A Letter from the Prinicpal

September 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing effort to keep an open line of communication with our parents, I would like to take a moment to share information with you regarding an incident that occurred today in our neighborhood.

Early this afternoon, Dearborn Police notified us that there was a police situation in the vicinity of our school. As a precautionary measure the police recommended that all students remain inside and all external doors secured. Supported by Central Office staff we followed these recommendations in order to maintain a safe school environment. All students were dismissed as scheduled without incident.

I would like to be clear that at no time were any students or staff in danger. The incident in the neighborhood did not involve our school and the actions that we took were precautionary in nature.

At The Heights Campus we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for all of our students. By working together and keeping an open line of communication we can ensure that our students, your children, will remain safe at school.

Sincerely,

Winifred L. Green, Ed.D. and Oussama Baydoun

NOTICE: School Safety Zone Enforcement

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.

Now Scheduling for 2017-2018 classes!

Students in all three Dearborn Highs Schools may elect to take one of the MBCC Career programs.  Staff from MBCC have been meeting with counselors and students this week sharing information.  Attached is the powerpoint presentation that describes our offerings.   For more details, please visit the individual program pages at http://berry.dearbornschools.org.

MBCC Course Offerings 2017-2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michael Berry Career Center Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

(Dearborn, MI – March 6, 2017)  During the month of March, students are invited to enroll in our Career & Technical Education programs for the 2017-2018 School year.  These half-day (1-2-3rd hour or 4-5-6th hour) programs are available to all 10th-12th grade students in Dearborn Public Schools.

Current Programs include: Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, Design & Information Technology and a new Business program (The Dearborn Business Academy at MBCC—allowing students to complete the Accounting, Marketing and Business Management curriculums in an integrated and comprehensive program).

The programs are free and bus transportation is provided.  All programs offer in-depth and hands-on training designed to prepare the student for success in college and their chosen career.  In addition to academic training, student will have the opportunity to participate in workplace-based training through field trips, job shadows and other “on-site” opportunities.  They will also have access to student leadership and competition opportunities through BPA, DECA, HOSA or SkillsUSA.

Students and parents interested in our programs have four opportunities to learn more about our facility, staff and course offerings.

  • MBCC staff are currently visiting all three high schools and making presentations to students about their options at MBCC next year.
  • There is even more information about our programs available on the MBCC website (http://berry.dearbornschools.org).
  • The building will be open to the public during Parent-Teacher conferences on March 23, 2017. MBCC staff and students will be available to offer guided tours and discuss what the MBCC experience if like.
  • MBCC is offering 1/2 day trips to the campus for students to tour the facility. Space is limited to 50 students each session (AM or PM).  Sign up sheets and permission slips are available from the student’s counselor.

Please feel free to contact MBCC for questions or to learn more about our exciting programs.

Contact:

John Bayerl
CTE/Perking Supervisor
Michael Berry Career Center
22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 827-4808
Bayerlj@dearbornschools.org

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Introducing: The Dearborn Business Academy at MBCC (DBA@MBCC)

NEW!  Students interested in seeking business degrees after high school, opening their own business or exploring the works of entrepreneurship, invention and innovation now have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive and integrated tw-year program combining all three of the business curriculums available in Dearborn–Accounting (Finance), Marketing and Business Management (and Technology).

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MBCC Final Exam Schedule

Monday January 23, 2017–Normal Day of School

Tuesday January 24, 2017–Normal Day of School

Wednesday January 25, 2017–HALF DAY
7:35-8:45am   FIRST Hour Final
8:45-8:50am   BREAK
8:50-10:00am SECOND Hour Final
10:00am          Student Released for Day

Thursday January 26, 2017–NO MBCC Classes!  Students will remain at their home school and take their 3rd or 4th hour exam.

Friday January 27–HALF
7:35-8:45am   FIFTH Hour Final
8:45-8:50am   BREAK
8:50-10:00am SIXTH Hour Final
10:00am          Student Released for Day

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

October 6, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As part of our ongoing effort to be a good neighbor and keep an open line of communication with our parents, I would like to take a moment to share information with you regarding an event that took place at our school.

Today, we had an unplanned lockdown due to police activity in our area.  The security guard immediately reported to me that there was a police presence near our school and it looked as though they were in pursuit of another vehicle.

Our protocol is to go on lockdown when we feel there may be a danger to our students and we did.  We swept the building to ensure all of our students were safe.  We notified central office and contacted the Dearborn Heights police.  The Heights police showed up very quickly and in force.  The students may have seen the officers with their long guns, which were out as they assessed the situation outside our building.  Once assessed and they were sure we were safe, they ascertained the danger was no longer in our area and we were released from lock down.

Please use this event as an opportunity to talk with your children about the seriousness of any drill we do at school and to follow the directions of the adults in charge; information and questions are answered after the drills are over.  Our staff is always concerned for the safety and well-being of our students; they did a fabulous job today.  We pride ourselves in creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school.

Magnet, DCMST, and Michael Berry have always been and will continue to be a safe haven for your children. Working together we will keep our school and neighborhood a great place to live, work, play and learn.

Sincerely,

Winifred L. Green, Ed.D., Principal