Read By Third Grade Task Force

Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade. Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs. The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.

You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.  The first meeting will be January 10, 2019 from 4-5:30pm at the ASC building (Administrative Service Center, 18700 Audette, Dearborn, 48124).

To participate, please complete the survey from the link below.  If you cannot open the link, please copy and paste it to your browser.  Thank you!

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Fordson Choir Collaborates with Chelsea High School – submitted by Matt Laura

This past week, Fordson’s Chamber Choir visited Chelsea, Michigan three times to complete the first part of our year long cultural exchange. The week culminated in two performances yesterday, Sunday, December 2nd to packed houses at First United Methodist Church. Between the performances, students ate, socialized, and toured downtown Chelsea with family groups from Chelsea’s choir. These relationships have been cultivated for three months and will last a lifetime.

Our next combined performance will be March 2nd, 2019, at Detroit Music Hall.

Students on stage singing

Get a “Clue” at EFHS

Edsel Ford students presented a version of the historic game Clue as their fall production. Directed by Robert Doyle, the cast of characters did a “theatre in the round.”  All students did an outstanding job with staying in character and knowing their lines. Nathan Wall as butler Wadsworth was especially compelling.

Safe Routes to School

Miller Elementary Principal Awada and parents, students, teachers, Beaumont and Michigan State staff discuss the concerns about safety in the Miller neighborhood and safe travel to school. Students had excellent input about what will help make walking to school a safe journey.

Fordson Key Club Volunteers

Submitted by Zinab Zreik

This past week Key clubbers were busy! During our Thursday meeting we had our traditional Thanksgiving feast with our members and Kiwanis advisors Mr. Frank and Mrs. Scaramucci. While members were enjoying the potluck, they made Thanksgiving cards to pass out during our Heartland nursing home visit on Friday. Students passed out handmade cards, interacted and met family members of the patients.

On Saturday, our members attended Gleaners food bank where they sorted out donated goods and packaged them to be sent out to families in need. They worked with members of the Freedom fellowship church who were very impressed with our students. I have attached some photos of the events.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving break with family and friends!

Students carrying food bags

Best Superintendent Ever!

Congratulations to the entire Dearborn community for Dr. Glenn Maleyko’s recognition as MASA Superintendent of the Year for 2018.

Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko (center) was named 2018 Superintendent of the Year during the school board meeting on Nov. 12. Also pictured is , left, Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Assiciation of School Administrators, and Randy Lipea Wayne RESA superintendent.
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