We have had a smooth and outstanding start to this school year as we feel a sense of “normalcy” when we compare it to the last few years. Our staff has been working hard on building relationships and getting to know students while also establishing norms, routines and procedures. We distributed planners on Friday and rolled out all policies along with rebooting PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) as we plan on implementing it with fidelity in an attempt to improve our climate and culture. Open House was a huge success as parents met teachers and had the opportunity to speak to representatives from our various clubs/teams, etc. Our biggest change is in streamlining our grading practices to make it easier for families to get a grasp on what our grades mean. More information was shared in the Week Ahead and teachers will share and clarify as needed.
We welcome two new amazing assistant principals to our administrative team – Ms. Caitlin Ball who will work with students/families whose last names start with C-K and Mr. Mike Wegher who will work with students/families with last names that start with L-Z. Mr. Kelly Dear will continue to work with students/families whose last name starts with A-B.
We pride ourselves on working closely with families to help our students prepare for the future. Together we can bridge a partnership that empowers students to reach greater strides academically and socially. Our focus will be on making sure all of our students’ needs are met. High academic achievement is an expectation for all DHS students.
Instilling student self-worth is another goal we have for students. They need to know that they contribute so much to this world. Through mindful discovery, confidence, and eagerness, we can help students acknowledge their own potential. We encourage all students to participate in after school activities, such as sporting events, clubs, tutoring, etc. Getting involved in school events enriches our students’ experience in high school and helps them become invested in their school. We also hope to see many of our dedicated parents attend events. Working together, we can make DHS a model school. I am a firm believer in the old adage, “It takes a village to raise/teach a child!”
Our DHS motto is, “Always in the Lead” and I encourage you to approach this year at Dearborn High exhibiting our 6 Pioneer Traits of Leadership which are empathy, mindfulness, accountability, communication, motivated, and critical thinking.
Please make sure your information is correct and updated in ParentConnect. If the forms listed below were not completed online, make sure the forms are returned. The required forms are Emergency Card, Health Appraisal, Sports Appraisal, Cell Phone Policy, Consent form Immunizations, Concussion Form, Code of Conduct Letter, and Pesticide Form.
I want you to know that I have an open door policy, and I always welcome your input. Please feel free to contact me or our wonderful office staff, at any time to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have throughout the school year. In partnership with our amazing administrative staff, we look forward to collaboratively working with you as a team to help each student at Dearborn High School meet their fullest potential. For the most updated information, please subscribe to our school website, https://dhs.dearbornschools.org/. Make sure you have current email addresses on file with us to get regular communication.
Thank you for your partnership and I look forward to an outstanding year!
Zeina Jebril, Ed.S.
Principal of Dearborn High School