• MLK Sunday Notes Week of February 12th

    Posted by Principal Perry on 2/11/2024

    Greetings MLK Families and Happy Super Bowl Sunday,I hope that each and everyone of you are enjoying this weather and all of the pre Super Bowl activities happening all around the city! I wish “your” team the best and for you non football watchers that you enjoy Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show!And here are your Sunday Notes!Wednesday Count Day- On Wednesday, February 14th MLK students will be allowed to dress down in celebration of Valentines Day. During MLK dress down days please make sure that students are arriving to school appropriately dressed. Please observe and respect the following dress down day norms:*No cut off shirts*Jeans with excessive rips or tears, exposing skin*Inappropriate slogans on sayings or clothing*Drug references on clothing (“ Cookies”,  etc.)Students found in breach of these norms will be asked to contact parents for a change of clothing.MLK Honors Assembly- Congratulations to every student who earned a 3.0 and above during the 2nd quarter grading period. As we do here at MLK we will be saluting those students SOON! The order for the 2nd quarter Honor Roll shirts  was placed a few weeks ago, once they are printed we will be sure to share the dates and times of the assembly!Congratulations are in order for the MLK  Young Women’s and Men’s Basketball Teams!  Shout Out to the JV Crusaders on both teams for an amazing season and to the Varsity Men’s Basketball Team for their victory over Henry Ford further progressing toward the Basketball City Championship! Thank you to Coach Tyler and Coach Ward for an amazing season!Last but not least congrats to Landon Robbins who competed at the 2024 Boys MISCA Championship Swim Meet and participated in the 100 yard butterfly event! Landon placed 25th out of 61 swimmers! We are proud of this amazing Crusader! Thanks are also in order for Young Men’s Coach Gary Peters!Have an Amazing Sunday!

    Principal P

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  • MLK Sunday Notes Week of February 5, 2024

    Posted by Principal Perry on 2/4/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,Please excuse the tardiness of Sunday Notes. Blame it on the huge vitamin D boost we are all receiving from all the sunshine our beautiful city is receiving today. This week, of course, kicks of Black History Month and as a celebration of all the trailblazers that went before us, I will be providing some little-known Black History Facts at the conclusion of each Sunday Notes during the month of February.  Thank you to all who went before us and made our present POSSIBLE!And here are your Sunday Notes:MLK Hallway Traffic-This week we will be conducting hall sweeps to assist us in reducing the number of students not arriving at class within the allotted 5 minutes, making multiple stops along the way, or just overly socializing instead of focusing on arriving at class on time. Please have a conversation with your student explaining the importance of timely arrival to class and the importance of being at the right place at the right time. This, of course, includes timely arrival at lunch and all elective classes.MLK PTA-Please join me in welcoming the MLK PTA Executive Board. I am so excited about the contributions that these amazing parents will continue to make to the entire MLK Learning Community! Please look for more information to be forthcoming!President - Crystal WashingtonVice President - Kari JordanSecretary - Theresa ThomasTreasurer - Jecinda Jones-BettieParent Academic Summit- Please join us for our Parent Academic Summit  on Wednesday, February  7th at 5pm in the MLK Auditorium we will further discuss ILC's , and their direct impact on your student and their academic performance.MLK Class of 2024 Senior Parent Meeting-Calling all Class of 2024 Seniors, and Parents! Please join us for a Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February  7th at 6pm in MLK Auditorium. We will be discussing Senior Dues, Senior Activities, Credit Recovery and much, much more! Look forward to seeing you al there!On Tuesday, February 13th our partners at Ascension will be hosting a SOS Signs of Suicide presentation for select classes. Please see the attached information on this presentation. If you would like to opt your student out of this informational session, please return  the opt-out form to the MLK Main Office.Have an amazing afternoon and evening!Principal P

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  • MLK Tuesday Tidbits 01.30.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/30/2024

