Know Your Classmates Day at Stout: Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

We’ve been working really hard to improve the overall building climate at Stout for both students and staff by focusing on building empathy, reducing social isolation, and eliminating bullying. The lessons and activities in our weekly Advisory meeting have helped to create awareness among students and staff and have helped to begin a dialogue about the role we all play in making positive changes a reality.

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Stout will participate with 2,000 schools nationwide in “Know Your Classmates” day. We are honored that Beyond Differences, the organization behind “Know Your Classmates” day, and several other guests will be visiting Stout to see our students in action.  Beyond Differences will share the important work we have been doing here at Stout via news conference on Friday.

We are proud of the work that Stout is accomplishing and glad we have such a great opportunity to share our success. Watch for us as we make such positive news and visit:

https://www.knowyourclassmates.org/.

Boys’ basketball Tryouts: Nov. 10th, 15th, and 16th

The basketball season is almost upon us.  If you are planning on trying out, you will need to have a physical on file.  If you already have a completed physical for football, you will not need another one for basketball.  All tryouts will be held after school from 3:00 – 4:50 and will be held in the gymActivity buses will take you home at 5:00.  You must have a 2.0 grade point average for the 1st card marking to be able to tryout. The first card marking ends on Friday, November 3rd.

6th grade tryouts:        Friday, November 10th  

7th grade tryouts:        Wednesday, November 15th

8th grade tryouts:        Thursday, November 16th

​For more info, please see Coaches Haddad and Hool

Getting to Know One Another

In its effort to strengthen community ties among students, and in preparation for Friday’s, Oct. 20, “Know Your Classmates Day“, students and staff in their FIRST HOUR CLASSES will be asked to respond to a different question each day TUESDAY through THURSDAY. Responses will be written on labels and worn throughout the day.

Beginning Tuesday, either at the start or at the end of FIRST HOUR CLASS, teachers will display the question for that day. It will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete the task each day. Students should write in either pen or marker so that the response can be easily read.

As students pass in the hallways or enter their classes each hour, teachers will take a moment to comment or discuss what the students have written, share their responses, and encourage students to begin discussions with other students and staff on their own.

To better understand the school’s effort, Click Getting to Know One Another  to download Mrs. Marla Wiacek presentation.

Stout Middle School MoCI Fundraiser: Friday, Oct. 27

Please help support Stout’s MoCI students. They will be attending several Community Based Instruction trips this year. We need to raise money to help us do this. Please help support us.

When:              Friday October 27th

Time:                12:00 – 10:00 pm

Where:             Wayback Burger

                         22000 Ford Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

*Please make sure to tell the Wayback Burger staff that you are there for the Stout Fundraiser.

The Battle of Books is back!

BOB (Battle of Books) is back!  It’s time to register for the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books.  Please see your Language Arts teacher or visit the Media Center to pick up a registration form. You have until Friday October 20th to form your book clubs, and get a staff sponsor. Please visit the Media Center this Thursday, Oct. 19th or Friday, Oct. 20th to submit your registration form and receive a schedule from Mrs. Acker.  Happy reading!

Religious Diversity Journeys Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017

For the past several years, 7th grade students from Dearborn have been able to participate in the Religious Diversity Journeys program with 7th graders from other local school districts. The Religious Diversity Journeys program allows students to learn about people of different faiths through field trips to churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship. 7th graders interested in participating in the program may pick up an applications from the office. Student applying should be in good academic standing (no D’s or E’s). Applications need to be returned to the office no later than Friday, October 20th.

You Are Invited to Boundary Changes Forums

Students, staff, parents, and community members are invited to attend these community forums that will provide information on the proposed boundary line changes for Dearborn, Edsel Ford, and Fordson High Schools. Those in attendance will be able to share their thoughts, offer constructive feedback, and help the Board of Education in its decision making process. The same information will be presented at each forum allowing parents and other community members to attend any meeting that is convenient for their schedule. Parents with children at the elementary level can attend any one of the boundary changes forums  at any location.

The Stout Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 06, 2017. Here is the full schedule:

Fordson High School Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Edsel Ford High School Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Dearborn High School Tuesday, Nov. 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Stout Middle Schools Monday, Nov. 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Lowrey Middle School Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017 6:30 pm
Woodworth Middle School Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Salina Intermediate Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Smith Middle School Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Unis Middle School Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Bryant Middle School Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 6:30 pm

For More Information, you can:
Call:           (313) 827-3006
E-mail:      Communicatoins@dearbornschools.org
Visit:          http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hsboundary/