Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures…

Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures with Wax Museum (Berkley Beat, March 27, 2016) Fourth graders at Pattengill researched, composed short essays, and shared many interesting facts and stories about their historical figure with parents, students, and staff during their Wax Museum on Thursday, March 17. At the Wax Museum, students stand still until a…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award (FYA, March 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale Youth Assistance will be holding their Jack and Annette Aronson 2016 Youth Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  We are looking for nominations for students to receive these awards! Please read over the attached criteria and…

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park (Cheryl Weiss, March 18, 2016) Oak Park, MI – With the Jefferson Oaks development project in Oak Park beginning this summer, rumors have been circulating about Ernie’s Market.  Will Ernie’s building be demolished to make way for new construction?   According to owner Ernie Hassan, that…

Berkley Schools Contacting Alumni for Directory

Berkley Schools Contacting Alumni for Directory (Berkley Schools Press Release, March 16, 2016) Berkley, MI – Berkley School District is working on our alumni outreach. In order to do this, we partnered with Harris Connect to develop an alumni directory. We previously partnered with Harris Connect for the same reason in 2001. This alumni directory…

Snowflake Dance a Joy for Ferndale Early Childhood Families

Snowflake Dance a Joy for Ferndale Early Childhood Families (Nan Kerr-Mueller Photography, March 1, 2016) The Parent Teacher Organization of Ferndale Early Childhood Center hosted the annual Snowflake Dance on Friday. Kids and parents got to don their dressy-best and feel like royalty on this fun evening out. Over 240 people attended the event, and…

Ferndale High School Cleared of Potential Threat

Ferndale High School Cleared of Potential Threat (Feb. 29, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale High School was on alert this morning as police responded to a phoned-in threat. Communications Director William Good issued the following statement: “This morning Ferndale High School received a non-specific threatening phone call.  The Ferndale Police Department was immediately contacted and…

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The lawsuit between Ferndale Schools and Equity Management Solutions, a company started by former Superintendent Gary Meier and his top staff while employed at the district, concluded on Thursday with both parties accepting a case…

Ferndale Artist in You Program Seeks Funding for Student Art

Ferndale Artist in You Program Seeks Funding for Student Art (Press Release, Jan. 28, 2016) WHAT IT IS: Ferndale High School and CASA student artists compete to have their artwork converted into public art. The three top scoring students will be eligible for a $500 scholarship.   Six students’ work will be selected to be enlarged,…

Ferndale Students Get Visit from The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis

Ferndale Students Get Visit from The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Teachers have a special way of calling on kids and making them squirm but also helping them grow. That is the same skill that Marcus Lemonis brought to the auditorium of Ferndale High School on Tuesday when…

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video)

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 22, 2016) Ferndale, MI – It was 1974 when Carole Kimbrough first took a job as a Deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, working in Oakland County Jail. Over the course of two decades she moved up the ranks…

Officials Call for Repeal of Ban on Sharing Information about Ballot Proposals (video)

Officials Call for Repeal of Ban on Sharing Information about Ballot Proposals (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2016) Roseville, MI – “There is a stereotype of librarians as being quiet and meek. I hope that our presence today helps to debunk that stereotype. And if they want to throw us in jail for sharing…