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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week

School Spotlight of the Week: A.L Holmes Academy of Blended Learning: A.L. Holmes offers a robust curriculum aligned to standards, certified teachers in each classroom, one-on-one technology, after-school tutoring, robotics and various athletics for all grades, students can reach their full potential at A.L. Holmes. One of the best kept secrets on the Eastside of Detroit. For more information on how to enroll our child today visit

Student, Staff, Alumni Spotlight of the Week: 👨🍳✨ Meet Chef Kevin Frank, our stellar Senior Director of Culinary Services at DPSCD! A proud alumnus of Cass Tech High School, Chef Kevin brought his culinary prowess back to his roots. 🏫 From the iconic halls of Cass Tech to now overseeing the culinary landscape of DPSCD, he's making waves in innovative strides! 🚀

Not just confined to the kitchen, Chef Kevin is also at the helm of maintaining the DPSCD farm, cultivating a passion for fresh, sustainable produce. 🌱 His dedication is not only reflected in the delicious meals served but also in the success of our students. 📚🍽️ Join us in celebrating Chef Kevin's inspiring journey and commitment to excellence! 👏 #DPSCD #StudentsRise #DPSCD #CassTech #StillRising #Detroit #Education #FYP #BlackChef

The New Parent Academy Catalog is Coming! DPSCD Families, the new Winter Parent Academy catalog will be available this week. From college preparatory insights to navigating your children's digital footprint, our Parent Academy provides free workshops to support parents and help families advocate for their children. We’ll see you in an upcoming workshop! For more information visit the Family and Community Engagement home page.

The Expect Respect Character Trait for February is Self- Control: DPSCD staff will take the lead in teaching grade- appropriate lessons on Responsibility. We believe that it is important for students, staff, and families to join us in this effort. Everyone must actively do their part by participating in activities and filling out their pledge cards revisiting the character trait of each month. Let’s work together to foster a culture that supports a positive impact on our students.

Become part of the DPSCD family and help Students Rise! The Office of Human Resources is looking for highly motivated individuals to do their part, helping students rise! The District has opportunities for all teachers, social workers, and counselor positions as well as support staff roles. Please share this information if you know anyone who is interested and join the Human Resource team this week at a Hiring Fair near you!

Tuesday February 6, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • University of Detroit Mercy, College of Liberal Arts and Education

4001 W. McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221

Wednesday February 7, 2024, from 3:30 pm to 8 p.m.

  • Michigan State University, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Fair

534 Birch Road, East Lansing MI 48824

Please visit for more upcoming job openings. If you have further questions, please contact DPSCD Human Resources at (313) 873-6897 or send an email to


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