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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week

School Spotlight of the Week: Welcome to Southeastern! A Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Exam School. We are excited to share with you the incredible opportunities that await your child at our school. We recognize that every student has unique talents and aspirations, and we are committed to providing a rigorous and supportive learning environment that will unlock their full potential. As you consider your child's educational journey, we invite you to explore the many benefits of attending Southeastern. Click here to read more.

Student Spotlight of the Week: The drum major for this year's historic DPSCD All City Marching Band has been selected. Congratulations to Ashton Wood from Cass Technical High School who will lead our 100- student ensemble down Woodward Ave on Thanksgiving morning. Our DPSCD schools that will march to the beat of our esteemed student leader are Denby, Southeastern, Renaissance, DSA, Cass Technical High School, Mumford, Northwestern, and King. Please tune in on Thanksgiving morning to see our students represent our district again in this year's parade. Also, please vote for our band on on Thanksgiving Day for the Battle of the Bands. To learn more about the Office of Fine and Performing Arts click here.

Understanding Ways to Support your Child through Trauma: Free Parent Academy Session: DPSCD Families join the Office of Family and Community Engagement Tuesday November 14, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Hutchinson Elementary Middle, 2600 Garland Detroit MI 48214, as they host a training course designed to help caregivers learn and understand best practices to help children cope with trauma. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

Deadline to Apply to a DPSCD Examination High School is Sunday, November 19: DPSCD Families with 8th grade students or students interested in attending one of DPSCD Examination High Schools- the deadline is approaching. The application window is open now through Sunday November 19 at midnight. All students are encouraged to apply. Click here to apply today!

Virtual orientation for returning Adult Education students: The Adult Education Program will host a virtual orientation session for returning students this coming Tuesday November 14, 2023. The session will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon registration completion, a link will be provided to the virtual session. Contact your career coach if you have any questions. Learn more about the Adult Education Programs and what services are available to you! For more information, students can contact Jacqueline Mills at or Linsey Gillery at


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