Fordson Key Club Group Shot
Fordson’s Key Club recently attended the 67th Michigan District of Key Club International Service Leadership Conference in Kalamazoo, MI.
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.
As a strong supporter of this Registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
Special Education is hosting a free educational presentation on depression, anxiety, psychosis for parents/guardians of teens. Please click on this link for a flier with more information.
STUDENT DAILY BULLETIN
November 6, 2017
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
SAT word of the day: – Equivocate– “e-kwiv-e-kate”: Definition: Not taking a clear stand or purposely using unclear language to deceive someone. The sample sentence is: Politicians usually equivocate during their speeches in order to avoid upsetting some of their voters.
Tryouts for Girls Basketball will take place today. Freshmen and JV girls will be in the Big Gym at 2:30, Varsity Girls at 4:30. You must have a physical with you to tryout.
Any 9th grade boy interested in trying out for the freshman basketball team must attend an informational meeting today at 2:30 in the auditorium.
If any student is interested in working the voting polls Tuesday Nov. 7th please see Mrs. Allie in room A208A OR Mrs. Zeidan in the nurse’s office.
Please join us for the Second Annual Mother/Daughter Tea which will be held on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:30- 8:30pm at The Dearborn Center for Performing Arts. Money raised will go to support scholarships for seniors who are actively involved in their community. See Mrs. Harb or Mrs. Herrick for tickets
Seniors who need to sign their senior class shirt have until Friday to do so. Go to Mrs. Saab in B202
Attention students: If interested in dual enrollment, please apply and turn in your forms ASAP.
All girls interested in becoming a member of the Varsity Cheerleading team are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 2:30pm in room A201 – Ms. Hadous’ room. The meeting will be about 45 minutes and will include team expectations and tryouts.
It’s not too late! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being an actor, more auditions are being held this Wednesday and Friday in A100 right after school. Can’t make either day? Come see Ms. Kanniainen in A100.
Want to help make a difference in your local community. Tis the season for giving! Student Government will be collecting donations in room A 106 or to your teachers who have an Amity container. This money will help feed and clothe families in need!
Buy your Thanksgiving candy grams for $2 during lunch, from a 2018 representative, or go to Ms. Saab and Ms. Ganfi in B202
Yearbooks are still on sale. They are now $75; don’t miss out on your memories! Get yours before the price goes up to $80.
Battle of Hunger is around the corner. There will be an informational meeting for the Battle of Hunger 3 in Room A 106 November 9th at 2:30.
Exposure Photography will be here on November 9th to take senior headshots. Headshots are due the following week so this will be your last chance to have your headshot taken and edited for only $25. Please see Ms. Naura in A101 to sign up as spots are limited
General Council Meeting will be held November 10th in room A 106 at 2:30. All clubs must be present with one member representing a club.
Have a brand new coat; don’t know what to do with it. Please donate any new coats and/or hats and gloves to Ms. Altomonte’s Room A 106. The coats, gloves and hats, will be donated to families in need November 18th.
Fordson is looking to re-start its bowling team this winter for boys and girls. We need approximately 8 of each to form a team. Please contact Mr. Proctor if you are interested in participating. We need to begin on November 13th.
Boy’s basketball tryouts are scheduled for Monday November 13th. You must have an MHSAA sports physical to try out. If you completed a fall sport, you are all set. Tryouts are as follows:
FRESHMAN WILL BEGIN AT 2:30
JUNIOR VARSITY WILL BEGIN AT 4:15
VARSITY WILL BEGIN AT 7:45
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in
Wrestling will begin Monday, November 13th. You must have a completed physical to try out.
If you would like to test out of a class in December, please see your counselor. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Nov. 16th. The form is now online.
Need volunteer hours? Sign up with Mrs. Allie or Ms. Altomonte to help deliver thanksgiving food and make boxes on November 18th at 11am. See where your donations go and come help our families in need.
Boys swimming will begin Monday, November 20th. You must have a physical.
The Pay It Forward Club wants to invite you to join in our November Thankful Challenge. Each day, on Snapchat and/or Instagram, post a photo of something/someone you are thankful for and use the hashtags #imthankfulfor and #FHSthankfulchallenge. 30 days, 30 posts! Let’s make being thankful a permanent way of thinking!
Seniors: Head shots are due November 17th-NO EXCEPTIONS- You must turn in a CD to Mrs. Kubitz in C203 and sign off that she received it. Electronic copies must be submitted via a drop box through your photographer. Either way you must sign off to ensure that Mrs. Kubitz received it. If you have any further questions, see Mrs. Kubitz in C203.
The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award is an award that recognizes youth based solely on volunteer service. All entries are due tomorrow. Click link: https://spirit.prudential.com/
Henry Ford College informational visit November 8th, 2017. Sign up in the counseling office.
Michigan State will be on site November 10th 2017 starting 9AM. Students must submit an application online prior to Nov. 10th. The application online requires ACT/SAT scores. After registering online, be sure to sign in for the event in the counseling office.
Eastern Michigan University informational visit November 13th, 2017. Sign up in the counseling office.
U of M Dearborn offering scholarships to students based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Please visit umdearborn.edu/scholarships for more information and to apply. Application deadline 12/15/17
The American Legion, Dept of MI Wilson Scholarship & Dept of MI Brewer Scholarship available to residents attending high school and are a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war-time veteran planning to attend any Michigan accredited college or university. Based on student’s GPA of 2.5 or higher, financial need, parent’s or grandparent’s honorable active war-time military service, goals and intentions. Forms available in counselors office. Deadline is January 8, 2018. Award is $500.
