Welcome toFerndale Middle School

Ferndale Middle School 725 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone 248-541-1783

Grades 6-8

Bell Schedule

  • 8am-3pm (M,T,Th,F)
  • 8am-2pm (W)

 

FMS Difference

Ferndale Middle School is incredibly unique. FMS offers the small-community feel and personalized attention that Ferndale Schools is famous for, with unprecedented opportunities that come with being located on the Ferndale High School campus.

The mission of Ferndale Middle School is to challenge its school community to attain its highest levels of achievement while providing an environment that is safe, orderly, and respectful of individual and cultural differences.

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Points of Pride 

  • Opportunities for advanced students to take high school classes and compete in high school band
  • 3 years of Spanish
  • 25% of student body in National Junior Honor Society
  • 6th grade Overnight Camp
  • 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.
  • Student Activities: SAFE Night, Green School, charities, athletics, clubs

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 Learn all about our Clubs, Athletics, & Activities 

 Anime Club
 Book Club
 National Junior Honor Society
 Power Hour Tutoring
 Recycling Club
Jazz Choir
Jazz Band
 Language Club


 Peer to Peer
Geography
 STAND
 Student Council
Student of the Month
WEB Leader Program
 Yearbook

Academic Excellence

Nearly 25% of FMS students are inducted into the FMS National Junior Honor Society for high academic achievement. FMS also offers many honors classes to its students. FMS students interested in extra homework and studying help can participate in after-school tutoring sponsored by the Ferndale High School National Honor Society and Ferndale Youth Assistance.

Electives 

Ferndale Middle School offers more elective classes than any other middle school in Southeast Michigan. These electives allow students to customize their education to what interests them.

World Languages

Ferndale Middle School offers Spanish classes for all three years, from 6th-8th grade. Students completing three years of Spanish in middle school at a satisfactory level will be able to enroll in AP Spanish when entering Ferndale High School.

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STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering)

PLTW provides engineering and biomedical science curricula that challenges and inspires middle school students. Students get rigorous and relevant experiences through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity. 

PLTW is the nation's leading STEM solution and is taught in over 6,500 schools across the country. Ferndale Middle School is the only middle school in the area to have PLTW and is currently offering two foundational units: designing and modeling, and automation and robotics. 


Cambridge Program

The Cambridge approach aims to develop learners who are:

  • confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make a difference in the world.

Since 2017, Cambridge ELA curriculum has been used to deliver ALL middle school ELA course content.

Cambridge Curriculum for all students:

 Social Studies (Global Perspectives)

Language Arts (ELA)

 6th - 8th

6th - 8th 

Honors Classes offered for those who qualify:

 Math

Language Arts (ELA)

 6th - 8th

6th - 8th 

One of the hallmarks of a Ferndale Schools education is the opportunity to participate in the district’s award-winning fine arts program. FMS students are offered opportunities to participate daily in Wind Ensemble; Symphony and Jazz Band; Symphony, Concert and Fiddlers Orchestra; and Advanced, Concert and Jazz Choir. All ensembles participate in concerts and large group festivals, where they consistently receive superior and excellent ratings.

Ferndale Middle School school provides an active after-school program that includes additional opportunities to participate in sports. All sports are available for both 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible.

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Symphony Band Scores A Masterpiece

This past weekend, the Symphony Band played at MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival and got straight 1 (superior) ratings from all 3 judges in performance, and a 2 (excellent) rating in sight-reading. That means a strong 1 rating overall.

Ferndale Director of Bands Elon Jamison reported, "The auditorium chairperson was blown away...Lots of directors have said things about the consequences of COVID about their performances today, but he said that it didn't sound like Covid had impacted us at all." Mr. Jamison praised the students for their hardwork since September that earned this high score. "I am SO proud of them. They've shown up every day and gotten better. I would say they've probably exhibited at least a year and a half of growth, in only 6+ months."

In addition, Wind Ensemble performed today (March 17th) at the Great Lakes Concert Band Festival at Easter Michigan University. This event is a non-rated, non-competitive festival affiliated with Bands of America, the national concert and marching band organization. It featured twelve high school bands from around the state (as far as as Manistee and Traverse City), as well as a performance by the EMU Wind Symphony.

Wind Ensemble performed a challenging 25-minute program, and did a phenomenal job. Performing groups were assigned a clinician after each performance, and Ferndale was fortunate to work with Dr. Stephen G. Peterson—recently retired Director of Bands at University of Illinois. While he gave them plenty to work on, he also had high praise for their musicianship and achievement. "When he was told that Ferndale HS has a student enrollment of less than 700, he was floored with what they played and how they played it! He assumed we were a large suburban school of 1500 students or more," Mr. Jamison said.

We are all so proud of our Golden Eagles and cannot wait to hear their beautiful sounds once again. The next performance of Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble will be on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm in the FHS Auditorium.

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5th Graders & Middle Schoolers Spell E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-C-E

Congratulations to the FUEL 5th graders for competing in our fifth annual 5th Grade Spelling Bee this past week!

 Our winner this year was Finnegan Downing from Mrs. Lepp's homeroom!  Finn will compete at the Oakland County Regional Championship on Saturday, March 3rd at Oakland University along with students from across the county in grades 5-8!

Great job to all of our 5th grade competitors, including Aiden Bander, Leonard Graves, Zachary Rood, Desmond Koehler, and runner-up Apollo Newman!! We are so proud of all of you!

Middle school student also competed in a Spelling Bee this week, and the winners are:

Winner—Jan Hartzer  (8th grade)
Runner up—Koncel Platt (6th grade)

Excellent performances were given by all competitors.

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Mr. Peace Assembly

Mr. Peace brought his unique style of energy, fun and emotional impact to student assemblies this week at Ferndale Middle School and Ferndale High School. Thanks to Mr. Peace for sharing your message of healing and hope with our students.

 

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Orchestra Strings Rock the Night

Tuesday night, Ferndale Schools 5th-12th grade orchestra students took the stage with electrical violinist Mark Wood, Emmy-award winning composer and founding member of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The crowd went wild for their contemporary music performance. as you can see in this video shared by parent Tanya Kempf on facebook.

Thank you to Mark Wood and all of the parents and supporters who made this event possible for our students and community.
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Educating the Entire Child

Ferndale Schools is dedicated to educating the entire child. That is why we offer awesome athletic electives like Gym and Swim, but also encourage students to leave their comfort zones and be leaders in electives like Speech and our Peer-to-Peer class, in which a mentor student is matched with a special education student for one-on-one support.

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FHS Early Start

One of the greatest FMS Advantages is early access to High School level clubs & activities at Ferndale High School.

 Color Guard (8th Grade Only)
 First Robotics Tech Challange (FTC) (6th - 8th Grade)
 Marching Band (8th Grade Only)

 

 Fall 

 Winter 

 Spring 

Girls Basketball 

Boys Basketball 

Baseball 

Football  

Co-ed Wrestling 

Softball

Cross Country

Volleyball

Track & Field

 

Co-ed Swimming

 

Our Administration

Principal Eric Bruner & 

Vice Principal Bob Francis

Name
Position
Phone
Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum
Superintendent
Assistant Principal
Secretary
Secretary