Jan. 26, 2018 e3 – YOUR Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

It may be cold outside but this is no time to hibernate because there are lots of of fun, interesting and rewarding activities and opportunities around our town that you will not want to miss.  Check them out here, in this issue of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Schools employee news!
Just few items in this issue of YOUR e3 news:
  • School Board announces officers
  • Superintendent’s “Happenings” show focused on District’s School Improvement Process
  • ACCESS Community Coalition Town Hall to Prevent Substance Abuse Tuesday, Jan. 30
  • Parent University classes begin Friday, Feb. 2
  • Daddy Daughter Dance Thursday, Feb. 3
  • Mardi Gras Fundraiser for Education Foundation, Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • MBCC College & Career Night Thursday, Feb. 15
  • The Henry Ford’s “Innovation Nation Teacher Awards” deadline Feb. 28
  • Library Foundation “Educators Fostering Future Readers Contest” deadline March 1
  • Enter family stories and/or recipes for The Big Read Dearborn
  •  A sampling of photos from student activities across the District and…..new items in the ever-popular classified ads!
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.
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

Michael Berry Career Center College & Career Night 2/15/18

The Dearborn Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department will host a College and Career Night on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Michael Berry Career Center, located on the Dearborn Heights Campus at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights.
All Dearborn middle and high school students, along with their families, are invited to attend and explore exciting programs available to prepare them for life after high school, how to get into college, how college works, and how to best prepare for the in-demand, high-paying jobs of tomorrow.  The event is free.
At the College and Career Night:
• Meet MBCC staff and students, tour the building and learn about Career and Technical Education programs in Health Science, Culinary Arts, Digital Design and Media, Business and Computers.
• Teachers from all Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford and Fordson will be on hand to talk about the CTE classes available to students as electives.
• Representatives from Henry Ford College and several other colleges will be on hand to discuss college credit for high school coursework (articulated credit), college applications, financial aid and what to expect after graduation.
• Local businesses will share information about the current job market and how to best prepare for current job openings.
• Members of local skilled trades organizations will talk about how to receive high-tech training and get a great paying job, without college loans and debt.
• Counselors and CTE staff will discuss the Michigan Merit Curriculum and how CTE classes may meet some graduation requirements.
• Various student organizations will be present to talk about student leadership, competition, and how to apply classroom learning to the real world.
• Dearborn Adult and Community Education will be available to discuss GED, ESL and training classes available to all Dearborn residents.
For more information, contact Mr. John Bayerl, CTE/Perkins Supervisor, Michael Berry Career Center at (313) 827-4808 or email Bayerlj@dearbornschools.org.

Students Can Enroll Now for SURA Photography Program Focused on Unity & Social Justice

The Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) SURA Arts Academy is a 10-week photography course for students ages 10-16.  Students explore, document, and learn the art of photography.  They have the opportunity to speak with professional photographers and explore their community, identity, and culture through the lens of their camera.  

This semester, the theme for the class is harmony, unity, and community, with a focus on social justice and empowerment through not only their camera lens but through social media as students take control of the AANM Instagram page!  

The program will take place at AANM every Tuesday, Feb. 6 – April 24 from 4:30-6:30pm.  

Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 2,  5pm.

$50 AANM Members; $75 General Public. Scholarships awarded based on financial need and availability.

Space is limited.

As with all SURA classes, the students final work will be celebrated and displayed in AANM’s gallery space in Summer/early Fall of 2018.

For printable flyer, click image above or here: https://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2018/01/AANM-SURA-Spring-2018.pdf

For online registration or more info, click here:  http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/sura

Thank You School Board Members! New Officers Selected

Thank You School Board Members!

– Board selects new officers at first meeting of 2018

As part of School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko took time at the January 8, 2018 School Board meeting to thank the Trustees for their service to the community.  

“School Board Trustees dedicate a lot of time sharing their expertise to benefit the students and families of our District. They are very knowledgeable about the workings of our district and the latest issues impacting education. As Superintendent, I truly appreciate the diversity of experience and professionalism our Trustees bring to the table,” commented Maleyko.

The Board of Education selects its own officers at the first meeting each January. In photo, the 2018 Board of Education with titles of newly selected officers, from left to right: Trustee Mary Lane, Board Secretary Hussein Berry, Trustee Celia Nasser, Board President Michael Meade, Board Vice President Mary Petlichkoff, Board Trustee James Thorpe and Board Treasurer Fadwa Hammoud.

School Board members in Dearborn develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of instruction in the District. They bear responsibility for the third largest district in the State of Michigan with an annual budget of more than $170 million, an enrollment of 21,000 students, and employs 2,700 staff members working in 34 buildings.  

