News & Press Releases

Palmer Park and DIA are closed today due to a power outage.

Palmer Park and DIA are closed today – Tuesday, June 19 – due to a power outage.

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Register today for summer school!

Summer School registration is now open

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June 18, 2018 Early Dismissal Schedule

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Detroit area now through Monday, June 18, 2018, until 6:00 PM. Based on anticipated high temperatures, the District will implement a three-hour early release for all schools, Monday, June 18, 2018. Schools that have planned promotional ceremonies can continue as planned with the support of your families. Please refer to the schedule below. School Name AM Bell PM Bell 3 Hour Early Release  ACADEMY AMERICAS ELEM/MIDDLE 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM ACADEMY AMERICAS HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM ADULT ED EAST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM ADULT ED WEST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM ANN ARBOR TRAIL 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM

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Renaissance student receives WSU Med-Direct scholarship

Congratulations are in order for Renaissance Senior Kahlid Ali, who recently received the Wayne State University Med-Direct (Wayne M.D.) scholarship.

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Cody teacher named Fred Martin Detroit Educator of the Year

In May, Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy social studies teacher Michelle A. Shorter, was named the 2018 Fred Martin Educator of the Year at the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) Annual Awards Experience.

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Cass Tech student earns scholarship to medical school

During the June 12 Board Meeting, Dr. Vitti and Board Members recognized Breanna Ramsey for her demonstration of the District’s core value of Excellence.

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Western International High School student reaches big dreams, drafted to MLB

DPSCD student and No. 1 Michigan prospect drafted in the fifth round  DETROIT – June 5, 2018 – Western International High School senior and baseball player, William English, age 17, was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the Los Angeles Angels. English, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher and outfielder, is one of the youngest players in this year’s draft class and began playing baseball at the age of three.  With a 90-93 mile per hour (mph) fastball, English was named the No. 1 top MLB draft prospect in Michigan. This past year, English was heavily scouted by numerous teams including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and

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