March 5, 2018 e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee enews


Here it is!  The latest news about great things happening in our schools this winter, plus many fun, interesting and rewarding activities and opportunities around our town that you will not want to miss.  Check them out here, in this issue of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Schools employee news!

Just few items in this issue of YOUR e3 news:
  • Superintendent Glenn Maleyko shares District successes
  • City-Wide “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” Student show Thursday, March 8
  • Teacher of the Year Nominations Due Friday, March 16
  • The Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration kickoff Sunday, March 18
  • Martian Marathon Saturday, April 14
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run Saturday, April 28
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner, Tuesday, May 22
  • Scholarships available from Education Foundation and LAHC
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets available now
  • Plus fun photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
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, or to our general communications email box at
David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

Dearborn’s Got Talent! March 8 City-wide Student Talent Show

Dearborn’s Got Talent!
-City wide event on March 8 will showcase the best in high school talent

Talented high school students from across Dearborn will compete for top honors at the third annual “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” show on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The Center is located at: 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.


Tickets are on sale now to see the dazzling competition as “the best of the best” talented students from Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford, Fordson, Henry Ford Academy, and Divine Child entertain and amaze the audience with gymnastics, singing, rapping, dancing, musical instruments and more. Performers were selected during preliminary competitions held at each high school.

“Dearborn’s Got Talent!” is organized by the City of Dearborn’s Youth Affairs Commission, comprised of high school students from all three of Dearborn’s public high schools and Divine Child High School as they work to bring together students from across the city through activities that promote teamwork and understanding.

Click here for printable flyer:

Click here for a printable press release: R20 Dearborn’s Got Talent March 8

Special guest judges include local celebrities and dignitaries.

Tickets for general admission seating are on sale now at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office. Prices in advance are $5 cash, $8 credit card. Prices on March 8 are $7 cash, $10 credit card. For Box Office hours or to purchase tickets with a credit card online, call (313) 943-2354.

The student who wins first place in the competition will receive a grand prize and their school will be given a special medal to display until the 2019 “Dearborn’s Got Talent” competition.

Support for the show is provided by the Dearborn Public Schools, the Dearborn Community Fund, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Dearborn Department of Recreation and Parks.

For more information about “Dearborn’s Got Talent” and the City of Dearborn Youth Affairs Commission, contact David Norwood, Advisor to the Youth Affairs Commission, City of Dearborn,
(313) 943-2159.


Note: Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to distribute this press release in support of this event. For more information about Dearborn’s Got Talent event or the Youth Affairs Commission, please contact David Norwood, Advisor to the Youth Affairs Commission, City of Dearborn, (313) 943-2159

Press Release #20 /2017-18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2018

Contact: David Norwood, Advisor to the Youth Affairs Commission, City of Dearborn
(313) 943-2159

Career and Job Fair February 28

Career and Job Fair February 28

The Dearborn Public Schools and the Adult Education Department have partnered with Henry Ford College, the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, and the City of Dearborn to host a Career & Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Students, alumni and the public are invited to attend to gather information and talk with representatives of a wide variety of hiring employers.

The event is free and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required.

A wide variety of businesses and organizations will be available to talk with participants about job opportunities. Some of the industries that will be represented at the job fair include:

  • Health
  • Technology
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Construction Trades

Businesses interested in hosting a recruitment table at the Career and Job Fair contact the American Arab Chamber of Commerce at (313) 945-1700 for table fees and details.

For more information, call Ms. Wedad Maatouk, Career/College/CTE Community Partnership Liaison, Dearborn Public Schools Adult Education, at (313) 827-4820.

Wednesday, 12/6 Dearborn Library Book & Media Sale

Great gifts, classroom resources, something for yourself… there are lots of great deals on books for all ages and interests, videos, music and more at the Friends of the  Library Dearborn (FOLD) book & media sale:
Wednesday, December 6
Henry Ford Centennial Library

Items for sale will include books, magazines, DVDs, music, vinyl records, videocassettes, and more!

  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Holiday Books
  • Music
  • Large Selection of Disney VHS Tapes
  • Quality Gift Items

The book sale room and hallway will be full of many recently donated or withdrawn books and a variety of media items.  The rotunda area will be overflowing with fiction books and paperbacks for just 25 cents each, nonfiction books for 50 cents each, compact discs for 50 cents each, DVDs for $1 each, and much more!

