Lockdown: September 25

September 25, 2017

Dear Parents,


As part of our ongoing effort to keep an open line of communication with our parents, I would like to take a moment to share information with you regarding an incident that occurred today in our neighborhood.   

Early this afternoon, Dearborn Police notified us that there was a police situation in the vicinity of our school. As a precautionary measure the police recommended that all students remain inside and all external doors secured. Supported by Central Office staff we followed these recommendations in order to maintain a safe school environment.  All students were dismissed as scheduled without incident.

I would like to be clear that at no time were any students or staff in danger. The incident in the neighborhood did not involve our school and the actions that we took were precautionary in nature.

At The Heights Campus we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for all of our students.  By working together and keeping an open line of communication we can ensure that our students, your children, will remain safe at school.  


Winifred L. Green, Ed.D. and Oussama Baydoun

NOTICE: School Safety Zone Enforcement

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones.  Please be careful and obey all traffic laws.  This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.

Please keep in mind:

  • The bus stop is for buses only
  • Walk children to school when possible
  • Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible.  This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
  • Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
  • Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards.  They are there for your child’s safety.
  • Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Spring Break and Testing Week

The staff at DCMST hopes that all students have a relaxing and fun Spring Break!


The week that we get back from vacation is testing week across the state of Michigan for all high school students.  Below is the schedule for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9th & 10th Regular day of school NO SCHOOL

No AM Classes

PSAT testing 10:15 – 2:15 AT HOME SCHOOL

No AM Classes

Regular afternoon classes

11th Regular day of school

SAT testing 7:20 – 12:45

No PM Classes

Work Keys testing 7:20 – 10:15

No PM Classes

MStep testing 7:15 – 10:30

Regular afternoon classes

12th Regular day of school NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL Regular afternoon classes NO SCHOOL

DCMST classes begin at 11:15 on Thursday.  9th and 10th grade students can take the bus here as usual (just be sure to be at the Home School bus stop by the time the bus normally leaves).  Otherwise students can be dropped off at our building.

Finals Week Schedule at DCMST

This week is Finals Week.  The schedule for DCMST is as follows:

Monday – Regular Classes in the AM for all students, in the PM regular classes for all 9th graders, Biology Final for all 10th graders.

Tuesday – Regular Classes in the AM for all students, in the PM Chemistry Final all afternoon for 9th graders, regular classes for all 10th graders.

Wednesday – half day: 9th and 10th graders stay at home school for 1st & 2nd hour finals, 11th graders take Physics final all morning, 12th graders attend 1st and 2nd hours.

Thursday – half day: no students attend DCSMT.  3rd and 4th hour finals happening at home school.  For more information about where your child should be during their DCMST hour please contact your child’s home school.

Friday: half day: 11th and 12th graders take 5th and 6th hour finals at home school, all 9th and 10th graders report to DCMST by 7:30 AM.   Busses do run from all 3 high schools in the morning for students to get over here, or they can be driven here in the morning if you prefer.  All 9th graders will report to the Lecture Hall to complete individual learning plans.  This is an important activity so please make sure your students attend!  All 10th graders will attend 4th, 5th, and 6th hours on a shortened schedule.

Also be aware that next Monday is a half day, but all students will stay at their home schools.  No students will attend DCMST on that day.

Students Advance to Finals in Website Competition

Congratulations to the following DCMST students for advancing to the finals of the Michigan Council Women in Technology(MCWIT) website competition.
Beginner Division: Fatima Rizvi
Advanced Division: Fatima Bouhamdan & Zahra Makki
Advanced Division: Ayah Awadallah & Khansa Alhaidi
Earning Honorable Mention in the Beginner Division was Fatima Rizvi.
Earning Honorable Mention in the Advanced Division was  Fatima Bouhamdan & Zahra Makki

DCMST Students participate in the EMU Programming Competition

On November 12, Mrs. Shawver and 18 AP Computer Science/AP Computer Science Principles students traveled to Eastern Michigan University to participate in the 7th Annual programming competition. Students competed against other schools from around the state including Cranbrook, Brother Rice, Catholic Central, Kalamazoo Math and Science Center, and Ann Arbor Pioneer. These young coders enjoyed a fantastic day filled with challenges, comradery, and excellent food! Congrats to all!!
Team Members: Sam Ajami, Khansa Alhaidi, Ibrahim Harb, Zahra Makki, Fatima Bouhamdan, Fatima Rizvi, Mohammed Alkadmi, Ian Jeannin, Yasser Yassine, Sophie Martin, Maya Hamka, Abby Stewart, Ali Alata, Ali Hammound, Ameer Mubarez, Abdulhadi Alkayyali, Marwa Albaadani, Moustafa Elghoul

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal


School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years. 

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