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STEM Middle School named a high-performing National Blue Ribbon School

Only 349 schools nationwide, 13 in Michigan, received the Blue Ribbon recognition in 2018. For the second year in a row, Dearborn Public Schools has a building being recognized as a high-performing National Blue Ribbon School. On Oct. 1, the U.S. Department of Education gave the honor to STEM Middle School, a small, special program for the highest performing students in the district. The school with 160 students in sixth through eighth grades is part of the Dearborn Heights Campus. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Middle School opened in 2014. Please continue reading

A Day without using the non-dominant arm

On Wednesday, Oct. 3rd (from 8:00 – 3:00 pm), the 8th grade students in Applications of Technology class (Mrs. Fulton) will be without the use of their non-dominant arm. They will have a tag on their non-dominate arm beginning at 8:00am. They are not to use the arm to hold objects, push, pull or in any other way use the arm. However, they should shake it out on occasions or it will go numb.

Teachers are encouraged to discuss with them how their day is going, what difficulties they have encountered, and how people lose a limb. This activity is the final part of a unit on biotechnology to better understand how technology helps those who have lost a limb due to disease, injury, or born without.

Students will have a half sheet to give to each of their class teachers at the beginning of each class and pick up at the end of each class. Teachers are asked to make any comments regarding the students’ use of the arm or if they did a great job not using their arm. Teachers need to sign the sheet as it must be returned for a grade.

Parents / guardians are also encouraged to discuss that experience with their kids at home.

Dearborn Fire Department Open House

What:                       Dearborn Fire Department Open House
Date:                         Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time:                        12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where:                     Fire Station 2
                                19800 Outer Drive
                                  Dearborn, MI 48124
Fun for everyone. Sparky the dog, helicopter landing, Fire extinguisher training, Car extrication, Hot dogs, Fire trucks, and much much more! ,

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