2020 continues to be ALL VIRTUAL. In-person Learning Labs continue for students Mon-Thurs.

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Superintendent Bazzi with family and Board of Education Members

A Message from the Superintendent 

It is my distinct pleasure to serve this community as Superintendent and work with our amazing families to continue to move Ferndale in a positive direction.

At Ferndale we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience and have an award-winning fine arts programs, successful athletic teams that emphasize good sportsmanship both on and off the field and career oriented experiences that can help students make a successful transition into their future careers, and an abundance of ways for students to establish connections with their school and community.

The entire educational community is dedicated to creating opportunities for learning and personal growth in welcoming environments that encourage creativity, diversity, collaboration, inquisitiveness, and critical thinking skills. The goal is to impart on our students knowledge and skills that will enable them to compete on a global scale, but also to relate to and appreciate their fellow citizens. We aim to provide our students with authentic learning experiences where they can take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in real world situations. Beyond imparting knowledge, our educators cultivate the vital skills of critical thinking and problem solving so our students will grow into independent thinkers who make informed decisions.

Our educators teach to the whole child and develop meaningful partnerships with students and their families. In this way, we encourage and value communication to improve the educational process for each individual student and the entire district. Collaboration with the community is vital to any great school district and works to create a synergistic relationship between the school district and the entire community that benefits everyone.

As our children progress towards taking on the many responsibilities they will face as adults they will need the strength of character and compassion to carry out these responsibilities and it is our duty as a community to ensure they are ready for the task. At Ferndale Schools we believe that working through our challenges together as a community will allow us to succeed in the future. Our work together requires teamwork, collaboration and shared leadership toward a common mission, vision, values and goals.

Please feel free to call or come by anytime if you would like to connect.

In Education,

Dania H. Bazzi, PhD
Superintendent
Ferndale Schools

Dania.Bazzi@FerndaleSchools.org

A Vision of Acheivement and Equity

My vision is not to only ensure students graduate, but are college and career ready. The goal is to continue to create systems of schools within the school system to meet the individual needs of our students (rather than having a one size fits all mode). The biggest area of need I see is to reduce the achievement gap (based on race and socioeconomic status) and increase minority and low income participation in honors and AP.  We have to reduce the achievement gap.

Contact Me

Contact Me

Dania H. Bazzi | 248-586-8652

Dania.Bazzi@FerndaleSchools.org

District News

District News

January
Board of Education - Committee of the Whole

Agenda

December
Board of Education -Annual Organizational Meeting

Agenda 

Winter Testing Window Approaching
We are approaching the winter testing window. This may cause a disruption in the standard virtual school calendar for many students. While these minor alterations to the schedule can be frustrating, gathering testing data is an important step for developing individualized instruction to meet each student's needs. Please stay tuned to updates from your student's teachers. They will directly communicate any changes when we return from break.
Partnerships at Home: a Learning Series for Parents & Caregivers

The most important thing parents and caregivers can do right now is to keep a love of learning alive for their children. Parents and caregivers are essential partners in supporting learning at home, but what does this mean? Parents do not need to be teachers or content area experts. Please join our Partnerships@Home Learning Series for some ideas about fostering curiosity and a sense of wonder during everyday family life.

  • All sessions will be virtual.
  • Various Wednesdays, 7:00 - 7:45 pm
  • No charge

View Events & Register

Please register separately for each session. Once you are registered, you will receive a Zoom link for the session.

Curriculum Quarterly - Math & Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our Mathematics learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for December 2020 - Math & Our Students »