In an interesting article posted on January 21, 2016, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, a reading educator, recommends that schools get on-board with the “Read-an-Article-a-Day” initiative led by the Readworks.org. He explains why reading is necessary, when to read, how to read, and where to find reading material. He suggests some sites that offer useful articles such as:
Readworks.org which “offers around 2,000 articles (with new articles added frequently) that range from Grades K through 12.”
Commonlit.org which “is a relatively new site. As of mid-January 2016, there are 16 themes, each with a set of 3-4 articles for 4 grade levels (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12).”
TextProject which “has three types of articles aimed at students in grades 2 through middle school:”
FYI for Kids which has “approximately 90 informational articles;’
Talking Points for Kids which offers “sets of articles on 10 topics (e.g., Heavy Backpacks);:
SummerReads which offers “sets of several articles on 21 topics (e.g., Bikes and Boards).”
BeginningReads which is “a program aimed at K-2 students with 12 short articles at each of 10 levels.”
Please click on the link to read the full article: http://textproject.org/library/frankly-freddy/join-the-read-an-article-a-day-initiative/
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
Time: 9:00 a.m. for the Boys’ Middle School Race
9:25 a.m. for the Girls’ Middle School Race
Where: Ford Field Park, Dearborn
Entrance Fee: $2.00
Please see Mr. Tapp, Mrs. Foreman, Ms. Layson, or Mr. Vietinghoff if you would like to participate. You can download the sign-in letter from either robertcipriano5thccmeetparentletterrevised-docx or from Mr. Vietinghoff blog: http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/vietinghoffpe/
6th grade Mini Assi
7th Grade Mohamad Hammoud
8th Grade Omar Muhsen
Please let these students know what a great job they’ve done if you see them. They have won headphone passes during lunch for the week Sept. 26 – Sept. 30. Please see Mr. Lambdin in H2 Monday morning to pick up your passes.
Stout is pleased to introduce a daily article that offers you something to think about or even act upon. Today the article is about the way Denmark has slashed wasted food by 25%. Something to consider when we see all the food that we waste while some people go hungry!
A reminder to all Middle School students: in order to be admitted to Dearborn High School home Varsity football games, you are required to have a parent/guardian with you. Please plan accordingly if you are going to be attending the Dearborn High School home-coming game on Friday, October 7th, 2016.
As we all know bullying is a significant issue in general, but is mostly so in schools. Here is a helpful newsletter issued by the International Bullying Prevention Association that could shed some light on the issue. Please download and read.
Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
When: During Social Studies Class
Where: Stout Auditorium
Dress nicely and appropriately for the occasion. Look your best. That picture will never go away. Your parents will show it to their friends and other family members. You will later show it to your kids and say, “here is your dad or mom when they were kids!” You might even show it to your grand kids!
You might want to order the Yearbook as the deadline is Oct. 17, 20016. Here are some information that you might need. Just click, download, or print.