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Board Selects Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum As Superintendent

Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously (7-0) moved to offer Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum a contract to serve as the district’s next Superintendent on Wednesday.

“The Board of Education was very excited to have such an excellent pool of candidates to select from. I want to thank the community for providing input on what they were looking for in our next leader. This feedback was vital in developing the selection criteria which we used as guidance during the entire selection process.

Based upon our selection criteria, Dr. Hayes Goodrum continually rose to the top of our list at each stage in this process. We are so excited to welcome her to our Ferndale Family; she is the right fit to lead our school community forward," said Sandra Dukhie, President, Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

The selection of Dr. Hayes Goodrum marks the conclusion of an extensive search process. You can learn more about the search process by clicking the link. The Board of Education will now work with Ray and Associates to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Hayes Goodrum. Once negotiations are complete the contract will be voted on by the Board of Education at a future meeting.

To learn more about Dr. Hayes Goodrum, view her Bio & Resume.

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New Elementary Update

The new Lower Elementary School is rising! All three academic wings are beginning to soar at the Jackson Park construction site. We are so excited to see this community asset taking shape.

 

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Summer School Bus Schedule

Summer programs begin on June 27th for registered students. Bus times are listed below.

 

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JFK Awardees: FHS & UHS

Since 1964, Ferndale Schools has honored President John F. Kennedy and the aspirations, intelligence, and public conscience he stood for—which our schools strive to foster. This is done through a scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement both in academics and service. In addition to a plaque, these two students also receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

This year's FHS honorees are Ember Wood & Mohammad Al Zoubani

This year's UHS honorees are Sasha Wilson & Jazlyn Coles

Honorees, you are truly outstanding representatives of Ferndale Schools, and your dedication and achievements exemplify the principles of John F. Kennedy.  Congratulations to you on joining the ranks of more than 50 Years of Ferndale School’s John F. Kennedy Award recipients and best of luck in all you do in the future.

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USDA Updates Safe Snack Guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture has released an updated guide to Smart Snacks. While the guide is designed to help school administrators, the resources and nutrition guidelines it contains can be helpful to all of us. Learn how to read nutritional labels, check your homemade recipes online, and build your understanding of how school lunches are being balanced to promote health and wellness.

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Memorial Day Parade Celebrates 107 Years!

Did you know Ferndale is home to the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in Michigan? We haven't missed a single year since 1915. Alongside our school band, spectators enjoying the sunshine paid respects to the VFW Post 1407 and the American Legion Post 330.

   

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Celebrating Our Seniors

Graduation season is in full swing, and we are so excited to share these moments with our Family. Here are just a few of the smiling faces.

FHS Convocation was held on Wednesday, May 25th in the Auditorium.

   

University High School graduation was held on the Golden Eagles Football Field on Thursday, May 26th. Fly high, Eagle grads!

  

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Summer Reading with Ferndale Library

The Ferndale Area District Library is kicking off their summer reading program. The kickoff party is on June 18th, featuring magic, comedy and ice cream! Get the facts on their summer theme, "Oceans of Possibilities" and more upcoming events on their facebook page and website, www.FADL.org/summer

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District Vision

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.

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This Week

  • 15 Aug
    • LaNiece' Stewart: ISSAC 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: ISSAC
      Date: Aug 15
      Time: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Departure of FHS Band for Camp Interlochen
      Date: Aug 15
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238954 for more information!
    • Board of Education: Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Aug 15
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 16 Aug
    • LaNiece' Stewart: ISSAC 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: ISSAC
      Date: Aug 16
      Time: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Band Camp 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      FHS Band Camp
      Date: Aug 16
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238955 for more information!
  • 17 Aug
    • New Teacher Professional Development
      Date: Aug 17
      Location: All Sites - All Spaces
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Band Camp 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      FHS Band Camp
      Date: Aug 17
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238956 for more information!
    • FUEL: New Teacher PD 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      FUEL: New Teacher PD
      Date: Aug 17
      Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 18 Aug
    • New Teacher – AM Professional Development / PM Prep Day Instructional Lead Teacher Day
      Date: Aug 18
      Location: All Sites - All Spaces
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Band Camp 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      FHS Band Camp
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238957 for more information!
    • FUEL: New Teacher AM PD/PM Prep, ILT Day
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 19 Aug
    • FHS Band Camp 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      FHS Band Camp
      Date: Aug 19
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238958 for more information!
    • FUEL: New Teacher Prep Day; ILT Day
      Date: Aug 19
      Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Melissa Daugherty: FMS New Student Orientation
      Date: Aug 19
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Oakland County Economic Development Business Forward: Business training for Community
      Date: Aug 19
      Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar