News & Press Releases

Students take on Target: DPSCD receives $10,000 in back-to-school supplies

Students from Mark Twain School for Scholars went on a shopping spree at Target in Allen Park to prepare for the upcoming school year. DPSCD was awarded a $10,000 grant from Target to ensure that 50 students had all the necessities to succeed in the classroom. Target employees assisted the students and their parents in finding items including school supplies, backpacks and uniforms. Our students are getting ready for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5! Students from Brewer Academy will take on Target – Eastland on August 28 for their shopping spree!

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We have a seat saved for your child!

  Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a fun-filled, free Back-to-School Expo at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center located at 12600 Chandler Park Dr. Detroit, MI 48213. Families will receive free admission to the Aquatic Center with event participation! Learn about DPSCD schools, their exciting programs and unique opportunities. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information, and to pre-enroll your child in a DPSCD school. There will be giveaways to families who pre-enroll and to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll. You’ll also have a chance to chat with the new Superintendent and Board members, receive complimentary health screenings and get a free haircut to look your

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Only weeks away from the first day of school, check out our fun & free enrollment events

DPSCD is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year, and we’re saving a seat for you! There are several events in the month of August where parents can enroll their children in DPSCD schools and learn about district programs and offerings. Families can visit our three convenient pop-up enrollment centers to register their students. Pop-up enrollment centers are open through Friday, August 18. District representatives will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at these locations to help parents select the best school for their children. Examination and application schools still require parents to follow the application process. Parents may also call the enrollment hotline at (313) 240-4377. Parents seeking Pre-Kindergarten programs can contact the Early Childhood Department

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Michigan Science Center to offer free admission for DPSCD students and families

We invite you to enjoy FREE general admission at the Michigan Science Center on August 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information and to pre-enroll your child. *Free give-aways to families who pre-enroll and also to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll. MiSci will offer free tickets to Extreme Weather 4D in the new Toyota Engineering 4D Theater. General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. RSVP at www.mi-sci.org/dps

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DPSCD to host two teacher recruitment fairs throughout August

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is currently recruiting highly-qualified, dedicated and motivated educators to fill open positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year. DPSCD will host Teacher Recruitment Fairs on August 17 and August 31 at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.   Applications are being accepted for all teaching positions, but there is a critical need for teachers in the following areas:   Mathematics Science/Integrated Science English Language Arts Special Education Music Education Spanish K-5 Elementary Social Studies Career Technical Education   DPSCD is also hiring retirees in Special Education, Science, Mathematics and Spanish.   On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit detroitk12.org/employment and

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Student-led Summer Farm Stands continue through August

The Summer Farms Stands will continue at five locations across the city through the end of August. See locations and dates below. All produce grown at Drew Farm follows DPSCD organic growing practices. Water and soil has been tested and cleared for safe growing. All produce sold will be labeled as unwashed in accordance with food safety regulations. All markets will accept cash, credit, debit and EBT/Bridge cards. DPSCD high school students trained through the DSGC’s farm stand curriculum will assist in operating the markets. Thanks to our partnership with Drew Transition Center, these high school students will also be working collaboratively on a regular basis with our district’s exceptional students with special needs. Please see below for our 2017 Cohort:

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J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy breaks ground for a Reading Room Makeover

Students at J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy will see a major change as they enter the doors for the first day of school on September 5. The school has been selected as the 2017 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Reading Room Makeover contest winner! Although the renovation may not be complete until the end of September, more than 40 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance volunteers broke ground on the August 4 demo day to begin the process. The library at J. E. Clark, which was used to hold classes and house administrative personnel, was selected from more than 65 schools from 16 cities across the state of Michigan. Students and staff will see new technology, freshly painted walls,

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