Ferndale Lower Elementary News
Robotics rolls forward, winterguard wins again, a musician plays masterfully, a Ferndale fireman reads to friends, and more. Happy Friday!
Outstanding students made the news this week in orchestra, marketing, and robotics. A principal was taped to the wall...for a good cause. And so much more.
Champions abound in this eblast: from academics at FMS and basketball players at FHS to Winterguardians and a wrestler with plenty of musicians and ecologists in between. Students get hands-on experience in the trades, tutoring opportunities, and an invitation to meet a family of the strangest sort.
News piled up higher than the snowbanks during winter break. We've got exciting events, athletic updates, a trip to Spain, an Amazon computer science course, and so much more. Read about it all in the e-blast!
Wondering about the why, what, when and who of winter weather days? Wanna know which Winterguard won? Wishing we would walk you through where we are at with our Strategic Plan? And which football winners we'll be watching walk onto college fields in the fall? We've got your answers within this week's e-blast.
FUEL students learn about health & nutrition while zombies invade FHS and fine arts students "Go Mad". Read up on the latest in this week's e-blast.
Get study tips from Superintendent Bazzi, see new athletics photos, read about TCEC career planning and more robotics news, and mark your calendars with two handfuls of events, including open houses, career days, dances, and communal gatherings. And have a great long weekend, in honor of an American hero.
P.S. Next week is a short week and a slow one, so we're taking a week off from the e-blast. We'll be back in February.
This week's eblast is full of surpises. Shhh! No spoilers. Enjoy!
We are appreciating our Board of Education members all this month. We're also recognizing our Lego League robotics teams and DECA Marketing students this week, expanding our robotics program to the Ferndale Early Childhood Center and sending Second Grade students to Egypt. Plus, plenty of helpful reminders. Read about it all in the e-blast.
In the last eblast of 2018, my school district gave to me:
Over 800 Non-perishable donations,
5 award certificate honorees,
4 Individuals Wrestling Champs,
3 FMS robotics teams,
2 trips news rooms,
and a new principal at Ferndale Middle Schooooool!
Thanks for a great 2018, everyone! See you next year.
Our FIRST Lego League teams have had a great year so far.
The Blockheads and Ferndroids FLL (FIRST Lego League) teams both competed on November 17th at the Detroit Science Center. The team work and team spirit were amazing from both teams. The Blockheads worked all day with a few of our IMPI Robotics students to get a "mission" to complete autonomously. During the final round of competition, the Blockheads saw the mission run and received full points for it! It was inspiring to watch the emotions of the students. The Ferndroids competed well and were well liked by the judges. Ferndroids received an invitation to the State competition December 15th in Bloomfield Hills.
The Bionic Eagles FLL Team competed on December 4th in Allen Park. They were ranked 8th overall for the robot game and spoke very well in front the judges. The team truly showed Ferndale Eagle Pride!
Our FLL Jr. team, The Golden Talon Builders, went to an Expo and had a great time on December 8th. The team walked away with the Cooperative Model award! Our second FLL Jr. team, the Rufflet Brick Masters, went to Expo on December 15th. The team walked away with the Sea of Tranquility award (All components fit well with each other and make a really SMOOTH model).
Also, on December 15th, The Ferndroids FLL team participated in the Michigan State FLL Competition! It was a day of nerves and mission runs starting off rocky, but the team pulled through and did AMAZING in the judging rooms. The team pulled off two amazing robot matches, ending the day by earning The Judge's Award!
A big shout-out goes out to our team coaches/mentors and members of our FHS Impi Warriors FIRST Robotics team who really helped pull the season together. We are thankful for the support of our school district and parent volunteers.
To learn more about the FIRST programs that we run at FUEL, Ferndale Middle School, and Ferndale High School, you can visit www.firstinspires.org.
Meet the FMS Principal candidates, see UHS students in service to the needy, learn about coding bug bots, and meet our top-ranked dance team!