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Volunteers Needed for May Robotics Event

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As you may already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a Dearborn FLL Spring Tournament for 36 FLL robotics teams from around the state on Saturday, May 12. The event will run from 8-5:30.  (These times do not include early volunteer registration before AND clean up after the event.)  Seven of the (grade 3-5) FLL teams are rookie Dearborn Public School teams.

PLEASE register to volunteer TODAY (or before Sunday, April 1st)

We need over 100 volunteers to make this event a success.  Roles such as judges are full day positions.  We need at least 18 judges.  Please go to  for steps on how to volunteer.  The roles listed on the website may be different than the FLL roles you request.  If you have registered as a FIRST volunteer before, you will not have to go through the screening/background check for three years.

Please spread the word and recruit volunteer 18 years and older.  Please go to to learn more about FIRST LEGO League (FLL).

The event will be held at McCollough Unis  (7801 Maple St, Dearborn, MI 48126)

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Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the year

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I know you love teachers in our building. I encourage you to nominate at least one teacher that has changed the way you think this year! You can fill out a form online or pick one up.

It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2018 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Friday, March 16, 2018.
A link to an on-line nomination form can be found on the Districts website ( or directly at:
Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the district’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette. They can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 481248. Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary, but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.
Please follow this link for the full press release: Teacher of Year Applications 2018
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Dearborn’s Got Talent

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City wide event on March 8 will showcase the best in local high school talent 

Talented high school students from across Dearborn will compete for top honors at the fifth annual “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” show on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The Center is located at: 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.
Tickets are on sale now to see the dazzling competition as “the best of the best” talented students from Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford, Fordson, Henry Ford Academy, and Divine Child entertain and amaze the audience with gymnastics, singing, rapping, dancing, musical instruments and more. Performers were selected during preliminary competitions held at each high school.
“Dearborn’s Got Talent!” is organized by the City of Dearborn’s Youth Affairs Commission, comprised of high school students from all three of Dearborn’s public high schools and Divine Child High School as they work to bring together students from across the city through activities that promote teamwork and understanding.
Special guest judges include local celebrities and dignitaries.
Tickets for general admission seating are on sale now at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office. Prices in advance are $5 cash, $8 credit card. Prices on March 8 are $7 cash, $10 credit card. For Box Office hours or to purchase tickets with a credit card online, call (313) 943-2354.
The student who wins first place in the competition will receive a grand prize and their school will be given a special medal to display until the 2019 “Dearborn’s Got Talent” competition.
Support for the show is provided by the Dearborn Public Schools, the Dearborn Community Fund, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Dearborn Department of Recreation and Parks.
For more information about “Dearborn’s Got Talent” and the City of Dearborn Youth Affairs Commission, contact David Norwood, Advisor to the Youth Affairs Commission, City of Dearborn,
Note: Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to distribute this press release in support of this event. For more information about the Dearborn’s Got Talent event or the Youth Affairs Commission, please contact David Norwood, Advisor to the Youth Affairs Commission, City of Dearborn, (313) 943-2159
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Congratulations to our PTA Family

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We had some of our own aviators honored by the PTA this week.

Congrats to Nina Strutz, 5th grade teacher, who was honored with the PTA Honorary Lifetime Membership award.

Also, congrats to Ms. Oatley, Ms. Bartley, Ms. May, and Ms. Harb for winning the PTA Distinguished award.


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Free Seminar on Mental Health hosted by Wayne State University at DHS

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Community members, please join us on February 7, 2018 at Dearborn High School for a free presentation hosted by Wayne State University that includes the early signs, symptoms and treatment options of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and psychosis. The event will begin at 6:00 P.M. Please see attached flier for more details. Free Parent Guardian Presentation hosted by Dearborn Schools

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Upcoming Fundraisers for McU!

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 An emergency financial situation has come up for one of our families here at McUnis.  We are asking for your help.
We will have a Spirit Week next week.  For everyday they participate, they must donate at least $1.
The schedule for our spirit week is:
Monday- Hat day
Tuesday- Team Jersey Day
Wednesday- Hat day (YES, for TWO days!)
Thursday- Mismatch Day/Wacky hair day
Friday- Pajama Day
Elementary students will give money to their classroom teachers. Middle school will give money to their advisory teachers. Thanks!



ALSO, we are starting the Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser next week which is open for ALL students. Please review the following information to learn more:
Student Council is proud to announce that next week is
the kickoff for our Pasta for Pennies

fundraiser which benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Many local children with cancer receive help from the organization.
Student Council will be passing out envelopes on Monday with flyers and a class code that can be given to friends, family, and associates to donate money to your FLASH 48 account for next weekend (Feb. 9th – Feb. 11th).  Any class that raises $250 over the designated weekend will automatically win a pizza party but that’s not all.  The money raised during FLASH 48 will be added to your classroom donation box campaign and the class with the biggest grand total will win an ADDITIONAL FREE PIZZA PARTY.
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Dearborn Public Schools Parent University

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Hello Parents of infants and toddlers, 6 months to 4 years of age.  Don’t forget to sign up for a FREE 6 week session of Parent University on Friday from 9-10 beginning February 2nd.  FREE books and resources. See flyer for times and locations.