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The DEARBORN OPTIMISTS CLUB is conducting an essay contest for students in Dearborn.

  • The contest is open to students under age 19 as of October 1, 2019.
  • The official deadline to submit essays is Monday, January 7, 2019.
  • Essay Subject: When All the World’s Problems are solved, is optimism still necessary?”
  • Prizes are:
    • 1st place: $500
    • 2nd Place: $250
    • 3rd Place: $125
  • Submit essays to Lori Divis by:
    • E-mail:
    • US Mail:  Dearborn Optimist Club, 4801 Oakman Blvd., Dearborn, MI  48126.
  • For more info:
  • Click here to download the application: Essay_Application (2018-2019)
  • Click here to download the Essay_News_release

Dearborn Public Schools Secondary Options

As you may – or may not – know, Dearborn Public Schools provide these secondary options that students can pursue in their search for a better future.

  • Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology (DCMST)
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE) – Michael Berry Career Center
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Henry Ford Collegiate Academy
  • Henry Ford Early College

Here is a short presentation that was shown to 8th graders to introduce them to these options. Parents and guardians can also benefit from this information.

Secondary Options-MS Assembly


Candy Gram Sale: Dec. 11 – Dec. 14

Stout Student Council will be selling candy canes ($1 each) at all lunches for the rest of this week (Tuesday, Dec. 11th – Friday, Dec. 14th). The candy canes will be delivered next week (Dec. 16 – Dec. 21) to first hour classes. Students need to write first and last name clearly on the slips. Thanks

5 Weekends in 1 Month Happens More Often Than Every 823 Years

5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays in a month – happens only every 823 years? This popular urban myth has been circulating on the internet for a while. However, it is precisely that: a myth.

Before you get too excited about this once-in-a-lifetime event and start telling your family and friends, know this: any such claims are false. Special combinations of days like 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays occur much more often than every 823 yearsPlease continue reading…

Attention All Peer Mentors

Here is a nice surprise from Mrs. Wheble & Mrs. Crechiolo to all peer mentors:

If you buy something from the school store, and turn in a receipt to Mrs. Wheble or Mrs. Crechiolo, you will not have to write a peer mentor log for that week!


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