Dearborn Public Schools

Kicking off the 2020-2021 School Year

This school year starts like no other before. All our teachers have worked so diligently to ensure they reach all our students. Many of our students and/or their families may struggle to understand the new “Schoology” platform, navigating a computer, responding to emails, getting on zoom and much more. We know our teachers have gone … Read more

District Parent Meeting

The EL Department hosted the first district parent meeting of the year this week.  Topics included information about the 2019 bond, food service information for parents, and curriculum discussions on elementary and middle school math. Many thanks to the district food service team (Jeff Murphy, Josh Bain and Enas Maki), Math curriculum coaches (Rita Stergalis … Read more

Congratulations Kellie Bugajski!

After 31 dedicated years in our district, Kellie Bugajski bids farewell to Dearborn Schools.  We thank her for her service and for the impact she has had on so many teachers and students. Best wishes on your new adventures, Kellie!  Dearborn will miss you.

You Are Welcome Here

Colorin Colorado released a 20-minute film, You Are Welcome Here, which showcases the ways in which our district is helping immigrant students succeed, featuring Salina Elementary School and Salina Intermediate School. (click on the title link above to watch.)  

Secondary Early Literacy

Secondary ELD Specialists engaged in a second day of early literacy development in order to meet the needs of newcomers.  

MABE Conference Highlights

Kellie Bugajski and Nadra Shami had the honor of being featured speakers this year at the Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) Annual Conference.  This institute inspires educators and provides practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in classrooms. This ensures that English Learners are not only able to feel a greater sense of belonging, but … Read more

“My Potential” EL Mentoring at EFHS

A couple years ago, the Edsel Ford team organized the EL Mentoring committee with the help of the Dearborn Rotary Club.  Third and fourth year ELs mentor incoming freshmen throughout the year.  They are provided with opportunities to meet, interact and attend field trips. The “My Potential” EL Mentoring Club had its 2nd Career Fair … Read more

District Parent Meeting – A Look at Assessments

The EL Department hosted another district parent meeting.  Language and Literacy Trainers facilitated segments on the different assessments administered to K-12 students.  NWEA, MSTEP, P/SAT and WIDA were explained followed by links to parent and student resources.  Many thanks to Nadia Makled in the District Assessment office for her collaboration in helping the EL Department … Read more

Essential Practices 6-12

ELD Specialists and Title I teachers collaborated with secondary math and literacy coaches and coordinators in the 6-12 Essential Literacy Practices.  The focus of the Essential Practices at the secondary level is on disciplinary literacy.  Participants delved into deep discussion and analysis of essential practice #1 through several activities.          

A Campus Visit to U of M Dearborn

Fordson High School EL students toured the campus of U of M Dearborn which had a major impact on them.   The students were greeted by the Admissions Counselor Ms. Tubbs and presented with the history of U of M, admissions/financial aid, and programs offered to students.

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