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Fall Parent Academy Workshop This Week: Read the fall Parent Academy catalog this week for noteworthy workshops including the Mental Health Task Force on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. as well as Preparing for Local Elections, also on Thursday, October 28 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.Click link to register for these or other Parent Academy classes. You can also call (313) 873-7490.    

School Spotlight: Mark Twain School for Scholars: A community-based pre-school through 8th grade neighborhood school, Mark Twain School for Scholars offers specialty classes such as fine arts, physical education, computer science, debate as well as a robotics team. There’s still time to enroll your child at Mark Twain School for Scholars, be like an Eagle and Rise! Check out Mark Twain’s school spotlight video at   

Student Spotlight: Each week we will share a student, parent or teacher spotlight that provides inspiration for us all. This week’s spotlight features two Denby High School student leaders who leveraged the Beyond Basics literacy program to “power through” their challenges. If you missed the inspirational story, please take the time to read it now at  

Next Parent Listening Session is Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. Hosted by Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn, please join us for the October Parent Listening Session to share your ideas to better support our students as well as hear updates and get information on school programs. Join the meeting by clicking 

Grab and Go Meals for Virtual School Students: Virtual School students and families, be sure to receive your Grab and Go meals Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at:  

  • Fisher Upper- 15491 Maddelein Detroit  
  • Earhart-1000 Scotten Detroit   
  • Mumford High School 17525 Wyoming Detroit  
  • Central High School 2425 Tuxedo Detroit  

For more information, please visit  


Fall Examination High School 9th Grade Application Window is Open! If your current 8th grade student is ready to Rise Up with DPSCD, the Round 1 window is now open to apply to one of the District’s six Examination High Schools. Please note, the Round 1 deadline for 9th grade application is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. For current high school students, the Round 1 deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28. To learn more, please visit     

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