M-Step is Coming

If you have a third-grade student, they will be taking M-Step, the state-wide assessment in the spring. Here are some resources that can prepare them. Practice items Video about what to expect

Volunteers Needed to Support Our Salina Robotics Teams

As you might already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a FTC State Qualifier AND FLL Jr. Expo on Saturday, December 9th at McCollough Unis School (7801 Maple Street, 48126). They are still SHORT the necessary VOLUNTEERS needed to have a SUCCESSFUL EVENT AND NEED YOUR HELP! If you have volunteered for FIRST before, please …

Hour of Code is Coming!

The first week of December is Hour of Code. If you are a student, log in with Clever from Dearborn Schools homepage. Mrs. Alvarado will give you your class code to join the proper level. If you are a parent or other interested adult, you can try it, too at It is free to all users.  

Building the Play Pump Model

As part of our FirstLego League Jr. exploration of water systems, we built a model of the play pump, an innovative solution for villages in Africa who lack wells and playgrounds. For more information about the actual play pump and its’ impact, click here: Play Pump

The Makerspace Literacy Connection

Teachers are collaborating to help students read and write better. Ms. Alvarado, the media specialist, and Ms. Lock, the art teacher, are collaborating with third-grade teachers to help students develop a deeper understanding of story elements. Students work as teams to build a setting with Legos, KNexs or cardboard for their story. They then take …

Read at Home Plan

Reading book bags will go home daily Students must read books for at least 20 minutes each day. Students will complete a reading assignment daily Book Calendar– Signed daily by parents and returned to school Online reading websites through the District homepage (CLEVER)  and on teacher and grade level blogs. Click on the Clever App and …

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