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.

 

SURA Arts Academy for Ages 10-15

http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/sura

SURA Arts Academy Fall Semester 2017 (Ages 10-15)
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2017
4:30-6:30 p.m. @ AANM

Instructor Gordon Alexander, a seasoned photographer who has taught photography all across Detroit, will lead middle and high school students in a 10 week photography course designed to help students tell stories about their lives, community and culture, centered on this year’s theme of synergy, unity and human interaction. Cameras are provided by AANM. Students’ work will be celebrated in AANM’s annual Student Photography Exhibition. Register now; space is limited to 20 students! All levels of experience welcome.
Fee: $50 AANM Members; $75 general public

REGISTER HERE

Scholarships awarded based on financial need + availability

SURA scholarship application

Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

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.

Math:

  • 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.

             DO NOT LOG IN FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL  ACCOUNT

 

Literacy:

  • 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.

             DO NOT LOG IN FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL  ACCOUNT

 

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 www.dearbornceonline.org

Click image to view/download the flyer below.


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Camp Invention in Dearborn Summer 2017

DEARBORN Camp Invention Week 2017

Ages: For children entering K – 6th grade
Price: $255 (before discount)
Register: at campinvention.org
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 burkhos@dearbornschools.org 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.

http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/sura

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.
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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 InternetEssentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.
Click below to print the flyer.

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