Three Dearborn High Schools “Battle” to Feed the Hungry

As Thanksgiving week approached this year, Dearborn Public Schools students used their competitive spirit to collect food that will feed hundreds in need this holiday season. In the third annual “Battle Against Hunger,” Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford and Fordson, along with their “feeder” elementary and middle schools, collected 74,300 food items, filling a semi truck, to feed families in need through Gleaners Food Bank.

Edsel Ford High School and all of its feeder schools won the friendly city-wide competition by donating total of 28,691 food items. (Edsel Ford Students and faculty are shown in photo on right.)  Dearborn High and its feeder schools collected 26,338 food items for Gleaners, and Fordson High School’s feeder schools donated 19,271 food items.  

According to Gleaners Community Food Bank, 600,000 people in southeast Michigan don’t know where their next meal will come from.  Now, they will.

The Battle Against Hunger began two years ago as an off-field competition between cross-town rivals Fordson and Dearborn to help feed families in need through Gleaners. This year, both schools wanted Edsel Ford involved, so the Thunderbirds more than simply obliged–they won the top honors for collecting the most food this year!

“This was a battle,” said Edsel Ford junior Zoe Rogula, one of the students who helped organized her school’s participation in the Battle and cheered her classmates on to winning the challenge.

“It was astonishing to see the schools and schools come together for one cause,” said Edsel Ford senior Gadi Bzeih.  “I was crying tears of joy.”

“If everyone can focus on the same thing, look what we can accomplish,” said Dearborn High senior Maya Hamka.  “Snap Chat this week was dominated by Battle Against Hunger posts this week, as opposed to what we’re used to.  What a great thing to be a part of.” (Dearborn High School students with some of the donations they collected for Gleaners are shown on right.)

“It is wonderful to see how our high school students and the students in their feeder schools have used friendly competition to unite the District to support a great cause,” says Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.  “The generous work by our students will have a positive impact in the community. I am extremely proud of our students and the great work that they are doing to support those in need.”

Congratulations to all Dearborn schools for making a difference!

-Thank you to Raad Alawan, Realtor, RE/MAX Team 2000, for inspiring students and contributing to this article.

Below: Battle Against Hunger photos from Fordson High School.

 

High Schools Compete in Annual Battle Against Hunger

Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford, and Fordson compete through Friday, Nov. 17 to collect the most canned and non-perishable food items and money to help Gleaners Food Bank in the third annual BATTLE AGAINST HUNGER.

The goal is for the District to collect 100,000 cans to feed families in need. 

Donation collection boxes are set up at each high school.  Enter the main entrance and stop in the Office to find the donation location in your favorite high school.

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Chatting With The Superintendent, Schedule

Chatting With The Superintendent

-An opportunity for informal conversation with the Superintendent and his administrative team

Parents, community members, and school district staff are invited to chat about the Dearborn Public Schools with Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko during informal meetings at several schools this year.  The “Chatting With The Superintendent” evenings are less formal than School Board meetings, providing an opportunity for interactive conversation on a variety of school related topics.


Chatting With The Superintendent- Schedule of Meetings

October 23, 2017, Edsel Ford High School, Staff- 2:30pm, Parents- 6pm

November 16, 2017, McCollough-Unis K-8 School, Staff- 3pm, Parents- 4:30pm

January 22, 2018, Dearborn High School, Staff- 3:30pm, Staff- 6:30pm

February 5, 2018, Geer Park Elementary, Parents- 4pmParents- 5pm

March 19, 2018, Michael Berry Career Center, Staff- 2:15pm,  (MBCC), Parents- 5:30pm, Staff- 3:40pm, (STEM)

April 23, 2018, O.L. Smith Middle School, Staff- 3pm, Parents- 6pm


“I appreciate the opportunity to talk with our community and provide individuals with the big picture story of our district, listen to their thoughts and comments, and hopefully answer any questions they may have for me or our administrative team,” Superintendent Maleyko commented.

“Last year, we discovered this casual relaxed setting allowed for good conversation, the sharing of ideas, and a platform that encouraged open dialogue. I’m looking forward to this year’s chats.

The meetings are open to all community members, district staff, students, and parents. All parents are welcome to attend any one of the scheduled “Chats” even if their child attends a different school.  This year’s schedule starts October 23, 2017 at Edsel Ford and ends April 23, 2018 at O.L. Smith.

Maleyko stressed that the conversation will be driven by those in attendance and focus on topics related to individual schools or the District as a whole.  Parents who may want to discuss an individual student should arrange to meet privately with the principal of the school or the child’s teacher.

