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School Spotlight of the Week – Carsten Academy of Aquatic Science offers a rigorous STEM-themed curriculum which promotes growth and achievement for each student and is the recipient of a $6 million school improvement grant. Click here to read more about Carsten.

Student Spotlight of the Week- Barriers and challenges are being addressed every day, but they are not stopping the rise of two sisters. Bonnie Brown, 5th grade, and her sister Brielle Brown, 4th grade, both attends Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School. They are being recognized for Perfect attendance this year and making every school day matter. Click here to read more.

Districtwide Title I Council 2023-2024 presented by: The Office of Family and Community Engagement – Come learn more about updates regarding the parent involvement policy and the allowable use of Title 1 funds. Join us Tuesday October 3, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Northwestern High School 2200 W. Grand Blvd. We look forward to seeing you there!

Parent Listening Session with Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn: Plan to attend the next online Parent Listening session with Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. You can access the call at or by phone at (313) 462-2305, Conference ID: 422 153 938#.

DPSCD Farm and Garden Program Presents Harvest Fest 2023: October celebrates National Farm to School Month. DPSCD Office of School Nutrition invites students and their families to Harvest Fest 2023, held at Drew Farm, 9600 Wyoming, Detroit MI 48204. This festival will include hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin painting and games, as well as tours of Drew Farm. Join us Saturday October 7, 2023, for this free event for all ages. To learn more about Drew Farm and the Farm and Garden Program click here.


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