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
Our eblast this week features an invitation to the upcoming Bond Meeting on Monday, 10/22, along with some important answers from Superintendent Bazzi in advance of that meeting. We also have stories on National Honor Society inductees at UHS, teen entrepreneurs, the upcoming FHS fall play, and more.
Tuesday’s Teen 2 Teen event, the second in a series of three, highlighted two local teen entrepreneurs as well as from two professionals in what is poised to be one of the biggest hiring positions in the next 2 - 5 years: Drone piloting.
We have an exciting feature story on Make-It Manufacturing this week. Plus, updates on outstanding athletes, honors musicians, and elementary coders.
Story courtesy of Pathway X Events:
October is Manufacturing Month - a month to celebrate modern manufacturing packed with open houses, programs, and outreach meant to inspire the next generation of workers in this high demand industry. Pathway X Events and Ferndale Public Schools brought this home to over 160 8th and 9th grade students on October 9th with a field trip showcasing the many types of manufacturing right in their own neighborhood. The students spent the morning in small groups, traveling by foot to local manufacturing business, connecting with professionals in seven career path categories, and engaging in hands-on learning at every stop. Twenty-five upperclassmen from Ferndale High School spent the morning as peer-mentors in the groups and engaging the 8th & 9th graders at the activity stations.
More outstanding news from the district. Read about big wins for FHS athletes and musicians, apple appreciation, and a new Learning Garden.