#students1stDbnSchs: Honoring Brian Whiston a Great Man

In order to honor our former Superintendent Whiston for the great work that he has done in our district for the benefit of our students, I requested that all schools hold a moment of silence in his honor sometime on Friday. His funeral mass is at 1pm so that would be appropriate but it could be anytime of the day that is convenient for each school.  I will be attending two funerals that day and I appreciate the outpouring of support from our Dearborn Family. It is very comforting to me, my family, and our great team/staff during this difficult time. In addition, I am asking that all buildings put their flags at half-mast on Thursday and Friday of this week in order to honor our State Superintendent Whiston.  Thank you all and wishing you all the best as we move towards the end of the week. Take care everyone.

FREE Capstone Online Library Trial for the summer

Capstone Interactive Summer Reading School to home letter

Dear Families:
We’re excited to announce a great resource for reading this summer: Capstone Interactive
eBooks!
This summer, Capstone is providing free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from
school, home, or on-the-go. These eBooks can be used with a laptop or desktop computer or
an iPad.
Best of all, Capstone Interactive eBooks provide critical supports like text-highlighting and
read-aloud audio, recorded by professional voice-over artists. Plus, the easy navigation makes
it inviting for your student to find their Capstone favorites: like the spunky Katie Woo, stunning
photography from PebblePlus books, and thrilling reads like Library of Doom
from Michael Dahl.
And you can feel comfortable knowing your student is exploring an
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of the classroom.

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District Offers Words of Sympathy for Family of Superintendent Whiston

On behalf of the Board of Education the Dearborn Public Schools offers its most sincere condolences to the family of State Superintendent Brian Whiston.  The District is saddened by the news of Brian’s passing and will keep the Whiston family in their thoughts and prayers.

“Brian was a great son, husband, father and grandfather and I am very fortunate to have been able to call him my friend.  Professionally he was a mentor but it was the times I was able to spend with him outside of work that I will always treasure and will miss,” expressed current Dearborn Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

While in Dearborn, Whiston was named Superintendent of the Year in 2014 by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA). The award recognized his hard work, leadership, innovation, and collaborative efforts.   Programs and initiatives put into place under Whiston’s tenure in the district won awards, saved tax payer dollars, and most importantly provided quality instruction to the students in the classroom.  Dearborn’s recent 95% graduation rate is a continuation of a trend that started in 2012 due to programs put in place by Whiston.

The Henry Ford Collegiate Academy was another program started by the seven year superintendent of Dearborn. The program gives qualified District students an opportunity to achieve their high school diploma and associates degree in 5 years, at no cost to the student while still remaining active at their home high school. The program has won two awards, one from the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce recognizing its innovative approach and the Education Excellence award by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

On top of the many positive changes that occurred while Mr. Whiston was Superintendent, he will always be remembered in Dearborn for his ability to build relationships. One of the first projects he started in Dearborn was to work with all of the Union groups to develop an on-going dialogue that built trust and positive communication.  That skill extended to the community as he built strong partnerships with local organizations, the business sector, and the City of Dearborn.

“His genuine kindness and friendly personality is what truly made him a popular figure in the District.  His actions were not for show, rather they always came from the heart,” added Maleyko.

The Dearborn Pubic Schools will remember Mr. Whiston with a moment of silence at the May 14, 2018 Board of Education meeting along with sharing a few photos of his time in Dearborn. In addition, in honor of Superintendent Whiston, Board Trustees and members of the Cabinet will wear blue shirts at the meeting, an almost trademark look of Whiston’s.

O.L. Smith 6th Grade Orientation

This is for our current 5th grade students who will be attending 6th grade at O.L. Smith this fall.

You are cordially invited to attend their annual 6th Grade Orientation on Wednesday, May 2nd. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to learn all that O. L. Smith has to offer. You will meet the 6th grade teachers, tour the building, learn about the clubs & sports teams they offer and students will have an opportunity to practice opening lockers. All students who attend the orientation will receive a Viking T-Shirt to show off at their elementary school the following day.

The staff looks forward to meeting all of you on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm. Please feel free to contact counselor Dr. Elder at 313-827-2812 for any questions or concerns.

The address is 23851 Yale St. Dearborn, MI.

Teacher of the Year Awards

Awards Ceremony for the 
2018 Alberta Muirhead 
Teacher of the Year Student’s Choice Awards
on Thursday, April 26th, 2018
at the 
beginning at 4:15 pm
 
Click HERE to attend
 
Please enjoy complimentary entry and refreshments!
Four winning teachers will be recognized 
with cash and prizes for their efforts:
 
Pre-K through 2nd grade
3rd through 5th grade 
Middle School
High school 
Come enjoy the nail-biting fun and anticipation as we announce the winners and
share an afternoon of celebrating everything 
that teachers do for our students.
The Alberta Muirhead 

Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Awards