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!”
Lowrey staff, 6th grade students and dignitaries joined to celebrate Veterans Day. Mayor O’Reilly, Dr. Maleyko, Principal Younes and Senior Vice Commander, Tim Pitock spoke to students. The names of Lowrey School alumni and veterans were announced and students put a flower near the flag for each.
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.
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.
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.