As part of the Leadership class at University High School, small groups of students are planning and implementing service projects for the UHS community or the community as a whole. UHS students Bobbie Bolden, Robyn Bolden, Tatiana Wilbourn, Anthony Boudreaux, and Lamoune Meeks held fundraisers and donation drives to support Common Ground Sanctuary in Oakland County. Common Ground Sanctuary helps teens and young adults suffering from substance abuse, housing insecurity, suicidal tendencies, and other challenges. Last week, they delivered their donations, which will go to these young people in the residential crisis centers.
Ferndale High School ACE student Sage Porter, in her final year, has been named to the All Michigan Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa.
The FHS Robotics team is an excellent opportunity for students to get active in the community, on top of learning 21st century applied science skills.
The team regularly participates in charity events. Last week, the team packed lunches for the homeless and delivered them to a local church for distribution. “It’s always a good reminder of how fortunate we are.”
The team will also be holding a Blood Drive at FHS on March 3rd from 8:00 am -2:00 pm in the FHS Nest. To join us, sign up at RedCrossBlood.org Event Page
TCEC is excited to induct their first National Honor Society members. Students were nominated by staff based off of their commitment and dedication to their personal successes. These students embody the characteristics of the Honor Society's four pillars which include scholarship, service, leadership and character and we couldn't be prouder to have them represent TCEC. Our seven members are: Deanna Ashford, Chanj Barnes, Devon Cooper, Makayla Drew, Devere Fogle, Avonte Patterson and Ahmajaye Williams-Jackson.
Friends of Royal Oak Township's (FOROT's) after-school Double Dutch activity at FUEL was a jumping success! Students were introduced to a creative social activity which included fun, fitness and friends. The activity created a teamwork environment through basic jump rope skills (turning and jumping in the ropes), unity circles, and encouragement from peers and volunteers. Students were confident, anxious, and impressively able to jump in the ropes from the onset. Our volunteers made it happen. Jill Echols, Tiana Starks, and Blake Howard, thank you for your time, energy and dedication to the youth, Double Dutch and our mission. #Jump4Health #FOROT4Health
We are currently in need of a family to host one of our exchange students for the remainder of the school year. Takumi is a 17 year-old boy from Japan, and due to a change in his current host family situation, he is in need of a new host family as soon as possible. Takumi has been playing the piano for 8 years, enjoys being outdoors, and likes tennis. He is a sweet kid: kind, quiet, and flexible. He is a little reserved, but really wants to have a successful and enjoyable year and stay.
If you are interested in hosting our current exchange student Takumi or applying to be a host family for next year, please email Ashley Willocks at email@example.com or call at 202-774-5277. We’d love to tell you more! Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Thank you for considering!
FHS Senior scholar Sadorian Robertson has been selected as a finalist to be considered for a national merit scholarship. She has been selected as one of 15,000 students from more than 50,000 entrants to advance to the final selection process. Finalists must demonstrate consistently very high performance in grades 9-12 and in any early college coursework. Congratulations, Sadorian, on your achievements; and good luck in the final selection process!
THe FHS wrestling team captured the league championship for the second consecutive year. Way to go, Eagles!
To celebrate the 100th day of school, Mrs. McNeil’s Kindergarten class collected 100 items (canned foods, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) to donate to Open Hands Food Pantry.
On Friday, 2/7, the FHS NHS made 80 lunches for the South Oakland Warming Center shelter program.
The lunches were delivered to Genesis in Royal Oak where adults are provided shelter at night. Transportation is provided between a network of churches where different services are provided during the day.
Please join us for our first annual Black Excellence Celebration at University High School on Wednesday, February 26th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The evening will feature student and community exhibits, a special dance performance, and a keynote address from UHS alumnus Joe Robinson. Dinner and refreshments will be served. This event is brought to you by the UHS Student Council. All are welcome to enjoy this event.
Ferndale Schools will be hosting a Resource Fair for parents/families of students with developmental disabilities and other special needs on Wed. March 11, 2020, from 5:30-8:00 pm at Ferndale High School. We are excited for this event as MORC and 12 other community agencies will be on site to share information and resources with parents.
Support the Ferndale Educational Association with some cool gear! A portion of all purchases will go to the FEA Scholarship Fund.
The Society of Women Engineers at Wayne State is hosting an event on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. This is the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the engineering majors offered at Wayne State University.
The event will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wayne State University Student Center with parking provided. The event is free of charge to all students, with refreshments and lunch included.
There will be seven hands-on activities that the students will participate in each focusing on different engineering discipline. The fields that will be addressed include
- Biomedical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Each activity will be engaging as well as educational, and offer insight on future career paths.
Starting this Saturday: Saturday tutoring (or a quiet space to work) available for all FPS students in grades 6-12 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Nest. Chromebooks will be available for use, as well. View the flyer for all upcoming Saturday Tutoring dates.
Dr. Andrea Whedon from Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness center visited Mrs. Philip's sixth grade science classroom to discuss the importance of our skeletal system and muscular system. Students learned how our body systems have to work together to keep us healthy. Thanks, Dr. Whedon!
Story and images from MLive:
Despite turnover issues, missing a lot of shots in the paint and trailing by as much as 11 points in the first half, Ferndale was able to claw its way back in the second half on its home court for a 52-48 win over previously unbeaten North Farmington on Tuesday night.
6-foot-6 senior Colin Golson was in the paint, scoring 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter. Scoring his points in the paint -- an area where both teams struggled to convert throughout large portions the game -- Golson made Ferndale's biggest buckets down the stretch.
"It started off pretty rough," Golson admitted. "… I don't know, it just started clicking."
Read More on MLive.
The 2020 Concert of Dance–titled "Fantasy or Reality"–was held on Thursday, January 9th. The dancers performed beautifully under the exceptional direction of Ms. Janet Whinham. Bravo to all!
The Ferndale Eagles Wrestling team continued their winning ways last night at Avondale High School. The Eagles raised their season record to 7 wins and 2 losses with victories over Avondale 49 to 27 and North Farmington 56 to 12.
Last nights victories gave the Eagles a 2-0 League record as the quest for league and district titles begins in 2020.
Ferndale Middle School Math Club (all grades) starting January 30 th! The aim is to foster a love of mathematics, develop problem solving skills, and appreciate math in the real world. (Directly after school until 3:45 pm) To sign up, please go to FerndaleSchools.org/mathclub
All meetings will be held in the 2nd floor Info Station with Dr. Bazzi & Mr. Maes.
Ferndale Middle School is looking for a volleyball coach.
Interested in leading our Middle School Eagles? Call 248-586-8662.
Some awesome Ferndale students showcasing the importance of play. Thank you Playworks Michigan!