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Communities in Schools Strengthens Equity Supports to FPS Students

Communities in Schools of Michigan is bringing communities of support to students into schools and beyond. We are working to ensure students have everything they need for an equitable path in education. We place Student Support Coordinators in schools where they work with school staff to assess needs and implement support for students by working with community partners, staff, and volunteers.

Supports provided include:

  • academic and emotional support
  • college and career preparation
  • enrichment opportunities
  • school supplies
  • clothing - winter coats, boots, socks, shoes, etc
  • fresh food/meals
  • hygiene products

To learn more, please visit cismichigan.org or facebook.com/CISofMichigan or contact carmen.massey@ferndaleschools.org

Household Information Survey

If your school family has not filled out the Household Information Survey in MISTAR, please do so.

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Ferndale Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2022-2023, which provides a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE each day to all Ferndale Schools students. 

In place of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application we still need your household to fill out and sign the Household Information Report. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.  So while each student will receive free meals regardless, it is vital to our other programs that all families fill out this form to ensure we do not see a drop in our supplemental funding.

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:
• Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
• Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
• Professional Learning for staff
• Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
• Technology

We are asking that you please complete and submit this form as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

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Special Education ParaEducator Job Fair

Please join us at the Ferndale Schools Job Fair to learn about the rewarding opportunities and benefits of joining our Ferndale Family! Immediate interviews will be held.

Immediate Openings: Special Education ParaEducators
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 11 AM to 1 PM
Where: Ferndale High School 871 | Pinecrest, Ferndale, MI 48220 | Room 330
Contact: Ryan Reid, Director of Human Resources ryan.reid@ferndaleschools.org

If you would like to interview but cannot attend, please email to set up an interview.

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Board Appoints Mary Fulmer to Fill Trustee Vacancy

Last night the Ferndale Schools Board of Education appointed Mary Fulmer to fill the vacancy on the Board that was created by the resignation of Anna Ibrahim late last month.

Ferndale Schools Board of Education President Sandra Dukhie said, "We had a tremendous pool of candidates for the open Trustee position, and this was a difficult decision for the Board. Mary’s years of volunteerism in the district, her familiarity and dedication to the District’s Strategic Plan as an evolving and working document, and her knowledge and expertise in education and measurable growth data will be instrumental in furthering our District vision and mission. We thank all of the candidates for their commitment to the students of Ferndale Public Schools, and we welcome Mary as our new School Board Trustee!”

"I want to thank the members of the Board of Education for selecting me to serve our community. I also want to thank the other candidates who stepped forward for their commitment and dedication to the FPS.

A capable, competent public school system that provides a high-quality education to all the students in its care is a valued community asset. I have tremendous respect for the work being done by the educators, administrators and support staff of FPS.

Early in my professional career, I worked as a teacher in an adult literacy program in Baltimore, Maryland. Unlike my own positive experiences in K-12 education, my students represented those that the educational system had not served well for any number of reasons, often with far-reaching consequences for those individuals. In the ten years that I have been engaged with the FPS I have been impressed with the district’s commitment to strive for equity and inclusion, efforts that seek to eliminate the reality of some people being left behind by the system like my students in Baltimore were.

This is a challenging time for public education in our country. In these times, and as FPS strives to continue to meet the needs of its students, I am humbled by the opportunity to support our community and serve on the Board of Education," said Mary Fulmer, newly appointed Board of Education Trustee.

Mary Fulmer will serve the remainder of Anna Ibrahim's four year term which will expire in December of 2024.

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FIRST Lego League Gearing Up

The LEGO League Robotics season at Upper Elementary is starting soon for 3rd-5th graders! We are amped up to see what our junior technicians build together this year.

FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today's students and teachers build a better future together.

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Construction Flies Ahead

Crews have been working rapidly to build up the masonry walls around the building. In the Second Grade wing, the roof is on and the cement floors are already poured, thanks to the hard work of machines, operators, and skilled workers. Below, a small group of friendly construction bots can be seen taking a well-earned break after assisting with the roof installation. Beep bop boop! (That means thanks for the lift.)

A crew of masons install cement block walls.  A group of motorized lifts can be seen taking a well deserved break.  

 

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Food truck with employees
Food Truck with employees

Don't miss the Crusin' Kitchen Food Truck!

Don't miss the Crusin' Kitchen Food Truck! 

The Crusin' Kitchen Food Truck will be serving Street Tacos during lunch at UHS on September 22nd and FHS on September 29th! Students eat free! Staff can purchase lunch from the food truck using cash or using their MiStar account.  We hope to see you there!

