At FPS, we are a school family of continual learners. We support each and every student to develop their purpose, plan, and passion. We encourage and honor dialogue about the histories, cultures, and goals of our communities. We actively and intentionally facilitate equitable access and representation, meaningful participation, and high expectations for ALL.
Families were welcomed to Ferndale Lower Elementary (FLower) to visit classrooms, meet teachers, and learn about current curriculum. We are so thankful to all of our families for your support and engagement. What a great start for our Little Eagles!
Wednesday night, three Ferndale Family groups dedicated to supporting the music and fine arts programs of the district held their first meetings of the 2023-24 school year. BandAid, Orch-Support and Fine Arts Boosters (FAB). Great ideas were shared, and members planned out a great year!
FHS students and neighboring artists are enjoying the new CASA location! The Center for Advanced Studies & the Arts (CASA) is a consortium school serving Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Lamphere, Madison, Oak Park and Pontiac school districts. They offer sixteen Advanced Placement courses, a vibrant visual arts curriculum, and a robust advanced dance program. Their new location is at 22180 Parklawn in Oak Park.
Last week room 24 from FUEL had to create the tallest tower they could with only twenty sheets of paper! Watching everyone's creativity shine was so cool to see, and they created some pretty great towers in the process!
The district welcomed a few members of the Class of 1973 to campus for a building walk-through as part of their 50th Class Reunion weekend. Pictured here with Superintendent Goodrum is Bob McGee, reunion organizer and former Mayor of Ferndale. Mr. McGee made a stop by just to say a word of thanks from their class for the arrangements made for their visit!
UHS welcomed our new and returning students with our 'First 4 Days' programming. Students participated in a variety of discussions and activities throughout the week designed to familiarize students with UHS, our staff, and each other. The week culminated with field day activities to celebrate a great start to the school year.
Students had to work and collaborate together in Mr. Florkowski's Geometry classroom. The team building and engineering challenging was to construct the highest tower possible using spaghetti, tape and a single marshmallow.
Students Meagan Parham and Sydney Adams complete an exploration activity for Sequences and Series in Algebra 2.
Students in Mrs. Lopiccolo's Honors Geometry class worked on a non-curricular task that helps develop positive classroom norms and introduce the principles of Building Thinking Classroom. The first few days of school are essential to setting two-way expectations and creating an environment for student learning.
This week, FUEL 4th graders had the amazing opportunity to harvest what they planted in the FUEL gardens last year as 3rd graders! Students went out to the gardens with Ms. Hillebrand & Ms. Tiffany to harvest from our Big Green garden and got to see all the amazing growth from this summer!