Impact Award to Recognize Dearborn Schools Non-Teaching Staff

Nominations due April 18 for Impact Award to Recognize Dearborn Schools Non-Teaching Staff

Students and parent are invited to make nominations for the District’s Impact Award, which will recognize non-teaching staff and non-classroom educators for their outstanding contributions to helping students, enhancing the school environment or providing excellent customer service in other roles.

The deadline for submitting Impact Award nominations is noon on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding classroom teachers every year with the Students’ Choice Alberta Muirhead Award.

The Impact Award was created to recognize the many other outstanding staff members who serve in a variety of roles and help create a better Dearborn Public Schools. Nominees should be consistently professional, personable and polite as they work with students, contribute to the school environment, and provide outstanding overall customer service.

District employees eligible for the Impact Award include full- or part-time staff members employed with the Dearborn Public Schools for more than three years.

Eligible staff members include principals, parapros, custodians, social workers, bus drivers, secretaries, media specialists, food service staff, social workers, skilled trades, computer technicians or anyone who is not a classroom teacher but works for Dearborn Public Schools.

Previous nominees may be nominated again; however previous Impact Award winners may not win again.

Nomination forms with a complete list of qualifications can be found and completed online at httpss://

A print version of the form is also available online, at school offices or at the Administrative Service Center (ASC).

Printed forms need to be returned to Dearborn Public Schools, 18700 Audette St.,
Room 6, Dearborn, MI 48124 by noon April 18.

Four winners will be announced on May 21 at the annual Green Tie Dinner, sponsored by the Dearborn Education Foundation.

Winners will receive $500 and an engraved award.

For more information about nominating a staff member, or any aspect of the Impact Awards, contact the Communications Office at 313-827-3006 or email

What’s Happening at Oakman this Week?

Good Morning,

We hope you all had a restful weekend. As we approach Spring break, we have a week filled with exciting guests, celebrations and LEARNING! This is the last week of March is Reading Month, so continue with your OCEANS of READING.

What’s Happening this Week?

Monday: Welcome Back

Tuesday: Preschool field trip, Dr. Mason from NOAA in STEM room  Image result for marine biologist clipart

Wednesday: Folktales from Around the World Assembly Image result for folktales around the world

Thursday: Kindergarten roundup in the morning

M-STEP parent meeting at 2:30  Image result for mstep

Friday: March is Reading Month Celebration

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R.O.A.R. Announcements

Monday’s Word of the Day is spectacular. Spectacular means beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way. The view was spectacular! 

Tuesday’s Did you know? Today is National let’s laugh day. Studies have shown that laughter may boost your immune system, relieve tension and help you relax. 

Wednesday’s Thought of the Day: One kind word can change someone’s entire day. 

Thursday’s random act of the kindness: goes to Abeer Saleh from Ms. Elward’s class. Abeer picked up a jacket off the floor and hung it. Also,  Nafaa Taher helped keep the gym clean after the concert. 

Friday’s Joke of the Day: Why did the student have a flashlight in his lunch box? He wanted a light snack!


What’s Happening this Week at Oakman?

We have been listening to a lot of read alouds for reading month. Thank you to all our guest readers for taking the time to read to Oakman students.

Guest Reader Mr. Esseily

Guest Reader Mr. Esseily

Guest Reader Rana ElHusseini

Guest Reader Rana ElHusseini

Guest Reader Mr. Thorpe

Guest Reader Mr. Thorpe

Guest Reader Mrs. Zreik

Guest Reader Mrs. Zreik

Guest Reader Mr. Ameer Ali

Guest Reader Mr. Ameer Ali

Guest Reader Mr. Higgins

Guest Reader Mr. Higgins


What’s Happening this Week?

Monday: Welcome Back


4th grade field trip to the Dearborn Symphony


5th grade field trip to Imax and Rouge

PTA store


Celebrating Reading Concert By kindergarten  & 1st grade at 2:00pm

Pizza and snack sale

Friday: Have a Great Weekend


R.O.A.R. Announcements

Monday’s Word of the Day is Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time is turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again so people will have one more hour of daylight in the afternoon or evening during the warmer season of the year. 

Tuesday’s Did you know? Thursday is pi day. Not the pie we eat. Thursday’s date is 3-14. Pi is a number that is just a little bigger than 3.14. It is the number you get if you divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter. 

Wednesday’s Thought of the Day: “Do one act of kindness each day of the year, and change 365 lives.” Anthony Williams

Thursday’s random act of kindness goes to Sami Saeed from Ms. Younce’s class. Thank you for helping a friend out! 

Friday’s Joke of the Day:  Why did the student sit on a ladder in class? She wanted a higher education!

Protect your Child from Inappropriate Advertisements

Since 2004, the State of Michigan has offered a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching our children’s e-mail, mobile phones (text messaging), and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, administered by Michigan’s Secretary of State, allows Michigan schools and families to protect their students from receiving advertisements from tobacco, gambling, pornography, alcohol and marijuana companies. Parents can register themselves and their children’s information by going to




What’s Happening at Oakman this Week?

Greetings Oakman Families,

Last week was our first week of celebrating Reading Month. Thank you to all our guest readers ranging from parents, staff, siblings and community members and even students. Our students are not only enjoying the read alouds but also witnessing the importance of reading and how it can bring us all together.

Thank you to all our guest readers this week!

Reminders: Please return order forms for Maria Dismondy books Image result for maria dismondy

What’s Happening this week?

Monday: LAHC Healthy Nutrition Program in classrooms

Tuesday: Tutoring before and after school

Wednesday: LATE START, Maria Dismondy Assembly, PTA Store, Tutoring

Thursday: Tutoring


Happy Reading!!

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