Crestwood School District community,
Please view a special video message from Superintendent Dr. Youssef Mosallam and School Board President Danielle Elzayat.
Click the link for the video message
Happy Thanksgiving Crestwood Families!
All Crestwood schools will be closed from November 22nd to 24th. Enjoy your holiday! 🦃
We’ll welcome our students and staff back on Monday, November 27th.
#CrestwoodSchools #ThanksgivingBreak #HolidaySeason
In Dr. Mosallam's letter, he expresses thankfulness for our school community's resilience and growth, highlighting new educational advancements and the dedication of our staff. As we enter Thanksgiving break, let's embrace our achievements and the anticipation of what's ahead. For the full heartfelt message, please see the attached image. Wishing you all a holiday filled with peace and joy.
Crestwood School District Celebrates Mohamed Saad’s Signing with Michigan State University Soccer Team
It is with immense pride that we announce Mohamed Saad’s athletic signing with the Michigan State University Soccer team. This momentous occasion is not just a testament to Mohamed’s hard work and talent but also a reflection of the unwavering support from his family, coaches, and the entire staff who have contributed to his journey.
Please join us in celebrating this significant milestone in Mohamed’s athletic career.
• Athlete: Mohamed Saad
• Institution: Michigan State University (Soccer)
• Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
• Time: 3:00 P.M.
• Location: Crestwood High School Cafeteria
Your presence will undoubtedly add to the joy of the ceremony. Let’s come together to cheer on Mohamed as he embarks on this exciting new chapter!
Don’t miss out on our FIRST EVER Wellness Fair this Tuesday, November 14th, from 2 PM to 6 PM at Riverside Middle School. It’s time to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul!
We’ve got a fantastic lineup planned:
•Free Health Screenings: Keep tabs on your health!
•Fitness Demos: Find your groove with new moves!
•Nutrition Education: Fuel your body right!
•Mental Health Resources: Empower your mental wellbeing!
•Community Organizations: Connect with local support!
•Giveaways: Win some wellness goodies!
This is your chance to step into a world of wellness and community support like never before. Bring your friends, bring your family, and let’s make well-being our priority!
Check out the flyer for more details and mark your calendars. Can’t wait to see you there! #WellnessFair2023 #HealthyLiving #CommunityWellness
Hello Crestwood District Community,
Please view a special video message from Superintendent Dr. Youssef Mosallam
🎭 Get ready to be spellbound! Crestwood Theatre proudly presents ‘Puffs’ on Nov 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7PM at Crestwood High School.
Experience the magic and grab your tickets now at crestwoodtheatre.com! #Puffs #CrestwoodTheatre #MagicIsHere
**SAVE THE DATE**
🌿 **Wellness FAIR** 🌿
📅 **Date:** November 14, 2023
⏰ **Time:** 2pm - 6pm
📍 **Location:** Riverside Middle School
**Join us for our first ever Wellness Fair featuring:**
🩺 Health screenings
🤸♀️ Fitness demos
🍎 Nutrition education
🧠 Mental health resources
🤝 Community organizations
🎁 **Don't miss out on:**
- And more exciting activities!
For organizations and providers interested in supporting our mission, various sponsorship packages are available:
💼 **$100** - Table Space
📌 **$250** - Logo, Recognition, Table
🌟 **$500** - Premium Package
💌 **Contact:** Fnasser@csdmi.org
for details and to be a part of this holistic journey towards a healthier community!
Mark your calendars and be a part of this transformative event! ✨
See the attached press release from Crestwood High School regarding a recent student-led walkout.
The school believes the media misrepresented the peaceful, respectful event and calls for responsible reporting.
Refer to the full statement for complete details.
Wayne County Commissioner Honors Mrs. Randa Abdallah with Teacher of the Month Award
In a heartwarming ceremony held at Hillcrest Elementary School, Wayne County Commissioner David Knezek presented the coveted Teacher of the Month Award to Mrs. Randa Abdallah. The hallways were filled with anticipation and applause, with several esteemed guests in attendance, including Dr. Youssef Mosallam, Crestwood School District Superintendent; Dr. Linda Lazar, Associate Superintendent; Nassrine Saad, Principal of Hillcrest Elementary; and Dearborn Heights City Council President and brother of the award recipient, Mr. Dave Abdallah.
Commissioner Knezek shared, “The tireless efforts of educators like Mrs. Abdallah play a pivotal role in sculpting the future of our young learners. It’s an honor to do my part in recognizing and applauding the sacrifices and dedication of our teachers - all of whom go above and beyond every single day.” A proud 2004 graduate of the Crestwood School District, and having pursued a teaching career before entering government, Mr. Knezek spoke from the heart, emphasizing the importance of supporting educators and the field of education.
