Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The new program available in Dearborn will allow residents to see which schools their kids will attend based on their address.
A request for a new tool for residents of the Dearborn Public Schools district yielded a learning opportunity for one budding technology whiz, the district announced Monday at their Board of Education meeting. Dearborn High and Michael Berry Career Center student Ali Isayli has spent part of his senior year developing an online program that allows residents to easily find out which schools their children will attend, based on their address. "I was approached by Dearborn Public Schools to do this project, and I was glad to take it," Isayli said to the board Monday. Technology Director for the district Troy Patterson commended Isayli's hard work. "We thought this would be a great opportunity for a student," he told the board. "It's very …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school senior athletes across the country.
When Ali Jawad was a freshman at Dearborn High School, he met a senior soccer player named Soony Saad who inspired him to become more serious about the sport. Saad and his brother, Hamoody, both went on from DHS to attend the University of Michigan and play on the school's soccer team. And now, like his idol, Jawad is heading to UM, too. "It's kind of a legacy, but it's a great school as well," said Jawad of his plans to head to Ann Arbor in the fall. "It's exciting, and to follow their path is something I've wanted to do since freshman year." Jawad was one of four DHS student-athletes to sign a letter of intent to play for and attend a college. The students were four of thousands who made their college plans official this week, as …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Post an announcement or photo on Patch to let us know if your student-athlete has made plans for college.
National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, is a big day for many student-athletes, and we would love for you to share their accomplishments on Dearborn Patch. For some high school senior athletes, it's a day they make their college plans official. It's something to take pride in, and we would love to help parents, coaches and athletic directors spread the word. Patch has several ways in which you can share the news about student-athletes from Dearborn High, Fordson, Edsel Ford and Divine Child. Start spreading the news today on Patch!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Audiences can check out "Becoming Charlie" and "Winnerman" this May.
Every year, members of Dearborn High School's student video program—WDHS, under the direction of teacher Kurt Doelle—show off a year of hard work to the community in a feature film presentation. And this year, audiences will get double the entertainment. WDHS this month announced that the class of writer, videographers, actors, directors and editors in the making will be showcasing two films to the community this May. Becoming Charlie is 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 …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Of 120 finalists, 32 will be chosen to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced finalists for the 2012-2013 Scholar-Athlete Award Friday, and one Dearborn High School student made the cut. Lara Fawaz, a senior who plays basketball and tennis for the Pioneers, was named a finalist in the annual competition. Of the 120 finalists announced today, 32 will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarships. Award winners are chosen based on a combination of athletic and academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale), and previously have won a varsity letter in at least one sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a postseason tournament. Students also were asked to respond to a series of short essay …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The alumnae will debut in the Performance Network Theatre's "Brill" on Thursday.
Thursday, January 10
Two alumnae of the Dearborn High School's theatre program will hit the professional stage this week when Brill debuts at the Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Jan. 10. Sarah Ann Leahy will star as a singer/songwriter Margie Lesser, a young folk-rock singer who bursts into the life of a washed-up big band musician struggling in the world-famous Brill Building in Manhattan during 1959. Erin Sabo (McCann) will serve as the managing director of the show. The show has introduced the two ladies who graduated 10 years apart from Dearborn High School and both participated in the award-winning theatre program under the direction of Greg Viscomi. “I was surprised and excited when I found out that Sarah was also a member of the …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans.
There's no doubt that students at Dearborn High, Fordson, Divine Child and Edsel Ford know how to support their sports teams. But, do Dearborn schools have the best fan section around? Now you've got a chance to prove it. The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans and is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Michigan. To enter, follow these rules: The MHSAA Student Advisory Council will choose five finalists. MHSAA officials will visit each school on a Friday game night to see the fan section in person. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 and will be invited to the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals at the Breslin Center on March 22 to be recognized and receive …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The annual basketball tournament is held to raise funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Edsel Ford High School hosted the annual Guido Showcase on Wednesday. The annual Dearborn-based tournament raises funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. in memory of former Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2006. Basketball teams from Dearborn High, Fordson High, Edsel Ford and Divine Child competed against other area schools in the tournament. The showcase is usually held over two days during the district's winter break, but was condensed to one. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ali Farhat—playing with the Pioneers—was the stand-out player of the day. Farhat scored 37 points in the team's win over Detroit Catholic Cental, including seven 3-pointers. Here's a look at how the teams fared: Girls …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Students work year-round to help vulnerable citizens, but this holiday season, GirlTalk members will help victims of abuse at Vista Maria.
In room B-17 at Dearborn High School, Rima Hassan knows that many of the 15 or so students that are planning charitable projects to help people affected by the local economy may in fact be part of families that are struggling themselves this holiday season. Hassan, a language arts and psychology instructor at the school, mentors the student-run “GirlTalk” group, which aims to help people in the community throughout the year. And in the past month or so, the group has sold candy, collected donations and made provisions to donate toiletries, games, and coloring books to vulerable people recieving services and assistance at Vista Maria, a nonprofit outreach center in Dearborn Heights. Club members also made sure that each of the 150 residents…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Detroit team beat Dearborn 42-23 Saturday at Cass Field.
The football season is officially over for Dearborn schools. While Fordson and Edsel Ford's runs had already ended for 2012, the remaining team—Dearborn High School's Pioneers—was knocked out of the running for a state title Saturday afternoon in a district championship game against Detroit's Cass Tech. It's the third district title in a row for the school. They won 42-23 on their home turf. According to the Detroit Free Press, DHS was up at the half, 17-14. However, Cass Tech answered with 28 points in the second half for a commanding lead the Pioneers just couldn't catch up to. DHS quarterback Ollie Ajami told the Free Press they came in knowing they faced a great team. "We just knew we had to play our heart out and we had to be on our A…