June 2nd, 2023
Greetings Ferndale Family!
We made it to June! Most of us only have about a week left in this school year, but there is so much going on during this time. We are happy to be celebrating Pride Month, a time to celebrate and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community, fostering a spirit of inclusivity and acceptance within our district. We do not limit our honor and love for all people to any day or month, but we do want to acknowledge special occasions as they occur. We stand committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves.
Additionally, June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and community members. We recognize the importance of maintaining a secure learning environment, and we are dedicated to promoting responsible gun ownership and gun safety practices. Please consider attending our Gun Safety forum at University High School next week.
This has been a busy week. I attended the Zoo trip with the entire Ferndale Middle School. We held our commencement exercises for the graduating seniors of Ferndale High School, almost half of whom we recognized last week at the Honors Convocation. We are proud of all of our Eagles. I also had the pleasure of attending the FECC Block Party— I considered joining the break dancers but we are far too close to the end of the year for me to sustain an injury…
Parents, your input is always appreciated in improving our services and programs. Please watch for two surveys coming your way this week:
- Family School Relationship Surveys
- Food Service Surveys
Finally, we are extending the Convocation Crew application. Please encourage your middle and/or high school student(s) to apply to be a part of the student team that meets with the Superintendent and Board Members on a monthly basis and also makes periodic reports at Board of Education meetings. We value student voice in this district and we are looking for students to join us in this endeavor. The application can be found here.
There are many exciting events happening in the coming weeks, I hope to see you soon!