Oak Park

Six Candidates to be Considered for FPS Superintendent Position

June 6th 2014

Six Candidates to be Considered for FPS Superintendent Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) The process for hiring a new Superintendent for Ferndale Schools is moving along steadily as the Board of Education has sorted through 45 applications and narrowed the field down to six. The six will now be doing public interviews with […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Oak Park… Marijuana to go on Aug. 5 Ballot (Video)

June 3rd 2014

Oak Park and Petitioners Negotiate, Marijuana to go on Aug. 5 Ballot (Video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 3, 2014) After days of negotiations and thousands spent on attorney costs, the City of Oak Park agreed to put a pro-marijuana proposal on the Aug. 5 ballot. If passed, the proposal would change the City’s Charter and […]

Eagle Pride Shows in FHS 2014 Commencement

May 30th 2014

Eagle Pride Shows in FHS 2014 Commencement (compiled, May 30, 2014) Ferndale High School seniors held their commencement ceremony on May 28 at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac.  Ferndale graduates have secured over $2 million in scholarships this year. School Board Trustee Karen Twomey took photos of the event to share.  Congratulations Class of 2014. For […]

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday

May 30th 2014

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 30, 2014) After over two hours of negotiations between attorneys, it is still unclear if Oak Park is going to allow a proposed charter amendment change to go on the Aug. 5 ballot. The group Safer Oak Park collected 1,800 signatures […]

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal

May 29th 2014

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2014) Over 1,800 registered voters signed petitions to put marijuana decriminalization on the Aug. 5 ballot in Oak Park. The City Clerk validated the signatures but refuses to put the question on the ballot, according to a court case filed […]

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29

May 27th 2014

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, May 27, 2014) On May 29, 2014 Roosevelt is holding our annual Kindergarten Kick Off evening for all incoming Kindergarten students and families. The event is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 at Roosevelt Primary. Please bring your Kindergarten student with you and they […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier

May 20th 2014

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 20, 2014) After learning about a potential investigation into his side consulting work, Ferndale Schools Superintendent Gary Meier gave notice Monday night that he would be retiring immediately. Meier had been scheduled to retire June 30, and the board had been in the […]

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

May 18th 2014

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale […]