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Student Spotlight of the Week: Congratulations Zaniyah Dubose, a fifth-grade student from Noble Elementary Middle School who participated in writing and submitting a MISTEM grant proposal and was selected as the $1,000 recipient. Zaniyah received fifteen backpacks filled with field guides, magnifying glasses, and nature journaling materials for her classroom. Keep up the good work Zaniyah, we are #DPSCDProud of you and your outstanding achievements.

Sign Up to Become a DPSCD Holiday Helper: The Office of Homeless and Foster Care has created an opportunity to adopt a family this holiday season. Sign up today to become a sponsor and be matched with a family to purchase gifts for the holiday. For more information, please contact 313-748-6383 or email (subject line Holiday Helper). Please complete this form no later than Tuesday November 28, 2023.

Districtwide Parent Leaders Meeting 2023-2024 Free Parent Academy Session: Join the conversation with a parent leader who will provide support to other parents, students, and teachers in their community with the objective of obtaining positive outcomes for everyone. This free parent academy session will be held at Northwestern High School 2200 W. Grand Blvd from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday November 21, 2023. in the McMurty Room. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

Crisis and Mental Helpline: Dial 988 for a lifeline crisis counselor 24/7 - this number is also provided on the back of your child’s ID badge. You can also dial (800) 241-4949 (24/7) | TTY: (800) 630-1044 (24/7). For help with substance abuse call: 24/7 hotline for help: 1-800-241-4949.  For other support services please contact Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Toll- Free: 888-490-9698 or 313-833-3232. If you are having an emergency, please dial 911.

SAVE THE DATE for the Parent Listening Session with Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn: Save the Date for the next online Parent Listening session with Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. You can access the call at or by phone at +1 313-462-2305, Conference ID: 422 153 938#.


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