March 3 Edition of YOUR e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Hello All,

Here’s the latest issue of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews! Inside you will find:

Dearborn’s Got Talent! Show Thursday, March 9, starring Dearborn’s most talented high school students
* Launching March Is Reading Month…send us your classroom photos featuring reading fun for the next e3 enews
* Submit grant applications now for MEEMIC Classroom Makeovers
* Art exhibit opening March 10 featuring work of 3 Dearborn Public Schools grads
*  West Side Story at DHS, GREASE Sing-A-Long movie and other fun activities around town for kids, families and you!
*  And more!

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HFC Financial Aid Advising & Info Night March 14

Henry Ford College Financial Aid Advising & Information Night March 14

WHAT: Henry Ford College hosts Financial Aid Advising and Information Night on Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This free event is aimed at high school seniors and their parents/guardians.

WHERE: HFC Community Rooms of the Welcome Center (Building WC).

WHO: HFC specifically encourages current area high school seniors and their parents/guardians to attend this free event.

RSVP: Those interested in this event should RSVP at

DETAILS: “Financial Aid Advising and Information Night gives parents and guardians the opportunity to hear firsthand how the financial aid process works. They can also speak with a financial aid advisor on an individual basis immediately following the program if they have any questions,” said Kristine Rouleau of HFC Admissions and Recruitment.

At this event, high school seniors and their parents/guardians will learn about:
Filing for FAFSA;
Various scholarships and grants; and
Important loan information.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by information provided on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In general, for a student to qualify for financial aid, he or she must:
Demonstrate a financial need;
Have earned a high school diploma or have graduated from an approved homeschool equivalent;
Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program of study;
Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN);
Make satisfactory academic pogress (SAP); and
Register with the Selective Service (if required).
Following the presentation, advisors from HFC’s Office of Financial Aid will be available for one-on-one conversations with attendees to answer questions and review specific next steps.

For more meaningful, individual feedback regarding financial aid, students should submit HFC’s free application, which is available at, as well as a FAFSA form ( prior to attending this event. For FAFSA, HFC’s school code is 002270.

For questions or further information, contact Rouleau at 313-845-6316 or

Art Exhibit Featuring Work of Three Dearborn Schools Grads

The public is invited to explore the artwork of three Dearborn Public Schools graduates, two of whom have taught hundreds of students who followed in their footsteps, taking art classes in the district.

See the work of current art teacher Mohamad S. Bazzi, retired art teacher Wendy Sample, and Elroy Grandy.  Free admission.
Dates: March 10-23
Location: James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte, MI 48192.
Time: Call for exhibit hours: 734-720-0671.

All are invited to the exhibition opening on Friday, March 10, 6-8pm. Free admission.

For more information, call 734-720-0671.

HFC Black History Month Events Calendar

Henry Ford College Celebrates Black History Month Throughout February

Henry Ford College (HFC) proudly celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February with a line-up of free activities and special events.

HFC’s African American Association, the Diversity Club and the Office of Student Activities are co-sponsoring the College’s celebration and recognition of Black History Month.

“February is the time when we discover, celebrate and honor the history and achievements of African Americans. It is a time for reflection, sharing and learning. We at the College are proud to be active participants of Black History Month,” said HFC Student Activities Officer Cassandra Fluker.

The following events will take place across HFC’s main campus:

  • Lecture: “What’s Next for People of Color?”
    Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rm K-14 of the Reuther Liberal Arts Building (Building K).Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American/Islamic Relations, will discuss the current events taking place nationally and internationally, such as immigration reform, the state of refugees, as well as the economy.
  • Lecture: “Activism in the New Era                                                                       Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Michael Berry Amphitheater in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L). This presentation focuses on the importance of education and community involvement. It will look at various definitions of education and how its changes are felt throughout the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.
  • Lecture: “The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X”                                                 Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rm K-14 of the Reuther Liberal Arts Building (Building K). Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the The Pan-African News Wire and human rights activist, will discuss the life and legacy of the renowned human rights activist who’s been called one of the greatest and one of the most influential African Americans in history.
  • Lecture: “The Past and Present: Millennials and the Movement”
    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). Rev. Charles Williams of Detroit will compare and contrast activism methods in regards to civil rights and human rights.
  • Black History Mobile Museum                                                                             Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Presentation at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the ASCC (Building L). A collection of more than 1,000 authentic artifacts, which includes original documents from renowned historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, former President Barack Obama, as well as many other prominent African Americans, will be on display.
  • 12th Annual Student Symposium: “Attitude, Achievement and Academic Success”
    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). This symposium provides HFC students and area high school students with the tools and information needed to be successful in achieving their educational goals.
  • Business Forum: A Panel Discussion of Entrepreneurs and the Steps to Starting A Business
    Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). This forum will walk aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step in their efforts to going into business for themselves.

All events are free and open to the public. For further information about HFC’s Black History events, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 313-845-9865.



Information from Henry Ford College Press Release

Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes, Tues. Feb. 28

Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes

Dance, celebrate, and join the fun at the annual Mardi Gras Party!
Tuesday, Feb. 28
4:30-9:30 pm
At Dearborn Hills Golf Course

Tickets $25 in advance/ $30 at the door.
$50 bonus package ticket available until Jan. 20.

This is the popular annual fundraiser for Education Foundation to support teacher grants for educational resources not funded through the general fund of Dearborn Public Schools budget.

Attendees come to this fun event wearing masks and beads and enjoy two-stepping to the twangy sounds of live Zydeco music and conversing with colleagues over flavorful Cajun cuisine.

Mardi Gras offers opportunities to donate through participation in a 50/50 drawing, tin can raffle, silent auction, and a crayon raffle for a chance to win a laptop

Other fun activities include the doubloon contest where participants give their doubloon coins to their favorite school. The Education Foundation gives the one elementary, middle school and high school that receives the greatest number of doubloons a donation to support the school’s educational programs

One faculty member who donates $100 or more to the Education Foundation through payroll deduction is selected to win a prize

To purchase tickets or get sponsor information, visit or call 313-827-8790.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit:

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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