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May 27, 2021
Farm Visits Lower Elementary

Upland Hills Farm came to Ferndale Lower, animals and all! The truckload included goats, sheep and a cow. Students (and teachers) enjoyed learning about the animals and petting them. They even listened to them “talking”. Thanks, Elementary PTA, for sponsoring this experience both for Roomies and Zoomies.

   

May 12, 2021
Curriculum Quarterly - Science & Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our science learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for May 2021 - Science & Our Students »

May 6, 2021
State of the District Mixtapes: Daily Launch

Every year, we present the annual state of the district. To celebrate some of the innovations and adaptations we have developed during building closures, we are presenting the State of the District as a series of short videos, available for asynchronous viewing.

Each weeknight at 6:00 pm, we will reveal a new mixtape, which can be viewed altogether or clicked through in any order.

  • Monday, May 10th: Preschool at FECC
  • Tuesday, May 11th: Elementary (Lower & Upper)
  • Wednesday, May 12th: Middle School at FMS
  • Thursday, May 13th: High School at FHS, TCEC, & UHS
  • Friday, May 14th: Your District, Today & Tomorrow

The links will go live at FerndaleSchools.org/2021 all week long.

May 6, 2021
Teacher Honored with Military Flag for Supporting Military Family

This week, Major Zachary Shea presented Ms. Mikolajewski with a flag from the US Army. This flag honored Ms. M’s work teaching Major Shea’s daughter, Cora, and supporting their family while he was deployed for the last 11 months. 

Thank you Ms. Mikolajewski for supporting all of our Ferndale Families, and thank you, Major Shea, for your service to our country and for helping us to honor the other ways people are serving in our community!

April 28, 2021
Early Learning Resources

In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, REL Midwest has created a series of guides designed to help families support their children and students with the building blocks of reading and math. The resources include two sets of instructional guides, with one set focused on early reading instruction and the other on early mathematics instruction.

The documents are linked below, and can always be found in our Elementary Academics webpage: ferndaleschools.org/academics/elementary/

Reading Resources

Math Resources

 

April 22, 2021
3-Year District Calendars, Pending Approval

The following District Calendars are pending approval from the Ferndale Schools Board of Education and the Ferndale Education Association.

Ferndale Schools 2021-2022 District Calendar  

Ferndale Schools 2022-2023 District Calendar  

Ferndale Schools 2023-2024 District Calendar

April 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All 16+

COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to ALL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AGES 16 AND UP. The resources below will allow you to register conveniently, or visit FerndaleSchools.org/District/Health/Vaccine for our vaccination page.

County Vaccine Distribution

Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

April 8, 2021
Equity Development Team Meeting

The Ferndale Equity Development Team will hold a quarterly community meeting on

Wednesday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

If you are interested in joining, please email Robyn Camblin for Zoom information Robyn.Camblin@ferndaleschools.org.

April 7, 2021
Daily Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar

Chartwells is excited to announce a new program: the monthly nutritional enrichment calendar. The calender is a PDF with clickable links available at FerndaleSchools.org/return/meals/#enrichment. Every day features two links:

  • Elementary student activity in green
  • Secondary student activity in orange

These activities are a part of the after school meals program. QR codes with these same links are being placed in the actual meal bags for parents and students to easily access daily enrichment activities. Click the link or the image to view or download the calendar.

April Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar

December 11, 2020
Curriculum Quarterly - Math & Our Students
December 2020

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our Mathematics learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for December 2020 - Math & Our Students »

October 24, 2020
Free Live Tutoring Tool through Ferndale Public Library

The library subscribed to Tutor.com this fall, which offers free live tutoring on top of a bunch of other cool stuff.  Students can get access to Tutor.com with their Ferndale Library card.

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October 23, 2020
First Grade Festivities

First graders gathered last Friday for a halloween hangout. The pop-up event included pumpkin and candy corn decoration creation stations and more fun for the costumed kiddos. Thanks for coming out, first grade families!