Girls Engineering Exploration returns as virtual sessions

The Society of Women Engineers Detroit Section is excited to announce they will be continuing their virtual STEM sessions this spring.  

The group unfortunately had to cancel last year’s Girls’ Engineering Exploration annual event scheduled for March at the Michigan Science Center.  The group has created a virtual engineering series as an alternate way to bring the programming to families. 

There will be six virtual sessions, each 1 1/2 hours starting at 11 a.m., offered this spring on a variety of engineering topics. Access to an internet connected computer/device and ability to join a virtual audio and video platform will be needed. These sessions will be interactive and most will require additional hands on materials. Materials needed will be common household items and/or SWE Detroit will get you the materials before the session so all can participate. The dates & topics can be found below. 

  • 4/24: Earth Day (Sustainable Engineering) (registration closes 4/17)
  • 5/1: Chemical Engineering
  • 5/8: Automotive Engineering
  • 5/15: Materials Engineering
  • 5/22: Industrial Engineering
  • 5/29: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Register at this link for any/all sessions your child is interested in.  If you are a returning participant from the fall virtual sessions, these will be completely new topics and activities.

SWE will also be hosting an informational parent and teacher virtual session with resources and opportunities to further engage your child/student in engineering activities. This session will take place on Saturday, 4/24 at 10am. You can register for this session at the link above.  See the promotional flyer.

For any questions, please contact us at

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Ms. Gronau visited all 8th grade Science classes to explain and discuss Spring Test Outs for high school courses. Students were instructed to email me if they feel that they qualify for an area of test out. Please email me as soon as possible so that I can complete a registration form for you.

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Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences Held on Thursday April, 15th

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on THURSDAY APRIL 15TH. Please refer to your email to sign up via SIGN-UP GENIUS. Please attend to see how your child is progressing in school. Thank You!

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Friendly Remnder: 6th Grade Course Selections Due

Just a friendly reminder that current 6th grade students need to have their final course selections for next year completed by Friday April 16th by midnight.

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Secondary Options Facebook Live Stream Event

March 10th at 6:30pm

Dearborn Schools Facebook Page

On March 10th, at 6:30pm, the district will be hosting a live Facebook event to highlight Secondary Options.  Typically, a team goes to every middle school to speak to students and parents.  However, this year, the district will be doing virtual events.  One district event and specific school events as requested by middle school principals.


  1. Inform parents and students of the options available to our high school students 
  2. Inform parents of the application/registration/enrollment processes and requirements for each program
  3. Provide a brief description of current courses/programs and expectation of students in each program

Secondary Options to be discussed:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Career Technical Education and Michael Berry Career Center
  • Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology
  • Henry Ford Early College Health Science
  • Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing
  • Henry Ford Early College Pre-Education
  • Henry Ford Collegiate Academy

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Reminder! 8th Grade Algebra 1 students interested in applying to DCMST

This is a friendly reminder that there will be an open Q & A Zoom session on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 2PM, to answer questions that you may have about the program.

The LINK to the Q & A session will be posted on the DCMST website by noon on Friday.

ALL interested Algebra 1 students should attend this informative Q & A session.


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Henry Ford Early College 5 Year High School Programs and Application Link

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1ST, 2021. There is only 1 application for all programs. The application is the same application no matter which program you apply to. The application link is located at the bottom of this page, but please review all other information listed below before completing the application.



Henry Ford Early College High School (HFEC) is specifically for students interested in entering the health care profession. This small high school is a collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford College (HFC), and the Henry Ford Health System. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in health care. Successful completion of the 5-year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit. Each Henry Ford Early College is dedicated towards health careers.  You may view the available degrees and/or certificates, here.  Health Careers Offered:

Advanced Manufacturing High School (MFG) this small high school is a collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College (HFC). The school has obtained a grant from Ford Motor Company. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in engineering and/or manufacturing field. Successful completion of the 5-year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit. Manufacturing Careers Offered:

Pre-Education High School is specifically for students interested in becoming Educators. This small high school is a collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College (HFC). Successful completion of the 5 year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree in Elementary, Secondary, or Special education, a paraprofessional certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit, at no cost to the students or their families. Courses Offered:

The link to complete the HFEC/MFG/Education Application is below.  Before you click and begin completing your application, please take note to these points:

1.  You must be logged into YOUR school email account, NOT a friends or moms etc.

2.  When you click the link, the first page is important information, Read it (do not skip it), then click NEXT

 3.  After you hit NEXT, you will be in the application process, make sure your parents are with you when you complete the application.  (One application per student, per DPS email)

4.  Recommendation letters will be sent to your counselor, science, and math teachers to complete and the report cards will be sent by the school. (you, the student, do not need to do anything in this step)

5.  All of this takes time and (all emails on the application) will receive an email once your application is complete.

6. Only 1 application per student will be accepted.

7. Application may not be edited/changed after you click submit.

To help you prepare for the essay questions that are included in the application, here they are:

  • Why do you want to attend our school?
  • What career are you interested in?
  • What steps do you plan on taking to fulfill your career goals?



IMPORTANT: Once you have applied, please continue to check your school email for further communications from the Early College.


Ms. Gronau – Woodworth Counselor

For additional program information or answers to questions that you may have, please contact HFEC counselors at:

Ms. Karry Bazzi, counselor

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CAREER CRUISING – Exploring Career’s

All 7th & 8th grade students will soon be working on career exploration thru a website called Career Cruising.  Over the next couple of months Ms. Gronau will be coming to classrooms to present Career Cruising and work with students as they explore career opportunities and develop student EDP’s (Educational Development Plans). Have you thought about your plans after high school?

Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life.  Students will explore various careers that may best suit them as well as develop and maintain their EDP (Educational Development Plan).

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  1. THINK POSITIVE! Say to yourself, “I will perform well on this test because I am prepared.” Take some deep breaths and visualize your success.
  2. Read ALL directions carefully before you begin.
  3. Know the point system for grading. Give the most time to the big point questions.
  4. Skim over all questions: Do the easiest ones first. Leave the one’s you are unsure of for last.
  5. Be careful about making changes. Your first hunch is usually correct. Only change it if you feel strongly about the corrected answer.
  6. For essay questions, create an outline. Use “Who, What, Where, When, and How” as the guidelines for your answers.
  7. Set aside time at the end: Read over your answers. Check for errors.
  8. The next day, start preparing for the next test by keeping up with all readings and assignments!! 🙂
  9. Always get a good nights rest (8 hours) the night before your test and eat a good balanced breakfast the morning of your test.
  10. GOOD LUCK!!
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Second Semester Has Begun!

Hello Students, Woohoo, you are halfway there! We have arrived at the mid point of the year and are ready to begin 2nd semester. As we have all experienced, this has been a challenging and unique year for ALL of us, but you have made it this far! I am hoping that you have done your ultimate best to adjust to remote learning and continue to take hold of your destiny toward a successful year. As we begin the second half of the year, remember to hold on, set your goals, never give up and be the BEST that you can be to finish off the year! Your first goal could be to make this marking period the best one that you’ve had yet. So, Re-Charge Yourself and Get To It! Good Luck, work hard and remember that you are almost there 🙂

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently” – Unknown

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