April 30

Spirit Week

Next week STEM will be doing a spirit week! Here are the themes for each day.

Monday: Pajama Day- Wear your favorite pajamas to school.

Tuesday: Twin Day-  Dress like your twin.

Wednesday: Mix n’ Match Day- Mix n’ match your outfit.

Thursday: Sports Day- Wear clothes representing your favorite sports team

Friday: STEM Day- Wear your STEM shirt or your school colors (blue and light green)

 

 

April 22

STEM PTA Officers for next year

President: Maha Salem – email: salembmaha@gmail.com

Vice President: Robert Cascardo – email: cascard@lycos.com

Treasurer: Katies Hetrick- email: katie_hetrick@hotmail.com

Secretary: Zaina Salmassi – email: zs_issa02@hotmail.com

Membership: Ambreen Khan – email: khan03@hotmail.com

 

Please feel free to email them with any questions or concerns.

April 16

GATE Future Doctors program for grades 7-9 is now offering a RESIDENTIAL option for Summer 2015!

The MSU Gifted and Talented Education office is happy to announce that the GATE Future Doctors program for grades 7-9 is now offering a RESIDENTIAL option for Summer 2015.  It was originally a commuter-only program, but now families can choose between Residential or Commuter.  See the website for all program details:

http://gifted.msu.edu/about/news/future-docs-program-now-offering-a-residential-option

April 2

April 15 Late Start Cancelled

APRIL LATE START CANCELLED

The Dearborn Public Schools announce two very important calendar updates for all students, staff, parents, and community members.

Students and staff will report to school at the regular start time on April 15, 2015.  The date was originally scheduled as one of nine late start dates during the school year.  The late start is being cancelled to avoid any distraction that may interfere with students taking the new state required M-STEP test.

State testing was moved from the fall to the spring this year to assess what students have learned in the current school year rather than assess what was learned the previous year.  The test is also designed to more effectively measure growth with current Michigan standards.

This is the sixth year for late start dates in Dearborn.  The time is used by staff to work on school improvement plans, collaborate with colleagues, and/or accomplish other tasks related to improving instruction and meeting the school’s academic goals for the year.

Unrelated to the late start cancellation but equally important to clarify is that all schools will be open as scheduled on May 5, 2015.

The State of Michigan will hold a special election on May 5 and, as with most communities in the state, schools in Dearborn will once again be used as polling locations. Schools will remain open during May 5 election.