The law requires the Dearborn Public Schools to provide parents or guardians a set of legal announcements containing information on laws pertaining to students and parents. The updated version of these announcements is now available on the district website, www.dearbornschools.org. All parents and guardians are encouraged to take a moment and review the document. If anyone is in need of translation assistance to review the document please contact the Student Services Office at 827-3005
Several parents and students at Long have expressed interest in the Dearborn STEM Middle School. Here is the latest information.
Applications for the school Year 2016-2017 will be submitted online this year by clicking the link below; Must be a Dearborn City Resident to Apply. All applications must be submitted by March 18th.
Enrollment is limited and based on student interest and test scores. Currently, we will have 60 openings for 6th grade (current 5th graders) and no openings for 7th grade (current 6th graders), and 3 opening for 8th grade (current 7th graders).
8th grade is still in the planning stages and we will have more information sometime in semester 2.
Process: Apply before the deadline! Administration will look at your M-Step and NWEA scores. Depending on number of applicants, a selection will be asked to come to the Dearborn Heights Campus and take the Explore test. Based on those scores students will be invited to attend the STEM school.
Testing is penciled in for the weeks between April 4 and 22nd.
This is a school of choice and transportation is the families responsibility.
Explore Test information and preparation link: Explore Info and Prep
Click on ‘All about the test’ and on the right are practice tests.
Mrs. Newsted worked with Mrs. Jones fifth graders to produce technology enhanced planet reports. The students used Chatterpix to create their report and Mrs. Newsted linked their reports to a QR barcode that can be accessed through a cell phone or tablet. Check them out in the hall by the gym or scan the code in the picture below.
The Long School S.A.S. (Serious About Science) Club will begin meeting with Mrs. Newsted next Thursday, Jan. 14 from 3:45-4:30. This is a new academic enrichment program for fourth and fifth graders interested in Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. Interested students applied for the program and selected students were notified this week. We are excited to be offering this opportunity and would like to expand in the future.
For more information about Long students’ scientific endeavors, check out the Long Science Enrichment blog.
Students involved in the afterschool music program at Lowrey School visited Long School today and entertained us with their caroling. Under the direction of music teacher, Ashley Helper and with the assistance of teacher, Rana Hassna, 44 students in grades 4 and 5 rode the bus to Long and performed several songs for students in first, second and third grades. Everyone enjoyed the event and we are very thankful to Ms. Helper for including Long School in the singers’ itinerary.
Our School Culture Committee has transformed the main hallway into a Winter Wonderland. The fence that once held pumpkins is now home to snowmen and snow women enthusiastically displaying their math knowledge. Every student is contributing in their own unique way. Stop by and ask your child to point out his or her snowman.
Today was Ms. Pizzino’s last official day with her first graders. Mrs. McShane is returning from her leave on Monday.
The Long School community and all of the students would like to thank her immensely for all she has done for us. Her dedication, energy and positive attitude created an atmosphere where students were able to grow and learn each day. We look forward to seeing her back at Long School soon.
Long School PTA will host a fundraiser at the Panera Bread location on the hill in Allen Park. Stop by for some delicious food, show the flyer and support Long School!
Long School City Beautiful Jr. Commissioners, Ayah and Brian, were sworn in by Mayor O’Reilly last week. Our City Beautiful representatives head up our Student Recycling Committee. The Recycling Committee is responsible for educating Long students about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. They have a bulletin board in the hall and present during assemblies. They also collect recycling from classrooms and take our bins out for curbside pick-up.
Students attending Dearborn’s Homecoming were able to enter a raffle sponsored by the DFT to win books for their entire class. Long School 2nd grader, Xaiver, was the Elementary School winner! The DFT board came to Mrs. Ciecko’s classroom with a sign, a plaque and a beautiful selection of books for everyone. It was so exciting! Thank you Dearborn Federation of Teachers.