May
2021

Meal Distribution Friday May 7

400 meals will be distributed to the community on May 7th between 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Dearborn Police Department located at 16099 Michigan Avenue. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Thank you!

May
2021

Free Summer Learning Programs Offered to All DPS Students

Dearborn Public Schools is offering all of its students free summer academic and enrichment learning programs this year.

Elementary and middle school students can participate in the Summer Academic and Enrichment Program. The program for those grades will run in-person, at-school Monday through Thursday from at least 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  As long as there is interest, most schools also plan to run additional enrichment programs from 2 to 5 p.m., which would also be free to students enrolled in the summer academic program.  The program is for students enrolled in Dearborn Public Schools and will run from June 23 to Aug. 13.

Parents need to register elementary and middle school students for the program by May 14.  Those with questions or who want to register should contact their child’s school or visit the school blog for specific information. Registration forms will be shared directly with the parents.  

High school students will have the option later in May to register for free for select classes offered through their home high school. Available classes will include credit recovery and enrichment course offerings. Classes will run Monday through Thursday, with asynchronous lessons on Fridays, from June 28 to July 30. High school summer classes, for this year only, will be free on scholarship as long as the student passes the class. Students who fail the class will lose the scholarship and need to pay a $50 fee. Credit recovery classes will include some courses offered virtually and some in-person at the student’s home high school (Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, or Fordson).  High school enrichment courses for initial credit will only be available in-person at the student’s home high school.

For many years, Dearborn Public Schools has run summer school programs at all grade levels, but typically those programs focus on students who are struggling academically. The summer 2021 Academic and Enrichment program is open to all students. Elementary and middle school students will be provided a longer day and more robust and creative learning environment.

“We know that students have suffered academically and in their social/emotional development since March of 2020 when the pandemic closed schools,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.  “These summer programs are a way to help students recover some of that lost opportunity and to give them more time in our classrooms with our outstanding teachers.”

The district intentionally scheduled longer days for the younger students to assist working families who might not have otherwise been able to participate. With the additional time, teachers plan to create a more hands-on learning environment and incorporate more fun enrichment activities. The elementary and middle school summer program will be held entirely face-to-face, as required by the state when legislators approved the funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Act.  ESSER funding is also being used for the high school program, which is why, for this summer only, high school students do not need to pay a fee to make up or take an additional class over the summer, so long as they pass the class.

“We hope many of our families will take advantage of our summer school programs, so we can help children grow and heal after a chaotic year,” Dr. Maleyko said.

May
2021

Summer Fun Camp @ Salina Intermediate

Registration will begin soon.

You will be sent a link to your email. The link has not been sent yet. Lets encourage ALL Salina students to attend this wonderful summer program. The registration link has not been sent yet, but will soon. Keep checking your email.

May
2021

Dearborn Public Schools Art Show

Click the link to see the show!  Feel free to share! 2021 Dearborn Public Schools Art Show Salina Intermediate starts on slide 134.  Due to the public exposure of the show, names were not included.  Here is a list of our student artists in the order in which their art appears in the show:
Jenna Mussad 4th 

Soraya Kassem 4th

Ayah Kataya 7th

Reem Alqadhi 8th

Haleema Harhara 7th

MariamSophia Kahla 7th

Marwan Omayan 7th

Leena Altatah 8th

Ahmed Elshammam 7th

Mohamed Hujran 5th

Adam Nehdi 8th

Jumanh Barman 7th

Waleed Kaid 4th


Congratulations to all of our talented artists!

May
2021

2021 Teacher of the Year Nominations

Nominations have now opened for the 2021 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students Choice Award.  

This annual award is sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.  The online nomination form can be found at http://bit.ly/DbnTOY2021.

Paper nomination forms can be printed from the district website or picked up at any Dearborn Public School or the District’s Administrative Service Center, 18700 Audette St., Dearborn.  Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124 or faxed to (313) 584-9818.  Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary.  No more than two teachers may be nominated per student.

Although the district appreciates all the hard work that parents have done this past year to be an active part of their child’s education, this award honors our Dearborn Public Schools teachers.  Students may nominate any new or veteran teacher whom they feel has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching profession. Preschool through second grade students are asked to describe how their teacher makes learning fun.  Students in this category can include a nice drawing, if they wish, but it will not be part of the selection process. Third through fifth grade students must describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun.  Middle school students (grades 6-8) are asked to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life. Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be college and career ready.

“In a year where every teacher is deserving of this award, I hope many of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher.  Nominating a teacher for this award is a great way to honor them and show appreciation  for  the work they have done to create a meaningful educational experience in the virtual, hybrid, and in-person classroom,” said Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. 

Applications will be assessed on the quality of the nomination, not on the number received.  Award judges are members of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names. One winner from each category will be announced at a special ceremony to be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 4:15 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce delayed this year’s nominations and celebration hoping COVID conditions will improve to allow for an in-person awards announcement in the fall. 

Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Winning teachers receive a $1,000 cash prize and a glass award commemorating their achievement. They also will join a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching. 

“I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the sponsors for once again providing this event,” Dr. Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”