“Some of the most popular conversations last year included questions addressed by Dr. Dan Patterson, our Director of Testing and Evaluation,” Maleyko noted. “As a result of parent input, Dr. Patterson was able to work with other instructional team members to reduce time spent on District testing.”

Topics that may be discussed at this year’s superintendent chats could include the District’s Strategic Plan and how it is guiding instruction in the classroom.  Other topics may include the School Improvement Process, budget, or addressing the increasing enrollment in the District.  Cabinet members from both the instructional and non-instructional side of the school District’s operations will be on hand to assist in answering questions.

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.”
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Press Release #03/2017-18

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

Department Information

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.

Summer Adventure Club/Camp for Ages 3-12


Summer Adventure Flier 2017

See a fun Summer Adventure Club/Camp video here: https://youtu.be/hmT6M3rLpvc

Dearborn Schools Offers Summer Adventure Club/Camp for Ages 3-12

The Dearborn Public Schools is now enrolling children ages 3 (toilet learned) to 12 for the fun-filled Summer Adventure Club/Camp program that runs June 21-Aug. 18, 2017.

The Summer Adventure Club/Camp offers children an exciting variety of activities such as daily swimming, science activities, music, life skills, arts and crafts, dance, team building, and weekly field trips.

The program will be held at Snow Elementary School, 2000 Street, Dearborn MI 48124.

This year’s theme is “Our Heroes!” with weekly themes being:
June 21 – 23 Who is a Hero?
June 26 – 30 Heroes of the Past
July 3 – 7 Teacher Heroes
July 10 – 14 Law Enforcement Heroes
July 17 – 21 Fire Fighter/EMT Heroes
July 24 – 28 Medical Professional Heroes
July 31-Aug 4 Armed Forces Heroes
August 7-11 Four Legged Heroes
August 14 – 18 Who is YOUR Hero?

This is a great program for busy families because children may attend less than five days per week, instead of the full week required by most summer day camp programs. A minimum attendance of three days per week for at least four weeks is required (12 days).

There is a $35 registration fee for the first child and $15 for each additional child.

Preschool, School Age, and Middle School children:
$185 weekly less than 9 hours* (includes field trip admissions; $6-8 bus/fuel surcharges additional)
$200 weekly more than 9 hours* (includes field trip admissions; $6-8 bus/fuel surcharges additional)

Daily rates will be charged at $40 for 9 hours or less, and $43 for over 9 hours. Sibling discounts of 10% are given for each additional child. All paperwork is due 48 hours before first day of attendance.

For more information on this program or any of the paid preschool programs offered by the Dearborn Public Schools please contact the Early Childhood Program Office at (313) 827-8350 or (313) 827-6260.

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June 8 e3 Dearborn Schools Employee Enews

https://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2017/06/June-8-e3-Dbn-Schools-Enews-FINAL.pdf

Here’s the latest edition of the e3 Dearborn Public Schools employee enews chock full of great stuff coming up this weekend and in this busy end-of-the-school-year season!

  • Cipriano Classic Fun Run & Walk, Friday, June 9, 5:45pm
  •  Fordson Interact Club Hosts Very Special Prom
  •  Congratulations Award Winners!  – Teacher of the Year, Impact Awards, Education Foundation Awards
  • Fordson Alum Bill Brehm Honored for Philanthropy
  • Stout Battle of the Books
  • Free Resources for Educators
  • And highlights of more great stuff happening in our schools!
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Henry Ford College Sports Camps

Henry Ford College offers a variety of sports camps for middle and high school age youth. Basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, wrestling. Students may enroll in the camp that is offered for the grade they will begin in the fall of 2017. All campers will receive a Henry Ford Camp T shirt! Come have fun and improve your skills playing the game you love!

Check out the schedule and enroll here: http://www.henryfordcamps.com/index.cfm

For example…volleyball:


HFC Sports Opps 6-2017

May 12, 2017 e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee enews


May 12, 2017 e3 FINAL

Greetings!

Here’s the latest edition of YOUR e3 Dearborn Public Schools employee enews chock full of great stuff coming up this weekend and in this busy end-of-the-school-year season!

Shrek the Musical at Lowrey, Friday, May 12, 6pm
Drum-A-Thon to Benefit DHS Drum Program Friday, May 12, 7-10pm
Robots at McCollough-Unis Saturday, May 13, 10:30am
Green Tie Dinner & Impact Awards May 16
25+ Club Banquet May 19
Teacher of the Year Awards May 24
Summer Day Camps & Programs for Kids
Free Dearborn Public Library cards & resources for educators

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

From your district Communications Team-

David
Sherry
Erik and
Leslie

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