App Idea: Spin a globe, touch for news

Entrepreneurship

App Idea: Spin a globe, touch for news

4 Comments 05 June 2013

This winning app idea is different from competitors like CNN and USAToday that also offer international news. While those mobile apps are text-based, this one is visually-based and fun to use.

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App idea: News for & by middle school students

Entrepreneurship

App idea: News for & by middle school students

4 Comments 04 June 2013

Abe and Houssein have thought up a new kind of news app that would appeal to the nation's 10 million middle school students. It has contests and other fun features.

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Activities, Traditions

Everyone wins when Unis goes tailgating

4 Comments 17 December 2012

Students say Unis Middle School's MSU-UM tailgating event and game has an important side effect besides fun and school spirit: It encourages them to behave in school.

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How 2 big names have added up to 1 great school

Traditions

How 2 big names have added up to 1 great school

6 Comments 10 June 2011

McCollough-Unis School in east Dearborn recalls two important figures from the city's past and teaches more than a thousand students from a diverse set of nationalities, many of them in the Middle East.

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Practice, polish help cheer team bust a new move

Traditions

Practice, polish help cheer team bust a new move

2 Comments 28 May 2011

Unis Middle School's cheer team leads pep rallies in every sporting season to help get the students behind the school's athletes. In the last pep rally of the 2010-2011 school year, the cheer team gave the school a surprise.

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A different twist on the popular coney island

Traditions

A different twist on the popular coney island

7 Comments 02 May 2011

The Detroit area has hundreds of coney island restaurants, mostly run by Greek and Albanian people. Superior Coney & Grill in Dearborn, run by Arab Americans, serves halal dogs and Arabic foods, as well.

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Unis Middle School

Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:

  • A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
  • Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
  • Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
  • Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
  • Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.

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