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Students plan MLK Day of Service for holiday

High school students from across Dearborn Public Schools are inviting their peers and the public to an MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20.
The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Road Dearborn. U. S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, and Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun are expected to
attend. The afternoon will include speeches, but will focus on performing community service to help seniors in the community, both at the Islamic Center and at nearby St. Sarkis Towers, a senior apartment complex.
Dearborn Public Schools are closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
High school students from across Dearborn planned the first Real Dearborn March for MLK Day in 2016. The event was designed to highlight and embrace the community’s diversity and to fight negative representations on social media about Dearborn and its Muslim residents. The march meshed well with Dr. King’s message of inclusion and
fighting hate with love. With assistance from the City of Dearborn, students continued to plan marches for two more years, despite the often inhospitable weather in January.
Last year, student organizers decided to take a new approach and used the event to focus more on community service. That tradition continues this year. This year’s MLK Service Day was organized by the Superintendent’s
Student Advisory Council.
Those who are planning to attend Monday’s event are asked to sign up at http://bit.ly/dpsmlkday. More than 100 slots are available for participants.
“I am very proud of our students for stepping up and organizing this event. It is a fitting tribute to honor Dr. King’s legacy and provides the students the chance to interact with and support the local community,” said
Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Michael Berry Career Center and CTE Open House Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

We would like to invite parents and prospective students (especially 8th graders) to attend our 2020 Spring Partnership and CTE Advisory Meeting that will take place on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at Michael Berry Career Center located at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail. Tour our building, meet the students and staff, learn about our career programs, etc. We will also have representatives of other high school programs (early college, DCMST, etc.), local colleges and training organizations, etc. as well as some local businesses and employers.  Great event and we hope to see a lot of you there.  Click here for more information.  

Valentine’s Day Candy Gram Fundraiser: Feb. 06 – 13

Valentine’s Day is coming and that means Stout Track is having their annual Valentine’s Day Candy Gram Fundraiser!
From Thursday, February 6th through Tuesday, February 13th, there will be a table set up during lunch where you can purchase candy grams to send to anyone in the school for only 50 cents each! Send a message and a heart-shaped sucker to anyone of your choosing: your crush, your friends, your classmates, or even your favorite teacher! 
Make sure you know the first hour teacher of the person you want to send your candy gram to! Candy gram delivery will take place on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th, during first hour. 
Coaches Rancilio, Hool and Peters. 

2020-21 Dearborn Schools calendar now available

With winter break over, many families are starting to dream of warm weather and plan summer vacation. Dearborn Public Schools is releasing next year’s school calendar to assist with that vacation planning.
Again next school year, class will resume in August on the Monday before Labor Day, and students and staff will have both Friday and Monday off for a long Labor Day weekend. Schools will be closed for two weeks over the winter holidays, a four-day weekend in February 2021 for mid-winter break, six days for spring break over Easter in April 2021, and three days in May 2021 for Eid al-Fitr.
Many factors go into determining the school calendar including a state requirement for 180 days of school, a countywide common calendar, community needs, and professional development obligations. The administration and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers spend many hours working together on the various details that need to be considered before a final calendar is approved.
The 2020-21 calendar is only the third time the Dearborn Public Schools has had to follow a change in state law requiring schools to provide 180 days of instruction. That change added five days to the school year. Another state
law requires that school start after Labor Day, but districts are allowed to request a waiver to start earlier. Next year will be the third year in a row that Dearborn Schools has started before Labor Day. For Dearborn Public Schools, starting earlier allows schools to continue to get out in mid-June, hopefully before the weather turns too hot. Many of the district’s buildings are not air-conditioned. The last day of class next school year will be Friday, June 18, 2021.
The county common calendar sets the dates for winter break, spring break, Good Friday, and Presidents Day. The school calendar also must reflect the needs of the local community, which for Dearborn means days off around the Eid holidays. Districts lose some state funding if attendance falls below 75 percent at any building.
The 2020-21 district calendar once again includes late start dates that will be used for professional development and school improvement planning. The late starts dates have been extremely helpful in providing teachers and
principals with time to meet, collaborate with colleagues, work on school improvement goals, and improve student instruction. The first of the seven late start dates will occur on Wednesday, September 23, and will continue on various Wednesdays throughout the year.
The 2020-21 calendar is posted on the District’s website and can be accessed by visiting https://dearbornschools.org/district/district-calendars. Visitors will be able to download a PDF version or view an
online calendar. Parents are reminded to check with their child’s school for important events and activities unique to their school and not appearing on the District calendar.

3rd Parent Educational Meetings on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Dear Parents,

Please join us for our 3rd monthly Parent Education Meetings on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 9:30am at Stout’s Middle School auditorium where we will discuss the different styles of parenting.

