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January 10, 2020
Ferndale High BBall Defeats the Undefeated
52-48 comeback win over North Farmington

Story and images from MLive:

Despite turnover issues, missing a lot of shots in the paint and trailing by as much as 11 points in the first half, Ferndale was able to claw its way back in the second half on its home court for a 52-48 win over previously unbeaten North Farmington on Tuesday night.

 6-foot-6 senior Colin Golson was in the paint, scoring 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter. Scoring his points in the paint -- an area where both teams struggled to convert throughout large portions the game -- Golson made Ferndale's biggest buckets down the stretch.

"It started off pretty rough," Golson admitted. "… I don't know, it just started clicking."

Read More on MLive.

Saturday January 25, 2020
FHS Basketball to Honor Athletes
40th Reunion of Ferndale Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team 1979-1980

On Saturday, January 25th, 2020, the Ferndale High School basketball team will welcome back 1979-80 varsity team season. The team is gathering over the weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Southeastern Michigan Association league championship and their District Championship in the MHSAA state tournament.

January 29th, 2020
FYA Presents: A Child's Journey Through Grief

Please join us in learning realistic techniques used to address the topic of grief and loss with your children. This free parent workshop will discuss the three tasks of grief, trends, resources and how to support children as they journey through the world of grief.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ferndale High School (The Nest-Media Center) 881 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220
COST: Free

January 9, 2020
Oakland Schools Game and Invention Challenge allows students to level up their creativity

Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation have developed the Game and Invention Challenge, an event designed to inspire all Oakland County students in grades 1-12 to use creativity, critical thinking and STEM skills to develop games, inventions or solutions to problems.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7, 2020. Deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2020 and the deadline to submit all entry materials is Feb. 14, 2020. Registration is $25. The Challenge is limited to 50 individuals or teams and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

December 13, 2019
Weekly E-blast – December 13, 2019

We're exploring the unsung side of our extracurriculars this week with a perfect dance performance and some e-Sports excitement. Plus, reminders about this Saturday's Winter Concert, next week's Bond Meeting. And some holiday fun from TCEC. Don't miss this exciting issue!

Weekly E-blast – December 13, 2019

September 6, 2019
Weekly E-blast - September 6th, 2019

Welcome Back! Watch our new showcase video and fill out our survey about the upcoming Bond proposal. We also have quite a few reminders, upcoming events, and opportunities you won't want to miss. Check it out!

Weekly E-blast - September 06, 2019

September 4, 2019
Ferndale Schools Launches New Communication System

We are so excited to share that, this year, Ferndale Schools will be moving to a new communication platform called “Q Communication.” This new platform will encompass all school-to-family communication. This new system will allow families to view communication from all of your students in a single dashboard. Q Communication is also embedded within MiStar, which will allow for a seamless experience for our parents. Now, with a single log-in, parents can access all district, school, and classroom announcements in one place!

Learn More About Q Communications

May 10, 2019
Weekly E-blast - May 10th, 2019

The orchestra is practicing their commisioned composition. Read a sneak peek, and stories about 4th grade camp, book club, teachers of the year, high school & college dual enrollment grads, and more!

Weekly E-blast - May 10th, 2019

May 7, 2019
Orchestra Practices ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED Piece

It is with great excitement that I share an update on the Ferndale Orchestra's commissioned piece. Commissioning an original composition is a unique opportunity for a performance group. Thanks entirely to private donations and the help of OrchSupport and Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters, the Ferndale Orchestra program was able to commission composer Costas Dafnis to compose an original composition for the orchestra to be performed at the Ferndale High School Spring Orchestra Concert. 

I received delivery of the piece on Monday and today was the first ever play through of the piece. I tried to impress upon the symphony orchestra students what a unique experience this was. The very first time that this piece of music had ever been played into existence by actual instruments was what they played in class today. Before then it had existed only as a collection of dots and lines on a page, as an idea in the composers head, or as an electronically generated sound file from a computer. I wonder if they truly grasp how cool that is.  Or maybe I'm just geeking out as a music teacher. :)

The piece is entitled "Like Planted Hearts" and composer Costas Dafnis drew inspiration from the wedding poem that J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy among other things) wrote for his wife Edith on their wedding day.

Lo! Young we are and yet have stood
like planted hearts in the great Sun
of Love so long (as two fair trees
in woodland or in open dale
stand utterly entwined and breathe
the airs and suck the very light
together) that we have become
as one, deep rooted in the soil
of Life and tangled in the sweet growth.

The students will continue to rehearse the piece in preparation for it's public performance debut at our spring orchestra concert on May 21st at 7 pm in the FHS Auditorium. We invite everyone to come be a part of this special once in a lifetime opportunity.  

If you would like to be a part of this project in a more tangible way, we are still accepting donations to go towards the cost of the commission. Donations of $15 and above will be thanked personally in the program. For more details on how to donate please contact me.  

May 3, 2019
Weekly E-blast - May 3rd, 2019

April showers bring may flowers, but what do may flowers bring? May flowers bring learning gardens, not to mention home-grown leaders at the state, national and international level in music, marketing, robotics, diversity, and more. Read about all of them in the e-blast!

Weekly e-blast - May 3rd, 2019

April 18, 2019
Weekly E-blast - April 18, 2019

We have an extra fun e-blast to lead into the long weekend. This issue includes Middle School honors, robotics leaders, poets on the street (literally), and a live sheep!

Weekly E-blast - April 18, 2019

April 12, 2019
Weekly Eblast - April 12, 2019

This eblast features a Spring Break recap, including a big Winterguard win and a trip to Panama and Costa Rica. We also ha stories about healthy cooking, ecology, community leadership, a student PSA, and more!

Weekly E-blast - April 12, 2018