Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent, for Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), today announced the S.T.E.A.M.y Summer in DPSCD program. It is a broad community partnership to engage students in active learning programs this summer through a series of large-scale free, fun and engaging learning/back-to-school readiness events scheduled in August. The full schedule is attached, the first two events kick off on Saturday, August 6.
“We are extremely excited about our upcoming S.T.E.A.M.y Summer in DPSCD Back-to-School Readiness Campaign,” said Meriweather. “We know that too often, students tend to fall behind academically over the summer months when they are not actively engaged in learning. In education we call this the summer slide. But we are hoping this series of events, including another initiative we plan to unveil next week centered on Summer Reading, will help our students be more prepared to return to school ready to learn on the first day of school– September 6.”
The new district joined forces with The Michigan Science Center, The DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland’s Office, the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center, Detroit Children’s Museum, HAP, the Detroit Health Department, the Ford Motor Company Fund and Office Depot to host and support the events. Each venue will have educational activities centered on a S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) theme.
Saturday, August 27th / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
DETROIT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. 6134 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
FAMILY FREE DAY* / S.T.E.A.M. Activities
Space is limited – first come, first served.
SAVE THE DATE: The District’s Special Enrollment Open House
Saturday, August 27th / 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
DPSCD OPEN DOORS DAY
All district schools will be open with activities and tours.