U of M Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship has 12 unique scholarship opportunities worth $3,500 each for incoming Freshman Fall 2018. Applications are accepted online. Visit www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org for online application and scholarship info. Deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm.
Michigan Rural Water Association is sponsoring a video contest. The contest is open to grades 9-12, individually or as a group of no more than 4, and a teacher representing a specific department must sponsor entries. Limit is 10 videos per school. Application/info available is counseling office. Video submission deadline is January 24, 18.
National Co-op Scholarship Program. Deadline is Feb. 15th, 2018
Parentinn – Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens – Annual ScholarshipInformation available online at http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship. Deadline is Feb 28, 2018.
Making the turn against Parkinson’s $5,000 scholarship award. Deadline is March 1st, 2018.
NFL Alumni- Detroit Chapter Student Athlete Scholarship- online application can be found on www.nflalumnidet.org. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded, application deadline March 2nd, 2018. Info. available in counseling office.
Norman Hammoud Scholarship—for anyone who is a football player. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships
George Darany Scholarship. Deadline March 31st, 2018
The Whiston Scholarship. Deadline March 31st, 2018.
Robert Cipriano Scholarship—for anyone who has participated in a full season of cross country, track, softball, baseball as well as a few other requirements. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships
Mr. & Mrs. Arnaldo Fracassa Food, Beverage & Hospitality Scholarship—for anyone going into Food, Beverage or Hospitality as well as a few other requirements. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships
2017 – 2018 William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program Application . Ends April 1st, 2018
B. Davis scholarship Deadline is May 22, 2018 Website is http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Stefan Wanczyk Foundation Scholarship, providing $2,000 scholarships. Application/info available in the counseling office. Application deadline May 31, 2018.
For more scholarship information, please stop by the counseling office.
Just a friendly reminder to students that there are absolutely no hats or hoodies allowed in the hallways or the classrooms and you must have your ID on you at all times…..
November 1, 2017
Although social media may have the advantage of being the first place a story is told it isn’t always the place where the most accurate story is told. I would like to take a moment to provide you with information regarding a message discovered today at Fordson High School.
On Wednesday, the administration at Fordson was made aware of graffiti placed on a wall in a boy’s restroom. The message warned students not to come to school and contained threatening comments.
The administration, working with our School Resource Officer, began to evaluate the credibility of the message. After further investigation and consulting with other Dearborn Police officers it was determined there was no evidence the message posed any credible threat of danger to students, staff, or the school.
In another era the message that was found would have been dismissed without a thought. However, we now live in a time where we must, to ensure the safety of all students and staff, take any type of threat seriously and be thorough in our investigation.
All staff members at Fordson pride themselves on providing our students, your children, with a safe learning environment. Communications is key to that process and I hope that my message to all of you today will help to enhance that process. If you have any questions please feel free to contact my office at 827-1404.
Fordson High School
رسالة هامة إلى أولياء أمور ثانوية فوردسون
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على الرغم من ما لوسائل التواصل الاجتماعي من مميزات كونها المنبر الأول الذي تروى من خلاله قصة ما، لكنها لا تكون دائماً المكان الذي تنتشر فيه القصة الأكثر دقة. لذا أريد أن أغتنم هذا الوقت لإبلاغكم عن رسالة اكتشفت اليوم في ثانوية فوردسون.
وجدت إدارة ثانوية فوردسون يوم الأربعاء، كتابات على جدار في مراحيض الذكور. تحتوي هذه الرسالة على تحذير يطلب من الطلاب عدم الحضور إلى المدرسة و على عبارات تهديدية .
بدأت إدارة الثانوية بالعمل مع شرطي الموارد المدرسية على تقييم مصداقية وجدية الرسالة. وبعد المزيد من التحقيق والتشاور مع سائر ضباط “شرطة ديربورن” تقرر أنه لا توجد أية أدلة على أن الرسالة جدية أو أنها تشكل خطراً على الطلاب، والموظفين، أو المدرسة.
من ناحية أخرى، كان من الممكن تجاهل الرسالة دون أية ضوضاء و لكننا نعيش الآن في زمن حيث يجب، لضمان سلامة جميع الطلاب والموظفين، التعامل مع أي نوع من التهديد بجدية والتحقيق فيه بعمق و عناية.
يفتخر جميع الموظفين في فوردسون بعملهم الدائم لتزويد طلابنا، وابنائكم، ببيئة تعليمية آمنة. التواصل بيننا هو مفتاح نجاح هذه العملية. آمل أن تساعد رسالتي لكم اليوم على تعزيز تلك العملية. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة الرجاء ألا تترددوا في الاتصال بمكتبي على الرقم : 1404-827-313.
مع فائق الشكر
ثانوية فوردسون الرسمية
Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.
Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones. Please be careful and obey all traffic laws. This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.
Please keep in mind:
- The bus stop is for buses only
- Walk children to school when possible
- Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible. This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
- Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
- Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards. They are there for your child’s safety.
- Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.
Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.
Fordson HS and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. Fordson HS is using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available from 5/9/17 to 5/31/17. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/lRjlCK
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal at Alcodrh@dearbornschools.org. Thank you in advance for supporting Fordson HS improvement efforts.
Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,
أولياء الأمور الكرام ،
مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت من 5/9 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي : https://goo.gl/lRjlCK
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي <<Alcodrh@dearbornschools.org شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة .
نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.