Saturday, May 18, 2013
Share your pre-prom photos with Dearborn readers this weekend before heading out for the big night.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Dearborn Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory before the big night! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips." For the latest Dearborn news and information, "like" Dearborn Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Biology teacher John Powell will succeed David Mifsud beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.
When athletes at Dearborn High School take to the field for the 2013-2014 football season, they will be greeted by a new face. The high school recently announced the appointment of John Powell as its new head football coach. Powell, a Biology and sports tech teacher at DHS, will succeed David Mifsud, who accepted the head football coach position at Parma Western High School after 16 years at Dearborn. "I'm really excited to have the opportunity to lead the football program at Dearborn High School and work with these great parents and students," Powell said. Powell has a long history with the athletic program at DHS, serving as assistant coach to Mifsud in 2012, and as a basketball and golf coach at Fordson High School. "I'm not here to …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The DHS films "Becoming Charlie" and "Winnerman" will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Michael A. Guido Theater.
Dearborn High School students will debut two feature films today at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The films were developed in the DHS student video program under the direction of teacher Kurt Doelle. This year's films include Becoming Charlie, a drama based on the true story of a Dearborn High student (and WDHS alumni) who lost his parents, and had to fight to gain stability for himself and his sibling. Winnerman is a comedy that tackles the subject of bullying, where a high school football player risks his popularity to help a "nerdy" friend from bullies—a one-time job that turns him into an anti-bullying superhero. Emmanuela Jannaro, writer of Becoming Charlie said working on the film has been an empowering experience. "…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Dearborn police officers are investigating a mysterious fire that occurred at Dearborn High School on May 5. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the school around 12:56 a.m. after 911 operators received a phone call that a high jump landing pad was on fire. Upon arrival, officers determined that an unknown suspect or suspects purposely set the landing pad on fire. Officers located fresh graffiti written in chalk on the cement near the pad. One phrase read "MOE," and another phrase read "Oliver, hey guys," police said. Police discovered a trail east of the graffiti leading to the main burn site. Officers said the trail appeared to be made with an accelerant and had been burnt into the high school's outdoor track. After …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students in the high school's Business Professionals of America club will collect donations through Friday.
A fundraising effort is underway at Dearborn High School to raise money for the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Students in the DHS Business Professionals of America club organized the donation drive by selling popcorn, ice cream, and bagels to students and staff at the school this week. "The idea for the fundraiser came from how close the incident touched our school since one of our teachers was part of the run that day," club adviser Robert Yoder said. The Business Professionals of America prepares students for the world of business, Yoder explained. Dearborn students compete against other schools in more than 62 events at the regional, state, and national level during the school year. Yoder said the club is …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Lara Fawaz and Ollie Ajami were the 2013 recipients of the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department's Van Patrick Memorial Award.
Two Dearborn High School seniors were named "Athletes of the Year" by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department at the 61st annual sports awards ceremony on Sunday. Senior Lara Fawaz was honored at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center for her leadership on and off the court. Fawaz has a 4.4 GPA and has played on the varsity basketball and tennis teams for the past four years. She is a member of the National Mathematics Honor Society and the Link Crew program at DHS. Fawaz serves as a tutor and as a counselor at Camp Intervention, a science camp for elementary school students. In accepting her award, Fawaz said she enjoys playing sports and has made many lasting friendships with her teammates. "It's such a family atmosphere," she …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Share your kids’ athletic accomplishments with your Dearborn neighbors.
Sunday, February 24
Welcome to your Community Sports Gallery. Dearborn Patch has been around sharing news about the city for more than two years—but we need your help. Family, friends, coaches and teammates: We want to share sports accomplishments with our readers. Whether its scoring the winning goal in the Dearborn High soccer game or capturing your child's first time out on the field as a Fordson Tractor, we want to see it—and share it with the rest of the community. Today we dedicate a new space for posting sports accomplishments so that we can feature them in the Patch daily newsletter for all your neighbors to enjoy. Here are 5 steps you need to post your write-ups and photos to the Dearborn Patch Sports Gallery: Your local editor will feature your …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lara Fawaz will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.
A Dearborn High student has been named a 2013 Scholar-Athlete, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday. DHS senior Lara Fawaz will receive a scholarship when she attends the University of Michigan next fall to study neuroscience. Among her accomplishments, the MHSAA highlighted: In her essay, Fawaz spoke of the win-lose element of sporting events. “Those who lose and start to cause trouble with their opponents, do not only lose, but also undermine the respectable system of the game," she wrote. "Sometimes you lose and others you win, but how you react to a certain loss or win is what will define you as an athlete.” Fawaz is one of 32 Michigan students chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarships for 2013. Award winners…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will run Aug. 29-31 at Wayne State University.
Dearborn High School will open its football season for a second time against Chippewa Valley High School at the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University this August, the commission announced Monday. Additionally Fordson High School will make their debut at the tournament against Macomb Dakota. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the Prep Kickoff Classic will be held at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State Aug. 29-31. This year's program will feature the most comprehensive grouping of teams in the event's nine-year history, including back-to-back state champions Detroit Cass Tech and top Catholic League teams from Southeast Michigan, Cleveland and Toledo. “The Detroit Sports Commission is …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A donation of $3 gets participants a bowl of chili.
Think you have the best chili in Dearborn? The Dearborn High School Band Chili Cook-Off will decide once and for all. The cook-off, a fundraiser for the DHS band program, will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Dearborn High is located at 19501 Outer Drive. There is a $10 entry fee for all the chili cooks out there. Prizes will be given to the top three chili entrants, as chosen by a panel of "celebrity" judges—including Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston. If you just want to try the chili, $3 gets a bowl of chili or nachos and cheese, plus a choice of beverage. Extra cups of chili are $1. Desserts will also be available for purchase.