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Important Message about Fragrance-Free School/Classrooms

Important Message about Fragrance-Free School/Classrooms

Hello Staff. Students and Parents!!


Here is a very important message from our Principal about Howe being a fragrance-free school.  Please do your best to remember not to use/wear scented products when entering Howe school as this could trigger severe allergies and allergic reactions.   Like all classrooms, the Music Room is designated as a fragrance-free room.  This includes during and after-school.  Thank you!


Greetings Howe School Families,

I am reaching out to all of you to ask your assistance with providing a safe environment for a member of our Howe School community who has developed a serious allergy to fragrances often found in personal care products, perfumes, colognes, lotions, and scented sanitizers or cleaning products.  Contact with these scents, even in small amounts can cause serious and adverse health effects. As a result, Howe School will now be designated as a fragrance-free school.

As a district, and as a school, we have put in place measures to assist with this situation, and are asking that all the students and staff refrain from wearing scented lotions, colognes, and perfumes during or after the school day. In the event that a student or staff member forgets and wears a scent, they will be asked to leave the classroom until the situation is resolved. The safety and well being of our staff and students is our priority. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to make Howe School a designated fragrance-free school!

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Fournier if you have questions or would like any information about fragrance allergies.

With Respect,


Tammy Fournier

Principal/Special Education Coordinator




Congratulations to our Howe Honors Choir students (Gr 3-5) who gave three performances of Seussical The Musical on May 31, 2018.  A great time was had by all!

There will be openings in the Honors Choir for the 2018-2019 school year.

Requirements are:

Receive an invitation from the school Ms. Harden

Perform an in-class audition

Students must be able to sing all of the correct notes and rhythms

Students must have exemplary behavior in all school classes


Good luck and see you next year!





3rd Grade Music Tournament Winners!

3rd Grade Music Tournament Winners!

The 3rd Grade Music Tournament was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on the Miller Stage. All third grade classes were in attendance for this special tournament.

The eight finalists were:

Khalid Binhabib (Elkadri)
Nour Bazzi (Elkadri)
Mohsen Sharian (Mikho)
Amenah Aljahmi (Mikho)
Mohammed Mattit (Hammoud, I)
Habib Bazzi (Hammoud, I)
Alaa Saeed (Bridgeman)
Hady Bazzi (Bridgeman)

They competed in an 8 person bracket, randomly selected and competed in single elimination until the winner was crowned. Congratulations to this year’s Champion, AMENAH ALJAHMI and Runner-Up Mohammed Mattit for a job well done! Congratulations to all participants. You made your classes proud!


Fatima Almosawi – Recorder Soloist!!

Fatima Almosawi – Recorder Soloist!!

5th Grade student Fatima Almosawi had the distinguished honor of playing onstage with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra as a recorder soloist! The music she played was the Ode To Joy from the 9th Symphony of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.

The concert took place at 9:45am on Feb. 9, 2017 in the Michael Guido Theater of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The concert hall was filled with 4th grade students from all over Dearborn for this wonderful pedogogical concert. Great job to Fatima Mr. Jim Walters, conductor Kypros Marku and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra!

Ms. Harden and Ms. Conway

Mr. Walters having fun with the crowd.

Ms. Harden and Mr. Guthrie attend Senior Recital of former DPS Music Student

Ms. Harden and Mr. Guthrie attend Senior Recital of former DPS Music Student


M.s Harden and Mr. Guthrie attended the Senior Recital of one Adam Dib, one of their former music students Unis and Fordson, who is studying Jazz Studies (Music) and Environmental Science at Wayne State University.  Adam is a fine Composer/Arranger, Multi-instrumentalist (saxophone/flute/clarinet/piano) and Conductor.  We are so proud of you and your accomplishments Adam!

W.B.P.E. Outstanding 5th Grade Student 2014-2015

W.B.P.E. Outstanding 5th Grade Student 2014-2015

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 5th Grade winner of the World Beat Performance Ensemble Outstanding Student Award, Mashaer Abdulmalik!  We are so proud of you Mashaer and can’t wait to see what great things await you in the future!  Great job and keep drumming.  We will miss you and you will always be a Mustang!

Drum Award 2015

Drum Award Mashaer 2015