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Stout 7th & 8th Grade ELA Summer Learning

Summer Learning textResearch proves that “during summer vacation, many students lose knowledge and skills. By the end of summer, students perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring”. (McCombs 2011) To help prevent that summer learning loss, Dearborn Public School students are required to complete various summer learning requirements in language arts and math. Please continue reading the Stout 7_8 ELA Summer Learning document for more details.

Summer Learning Expectations for 5th-7th graders

Here are Stout Middle School summer learning expectations for 5th-7th graders to prepare for school year 2019-2020:

  • Students will read one or two books of their choice at their reading level.  Students who know their reading level can find a book at their level by visiting  They should prepare by buying or checking out a book, especially if they plan to travel abroad.  Additionally, they could find an ebook to read if a device is their only way to read.
  • After reading, students should create a ‘one-pager,’ that shows the protagonist (main character) from their book in hand-drawn pictures and includes possible themes, important quotes that show changes in the protagonist, and the page numbers where those quotes can be found. One Pager Examples
  • This information is spelled out in the Instructions Sheet attached here, as well as in the Rubric.  One-pagers are due in class on August 29th, and each completed one pager earns the student 5 summative points (up to 2 may be completed).
  • Students or parents with questions should comment on the blog post or sign up for the incoming 5th grade class Remind (see attached sheet for instructions).


Dearborn Closures, Delays For Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019 is coming up and that means residents will notice delays and closures around Dearborn. Memorial Day is Monday, May 27.

Here’s what you need to know about what that means in Dearborn:

Trash delays

Trash will be picked up on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, according to city officials. For example, homes with Monday trash pickups will be serviced on Tuesday; homes with Tuesday trash pickups will be serviced on Wednesday; and the pattern will continue with Friday’s trash district picked up on Saturday.

City buildings closed

The Dearborn Administrative Center, Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 19th District Court and the Dearborn Ice Skating Center will be closed on Memorial Day.

The Esper and Bryant branches of the Dearborn Public Library will be closed for the three days of the holiday weekend. The Henry Ford Centennial Library closed Monday, May 20 and will remain closed until the fall while undergoing renovations.

All city buildings will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

Our Weekly Falcon Fund Winners

Here are our weekly Falcon Fund winners. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any vouchers for Grade 7. May be next week??? As usual, the winners can select one of our three privileges:

  • Front of Line during Lunch for a week;
  • Headphones during Lunch for a week;
  • Wear a hat all week;


Enjoy a night at the opera!

A man driving and another playing guitar promoting  $25 tickets to teacher appreciation event

For everything you’ve done this year in the classroom and for your school, we would like to offer tickets to the Friday, May 17, 7:30PM performance of The Grapes of Wrath for the special discount price of just $25.

Expires Thursday, May 16, at 11:59PM.

Call the Box Office with your school’s name and your email address to take advantage of this deal!

Or click here.

Box Office (313) 237-7464

M-F 10:00AM-5:30PM

*Limit two (2) tickets
*Expires May 16
*Eligible: K-12 teachers, administrators and employees
*Performance is Friday, May 17, 7:30PM at the Detroit Opera House
*Restrictions apply



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