News & Press Releases

DPSCD STEM Students debut solar car frame at the NAIAS

Congratulations Alexia White, a senior at DSA, Tai Pearson, a senior at DSA, and Jahmal Goldman, a sophomore at Cass Tech!! They participated in the NAIAS (auto show) media preview press days where the solar car frame built and designed by the students was unveiled last week. The Lieutenant Governor was at the event and crawled under the car! Background Detroit’s Students of “Heroes’ Alliance” Unveiled Solar Car Project at NAIAS Press Event Students from Heroes’ Alliance, a Detroit-based after school STEM enrichment program Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley General Michael A. Stone, Assistant Adjutant General for Installations, Michigan Army National Guard Heroes’ Alliance Detroit’s Anika Smith Students, sponsors and supporters of Detroit-based Heroes’ Alliance unveiled a concept electric-solar vehicle

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Senior Jaylen Bradley is going to Disney World for the Dreamers Academy

Senior Jaylen Bradley from Renaissance High School was chosen in the Steve Harvey/Disney Dreamers Academy for 2017. He won an all-expenses 4-day vacation to Disney World with a parent in March 2017!  He was one of the 100 students chosen out of thousands after an intensive application and selection process. Congratulations!! Disney Dreamers Academy is a power-packed, 4-day event held annually at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida; students, ages 13-19, are inspired to dream big and get a jump-start on making those dreams come true! Students chosen to attend travel from every corner of the country to participate in a series of sessions and workshops held within the magical setting of Walt Disney World Resort, virtually turning the theme parks into

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DPSCD’s New Board of Education

Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomed its new board of education at a public swearing in ceremony at Cass Technical High School on November 11, 2017. The ceremony officially ushered in the return of the school district to local control under the governance of the seven member board. The members of the board are: Iris Taylor, President Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Vice President Misha Stallworth, Secretary Sonya Mays, Treasury Deborah Hunter-Harvill Georgia Lemmons LaMar Lemmons Board Appointments are: Academics – Deborah Hunter-Harvill Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) – Angelique Peterson-Mayberry Finance – Sonya Mays Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) – LaMar Lemmons Wayne County Association of School Boards (WCAS) – Misha Stallworth DPSCD continues to build on its new start, marked

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DPSCD’s Selective and Themed Schools including those with Innovative New Programs are now accepting applications

Families must apply at each school site using the district’s Common Application; Spaces are limited! MEDIA OP: WHEN:        Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. WHERE:      Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden, Detroit WHAT:        Vocal Arts students from Detroit School of Arts will be rehearsing for their upcoming “Spend the Day at DSA” event January 18, in which middle school students from around the area will be offered a behind-the-scenes look into the performing arts high school during a “Spend the Day at DSA”event from 5-7 p.m. Detroit Public Schools Community District is kicking off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, January 11 for limited slots available at its selective and theme-based schools, including those with innovative programs, such as

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SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Committee of the Whole Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:30 P.M. Fisher Building 3011 West Grand Boulevard 12th Floor Conference Room Detroit, Michigan 48202-2711 (313) 873.7860 Special Board Meeting Notice of the Whole- 1.5.17 DPSCD Board Meeting Committee of the Whole Agenda 1.5.17    

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DPSCD’s New Board Members to be sworn in on Wednesday, January 11

The district’s newly elected School Board Members will be sworn in by Hon. Cynthia Stephens on Wednesday, January 11 at 5 p.m. during an organizational meeting followed by the seven-member board’s first general meeting. The community, parents, stakeholders, staff and students are invited to attend the celebration of the district and its bright future.

The board meeting will be held at:

Cass Technical High School’s Auditorium
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

The seven members of the board are:

  • Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill
  • Georgia Lemmons
  • LaMar Lemmons
  • Sonya Mays
  • Angelique Peterson-Mayberry
  • Misha Stallworth
  • Dr. Iris Taylor

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is undergoing a historical period of change and transformation that will position DPSCD as a high-quality education option of choice for families in Metro Detroit.

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