In addition, trustees that serve on the Dearborn School Board serve as trustees for Henry Ford College. They are the only school board trustees in the state that also serve as trustees for a local college. This dual responsibility means trustees spend twice the amount of time dedicated to serving the community. They evaluate both the Superintendent and College President, attend twice the number of meetings, and must keep abreast of issues, laws, and legislation impacting both P-12 and the College.

At the Board meeting Superintendent Maleyko commented, “I’ve worked with all of these Board members on important issues over the past year including, just to name a few: expanding our early childhood and teacher home visit programs, leadership during contract negotiations, long term solutions to capacity concerns, and an ongoing commitment to establishing measurable goals that will steer our district for years to come. We thank our Board for their hard work, dedication and collaborative partnership.

School Board members serving the students in the Dearborn Public Schools are:

                                      Term Expires   Years Served   Year Elected

Trustee Hussein Berry          12-31-22          5*          Jan. 2017
Trustee Fadwa Hammoud    12-31-22       2.5**         July 2015
Trustee Mary Lane                12-31-18      17***        Jan. 2000
Trustee Michael Meade        12-31-20         3            Jan. 2015
Trustee Celia Nasser            11-6-18          .5        appointed June 2017
Trustee Mary Petlichkoff        12-31-20       7****       Jan. 2007
Trustee James Thorpe          12-31-18        1            Nov.2016

The Dearborn Board of Education, and the hundreds like it across the state, preserves the core of the United States’ democracy, public education.  They ensure that decisions on school programming are made by people elected to represent the community’s values, culture and circumstances.  They are citizens whose decisions affect students and build the local community.

* Served on Board from Jan. 2010–Dec. 2013; **Appointed July 2015 to serve 17 month term; ***Did not serve on the Board in 2008; **** Served on Board from Jan. 2007–Dec. 2010

Jan. 12, 2018 e3 – YOUR Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Happy New Year!
The year is off to a busy start with lots of fun and educational opportunities for Dearborn Public Schools staff, students and families. Learn about some of the great things happening in our schools and across the District here in YOUR e3 employee news.
A few items in this issue of YOUR e3 news:
* #TheRealDearborn Unity March, 1pm, Monday, Jan. 15
* Mardi Gras Special Ticket Package Deal Only Available Til Jan. 20
* Dearborn Library FOLD Media Sale Saturday, Jan. 13
* Detroit Pistons Jan. 15 MLK Day Offer
* Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 3
* UM-D Youth Night Wednesday, Jan. 17
* Enter Family Stories & Recipes for Prizes in The Big Read Dearborn
* Apply now for Teacher Innovator Awards from The Henry Ford
* Dearborn Schools Biggest Loser Contest Begins
* Dearborn Public Library Has Special Guidelines During Finals
* ACCESS Substance Abuse Program Community Coalition Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 30
* Parent University Series Begins Feb. 2
* Calling All Photographers: Entries in Juried Exhibit Due Jan. 16 & 17
* And the ever-popular classified ads!
Click here to check it out!  e3 1-12-18 cover graphic
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.
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






Prizes for Family Stories & Recipes for The Big Read Dearborn

The Dearborn Public Schools is proud to partner with the Dearborn Public Library in The Big Read Dearborn community-wide reading initiative. The Dearborn Public Library, one of 75 organizations nationwide that received this grant to host a Big Read program in their community. The Big Read Dearborn, themed What’s in a name?, will focus on Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.
Enter stories about YOUR family name, your family’s history 
Click here for flyer

Be part of the adventure!

Big Read Kickoff: Sunday, March 18, 3-5 p.m.

Michael A Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center: dance and music performances by several groups representing Dearborn’s diversity, free paperback copies of The Namesake, premiere of community-produced video on immigration, and more.

Wrap Up: Saturday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.

Henry Ford Centennial Library (HFCL): interactive theater performance by Jeff Karoub, exploring his experiences with immigration.


Many more fun and exciting events in March and April for children, teens, and adults. Visit bigreaddearborn.org for updates.

To help bring this massive project to life, Dearborn Public Library is partnering with many institutions and organizations, including DFCU Financial, AAUW-Dearborn, The Henry Ford, the Arab American National Museum, the Dearborn Community Fund, Dearborn Public Schools, the City of Dearborn Department of Public Information, Artspace, Dearborn Public Library Foundation, Dearborn Library Commission, Friends of the Library-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-D) Mardigian Library, Henry Ford College Eshleman Library, Beaumont Medical Library, East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities, Dearborn Inn, Green Brain Comics, and Dearborn Heights Libraries.