Ferndale High School
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.
- 8am-3pm (M,T,Th,F)
- 8am-2pm (W)
Join the City of Ferndale for a 2-day interactive virtual summit where we will be exploring the vision of our city, together. Participate in three (3) Virtual Community Summit sessions on October 26th and 27th. RSVP below (note there are separate RSVP links for each session) and be sure to share with your friends and neighbors. In case you cannot attend, these sessions will be recorded and posted online at a later date.
Plan Ferndale - Virtual Community Summit – October 26 & 27
- October 26, 2021 (6pm-8pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Unpacking Development" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
- October 27, 2021 (3pm-5pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Equitable Open Space" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
- October 27, 2021 (6pm-8pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Climate & Resiliency" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
Next week will be Parent Teacher Conferences for middle school and high school families. This is an important opportunity for parents to interact with teachers and focus directly on your student. At kidshealth.org, there are some helpful steps you can take for before, during, and after the conference. The article reminds us that:
Kids and teens do better in school when parents and guardians get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed.
A parent–teacher conference is a great opportunity to:
- discuss your child's progress
- share your child's strengths and needs
- work with the teacher to help your child do well in school
Ferndale High Volleyball is flying high with a perfect record following two decisive victories this week, sweeping both Pontiac and Oak Park in three straight on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Great job, athletes!
Families lined the streets of 9 Mile and Pinecrest to welcome the 2021 Eagle Pride Homecoming Parade last Friday. Students joined their classmates and teachers to carry banners down the main streets, led by the Golden Eagle Marching Band.
The Eagle Pride Tailgate once again featured free music and an inflatable slide, as well as local food trucks and games for community members. Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate with us. #FlyHighEagles
FHS counseling: Dental Career Visit 11:00 AM to 12:15 PMFHS counseling: Dental Career VisitDate: Oct 18Time: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)Calendar: FHS Calendar
Board of Education: Regular Board Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMBoard of Education: Regular Board MeetingDate: Oct 18Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)Calendar: FHS Calendar
John Maes: Electives Release Time Work 7:30 AM to 12:00 PMJohn Maes: Electives Release Time WorkDate: Oct 19Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Room 333 (Curriculum Office/Training)Calendar: FHS Calendarnone
FHS counseling: Oakland University College Visit 11:00 AM to 12:15 PMFHS counseling: Oakland University College VisitDate: Oct 19Time: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)Calendar: FHS Calendar
FHS: FERNDALE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND 7:30 PM to 9:30 PMFHS: FERNDALE COMMUNITY CONCERT BANDDate: Oct 19Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Classroom 229Calendar: FHS Calendar
Superintendent, Dr. Dania Bazzi: FHS Job Fair 3:00 PM to 7:00 PMSuperintendent, Dr. Dania Bazzi: FHS Job FairDate: Oct 20Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Main CommonsCalendar: FHS CalendarNeed 5 tables (long rectangular) 20 chairs (nice black ones)...
FHS: SEOC Youth Group 12:30 PM to 1:00 PMFHS: SEOC Youth GroupDate: Oct 21Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Info Tech Room (Computer Lab)Calendar: FHS Calendar
FHS counseling: ILT DISTRICT & BUILDING MEETING 4:00 PM to 4:30 PMFHS counseling: ILT DISTRICT & BUILDING MEETINGDate: Oct 21Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PMLocation: FHS - FHS Main Office Conference Room, FHS Media Center (Nest)Calendar: FHS Calendar
FHS: FERNDALE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND 7:30 PM to 9:30 PMFHS: FERNDALE COMMUNITY CONCERT BANDDate: Oct 22Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PMLocation: FHS - FHS AuditoriumCalendar: FHS Calendar2 long tables outside auditorium and 4 chairs
- 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
Performing Arts Achievements
- 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
About Career Pathways
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)
(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.
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.
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.
College & Career Planning Center: 248-586-8643