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Dearborn Public Schools High Level of Growth and Achievement Continues

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released a new Context and Performance Report Card ranking 2,261 elementary and middle schools across the state.

As quoted by the Mackinac Center, “Dearborn Public Schools deserves a notable mention, as they run five of the top 10 schools on this report card and seven of the top eight conventional schools statewide. The district’s Iris Becker Elementary was also ranked the number one school based on long-term performance.”

“Taking demographics into account when considering a school’s success is essential,” says Mackinac Center Director of Education Policy Ben DeGrow, who co-authored the study with Ronald Klingler. “Some students bring more challenges with them to the classroom and deserve recognition when they are beating the odds.”

The full report card and a searchable database is available at: https://www.mackinac.org/archives/2018/s2018-03.pdf

Click on the link to learn about the measurement tool. <https://mackinac.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6ea474825112d1aef8c572d68&id=a07458a292&e=ecb4d6534e>.

Dearborn Schools Graduation Rates Reach an All-Time High at 95%: Congratulations Everyone

Congratulations everyone as we have a great reason to Celebrate:  Last year our graduation rates grew to 93%.  We continue to strive for excellence as they reached the highest rate in the history of Dearborn Public Schools at 95%. We were also rated as number two in the state when compared to other large districts just behind Rochester Hills at 96%.  Click Here to view an MLive Article.

I would like to thank our Staff, Board of Education, Parents, Community Members, and of course our awesome students for the attainment of this wonderful accomplishment. Thank you for your hard work and dedication as we continue to work together to meet the needs of our students each and everyday.

Students First: Inspire, Educate, Celebrate.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dearborn City School District 76% 83% 86% 87% 90% 93% 95%

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.

 

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