• MLK Final Friday Footnotes 6.7.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 6/7/2024

    Greetings MLK Families,


    One behalf of the entire Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Family please allow me to personally THANK YOU for trusting the team and I with your most valuable asset...your student! This is a responsibility that none of us take lightly and is truly an honor and a privilege. 

    I pray that the summer brings you fun filled days and memory filled nights, and it is restful, reflective, and RELAXED!  Before I close I would also like to thank the entire MLK Faculty, Staff and Support team for supporting our students this entire school year. Your service TRULY made the difference! Congratulations are in order for our 2 retirees:

    Mr. Mayberry
    Mr. Goosey

    We appreciate their commitment to students, MLK and this district!

    And here are your FINAL FRIDAY FOOTNOTES

    Summer School-HS Credit Recovery students will have the opportunity to receive a Dell device and a new hotspot from the T-Mobile 10M program. Laptops will need to be returned at the end of coursework whereas hotspots can be held in possession for the next school year for returning students. Students simply need to fill out the form to have a device assigned to them. It is imperative that students receive this link as soon as possible. Please send it out to all of your enrolled students by COB June 17, 2024.

    Please copy and paste this link https://bit.ly/4aY4O0i

    Class of 2024 Graduation Programs- There was a printing mistake made on the MLK Class of 2024 Graduation Programs. Reprinted programs are available in the Main Office for pick up. Please accept my most humble apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    MLK Summer Office Hours- We are here to support you during the summer for any work permits, transcripts, report cards that you may need, Monday through Thursday  8:30am-2:30pm and Friday 8:30am-2:00pm. Please do not hesitate to come home to MLK for any assistance that you may need!

    MLK Report Cards- MLK Report Cards will be ready for pick up on Thursday June
    13th. Reports cards can be viewed via the PowerSchool parent and student portal by the aforementioned date. If you would like a hard copy, please come by the MLK Main Office for yours on or after June 13th.


    Have a great summer!


    Principal P

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  • MLK PTA MTG TONIGHT

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/28/2024

    MLK CRUSADERS PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    INVITES MLK PARENTS, STAFF, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY
    ATTEND ITS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


    TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024
    5:30 PM EST
    MEDIA CENTER, 2nd FLOOR, VIA LUNCHROOM
    VIRTUAL AVAILABLE (ZOOM MEETING ID 487 433 2326)

    REASONS TO JOIN
    ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS
    HAVE FUN & MEET NEW PEOPLE
    INCREASE IMPACT, VISIBILITY & CONNECTIONS
    MONEY-SAVING PROGRAMS &
    OFFERS FOR PARENTS
    CHANGE SCHOOL FOR THE
    BETTER IMPROVE STUDENTS’
    LEARNING
    ORGANIZE FUNDRAISERS &
    EVENTS
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    NATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR
    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
    ACCESS RESOURCES & GRANTS
    VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP
    OPPORTUNITIES FOR
    STUDENTS
    MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND JOIN US FOR THE LAST MEETING OF THE 2023-24 SCHOOLYEAR
    MAY 28 ∙ 5:30P
    INTERESTED IN JOINING MLKC PTSA FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOLYEAR?
    VISIT https://MIPTA-12657783.memberhub.com/join/431fd9

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  • MLK Monday Moves 5.28.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/28/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,

    I hope that each and every one of you had an amazing Memorial Day Holiday weekend and that each of you had the opportunity to enjoy family and friends and most importantly, you had the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by countless members of our armed forces active, duty, reserves, and veterans alike.

    9th Grade Decision Day- Pathway and Program Decision Day is a new initiative here at MLK which marks the week that 9th grade students make their decision on which Pathway or Program set of electives that they will take for the next 3 years here. The available Pathways and Programs here at MLK include:

    •    MSAT (Math Science and Applied Technologies) Engineering and Medicine
    •    CSIC (Computer Science and Information Systems and Commerce
    •    Sports M3 (Sports Marketing, Medicine, and Management)

    What Does a Decision Day “Decision” Mean for My Student– All incoming MLK 9th graders are required to take 2 courses their first year: Career Explorations and Personal Finance. In both classes students are exposed to field trips, speakers, and information on MLK’s premier Career Path Pathways and Programs with the goal of exposing them to where their future college and career will take them. During the last week in May and the first week in June, all 9th grade students will select their pathway or program.  This decision paves the way for the electives that your student will take. Families and students are asked to take this decision seriously and discuss the pros, cons, your student’s preferences, your student’s Zello, or Educational Plan Results when making the decision regarding their specific Pathway or Program. Once selected your student will be “locked” in and required to take 3 electives in that specific Pathway or Program within their 3 years.

