March 29, 2015

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March is Reading Month!

The young five through fourth grade students are enjoying all the activities that go along with March is Reading Month.  Partner reading is a big hit as well has older students reading with younger students.  Keep on READING!!!… Click image for more info ...

March is Reading Month! March is Reading Month!

Learning tools for students

The Dexter teachers use many learning tools for our students to stay focused and engaged in learning.  These tools range from different types of seats, to standing desks, to sensory tools.… Click image for more info ...

Learning tools for students Learning tools for students

iPads help prove thinking!

Our second grade students are using their iPads on a daily basis to prove their thinking.  One way is for the students to show their work in Educreations and then record their voice as they explain their thinking.  A great way for teachers to hear all students!… Click image for more info ...

iPads help prove thinking! iPads help prove thinking!

Dr. Timmis shares his vision

Dr. Timmis shared his vision for a Dexter student: Creating a learning environment where each student is given the resources to individualize their school path is a goal.  Dexter students will be the winners in the end!… Click image for more info ...

Dr. Timmis shares his vision Dr. Timmis shares his vision

2015-16 School Year Dexter Community Schools to accept School of Choice students for Kindergarten or Young 5’s, Grades 1-8 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The Dexter Community Schools will accept up to five 9th grade students, up to five 10th grade students and up to ten 11th grade students who plan to be International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students in the 2017-18 (9th graders) school year, 2016-17 (10th graders) school year and 2015-16 (11th graders) school year plus a minimum of 16 slots for Kindergarten or Young 5’s and a minimum of 1 student in grades 1-8.

To be eligible for the IB program, students must be in good standing and on target to graduate with their class. They must intend to become International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students in the appropriate year as stated above and live in a Washtenaw ISD school district or a school district within a different ISD, which borders on the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

Students who enroll in this School of Choice Option will be required to enroll in and successfully complete courses in their International Baccalaureate and pre-International Baccalaureate course schedule making progress toward the requirements of the Diploma Programme.

Applications for School of Choice will be accepted starting Thursday, March 19, 2015 and must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7714 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter. The application is available on the district website. A copy of the student’s current transcript is required along with the most recent report card.

Call Dexter High School principal William “Kit” Moran at (734) 424-4240 for more information on the IB Diploma Programme.

For information related to the Young 5’s through 8th grade choice slots, please contact Mona Auerbach at (734) 424-4102.

Please click here to download the School of Choice Application.

2015-2016 Young Five and Kindergarten Registration

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year starts April 15th.

Registration is held at the Copeland Administration Building: 7714 Ann Arbor St.

Registration packets are being mailed home the week of March 9th or you can find the forms online by clicking here.

Registration dates and times:
April 15th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
April 16th from 7:00am - 1:00pm

After these dates you may register at either the Cornerstone or Bates offices.

Young five spots are filled on an first come first served basis. Once the spots fill we have a waiting list until there are enough students to fill another class.

Questions can be answered at:
Bates office: (734) 424-4130
Cornerstone office: (734) 424-4120

Annexation Information

​The Board of Education has created a website to share factual information as it researches the possible annexation of Whitmore Lake Public Schools. Information will be updated regularly.

Please click here to see the latest information.

News and Notes

Please click here to download a pdf of the inaugural edition of the Dexter Community Schools News and Notes, a quarterly electronic newsletter. Over the past year, we’ve been focusing a lot of effort on improving communications.

Our weekly Events Lists provide an at-a-glance summary of major events in the district. Our twice-monthly Community Mailing e-mails are a way for local non-profit school and community groups to share their goings-on with a large audience. The Dread Strong Facebook page is a casual bulletin board where students, parents & teachers cheer each other’s accomplishments and events.

Parent Groups at several buildings have started their own Facebook pages. Superintendent forums have helped staff and families share their short- and long-term goals for the district.

And we’ve added a Talk To Us app to our website, where people can ask questions and raise concerns anonymously or request a personal response.

Last, but certainly not least, we are totally revamping the district website. We hope you will find it informative, attractive, and an accurate reflection of all the wonderful things going on in the Dexter Community School District. Stay tuned for a late fall/early winter launch!