A Message from the Superintendent
It is my distinct pleasure to serve this community as Superintendent and work with our amazing families to continue to move Ferndale in a positive direction.
At Ferndale we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience and have an award-winning fine arts programs, successful athletic teams that emphasize good sportsmanship both on and off the field and career oriented experiences that can help students make a successful transition into their future careers, and an abundance of ways for students to establish connections with their school and community.
The entire educational community is dedicated to creating opportunities for learning and personal growth in welcoming environments that encourage creativity, diversity, collaboration, inquisitiveness, and critical thinking skills. The goal is to impart on our students knowledge and skills that will enable them to compete on a global scale, but also to relate to and appreciate their fellow citizens. We aim to provide our students with authentic learning experiences where they can take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in real world situations. Beyond imparting knowledge, our educators cultivate the vital skills of critical thinking and problem solving so our students will grow into independent thinkers who make informed decisions.
Our educators teach to the whole child and develop meaningful partnerships with students and their families. In this way, we encourage and value communication to improve the educational process for each individual student and the entire district. Collaboration with the community is vital to any great school district and works to create a synergistic relationship between the school district and the entire community that benefits everyone.
As our children progress towards taking on the many responsibilities they will face as adults they will need the strength of character and compassion to carry out these responsibilities and it is our duty as a community to ensure they are ready for the task. At Ferndale Schools we believe that working through our challenges together as a community will allow us to succeed in the future. Our work together requires teamwork, collaboration and shared leadership toward a common mission, vision, values and goals.
Please feel free to call or come by anytime if you would like to connect.
Dania H. Bazzi, PhD
Dania H. Bazzi | 248-586-8652
Field trips, wrestling flips, a MAP test, the musical best, and more. Read the eblast!
This week, we are requesting your input in an equity survey. We're also honoring a student athlete, a student musician, good neighbors and 5th grade choralers. Plus more stories and events!
The FUEL 5th graders put on an excellent concert this week. We also would like to extend a big thanks to Kim Schroeder and Debbie Hillebrand for their great work with our students!
Everyone is welcome to our upcoming open houses for our earliest learners. Activity centers will be set up for the future students, and the staff will be on hand to answer questions, as well as representatives from parent organizations.
Ferndale Early Childhood Center
Preschool Open House
Thursday, January 24th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferndale Lower Elementary
Kindergarten Open House
Monday, February 4th
6:00 pm - 7:30 PM
Congratulations to FHS student George Van Der Vennet who was selected to represent Ferndale High School in the 2019 MSBOA All State Orchestra. George was selected from over 2,000 auditionees across the state of Michigan. The MSBOA All State orchestra will perform as part of the Michigan Music Conference January 25th-27th, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.