O.W. Best Middle School
22201 Powers Street
Dearborn Heights
MI, 48125
313-203-3200 313-278-2470 Fax
Claudia Portscheller, Principal



Parent Connect

Student Connect

Best News:

No School May 3rd
Please read the attached letter from the Superintendent

6th Grade Student Survey
Please take a minute to fill out this survey.

Coaches Needed!
3 posititons available to coach football at OW Best Middle School for the 2016 season. Please contact Mr. Wiemer if you are interested.

M-Step Informations for Parents

Late Start Monday
Monday, May 2nd and 16th

A Letter From the Principal
Concerning regular attendance.

2016-2017 Scheduling Information
Scheduling Paperwork was distributed and discussed with 6th and 7th grade students during the week of April 4th for next school year.  Students received a letter, a Course Description packet, and a Course Selection form to take home to discuss with their parents. The Course Descriptions and Course Selection form are also available online.  Extra copies also are available in the Counseling area. The Course Selection form is due in the office no later than Friday, April 15.  Late forms will not be accepted.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Herd at herdkerr@dhsd7.net or (313)203-3198.

8th Grade Orientation and Scheduling for 2016-2017
8th Grade Parents and Students should plan to attend the Annapolis Freshman orientation on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Annapolis Auditorium.  Important information about high school is discussed and scheduling paperwork is distributed.  The Annapolis Counselors will then be at O.W. Best on May 6 to meet with students during the day regarding their course selection for next year.  Students should bring their completed scheduling paperwork to school on May 6th so they can review it with the high school counselors. If you cannot attend the orientation, materials, including the scheduling paperwork, will be passed out to students later that week. If you have questions about the scheduling paperwork or courses for 9th grade, please contact your child's counselor, Mrs. Nabozny (A-J) or Mrs. Marcantonio (K-Z), at Annapolis High School. 

6th Grade Parent and Student Orientation for 2016-17
Parent and Student Orientation for students who will begin 6th grade during the 2016-17 school year will be held at O.W. Best on September 1st at 6:00 p.m.  Please reserve this date on your calendar as this is a very important event to attend.  Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers during this event and schedules will be distributed. If you cannot attend, your child will receive his/her schedule on the first day of school.

OW Best Parent Connect Accounts
If you need assistance with your Parent Connect Account, please email OW Best Assistant Principal, Claudia Portscheller, at portsccl@dhsd7.net and your pin and password will be emailed to you.

Who do I contact?
O.W. Best is committed to student success. If you have a question or concern about your student, this chart is useful in directing you to the most appropriate person who can assist you with your concern. The teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff are all working together to ensure your student has an outstanding school year.

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Online Payment for Student Food Service Accounts
In an effort to make thing easier for families, D7 is pleased to announce online payments for student lunch accounts. Beginning in September, parents can log in and use a credit card to post funds to their child's food services account. Students can type in their ID in the cafeteria line and the cost of their meal will be deducted from their account. See our web page for more information.

OW Best Athletic Physical Exam Form
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