Academies of Dearborn at Fordson News

As we continue to implement the Academies model to promote education with a purpose, we are assisting students in focusing dual enrollment opportunities.  Here’s a neat article about a 2019 Fordson graduate who earned an IT certificate as a dual enrollment student in high school. It’s very cool that her and her brother are working together for secure 24 now.   Here is a Henry Ford College article highlighting this story.

https://www.hfcc.edu/news/2019/siblings-hfcs-cisco-program-work-together-secure-24

Fordson Feeder Reads at Henry Ford Elementary School

This week’s  Fordson Feeder Reads event was a success!  Staff facilitated 6 stations and the Dearborn Public Library provided a 7th station:  

  • Station 1:  Sign in and enter a raffle
  • Station 2: Make a book
  • Station 3:  Read aloud  
  • Station 4:  STEM activity
  • Station 5: Art activity
  • Station 6:  Take a book
  • Station 7:  The Dearborn Public Library staff was present to share materials, allow parents and  students to apply for library cards and make buttons for the children.

There were many children and parents in attendance. Principal Srour was also present and it is evident she is already building relationships with students, parents and staff.   A special “thank you” to all of the staff members who volunteered during their summer vacation to make this event a success!

Next stop:  July 31st at Becker Elementary School. 

Teacher reading a book to a group of students sitting on the ground.
Teachers sitting at a table with blank books.  Parent and two children standing by the table.

Fordson Feeder Reads at Lowrey

Staff provided another morning of reading and literacy activities within the Fordson Feeder. Hosted at Lowrey Elementary, this is the 4th of 7 events planned by Fordson Feeder elementary schools. Next stop: July 24th from 9:30am-11:30am at Henry Ford Elementary School. Students can hear a story, participate in hands-on literacy activities and take a book. The Dearborn Public Library staff are also on site making buttons and signing up people for library cards.

Fordson Feeder Reads Sign
Students making buttons and signing up for library cards.
Students listening to a story.
Students and parents selecting a book.

Fordson Feeder Reads at McDonald Elementary

Approximately 53 students came to McDonald Elementary School today to participate in Fordson Feeder Reads.  Students enjoyed read alouds, making books, launchers and were able to select a book to take home.  Our own Dearborn Public Library staff were also on site to allow parents to apply for library cards.  Twelve staff members came to spend the morning with our students and parents too.  Next stop, July 17th at Lowrey Elementary School from 9:30-11:30am. #fordsonfeederreadsStudents building structures with toothpicks and gum drops.Students creating launchers to experiment with different fulcrums.Students creating pictures.Staff giving away books.Kindergarten teacher helping a student complete the experiment.Two staff members with a child making a book.Three children sitting on a blanket reading their books.

Fordson Feeder Reads at William Ford

Our second Fordson Feeder Reads event was a success!  Staff facilitated 4 stations and the Dearborn Public Library provided a 5th station:

  • Station 1:  Students were able to take a free book
  • Station 2: Staff provided blank books, markers, and pencils for the kids to make books.
  • Station 3:  Staff took time to read 3 different books about kindness to students and parents present.
  • Station 4:  Staff provided 2 different science activities.  Students were able to make mini kites and experiment with chromatography (ink splitting).
  • Station 5:  The Dearborn Public Library staff was present to share materials, allow parents and students to apply for library cards and make buttons for the children.

Approximately 250 children and parents were in attendance.  A special “thank you” to all of the staff members who volunteered during their summer vacation to make this event a success!

Next stop:  July 10th at McDonald Elementary School

William Ford Elementary School with tables and reading stations set up.Students experimenting with chromatography. Students sitting at a table making a book.Students sitting on the grass with a teacher listening to her read a book.Principal Higgins and student showing off their sunglasses.

Fordson Feeder Literacy Pop-up

Oakman Elementary School was the first site for the Fordson Feeder Literacy Pop-up. On June 19th, many teachers gave up two hours of their first week of summer vacation to provide activities centered around literacy.  Students made a book, a project, heard a read-aloud and were given a book to take home. The next stop is William Ford on June 26th from 9:30-11:30am.

To attend, students must be in kindergarten thru 5th grade and accompanied by a parent.

Students signing in for the Activities.Students creating a project.Two brothers all smiles after having fun.

Friends having fun, taking their books home.

Emergency Drill-this is a practice event-OL Smith MS on June 19th

Dearborn Public Schools, in conjunction with Dearborn Police and other community partners, will hold an emergency training drill on June 19.  This year’s exercise will be at O.L. Smith Middle School. 
 
Please help us spread the word about this event so community members know not to be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles and other unusual activity around the school next week.
 
In conjunction with the drill, we are launching a prepared parent campaign.  The attached flyer includes information to help parents understand how they should respond before and during any lockdown situation.
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