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Picture Day-Retakes

PICTURE RETAKE DAY – Harmony School of Innovation – El Paso
Tuesday, June 1st at 1:30pm is Picture Retake Day at Stout Middle School.
الثلاثاء الأول من يونيو الساعة 1:30 ظهرًا
هو يوم إعادة التقاط الصور بالمدرسة

A Message from Mr. Oke

Dear Stout Community,

Next school year, I will be moving to Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School. My first principal position was at an elementary school and I am looking forward to returning to that level. I will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to lead Stout these past 7+ years. Some amazing students have passed through our doors, and I truly enjoyed getting to work with them. I have also had the pleasure of working with some great teachers. I have learned a lot during my time here, and I will take some great memories with me.

Change is not always easy, but I believe that it’s a necessary part of life. While I believe that this change will be a good thing for me, I also think it will be a positive change for Stout. A new principal will bring in new ideas and that always has a way of re-energizing schools. It was like that when I first came to Stout and it will be that way when the new principal starts.

During my time at Stout, there are many things that I am proud of. I am proud of the improvements our teachers have made in the classroom. Many teachers have embraced new strategies to meet the needs of our students. I also take pride in our implementation of and commitment to restorative practices and in starting the AVID program at Stout. Stout has been recognized as an AVID-certified school and a few years ago Stout was recognized as an ESEA Distinguished School Finalist. I am proud of both of these recognitions. The return of performing arts to our school coincided with my arrival at Stout. Over the past seven years, I have had the pleasure of watching our talented musicians, vocalists, and thespians perform on the stage. It has been a joy to watch Stout students grow both in and out of the classroom. 

I will still be at Stout for the remainder of this school year and also for the summer program. During my remaining time at Stout, I will be working on students’ schedules for next school year, making sure staffing is completed for the fall, and helping the new principal with their transition. The district has a process for filling principal positions. Once that process has been completed and a new principal is selected, I will make sure there is a smooth transition.

When I first came to Stout, I felt at home immediately. The students at Stout are the friendliest students I have ever worked with. I know the next principal will feel just as welcomed as I felt 7 years ago when I first walked through Stout’s doors.

Thank you for everything.

Gregory Oke, Principal

June 8 is deadline to transfer into online learning for next year

June 8 is deadline to transfer into online learning for next year

Are you ready (maybe more than ready) for your child to start the new school year in full-time face-to-face classes? Us too!

If you think online only-learning is the better fit for your child and family, then we can help you with that too, but you need to act soon!

To be in online learning next year, students must transfer to the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School launching in the fall.  Parents need to complete the transfer paperwork by June 8.  You can start the transfer process by contacting the school secretary.  The secretary will send a link to a Google Form for a parent to sign agreeing to transferring their child. Please submit that agreement by June 8.

Not sure if Virtual K-12 is the right choice?

Attend one of our two remaining Zoom meetings on Wednesday (May 26) at noon or Tuesday (June 1) at 4 p.m.  You can also find more information on the school website at

Students in Virtual K-12 will be taught live all-day, every day by Dearborn Public School teachers in a virtual classroom with other online-only students. Classes will follow Dearborn Public Schools curriculum, class times and calendar. Students who transfer to the Virtual K-12 School are committing to the program for the entire school year.

Stout Cheer Tryouts

Attention all current 5th through 7th grade girls!!

If you are interested in trying out for cheer at Stout or Smith for the 2021-2022 sideline OR competitive cheer seasons, there is an informational zoom meeting that will be held on Thursday June 10th at 3:30 pm.

If you are interested in cheering for either team it is important to attend this meeting. We will be providing you with tryout clinic dates for the summer as well as tryout dates and requirements for the 2021-2022 season. We are looking forward to another great year! If you are planning on cheering, you need to be at this meeting.

Please email Coach Wheble at with the following information so that you can be sent the link for the meeting.

Grade and Home School:
Interested in Sideline, Competitive or Both:

AVID Parent Meeting – Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm

At 6:00 pm tonight (Thursday, 5/20), we are hosting an informational meeting about Stout’s AVID program on Zoom. A link to the meeting was emailed to 6th & 7th grade parents and students earlier today. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.  Current 6th & 7th grade students at Stout can apply now to join the AVID elective class for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Jason Liggett is the AVID elective teacher and site coordinator at Stout. If you have any questions about the AVID program at Stout, please email Mr. Liggett at

Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 school

Parents and Guardians, information regarding enrollment for the online-only school option for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. Please review the attached letter.

Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School

المعلومات المتعلقة بالتسجيل في خيار المدرسة الافتراضية لمدارس ديربورن العامة للعام الدراسي 2021-2022 متاح الآن. يرجى مراجعة الرسالة المرفقة
Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School

Fall Enrollment Open for New Virtual K-12 School

Dearborn Schools plans to reopen for the 2021-2022 school year with face-to-face learning all day every day for our students.

For parents and students who want to continue learning online only, the district is launching the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School.

Virtual K-12 students will be taught live all-day, every day by Dearborn Public School teachers in a virtual classroom with other online-only students. Classes will follow Dearborn Public Schools curriculum, class times and calendar. The program is open to kindergarten through 12th grade students living in the Dearborn Public Schools district. Students who transfer to or enroll in the Virtual K-12 School are committing to the program for the entire school year.

Parents need to register students for the new school by June 8, 2021 by contacting the school office.

Please visit the Virtual K-12 School website to learn more. Informational meetings are being held on May 18th, May 24th, May 26th, and June 1st.

Picture Day

Picture Day at Stout Middle School is Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st. Students will have their pictures taken on their assigned cohort day.

VLP students may come to take pictures on Thursday, May 21st from 3:30pm-5:30pm. These are optional and not required. 

Picture Day- Flyer


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