    What if my student wants to take additional electives offered at MLK– The beauty of the “Pick 3” electives selection is that students have flexibility on when they can take these classes. This allows students to participate in MLK Fine Arts programming, ROTC, Swimming, Team Sports, Career Technical Education, and more!

    Please see the attached 1 Pager on MLK 9th Grade Decision Day!

    MLK Dress Code-Please have conversation with your student regarding the MLK dress code. As the weather get warmer and the days until the end of the year get closer and closer students often think that the rules do not apply. Please reiterate to your students that the expectations of white shirts, black pants, and closed toed shoes remain.

    Shorts, crop top shirts, grey pants, and jeans are not apart of the MLK dress code. Even as the school year wraps up please assist us in enforcing these expectations, students found in non-compliance will be asked to return home and return to school in uniform.

    Summer School- Greetings Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Families,
    I wanted to provide each of you with the latest and greatest Summer School Information.  Academic Credit Recovery is available for any current high school who has failed a course 1st or 2nd semester. All Summer School learning will take place virtually via the Edgenuity platform. If in-person support is needed, students are welcome to go to their school site to meet with their instructor from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The site for MLK is Southeastern High School located at 3030 Fairview, Detroit MI 48214.  Transportation will not be provided for high school students during the summer. If a high school student needs to come on-site for support, bus passes will be provided at the Summer School site school.

    In order for students to be enrolled parent must go to https://bit.ly/dpscdsummer24 . Enrollment for the Summer is not complete until parents complete this link. Once completed MLK Counselors will be able to register students for courses that they failed during 1st Semester, or currently on track for failing 2nd Semester.  All MLK students are expected to be on grade level track for graduation in order to return to MLK in the fall. Summer school is only for courses failed, not courses that the student has never taken before or for enrichment. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    Have questions about Summer School please go to https://www.detroitk12.org/summerschool or contact your students Counselor at the email addresses below.

    A-J-  Ms. Kaplan anneatra.kaplan@detroitk12.org
    H-O Ms. Barnes denise.barnes@detroitk12.org
    P-Z  Mr. Miller leonard.miller@detroitk12.org

    If you have more questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section of the Summer School website or contact your students' Counselor or any member of the MLK Administrative Team.  The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    **Parents please be sure to have your student with you when registering for Summer School. Summer School will require DPSCD student credentials when completing the registration link. Parents make this a tag team affair have your student with you when completing the link. Once completed the counselors will be able to schedule students in classes. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.**

    9th-11th Final Exams- MLK Final Exams will be held on Monday, June 3rd (Even Final Exams 2,4,6 Hour), Tuesday, June 4th Study Day, and Wednesday, June 5th (Odd Final Exams 1,3,5,7 Hour), and Thursday June 6th  Make Up Final Exams (1-7 Hours) with the last day of school on Friday June 7th.

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  • Monday Moves Week of May 20th

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/20/2024

    Greetings MLK Family!

    I hope that this email finds each and everyone of you well and you had the chance to enjoy all of this amazing weather that Metro Detroit has been experiencing. Please go out and enjoy all of the FREE activities that are happening in our great city! This is edition of Monday Moves is also bitter sweet as our AMAZING Class of 2024 celebrated their last day at MLK on the 17th. Last week ended with the Class of 2024 Senior Prom which was held at the Athenaeum in Greektown. Everyone of our Seniors looked STUNNING and now we all look forward to Cap and Gown Distribution on the 23rd in the MLK Fine and Performing  Wing from 9:00am until 12:00pm and Friday May 24th from 9am-12pm in room B112. Any Senior who earned an Honor Roll Certificate and Honor Roll t shirt will receive those items at the distribution dates as well.

    Summer School- Greetings Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Families,
    I wanted to provide each of you with the latest and greatest Summer School Information.  Academic Credit Recovery is available for any current high school who has failed a course 1st or 2nd semester. All Summer School learning will take place virtually via the Edgenuity platform. If in-person support is needed, students are welcome to go to their school site to meet with their instructor from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The site for MLK is Southeastern High School located at 3030 Fairview, Detroit MI 48214.  Transportation will not be provided for high school students during the summer. If a high school student needs to come on-site for support, bus passes will be provided at the Summer School site school. 

    In order for students to be enrolled parent must go to https://bit.ly/dpscdsummer24 . Enrollment for the Summer is not complete until parents complete this link. Once completed MLK Counselors will be able to register students for courses that they failed during 1st Semester, or currently on track for failing 2nd Semester.  All MLK students are expected to be on grade level track for graduation in order to return to MLK in the fall. Summer school is only for courses failed, not courses that the student has never taken before or for enrichment. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    Have questions about Summer School please go to https://www.detroitk12.org/summerschool or contact your students Counselor at the email addresses below. 

