Check out the exciting things happening around the district!

Dominic B.


Hundreds of kids faced off against each other at Paul Brown Stadium, but no helmets were required. Instead, kindergarten through 12th-grade students donned their thinking caps, as they competed in the 17th annual Queen City Classic Chess tournament.

The tournament attracts students from as many as 10 states. This year when the matches were played, McIntyre Elementary student Dominic B., a 2nd grader, walked away as one of the top performers.

Congratulations, Dominic!

Thompson Honors Influential Women

Thompson K-8 International Academy's Muffin for Mom event honored moms, grandmothers, aunts and other women who are integral in shaping the lives of the students outside of the school.

The annual event included 300 students and the women most significant in their lives. Along with breakfast, women were honored with a poem, video presentation and dance performance as they were able to spend time with their children.

Thompson K-8 also hosts an annual Donuts for Dad event and proudly recognizes and applauds the support of their parents.

Thompson K-8 Principal Paula Lightsey poses with student and his mother.

View more Muffins with Mom photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.

Shop With A Purpose

Kennedy Learning Center recently opened the One Stop Resale Shop, a micro-business which is a student-run company offering various products and services to the community while providing our students hands-on opportunities to lead, develop career skills and experience entrepreneurship.

The store, established to teach vocational skills related to the retail industry to the students, is operated by Kennedy students and staff and ties into the school curricular programming.

The One Stop Resale Shop offers accessories, shoes, home decor, quality resale clothing for men, women, and children and much more at affordable prices. The store is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. when school is in session. All proceeds benefit student programming and activities.

Donations are accepted. To donate, please call 248.746.4360.

View more One Stop Resale Shop photos here. Click the photo to enlarge.

Join the Southfield Compact

The Southfield Compact brings together community and organizations in the city of Southfield to partner and commit to strengthening K-12 education in Southfield Public Schools through volunteering and mentoring.

Joining the Southfield Compact is an effort to share information and strive for the best education for the children who are in our community. Our students value and need you!

Residence and businesses can:

  • Volunteer at one of our schools
  • Mentor our students
  • Provide wisdom to our students
  • Adopt a school

Carnegie Hall for Scholastics Again

Southfield High School of the Arts & Technology student Ashley W., a senior, who won a National Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award for her jewelry piece called All Black Everythang was also awarded an American Vision Medal.

The American Visions Medal is the highest regional honor presented by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Only one artist from each region is presented with this award. Congratulations, Ashley, on this outstanding accomplishment!

Ashley will be celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.

Celebrate Hope Seminar Series: Moving From Crisis to Hope

Coming to Southfield May 10

What is this about? Are you a parent or caregiver struggling to come to terms with the challenges of raising a child with unique or complex needs? Are you struggling with intense emotions like sadness, anger, grief, frustration, fear, etc. and are not sure how to move forward? Do you need help with how to find acceptance?

Who is this for? Parents of children diagnosed with special or unique needs

Celebrate Hope is owned by John Ball and Lisa Goyette. They have over 30 years of educational and professional experience & each are the parent of a child with special/unique needs. They UNDERSTAND the struggles parents deal with. They are passionate about helping and committed to share what they know to bring forth healing to those in need.


May 8 - Board Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 7 p.m.

May 9 - Superintendent Candidacy Forum, Southfield High Schools for the Arts & Technology, 5:30 p.m.

May 10 - Superintendent/Parent Sounding Board, 6 p.m.

May 16 - 18 - No School for Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education students

Detailed calendar information including upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the district and school websites.


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