    Greetings MLK Family!I hope that each of you are staying safe in this weather! Please remember to drive slow and for the other driver! And here are you Tuesday Tidbits:MLK Report Cards- 1st Semester MLK Report Cards will be disseminated on today Tuesday January 30th during student lunch hours. Parents would you like a hard copy? One can be printed for you in the MLK Main Office or you can view grades from the PowerSchool Parent Portal.MLK Crusaders PTA Elections- The MLK PTA will be hosting Elections this afternoon at MLK. As a  courtesy and convenience the meeting will be held in person and online :IN PERSON: MLK Media Center , 2nd FLOOR, Please enter  VIA the MLK Lunchroom and VIRTUAL: On ZOOM - MEETING ID 487 433 2326Join us in person or virtually on today TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2024 5:30-6:30 PM EST5:30-5:50 PM – Election Guidelines and Nominations5:50-6:10 PM – Nominee Introductions6:10-6:25 PM – Election of Officers6:25-6:30 PM – Election Results/AnnouncementsNominations are available now using QR Code below and in-person until 5:50PM on day of Election Meeting.Election Ballet QR Code is provided but only valid during Election of Officers, 6:10-6:25PM on day of Election Meeting.Please see the attached flier!Parent Academic Summit- Please join us for our Parent Academic Summit  on Wednesday, February  7th at 5pm in the MLK Auditorium we will further discuss ILC's , and their direct impact on your student and their academic performance.MLK Class of 2024 Senior Parent Meeting- Calling all Class of 2024 Seniors, and Parents! Please join us for a Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February  7th at 6pm in MLK Auditorium. We will be discussing Senior Dues, Senior Activities, Credit Recovery and much, much more! Look forward to seeing you al there!On Tuesday, February 13th our partners at Ascension will be hosting a SOS Signs of Suicide presentation for select classes. Please see the attached information on this presentation. If you would like to opt your student out of this informational session please return  the opt out form to the MLK Main Office.Have an amazing day!Principal P

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  • MLK Sunday Notes Week of January 29th

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/28/2024

    Greetings MLK Family! I will make sure this edition of Sunday Notes is brief as I am sure that everyone is preparing for the big game this afternoon! Let's' Go Lions! And here are your Sunday Notes!MLK Instructional Learning Cycles- This week we will begin our 10 week learning cycles in all Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. ILC's are meant to improve building wide performance on PSAT, and SAT testing . ILC's are implemented in 4 steps:* Identifying Goals. Identify Goals* Determination of  Student Performance Tasks* Plan Instruction/ Deliver Instruction* Evaluate ProgressDuring our Parent Academic Summit during on Wednesday, February  7th at 5pm in the MLK Auditorium we will further discuss ILC's , and their direct impact on your student and their academic performance.MLK Class of 2024 Senior Parent Meeting- Calling all Class of 2024 Seniors, and Parents! Please join us for a Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February  7th at 6pm in MLK Auditorium. We will be discussing Senior Dues, Senior Activities, Credit Recovery and much, much more! Look forward to seeing you al there!

    MLK Report Cards- 1st Semester MLK Report Cards will be disseminated on Tuesday January 30th! Congratulations! On Friday the MLK Competitive Cheer Team hosted the districts Competitive Cheer Competition against Renaissance and Cass. I am happy to report that the MLK team placed FIRST in a stunning victory over both teams! Congratulations are in order for the members of the team, its coaches, parents, and loyal supporters and fans! I was so proud of the teams grit, determination, and team work! Continue to reflect the very best of MLK!Last but not least did you know that MLK has a Wrestling Team?! MLK Wrestling under the leadership of Coach Dre is shocking the high school wrestling world by racking up victories all of the state! in the last completion at Hamtramck High a MAJORITY of the team placed! Congratulations to the wrestlers, and coaches for their amazing work!Thank you all again for your time and attention and I look forward in seeing everyone on Monday!Have a restful and peaceful Sunday Afternoon!Principal P

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  • MLK Community Update

    Posted by Damian H. Perry on 1/25/2024

    Good Afternoon MLK Family,I would not be who I am as a school leader without acknowledging the incident of fighting that occurred after the MLK Vs. Cass Basketball game. While the best of Martin Luther King, and DPSCD was on full display during the basketball competition after the game a much darker and negative brand behaviors was soon demonstrated from King and other DPSCD students alike.While this platform is not the appropriate place to discuss the specifics of the incident and its participants. I think it is highly important to discuss the scores of students who ran toward the altercation and not away from it. Or the numerous students who recorded the barbaric acts and then posted them on social media. This type of behavior will not be acceptable at MLK, and moving forward students being found guilty of placing themselves or others in harms way or posting incidents like these on social media will receive days of suspension.

    It is imperative that every member of the MLK community act in away that reflects the highest standards of academic and behavioral excellence. Incidents like yesterday diminish the reputation of our school and do not collectively reflect the scholars that walk or hallways daily. Please have conversations with your student regarding this incident and part that running toward trouble or video recording trouble can play in the lives and reputation of every Crusader.