    A-J-  Ms. Kaplan anneatra.kaplan@detroitk12.org
    H-O Ms. Barnes denise.barnes@detroitk12.org
    P-Z  Mr. Miller leonard.miller@detroitk12.org

    If you have more questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section of the Summer School website or contact your students' Counselor or any member of the MLK Administrative Team.  The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    **Parents please be sure to have your student with you when registering for Summer School. Summer School will require DPSCD student credentials when completing the registration link. Parents make this a tag team affair have your student with you when completing the link. Once completed the counselors will be able to schedule students in classes. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.**

    9th-11th Final Exams- MLK Final Exams will be held on Monday, June 3rd (Even Final Exams 2,4,6 Hour), Tuesday, June 4th Study Day, and Wednesday, June 5th (Odd Final Exams 1,3,5,7 Hour), and Thursday June 6th  Make Up Final Exams (1-7 Hours) with the last day of school on Friday June 7th.

    Have and amazing day!

    Principal P

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  • MLK Summer School information

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/16/2024

    Greetings MLK Families,

    I wanted to provide each of you with the latest and greatest Summer School Information.  Academic Credit Recovery is available for any current high school student who has failed a course 1st or 2nd semester. All Summer School learning will take place virtually via the Edgenuity platform. If in-person support is needed, students are welcome to go to their school site  to meet with their instructor from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The site for MLK is Southeastern High School located at 3030 Fairview, Detroit MI 48214.  Transportation will not be provided for high school students during the summer. If a high school student needs to come on-site for support, bus passes will be provided at the Summer School school. 

    In order for students to be enrolled parents must go to https://bit.ly/dpscdsummer24 . Enrollment for the Summer is not complete until parents complete this link. Once completed MLK Counselors will be able to register students for courses that they failed during 1st Semester, or are currently on track for failing 2nd Semester.  All MLK students are expected to be on grade level track for graduation in order to return to MLK in the fall. Summer school is only for courses failed, not courses that the student has never taken before or for enrichment. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    If you have questions about Summer School please go to https://www.detroitk12.org/summerschool or contact your students Counselor at the email addresses below.  Students with last names:

    A-J-  Ms. Kaplan anneatra.kaplan@detroitk12.org
    H-O Ms. Barnes denise.barnes@detroitk12.org
    P-Z  Mr. Miller leonard.miller@detroitk12.org

    If you have more questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Summer School website or contact your students' Counselor or any member of the MLK Administrative Team.  The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

    Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

    Principal P

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  • PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/14/2024

    MLK CRUSADERS!

    THE PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    INVITES ALL MLK PARENTS, STAFF, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY
    TO ATTEND ITS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING TO BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2024, 5:30 PM EST MEDIA CENTER, 2nd FLOOR, VIA LUNCHROOM VIRTUAL AVAILABLE (ZOOM MEETING ID 487 433 2326)

    REASONS TO JOIN PTSA

    *ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS
    *HAVE FUN & MEET NEW PEOPLE
    *INCREASE IMPACT, VISIBILITY & CONNECTIONS
    *MONEY-SAVING PROGRAMS &
    *OFFERS FOR PARENTS CHANGE SCHOOL FOR THE
    *BETTER IMPROVE STUDENTS’
    *LEARNING ORGANIZE FUNDRAISERS &
    *EVENTS
    *SCHOLARSHIPS
    *NATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR  STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
    *ACCESS RESOURCES & GRANTS
    *VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND JOIN US FOR THE LAST MEETING OF THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR MAY 28 ∙ 5:30P

    INTERESTED IN JOINING MLKC PTSA FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOLYEAR?

    VISIT https://MIPTA-12657783.memberhub.com/join/431fd9

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  • Monday Moves Week of 5.6.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/6/2024

    oin MLK as we salute our AMAZING teachers and support staff! MLK  teachers and support staff , you are leading the way!  Guiding and protecting; nurturing and supporting our  students daily!

    Every day, all day, you provide CRUSADERS with the tools they need to build a future that will help them live the lives today, tomorrow, and beyond!

    And here are your Monday Moves :

    Class of 2024 Senior Closeout Calendar- The Class of 2024 school year is quickly coming to an end. Please take a close look at the Class of 2024 school calendar, ensuring that you have completed all requirements . Please review the calendar closely. Final Exams for Seniors will be held May 13th (Even Finals) May 14th (Odd Finals) and May 15th being a make up day for all Senior Final Exams and Senior Locker Clean Up. The last day for Seniors in the building is Friday May 17th.  Please honor this expectation after the aforementioned date.

