A class from Howard Elementary went to the state capitol this week.
Friday, February 1
A group of Dearborn students got a lesson in state civics and a look at where laws are created this week when they visited the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing on Tuesday. Rep. George T. Darany (D-Dearborn) also visited the third grade class from Dearborn's Howard Elementary School during their tour of the Capitol.
Four Dearborn elementary schools played for top honors Tuesday in the district's annual chess tournament.
A hush fell over the players as the games started. Some ended quickly, while others went for nearly an hour, the faces of the participants growing intense as their teammates stood nearby, excitedly cheering them on. And in the end, Howard Elementary School got the final checkmate. Students from the school joined others from Snow, McCollough and Howe elementary schools for the Dearborn Public Schools elementary district chess championship on Tuesday afternoon. The tournament, held at the Administrative Services Center, pitted players from all four schools' chess clubs against each other for the title of district champion. Howard came in first, with Snow, McCollough and Howe coming in second through fourth, respectively. But really, …