Smiles, High Spirits As Thousands Of Detroit Area Kids Start School
Published by: The Detroit News
Detroit — There were smiles and jitters, making new friends and seeing old ones too, and wave upon wave of energy from the students and staff at Detroit Public Schools Community District as Michigan’s largest district started a new school year Monday.
Students from preschool to 12th grade descended on more than 100 DPSCD schools across the city, kicking off the annual rite for the first day of learning. The district hopes to see more than 48,000 students enroll this year.
Several DPSCD buildings were renovated over the summer, including Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Middle School, which educates prekindergarten students through 8th graders on the city’s northwest side.