“All students who took the SAT practice test at Fordson this past Saturday should come to the Fordson auditorium this Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 pm to get the results of the practice test and to hear strategies on how to perform better on the real SAT test next time. The parents are highly encouraged to attend with their child.”
Greetings Fordson Community,
Creating a school environment where all people are treated with respect and courtesy is part of our daily routine at Fordson High School. More than 2,700 students and almost 200 staff members use these principles as they interact with each other to create a welcoming school environment for all. Unfortunately, on occasion, an individual situation may occur that disrupts our normal routine and expectations.
On Friday morning a student became agitated in class and used profane language to express their frustration with a substitute teacher. Fortunately, no one was injured and no physical altercation occurred but the verbal rant did continue to escalate and the student was asked to leave the classroom. The substitute teacher was also removed from the classroom so that school administration could investigate the details of how the situation occurred.
At Fordson, we know this isolated incident does not represent the real culture and climate in the school or the typical behavior of our students. We also understand that in any work or school environment personalities can sometimes conflict and events in our personal life can influence our behaviors. This can result in a situation quickly rising to a level of frustration far beyond a rational response.
I wanted to share this information to assure all parents and community members that what occurred today at our school is not the typical behavior of our students or staff. The actions of a single person should not reflect the many accomplishments of our students both in and out of the classroom.
Fordson High School
Greetings Fordson Community,
There was an unfortunate incident at the October 18 soccer game at Dearborn High. The Dearborn High Administration has been working in collaboration with Central Administration, Fordson Administration, and Dearborn Police to resolve the situation; here’s some more information found on the DHS website.
In every community, the youth’s voice has been limited and no change can be made. The Dearborn Youth Affairs Commission is an opportunity to make yourself heard. The DYAC was created by Mayor Jack O’Reilly and the vision for this group was to seek change in the community and ensure that people’s voices are heard and changes were made for the better. Only select leaders from the community are chosen to be a part of the DYAC. From attending town hall meetings to hosting the city-wide event: Dearborn’s Got Talent for all talent to be shown, we look to honor our ways, by making it all about the people. Our city is in a crisis where our youth has decreased in involvement on political action and community engagement. Most of our commitment has now been from the older generations. However, now it is time for that demographic to change. The younger generation has been given a chance to answer the call to act and make a difference. So, are you up to making a difference in your community?
Seniors: Head shots are due November 16th, to C203-Mrs.Kubitz, no exceptions. New this year, Baby photos will be placed next to your senior head shot for $10, get yours in by December 7th to C203, hard copy or electronic.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a life-changing program that positively impacts the entire community. From exciting local business guest lecturers to dynamic field trips to local companies, students learn how to develop and run a real enterprise in a fun, projects-based approach.
Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in 168 communities across America. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.
Develop and deliver experience-based entrepreneurship programs to young people to:
- Enable them to transition successfully to adulthood;
- Help them to pursue their dreams by harnessing their creativity and energy;
- Help them transform their ideas into tangible enterprises that create economic and social value for a better world;
- Develop the character of tomorrow’s leaders based on personal principles and values;
- Enable educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce to provide successful and effective entrepreneurship programs for middle and high school students;
- Create a culture of innovation in schools and communities across the nation; and
- Foster the entrepreneurial mindset in young people, educators, and community members.
Are you passionate about improving your school’s climate and culture? Do you believe in positive leadership, activism and making a difference? If you answered yes to both questions, you should apply to become a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC). This is the 4th year that Dr. Maleyko has invited high school students to join him as we continue to be a District of Distinction. He wants to hear from you because he realizes that you know the pulse of your school better than anyone else. Unfortunately, space is limited and the council will consist of no more than 20 students (10th – 12th grade only). Please determine if you meet the following requirements before applying: (1) Excellent attendance (2) 2.0 G.P.A. or higher (3) Willing to collaborate with peers (4) Demonstrate problem solving, creative thinking, initiative, flexibility and a desire to make positive change (5) Exhibit communication & presentation skills (6) Adhere to the Student Code of Conduct policies (7) Attend monthly meetings during the school day (8) Ability to balance course work, monthly meetings and extra curricular community activities. September 27, 2018 is the deadline for submitting your application. Be Inspirational! Pursue your Education! Celebrate your successes!