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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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Superintendent Finalists Selected

Over the past few days, the Board of Education has had the pleasure to interview five highly qualified candidates to be our next superintendent. We are very excited to share the two finalists we have selected.

Cassandra Baptiste
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Oak Park Public Schools

Bobbie Goodrum
Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Farmington Hills Public Schools

The superintendent selection process will continue on Tuesday, June 14th when the finalists will spend the day visiting the district and meeting with students, families, community members, staff, and administrators.  The candidates will then have a final interview before the Board of Education on the evening of Wednesday, June 15th starting at 5pm in the Ferndale High School Media Center.  Please note that these interviews are open to the public.

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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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Curbside and Summer Food Service UPDATE

Our last curbside meal pick-up of the school year will be available on Monday, May 23rd. This is due to the Holiday Schedule and the frequent half days the last week of school. Contact lindsey.torres@ferndaleschools.org with questions.

Summer Meet Up and Eat Up food service will begin serving breakfast and lunch on the dates and locations below:

  • June 20th at the Detroit Curling Club in Martin Road Park, 1615 E Lewiston Ave
  • June 27th at FHS, 881 Pinecrest Dr
  • June 27th at Ferndale Lower Elementary School, 2610 Pinecrest Dr.

View the flyers below for time and location details.

FHS Summer Food Flyer | Lower Elementary Summer Food Flyer | Detroit Curling Club Summer Food Flyer

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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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Summer Plus Tutoring

Ferndale Schools is offering individual and small group tutoring for any Ferndale student ahead of the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Tutors will engage students in skill-building, reading remediation, and district-approved programs to help students prepare for the upcoming school year in 30-60 minute sessions.

Who: Any Ferndale Student in grades K-12 is eligible for tutoring.

When: August 8-11 & August 15-18 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

Once you sign up, we will work to get your student as many sessions as possible. Each session is about 30 minutes and will take place at Ferndale Middle School. 

Register Today

Please contact Aaron Blatt with questions: aaron.blatt@ferndaleschools.org

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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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Board of Education

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Regular Meeting

Special Meeting - Committee of the Whole

Board of Education Meeting Superintendent Interviews

Board of Education - Special Meeting Superintendent Candidate Interviews Day 2

Summer School Links


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

  • 4 Jul
    • LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL
      Date: Jul 4
      Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Room 231 Dance studio
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 5 Jul
  • 6 Jul
  • 7 Jul
    • Michigan Stage: Michigan Stage Summer Play labs Day Camp
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Room 231 Dance studio
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS USA: USA 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      FHS USA: USA
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 8 Jul