8 Students Selected for Oakland University Honors Orchestra
We are proud to announce that Ferndale Schools has 8 students who have been selected to perform as part of the Oakland University Honors Orchestra weekend Nov. 11-13, 2016. The students will work with Alan McNair and perform two movements from the Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings as well as the Overture to "Candide" with wind and percussion players from the Oakland Symphony. It is a very exciting opportunity for these students. The students who are participating are:
- Katie Keener
- William McElgunn
- Anabel Sicko
- Jacob Keener
- Rachel Arquero
- Margaret Dominic
- George Van Der Vennet
- Kita Van Der Vennet
Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band Wins State Championship!
Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagle Marching who won their second straight state championship at the The Michigan Competing Band Association Championships this past Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.
This title bolsters the already overflowing trophy case for the Golden Eagles, as it was the 9th State Championship for the storied program. In addition to taking first place in Flight IV the Golden Eagles also took home all three caption awards; Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, and Outstanding General Effect.
“While it is wonderful for the band to have earned their 9th State Championship in the last 13 years, I am particularly proud of this year’s band because over 1/3 of the entire band are first year marchers, and yet the group as a whole ‘showed up for work’ every rehearsal and got incrementally better each time. That’s hard for any group to do, even far more experienced bands,” said Marching Band Director Elon Jamison.
The competition was tough for the Golden Eagles, but they won Flight IV with a total score of 91.65, besting the second place Newaygo, who finished with a score of 89.875.
A huge shout out to all of the parents and marching band boosters for their tireless work in support of the marching band.
A special thank you to the Golden Eagle Marching Band Facebook page for providing these outstanding images! Check out the page for more great images and video:
Girls Varsity Swim Finishes Season On A High Note
Girls Varsity Swimming Eagles ended their season on a high note by having a good team showing at the OAA Blue Division League Meet on November 4th. Many swimmers even qualified for the finals in several events. Ferndale finished in 6th place overall.
Top finishers for Ferndale were:
5th Place, 200 Medlley Relay: Ryann Reese, Abigail Quinn, Fayth Beveridge, and Nadia Crucet
7th Place, 200 Yard IM: Fayth Beveridge
8th Place, 100 Yard Butterfly: Ryann Reese
6th Place, 200 Freestyle Relay: Jocelyn Niemi, Ryan Reese, Lanna Slabiak, and Fayth Beveridge
10th Place, 100 Yard Backstroke: Ryann Reese
7th Place, 100 Yard Breaststroke: Fayth Beveridge
Way to go, Lady Eagles swimmers!
Eblast - November 4, 2016
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.