Royal Oak Township

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect

May 16th 2014

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2014) UPDATE: The suspect has been captured and the lock-down has been lifted. An alert sent out by Ferndale Schools at 11:13am notified parents that Ferndale High School and Middle School are locked and secured due to a breaking […]

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

May 14th 2014

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]