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From the Superintendent


Dear Ferndale Family,

As we prepare to celebrate the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I wanted to take a moment to remember and honor his lasting legacy.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I will always admire him for persisting; he demanded for social change and had the ability to speak to the hearts of many, while energizing the movement for equality.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only dedicated his life to ensure the dream of freedom, equity, peace, and social justice, he sacrificed his life to ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. At Ferndale Public Schools, we are committed to advancing his dream and ensuring equitable access for all students and we thank our community for the work you do to help.

On Monday, January 20th, the Charter Township of Royal Oak will be holding a celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The Ferndale High School Dance team will also be performing. The event will take place at the Recreation Center (21272 Mendota, Ferndale, MI 48220). We hope to see you there.

Kindergarten Open House is Tuesday, February 4th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Click for Details.

FUEL Green Team Recycles Old Holiday Lights

Did you know that your holiday lights cannot be recycled in your at-home recycling bins? However, you can drop off any strings of lights that you would like to recycle right here at FUEL! Place any strings in the bin in the "Recycling Zone" and our Green Team will take care of them for you! Thanks for being Green!


 

UHS Student Nya Williams Codes for the Win

Nya Williams made the University high school family proud as our first Finalist in the Advanced Web Design contest sponsored by Michigan Women in Technology. Her impressive website highlighted a Braille development aid. Using HTML and Javascript, the website had outstanding functionality and sleek design. Nya was awarded an honorable mention, a cash prize, and a backpack full of tech goodies. Way to go, Nya!

Chiropractor Teaches 6th Grade

Dr. Andrea Whedon from Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness center visited Mrs. Philip's sixth grade science classroom to discuss the importance of our skeletal system and muscular system. Students learned how our body systems have to work together to keep us healthy. Thanks, Dr. Whedon!

Dr. Whedon shows sixth grade students spinal posture using a skeletal model.
 

Peace Walk 2020

On Thursday, January 16th Ferndale Lower Elementary Schools held their annual Peace Walk. The Peace Walk began back in 2004 as part of the elementary schools’ work in creating a solid school family.



“Teaching our youngest children about the work that Dr. Martin Luther King did in a developmentally appropriate way is so important. We felt that  if we had children share their thoughts about peace, getting along,understanding, and having a dream to make a difference - we could share that with others.

We begin teaching about Dr. King through quality literature in the classrooms. The students then learn about his work and the focus on peace, positive intent, and goodwill through songs taught in their music classes. To support children’s understanding of getting along, promoting diversity and understanding, each classroom decides on what they will do during the peace walk,” said Ferndale Schools Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Mrs. Dina Rocheleau.

 

Upcoming Events


Monday, January 20th
 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, January 21st


Ferndale Schools Bond Informational Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
FUEL Media Center - 24220 Rosewood, Oak Park, MI 48237


Tuesday, January 21st


Diversity Committee

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FUEL Media Center - 24220 Rosewood, Oak Park, MI 48237


Wednesday, January 22nd


Early Release Wednesday



Monday, January 27th


Regular Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FHS Media Center (Nest) - 881 Pinecrest, Ferndale, MI 48220


Tuesday, February 4th


Kindergarten Open House

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ferndale Lower Elementary - 2610 Pinecrest, Ferndale, MI 48220
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