Echoing these sentiments, Dr. Youssef Mosallam conveyed his elation. “Our district thrives because of the phenomenal staff who make it what it is. Celebrating the achievements of individuals like Mrs. Abdallah isn’t just an act of recognition; it’s a testament to our district’s strength and individuality.” Dr. Mosallam’s words resonated with everyone present, highlighting the collective pride of the Crestwood community.
Mrs. Abdallah’s journey in the Crestwood District is nothing short of inspiring. Beginning as a lunch monitor and then transitioning to a para-professional role, it was Mrs. Andria O’Hara, now the Associate Superintendent, who spotted her potential and encouraged her to pursue a teaching certificate. Today, Mrs. Abdallah is an instrumental figure in the district, serving as the Instructional Math Coach at both Hillcrest Elementary and Riverside Middle School.
The day was marked by heartfelt speeches, rounds of applause, and a strong sense of community. It underscored the importance of recognizing and celebrating those who dedicate their lives to the noble profession of teaching.
From all of us at Crestwood School District, a hearty congratulations to Mrs. Randa Abdallah. Your dedication, hard work, and passion for teaching is an inspiration to us all.
🎶 Crestwood Marching Band Presents:
Friends & Family Show! 🎶 Join us in a musical evening as we showcase the Crestwood Marching Band’s final performance of their 2023 show.
Let’s make some noise for the stars of our 2024 graduating class and give a grand salute to Matt Ridenour, who’s marking his final show after dedicating over 20 incredible years as our director.
📅 Date: Tuesday, October 17th
⏰ Time: Gates open at 5:30 pm, with the performance kicking off at 6:45 pm
📍 Location: Crestwood High Athletic Field, 1501 N Beech Daly Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
🍽 Food & Refreshments:
•All served food is halal. •Feast on hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, and drinks.
•Indulge in our homemade chili cornbread, dessert waffles, and the ever-loved Darling Decor’s homemade sugar cookies.
🎃 Pre-Show Special:
The Crestwood Key Club is excited to host its 3rd Annual “Trunk or Treat” in the Senior parking lot from 4:30-6:15 pm.
Don’t miss out on this spook-tacular event! Gather your friends and family, and let’s celebrate music, memories, and milestones together. See you there! 🎵🥁🎷
For an important message from Superintendent Dr. Youssef Mosallam addressing recent events, please click the link. https://5il.co/2751d
📢 Attention Crestwood School District Bus Riders of Route #4!
Starting this Monday, October 15th, 2023, Route #4 will no longer be in service due to the lack of drivers. If your child uses this route at the high school, middle school, or any elementary school, please check your email for new bus details.
DEAN Transportation has informed affected families. For questions, please contact DEAN Transportation.
Thank you for adapting to these changes.
Huntington Bank and The Arab American News Invest in Crestwood High School’s Future Leaders
On the morning of October 10, 2023, Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, MI, welcomed esteemed guests Gary Torgow, Chairman of Huntington National Bank, and Osama Siblani, Editor and Publisher of The Arab American News. Their visit marks the collaborative effort between their respective institutions to fund the F.L.I.P. Scholarship, a testament to their commitment to investing in the futures of young leaders.
Crestwood District Superintendent, Dr. Youssef Mosallam, and the school’s Principal, Roni Abdulhadi, greeted the visitors with heartfelt enthusiasm. Together with Crestwood’s shining seniors, LaChelle Moreland-Jones, Isabella Jomaa, and Manar Hariri, they shared the heart and soul of what it means to be a Crestwood Charger.
“As a Crestwood Charger, it’s more than just attending a school; it’s about being a part of a family that nurtures leadership and success,” said Dr. Mosallam. “Our commitment to student success is evident, and with the support from F.L.I.P. Scholarship, we’re ensuring a brighter future for our students in higher education.”
When inquired by Mr. Torgow about his ascent to his esteemed role, Principal Abdulhadi, with genuine humility, responded, “My unwavering commitment to student success and the leadership opportunities provided by Dr. Mosallam led me here. Yet, it’s imperative to underscore the relentless efforts of our dedicated counseling team, especially Mrs. Shadia Berry. Their consistent guidance has paved the way for our students to secure spots in the nation’s most illustrious institutions.”