DEA Warns of Candy-Colored Fentanyl

The Drug Enforcement Agency has released a statement warning parents to be on the lookout for new opiods entering the US in bright colors. "Rainbow fentanyl—fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes and sizes—is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults" said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. Ferndale Schools and the Southeast Oakland Coalition reminds all of our families to pay attention to the youth in your life.

Updates and events from the Southeast Oakland Coalition (SEOC) can be found on their facebook page.

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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

  • 26 Sep
    • FHS counseling: FHS Vision Screening
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 7:30 AM to 3:15 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Melissa Daugherty: 2nd Hour ELA Class
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - FMS Info Tech Station (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS counseling: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Ferndale Musical Boosters: Fall Play rehearsal
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Soccer Boys Varsity @ Oak Park HS/MS
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: OAK PK HS FROM: 7:00 PM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 4:15 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/75205874 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • Board of Education: Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Please make sure the room is clean and temperature of the room is comfortable
  • 27 Sep
    • FHS counseling: FHS Vision Screening
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 7:00 AM to 3:15 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Melissa Daugherty: 2nd Hour ELA Class
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - FMS Info Tech Station (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS counseling: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Ferndale Musical Boosters: Fall Play rehearsal
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Tennis Boys Varsity @ Garden City HS
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Garden City HS FROM: 4:00 PM TO: 7:00 Transportation: District Bus Depart: 3:15 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/75188019 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS Basketball Girls Middle School vs Clarenceville Middle School
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: FMS Gymnasium Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74870131 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS Cross Country Boys/Girls Middle School @ East Middle School
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: East Middle School Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74870390 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS Soccer Boys JV @ Pontiac High School
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: WISNER FIELD Transportation: District Bus Depart: 04:00 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74671580 for more information!
    • FHS Swimming Girls Varsity @ Oxford High School
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: OXFORD HS FROM: 6:30 PM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 4:15 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/75237541 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • Lower Elementary: Elementary Connections Group (ECG) meet and greet
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Ferndale Lower El (Roosevelt) - Lower El Media Center
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Soccer Boys Varsity @ Pontiac High School
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: WISNER FIELD FROM: 7:00 PM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 4:00 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74671579 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
  • 28 Sep
    • Early Release Wednesday (excluding ½ days or non-student days)
      Date: Sep 28
      Location: All Sites - All Spaces
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Tennis Boys Varsity @ Blue League Tournament
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Farmington HS FROM: 8:00 AM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 7:00 AM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74238522 for more information!
    • Melissa Daugherty: 2nd Hour ELA Class
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - FMS Info Tech Station (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FUEL: Early Dismissal Wednesday
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 2:38 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS: Play Rehearsal 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      FHS: Play Rehearsal
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Cross Country Boys/Girls Varsity @ Blue Jamboree #2
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Bloomer State Park FROM: 4:30 PM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 3:30 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74665063 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • Melissa Daugherty: FMS 8th grade DC Parent Meeting
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 29 Sep
    • Melissa Daugherty: 2nd Hour ELA Class
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - FMS Info Tech Station (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Ferndale Musical Boosters: Fall Play rehearsal
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Basketball Girls Middle School @ East Middle School
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: East Middle School Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74870170 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS Tennis Boys Varsity @ Lamphere High School
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Lamphere HS Transportation: District Bus Depart: 3:30 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74235985 for more information!
    • FHS Swimming Girls Varsity @ Oakland County Swim Meet
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Transportation: District Bus Depart: TBA Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74616857 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS counseling: Curriculum Night Presentation
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FHS Curriculum Night 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      FHS Curriculum Night
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/75259923 for more information!
    • UHS Volleyball Girls Junior Varsity @ Ferndale HS/MS (OAA - Blue)
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Ferndale High School Transportation: District Bus Depart: 4:45 PM Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI48334122521/eventid/74631446 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS Football Boys JV @ Avondale High School
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Avondale HS FROM: 6:00 PM Transportation: District Bus Depart: 04:15 PM Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74163749 for more information!
    • UHS Volleyball Girls Varsity @ Ferndale HS/MS (OAA - Blue)
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Facility: Ferndale High School Transportation: District Bus Depart: 4:45 PM Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI48334122521/eventid/74619898 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!
    • FHS counseling: Senior Night
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 30 Sep
    • HOMECOMING DAY 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HOMECOMING DAY
      Date: Sep 30
      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/74163737 for more information!
    • Melissa Daugherty: 2nd Hour ELA Class
      Date: Sep 30
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: FMS - FMS Info Tech Station (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Ferndale Musical Boosters: Fall Play rehearsal
      Date: Sep 30
      Time: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • HOMECOMING PARADE 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      HOMECOMING PARADE
      Date: Sep 30
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: FMS - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Visit https://ferndalehighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/scid/MI482208974/eventid/74163736 for more information!