Please mark your calendar and visit this sale, as you are bound to find items you or your family will enjoy, and you will also be supporting library programs with your purchase.  All proceeds from the FOLD book sales are used to support library programming, so it’s a truly a great cause!

For full Dearborn Library events schedule, see the Events Calendar Page.

All proceeds benefit the Dearborn Public Library.

Dec 6: Book & Media Sale


School Safety Zone Traffic Enforcement & Fines

Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones. Please be careful and obey all traffic laws. This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.

The Dearborn Police Department will be actively enforcing traffic laws around ALL school zones:
* Blocking driveways: $80 fine
* Double parking: $80 fine
* Stop sign violation: 3 points $150 fine
* Fail to yield to pedestrian: 2 points $150 fine
* Fail to yield to School Bus: 3 points $240 fine
* Disobey a school crossing guard: Misdemeanorr

Please keep in mind:
* The bus stop is for buses only
* Walk children to school when possible
* Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible.  This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
* Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
* Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards.  They are there for your child’s safety.
* Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.

Download the  Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Tickets On Sale for Firefighters Burn Drive Camero Car Raffle

Tickets are on sale now at all Dearborn fire stations for the
2017 Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Car Raffle.   

1st Prize- 2017 Camaro SS or $40,000
2nd Prize- $3,000 Las Vegas Trip
3rd Prize- $750 Cash

Tickets are $50 each
A limited number of tickets are sold.
Ticket includes admission to ticket drawing party with open bar, food, entertainment and
a chance to win several other prizes.

Drawing date: May 3, 2017
6 PM
The Hubbard Ballroom
Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

Must be 21 to enter.


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Dearborn Police Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7pm


Dearborn Police Department Town Hall Meeting With Chief Ronald Haddad

The Dearborn Police Department cordially invites residents, community partners, friends, neighbors to attend a Town Hall Meeting.
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 7pm
Location: St. Kateri – MAIN HALL
16101 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI 48120

Topics to be covered:
 Current crime statistics
 Dispatch consolidation
 How to keep your neighborhood safe
 Crime prevention Measures that work
 Open discussion

Little Free Library Opens & Other Events Around Dearborn


Visit Dearborn Public Library’s First Little Free Library Branch

The public is welcome to visit the new Little Free Library in the John D. Dingell Transit Center (a.k.a. Dearborn Train Station).  It’s the first Little Free Library in the Dearborn Public Library system.

The steam train engine-themed Little Free Library was designed and built for installation at the Transit Center by Boy Scout Brendan Hay of Troop 1147 as an Eagle Scout project. Hay is a 10th grade student at Dearborn High.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently used favorite children’s or adult books to exchange with piece of reading material that interests them.

In addition to being a branch of the Dearborn Public Library, the site in the Dearborn train station is a charter member of the international Little Free Library system.

Fun & Healthy Activities for Kids Offered by Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department

Click on the images for printable flyers. 

Dearborn Dolphins Swimming Programdbn-dolphins

Free Throw Competition At the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

The Basketball Free Throw Competition is back for the third year and will take place evey Friday at 5 p.m. from September through March for two age groups: 8-12 and 13-17.

The top finisher for the day will win a special prize and be invited to the Free Throw Championship Round at the end of the month, when the top finishers from each week will square off to earn the title, “Champion Free Throw Shooter of the Month.”
The Champions of the Month will get their name on the leaderboard, receive a certificate and medal, get their picture featured in our monthly newsletter and online, and will take home other exclusive prizes!
Competition begins at 5 p.m. All participants must register with a gym attendant upon arrival.
Cost: FREE for Community & Performing Arts Center passholders and included in the cost of day passes.



Dearborn Youth Theater Opportunities for Kids 6-16

Dearborn Youth Theatre

The Dearborn Youth Theatre provides training and opportunities in the theater arts for students, ages six through 16. The program encourages creativity while developing the life skills of critical thinking and teamwork and instilling confidence and self-esteem. Aspiring actors learn improvisation, monologue study, singing, dance, audition techniques and other useful acting skills.  Click flyers below for details about upcoming classes. For more information, call or visit the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Theater Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (313) 943-2354 .