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2012 ‘Back-to-School’ Parade

Detroit Public Schools invited families, alumni, and supporters to its Annual Back-to-School Parade on Wednesday, August 22 which boasted the most units of any parade to date in the City of Detroit!

All DPS schools participated in the event, coordinated by The Parade Company, and this year’s ‘Back-to-School’ Parade included nearly 1,400. Among them were the DPS All-City Marching Band, alumni marchers, school step teams, parent marchers and more! It was an amazing turnout and we thank everyone for coming out in support of Detroit Public Schools!

DPS Week

Join us for “Detroit Public Schools Week, Presented by Comcast” including:

DPS Church Sunday – August 19

25+ faith-based supporters spread a positive back-to-school message!

Dressing of the Spirit of Detroit Statue – Monday, August 20

Spirit of Detroit Statue: Dressed in an authentic “I’m In!” T-shirt August 20 – September 4.

Taste of DPS Multicultural Day – Tuesday, August 21

Participants can enjoy foods, sights and sounds from various cultures representing DPS! The event will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Davison, Earhart, Gardner and Garvey.

DPS/Comcast Back-to-School Parade, downtown – Wednesday, August 22

ALL DPS schools will participate in the DPS/Comcast Back-to-School Parade, downtown, coordinated by The Parade Company. It will include the DPS All-City Marching Band, alumni marchers, school step teams, parent marchers and more! Step-off is 11 a.m. at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams. Limited backpack vouchers and uniform vouchers from Forman Mills will be passed out and redeemable at the All-Schools Open House!

Detroit Branch NAACP-DPS-Black Family Development, Inc. Back to School/Stay in School Education Day – Friday, August 24, Delores Bennett Park, New Center area

Hundreds of students will receive school supplies, food, and entertainment. 

All-DPS Schools Open House and Alumni Celebration – Saturday, August 25

All schools will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with giveaways, opportunities to meet staff, program showcases, and more! A “DPS Pride” incentive will be available for the first 1,000 alumni at schools! Comcast is serving as the presenting sponsor of this year’s events, and additional support is being provided by Mr. Alan’s, Forman Mills, Office Depot and Sodexo.

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