Garden Fresh Hosts STEM Accelerator Day
Ferndale Public Schools was invited by Garden Fresh Gourmet of Ferndale to visit their corporate facilities for a STEM Accelerator day today, October 18th. Students from FHS and UHS traveled across town to visit the Ferndale facilities, which produce over 75 tons of America’s #1 Salsa every day.
The trip was very informative for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathemetics) students, as they observed and experienced numerous real world applications for the principals they are exploring in the classroom.
FEF Sends Students to Straford
Senior AP Lit students travelled to Ontario to see Macbeth
Yesterday, October 11th, the senior level AP Literature and Composition classes at Ferndale High School went to Stratford, Ontario to see the tragedy Macbeth. This annual trip is sponsored in large part by a generous grant from the Ferndale Education Foundation, and will hopefully inspire future lovers of Shakespearean theater.
Homecoming Game, Parade & Tailgate
We’re all very excited for Homecoming this afternoon, and we’re celebrating with our 3rd Annual Homecoming Parade down 9 Mile Rd., marching right into the Tailgate Party hosted by yours truly in the FHS parking lot. This year’s theme is the “Roaring 20’s”!
FHS Volleyball Beats Pontiac, Raises Breast Cancer Awareness
Last week, the girls volleyball team wrapped up Senior Night by beating Pontiac in three sets.
The JV and Varsity volleyball teams also recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their match this past Tuesday. The team purchased pink uniform shirts, sold various apparel, and held a raffle to raise money for the cause. They also passed out literature and spoke about the cause and how it has affected them individually.
Ferndale’s First 4 Days Set the Tone for a Great Year
To begin the year, Ferndale Schools used its First 4 Days Framework to begin to develop a strong, focused culture of achievement. Within each building, different activities took place to promote students learning routines & rituals, taking ownership of their success, and creating a positive school culture. All schools had grade level and/or whole school assemblies, team building activities, learned about SOAR expectations.
Welcome Counselor Daniel Lewis, FHS College Advisor
New college adviser to join Ferndale High School for statewide AdviseMI program
Ferndale High School has been selected to help expand the Michigan College Access Network’s (MCAN) AdviseMI program focused on helping more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education. Ferndale High School is joining 49 other schools in Michigan adopting this program to better help students navigate the process of applying to colleges, understanding financial aid, and making the transition from high school to college.
In Michigan, the average student-to-counselor ratio exceeds 700:1 (it was approximately 350:1 at FHS last year) and high schools have inadequate capacity to provide one-to-one college advising. High school students need support navigating the complex process of college admissions and financial aid. The AdviseMI program places recent college graduates from 12 Michigan colleges and universities into high schools to serve as advisers, working alongside counselors and other school staff to support students as they make the transition from high school to post secondary education.
Ferndale High School is excited to welcome our newest counselor Daniel Lewis. Daniel is one of 49 college advisers recently hired for the AdviseMI program. Advisers undergo an intensive four-week training over the summer to prepare them to start working with students in September.
The advisers are recent graduates of 16 partner colleges including: Adrian College, Alma College, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, Madonna University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Flint, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.
About Michigan College Access Network
As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN’s mission is to increase Michigan’s college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college going students, and students of color. For the sixth year in a row, Michigan’s post secondary educational attainment rate has increased — from 35.7 percent of 25-to-64-year-olds possessing at least an associate degree in 2008, to 39.3 percent in 2014. Additionally, it is estimated another 4 percent ofMichiganders have a high-quality certificate, bringing Michigan’s official attainment rate to 43.3 percent.It is MCAN’s goal to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60 percent by the year 2025.
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