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Middle School College Night March 3, 2020

It is not too early to begin thinking about college. Middle School College Night provides an opportunity for 8th grade students and their parents to meet with representatives from colleges and universities—large/small, urban/suburban, public/private, in-state/out-of-state, etc. in order to begin exploring college options.  This community service event provides a unique experience for 8th grade students and their parents to learn the steps of college admission. The open house format allows participants to drop in at any time during the event.

https://www.schoolcraft.edu/college-events/college-events-calendar/2020/03/03/college-events/middle-school-college-night
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Reminder – Henry Ford Early College Application Deadline is March 1, 2020

Reminder –  Any 8th grader interested in getting free college and earn an Associate Degree through the Early College Program have until March 1st to apply. An Associate Degree will allow you to transfer easily to a 4 year university or begin a career earning a nice starting salary.  Check your school email for the link to the application. It is a very easy application process.  See your counselor for more information. 
  https://earlycollege.dearbornschools.org/accepting-applications/  

2.  When you click the link, the first page is just information, read it then click the NEXT 

3.  After you hit NEXT, you will begin the application process, make sure your parents are with you when you complete the application. 

4.  Recommendation letters from your counselor, science, and math teachers will be completed by them.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1st.

CLICK THE APPLICATION LINK BELOW
https://forms.gle/y4wwFjfqezakTyQw8

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NEA Big Read – Dearborn

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxOlWXUgZyzZa2FaR2V4LTBRR2Y1aGM0QVc4WU9hTXptM2Z3

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Dearborn Museum Hosts Kids STEM Event Saturday

STEM Saturday!

The Dearborn Historical Museum on Saturday, February 8 will host its first STEM Saturday event. This event will include three fun science experiments designed to get kids thinking about the science behind weather. Children will be able to make a tornado in a jar, a balloon rocket, and a window water cycle. This fun, afternoon activity will happen at the McFadden Ross House from 12 to 1:30 pm. Due to the cost of materials, admission to the event will be $2 per child. 

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Girls Engineering Day for 4th-6th Grade Students

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Detroit Section is pleased to announce its twelfth annual Girls’ Engineering Exploration (GEE) Day on Saturday, March 21. This year’s event will be held at the Michigan Science Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The free seminar, with lunch provided, is a part of SWE’s continuous effort to educate young women about the endless career opportunities that the engineering field has to offer.

The attached flyer: SWE flyer is for girls who may have an interest and enthusiasm in the STEAM subjects. SWE is striving to reach out and inspire girls that work hard and have the potential to become future engineers. The program is limited to 125 girls, so please encourage students and parents to respond as soon as possible. 

Teachers and parents are also invited to attend an informational and interactive session at the same time as the student events. They will be provided with resources and opportunities to further engage their child/student in engineering activities. If teachers and/or parents are interested in attending they can register in the same link provided on the flyer. Lunch is provided and seating is limited.

Registration instructions are included on the flyer. The last date to register for the students, teachers, and parents is Monday, March 2, but seating is limited so please sign up as soon as possible.

For any questions, please contact us as SWEDetroitGEE@gmail.com.

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DCMST Application is Now Available

DEARBORN CENTER FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DCMST) is a community of learners sharing a high interest in math, science & technology.  The 4 year program provides enrichment and acceleration through a hands-on problem solving approach that integrates technological applications with math and science. 

  • Applications for current Dearborn Public School students and out-of-district students are available on the DCMST website/blog (March 13, 2020 deadline)
  • Applications are open to all students who will successfully complete Algebra 1 by June 2020
  • Students will be selected based on standardized test scores (MStep, NWEA, Algebra 1 Sem 1 CA) and GPA

The link is located on the banner–click on Potential DCMST Candidates. The link:  https://dcmst.dearbornschools.org/potential-dcmst-candidates/

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8th Graders Attended A Secondary School Options Presentation

December 13, students heard from district representatives about various programs and options Dearborn schools offers to students. This is a good time for 8th graders to begin preparing for their high school transition by examining some of the options. The slide presentation is posted for families to review. You can also reach out to your child’s counselor for questions.

High school counselors will be visiting Smith after the start of the semester and provide valuable information about requirements toward graduation.

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NJHS Was Busy At Parent Teacher Conferences

Students:

Greeted and thanked veteran’s by honoring them with letters

Made Blankets for victims of domestic abuse

Veteran’s Day Honor Our Military – November 11 (Cafeteria)

Festival of Trees – November 25 10:30-1pm

Greeted Families for Conferences

Partnered with Student Council and Donated Snack Sales for the family of our Former Student Zahraa.

Supported the PTSA Bakes Sale Which Donated Their Proceeds to the Family of Zahraa. Thanks to all our Students, Staff, and Families who Supported Smith Causes.

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Staff vs Fall Festival Winner & Friends Basketball

The winning team was……Staff…but it was not easy! Led by Festival winner Captain Griffin Aytes and his team! Way to Go Vikings! Lots of Fun!

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Camp Kangaroo Bereavement Camp

This is a free therapeutic camp for children who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. This camp is not related to Dearborn Schools, but more information to pass on.

https://seasonsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Camp-Kangaroo-MI-2018.pdf

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