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Business reps needed for high school career fairs

Edsel Ford and Dearborn High are launching new career academies for students, and they need help from local businesses and professionals willing to tell teens about different jobs.
Edsel Ford is holding its first Freshman Career Fair on Feb. 4, and Dearborn High will have its first event on March 13. Speakers are needed from a broad cross section of careers to give students an overview of what different jobs entail, such as the work employees do, skill and education required, and pay expectations.
If you are interested in helping at Edsel, please sign up using the Edsel Ford Career Fair form at  To learn more, contact Academies Lead Teacher Summer El-Mubarak at or at (313) 827-7296.  

Those interested in helping at Dearborn High can use the Dearborn High Career Fair form at or contact Academies Lead Teacher Jeehan Nasir at or (313) 827-7802.  She is looking for potential presenters who are interactive, passionate about what they do, and represent high demand careers.

Speakers will lead four sessions, each lasting about 26 minutes. Students will be asked to pick one speaker from each of the four Academies, including Business and Hospitality; Health Sciences; Public and Human Services; and Industry, Arts and Technology.
“We are seeking participation from multiple industry partners from each Academy to come share their career expertise with our students,” El-Mubarak said. “We would like to give our students an opportunity to choose to hear from as many different professionals as possible.”

Edsel’s Career Fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the high school.  Presenters will be asked to be there by noon that day.  If someone would like to present but cannot stay the entire time, contact El-Mubarak.

Dearborn High’s Career Fair will run on Friday, March 13, from 8:26 to 10:30 a.m.  Presenters will be asked to be at school by 7:55 a.m.

The Academies are intended to help students start considering career options in high school.  Freshmen will pick an academy to explore for their next three years of school.

Fordson High School launched the District’s first academies model two years ago.  The system is helping students better understand career options and the educational requirements needed to achieve their goals.  Studies have shown career academies increase student engagement in school, which leads to better attendance, better scores, and higher graduation rates.

“At Edsel, we believe that the career academy model is the best way to provide students with an awareness of their options and a purpose for their education as early as their freshman year of high school,” El-Mubarak said.

2019-2020 Stout Schedule for the Battle of Books

Here is the schedule of the 2019-2020 Stout Battle of the Books.

December 2-6, 2019 All registration forms are due
December 9-13, 2019 Your team members will receive Book #1 (titles will vary by teams).
January 13-17, 2020 Book #1 must be returned by this date team members will receive Book #2
February 3-7, 2020 Book #2 must be returned by this date team members will receive Book #3
February 24-28, 2020 Book #3 must be returned by this date team members will receive Book #4
March 9-13 2020 Book #4 must be returned by this date team members will receive Book #5
Friday, March 27, 2020 Book #5 must be returned by this date

The Final Battle will take place on either Monday, Mar 30 or Friday, April 3rd (to be determined later).  More details will follow.  The Battle is videotaped and the event will be posted on YouTube and on the Stout Media Center blog. 

**Because we have limited copies of each title, you need to check out and return your books with your entire team present. This is the only way I can ensure that everyone receives a copy of the book you are reading during that period.  It will be too time consuming and complicated to reserve copies for each and every person and wait for them to get down to the library, so please plan ahead and visit the library together. 

Candy Cane Grams Annual Sale: Dec. 9th – Dec. 16

Student Council will be having their Annual Candy Cane Grams Sale during all lunches starting Monday, Dec.  9th through Monday, Dec. 16th.  Each candy gram is only 50 cents. Send your friends, favorite teachers, or even yourself a fruit flavored candy cane. Candy grams will be delivered on Friday, December 20th

Thank you!  – Mrs. Schulkey


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