O.L. Smith 6th Grade Orientation

This is for our current 5th grade students who will be attending 6th grade at O.L. Smith this fall.

You are cordially invited to attend their annual 6th Grade Orientation on Wednesday, May 2nd. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to learn all that O. L. Smith has to offer. You will meet the 6th grade teachers, tour the building, learn about the clubs & sports teams they offer and students will have an opportunity to practice opening lockers. All students who attend the orientation will receive a Viking T-Shirt to show off at their elementary school the following day.

The staff looks forward to meeting all of you on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm. Please feel free to contact counselor Dr. Elder at 313-827-2812 for any questions or concerns.

The address is 23851 Yale St. Dearborn, MI.

Teacher of the Year Awards

Join the Awards Ceremony for the 
2018 Alberta Muirhead 
Teacher of the Year Student’s Choice Awards
on Thursday, April 26th, 2018
at the 
beginning at 4:15 pm
Click HERE to attend
Please enjoy complimentary entry and refreshments!
Four winning teachers will be recognized 
with cash and prizes for their efforts:
Pre-K through 2nd grade
3rd through 5th grade 
Middle School
High school 
Come enjoy the nail-biting fun and anticipation as we announce the winners and
share an afternoon of celebrating everything 
that teachers do for our students.
The Alberta Muirhead 

Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Awards 

Care to the Core Day – April 23, 2018


April 23 Is “Care to the Core Day”

Student safety is one of the most talked about topics of the day.  While the nation struggles with the debate on gun laws and mental health concerns those who spend their days in the classroom understand one component of ensuring student safety is to create a school environment that fosters communication, respect, and caring.


On Monday, April 23, every Dearborn public school will highlight the great ways their school is working to create that safe school environment during the first-ever “Care to the Core Day.”  Each school will participate in an activity or program that demonstrates programs that are centered on helping students resolve conflicts, understanding the impact of their behaviors, and creating a safer school environment.


Some schools may hold an anti-bullying awareness assembly, others may do an activity highlighting on several programs such as PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), Restorative Practices, Leader in Me, STAND (Students Taking a New Direction), Peer Mediation, Beyond Differences or other initiatives that improve student relationships and/or minimizes bullying behavior.


A special Care to the Core Day tour bus, filled with school administrators, city leaders, and elected officials, will travel around the district visiting a variety of schools and taking part in the various activities.  Scheduled to join Superintendent Maleyko and Cabinet members on the bus tour is U. S. Representative Debbie Dingell.


A link to a master schedule of events can be found on the District’s webpage www.dearbornschools.org. Parents, community members, city officials and others are invited to visit a Dearborn public school on April 23 to see and experience first-hand the types of activities that Dearborn schools are doing to promote a positive environment that nurtures student success.


Creating a safe school and safe community is a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn.   The Care to the Core Day is a key component of the district-wide plan that, through community partnerships and effective student-driven initiatives, is focused on identifying and stopping bullying behavior.


“Celebrating our seventh year of hosting anti-bully activities shows our school district’s commitment to address culture and climate in our schools.  It goes beyond addressing bully behavior. It’s about creating an environment where all feel safe and welcome and how that impacts learning,” stated Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.  “We look forward to showing others how each school across our District is working towards the goal of making a better school environment where all students will succeed.”


For more information about the Care to the Core Day and Dearborn Public Schools response to bullying initiatives, contact Danene Charles at 313-827-8330 or charled@dearbornschools.org


PTA April Meeting

PTA Meeting

Wednesday April 11, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Agenda: PTA Board Elections, Teacher Appreciation Week, Spring Fundraiser

If you are interested in serving on the PTA be sure

to come to the meeting for the election of officers

Please come your continued partnership is needed in order

For the PTA to remain strong!


School Needs Assessment Survey

The purpose of this needs assessment is to document and prioritize needed services for River Oaks Elementary School. It addresses barriers to staying in school based on the Communities in Schools 5 BASICS, which are a set of essentials that every student needs to succeed in school and life. This survey will help the Site Coordinator understand the needs of your school and create a plan of support. Please complete by April 16th. The top survey is in English, the bottom survey is in Arabic.




Skip to toolbar