March 22, 2019

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE CHARITY WEEK SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS!

AND THE WINNER OF THE SPANISH BASKET IS….KATHY ALRAYYASHI! Please see Ms. Dean in room B-1!

Happy prom season! Prom tickets will be on sale for all five days during the week of March  25th, the last day to buy tickets will be Monday April 8th. If you have not gotten a guest pass, be sure to get one before buying a ticket.

Want to learn more about Engineering? An Introduction to Engineering class is being taught at Edsel next year. See your counselor this week for more details.

Attention Student Drivers: Would you like a chance to win Executive RESERVED PARKING?! Mr. Kotsogiannis & Mr. Abdullah are raffling off their parking spots in front of the school for Charity Week. Any student or staff member with a valid 2018-2019 parking pass is eligible. 4 winners will be drawn, two for April, & 2 for May. Tickets will be sold at lunch. Don’t miss out!

Senior Athletes: The Booster Club Scholarship application is now available in the Counseling Office and Student Office. Pick one up today!

PTSA is accepting nominations for the Edsel Ford Staff Person of the Year! Pick up the form in the Student Office and nominate your favorite staff member!

Fines for Charity: Pay your overdue book fees in the library this week, and the money will go to support  Reach Out Lafond!

Attention all volleyball players.  There will be a player and parent meeting TODAY March 22 at 7 pm in the cafeteria for the upcoming season.  The meeting will be about camps and off season conditioning.

Seniors: The PTSA scholarship application is now available in the Student Office. Pick one up today!

 

March 20, 2019

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN

CHARITY WEEK!!!

Happy prom season! Prom tickets will be on sale for all five days during the week of March  25th, the last day to buy tickets will be Monday April 8th. If you have not gotten a guest pass, be sure to get one before buying a ticket.

You can purchase raffle tickets during A & B lunch for your chance to win official Lion’s gear from Hakeem Valles! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5!

Want to learn more about Engineering? An Introduction to Engineering class is being taught at Edsel next year. See your counselor this week for more details.

Hey there Edsel Ford, Arab Student Union at Fordson high school will be holding a poetry slam in Fordson auditorium. You will be hearing beautiful poetry inspired by the theme of identity. Tickets are 5 dollars at the door! Proceeded will be going to Islamic relief USA for the war in Yemen. Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Attention Student Drivers: Would you like a chance to win Executive RESERVED PARKING?! Mr. Kotsogiannis & Mr. Abdullah are raffling off their parking spots in front of the school for Charity Week. Any student or staff member with a valid 2018-2019 parking pass is eligible. 4 winners will be drawn, two for April, & 2 for May. Tickets will be sold at lunch. Don’t miss out!

Senior Athletes: The Booster Club Scholarship application is now available in the Counseling Office and Student Office. Pick one up today!     

Fines for Charity: Pay your overdue book fees in the library this week, and the money will go to support  Reach Out Lafond!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!! TEACHERS AND STAFF!  REMINDER! PAY $5.00 AND WEAR JEANS ALL NEXT WEEK!

Buy butterflies at lunch to support charity week!  Butterflies should be designed and returned no later than Thursday March 21st so they can be a part of the mural.  Small are $1, and Large are $3. Questions? See Mrs. Wachholz in room A3.

Attention all volleyball players.  There will be a player and parent meeting on March 22 at 7 pm in the cafeteria for the upcoming season.  The meeting will be about camps and off season conditioning.

Any student who is currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grade and is NOT in DCMST, and would like to find out how they can be part of DCMST, please sign up in the counseling office. There will be a Shadow a Student Day on Friday, March 22nd.

Seniors: The PTSA scholarship application is now available in the Student Office. Pick one up today!

PTSA is accepting nominations for the Edsel Ford Staff Person of the Year! Pick up the form in the Student Office and nominate your favorite staff member!

 

Charity Week at EFHS

Hello Thunderbird Families,

Charity Week is finally here!  We appreciate all of the support by our parent organizations and local businesses.

THANK YOU!!

Attached are the week’s events as well as the bell schedule for 3/20-3/22.

Passports will be on sale until the end of Monday, March 18th (extended).

Below is a link to Reach Out Lafond’s GoFundMe, we appreciate any support that you can provide.

