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The emerging 737 MAX scandal explained

This is a bit lengthy, but a very informative article, written by  Matthew Yglesias on Mar 29, 2019, about the emerging 737 MAX scandal.

Boeing executives are offering a simple explanation for why the company’s best-selling plane in the world, the 737 MAX 8, crashed twice in the past several months, leaving Jakarta, Indonesia, in October and then Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March. Executives claimed Wednesday, March 27, that the cause was a software problem — and that a new software upgrade fixes it.
But this open-and-shut version of events conflicts with what diligent reporters in the aviation press have uncovered in the weeks since Asia, Europe, Canada, and then the United States grounded the planes. Keep on reading…..

Check N Go reaches out to our Special Ed students

Today, Thursday. March 28, 2019, Wafaa Doghman, manager of the Cash N’ Go shop at Michigan Ave. & Greenfield visited Stout Middle School and accompanied Mrs. Bittar and some of our Special Ed students on their weekly shopping event to Target Store on the Hills. Her visit was a part of her effort to reach out to the community and be a part of our Special Ed students’ journey towards an independent and successful life.

Thank you.

Starting Thursday, March 27, Cyberbullying is a crime in Michigan

Starting today, March 27, 2019, cyberbullying will become illegal in Michigan.  This means people could face jail time for harassing others online.

House Bill 5017 makes cyberbullying a crime punishable by law. Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the measure into law before leaving office. The law will go into effect on March 27th.

Under provisions of the measure, any threat of violence against another person online could result in a  misdemeanor charge. Repeated threats or harassment that result in physical harm or death could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.

An Adventure in the Jungle: Sunday, April 14

Blue Hands United invites you to their Adventure in the Jungle event to help students with special needs. The event will be held  on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Unis Middle School located on 7801 Maple St, Dearborn. Plenty of fun, food, prizes, crafts, games, bouncy houses, and a raffle.

Pennies for Pasta Winners

Stout Middle School students had their Pennies for Pasta drive to fight blood cancers. They did an excellent job to help and raise awareness of these horrible diseases. Here are the 1st hour classes that took the two top spots.

1st place pasta winners:         Mr. Serazio and his 1st hour students                                                                 collected $268.38.

2nd place pizza winners:       Mr. Hool, Mrs. Ditmar and their 1st hour                                                           students collected $198.10.

Thank you to all who participated in our fundraiser to end cancer.

Impact Awards to honor non-teaching Dearborn staff

Nominations due April 18 for Impact Award to recognize Dearborn Schools non-teaching staff Students and parent are invited to make nominations for the District’s Impact Award, which will recognize non-teaching staff and non-classroom educators for their outstanding contributions to helping students, enhancing the school environment or providing excellent customer service in other roles.

The deadline for submitting Impact Award nominations is noon on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding classroom teachers every year with the Students’ Choice Alberta Muirhead Award. The Impact Award was created to recognize the many other outstanding staff members who serve in a variety of roles and help create a better Dearborn
Public Schools. Nominees should be consistently professional, personable and polite as they work with students, contribute to the school environment, and provide outstanding overall customer service.

District employees eligible for the Impact Award include full- or part-time staff members employed with the Dearborn Public Schools for more than three years.
Eligible staff members include principals, parapros, custodians, social workers, bus drivers, secretaries, media specialists, food service staff, social workers, skilled trades, computer technicians or anyone who is not a classroom teacher but works for Dearborn Public Schools. Previous nominees may be nominated again; however previous Impact Award winners may not win again. Nomination forms with a complete list of qualifications can be found and completed online at A print version of the form is also available online, at school offices or at the Administrative Service Center (ASC). Printed forms need to be returned to Dearborn Public Schools, 18700 Audette St., Room 6, Dearborn, MI 48124 by noon April 18.

Four winners will be announced on May 21 at the annual Green Tie Dinner, sponsored by the Dearborn Education Foundation. Winners will receive $500 and an engraved award. For more information about nominating a staff member, or any aspect of the Impact Awards, contact the Communications Office at 313-827-3006 or email

Hanan Abubaker wins the “Candy Jar!”

Upon looking at Edsel Ford Charity Week Candy Jar, Hanan Abubaker thought that (2×100) + 50 – 3 = 247, and so that was her guess; it turned out to be the only correct one. She took the candy jar home on Friday, March 25th. We just hope that she didn’t eat it all on the weekend. Stout students raised $45.00 for that charity event. Thanks to all who participated.

Chatting with the Superintendent – Monday, March 25th

Parents, community members, and school district staff are invited to chat about Dearborn Public Schools with Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko this Monday, March 25th, at Stout Middle School.  Chatting with the Superintendent gatherings are less formal than School Board meetings, providing an opportunity for interactive conversation on a variety of school-related topics.

The meeting is open to all community members, district staff, students and parents.  Parents are welcome to attend the Chat, even if their child attends a different school. The Parent Chat will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Team Meeting Room.

The conversation will be driven by those in attendance and focus on topics related to individual schools or the District as a whole.  Parents who want to discuss an individual student or staff member should arrange to meet privately with the school principal or the child’s teacher.


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