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Ferndale High School

Ferndale High School 881 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone 248-586-8600

Grades 9-12

About FHS

The Ferndale secondary schools campus offers the small community feel and personalized attention for which Ferndale Schools is famous. Students have access to integrated STEM electives and our top-ranked IMPI Robotics team. We offer over 20 AP courses, award-winning music, drama and art classes, and more opportunities for enrichment at the Center for the Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA). Students enjoy 17 FREE varsity sports! And now, through our Early College programs, students can graduate high school with a FREE associate’s degree.

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

 

FHS 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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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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Oakland County Honors Band Invites 9 FHS Musicians

Nine of our FHS band students have earned membership in one of the MSBOA District 4 Honors Bands (either the Honors Wind Symphony or the Honors Concert Band). MSBOA stands for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and District 4 is comprised of about 35 schools from all of Oakland County and the eastern portion of Livingston County.

Congratulations to:

  • Camila De La Mora - Alto Sax
  • Logan Stoll - Euphonium
  • Holly Thompson - French Horn
  • Ruth Brisson - Oboe
  • Malinda Young - Percussion
  • Milayna Shea - Percussion
  • Quinn McKee - Trombone
  • Elliot Kimball - Trombone
  • Jim Brisson - Tuba

The honors band event takes place on Friday January 13th from 6-9 pm and Saturday January 14th from 9 am to 7:30 pm (the concert starts at 6:00 pm on Saturday), at Clarkston High School. The students will work with esteemed guest clinicians, including Sarah McKoin, Director of Bands at Texas Tech University, and Rick Catherman, Retired Band Director from Chelsea HS.

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Marching Band SWEEPS State Championship!

Your Ferndale Golden Eagles Marching Band took the State Championship banner this year, once again, with a score of 85.45. They also took all 5 caption awards in Flight IV:

  • Outstanding Musical Performance
  • Outstanding Visualal Performance
  • Outstanding General Effect
  • Outstanding Percussion
  • Outstanding Colorguard

Commendations go out to all of the musicians, performers, supporters, and director Elon Jamison. We can't hide our eagle pride!

 

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  • 27 Nov
  • 28 Nov
    • FMS: FMS Assembly 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
      FMS: FMS Assembly
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Grade Level Meetings 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS: Grade Level Meetings
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FMS: FMS Assembly 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM
      FMS: FMS Assembly
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FMS: FMS Assembly 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM
      FMS: FMS Assembly
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • Ferndale Athletics: FHS Girls Volleyball Banquet
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Cafeteria
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • Kandis Pagonas: NHS Induction Ceremony
      Date: Nov 28
      Time: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 29 Nov
    • FHS: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Nov 29
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Grade Level Meetings 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS: Grade Level Meetings
      Date: Nov 29
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • Facilities Department: 2023 Bond Public Forum
      Date: Nov 29
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 30 Nov
    • Early Release Wednesday (excluding ½ days or non-student days)
      Date: Nov 30
      Location: All Sites - All Spaces
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS Music dept: FMS Choir combined rehearsal
      Date: Nov 30
      Time: 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS Music dept: Melissa Smith-Maurer's Class
      Date: Nov 30
      Time: 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • All District: Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Nov 30
      Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Building Wide, FMS Building Wide, FUEL Building Wide, Lower El Building Wide, TCEC Buildin
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
      Early Release will occur every Wednesday throughout the school year beginning the first Wednesday after Labor Day through the last Wednesday in May (excluding ½ days or non-student days)
    • FHS Music dept: FMS Choir Concert
      Date: Nov 30
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Volleyball Banquet 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      FHS: Volleyball Banquet
      Date: Nov 30
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Cafeteria
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 1 Dec
    • FHS: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Dec 1
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Grade Level Meetings 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS: Grade Level Meetings
      Date: Dec 1
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • Boy Scouts: Boy Scout and Cub Scout meetings
      Date: Dec 1
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Cafeteria, FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • Lyd de Leeuw: FMS Orchestra Concert
      Date: Dec 1
      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 2 Dec
    • FHS: Stacy Schock Impact Class
      Date: Dec 2
      Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS: Grade Level Meetings 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS: Grade Level Meetings
      Date: Dec 2
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar

 

  • National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • IMPI Robotics Team Ranked in the Top 20 in the world
  • DECA Marketing Group State and National Finalists
  • Active and growing National Honor Society
  • FHS Writers Sweep Marygrove University Writing Awards

 

  • Marching Band Finished in 1st place at MCBA Finals
  • FHS Student Selected for Oakland University Honors Band
  • 11 FHS Students selected for Oakland University Honors Orchestra
  • FHS students earned more than $100,000 in scholarships from Michigan Thespian Festival
  • Student scored perfect 100 at state level solo festival qualifying for Michigan youth arts festival
  • Every choir, band and orchestra received straight 1s at district festival
  • 3 Ferndale High School students have been invited to perform in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra 

Our curricular pathways empower students to self-direct their learning by making course choices to fit their areas of interest and career goals. Each pathway is designed around a broad area of focus:

  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship

(Pathways have been designed based on student survey data over the past decade regarding students’ interests and career aspirations.)

Electives are designed to support career readiness and teach specific skills needed. Juniors and Seniors benefit from individualized offerings like internships, virtual mentors, or online classes.

Discover Career Pathways in our Course Catalog » PDF Document

Students are asked to select a pathway by the end of their freshman year, but anyone can change pathways as interests change. The pathways are designed to make sure that students are getting their required credits for graduation no matter which pathway they choose. They appeal to many different types of students, and we have created new classes specifically for these pathways that strengthen their relationship to the themes.

Community Support

In addition to the pathways, Ferndale High School has entered into new relationships and strengthened existing relationships with outside organizations that provide area high school students with non-traditional courses of study, including the Oakland Technical Campus and Oakland Community College, expanding our facilities and teaching resources for every student.

Contact Us

Attendance: 248-586-8600

Athletics: 248-586-8740

Counseling: 248-586-8643 

Fax:248-586-8620

College & Career Planning Center: 248-586-8643

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Michael Griffin

Principal
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Shaun Butler

Executive Vice Principal
Athletic Director
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Eric Bruner

Executive Vice Principal