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.


Winifred L. Green, Ed.D., Principal

Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the

Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair

September 20, 2016
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126

Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts!

college-fair-graphicJust a few of the participating educational institutions include:

  • Central Michigan
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Grand Valley State
  • Henry Ford College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech.
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Harvard
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Columbia College- Chicago
  • Savanna College of Art & Design
  • Syracuse University
  • Gannon University

Plus many other

  • Universities
  • Trade Schools
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Colleges
  • U.S. Armed Forces

For more Information e-mail:Welmerg@dearbornschools.org

Fall CTE Advisory Meeting

See the gallery below for some photos from our Spring Advisory Meeting

Twice a year, our Career and Technical Educaiton (CTE) teachers meet with their industry partners, parents and both current and former students as part of our program advisory process. With input from all stakeholders, we celebrate our successes and make suggestions for curriculum changes based on the current needs of our industry. This year our Hospitality, Health Science, Design and Accounting programs all participated in the relevant and meaningful exchange of ideas.

Culinary Arts at MBCC

Dearborn students are in the process of choosing their classes next year.  At MBCC we offer courses for students interested in the Hospitality and Tourism industry through our Culinary Arts program.

Students in Culinary Arts prepare for careers in the fine dining industry, including chefs and managers who work at upscale restaurants, resorts and cruise ships.  The focus is not just on cooking and preparing to enter Culinary school to become a Chef, but rather focuses on all aspects of the industry.  Students will learn to wait on customers, serve food, order supplies, manage employees, track sales and even do the dishes!  We run a full-service, fine dining restaurant at MBCC called the Bon Apetite’.  It is open to the public for lunch Wednesday to Friday and allows are students to practice what they learn in class in a “Real World” setting.

For more information about our Culinary Arts program, click the images below to see our informational flyer.

Or, click this link for more information.

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Allied Health at MBCC

Dearborn students are in the process of choosing their classes next year.  At MBCC we offer many courses for students interested in the Health Sciences/Medical Careers.

Our most popular course at MBCC is Allied Health.  Designed as an introduction to ALL Health Science/Medical Careers, this two hour, full year course focuses on the foundation knowledge and skills necessary for success in the medical field.  Topics covered include medical terminology, ethics and legal considerations, health and safety for healthcare providers, anatomy and physiology and career exploration.  Students also participate in a wide variety of hands-on activities including their First Aid and CPR/AED certification, gloving and universal precautions, vital signs (pulse, respiration, temperature and blood pressure) as well as exposure to  variety of medical labs, imaging and diagnostic tools.  Students also participate in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), where they can use what they learn in class to compete against students from other schools from across the region, state and country.

For more information about Allied Health, click the images below.

For more information about out other Health Science programs, click this link.

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Closing the Skills Gap

This is and interesting article from Michigan Public Radio on closing the so-called “skills gap” in Michigan.


They do a good job at pointing out that our CTE programs provide students with the skills and training they need to enter the workforce in high quality, well-paying jobs.  They also point out the difficulties in finding quality teachers in these fields.

Did you know that all the CTE teachers at MBCC worked in the field they teach?  Our Culinary Arts teacher is also a chef!  Our Health Science Teachers worked as Registered Nurses, Personal Trainers, Registered Dental Hygenists, and Red Cross Instructors!  Our Design Technology teachers have worked in Web Design, Digital Photography, Illustration and Game Design.

Quality teachers with industry experience.  Just one of the things that makes the “Berry Experience” something special for our students.



Teacher of the Year Nominations are Out!

Students Encouraged to Recognize Outstanding Teachers Teacher of the Year

Forms Available Now

Students are encouraged to recognize outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to their education by submitting 2016 Teacher of the Year nominations by the deadline: 5pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016.

There are several easy options available to nominate your favorite teacher!

1) Download the nomination form at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce website- https:// www.dearbornareachamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Teacher-nomination-sheet- 2016.pdf

2) Visit DearbornSchools.org and at the top section of the homepage there is a link to a form that can be filled out and submitted on-line.

3) Look for a hardcopy of the form coming soon to your school office. Nominations can be mailed or faxed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce- Fax: (313) 584-9818, Mail: 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124

Teachers selected for this prestigious award will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a glass award commemorating their achievement, and will become part of a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching. One award will be presented in each teacher category: Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, middle school, and high school.

Students, families, teachers, district faculty and the public are invited to attend the Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:15pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at 313-584-6100.

Prospective Student/Parent Open House at MBCC

Students and their parents wanting to know more about the CTE programs at MBCC are cordially invited to tour the building, meet the staff and meet some of our current students during Parent/Teacher conferences this Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 4:00PM to 7:00OPM.  Students from the Health Sciences, Culinary Arts and Design/Technology programs will be in attendance to show off what they have learned this year, and to share some of their experiences at MBCC.  We hope so see you there!

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