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School Spotlight of the Week- Spain Elementary Middle School: Congratulations to the robotics team at Spain Elementary Middle School, who win first place in their division at the state and regional competitions. Students from Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Michigan competed at the final in Maumee, Ohio at the Dana World Headquarters. We are #DPSCDProud of you! Continue to be Excellence and hold yourself and others to high standards.

Alumni Spotlight of the Week Tiffany Frances Hubbard: Before ‘Tiffany Francès’ name ever appeared in a Broadway playbill, the little girl from the city’s west side had one goal in life– to attend the Detroit School of Arts. As a longtime performing arts student, she was inspired to follow in the footsteps of many of her older peers from the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy as well as the late singer & Detroit legend Aaliyah. Tiffany was so determined to follow the same path that she didn’t even bother to apply to any of the other DPSCD schools because DSA was the only place she wanted to be! Click here to read more about our amazing alumni.

Parent Academy Free Workshop- Narcan Awareness: Join this week’s Free Parent session designed to provide information to parents and students about edibles and fentanyl. Wednesday April 24, 2024, at Priest Elementary Middle School 7840 Wagner St. Detroit MI 48210 at 9 a.m. Come discuss how they are use, appeal and the dangers of using them and the side effect to our students. For more Free Parent Academy sessions happening this week, click here.

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 22, 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 Testing Continues this week! Spring state testing continues this week for students in grades 3– 7 to provide important information about their progress in Math. 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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