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

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

WDHS Dearborn Film Festival April 27 & 28, 2017

18th Annual WDHS Film Festival

Presented by WDHS, Dearborn High School’s video program
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28
at the Michael A. Guido Theater
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Tickets: $7 presale/$10 at the door
For more info, visit http://www.wdhsvideo.org/ or call 313-827-1635.


High School Students Compete March 9 in Dearborn’s Got Talent!


High School Students Compete March 9 in Dearborn’s Got Talent!

Follow the spotlights and red carpets to see talented high school students from across Dearborn compete for top honors at the third annual “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” show on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30pm at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are on sale now to see the dazzling variety show 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 through juggling and gymnastics, singing, rapping, dancing, playing 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 high school students from across the city through activities that promote teamwork and understanding.

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 9 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 2018 “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 Jacqui Rivait at the Dearborn Public Schools, 827-2800 ext. 24732.



Annual Empty Bowls Event on MONDAY, Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need

Annual Empty Bowls Event on MONDAY, Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need


The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting its annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.

For a minimum $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 see all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.

The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering.

For more information, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-827-6452 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.