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October 20, 2016

FUEL Earns MCACA Grant

Students in two of the Ferndale Upper Elementary (FUEL’s) special education programs are the recipient of a $6,300 grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

This grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 559 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year funding. It is exciting to have them selected for this wonderful opportunity!

October 13, 2016

5th Graders Mentor Kindergartners

Last week, Margaret Watson’s fifth grade class had their first meeting with D'anne McNeil's kindergarten class.  The students from the two classes will meet every two weeks and perform activities that will benefit both age groups.  This week, the older kids walked to the Lower Elementary school, met their new friends and completed a venn diagram focusing on the similarities and differences of the two classrooms.


October 7, 2016

MSTEP Coming Home

MSTEP student reports and parent informational letters will be sent home with students in grades 4 and 5 by October 7. If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator.

October 6, 2016

3rd Graders Build Tool to Better Explain their Emotions

Students at Ferndale Upper Elementary School have been learning how to better identify their emotions. This week, Mrs. Prince’s 3rd grade class used the MOOD METER. The Mood Meter is a great visual tool to support learning and will help our students better identify, explain, and channel their emotions.

October 5, 2016

Walk-a-Thon FUELs Elementary PTA

The Ferndale Upper Elementary (FUEL) family had an awesome walk-a-thon on today, with all classes participating in the fun throughout the day! Students ran, walked, and danced their way around the parking lot in 30-minute increments.


September 9, 2016

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.

July 1, 2016

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