Go Tbirds, let’s come together to raise money for this worthy cause!!

https://www.gofundme.com/edsel-ford-charity-week?member=1354266

CHARITY WEEK 2019 SCHEDULE

Week of Events for 2019

March 15, 2019

 

Edsel Ford High School 
Daily Bulletin

CHARITY WEEK BAKE SALE AFTER SCHOOL Today, MARCH 15TH.  HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR REACH OUT LAFOND!!

TEACHERS AND STAFF!  REMINDER! PAY $5.00 AND WEAR JEANS ALL NEXT WEEK!

 

FRIDAY CLUE – MR. WHALEN’ CLUE – AIRBORNE FELINE’S JOURNAL

Any Male Varsity Athletes who are interested in joining the Guy/Girl cheer for charity week performance should report Monday March 18th at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. All information will be given out on Monday. If anyone has questions see a current DU cheerleader.

Buy butterflies at lunch to support charity week!  Butterflies should be designed and returned no later than Thursday March 21st so they can be a part of the mural.  Small are $1, and Large are $3. Questions? See Mrs. Wachholz in room A3.

Attention all volleyball players.  There will be a player and parent meeting on March 22 at 7 pm in the cafeteria for the upcoming season.  The meeting will be about camps and off season conditioning.

The 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Mangia, Music, & More, will take place Friday, March 22 in the Edsel Ford Cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from band, orchestra, or choir students for $10/adult or $5/10 & under. The Italian themed evening includes performances by band, orchestra, and choir, a big spaghetti dinner including dessert, and a silent auction with items from local businesses.

Any student who is currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grade and is NOT in DCMST, and would like to find out how they can be part of DCMST, please sign up in the counseling office. There will be a Shadow a Student Day on Friday, March 22nd.

Attention Senior Class! Time is running out to get your Guest Pass for Prom!  Prom is April 14th! Applications are available in the Student Office or the School Blog Senior Information Page. Applications are due by March 22nd! No Late Guest Passes will be issued. You need to have these turned in and approved BEFORE you can purchase your tickets for Prom. 

March 13, 2019

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN

Game on! will be meeting in the media center after school for all types of gaming fun.  

TEACHERS AND STAFF!  REMINDER! PAY $5.00 AND WEAR JEANS ALL NEXT WEEK!

WEDNESDAY CLUE-Ms. Kivi’s clue – “Hey, the king is back!”

Social Justice Club will be meeting tomorrow during both lunches in Ms. Salsberry’s room next to the gym. Everyone is welcome to join!

Arab-American Cultural Club will be meeting TODAY, Wednesday during B lunch, room B3.

School Supply Closet – Are you in need of any school supplies? Edsel Ford has created a school supply closet for you located in the Attendance Office. Please let Titus Matthews know if you need anything for class, particularly if you’re unable to afford it at the moment, and he’ll be able to get them for you.

Clothing Closet – With changes in weather and temperature, it can often be difficult to find the right clothing to wear. T Please stop by the Attendance Office for more information or contact Titus Matthews at matthet@dearbornschools.org.

Summer Internship – The Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is currently accepting applications for summer internships in her district office here in Dearborn. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office.. Please stop by the Attendance Office for more information or contact Titus Matthews at matthet@dearbornschools.org.

Any Male Varsity Athletes who are interested in joining the Guy/Girl cheer for charity week performance should report Monday March 18th at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. All information will be given out on Monday. If anyone has questions see a current DU cheerleader.

Buy butterflies at lunch to support charity week!  Butterflies should be designed and returned no later than Thursday March 21st so they can be a part of the mural.  Small are $1, and Large are $3. Questions? See Mrs. Wachholz in room A3.

Attention all volleyball players.  There will be a player and parent meeting on March 22 at 7 pm in the cafeteria for the upcoming season.  The meeting will be about camps and off season conditioning.

The 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Mangia, Music, & More, will take place Friday, March 22 in the Edsel Ford Cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from band, orchestra, or choir students for $10/adult or $5/10 & under. The Italian themed evening includes performances by band, orchestra, and choir, a big spaghetti dinner including dessert, and a silent auction with items from local businesses.

Want to see the amazing talent that Edsel Ford students have to offer? Come check out the annual benefit concert to support Reach Out LaFond, TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Make an evening out of it and head over to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner first! Please mention Edsel Ford and 20% of your meal will go towards Charity Week.

