UM-Dearborn Young Naturalist Program to Start Soon!

Featuring exciting monthly outdoor explorations from October through June, this popular program for 9-12 year-olds is now in its 25th year! Science-oriented program topics include Insects and Spiders, Maple Syruping, Birds and Migration, Pond Life, Owls, Animal Tracking, Trees and Wildflowers, and more. This program is intended for children who have a keen interest in exploring nature with their peers, within a mutually supportive learning environment. The program fee is $70. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the program sessions. Each child will be provided with a field pack, nature journal and field guides, which will be theirs to keep. Except for the November owling session, which is on a Friday evening, all the program sessions take place on Saturdays, from 9:30AM-12:00PM. To register for the program, go to…the registration deadline is September 25. 

Program sessions are led by experienced EIC naturalists.

Program session dates (Saturdays 9:30AM-12PM): October 5; December 7; January 18; February 15; March 7; April 18; May 9; June 6. The owl prowl session will take place from 6-9PM on Friday, November 8.  

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7. To register a child for the program, go to the link below. The registration deadline is October 1. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEvMLkKLw3m471LnTOaz_kQxydMb0Ms8WTJUXRNet_bOmwKw/viewform

If you have additional questions, please contact RIck Simek, the Young Naturalist Program Coordinator, at (313) 583-6371. 

Open House September 4th

DCMST’s Open House will be on Wednesday, September 4th. Please follow the schedule below to be able to attend all of the teachers’ presentations:

11th and 12th grade parents please arrive by 6 PM. Follow your student’s schedule as follows:

1st hour – 6:05 – 6:15 2nd hour – 6:20 – 6:30 3rd hour – 6:35 – 6:45

9th and 10th grade parents please arrive at 6:45. Do not too arrive early because we will not be able to accomodate you. Follow your student’s schedule as follows:

4th hour – 6:50 – 7:00 5th hour – 7:05 – 7:15 6th hour – 7:20 – 7:30

Thank you and we hope to see you all there!

Find TI Nspires on sale at Back to School Sales

Parents of incoming Freshmen! There are some deals on TI Nspires right now both in stores and online. Don’t wait to buy because students will need their calculators the first week of school! Any model is ok, it does NOT have to look exactly like the pictures in the packet. In fact, a brand new model was just released last month so feel free to get the best and brightest model! However, it is also fine to buy one of the older models, which you can even find used on Amazon or EBay for a great price. Please do not get a TI-84 for your students. While they will work fine and are good calculators, we teach students how to use the TI Nspires specifically to the best of their ability so they can be successful on all standardized tests. Below is a link to Amazon to find both new and used TI Nspires, however you can also find them at Staples, Office Depot, Target, Walmart, and Meijer as well as other stores both online and in store. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Gorsline at gorslij@dearbornschools.org.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ti+nspire&sprefix=ti+n&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_4

Orientation for incoming freshmen 2019 is Wednesday May 22, 6-7:70 pm!

The DCMST orientation for incoming freshmen who accepted the invitation will be held this Wednesday, May 22 from 6-7:30.  Please be prompt!  Enter the building on the Warren Ave. /Ann Arbor Trail corner.  The program will consist of two parts:  the orientation meeting in room 170 and the probability math fair in the gym.  Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.

If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements to pick up the orientation packet from the main office after Wednesday but before the end of the school year (7am -2pm, M-F).  Or you may download and print from this link.  The packet contains important information as well as summer homework.

Lottery response deadline is April 15th!!

DEADLINE APPROACHING!!

Invitation letters have been mailed to all 8th grade students who have met the qualifications to attend DCMST for Fall 2019.  The next step for these students will be to complete a google form to indicate whether they would like to be entered into the lottery for final selection as directed in the letter.  Middle school counselors have been given a list of qualified students.  The deadline to respond is 11:59 pm, Monday, April 15, 2019.

Exchange Student Opportunity

SHARE YOUR HOME, CHANGE THE WORLD

Youth for Understanding USA is looking for some local families to host high school exchange students for the next school year or semester.  Host families provide a place to live and three meals a day plus the encouragement, advice, and love to help their new family member through a semester or year in a new home. The students bring their own spending money and health insurance plus the willingness to be a good family member, follow family rules and help out with family responsibilities. All kinds of families host, with and without children of all ages. Hosting is a rewarding experience that creates lifelong connections. Hosting is real life- It’s cooking dinner together, raking leaves on Saturday morning, school activities and homework, holiday preparations, some rainy afternoons, days together of work, school, chores, family life, worship… Seen through the fresh eyes of someone new, it all takes on a new significance. Please get in touch with us, if you would like to see if hosting (or sending a student on exchange) might be right for your family. Call Debbie Bledsoe at 248-468-9108 or email dbledsoe@yfu.org or visit https://yfuusa.org/ (where you can see specific students who are arriving in August).

STUDY ABROAD – Scholarships available.

As a YFU student, you’ll become a part of a host family, appreciate the nuances of a foreign language, and test your confidence in new situations. YFU’s study abroad programs transform who you are and permanently change the way you see the world. YFU study abroad programs are for you if you’re a U.S. high school student or recent graduate and want to experience another part of the world. Choose from a year, semester, summer program or classroom excursion that allow you to immerse yourself in another culture, learn a new language and live with a host family who will open their home and hearts to you.

Applications 

Hosting:   www.yfuusa.org/host

Study Abroad: www.yfuusa.org/study

Volunteer:  www.yfuusa.org/volunteer

Telephone: 1.800.TEENAGE (833-6243)

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