August 24

Courtyard Celebration To Be Held Thursday, August 28

Work on the Courtyard is scheduled to be completed in August.

Work on the Courtyard is scheduled to be completed in August.

On August 28th, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, there will be a Courtyard Celebration to initiate the official opening of the FHS Courtyard.

The FHS Courtyard consists of a outdoor classroom area, planter boxes, garden, water feature, and engraved pavers. The staff and students at FHS have added to the beauty of FHS and created an area for all students to appreciate and to learn more about environmental issues.

Please join us for a tour of the FHS Courtyard on August 28th.

Category: Class News
August 24

FHS ALUMNUS WILLIAM BREHM DONATES $17,000 TO DISTRICT CHOIR PROGRAM

2013-14 Fordson High School Vocal Ensemble and their director, Matthew Laura

2013-14 Fordson High School Vocal Ensemble and their director, Matthew Laura

Ten years ago, William Brehm, a philanthropist and Fordson High School alumnus, founded the Brehm Scholars Program. While directly covering the costs of higher education for a select group of Fordson graduates, the program has also inspired many other Fordson students to reach goals that previously seemed unattainable. Now, Mr. Brehm, an avid music lover, is broadening his impact by granting $17,000 to the district-wide choir program.

This grant was sparked by the Fordson High School vocal ensemble director, Matthew Laura, who applied to the Dearborn Education Foundation for $30,000 in funding to upgrade decrepit risers, aging recording equipment, and worn out uniforms. The foundation used its inaugural Green Tie event to spotlight Mr. Laura’s request (one of many it receives each year). In the audience that night, Mr. Brehm saw another opportunity to help his alma mater and its district. Thus, a partnership between Mr. Brehm, the Dearborn Public Schools’ district (contributing $6,500), and the foundation (contributing the remaining $6,500) was launched.

This grant will insure that there is continuity of equipment between Dearborn’s three traditional high schools. In addition, with upgraded recording equipment, the choir can improve its performances as well as submit audition recordings for performance opportunities at local, national, and international events. Perhaps most importantly, the new risers will give students a safe, stable platform on which to practice their craft.

For those who have been considering a partnership with the foundation, there are many ways to help. Giving options and contact information can be found at dearbornedfoundation.org/donate or call 313.827.8790.

Category: Class News
May 12

Attention 2014 Seniors!

Important Dates:

Seniors, tryouts for graduation speeches will be as follows:

Speeches due to Mrs. Dakhlallah on May 21st

And tryouts on May 22nd in the choir room at 2:30

All students must be there at 2:30 and wait outside the choir room until you are called in for your audition

At graduation the two student speakers will be the class president and the student selected from the audition. Speeches are to be no more than 5 minutes.

Cap and Gown Distribution May 19 - All Three Lunches

Honors Night Photo May 19 – 2:20 Main Gym

Seniors Final Exam Schedule:

Thursday, May 29 - 4th, 5th & 6th Hour Finals
Friday, May 30 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Hour Finals
Prom - May 30 at 6:00 PM at the Dearborn INN
Senior Picture - May 30 at 10:30 AM
Honors Night June 3rd – 6:00 PM and Students Must Arrive at 4:45 PM and report to the main gymGraduation Rehearsal in Auditorium – June 11 at 11:45 AM

Graduation - June 14 at 10:00 AM and Students must Report at 7:45 AM to the Auditorium

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