GSA will meet in the Choir Room after school TODAY,  Wednesday 13 March. All are welcome.

Seniors: Tickets for the after graduation All Night Party will be on sale during Both Lunches TOMORROW,  Thursday March 14th. Waivers for the party must be signed by your parent or guardian. Waivers can be picked up during lunches at the ticket sale table, student office or printed off the School Blog Senior Information Page. Don’t miss out on a memorable night of food & fun!

Arabic Honors Society applications are out. Everyone is more than welcome to join our society. You have to have 1 and 1/2 years of Arabic- test outs are accepted. Scan any of the QR codes found around the building to get the application. All applications are due THIS Monday March 18, 2019.

JOB, COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR – TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 FROM 4:30-7:30 PM @ THE FORD COMMUNITY & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (DOME ROOM)-15801 MICHIGAN AVENUE, DEARBORN 48126

Any student who is currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grade and is NOT in DCMST, and would like to find out how they can be part of DCMST, please sign up in the counseling office. There will be a Shadow a Student Day on Friday, March 22nd.

Attention Senior Class! Time is running out to get your Guest Pass for Prom!  Applications are available in the Student Office or the School Blog Senior Information Page. Applications are due by March 22nd! No Late Guest Passes will be issued. You need to have these turned in and approved BEFORE you can purchase your tickets for Prom.  

Charity Week 2019

Hello Thunderbirds-

This Monday, March 18th is the start of Charity Week!!  The sale of passports will end this Friday, March 15th.  Students need to purchase a passport for $5 if they want to participate in the Charity Week events on March 20th, 21st, and 22nd.  We have planned many cool events for our students to enjoy during the week!

Please round up the family and join us on Sunday at Rollercade Roller Rink from 2-4:30.   Also our kick off Charity Week Pancake Breakfast is on Monday, March 18th in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:30am.  For $3 you can enjoy pancakes, juice and coffee.  Join us!

Our charity this year, Reach Out Lafond, helps Haitians to rebuild their country through education-100% of the proceeds are going directly to Lafond.  We have started a GoFundMe page.  Please consider donating, every little bit helps!

https://www.gofundme.com/edsel-ford-charity-week?member=1354266

Thank you for any support you can give during this year’s Charity week. It’s the best week of the year at Edsel Ford!  Go Thunderbirds!

اعزائي اولياء الامور،

سيبدء الاسبوع الخيري في مدرسة ادسل فورد اعتبارا من يوم الاثنين الموافق 18 من شهر اذار/مارس. سينتهي بيع تذاكر الدخول يوم الجمعة الموافق 15 اذار/مارس. يحتاج الطلاب الى شراء تذكرة الدخول (5$) اذا كانوا يرغبون في المشاركة في احداث الاسبوع الخيري ايام 20, 21, 22 من شهر اذار/مارس. لدينا العديد من الاحداث الرائعة لطلابنا للاستمتاع بها خلال هذا الاسبوع.

  الرجاء احضار العائلة والانضمام الينا يوم الاحد في Rollercade Roller Rink من الساعة 2 الى 4:20. كما سنبدء يومنا في ال18 من اذار/مارس في الكافتيريا من الساعة 6:30 الى 7:30 صباحا حيث يمكن الاستمتاع بالفطائر والعصير و القهوة بمبلغ 3 دولارات فقط. نرجو منكم الحضور.

  ستساعد مؤسستنا الخيرية هذا العام الهايتيين على بناء بلدهم من خلال التعليم. 100% من العائدات ستذهب ال مؤسسة Reach out Lanfound. لقد بدأنا صفحة GoFUndMe على الانترنيت. نرجو منكم التبرع

https://www.gofundme.com/edsel-ford-charity-week؟member=1354266

شكرا لك على اي دعم يمكنك تقديمة خلال الاسبوع الخيري. انه أفضل اسبوع في السنة لمدرسة ادسل فورد

Spring Testing Schedule

Greetings,

Beginning Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 Edsel Ford High School, and all other high schools in Michigan, will be administering the SAT, PSAT, Work Keys & M-Step assessment to all high school students. These exams are extremely important for our students’ and for Edsel Ford’s State Ranking.  The following is the 2019 testing schedule for all 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.

