A Letter From the Principal

March 6, 2019   

Dear Edsel Ford Community,

On Tuesday evening Edsel Ford administration was informed about a post on social media threatening the safety of the school on Wednesday morning.  We immediately contacted Dearborn Police to assist us in investigating the source of this message.

It has been determined that the posting was not a credible threat and the police as well as school administration are confident there is no danger to the school. Because this rumor was being spread over several different social media platforms, as a precautionary measure, additional Dearborn Police will be at the school on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Once again we have experienced the negative impact that spreading rumors or making threats on social media can have on the entire community. I do want to thank the students who reported this information to our staff and assisted in our investigation efforts. I would also like to thank the entire Dearborn Police, Chief Haddad, and the Edsel staff for coming together to resolve this issue and ensure the safety of Edsel Ford High School.  

We know our students are safe at home and we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school.  By working together we can ensure that our school will always be a safe place for learning.

Sincerely,

Scott Casebolt,

Principal

Edsel Ford High School.

 

February 28, 2019

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
Daily Bulletin 

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

PTSA is now 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!

WIDA testing will continue in C-4 and D-10, but they are done using the media center.  Please let us know if you would like to schedule a class visit!

Neon night shirts will be on sale during both lunches and in Ms. Gallagher’s room for only $10. Supplies are limited so get yours now!

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: Tickets for the after graduation All Night Party will be on sale during Both Lunches Thursday February  28th. 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!

Light up the night at Neon Night! Tickets will be sold at $25 for single and $40 for couples during both lunches! Guest passes available in the student office!

DEAR BOOK CLUB, OUR NEXT READ IS SKULLDUGGARY PLEASANT BY DERRICK LANDY.  MEET IN E2 ON MARCH 23RD AND HAPPY READING! 🙂

Hello everyone, Charity Week is almost upon us and we want you to get involved!  This year our charity is Reach Out Lafond, a non-profit dedicated to helping Haitians rebuild their country through education.  Passports will be for sale during both lunches. They will be $5 and can be purchased through your 3rd hour teacher. Act quick if you really want to attend certain events.  Don’t forget to buy tickets for the kick off Pancake Breakfast on Mar 18th in the cafeteria! There are many ways to give, please be listening for announcements and mailings going home. Let’s all come together to raise money for a worthy cause!

Attention Seniors! Guest Pass Applications for Prom are now available in the Student Office or the School Blog Senior Information Page. Plan ahead as these are due back before 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.  

 

Response to Social Media Posting

Good Afternoon,

As many of you know, there was a social media posting shared yesterday from the Michigan Duck Rescue and Sanctuary in Salem Township. The post was based on an unannounced visit to Edsel Ford by the MDRS and Dearborn Animal Control back in October of 2018, after an alleged call from inside our high school.

After reading the original post and the comments that followed, I immediately called my contact at MDRS and asked why he waited five months to post the hyperbolic story. His answer was, “MDRS does this to attract attention and they do play on the emotions of people for that attention.” The truth of the matter is that Edsel Ford has worked with SRO Krakowski,  MDRS and Dearborn City Animal Control for assistance to ensure all of our courtyard animals receive the proper care – before and since the October visit. 

Edsel Ford has also formed a teacher-led committee currently working on several proposals to transform the courtyard into either an outdoor classroom, meditation space or gathering place. These proposals may or may not include harboring wildlife.  Prior to forming the committee, the staff agreed all options must include a specific plan to provide food and adequate year-round shelter for the courtyard animals. The plan we adopt must be funded and sustainable and ultimately approved in collaboration with MDRS and Dearborn Animal Control’s guidance and expertise.  

The assertion in the MDRS post that “someone tosses food out, and even straw, usually not at all what is even closely recommended for sustained health and survival, does not mean that they are not neglected” is grossly inappropriate when it comes to the care given by the staff member who has single-handedly fed, sheltered and organized fundraisers for these animals. He has gone above and beyond on a daily basis even during breaks and summer vacations when it comes to the courtyards and the animals.

While we value the importance of tradition and history at Edsel Ford, we have been and continue to be committed to the courtyards and our plan moving forward. The animals safety and care is of the utmost concern for all involved.

Again, I did call and speak with the contact person at MDRS yesterday and addressed the timing of the post and other mischaracterizations. He agreed with some points and deleted posts after I clarified some things he already knew to be false. We cannot control the comments left on the post but I would point out many of them came from people who have never been to Edsel Ford or have not been here in a very long time.  

For those of you who have recently visited, I would ask you to reflect on the inside of Edsel Ford – the cleanliness, the mural, the history – and understand we place the same emphasis on the outside, including our courtyards with living creatures.  I would wager that no school in Dearborn Public Schools has been visited more than Edsel Ford in the last five or six years by hundreds, if not thousands of visitors, and not once has anyone raised a concern regarding the animals. In fact, they have stopped and admired them and celebrated them as do we every day.

It disappoints me that many of the wonderful staff and students at Edsel Ford have gotten dragged into this situation when we thought we were working with a true partner who equally cared for animals and people.