    Wonders of the World- Please join the MLK Dance Workshop as they present “Wonders of the World” directed and choreographed by Ms. Stowall. Tickets for this amazing event is just $15 and can be purchased at the QR code attached to the flier in this email.

    3rd Quarter Honors Assembly- The 3rd Quarter Honor Roll shirts will be ready this week! Look for updates on the dates and time of the MLK Honors Assembly!


    Principal P

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  • Sunday Notes Week of 5.6.24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/5/2024

    Join MLK as we salute our AMAZING teachers and support staff! MLK  teachers and support staff , you are leading the way!  Guiding and protecting; nurturing and supporting our  students daily!

    Every day, all day, you provide CRUSADERS with the tools they need to build a future that will help them live the lives today, tomorrow, and beyond!

    And here are your Sunday Notes:

    Class of 2024 Senior Closeout Calendar- The Class of 2024 school year is quickly coming to an end. Please take a close look at the Class of 2024 school calendar, ensuring that you have completed all requirements . Please review the calendar closely. Final Exams for Seniors will be held April 13th (Even Finals) April 14th (Odd Finals) and the 15th being a make up day for all Senior Final Exams and Senior Locker Clean Up. The last day for Seniors in the building is Friday May 17th.  Please honor this expectation after the aforementioned date.

    Wonders of the World- Please join the MLK Dance Workshop as they present “Wonders of the World” directed and choreographed by Ms. Stowall. Tickets for this amazing event is just $15 and can be purchased at the QR code attached to the flier in this email. 

    3rd Quarter Honors Assembly- The 3rd Quarter Honor Roll shirts will be ready this week! Look for updates on the dates and time of the MLK Honors Assembly! 

    Haven’t had dinner yet? Please join the MLK PTA this Sunday for some Cinco de Mayo fun at Buffalo Wild Wings ALL DAY at the Downtown Detroit Buffalo Wild Wings located at 1218 Randolph St, Detroit, MI 48226.

    Ole'!

    Have a Sensational Sunday! 

    Principal P

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  • PTA Cinco de Mayo Fun!

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/3/2024

    Please join the MLK PTA this Sunday for some Cinco de Mayo fun at Buffalo Wild Wings ALL DAY at the Downtown Detroit Buffalo Wild Wings located at 1218 Randolph St, Detroit, MI 48226.

    Ole'!

    Have a Fantastic Friday!

    Principal P

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  • MLK Friday Footnotes 5/3/24

    Posted by Principal Perry on 5/3/2024

    Greetings MLK Family,

    I wanted to provide each of you with a few Friday Footnotes for the week!

    Class of 2024 Senior Closeout Calendar- The Class of 2024 school year is quickly coming to an end. Please take a close look at the Class of 2024 school calendar, ensuring that you have completed all credit recovery requirements by COB  TODAY. Please review the calendar closely. Final Exams for Seniors will be held April 13th (Even Finals) April 14th (Odd Finals) and the 15th being a make up day for all Senior Final Exams and Senior Locker Clean Up. The last day for Seniors in the building is Friday May 17th.  Please honor this expectation after the aforementioned date.


    Ms. Spain and the NAF Captains of Industry- Tuesday, April 30, 2024 our NAF Academy of Finance students, Jesse Little, LaTrell Holman, Lavaughn Milton and Davion Rhodes took first place in the NAF FutureED Pathfinders Challenge. This challenge was aimed at enhancing career education for high school students. There were seven schools that participated, and the event was held at the Detroit Historical Museum.

    The challenge revolved around the central question: "Imagine if high school students designed the future of career education. What would it look like?" This initiative aims to enhance student learning and highlight the importance of incorporating student voices into the future of career education. 


    Judges evaluated the finalists' presentations and determined King High School to be the winner of this exciting challenge. As the top team each King student was awarded $1,000. Congratulations to Ms. Spain and this amazing team for their hard work!

    MLK College and Career Day- Shout out to the MLK Counseling Team in their work to welcome scores of colleges and career presenters that ascended on MLK yesterday. Several students served as guides, servers, and helpers. Every student represented the very best of Black and Gold.

    Broadway Comes to 3200 E. Lafayette!-Shout out to Ms. Jeffries and the MLK Voices of King. Last Night the MLK Voices of King presented Broadway hits from shows like Hamilton, The Color Purple, Dream Girls, and The Greatest Show on Earth just to name a few. The pageantry, singing, and exuberance filled the auditorium, leaving the crowd salivating for more! Kudos to everyone who made last night possible!

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