Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The series of meetings will cover the district's bullying policy, as well as individual schools' efforts.
In an effort to address parent and community concerns about bullying, Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn PTA Council have announced a series of "Response to Bullying" meetings scheduled for late Match and throughout April. According to DPS, the meetings are part of the parental and community involvement component contained in the district’s overall Response to Bullying program started in the fall of 2011. PTA Council members and district staff will provide information on a variety of anti-bullying activities taking place in the Dearborn schools and how parents can be part of the effort. Specific information will include an explanation of what is and what is not bullying, an overview of cyber bullying, and a review of Dearborn’s anti…
Friday, February 17, 2012
The accomplishments of Dearborn teachers, schools and parents were recognized at the PTA's annual dinner.
For the 72nd year, the Dearborn PTA took an evening to recognize the hard work of its schools, teachers and parents. At the Founder's Day Celebration, held Thursday at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, dozens of educators were honored for their commitment to students. Bryant Middle School band instructor Richard Pierce took home the biggest honor of the night: the PTA's Educator of the Year award. A teacher for nearly 40 years, Pierce has spent 31 of them in Dearborn Public Schools–most of them at Bryant. He has served on the district's curriculum council, as well as spearheaded a summer camp for students. Of his job, Pierce simply said, "The kids are always wonderful." See our photo gallery for a list of all the winners.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Isabella Fischer's photo will be featured among 25 other works at the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A Dearborn elementary student's photograph was chosen as one of 26 youth-made works of art to be displayed in an exhibit at the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. Lindbergh Elementary student Isabella Fischer's photograph depicting the plight of Detroit's homeless population will be displayed through March 7, along with works of art in all mediums by dozens of students nationwide. Fischer's photo was the only work from a Michigan student. Works included in the Student Art Exhibit Program, now in its ninth year, were chosen from amongst winners of the 2010-11 National PTA Reflections contest. According to the National PTA, the contest provides an opportunity to highlight artistic talent among students of all ages. …
Monday, June 27, 2011
With special education funding drying up across Michigan, Dearborn Public Schools will keep more special education students in-district to make sure programs stay in the black.
In his small office at the Dearborn Public Schools’ Audette Street administrative headquarters, Michael Shelton hopes that upcoming changes to offset special education monies will offset a looming crisis in funding for programming. Shelton, the director of special education for the 18,500-student district, said that balancing the needs of the district’s most challenged students against the backdrop of one of the most difficult fiscal environments in decades has been his challenge since taking the helm of the department for the 2010-11 school year. “We’re always going to make decisions based on what’s best for students,” he said. “But we knew what we would be dealing with a long time ago regarding funding, and we’re working hard to find …