Summer Learning Program for Middle School Students

According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, all middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in September.  Below are the expectations for math and literacy.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.


  • Complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy a week, based on their NWEA level.
  • Students need to access Khan through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.




  • Read 3 books of your choice and genre
  • Prepare one book talk to be presented in September
  • Complete a combined 60 minutes of MobyMax a week in Vocabulary, Language, and Reading Skills Literature
  • Students need to access MobyMax through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.



Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for each subject area:

Math (Khan) and ELA (MobyMax).

480+ minutes    A                 

384 – 479           B                  

336 – 383           C       

288 – 335           D

Here are the resources that you will need:

Summer Learning Parent Letter

Summer Learning Reading Requirement Instructions

Summer Reading Rubric (*select File | Make a copy and then complete).


Power of Drawing Classes for K-5 Students

Students Can Still Enroll in Spring Power of Drawing Classes

Classes geared for K-5 students started last week, but parents can still sign up for the session and will not be charged for a class that they were not able to attend.

Even if students are not attending the schools listed in the flier, they can sign up and go to the nearest school to them.

Questions? Call 313-827-1959
Enroll at

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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

Camp Invention in Dearborn Summer 2017

DEARBORN Camp Invention Week 2017

Ages: For children entering K – 6th grade
Price: $255 (before discount)
Register: at
Location: William Ford Elementary School | 14749 Alber, Dearborn, MI 48126
Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Directed by Sarah Burkholder
For more information: email or call (734) 306-8104

Click image below for printable flyer.

Camp Invention Flyer 2017

AANM Offers Award Winning SURA Photography Program for Students

Sura is an Arabic word for photograph. Arab American National Museum’s SURA Arts Academy – a 2008 winner of the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities – helps students learn to interact with an increasingly diverse world through photography.

SURA Arts Academy, entering its 16th year, is back and better than ever.  This winter semester, students will focus on portrait photography, social media, and photojournalism while exploring themes of identity, community, social justice and culture!  Former Vogue intern photographer and contestant on Tyra Banks’s VH1 show, The Shot, Piper Carter will be this semester’s SURA instructor.  The program will take place every Tuesday starting January 11th – March 14th from 4:30-6:30pm.  As with all SURA classes, the students final work will be displayed in the Arab American National Museum’s gallery space in April 2017.

D.E.F.F. Unity Mother Daughter Evening Tea November 11

D.E.F.F. Unity Mother Daughter Evening Tea –
Rivals Unite Host Tea Supporting Scholarships & Promoting Tolerance & Understanding

On the field or in the classroom, Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, and Fordson (D.E.F.F.) are no strangers to competition, but longtime rivals will stand together on Friday, November 11, 7-9pm, as the three high schools host the first annual Mother Daughter Evening Tea.

The event is open to students, staff and family members of Dearborn Public Schools and community members interested in supporting the high school students’ work to raise scholarship funds and promote tolerance and understanding. All funds raised at the Tea will go to support scholarships for students involved in anti-bullying, mediation, diversity and/or social justice at Dearborn High, Edsel Ford and Fordson.

Come show your support and encourage parents to attend the event!

* Prizes for best hat and hijab
* Silent auction
* Student entertaiment
* All students need be accompanied by a female adult.

Tickets are 1 for $7; 2 for $12. Tickets will be sold during high school lunch hours.

For more information, call Stacy Rumler at 827-1628, or Kelly Herrick at 827-1424.
(click the image to download the flyer)

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable high-speed Internet into homes. You may qualify if your child is eligible for the National School Lunch Program.

$9.95+tax per month for high-speed home Internet. Free Internet traiing. Low cost computers available from $149+tax. Apply at or call 1-855-846-8376.
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University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Outreach and Academic Resources (SOAR) Program

SOAR 2016 recruitment flyer

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Outreach and Academic Resources (SOAR) Program is accepting applications for fall 2016 enrollment. SOAR provides a range of support for adults with financial need who want to complete their undergraduate degree.

Students ages 25 and over who are accepted into SOAR receive a generous tuition discount and free textbooks in their first year at UM-Dearborn along with access to laptops on loan, an optional “Return to Learn” seminar, and ongoing personal and academic support until they graduate from the university. Our fall-to-fall retention rate has been over 80% for the past nine years. With over 100 majors and minors, UM-Dearborn delivers a quality University of Michigan education with the benefit of small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and close connections with faculty, staff, and alumni.

Individuals interested in becoming a SOAR student must have 24 transferable credits, a cumulative 2.5 GPA, and be eligible for financial aid in addition to meeting other program requirements.

For more information about the University of Michigan-Dearborn or SOAR, call (313) 593-3960 or email

First Graduates of 2016

No packed auditoriums or stadiums but the pride in the room could have filled an arena. That was the atmosphere at the Adult Education Graduation in January. Specifically, five students completed the Medical Assistant Clinical or Medical Assistant Clerical program providing them with the skills and knowledge to secure employment in the healthcare field.

Board of Education President, Ms. Mary Lane shared congratulatory remarks with the students and their family members. She praised the students for their determination and persistence as they balanced family, work, and school in order to successfully complete the program.

Adult and Community Education has been part of the Dearborn Public Schools for more than 80 years and is proof of the district’s commitment to lifelong learning.

Med Asst Grad Jan2016

Ms. Greaves, Medical Assistant/Clinical Instructor stands with program graduates: Wafaa, Amanda, Asiya, Inas, Ms. Morgan,Medical Assistant/Clerical Instructor; and Javed