Tuesday, April 9th –  11th Grade SAT Testing

Wednesday, April 10th- 11th Grade WorkKeys Testing AM / PSAT 10th grade PM

Tuesday, April 23rd- 11th Grade MSTEP AM /PSAT 9th grade PM

 

What are these tests for?

SAT- The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges through the College Board.  The College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education.  The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State.  This measurement  determines if Edsel Ford High School has made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. These scores are reported on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review.

PSAT- The PSAT test is for 9th and 10th grade students to prepare them for the SAT test which is taken during the 11th grade.  This test is a major criterion for college admissions.  This test will give students feedback on their strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study and success.  A real advantage is that when students get their PSAT scores- they can get an Individual KHAN Academy Plan- which is a customized SAT study plan based on their PSAT test performance.

WorkKeys- The WorkKeys assessment measures essential workplace skills and helps focus on building career pathways.  The tests also measure students’ skills and how they stack up to what employers expect from them in the workforce.

M-Step- The M-Step is an assessment that will be used by the State of Michigan to assess where our students rank in reference to their proficiency in science and social studies. The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State and as a measurement to determine if Edsel Ford High School has made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. These scores are reported on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review.

It is crucial that our students come to school prepared, on time and on task to be successful on these exams.  Moreover, it is important that our students continue to demonstrate to the entire State of Michigan that they are the finest students in the state.

Please keep in mind these key facts regarding testing

No cell phones or electronic devices – These items are NOT permitted in the testing rooms at any time, even if powered off.  Being in possession of these items in the test room will result in an invalidation of the test. They will not be allowed in the hallways between tests or on breaks.

Photo Identification – Students must show either their school ID or a driver’s license when they check in.  If they do not have an ID, let us know immediately prior to testing.

Timed Tests – All the tests are timed so students must be to school on time.  We encourage all students to arrive by 7:15 am or earlier on the testing days.

No food, drink or other unnecessary items in the test rooms – Students should plan to only bring #2 pencils and their photo ID.

Students must listen and follow all directions during testing.   Students must successfully complete all three days of testing including the M-Step test in order to receive their diploma from Dearborn Public Schools. Successfully completing means they must put forth honest effort and cannot just bubble in answers and cannot commit any testing violations.

To accommodate the testing, we will have a revised school schedule on April 9th, 10th and 23rd.  Also, please see the Table on the last page as an additional piece of information.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday- April 9th

  • 7:15-12:40 SAT TESTING  (All Juniors and Seniors needing to test)
  • No PM Classes
  • No MBCC, DCMST all day
  • No School for Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors not testing

Wednesday- April 10th

  • 7:15-10:30 Juniors and Seniors needing to take the WorkKeys test
    • No School PM for Juniors and Seniors
  • 10:15-2:15  Sophomores take the PSAT 10th Grade Test
    • No School AM for Sophomores
  • No school for Freshman, MBCC, DCMST All Day

Tuesday- April 23rd

  • 7:15-10:30  Juniors and Seniors needing to test take the M-Step test
    •  No PM classes for Juniors and Seniors
  • 10:15-2:15 Freshman take the PSAT 9th Grade Test
    •  No SCHOOL AM for Freshman
    • Freshman must report to school by 10:15
  • 10:15-2:15  NO CLASSES for  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • No MBCC, DCMST Classes all day

Bus Transportation Plan:

On Tuesday, April 9th

  • No MBCC, or DCMST Buses-
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 12:40 pm.

Wednesday, April 10th

  • No MBCC, DCMST Buses all day
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 10:30.
  • Sophomores will be picked up 3 hours later than the usual pick up time and return home after 2:15 dismissal

Tuesday, April 23rd

  • No MBCC or DCMST in the AM
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 10:30.
  • Freshman will be picked up 3 hours later than usual pick up time and return home after 2:15 dismissal

 

Let’s go Thunderbirds! Once again – it’s Edsel’s time to shine!


Principal Casebolt

Edsel Ford PTSA Meal for Teachers Before Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsel Ford PTSA next week will again host a meal for teachers before parent-teacher conferences on March 20.  We are asking families to consider bringing in food that day to support our teachers in what is a very long day for them.

They really appreciate these meals.

See the Sign Up Genius at :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DA5AB28A3F94-parentteacher1.