Michigan high school students can now receive timely answers to their questions about postsecondary education, thanks to a new college advising hotline. Michigan College Access Network and partners launched the hotline today in response to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, aiming to fill the gaps created by the statewide school closure order.
The hotline can be reached by calling or texting 810-373-5385. It is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but hours will be adjusted as necessary to best serve the needs of students. The service is staffed by college advisers from MCAN’s AdviseMI program and the Michigan State University College Advising Corps. To help serve as many students as possible, the hotline initiative also is partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit College Access Network. For additional information, read the press release.
Michigan Virtual has created resources for parents and students during this time. Click to view the Michigan Cares resources. Teachers and parents will find resources to help students develop skills necessary to navigate these unprecedented times.
Attention dual enrollment students: now that your college courses have transitioned to online instrution, please know tutoring is available through Henry Ford College. If you are struggling in your college course(s), you may contact the HFCE Learning Lab for assistance. The link is: https://www.hfcc.edu/learnlab/tutor
Chromebooks are available for families who do not have access to technology. Please look at your child’s school blog for more information. To date, we are allowing each family to sign out one Chromebook. Chromebooks must be returned on the first day back after the shutdown.
Chromebooks have been handed out at Miller, Geer Park, Salina Intermediate, Dearborn High, Woodworth, Nowlin, Long, and Becker. Additional schools will be allowing families to sign out a Chromebook this Thursday and Friday.
Our Health Science students were provided an opportunity to dissect a sheep heart! Dr. Bill Nazzaro, from Henry Ford Health System, worked with students in their Anatomy& Physiology class and provided them instruction.
Students from Fordson, Trustee Petlichkoff, Trustee Mozip, Mrs. Peterson, Principal Alcodray, Mrs. Schumm, Mrs. Fairbanks and Ms. Naura attended the event on Monday, February 3rd at 8:45am. Novi Incubator class students shared a brief summary of their experience and unveiled their product: socks and a children’s interactive story book. These items are on sale at Macy’s -Twelve Oaks. Leadership from Novi and other guests were also present. In addition to the $10,000 grant, the Novi students presented Fordson students with a sign for their classroom too.
Chief Haddad met with Mrs. Rana Alaouie and Fordson Honor students on January 7th. Chief Haddad posted pictures from this meeting and the following: “These young women are Honor students from Fordson HIgh School. They came prepared to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis threatening our community, the consequences of distracted driving for young drivers, the emergence of technology in police work and the critical need for engagement in public service including law enforcement. If these Tractors represent a look into the future, we are going to be fine. Moral courage, superb intellect, concern for others and commitment for advancing good order of city were evident today. Well done ladies! I am proud of each of you!”