THE MESSAGE 10.27.17

Check out the exciting things happening around the district!

Adler Elementary AP Prep and National Elementary Honor Roll students

Adler Students Collect Uniforms to Help Others

To help fellow students in Houston, TX return to school, the AP Prep and National Elementary Honor Roll students at Adler Elementary hosted a drive and donated uniforms to students in the Aldine Independent School District.

Kennedy Creates Business Owners

Kennedy Learning Center Micro-Businesses hosted a breast cancer fundraiser at the October Board of Education meeting.

The Micro-Businesses are student-run companies offering various products and services to the community while providing our students hands on opportunities to lead, develop career skills and experience entrepreneurship.

The students created scarves, candy dishes, pink chocolate covered popcorn and breast cancer awareness ribbons. Kennedy Learning Center teaches the students to always do their best. "Our products are not always perfect, but created with pride and determination," shared Tonya Hickman, Kennedy Learning Center principal.

Interim Superintendent Derrick L. Lopez, JD greets micro-businesses students.

See more micro-businesses fundraiser photos below. Click on each image to enlarge.

Title One Technology Night a Huge Success

This month, MacArthur K-8 University Academy hosted their third annual Title One - Technology Night. Parents, students and the community enjoyed learning how the school uses a variety of different devices during interactive workshops.

The workshops focused on how different technology tools are used creatively to enrich “teaching and learning” across all disciplines to create cutting-edge learning environments.

Parents attended sessions such on E-Books, Parent Connect, Southfield Public Library and How to Manage Your Child's YouTube Channel. Students also participated in sessions, that included Coding with Bee-Bots, Roundtrip, How to Create Your Own YouTube Channel and a Minecraft session.

Special thanks to Comcast Internet Essentials for their donation of two Amazon Fires, raffled to MacArthur families, Southfield Public Library, The Tech Ninja and Gale, who donated their services as presenters and also to local business, BizCom, who gave ten desktop computers to MacArthur students.

More than 300 students and parents attended this event, organized by Title One teacher, Nikoji Smith.

See more Technology Night event photos below. Click on each image to enlarge.

College and Career Readiness Workshop Series

Attention high school students! Come learn about the tools used to conduct college searches, applying for college and financial aid. Register today for the Southfield Public Schools College and Career Readiness Workshop Series.

  • Session I: Monday, October 30 - Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Session II: Monday, January 29 - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Classes include:

  • All Things College: Essay Writing, FAFSA, Applications & Scholarship (Mon/Wed)
  • Analytical Thinking in Mathematics (Tues/Thurs)
  • Analytical Thinking and Writing in the Sciences (Mon/Wed)
  • Analytical Thinking and Writing in the Social Sciences (Tues/Thurs)

Two-hour sessions. Enrollment limited to 30 students per class.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Southfield High School for the Arts &Technology Media Center

Become a part of the vision for the future of Southfield Public Schools.

Levey Middle School Design Charrette

Join us as Wednesday, November 1 for the Levey Middle School design charrette. If you would like to be a part of the vision for development, please sign up.

  • What might an authentic “STEM” focus school look like?
  • What would be needed for all Levey students to participate in an authentic STEM experience?

The design charrettes will take place at the John W. English Administrative Center from 6 - 8 p.m.

Wendy's Heisman School Winners

The Wendy's Company, the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company honors and inspires high school seniors who never settle, dig deeper and reach higher.

For more than two decades, Wendy's has recognized young men and women who believe that good enough is never really good enough. This year, seniors Morgan Albert (University High School Academy) and Jacob Mosley (Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology) were both recognized as school winners for their efforts to be leaders for their teammates, classmates and communities. Congratulations!


October 30 - November 1 - Bussey Center for Early Childhood Kindergarten Crawl

October 31 - Report Card Marking Period Ends. Reports cards viewable in MiStar Parent Connect on November 7.

November 1 - Levey Middle School Design Charrette, John W. English Administrative Center, 6 - 8 p.m.

November 2 - University High School Academy Open House, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

November 9 - Superintendent / Parent Sounding Board, John W. English Administrative Center, 6 - 8 p.m.

November 14 - Board of Education Meeting, John W. English Administrative Center, 7 p.m.

Detailed calendar information including upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the district and school websites.


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