Special Weather Announcement


Due to the severe weather predicted for this afternoon, (12/13/17) all after school activities will be cancelled in the Dearborn Public Schools. This includes athletics, childcare programs, adult and community education, building permits, and other events specific to individual schools.

All schools will remain open today and close at their regular time. Parents have the option to pick up their child early. Any student who is picked up by their parent or legal guardian will be given an excused absence. High school students will only be allowed to leave early if a parent or legal guardian contacts the school.

Normal bus routes will operate but may run late. All extracurricular busses for activities will be cancelled.

Thank you.

For your reference, here is additional information from the Superintendent:

#students1stDbnSchs Procedural reminder on school cancellation and potential snow days.

#students1stDbnSchs Procedural reminder on school cancellation and potential snow days.

There is a web page on dedicated to what goes into a decision regarding potential school cancellations. Here is a link to a page on my blog with resource and information regarding this topic.  Click Here. 

Just a reminder that parents always have the ability to make an individual decision in the best interest of their child(ren) regardless of a decision to close the entire district with 21,000 students and over 2700 staff members.

by Glenn Maleyko on December 13, 2017

e3 – November 20, 2017 Dearborn Schools Employee Enews

Happy Thanksgiving!
For your pre-holiday reading enjoyment, here’s the November, issue 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.  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.

Just a few items in this issue of the e3 news:

  • MONDAY, Nov. 20 – Empty Bowls Fundraiser to Benefit Gleaners & Blessings In a BackPack
  • MONDAY, Nov. 20 – City of Dearborn Tree Lighting & Sing Along
  • Congratulations Becker Elementary, National Blue Ribbon Award Winner
  • Volunteers Needed for Robotics Event Dec. 9 & 10
  • Mother Daughter Tea Raised Scholarship Funds
  • Dell Black Friday Deals
  • Dearborn Sports Hall of Fame Nominations Due
  • Local Shopping & Holiday Events
  • Classified ads – you can place one, too!

Click here to check it out!  https://docs.google.com/a/dearbornschools.org/document/d/1UXjI1NzET1CbxisiofpBJ62XcxWRv5aMjGKOcxoroyw/edit?usp=sharing 

 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.

More great stuff from the Communications Office… Visit the Communications 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/

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Communications team,

David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cble Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

MONDAY, Nov. 20: Annual Empty Bowls Event Helps Those In Need

26th Annual Empty Bowls Event Helps Those In Need
The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting the 26th annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, Nov. 20, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.
For a suggested $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.
Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.
A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.
No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will get first choice from all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools. 
“This is our 26th annual Empty Bowls dinner.  The art department is very proud of this event and the thousands of dollars we have raised over the years to help those in need,” said Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs. “I’d like to thank students who make the bowls and both current and retired Dearborn teachers for all of their help and hard work to make Empty Bowls so successful.”
The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering with support from Starbucks of west Dearborn, Sattva Yoga Center, Blick, Motawi Tileworks, Rovin Ceramic and Star Bakery of Oak Park.
In the photo, former Art Department Chairs Kate Blair and Wendy Sample with a loaf of bread available for sale Empty Bowls fundraiser.
For more information about the Empty Bowls event, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-580-0960 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.

2nd Annual College Fair – Sept. 19, 6-7:30pm

The Dearborn Public Schools will host a College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017  at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from 6-7:30 p.m.

Representatives from a wide variety of post-secondary schools will distribute information and be available to talk with students including
*Trade Schools
*Law Enforcement Agencies
*U.S. Armed Forces

For more information, click here:  College Fair Final 2017 or email: welmerg@dearbornschools.org


FORE Dearborn Golf Outing Sept. 24 for Dearborn Ed Foundation

Enjoy golf at the beautiful TPC or just join the fun at lunch or dinner at the FORE Dearborn Golf Outing on Sunday, Sept. 24. You’ll be helping raise funds that go directly to Dearborn classrooms to support teachers and students through the nonprofit Dearborn Education Foundation.

There are sponsorship opportunities, single and group golfer openings, and for those who are not golfers, diner and lunch only options.

For registration and sponsor information, or call the Foundation’s Executive Director Ms. Chastity Townsend @ 313-827-8790 or click here: http://www.dearbornedfoundation.org/our-events/fore-golf-outing

June 26, 2017 e3 Dearborn Schools Employee Enews – End of Year Edition


Hello All,

With graduations past and students off to day camps or visiting grandma, echos of Alice Cooper’s famous tune linger like ghosts in the halls because…school’s out for summer!

So this is it. Your year-end edition of the e3 news, featuring
* a collage of graduation photos,
* an elementary school community garden, and
* lots of summertime activity and entertainment opportunities for adults and kids.

If you miss receiving your e3 over the next few months, feel free to re-read and enjoy the photos in your favorite editions right here on the Communications Department blog.

You can sign up to receive email notices when a new information is added to the blog, too!
1. Go to communications.dearbornschools.org
2. Enter your email in the box on the right down towards the center of the page.
3. Now you’ll see news you can use pop into your email lineup. It’s worth checking it out!

Have a fun, safe summer!

From your district Communications Team-
Erik and

April 28, 2017 e3 Dearborn Schools Employee Enews

April 28, 2017 e3 FINALr

Click the image above for the latest edition of the e3 Dearborn Public Schools employee enews. It’s chock full of details about events you won’t want to miss and highlights of happenings in our schools over the past few weeks. Such as….

WDHS Film Fest at The Center April 27 & 28
Brigadoon at Edsel Ford April 27-30
* Color-A-Thon Run at Edsel Ford May 5
* Batman, Blue Hands, and Robots at our schools
* A Look Back at March is Reading Month activities
* Art & Performances by 600 District Students at Youth Arts Festival
* Green Tie Dinner & Impact Awards May 16
* 25+ Club Banquet May 19…Get Tickets by May 5
* Teacher of the Year Awards May 24
* Antique appraisal at the Museum on Saturday
* Activities around town for kids, families and you!

Plus…Check out the variety of items for sale in the Classified Ads!

See the District’s most recent press releases by clicking the links below:

27 Grad Rates Increase

32 AfterSchool Pros Week April 24-28

33 Media Alert- WDHS Video Premiere April 27-28 2017

34 FIRST Robotics May 13

31 Edsel Ford Performs Brigadoon April 27-30