6th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet MONDAY

6th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet MONDAY

The sixth annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet will get underway at 4pm on Monday, Oct. 23 at Dearborn’s Ford Field Park located at Brady Street and Monroe Street.  For boys in grades 6th-8th the fun begins at 4pm with a two-mile race followed at 4:25pm with the girl’s two-mile event. Elementary students will start their one-mile race at 4:50pm (complete schedule below)

2 Mile Run Start Times
Grade 6-8, Boys – 4:00pm
Grade 6-8, Girls – 4:25pm

1 Mile Run Start Times
Grade 4 Girls – 4:50 pm
Grade 4, Boys – 5:10 pm
Grade 5, Girls – 5:30 pm
Grade 5, Boys – 5:50 pm


“It’s exciting to see this event continue to grow and I believe the after school start on a Monday will allow more students to be involved as the event will not interfere with weekend activities,” commented Director of Student Services Abe Mashhour. Mr. Mashhour also oversees the District’s physical education and athletic programs.

Mr. Cipriano was the District’s Director of Business Services for more than 10 years. He also oversaw athletics in the District.  Bob was tragically killed in April, 2012 when two young men broke into his home and attacked him, his wife, and son.  Mr. Cipriano, an avid runner, was working with the Athletic Directors to create a running program for middle and elementary students that would encourage competition, lifelong fitness, and fun.  The Cipriano Memorial Race is a fitting tribute to Bob’s work in Dearborn, his commitment to the children, and his love of running.

The cross country meet is an opportunity for elementary and middle school teams from across the district to engage in some friendly competition while at the same time growing an interest in the sport of cross country and track. The entire community is invited to come out to Ford Field Park to support the student runners and cheer for their favorite school! There will also be an opportunity to congratulate the top 10 finishers in each category during a brief awards ceremony following each race.

“This event is another example of how the District is working to promote habits that create healthy lifestyles for our students and support the community wide Healthy Dearborn program,” commented Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Once again, the district has teamed up with the Dearborn Track Club and the City of Dearborn to coordinate the event.  Last year, close to 800 students took part and race planners are looking forward to even more students being involved this year.  The event will take place rain or shine.  However, if the weather should be become severe (lightning, thunder, heavy rains and/or winds) cancellation may be necessary. If weather conditions are questionable, students and parents are asked to visit the Dearborn Athletic Blog at http://athletics.dearbornschools.org to check the status of the race.

Trunk n Treat And More October Community Events Across Dearborn & Area

LaFontaine Trunk n Treat

Families are invited to attend the LaFontaine Annual Trunk N’ Treat – Halloween Party on Thursday, October 26, 5-7pm.

Free admission.

Enjoy candy, cider and doughnuts, face painting, and the famous KIA Hamsters!!




Fire Department Open House Saturday, October 14

Free family fun. See fire trucks and a helicopter landing, up close. Meet Sparky the fire dog. Enjoy free hot dogs and more at Dearborn’s Fire Station Open House, Saturday, Oct. 14, 12-2pm, 19800 Outer Drive.


Halloween Forest Fun Hike, Oct. 13, Nankin Mills
Wayne Co Halloween Forest Hike 2017

The Halloween Forest Fun Hike will take place on Friday, Oct. 13 at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland. Choose one tour time: 6pm; 6:30pm, 7pm or 7:30pm.
Join us for a guided night hike to meet our “not-so-scary” and “sort-of-silly” nature characters. These costumed creatures will tell you all about themselves and share some Halloween prizes and treats!

The hike is about 45 minutes and all outdoors, followed by an indoor live animal show to meet amazing creatures from around the world.

This program is recommended for ages 4–adult.
Fee: $6 child; $2 adult for Wayne County residents (add $1 per person for non-residents).
Pre-registration is required by calling 734-261-1990.
More online at https://www.waynecounty.com/dps/5207.htm


September 26 e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools Employee News

Click for September 26 e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools Employee News

Greetings Everyone!

