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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PDF DocumentRestorative Practices at FMS

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

 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.

FMS News

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Bond Proposal Delayed

After reviewing the results of the community survey and speaking with several groups of staff members, our administrative bond team has decided to postpone the bond vote from May 2023 to a later date. This brief postponement will provide our team and the Facilities Planning Committee the time needed to explore some additional concepts as well as avenues to enhance security measures in all of our schools.

While this temporary delay is frustrating, it is the right time for us all to take a step back and fully consider all of the potential bond improvements before collectively deciding on the right plan for the future of Ferndale Schools. Bond opportunities are rare and it is imperative that we ensure we are fully exploring all options before deciding as a community what to invest in. Our financial advisors have also assured us that a temporary delay in the bond vote would have a minimal impact on the potential revenue gained.

The community Town Hall meeting that was set to take place next week is also going to be moved to a later date in early 2023.

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New Middle School Clubs Beginning in December

New clubs are coming to the Ferndale Library and FMS next month.

  • Middle School Board Game Club
  • Reading Rainbow at Affirmations
    • begins December 13th
    • Open to ages 8-12
    • Affirmations is at 290 W. Nine Mile
    • Register » FADL.org/affirmations
  • Middle School Book Club
    • begins December 19th
    • Register with Mr. Blatt, Room 320
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Eat Pizza, Feed Families

It’s pizza time!

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack is hosting their annual Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser! Please help feed our students on the program by purchasing pizza kits for yourself, your family and your friends.

Pizza Purchase Link

OR you can become a seller to raise funds and get entered into the $50 raffle! To get started, click here to create your very own Seller page. You can customize your page, upload a video, create an avatar, and watch how many pizza kits you’ve sold. You’ll get your own special link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. 

Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out of state family and friends, too. You can even post your Seller link on your social media pages. Don’t forget to buy some for yourself!  

If you have any questions, please email FPS teacher Lindsay Gonska at lindsay.gonska@ferndaleschools.org

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Swimming Tryouts !

COED SWIMMING TRYOUTS

Informational Meeting NOVEMBER 14th 3:00-3:30

Practices are everyday until 4:30

Students will get in the pool on NOV. 15

WANNA SWIM? MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

1. --Check Mistar for grades.

● STUDENT ATHLETES MUST BE PASSING 5 OF 6 CLASSES BY NOVEMBER 12TH TO TRYOUT. (Impact excluded)

2. YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL. If you had a physical on file with the athletic office dated after April 15, 2022. If there is no physical on file, please bring one with you to tryouts completed by parents/guardians and doctor. This is a MHSAA requirement for tryouts. Physicals form link.

3. Student athletes must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool to be on the team.

4. Girls will need to be in a one piece swimsuit. Coach: Emmele Herrold & Erin Grigoiou

 

Schedule

  • Dec 5 vs Shrine
  • Dec 7 vs West Bloomfield
  • Dec 12 vs R.O
  • Dec 14 vs Shrine
  • Dec 19 @ West Bloomfield
  • Jan 9 @ R.O
  • Jan 11 League meet @ Royal Oak Middle School

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.

FMS courtyard

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 Melissa Daugherty & 

Vice Principal Bob Francis

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