Fordson Students Attend the Novi Incubator Class’ Unveiling of the Product at Macy’s-Twelve Oaks Mall

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.  

Students from Novi High school seated and Fordson students standing behine them waiting for a presentation.
Fordson students standing and receiving a sign for their Incubator classroom.
Fordson and Novi High School students taking an opportunity to pose for a photo together.

Chief Haddad Meets with Fordson Students

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!”

Three female students sitting at a table and five others standing with Chief Haddad in the Chief's office.

Unis Student Returns to School – First Responders and Teachers Honored

Unis student, who had a medical emergency while swimming in the pool at McCollough-Unis on October 2nd, returned to school today.  Principal Farhat and team welcomed the student and the first responders in a small celebration. Principal Farhat presented the first responders and teachers (Mr. Courtright and Ms. Bartley) with a letter of thanks and certificate.  The classmates who were present in the pool on that fateful day also attended. The room was full of joy and thanks.


Student holding district vision sign. 
Standing with parents and first responders who saved his life.

BRICS Bond

Bond Overview

Dearborn Public Schools is asking voters to consider a bond proposal on the  November 5th, 2019 ballot. 

With existing bonds expiring, the District can generate approximately $240 million from the sale of new bonds without a change in the current millage rate of 4.82.  This bond would not increase the current tax rates for residents.

The District is calling the proposal BRICS because the funded projects focus on Buildings, Renovations, Infrastructure, Capacity and Safety.

The BRICS Bond proposal is the direct result of the Infrastructure Task Force, which spent just over three months developing a plan and then making a recommendation to the Board of Education that included a zero millage increase while still generating $240 million to address a variety of critically needed items and updates in our schools. 

See the BRICS Bond Virtual Forum video to learn more.

Background

Shortly after the Infrastructure Task Force, comprised of staff and community members, presented its recommendations to the Board of Education in October 2018, the District began moving forward with a detailed review of the infrastructure needs at each of the district’s 34 buildings, which equates to more than 3 million square feet of space.

Working with staff from the Operations Department, representatives from Plante Moran CRESA (PMC) visited each school to meet with the principal and engineer. Together they toured the school and developed a comprehensive list of infrastructure needs.

At the foundation of all this work is the original recommendations from the Citizens Task Force which includes:

  • First priority- infrastructure
  • Second priority- meeting current and future capacity needs
  • Third priority- school safety and security
  • Fourth priority-  continue increasing the number of air conditioned facilities or other priorities identified by the Board of Education on a funds available basis.

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
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