Saturday, May 26, 2012
A group of exemplary students at Stout Middle School sent a mid-assembly message against bullying to their school.
An ordinary fire drill turned anything but for Dearborn's Stout Middle School on Tuesday, when a group of students–led by school liaison Fatima Tekko–hosted a flash mob in the middle of an assembly. The students involved sent a message against bullying to their classmates by performing a surprise song-and-dance routine in the school auditorium. Students involved included Slade Segerson, Bailey Dudek, Jenna Serazio, Alex Ayoola, DaiJanee Cooper, Kyla Hartwell, Jonte Dorsey, Trevor Dorsey, Ishraaq Atkins, Makaylah Owens, Gabrielle Koskyn, Delaney Melnik, Marissa Franz, Jessa Navarre and Ali Sareini.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The animal shelter raise awareness of their efforts to win the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
Who let the dogs out? On Tuesday afternoon, it was the Dearborn Animal Shelter, which brought human and four-legged supporters to the steps of Dearborn City Hall for a "100K Flash Mob." The flash mob invited staff, supporters and volunteers of the shelter to help shine the spotlight on their attempts to win the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Participants handed out 100 Grand candy bars, held up signs encouraging people to vote, and did their own rendition of "Who Let The Dogs Out?" The hope is that more visibility will lead to more votes in the national competition. The $100K Challenge is an opportunity for animal shelters across the country to save more lives and get rewarded for it…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Random acts of song and dance are everywhere these days. Have you participated in a flash mob? Share it with Patch.
Where there's a crowd these days, there's likely to be a flash mob. And where there's a flash mob, well, there's likely to be a camera capturing the song and dance. A flash mob is a group of people who gather in public, suddenly, to perform a song or dance or another random (but coordinated) act. As quickly as they come together, they then disperse. Patch has been lucky enough to have been tipped off to several such flash mobs over the past several months. Here, we've compiled videos of some of our favorites. Have you been involved in a flash mob? Upload a video here and share it with Patch readers. Are you planning a flash mob? Let your local Patch editor know (our email addresses are at the top of this page). Until then, here's a little …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Students danced to Katy Perry's "Firework" in public to promote acceptance of their peers.
A group of DuVall Elementary students and staff held flash mobs at a school function and during the Edison Street Sale over the weekend in an effort to "take a stand against bullying," according to their YouTube site. The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students were joined by staff in performing a surprise dance routine to Katy Perry's hit song "Firework." Flash mobs are sudden, public gatherings or performances meant to make a statement–usually about a political or social issue, but sometimes just for fun or satirical purposes. According to the site, "They held a flash mob to 'Firework' ... because the song speaks about loving who you are. They worked on loving themselves and the differences in others. "Through the flash mobs, the …