We hope you all had a great weekend. Last week marked the start of the NWEA testing window. This is the last round of testing for the year for grades Kindergarten through 5th. We are confident that all our students are striving to meet their goals and end the year with success.
As we approach the end of the school year, students reflecting on their learning and hard work is a great idea. Thinking about the Summer break and making resolutions as well as establishing routines of reading and continued practice are beneficial to minimizing Summer learning loss.
Last week Oakman welcomed this year’s Fordson seniors and cheered them with a huge congratulatory clap out.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Oakman mothers. We hope you enjoyed your special day.
This week, 3rd and 4th grade will begin their ELA MSTEP testing. We wish them all the best of luck. This week the NWEA Spring testing window also opens. This is the final round of NWEA testing for the year. Classroom teachers will let students know when they will be testing.
Please join us to review the two elementary language arts (reading and writing) programs that will be piloted next year:
Benchmark (Benchmark Learning)
Dearborn Public Schools will be piloting each of these highly rated programs in grades kindergarten – 5th grade for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Teachers selected for the pilot will use the same program for the entire year. All teachers will receive training. A resource subcommittee reviewed six programs and rated each through a rigorous process designed to identify the most relevant instructional resources.
At the end of the pilot period it is anticipated that an elementary language arts program will be recommended for adoption for the 20-21 school year for all elementary classrooms.
We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. This week marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan. We wish you all a peaceful month. We encourage all students who plan to fast to eat healthy and balanced meals before sunrise so you are ready for full day of learning.
Congratulations to Oakman students, Jibreel and Youseph Jadallah on winning the Law Day essay contest at the 19th District Court in Dearborn. They were presented awards by Judge Gene Hunt, Judge Sam Salamey, Judge Mark Somers and Dearborn Rotary President-Elect, Eric Rader.
The essay question was: Is the government speech doctrine a good idea? Do we want a government that can say whatever it wants or should there be any restraints on government speech Why or why not?
Last week we had a busy and exciting week. Congratulations to all our award recipients. We hope to recognize all of you during our next award ceremony. Keep up your hard work and keep your goals in mind as we work towards the end of the school year.
Congratulations also to all Oakman students, families and staff for your dedication to helping and caring for others. On Friday, we showcased our efforts and the work we have all achieved during the CARE TO THE CORE Celebration.
Way to Go Oakman !
This week, our 3rd and 4th graders will begin MSTEP testing. Best of Luck to all our students . We believe in you and know that you will each SHINE!