Art Show Participants

River Oaks Art Show Participants 2019:

Amanie Alfatlawy (4- J)

Fatima Alhilfi (4-Q)

Mariem Alkefaji (4-Q)

Zaineb Aljeburi (4-G)

Ghazal Alsabagh (3-ZA)

Zainab Alzeidawi (K-G)

Mayva Chamoun (4-G)

Rokaya Charara (4-J)

Ava Reda (5-W)

Dustin Wall (4-J)

These 10 students will represent River Oaks this year at the annual Dearborn Schools Student Art Show at the Ford Performing Arts Center.  The show opens on Wednesday, April 26,  opening remarks are at 4 pm followed by open viewing for the public.  The show runs through May 29.  If you can come over on the 26th and support our artists that would be GREAT, but if you can’t make it, please stop by during gallery business hours to view all of the incredible artwork done by Dearborn students.

 

March is Reading Month Bike Winners

Congratulations to Youssef Hamdan – 2nd grade & Mariam Jomaa 4th grade. They both won a bike during the March is Reading month bike drawing. Our school read a total of 94,000 minutes. All students enjoyed the Petting Farm as a reward for reading all those minutes. Thank you to River Oaks PTA and the River Oaks office for paying for the Petting Farm assembly.

 

Superintendent Dr. Maleyko awarded Chamber Business Leader of the Year Award

Maleyko awarded Chamber Business Leader of the Year

 

Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko received another important honor on Friday when the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce presented him with the Business Leader of the Year Award.

In presenting the award, the Chamber noted that during Maleyko’s tenure, the district has had two schools named national Blue Ribbon Schools and achieved a 95 percent high school graduation rate.  The district was among 45 named as Districts of Distinction by District Administrator Magazine last year.  Also, five labor union contracts passed with large margins of approval.

Maleyko’s long tenure in Dearborn Schools was also noted during the award ceremony, from his beginning in 1995 as a substitute at Oakman and Maples elementary schools to his job as a teacher at Salina and then up to assistant principal, principal, human resources director and then superintendent in 2015.

“People’s capacity to achieve is greatly influenced by their leader’s ability to empower.  Nowhere is that more true than in the Dearborn Public Schools, thanks to Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko,” said an introductory video for Dr. Maleyko.

“His infectious approach to education and passion for the district have earned him high marks for his leadership style, which has translated into noticeable results,” the video added.

During an onstage interview after receiving the award, Maleyko attributed the District’s success to the teamwork and dedication of all the staff, students, families and community members.

Asked what he saw as the biggest change in his years in the district, Maleyko said social media.  He started in Dearborn Schools before the Internet had really taken root.  Now students and parents expect instant communication from the district, he said.

Dr. Maleyko received the award during the annual Chamber Choice Awards and Expo presented by Ford Land and held at The Henry on March 15.  Other award recipients included KLA Laboratories as Business of the Year, John Zadikian Multimedia as Small Business of the Year, Ford Land for the Impact Award and Zee the Cook for the Startup Award.

The Chamber award is just the latest accolade for Dr. Maleyko.   In February, he received the Superintendent of the Year Award from the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators.

Summer STAND Program

STAND represents Students Taking a New Direction. STAND has been a part of Dearborn Public Schools for the last 26 years. They have helped students navigate through the social stress and pressure, build confident you leaders, and teach through love and empathy. This years camp will again be at Stout Middle School and will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning June 25th through August 1st. Camp hours are from 9:00 a. – 2 pm. Transportation and lunches will be provided. This is for students in 4th – 7th grade. There is a limited availability for this program so students will be selected on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested please make a serious commitment to attend the entire summer. A parent/student orientation will be held at Dearborn Schools Administration building on Thursday June 20, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you are interested in signing up your child please see Ms. Sandi in the office for an application. All applications need to be turned in by June 14th, 2019.

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