I am sure students and parents are looking forward to a great break. As we prepare for break I would like to update the Henry Ford Early College Community on many of the exciting things going on.
Last week was finals week for College courses. Final grades are posted and available through WebAdvisor. Ms. Kobeissi is meeting with students regarding college course work as needed.
Second Semester College courses begin January 9th. Students need to double check schedules and get books ASAP.
Last Wednesday we had an Open House at One Ford Place. Students and staff demonstrated science labs and welcomed visitors to our students’ other school home. AWE performed for guests, showing another side to our students.
On Friday our first and second year students were invited to Dearborn High School to participate in Bullycide, a powerful anti-bullying program. I hope that parents talk to their students about this program. One of the key messages is that it is the entire community’s responsibility to stop bullying, and parents’ conversations with their sons and daughters about the social side of school are important in our efforts to combat bullying.
Student Council is doing a penny drive, preparing for the HeartWalk, and planning other fund-raisers. In addition, Ninth Grade elections will be happening soon.
The Gleaner’s Food Bank can drive was a success! Here are the class results.
- #1 – Mr. Rummel with 186 items
- #2 – Mrs. Smykowski with 132 items
- #3 – Mr. Riley’s with 79 items
- #4 – Mrs. Mckenzie’s with 56 food items
- #5 – Mr. Saigh’s with 36 food items
- #6 – Mrs. Steven’s with 6 food items
- And a HUGE thank you to Mr. Riley who donated 142 items (which were not tallied into his class count)
The total collected was 636 food items which is double the amount collected last year.
The next NHS meeting is Thursday, Jan 12th at 7am in room 123.
Mr. Brian Whiston, Superintendent of Schools, attended the PTSA meeting on Tuesday. He gave an update on the principal search and answered questions. Mr. Whiston reiterated the district’s commitment to HFEC.
The search for a principal is underway. The hope is to have a principal in place by the beginning of the second semester. Internal, local, and national advertising is underway. The Superintendent had reached out to the State and National Consortium’s for Early and Middle Colleges asking for interested candidates to apply.
The staff recently hosted a School Improvement Visit. This is part of Dearborn Public Schools ongoing commitment to providing high quality education to all of our students. These visits occur twice a year. The goal of the visits is to provide staff feedback on the implementation and progress of our School Improvement Plan. We received very positive feedback on our efforts. The next visit is in April.
Recruitment and Enrollment
School visits, Open Houses for prospective students and their families, Orientation and Testing Days are scheduled. Applications are due march 15th and may be printed from our website.
All 10th graders will receive an information letter detailing their clinical intensive placement. This is a time for each student to further explore a health career of particular interest to him/her. Each student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a mature and professional manner. Unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated and students will be removed from this and future rotations.
Information letters for clinical intensive placements will be mailed the week of Dec 19th. Please read carefully and follow the instructions for contacting the clinical site you are assigned to and preplanning for your first clinical day. If you have questions or you do not receive a letter by Dec 30, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
The Break begins Thursday at 2:00. We wish all of you a happy holiday break
Mr. Marc Zigterman
Henry Ford Early College