Category Archives: Events

PSL Volleyball Championship

Detroit Public Schools Community District “PSL” Volleyball Championship Thursday, October 25th at M. L. King High School Consolation Match at 5:00, All City Teams and East/West Championship Awards presented in between matches, and the Championship is set for 7:00 p.m. 5:00 PM Consolidation C.M.A. vs. Western International 7:00 PM Championship Cass Tech vs. Renaissance Admission: $5 Ticket

College Decision Day offers opportunity for DPSCD seniors

DPSCD seniors are invited and encouraged to attend College Decision Day on Saturday, October 28 at Renaissance High School. Decision Day is an opportunity for students to apply to multiple Michigan colleges and universities and receive a decision letter the same day. An application waiver is needed for each college or university where the student plans to apply and may be requested from a school counselor. Early online application to each college or university is highly recommended but not required.   Application and document drop off: 8:30 – 10 a.m. Decision pick-up: 2 – 3:30 p.m.   Students planning to attend must RSVP at  Visit here for more information on waivers, required documents and the application process.

Hallow Spooky Trick-or-Treat at the Command Center


DPSCD to host an evening of fun at Drew Farm with Starry Nights

Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Office of School Nutrition to Host ‘Starry Nights’ Series   WHAT:           Detroit Public Schools Community District’s (DPSCD) Office of School Nutrition (OSN) and its Detroit School Garden Collaborative (DSGC) will host three monthly ‘Starry Night’ series beginning in January. Each event will feature a nature walk on the grounds of Drew Farm, cooking demos, and an opportunity for attendees to make their own bird feeders.  Healthy snacks will also be provided. “This is another opportunity to open our doors to students, families and the community to experience the farm from a different perspective.  Our high tunnels produce crops almost year-round and by allowing our guests to tour them, we hope they gain insight to some

DPS Host FACE Summit Today at WSU Live Streamed by DPTV

Live from Detroit:  A City-Wide Dialogue on Collaborative Solutions for Detroit Students  Don’t Miss The Detroit Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Summit from Detroit Public Schools Watch LIVE Online Thursday, March 24, from 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. ET  Educators, community leaders and parents will learn from experts in the field how to jumpstart a city-wide education dialogue that addresses systemic challenges and provides collaborative solutions.  Detroit Public Schools (DPS) has formed a strong alliance with local, state and national partners to host the Detroit Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Summit. Highly-regarded panelists will hold a day-long discussion with area educators, community stakeholders, business leaders and parents to address systemic issues that create roadblocks such as chronic absenteeism, low family

ENROLLMENT FAIRS: DPS partners with Youth Connection at Belle Isle and Cody Rouge Community at Don Bosco Hall Sat., August 16 for two action-packed back to school fairs

Both events will feature entertainment, information about the upcoming school year, free backpacks, school supplies and free food! WHAT: Detroit Public Schools has partnered with two Detroit community organizations, The Youth Connection and Cody Rouge Community, for two one-stop-shop back to school fairs on Saturday, August 16.  Representatives from Detroit Public Schools will be on-site at each location sharing valuable information about the district’s unique schools, programs and parent essentials. On the east side, the Youth Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting our youth to a brighter future, is hosting its 13th Annual “After-School/Back-to-School/College Fair” on Belle Isle. The event, where 1,500-2,000 Detroit families are expected to attend, gives thousands of Detroit kids the opportunity to connect with more

DPS Pre-Kindergarten Recruitment kicks into high gear Saturday at the Detroit Children’s Museum

DPS Pre-Kindergarten Recruitment and Registration kicks into high gear Saturday, June 28 at the Detroit Children’s Museum, located at 6134 Second Avenue as part of the district’s DPS Family Saturdays at the Museum. Beginning at 10 a.m., a free book will be offered to the first families that begin the Pre-K registration process, while supplies last. The recruitment event is part of a rollout by Detroit Public Schools announcing that it will expand early childhood educational offerings for the 2014-15 school year. New Pre-K programs are being planned for Chrysler Elementary and Nichols Elementary, both of which have never before offered parents an early childhood education option. DPS’ Adult Education Department also will begin hosting classes at Beard Early Childhood Education Center,

DPS schools hold community green fairs, plantings in support of healthy, sustainable schools

East English Village Preparatory Academy, a brand new $46.3 million energy-efficient school built with environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient materials, is hosting a Community Green Fair Saturday as part of the Center for Green Schools and U.S. Green Building Council’s first ever Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from across the country and around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities.  Many Michigan schools, including several other Detroit Public Schools, are participating this year. East English Village Preparatory Academy is seeking LEED for Schools Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Activities include a tour of this new state-of-the-art building, demonstrations on renewable energies and presentations from

DPS Superintendent for Academics to present details of 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops

Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Public Schools’ Superintendent for Academics, will present details of the district’s 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops. The plan’s focus is on Building Academic Excellence and Four Core Strategies: Providing a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience to all students that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging Building strong relationships with students, families, and the community to increase trust and shared responsibility Ensuring that every classroom has a high quality effective educator, supported by high-quality effective administrators and support staff Aligning resources to accomplish priorities within a balanced budget When and Where: Wednesday, May 30 10 a.m. to noon — Priest Elementary Middle School, 7840 Wagner 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts

Golightly Career and Tech Center holds plant sale Saturday and Sunday to benefit agriscience!

Saturday, May 19 : 9am—3 pm
Sunday, May 20 : 12 PM—3 PM

The Belle Isle Greenhouses

perennials * annuals * herbs* heirloom tomatoes * organically grown vegetable transplants
geraniums * hanging baskets