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Applications for Henry Ford Early College

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Attention to Parents of 8th grade students and 8th grade students:

The link to complete the HFEC application has been sent to your student’s school email. The link is also included below.
Please note the following before starting the application process:
1.  You must be logged in to YOUR school email account – NOT a personal account or friend/family member’s account.
2.  You will need a parent with you when you complete the application. There is information required that you may not have access to without them.
3.  Recommendation letters will be sent to your counselor, science, and math teachers through HFEC; you do not need to print or request them on your own.
4.  Feel free to contact Ms. Bartley if you have any questions during the application process
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1st.

CLICK THE APPLICATION LINK BELOW

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STEM Middle School Admission Information

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To all 5th grade parents that have an interest in their child attending STEM next year please review the following established process. Keep in mind that STEM is a Magnet school located on the Dearborn Heights Campus with the Michael Berry Career Center. This means that all parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school. Our start and end times are aligned to high school times, 7:15 am – 2:15 pm.
There is no enrollment process for our new 6th grade class.  Instead, we will be sending out invitations to the top 120 5th grade students in the district and asking them to apply. If your student is in district, but not a DPS student, there will be an application posted on our blog (https://stem.dearbornschools.org/) mid-February .
We have set a minimum NWEA reading score of 222 and a minimum NWEA math score of 231 as our baseline (winter 2020 5th grade scores).  In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests.  However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation.  The top 120 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores.  Invitations to apply will be mailed home sometime in March.
For a non-DPS student that applies, his/her application will be ranked with the 120 invitations that we send home to DPS students.  If s/he ranks in the top 120, s/he will be emailed an invitation letter and be asked to email his/her interest in attending in the Fall.  If s/he does not rank in the top 120, s/he will not receive a final invitation.  Again, meeting the minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance.
Once the 120 students have responded to their invitations, if we have more than 60 students “accept”, there will be a lottery.
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Parent Meeting Regarding Secondary Options

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On Wednesday, December 18th from 10:00-11:00 am, Shannon Peterson and representatives from the Henry Ford Early College, DCMST, Michael Berry Career Center will be presenting about secondary options available to our current 8th graders. All parents are invited to this presentation and are encouraged to attend to learn about the options available to our current 8th graders for next year..

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Spelling Bee

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Our McCollough-Unis spelling bee is coming up!

The qualifying round is January 28th, 3:30-4:30, in the Orange Planning Room. The final round will be held on February 6th, 3:30-4:30, in the gym. Sign up with your ELA teachers.

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Health Fair Today

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Press release is displayed below. The LAHC is sponsoring a health fair. Flyer in English, Arabic, and Spanish can be found here:

DEARBORN— NIA funded Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) in partnership with LAHC- Leaders Advancing & Helping Communities will hold a Community Health Fair on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Dearborn. The event is open and free to the public.
This community health fair, held at the new LAHC headquarters, will connect local residents with vital services and providers in the area. Available services include free health screenings, flu shots, body mass index (BMI) measurements, blood pressure checks, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with healthcare professionals about mental health, stress management, smoking cessation, safe medication disposal, and take part in fitness and cooking demonstrations, to name a few. This event will also feature information from the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as getting your estate in order and support services for caregivers. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided.
The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) is housed at the University of Michigan and capitalizes on expertise from existing programs to present the latest information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). According to Dr. Kristine Ajrouch, the center’s long-term goal is to facilitate “the elimination of ADRD disparities through research findings, mentorship, community links, and increased numbers of behavioral and social scientists from underrepresented backgrounds.” In the tradition of research on minority aging, research at the Center will address unique and specific issues of racial/ethnic minorities, with an emphasis on African Americans, Arab Americans and Latinos.
LAHC- Leaders Advancing & Helping Communities is a 501(c) 3 non-profit human services organization dedicated to the provision of social services in Southeastern Michigan. The mission of the LAHC is to empower communities, one family at a time, by advancing the social, educational, health and economic and well-being of Michigan residents. LAHC programs focus on a wide range of services including community health, food assistance, nutrition education, substance abuse prevention and youth development. To learn more about LAHC or inquire about a program please visit www.lahc.org.
WHERE: LAHC 5275 Kenilworth St. Dearborn, MI 48126.
WHEN: 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Thursday, November 7, 2019 RSVP: The researchers encourage but do not require an RSVP. To register, email Donna Jawad at donjawad@umich.edu or call the University of Michigan Life Course Development Program at 734-763-4993 or email Marci Mahssney, LAHC Healthy Living Program Manager at marci@lahc.org or call 313-254-2660.