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Alumni Spotlight of the Week: Zaniya Kelly, a proud graduate of Davis Aerospace High School, attributes her success to the foundation laid by the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). She firmly believes that "There is no circumstance that can limit the heights you can reach." As a Transit Outreach Specialist for TRUE, Kelly explores her passion for the environment and culture, a spark ignited at Davis Aerospace through hands-on aviation experiences. A recent career highlight for Kelly was the privilege of introducing the President of the United States Joe Biden, underscoring her impressive accomplishments. Watch here, as Kelly speaks about her career milestones and reminisce about her time at Davis Aerospace. Kelly encourages DPSCD students to believe in themselves, grab every opportunity, and not let their circumstances define their future. Kelly stands as a testament to the power of perseverance and hard work as the pillars of success. We at DPSCD are immensely proud of Zaniya Kelly.

Register Today for Free Summer Learning Opportunities Through the District-Deadline May 24thDPSCD Families, registration is NOW OPEN for the District's 2024 Summer Learning programming. All current K-8 students are eligible to attend and ESE students with IEPs who qualify for extended school year service. High school summer school is only open to students who are required to make up credits to graduate on time. Kindergarten Bootcamp (KBC) is a five-week summer program designed to prepare pre-kindergarten students and their parents for kindergarten in Fall 2024. For more information contact your student's school or email our Summer Learning Experience at

Parent Academy Free Workshop- Effective Communication: Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement as they host a Free Parent workshop to enhance parents’ understanding of communication on Thursday May 9, 2024, at Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science, 19299 Berg Rd, Detroit MI 48219 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During this workshop, parents will learn active listening skills, the various levels of communication barriers to effective communication, the importance of body language in communication and how to effectively use “I” statements to communicate. For a full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week, click here.

Family Resource and Distribution Center (FRDC) Delivery Date Thursday May 9: The Family Resource Distribution Center (FRDC) receives a generous monthly donation from Frito Lay's Feed the Children Program that supports all DPSCD students and their families. Available resources include hygiene products, dry goods, water, school supplies, backpacks, children’s books, and at times coats are available. These resources can be requested by all district families and delivered through School Parent Outreach Coordinators and Attendance Agents. The Family Resource Distribution Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family and Community Engagement Office 16164 Asbury Park Detroit, MI 48235 (Come to door 6 via the parking lot on Murray Hill (formerly Adult Education West)

Spring Testing Continues this week! Spring state testing continues this week for students in grades 5,8, and 11 to provide important information about their progress in social studies. ESE students in select programs will also begin state testing which will provide important information about what they know and can do across multiple subjects. For more information about state testing, contact your school.