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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 […]

Love and Logic Parenting Program March 11

March 2nd 2014

Love and Logic Parenting Program March 11 (FYA, March 2, 2014) Ferndale Youth Assistance is sponsoring a Family Education Program, “Love & Logic”.  This is a parenting program that is geared towards assisting parents by teaching them practical parenting techniques.  The facilitator is prepared to provide real-life examples of how to handle these stressful communications […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video)

February 19th 2014

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2014) Dozens of concerned parents, teachers, students, administrators and Ferndale School Board Trustees gathered in front of Ferndale High School for an early morning rally and photo opportunity Wednesday, and to send a caravan off on an advocacy trip to Lansing. Armed […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

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