    Together MLK Family let’s use yesterday’s loss after the game as a teachable moment for everyone, and further change through action the collective character and sense of doing what’s right when no one is looking for every MLK student. Ultimately demonstrating to everyone in this city, state, and country that we are truly “Crusaders for Excellence”.Educationally yours,Damian H. Perry M.A. M.Ed.Principal, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School

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  • MLK Friday Footnotes 1.19.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/19/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,I wanted to be sure to provide each and everyone of you with the latest and greatest information the end of the quarter and semester specifically since there have been a few changes due to this week's closures.*Semester 2 will begin on Monday, January 22 and report cards for Q2/S1 will be distributed to MLK families on the following week of  Monday, January 29th.*Student Schedules and Attendance Taking: All district school calendars in PowerSchool are being updated to reflect the change in semester and quarter end dates.*Parents of students who have Ms. Spradley's 9th grade ELA class will be happy to hear that the Final Exam will be in essay form, submitted electronically, and submitted via Schoology. The final will be worth 1 regular test grade and hold a standard 100 point grade weight. Ms. Spradley's ELA Final exam should be uploaded to Schoology by 11:59pm on Tuesday January 23rd.  If you have any questions about this assessment or rubric please contact guest teacher Ms. Danielle Williams at danielle.williams@detroitk12.org.Please stay warm and safe during your commute home from work and MLK.Have an amazing rest of your Friday!Principal P

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  • MLK Thursday Heads Up

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/18/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,First of all I pray that this email finds each and every one of you well! More importantly I hope that each of you are warm and safe and out of this in climate weather.I wanted to provide this family with a few answers to questions that we have been receiving in the Main Office.Final Exams-MLK Final Exams started today and will end tomorrow January 19th. The district has moved the start of the 2nd semester to Monday January 22nd. This means that any make up testing will have to be worked out with individual teachers after official excused absence documentation has been provided to the school or MLK Attendance Agent Mr. Black. Please understand that the end of the term is decided at the district level and not the school.As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate in reaching out to me directly!Have an amazing rest of the day and STAY WARM!Principal P

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  • MLK Final Exams Update

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/17/2024

    Greetings Crusaders,I wanted to provide each of you with a heads-up on MLK Final Exams. In order to ensure students are able to be successful academically, MLK Finals will take place over two days. Odds Final Exams will be taken on Thursday January 18th and Even Finals will be taken on Friday, January 19th. I am asking that every Crusader take advantage of this district wide "Snow Day" and prepare for exams on Thursday and Friday. If there are any changes to this schedule or requirement I will be sure to share any updates with you.Have a great day and remember to STUDY!Principal P

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  • MLK Friday Footnotes for Friday, January 12, 2024

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/12/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,First I of all I would like to begin these Friday Footnotes by asking that you take it easy in this weather. As I look out of the window by the MLK Main Office I see that it has already starting snowing and raining a bit. Please take EXTRA TIME as you travel on the roads this afternoon and evening. Please be sure to drive for the other person and slow down to allow additional time to arrive safely to your destinations.MLK Vs. Western High School- This afternoon the MLK JV and Varsity basketball teams led by Head Coach George Ward will be facing the Western Cowboys right here at MLK with the JV game starting at 5:30pm and the Varsity game beginning at 7:00pm. Please make sure students are promptly picked up at 3:20pm and dropped back off to attend the game as there will be no adult supervision in the building in the time period before the start of the game. Tickets for this event can be purchased at https://gofan.co/event/1273411?schoolId=MI10020 for just $5.00.MLK Legacy March-Please join the MLK Community as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday at 9am. In the MLK auditorium you and yours are cordially invited to participate in the 15th Annual Legacy March. There will be a brief program at 9am followed by the Legacy March around the building starting at 9:45am. The weather does not call for snow but it will be cold, if you are marching with us, please be sure to dress warmly!During this event the MLK PTA will be accepting memberships, please stop by their table on Monday!9th Grade ELA Ms. Spradley's Class- I have attached a letter from the MLK Administrative team for all families with students in Ms. Spradley's class. Together let's collectively pray for Ms. Spradley during this time of healing and recouperation!Have an amazing weekend, and I hope to see each of you at the MLK Legacy March on Monday!   Principal P

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  • MLK Sunday Notes Week of 1.8.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 1/7/2024

    Greetings MLK Family!It is with much pleasure, happiness, and joy that I bring you our first Sunday Notes of 2024! I pray that each and everyone of you fully enjoyed the holidays and are ready to come back home to MLK to close out the remainder of the 2024 school year.And here are your Sunday Notes!MLK Final Exam Schedule-The MLK Final 1st Semester Final Exams are right around the corner. The schedule is as follows:Week of Monday January 8th- Final Exam Study Guides Distributed to all StudentsMonday January 15th MLK 15th Annual Freedom MarchTuesday January 16th Odd Final ExamsWednesday January 17th Even Final ExamsThursday January 18th Make UpMLK Freedom March- On Monday January 15th while MLK will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. You  are cordially invited to participate in the MLK 15th Annual Legacy March. Join us as we celebrate the amazing contribution of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.This year we are honored to welcome Michigan Secretary of State The Honorable Joslyn Benson who will bring words at 9:00am in the MLK auditorium. Immediately following the brief program you are also invited to participate  in the Legacy March. I have attached the flyer to this event, scan the QR code to register.Have an amazing Sunday and I look forward in seeing each and everyone of you in the morning!

    MLKPrincipal P 

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