Pleasant Ridge

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

March 27th 2014

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools […]

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools

March 20th 2014

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) After 14 years as Superintendent of Ferndale Schools, Gary Meier has announced that he is retiring. In a memo to Ferndale Schools staff, Meier wrote: “It is with many mixed emotions that I write this letter to formally advise you of my […]

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts

March 20th 2014

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) At some point in the 1970s, language giving preference to the hiring and promotion of minorities, including non-Christians, made its way into teacher contracts at Ferndale Schools.  The wording “Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, […]

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22

March 18th 2014

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) Millie Dillmount comes to New York in 1922 to celebrate the new-found independent spirit of women, and to make her way by marrying for money.  That’s the way the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie starts out. The show is being […]

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video)

March 18th 2014

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) To an adult, it is twenty minutes away from their day jobs.  But to the youngsters at Roosevelt Primary in Ferndale, the guests who come to their classrooms on Reading Day are celebrities and heroes. The tradition takes place each year in […]

Giuseppe Ciccone’s Exchange Student Experience

March 17th 2014

Giuseppe Ciccone’s Exchange Student Experience (Giuseppe Ciccone, March 17, 2014) I arrived at the Detroit Metropolitan airport on August 21st.  Everything started that day. I remember every single moment: My host mom Karen and two of my three siblings, Ash and Violet, waiting for me with a colorful poster which said, “Welcome home Giuseppe.” That poster didn’t […]

Roaring 20s Dinner Raises Money for Ferndale Education Foundation

March 15th 2014

Roaring 20s Dinner Raises Money for Ferndale Education Foundation (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2014) The Ferndale Education Foundation had it’s annual dinner Friday with a Roaring 20’s Theme.  With feathers, fringe and furs the fine ladies of Ferndale mingled with dapper gentlemen in suits.  They enjoyed a delicious meal, watched dance, band and acting […]

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

March 12th 2014

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman.  […]

…Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13

March 10th 2014

OP/HW Democrats Host Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Democratic candidates for the State House of Representatives 27th District will have their first public forum on Thursday, March 13 at the Oak Park Community Center at 14300 Oak Park Blvd at 7 P.M. The forum is hosted […]

FEF Dinner March 14 to Help Ferndale Schools

March 5th 2014

FEF Dinner March 14 to Help Ferndale Schools (FEF, March 5, 2014) The Ferndale Education Foundation dinner is on March 14, Club Venetian, from 6pm to 11pm. Dinner tickets cost $40, and raffle tickets are $10. 20’s Attire Encouraged but not mandatory Proceeds support Ferndale Public Schools. FHS Jazz Band will perform CASA Dancers will […]

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