The school year is well underway and so is another year of e3 –“Your Staff Newsletter.”

e3 is a staff newsletter the Communications Office sends to all 2,300 staff members in the Dearborn Public Schools. New this year, e3 is coming to you as a Google document. The format is new, but inside this issue you’ll find the same helpful sorts of information you’ve seen in past issues of e3.

If you are new the District, or you just never clicked on the e3 links we’ve sent in the past, check it out! You’ll find important news, highlights of school activities, fun photos, and links to helpful resources and flyers about District events and community activities that may interest you, your students or your school community. We also feature classified ads in e3, your chance to sell “gently used items” you may no longer need.

More great stuff from the Communications Office… You may notice that links in the e3 sometimes lead to flyers posted in our blog. Check out the blog any time for new info or “subscribe” and you’ll automatically get a notice in your email box every Friday linking you the news and information we’ve posted throughout the week. Sign up at: blog http://communications.dearbornschools.org/

e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, herricl@dearbornschools.org or to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.

Thanks for reading!

Your Communications team,

David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
and our newest staff member: Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

Dearborn Schools Employee News Sept-Oct 2017

Sleep Seminar
“Sleep for your health!” seminar will be held by the Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4:45pm, at the DFT Building, 15250 Mercantile Dr.



Employee Health Fair & Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 4
The Dearborn Public Schools DSEHP Employee Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2-7pm at the DFT Building, 15250 Mercantile Dr.
Visit the information booths and be entered to win a Visa gift card.


Smoke on the Grill PTA & Goodfellows Fundraiser 9/28/17

Come on out for family fun and picnic treats at the annual Smoke on the Grill fundraiser for the Dearborn Public Schools PTA and the Dearborn Goodfellows.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-7pm at Ford Field Park, Large Pavilion

$30/adult; $10/child




SURA Arts Academy for Ages 10-15


SURA Arts Academy Fall Semester 2017 (Ages 10-15)
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2017
4:30-6:30 p.m. @ AANM

Instructor Gordon Alexander, a seasoned photographer who has taught photography all across Detroit, will lead middle and high school students in a 10 week photography course designed to help students tell stories about their lives, community and culture, centered on this year’s theme of synergy, unity and human interaction. Cameras are provided by AANM. Students’ work will be celebrated in AANM’s annual Student Photography Exhibition. Register now; space is limited to 20 students! All levels of experience welcome.
Fee: $50 AANM Members; $75 general public


Scholarships awarded based on financial need + availability

SURA scholarship application

Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Schools Welcome Senior Citizens:  Premier Citizen Discount Cards Available

Schools Welcome Senior Citizens:  Premier Citizen Discount Cards Available

The Dearborn Public Schools has a tradition of welcoming and encouraging senior citizen residents to attend school events by offering free admission and other special discounts via the Premier Citizen Discount Card.

Dearborn Public Schools residents over the age of 60 can stop in to any Dearborn Public School or the Administration Building to pick up this year’s Premier Citizen Discount Card.

“Many local residents in the over 60 crowd are Dearborn Public Schools alumni. We are happy to welcome them back to school,” notes Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Glenn Maleyko. “With the Premier Citizen Discount Card, senior residents can enjoy discounts or even free admission to school programs including musical performances, sporting events, and even lunch in the cafeteria.”

The Premier Citizen Discount Card is free and offers great discounts on school activities and school merchandise including:

  • Free admission to all school-sponsored activities* including concerts and athletic events.
  • Due to fees charged to schools for licensing of performance rights, admission to plays is not free, but lower priced tickets are available for seniors.
  • Discounts on select Community Education classes.
  • 10% discount on merchandise sold at school stores. (limit 4 items per year)
    Participation in school lunch programs at reduced prices.  Reduced price is 10% discount on the total purchase.  (Seniors must contact the school in advance to participate.)

“Community members will be proud of the accomplishments of the young people in their neighborhood,” Maleyko added. “We hope that everyone over the age of 60 will pick up a Premier Citizen Discount Card and take advantage of the free admission and discounts to have an entertaining or informative experience in the Dearborn Public Schools.”

Press Release #03/2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2017
Contact: David Mustonen, Communications Director
(313) 827-3006   MustonD@dearbornschools.org

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