The morning progressed with an insightful tour of the new Athletic Complex, led by Jeff Hachigan. The complex, according to Dr. Mosallam, “Symbolizes the unity of our district. By investing in facilities like this, we not only enhance our students’ experiences but also strengthen our community.”
Osama Siblani expressed his admiration for the accomplishments of the Crestwood team, especially after witnessing the splendor of the new complex. “It’s truly inspiring to see how much Crestwood has achieved. This complex is a testament to that.”
The visit concluded with a special treat for the guests—a welcoming message displayed on the school’s state-of-the-art sports scoreboard screen.
This collaboration between Huntington Bank, The Arab American News, and Crestwood High School signifies a promising step forward in supporting the next generation of leaders. As Crestwood High continues to flourish, there’s no doubt that its students will be at the forefront of change, embodying the spirit of a true Crestwood Charger.
The “Pathways to Prevention: Substance Abuse Town Hall” scheduled for October 10th has been postponed.
Stay tuned for the rescheduled date. Thank you for your understanding.
Join us for a critical community conversation - "Pathways to Prevention: Substance Abuse Town Hall" on October 10th at 6pm at Riverside Middle School Auditorium (25900 W Warren, Dearborn Heights, MI).
We have an amazing lineup of speakers including Dr. Nadine Jawad, Stanford Medical School and Rhodes Scholar, who will be moderating the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about substance abuse prevention, hear from experts, and get involved in solutions.
This town hall is part of a larger local initiative to address this important issue affecting many students and families in our community. We hope you can attend and be part of the discussion. Let's work together to support the health and safety of all students!
This event is sponsored by "My Potential Mentoring Program."
🌟 Riverside Middle School Cheer Team Shines at Board Meeting! 🌟
This evening, attendees of the Crestwood School District board meeting were treated to an inspiring start as the Riverside Middle School Cheer team took the floor. They not only led the room in the Pledge of Allegiance but also presented a memorable showcase.
Our district is ever-glowing thanks to the incredible talents of our young students. Kudos to Mrs. Tashara Ewing for her guidance and to the wonderful Riverside Middle School Cheer team for representing their school with such passion and pride. We are beyond proud. Go, Riverside!
Crestwood School Board Study Session: An Evening of Insight and Innovation
October 2, 2023
The Crestwood School District’s Study Session tonight was an illuminating testament to our commitment to academic excellence. Every school in our district presented their achievements and future plans, painting a picture of determination, innovation, and success.
Dr. Mosallam, our district superintendent, eloquently presented our data review, emphasizing the myriad of ways we have cultivated opportunities for our staff and students. He remarked, “Data isn’t just numbers; it’s the reflection of our collective dedication, of every opportunity we’ve nurtured, and of the innovative paths we’ve paved for our community.”
The highlight of the evening was undeniably the presentations by school teams. Guided by their dedicated coaches, they delved deep into their data, showcasing the significant strides made and outlining the potential of the coaching model in fostering an even more engaged and dynamic educational atmosphere.
As Dr. Mosallam so aptly put it, “When we invest in our educators, we’re investing in a brighter future for our students. Today’s insights lay the foundation for tomorrow’s achievements.”
Tonight was a shining example of why Crestwood School District is not only moving in the right direction but is setting the pace for others to follow. We remain steadfast in our mission to deliver the best educational opportunities, boldly and innovatively.
What an amazing day celebrating the grand opening of Crestwood School District's new athletic complex! The energetic homecoming parade kicked off the day, showcasing Crestwood's spirit.
Later in the evening, the ribbon-cutting ceremony brought together the Mayor, council members, school board trustees, students, staff, and community members.
Dr. Mosallam, Crestwood Superintendent, spoke about how this complex exemplifies what we can achieve when we unite as one to make this the very best district for everyone. It was incredible to see the community come together to celebrate this milestone for Crestwood athletics and our district as a whole.
Vice President Hassan Beydoun shared how this evening was a celebration for all who believe in the great future ahead for our district. He went on to thank his fellow trustees for their support in making this athletic complex a reality.
What an amazing day and the start of an exciting new chapter for our district! Go Chargers!
📢 Crestwood School District Health Clinic Day!
Today, Saturday, September 23, we hosted a successful clinic day at Riverside Middle School.
We’re immensely grateful for the collaborative efforts of Wayne County Health and UofM Flint’s College of Health and Sciences Physician Assistant teams.
Thanks to this partnership, our students received the essential vaccines they need.
A big thank you to all the staff, volunteers, and families who participated and made this day a success. Healthier days ahead for our Crestwood community! 💉🏫🤝