Parent engagement is a critical component of a child’s success. Research shows that students who have parents that play an active role in their daily school life achieve at higher levels than those whose parents are not active and are also more successful later in life. We look forward to meeting you and working with you throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Stout Main Office at (313) 827-4600. 

Thank you!

Hanaa H. Faraj

Assistant Principal

Stout Middle Schoolext. 74610

أعزائي الأهالي

نرجو منكم مشاركتنا ثالث إجتماعات الأهالي التعليمية عند الساعة 9:30 من صباح يوم الخميس، 23 يناير (كانون الثاني)، 2020 في قاعة محاضرات مدرسة ستاوت المتوسطة  حيث سنبحث في هذا الإجتماع المناهج والوسائل المختلفة في تربية الأطفال

إن مشاركة الأهالي عنصر أساسي لنجاح اولادكم وبناتكم. وتشير الأبحاث إلى أن الطلاب الذين ينشط أهاليهم في حياتهم المدرسية اليومية يحققون مستويات أعلى من أولئك الطلاب الذين لا يشارك أهاليهم في حياتهم المدرسية وهم أكثر نجاحاً في حياتهم لاحقاً. إننا نتطلع إلى لقائكم والعمل معكم خلال العام الدراسي. وإذا كان لديكم أية أسئلة أو قلق الإتصال بالمكتب الرئيسي  لمدرسة ستاوت على الرقم 4600 -827 – 313

مع الشكر الجزيل

السيدة هناء فرج

مساعدة المدير

مدرسة ستاوت المتوسطة تحويلة 74610

Board reorganizes, recognized for Board Appreciation Month

As part of School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko took time at the January 13, 2020 School Board meeting to thank the Trustees for their service to the community. 

“On behalf of our students, staff and community, I would like to thank our board trustees for their enduring dedication to public education. As superintendent, I truly appreciate the diversity of experience and the professionalism this group of trustees brings to the table.  They are very knowledgeable about the workings of our district and the latest issues impacting education,” said Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

School Board members in Dearborn develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of the district.  They bear responsibility for the third largest district in Michigan with an annual budget of more than $220 million, an enrollment of almost 21,000 students, and 2,700 employees working in 34 buildings. 

In addition, Dearborn School Board trustees also serve as trustees for Henry Ford College. They are the only school board trustees in the state that also serve as trustees for a local college.  This dual responsibility means trustees spend twice the amount of time dedicated to serving the community. They evaluate both the superintendent and college president, attend twice the number of meetings, and must keep abreast of issues, laws, and legislation impacting both grades P-12 and the college.

Superintendent Maleyko added, “I have worked with them this past year on several important projects including the renewal of our strategic plan, budget planning for the 19-20 school year, and most importantly addressing our infrastructure and capacity needs that ultimately led to the bond proposal this past November. Although the outcome of the election was not favorable, the board did a tremendous amount of work providing leadership throughout the entire process leading up to and during the bond campaign.  I look forward to continuing that work as we move forward to develop a modified plan. “ 

The board began the calendar year with a brief organizational meeting to select new officers.  Those appointments include Hussein Berry as president, Jim Thorpe as vice president, Mary Lane as Secretary and Roxanne McDonald as treasurer.  Trustee Mary Petlichkoff was given an honorary gavel to commemorate her service last year as School Board President.

Below are your Dearborn Public Schools trustees for 2020.  Four terms will expire by the end of the year and will be part of the November ballot.

Trustee Roxanne McDonald has served six years on the board after being elected in November 2011.  She did not serve in 2017 and 2018, but was reelected in November 2018. Her current term expires at the end of 2024.

Trustee James Thorpe has served three years on the board after first being elected in November 2016 to a partial term.  He was reelected in November 2018 to a full term, which expires at the end of 2024.

Trustee Hussein Berry has served on the board for eight years.  He initially served from 2010 to 2014 and was elected again in November 2016 to a term which lasts through 2022.

Trustee Mary Lane was first elected to the board in November 1999, but did not serve in 2008.  She has 18 years of board experience, and her current term expires at the end of 2020.

Trustee Michael Meade was elected in November 2014 and has five years of board experience.  His current term expires at the end of 2020.

Trustee Mary Petlichkoff has served on the board nine years.  She was first elected in 2006 and served from 2007 to 2010.  She returned to the board after being elected again in November 2014.  Her current term expires at the end of 2020.

Trustee Adel Mozip was appointed to the board in April 2019.  He will serve until elections are certified in November, when the winning candidate for the partial term will join to board to fill the remaining two years of the seat vacated by Fadwa Hammoud. The Dearborn Board of Education, and the hundreds like it across the state, preserves public education, the core of the United States democracy. They ensure that decisions on school programming are made by people elected to represent the community’s values, culture and circumstances.  They are citizens whose decisions affect students and build the local community.

 

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