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School Spotlight of the Week: Communication & Media Arts High School (CMA) has a historical presence in the Metropolitan Detroit area of being a long-standing application school. The programming, culture, academic performance, and nurturing environment has allowed CMA to attract youth, families, and children of alumni throughout the years from across the metropolitan Detroit area. Click here to read more and apply today!

Student Spotlight of the Week: Congratulations to the student athletes at Fisher Magnet Academy for being selected as a Special Olympics National Banner School. Click here to read more about how Fisher Magnet Academy was selected as one of the nation's top 40 schools. We are #DPSCDProud of you! Visit the Special Olympics of North America twitter page to watch a special feature of the 2023 National Honor Roll schools.

Free Parent Academy Sessions – Navigating the Parent Portal: Learn how your child is doing in school. Join this week's free parent academy session Wednesday October 25, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., to the Power Portal and view key student data including grades, attendance, teacher contact information and report card. You don’t need to wait until the next parent teacher conference to support your child and connect to teachers. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

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ESE Gifted Community Advisory Team (GCAT): The Office of Exceptional Student Education encourages parents and families to participate in monthly meetings regarding the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. Families seize the opportunity to receive support, work with key stakeholders, and receive updates regarding GATE. Join us Wednesday October 25, 2023, for our second session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here to join.

FREE Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Caregivers and Communities Webinar: Suicide prevention is an area where everyone can assist. For guidance on identifying suicide risks and warning signs, practical steps to address them, and language to use when talking about suicide, please attend the TRAILS Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Caregivers and Communities presentation on Tuesday, October 24 @5pm ET via Zoom: Click here to register. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Jacobs at


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