Ferndale High School News
Ferndale School Family is looking for volunteers to be part of the District Wellness Committee. The committee will support our new Strategic Plan goal to examine, motivate, and ensure physical, mental and nutritional health and overall wellness for our entire school family. This committee will be comprised of families, community members, secondary students, and staff members. If this is of interest to you, please email Dina Rocheleau at Dina.Rocheleau@ferndaleschools.org.
Our first meeting will take place on March 23 at 4:00 pm, Ferndale High School, Room 333. Once the team meets, we will make a collective decision on what dates and times work best for the team.
11 FHS students, committed to The Detroit Economic Club Career Readiness Academy, participated in Session 6 today and worked on their elevator pitches and practiced interviewing skills. A great afternoon being mentored by local business leaders who are committed to serving our students.
The robot is complete! (for the most part). We still have a few kinks we need to work out, but it is in working condition. The drive team is practicing driving and shooting with the robot. The programming team is working on autonomous, which is the first 15 seconds of the match where the robot drives on its own using code.
Their first two competitions are coming up later this month, and are free to attend. Please come out and show your support!
- FIRST Robotics: Detroit District
- at Renaissance High School on March 13th and 14th
- FIRST Robotics: Woodhaven District
- at Woodhaven High School on March 27th and 28th
Great news from a successful United Student Assembly(USA) of Ferndale High School trip! Four of our students went to the MASC/MAHS conference this past weekend. This conference is a gathering of the student government organizations (Student Councils and Honor Societies) from schools all across Michigan. Firstly, they made connections with student leaders from different schools while getting useful and motivational information from various speakers such as A’ric Jackson and Chris Fields.
Then they participated in an extensive community service project in which they donated–with the addition of positive messages of support–different foods to the Feeding America non-profit. Additionally, these students had the opportunity to share and receive presentations from different schools on events like coin stalls and other successful fundraisers, as well as Ride with Pride, a program to incentivize positive behavior in young adults for the betterment of the community.
Our students had the ability to participate in leadership and decision making activities. These activities included working as a delegation with other students to create a new mental health law. They also had practice with money allocation in an activity where they were presented with different high-need roleplay situations and had to debate and decide which situation would receive a grant of $1000.
Thank you to Branden Nicholas, Kaiya Scott, Alondra Hopkins and Jackson VanderMeer for representing Ferndale High School at the highest level. Thank you to the USA advisors Julie LoPiccolo and Jacob Mell for chaperoning the trip.
Tonight, members of the cast of “She Loves Me” did a showcase at the Ferndale City Council meeting. Ferndale Mayor Melanie Piana took a photo with the students after their performance!
The musical - while fairly unknown in our community - is based on several popular movies:
- "Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart
- "In the Good Old Summertime" with Judy Garland
- "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan
It is the story of 2 co-workers who dislike each other at work but come to find out that they are pen-pals who really love each other.
Performances run the weekend of March 23rd and March 27th.
On February 15th, the Ferndale Eagles wrestling team took the District Championship title for the second year in a row. At the Regional Meet on the 22nd, FHS Sophomore Joshua Cook placed 2nd at 189lbs, making him our newest state qualifier. This marks 26 straight years in which Ferndale High will be represented at the State Championship Meet! Good luck Joshua, and go Eagles!
Ferndale High School ACE student Sage Porter, in her final year, has been named to the All Michigan Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa.
The FHS Robotics team is an excellent opportunity for students to get active in the community, on top of learning 21st century applied science skills.
The team regularly participates in charity events. Last week, the team packed lunches for the homeless and delivered them to a local church for distribution. “It’s always a good reminder of how fortunate we are.”
The team will also be holding a Blood Drive at FHS on March 3rd from 8:00 am -2:00 pm in the FHS Nest. To join us, sign up at RedCrossBlood.org Event Page
FHS Senior scholar Sadorian Robertson has been selected as a finalist to be considered for a national merit scholarship. She has been selected as one of 15,000 students from more than 50,000 entrants to advance to the final selection process. Finalists must demonstrate consistently very high performance in grades 9-12 and in any early college coursework. Congratulations, Sadorian, on your achievements; and good luck in the final selection process!
THe FHS wrestling team captured the league championship for the second consecutive year. Way to go, Eagles!
On Friday, 2/7, the FHS NHS made 80 lunches for the South Oakland Warming Center shelter program.
The lunches were delivered to Genesis in Royal Oak where adults are provided shelter at night. Transportation is provided between a network of churches where different services are provided during the day.
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."
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