Archive for February, 2020

Audition for Edsel Ford’s Musical!

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Edsel Ford High School Performing Arts Department will be presenting our production of Disney’s “Freaky Friday – A New Musical” in May 8-9 and 15-16.


I will be opening up our ensemble to students from grades 5-8 who attend one of our Feeder Schools or have siblings at EFHS. There is also one principal role for the younger brother, Fletcher.  (Actor to play 7-10 yr old)  He must be able to sing and use two different hand puppets. 

Auditions will be held on Thursday 5 March from 4-6 pm.  Interested students who can not attend during that time need to contact me directly. Audition materials will be taught at the audition. Students should be prepared to read from the script, sing, and dance.Students do NOT need to have previous experience, only a willingness to commit to working on the show and learn.   


Robert Doyle

Director of Choral Activities and Theatre

Edsel Ford High School

Teacher of the Year Awards

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We just wanted to send a quick reminder that nominations are now open for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Student Choice Awards.   Four awards will be given out on April 23 – one each for preschool to second grade, third through fifth grade, middle school, and high school.  These awards recognize classroom teachers.  (Impact Awards, which recognize any of our other great staff members, will start taking nominations later in the spring.)

We would love to see Teacher of the Year nominations from every school, so please help us spread the word to all students! 

Students can go directly to the online nomination form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DWpEQWTFrJg_Uoq2Fou-FjSbhN89Wu4V4Dsy3pk8zWc/viewform?edit_requested=true

They can read more about the award at https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2020/02/10/nominations-now-open-for-alberta-muirhead-teacher-of-the-year-awards/
Thanks for your assistance, and to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce for providing this award!

Katie Hetrick

Communications Assistant

Communications Office(313) 827-3110 phone

Dearborn SchoolsStudents First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate

Arts Summer Camp Opportunity for Middle School Students

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Ailey Camp comes to Detroit!

Alvin Ailey believed “dance is for everybody” and was especially dedicated to using dance to enhance the lives of underserved children. AileyCamp represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter young people’s lives. Students from all backgrounds, are in need of programs that stimulate, present positive themes, and provide role models and mentors.

AileyCamp is an innovative six-week summer program designed to engage children ages 11–14. Through disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops, campers develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives.

Started by Alvin Ailey himself along with the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, AileyCamps now operate in 10 cities across the country:

Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Berkeley/Oakland, CA Chicago, IL

Kansas City, KS Kansas City, MO Miami, FL

Newark, NJ New York, NY Seattle, WA

AND NOW DETROIT!!!

We are currently accepting applications for ALL students ages 11-14 to attend the 1st annual AileyCamp Detroit.  

Each day of AileyCamp, students take five classes rotating among ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and West-African dance; a Personal Development course examining issues of self-esteem, decision-making, peer-pressure, and selfawareness; and a Creative Communication course which emphasizes the power of writing and visual arts to communicate thoughts and feelings.

Since 2012, AileyCamp has built in programs that provide the young men enrolled in AileyCamp with opportunities to focus on their particular needs at this critical stage in their personal development. Boys’ Percussion Workshop and Boys’ Day provide male campers with a private space to focus on their development as young men, while simultaneously allowing female campers the same freedom to converse with their teachers and peers in an all-female environment. Boys’ Percussion Workshop presents the history of African culture through music, teaching the campers how to play the Djembe drum and other West African instruments.

AileyCamp summer activities conclude with an end-of-camp performance of dance, drumming, and poetry by the campers for family, friends, and community leaders. The performance not only showcases the creative and technical skills of the campers, but also serves as an exciting display of the self-confidence, performance skills, and pride developed during camp.

Since its inception, this vital program has reached thousands of underserved youth across the country, providing direction and hope to children who are most in need of knowing that there can be a bright future. 

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Jazz Band Performance

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Jazz Band members, bring your instrument tomorrow for an extra rehearsal during 6th hour.

Reminder: The Jazz Band plays on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Hamtramck Public Library and it’s free to attend.

6th Grade Field Trip-Maple Syrup

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Today 6th grade students were sent home with a field trip permission slip for our annual Maple Syrup adventure! 

The cost of the adventure is $5 and is due to MS. FRYZEL no later than Wednesday, March 4th

The trip will be Friday, March 6th.

Permission slip is attached if your student has lost/forgotten his/hers 🙂

Chess Match 2/25/20

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There is a Chess match Tuesday the 25th at Salina Int. from 3-430pm ish

Algebra Credit Information

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For concerned 8th graders and parents, this is the information the district has given me. I went over it with the students, ask them if you are not sure what this means:) Ms. Bissonette

Test Out Information:

For middle school students, they will have to register between April 13 and April 22. The test out day is May 27.

Brian Kemian
Counselor
STEM Middle School
313.827.1914

Nominate your Favorite Teacher!

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It is that time of year again!  The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award.  Applications are due to the Chamber by March 9.  Winners will be announced during a special ceremony on April 23.

Sherry Candea

Communications Technician

Communications Office

18700 Audette Street
Dearborn, MI 48124-4295

(313) 827-3028 phone

(313) 827-3137 fax


Algebra Midterm Make-Up for absent students

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A proctor will be coming in the morning on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to give the test to any 8th grader that was absent yesterday. If you are absent on that date, you will have to take the “test out” in June.

Chess Match Today

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We will be playing at Woodworth from 3-4:30ish.

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