Your April 13, 2018 Edition of e3

Hot off the proverbial presses, here’s the April 13 edition of e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews.

Highlights in this issue: 

  • Employee Impact! Award nomination forms AVAILABLE NOW . Nomination deadline Friday, April 20
  • Volunteers needed for May 12 Robotics Competition
  • Martian Marathon, Saturday, April 14
  • Care to the Core Day, Across the District, Monday, April 23
  • Free Health Fair at Salina, Tuesday, April 24
  • Youth Arts Festival, Student Art Show Opening & Music/Dance Performance, Free at the Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, April 25
  • Teacher of the Year Awards, Thursday, April 26
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run, Saturday, April 28
  • Dearborn High Film Festival, May 9 & 10
  • 25+ Club Dinner, Friday, May 18
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner, Tuesday, May 22
  • Dearborn Schools partners in Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration this month
  • Edsel Ford Charity Week Raises $20,000 for good cause
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets to benefit Education Foundation available now
  • Plus student successes, fun events across the District, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, or to our general communications email box at

Camp Tamarack Information

Stout students,

For those of you going to Camp Tamarack this week, I wanted to give you a few reminders.
As mentioned during the initial parent meeting, the Camp Tamarack trips are happening rain or shine. This means you need to be prepared for any weather conditions. Monday will be cool and there will most likely be some rain. Tuesday will be cool, but we may luck out with respect to rain. Wednesday will be warmer, but again there could be rain. You should bring a rain proof or resistant jacket and it should either be a winter jacket or you should layer underneath. For example, I will be wearing a warm sweatshirt under a weather resistance jacket. If you have a small umbrella, bring that too. I’ll also be bringing an umbrella.
  1. If you signed up to go on the trip, we are expecting you to go on the trip. At this point, it is too late to change your mind either way. If you want to stay back, we will not have enough teachers at Stout for that to happen as most teachers will be at Camp Tamarack. Likewise, if you decide you now want to go on the trip, we do not have enough teachers going to Tamarack to cover additional students. The staff at Camp Tamarack may switch a few activities if the weather requires it, but there is enough to do that we will have a good time regardless of the conditions.
  2. Regardless of the weather, you need to wear appropriate footwear. I will be wearing light hiking shoes, but a good pair of tennis shoes will do the trick just fine. Do not wear sandals, slides, or anything with an open toe. You should be prepared for outdoor activities whether the weather cooperates or not.
So, 6th graders, you’re up first. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately and ready to go tomorrow morning. We are really excited about this trip and think that everyone going will have a great time!
– Mr. Oke

Dearborn Police Department reaching out to you

The Dearborn Police Department will hold several Community Training & Awareness Briefings (15 in total) throughout the city with hopes of reaching all city residents as well as neighboring community members.

The next workshop will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Fordson High School (13800 Ford Road) from 6:00-8:30 pm. 

They would like to especially reach school parents with this important information.  Please try your best to attend these briefings. Here is a link to that workshop: Dearborn Police Workshop

Any questions please contact
Cpl. Pattie Burns
Dearborn Police Department
Office of Training & Development, Grant Coordinator
16099 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313.943.2692
Fax: 313.943.3013

Important Letter from the Superintendent Office about Boundary Changes

Dr. Glenn Maleyko’s office issued the following letter about the latest boundary changes.

In order to ensure that every student in the Dearborn Schools receives a quality education in a safe learning environment, we must always look at school populations. When student enrollment exceeds a school’s capacity there is a considerable burden placed on the entire school community. We are finding ourselves in this situation as the enrollment at Dearborn High and Fordson High currently exceed their capacity, and with the projected enrollment on the upswing, we will be seeing a greater strain on our schools.” Please continue reading…

Coming to Stout: The Addams Family Musical

The Stout Theater Company will perform the famous The Addams Family Musical at the Stout Middle School auditorium on the following times and dates:

  • 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19
  • 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20
  • 2:00 p.m. (matinee) and 7 p.m. (soirette) on Saturday, April 21

The show includes many talented students from various grades and Dearborn schools.

Tickets Prices:

  • In advance: $8 adults, $5 students and seniors.
  • At Gate:       $10.

Due to high demand, it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance from:

Stout Middle School
18500 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124
TeL: (313) 827 – 4600

Stout Theater awarded the Mayor’s Art Award

The Dearborn Community Arts Council had its 30th annual event for Mayor’s Arts Awards in Dearborn to honor the creative community and to recognize outstanding arts achievements from the past year (2017) with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. And not surprisingly, Stout Theater Company was awarded the prestigious Mayor’s Art Award. Congratulations and keep on performing….

Here are some photos . Click on photos to enlarge.

What Is Earth?

Earth is our home planet. Scientists believe Earth and its moon formed around the same time as the rest of the solar system. They think that was about 4.5 billion years ago. Earth is the fifth-largest planet in the solar system. Its diameter is about 8,000 miles. And Earth is the third-closest planet to the sun. Its average distance from the sun is about 93 million miles. Only Mercury and Venus are closer.

Earth has been called the “Goldilocks planet” because in the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a little girl named Goldilocks liked everything just right. Her porridge couldn’t be too hot or too cold. And her bed couldn’t be too hard or too soft. On Earth, everything is just right for life to exist. It’s warm, but not too warm. And it has water, but not too much water. Earth is the only planet known to have large amounts of liquid water. Liquid water is essential for life. Earth is the only planet where life is known to exist.  Please Continue Reading

A Very Important Letter from Ms. Schulkey about Foods for Our Cultures

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Ms. Schulkey class will be celebrating cultural diversity in its Social Studies classroom by sharing their favorite foods!  They will have the “Foods of Our Cultures” Day on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Ms. Schulkey’s students may bring in a favorite dish to share with their classmates. Students that want to bring in food only need to bring in enough for their fellow classmates to sample.

Since there are students who have severe food allergies to peanuts, pistachios, and/or cashews, it is EXTREMELY important that there is strict avoidance to any dish that contains peanuts, pistachios and/or cashews in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction. If your child attends Ms. Schulkey’s Social Studies class, Please continue reading…