Mr. Scott Casebolt
Principal-Edsel Ford High School

EDSEL FORD H. S. WINTER ATHLETIC BANQUET

EDSEL FORD H. S. WINTER ATHLETICBANQUET

SPONSORED BY THE EDSEL FORD BOOSTER CLUB

Boy’s Basketball, Girl’s Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Boy’s Swimming, Unified Hockey, Unified Gymnastics and Bowling

Monday – March 11, 2019 IN THE EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM PROGRAM BEGINS AT 6PM

Please download and complete the following form if you plan on attending:

Winter Banquet Form-2019

Curriculum Fair Sign Up

Good morning,

Here is the link to select classes for the Curriculum Fair. Please answer all questions and hit submit.
https://goo.gl/forms/cLkEb10MV0Yafxd53

The Google Form will remain open until Friday, February 22 at 12:15 pm. It is important to choose early because seating will be limited.

On Monday, February 25 th during 3rd hour, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will have the opportunity to attend our first Curriculum Fair. 12th grade students will report to the Auditorium for a senior presentation.

The purpose of the Curriculum Fair is to give you an opportunity to explore possible classes for next year.  You will meet the teacher, see a short presentation, and get to ask questions.

Today, you will select 3 classes to visit.  You will do so via your student email account that you can access through a Chromebook or your cell phone.  On Monday, you will be given a handout that will have your 3 sessions listed. This will be your ticket into the 3 sessions.

Thank you

February 19, 2019

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN   

TONIGHT IS Safety Night from 6-8pm at Edsel Ford.  Our keynote speaker, Cheryl Phillips, will be discussing the dangers of vaping. There will also be Dearborn police and fire information booths, driving simulators, student projects and a car extrication at 7pm.  Please spread the word and bring your families!

All boys and girls who are interested in participating in track and field this spring please come to the cafeteria THURSDAY 2-21-19 after school for a short informational meeting.

Attention boys interested in playing golf this spring.  There will be an informational meeting in F9 Mr Pletzke’s room at 225.  Please be there if you plan on trying out for the team. Thanks coach Pletzke and coach Clairmont.

For the next 2 weeks, the media center will be closed 2nd, 3rd, SSR+, and 5th hour for WIDA spoken testing. Please do not allow students to come down during those class periods. Hopefully most of the testing will be completed during those weeks.

Tuesday, Feb 19 – Full Band in the band room during T-Time – Thursday, Feb 21 – Orchestra rehearsal in the band room during T-Time

Hello everyone, Charity Week is almost upon us and we want you to get involved!  This year our charity is Reach Out Lafond, a non-profit dedicated to helping Haitians rebuild their country through education.  Passports will for sale starting Tuesday, Feb 26th. They will be $5 and can be purchased through your 3rd hour teacher. Act quick if you really want to attend certain events.  Don’t forget to buy tickets for the kick off Pancake Breakfast on Mar 18th in the cafeteria! There are many ways to give, please be listening for announcements and mailings going home. Let’s all come together to raise money for a worthy cause!

The Edsel Ford High School Girls Only Dance has been rescheduled for, Wednesday, February 27th after school in the private Little Gym. Tickets cost $7 and will be on sale at lunch in the cafeteria. Tickets that were already purchased will be honored.  We hope Edsel Ford girls can support Charity Week by coming to the dance on Wednesday, February 27th.

There will be a quick baseball meeting Tuesday February 19 after school at 2:30 in the cafeteria.  Anyone interested in playing should attend.

Tuesday February 19 is Safety Night at Edsel Ford High School. There will be speakers, booths set up with information and people to talk with as well as the Dearborn Fire Department is bring a Fire Truck and a destroyed vehicle which they will use equipment to demonstrate how they would cut an accident victim out of a car. Let your parents and family know that it will be a night of information, helpful safety strategies and fun.

Today is the last day to turn in entries to the media center for the bookmark contest. Voting will take place next week!

Due to a lack of interest, we are cancelling the Dentist R Us program that was set for Feb 20, 21 & 22, 2019.

Attention Seniors! Guest Pass Applications for Prom are now available in the Student Office or the School Blog Senior Information Page. Plan ahead as these are due back before 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.  

2nd Semester ASAP registration has started. Credit recovery classes offered in the After School Academic Program (ASAP) begin TODAY, TUESDAY,  February 19th  from 2:30 to 4:15 on Tuesdays/Thursdays, and/or Wednesdays/Fridays. Each class runs two days a week and each class costs $150. There will be a $75 discount for early registration. Funds are limited so it is important to enroll in these classes soon. Registration forms are available in the counseling office or by visiting Mr. Naimi’s iBlog.  

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION! TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 @ DEARBORN HILLS GOLF COURSE @ 4:30-8:00 pm. TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN OFFICE. HELP SUPPORT DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

ATTENTION READERS!  THE RAGING ONES BY KRISTA RITCHIE IS OUR NEXT READ.  WE’LL MEET FEBRUARY 22ND IN ROOM E2 FOR TALK AND TREATS.  ALL ARE WELCOME. 🙂