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School Spotlight of the Week Edmonson Elementary Middle: Congratulations to Edmonson Elementary Middle School 5/6 Cheerleaders for winning 1st place in the Cheerleading Competition this past weekend. Thank you to Coach McWilliams and her team for an outstanding performance. Continue to be Excellence in your pursuit of greatness. We are #DPSCDProud of you! Click here to follow and like Edmonson on Twitter.

Student Spotlight of the Week: Congratulations to Marcos Garcia a senior at Western International High School who has received acceptance letters for several Ivy League Colleges including Harvard, where he has accepted the offer and will be attending in the fall We are #DPSCDProud of you and your accomplishments. Continue to exemplify Tenacity and embrace hard work and persevere in the face of challenges. Follow through on your commitments and strive to do your best, no matter what. Congratulations, continue to make us proud.

Parent Academy Free Workshop for Human Trafficking Awareness Session: DPSCD Families join the Office of Family and Community Engagement to learn more about how human traffickers often target and recruit youth and who to turn to for help in potentially dangerous situations. This workshop will take place at Carver Stem Academy 18701 Paul St. Detroit MI 48228 on Wednesday April 17, 2024, from 8 am to 9 am. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week, click here.

Save the Date for the Parent Listening Session with Board Member Vaughn and Dr. Vitti: Plan to attend the next online Parent Listening session with Board Member Vaughn and Dr. Vitti on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 11 a.m. You can access the call at or by phone at +1 313-462-2305, Conference ID: 422 153 938#.

Spring state testing continues this week! Spring state testing continues this week for students in grades 3– 7 to provide important information about their progress in Reading. 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.


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