduating high school. Congratulations and good luck, Cortez!