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DPSCD Back School Expo

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Detroit Public Schools Community District will kickoff the new year with a Back-To-School event open to all families, parents, students and the community. Every school will be in attendance offering families a great chance to meet school leadership, learn about programs and offerings, and talk with enrollment specialists to ensure your family is ready for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, fun activities, games, food and giveaways will be provided while supplies last. Partners will provide immunizations, health screenings, exceptional student education support and much more.

Event Detail

  • Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: Randolph Career Technical Center, 17101 Hubbell Street, Detroit, MI 48235

Activities

  • Archaeology in Action
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Math Bee?
  • Asthma & Allergy Screenings
  • Building:Arts Instrument donation
  • Challenge the district Spelling Bee Champion
  • Chess Tournament of Champions - Challenge A Champion & Learn to Play
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Destination Imagination
  • ESE Sensory Activity Table
  • Farm Stand
  • Free books & giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Free food
  • Games - checkers, jenga, chess
  • Green Living
  • Immunizations
  • Learn Basic ASL
  • Let’s Read volunteer sign-up
  • Maker Space – geometric shape building
  • Math Bingo
  • MI Seal of Biliteracy
  • Onsite Enrollment
  • Parent Academy sign-up
  • Robotics demonstration
  • Smoothie Bikes
  • Student Performance
  • Student Physicals (limited spots)
  • And more!

Transportation

Make coming to the Back-To-School expo easy for your family...TAKE THE BUS!  DPSCD will be providing bus services from key high school locations throughout the city. Buses will pick-up families at each location and loop back to the same location throughout the day. Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off signs will be posted at each school. 

School Pick-up Schedule (approximate):

  • Pick-up: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon
  • Return: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Locations:

  • BENJAMIN CARSON HIGH SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
    571 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

  • CENTRAL ACADEMY AND HIGH SCHOOL
    2425 Tuxedo Street, Detroit, MI 48206

  • EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
    5020 Cadieux, Detroit, MI 48224

  • WESTERN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
    1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, MI 48209

Parking

Families, parents, students and communty members may park in the surrounding school location general parking lots. A parking lot shuttle bus will be picking-up and dropping-off attendees through the event.