August 31, 2023
Greetings Ferndale Family!
As we bid adieu to the first week of another remarkable school year, I am delighted to reach out to you all with heartfelt gratitude and immense JOY. The halls of our schools once again resounded with the laughter, curiosity, and enthusiasm of our students, and as I visited each one of our buildings, it was truly a sight to behold.
Our theme for this year, JOY Matters at Ferndale, has already begun to weave its magic within our school community. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the incredible moments that have unfolded during this first week and to share my appreciation for each and every member of our Ferndale family.
Jubilance: The spirit of jubilation was evident in the smiling faces of our students as they reconnected with friends and teachers, and in the shared excitement of embarking on a new learning adventure. Let's carry this joy forward throughout the year, finding delight in the small victories and celebrating the progress we make together.
Opportunity: This first week was a canvas of opportunities waiting to be explored. From the spark of curiosity in the eyes of our youngest learners to the determination of our high school seniors, each day brought chances to grow, learn, and evolve. Let's nurture these opportunities and continue to foster an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.
You: Our Ferndale community is the heart of our schools. It's you – the parents, students, teachers, staff, and all partners – who bring life and character to our educational journey. Your dedication, involvement, and unwavering support form the foundation of our success. Thank you for being an integral part of Ferndale Schools.
As we move forward into the coming weeks and months, let's carry the spirit of JOY with us. Let's approach challenges with resilience, welcome opportunities with open arms, and remember that at the heart of it all, it's the joy of learning, growing, and belonging that propels us forward.
Thank you for making the first week of this school year an exceptional one. Your commitment to our shared values is what makes Ferndale Schools a phenomenal place to learn and thrive. I look forward to the weeks ahead, as we continue to make a difference together.
Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend and a JOY-filled journey ahead.
With Joyful Eagle Pride
Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum
Superintendent, Ferndale Schools