Final Battle of the Books: Friday, March 2nd

The Final Battle commences Friday, March 2nd, 2018.  Please report to the team meeting room by 1:00 p.m.  Please be prompt. We need time to take photos, go over instructions, etc.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Acker in the Media Center on Thursday, March 1st. If any staff or students would like to view the battle, it will be live-streamed on Mrs. Acker’s blog:  https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/ackerc/  and the link will be shared with staff members via email.

A Message from Dr. Maleyko: Thoughts on School Safety

Greetings,

The most troubling part of starting this message is that I have to write the words “once again” to describe the horrific shooting that occurred at the high school in Florida. On behalf of the entire Board of Education and all of our staff, I offer our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to all of the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Today, I’m attending the National Superintendents Conference along with more than 600 superintendents from around the country. The discussion of school safety, violence in society, and what needs to be done to stop these tragic events has taken over and consumed this conference.

When these types of events occur it is not uncommon for organizations to evaluate their own emergency plans. There are two very important parts to consider; how we respond if there is an emergency and what practices we have in place to prevent the emergency from ever happening.  I would like to offer the following. Continue Reading…

 

Help your kids become better readers

You don’t have to spend a lot or be the best reader yourself. The simple keys are how to:

  • Make reading a priority in your home.
  • Show your children how important reading id to everyone’s life.
  • Help your children have fun with reading

Start when your child is an infant. It plants the seeds for a love of reading to blossom.

Some Amendments to the Constitution

The Black History Month 2018 in United States of America began on Thursday, February 01, 2018 and ends on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Here are some amendments that were made to the constitution of the United States between 1865 and 1870 that are worth knowing:

  • 13th amendment abolished slavery.
  • 14th amendment made African Americans free citizens.
  • 15th amendment helped protect the voting rights of the African Americans.

Reading is a key to success

It builds the foundation for doing well in school – and in life.

  • Reading helps us in many ways. For example, we use it:
  • in school – to learn about everything from history to math;
  • at home – to follow recipes or keep up on news, and for entertainment;
  • at work – to follow directions, communicate with coworkers and more.

Being a strong reader opens doors in all of these areas.