Education
1:22 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Spirit of Detroit statue shows off school spirit

The Detroit school district has kicked off its fall enrollment drive in a big way, draping a 300-square-foot T-shirt over the Spirit of Detroit statue in front of city hall.

Leaders of the Detroit Public Schools are working to attract families to the district's new buildings and stabilize attendance that has seen losses to charter and suburban schools.

The T-shirt with the slogan "I'm in" was unveiled this morning and will decorate the statue through Sept. 4.

The unveiling ceremony included a performance by the Martin Luther King High School marching band, just back from its appearance at the London Olympics.