We seem to hear that word quite a bit this time of year, and well we should. As another school year comes to an end, there are plenty of success stories and accomplishments that need to be congratulated.
First, congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. They have had many fantastic learning experiences during their years in our schools and they now leave the district prepared for the next adventure in life. We wish them all the best! In addition, I want to congratulate all of our students. They too have accomplished their learning goals for the year and are now ready to move to the next grade level.
We must also thank parents for their support. Whether you were involved in the PTSA, high school booster group, volunteered at a school, or spent time with your child doing homework, your efforts help to create a community that makes learning a priority and values education.
Of course, I cannot thank and congratulate enough all of the hard working staff members who are part of the Dearborn Public Schools family. Your hard work and dedication to the education of children is unmatched. I know that every day the students in our classrooms are receiving the absolute best instruction, in the most well maintained buildings, eating the greatest meals, and being transported in the safest buses. No matter what you’re responsible for doing in this district, each and every one of you contributes to providing a quality education to the students in our schools. I thank you for caring.
As we get ready for summer break, I encourage everyone to take advantage of our summer programs, visit a library or museum, or at the very least read, read, read! Remember, just because the school year comes to an end doesn’t mean the learning should as well. Make everyday events and experiences an opportunity to think, to question, and to learn.
Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.
-The First Bell, June 2018