Archive for January, 2019

No School Wednesday, NWEA Thursday & Friday


Due to the weather, there is no school today!

Tomorrow & Friday will be the science and language NWEA tests.

Please be on time for first hour.

Tomorrow is a Half Day (A Day)


Wednesday, January 23rd will be an A day.

STEM will be running a half day schedule and students will have elective classes.

Band students should plan to bring their instruments and Gym students don’t forget your clothes.

Dearborn Optimist Oratorical Contest

Dear Students, Teachers and Optimist Friends,
The Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak on their thoughts of the future.  This year the topic is “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Realty?”
The Optimist Club of Dearborn would like to invite any Dearborn student under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018 to participate in our Optimist Oratorical contest.  This age limit is changed from prior years.  It used to be 18 years of age.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three students who participate in the contest.  This year we will be having a combined gender contest.  This is also a change that Optimist International made this year.  In prior years, we selected 3 top males and 3 top females.
Because we are only awarding 3 students instead of 6, the Dearborn Club has elected to increase the monetary award amounts.  The prize money to be awarded for 1st place will be $700.00, 2nd is $400.00, and 3rd place receives $250.
Students should contact the assigned teacher (see Ms. Fryzel)  for the official contest application submission.    The contest is February 20th, 2019 and we will be hosting the event at the Auditorium at the Dearborn Library from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  All students are required to submit their speech, their birth certificate and a completed contest application. (attached).
Thank you for your interest!
Here is the application:

Pizza Sale & Half Day Tomorrow


Reminder that tomorrow is a half day. Dismissal is at 10:30 am.

There will be pizza for sale for $1 per slice near the EXIT DOORS right after school.

NWEA Testing


NWEA Testing begins tomorrow! Be sure to be here on time for first hour.

Please get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast tomorrow.

The cafeteria serves FREE breakfast before school if you are interested.

Pizza Sale Friday


Pizza will be sold for $1 per slice on Friday. The sale will be after school on the half-day near the exit doors.

8th Grade Only RE: High School Options

STEM Parents,
The application is now available to ALL 8th grade STEM students for the following high schools.
  1. Advanced Manufacturing-Students wanting a career in the Manufacturing Industry / Engineering
  2. Henry Ford Early College-Students wanting a career in health
  3. New for Fall 2019, Pre-Education-Students wanting a career as an educator

8th grade STEM students should check their district email for the link.  It can ONLY be completed from this email account.  The application is due by March 1st.

Feel free to contact Brian Kemian, the STEM counselor, if you have any questions about the 9th grade options for your child. You can contact him at 313.827.1914 or email at

8th Grade ONLY RE: Algebra 1 Credit


Here is some information from the math department regarding Algebra 1 credit:

In order to earn high school credit for this coursework, your child must:

  • Earn a 78% or higher on both semester exams.  Exams will be given at the end of semester 1 and semester 2.

  • Pass each marking period with a C or higher

Placement into high school math will be determined by the receiving high school.  Some factors considered are:

  • Math credit earned in Algebra 1
  • NWEA Math RIT score
  • PSAT Math score


STEM Family Night – Save the Date

When: Friday, Feb 1st
Where: In the STEM classrooms and gymnasium
Time: 5-7pm
Activities: Uno, Board games, Karaoke, Nintendo Switch, Arts/Crafts, Open gym, Students vs Staff Volleyball, Jenga,  and Blanket Making.
Food for Sale: Pizza, water, chips, bake sale items
Students must be with their family to attend.
More information coming soon!

NWEA Testing


The NWEA Testing Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Reading

Thursday, Jan. 17 Math

Thursday, Jan. 24 Language

Friday, Jan. 25 Science

Testing will take place in first hour and last most of the day.

Please do not be tardy for first hour or absent from school (unless you are sick, of course:) !

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