New Ferndale Superintendent Dania Bazzi Ready to Connect with Community

New Ferndale Superintendent Dania Bazzi Ready to Connect with Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2017) Ferndale, MI –  Dr. Dania Bazzi wants Ferndale Schools to be the heart of the community, and as she looks at the school year ahead her focus is on making strong connections. In her previous district, Galesburg-Agusta, Dr. Bazzi…

Ferndale Narrows Superintendent Search Down to Six

Ferndale Narrows Superintendent Search Down to Six Ferndale, MI – On May 22nd, 2017,  the Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the selection of six candidates to interview to become our next Superintendent. ~Dania Bazzi, Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools ~Stephen Bigelow, Superintendent, Capac Community Schools ~Kay Elaster, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching &…

Lisa Williams is Back! Ferndale Schools Approves Principal Re-Hiring

Lisa Williams is Back!  Ferndale Schools Approves Principal Re-Hiring (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2017) Ferndale, MI – “I am so excited to be here to stand before you… I anticipate an awesome journey,” said Lisa Williams as she stood before the Ferndale School Board Monday night after they approved hiring her for the second…

Timeline for Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search & Hiring

Timeline For Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search & Hiring (Crystal Proxmire, May 13, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Schools is in the search process for a new Superintendent.  There are opportunities for the public to be involved in the process. Here is the timeline: Superintendent Search FERNDALE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT  APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY, MAY 1 5TH BOARD…

In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy

In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2017) Ferndale, MI – With one Trustee recusing themselves and one no vote, the Ferndale School Board today voted to remove a policy that would prevent the hiring of a relative to the professional staff of Ferndale Schools.…

Car Insurance, Hiring Felons, Income Tax and More Discussed with Ferndale Seniors

Car Insurance, Hiring Felons, Income Tax and More Discussed with Ferndale Seniors (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2017) Ferndale, MI – On a day where the Legislature was on Spring Break, State Representative Robert Wittenberg was still working, taking time to visit with constituents of the 27th District.  The Ferndale Seniors group welcomed him as…

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship (Boys and Girls Club of Oakland Macomb Counties, April 11, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Click here for the link to the online application.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SchueleScholarshipApplication The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee has secured funding for the release of another four-year full-ride scholarship opportunity. Applications and supportive materials…

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Show a Community that Helps Kids

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Show a Community that Helps Kids (Alissa Malerman, March 26, 2017) FERNDALE – The Ferndale Youth Assistance Program welcomed students, teachers, elected officials and law officers as they pulled up chairs in the very crowded University High School cafeteria to honor contributions of the community’s young volunteers during the Jack and…

Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt Accepted for Lakeview Position UPDATED

Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt Accepted for Lakeview Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 23, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale School Superintendent Blake Prewitt has been accepted for the position of Superintendent of Lakeview Schools.  According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, discussion lasted over six hours, with the vote to hire Prewitt being made just after midnight…

Ferndale School Board Welcomes Sandra N. Dukhie as Trustee

Ferndale School Board Welcomes Sandra N. Dukhie as Trustee (C. Proxmire, March 17, 2017_ Ferndale, MI – Sandra N. Dukhie was appointed March 2017 to complete a six-year term of the Ferndale School Board that will conclude December 31, 2018. A statement from Ferndale Schools stated “Sandra is an Eagle through and through. Her family’s…

Nine Candidates to be Interviewed for Ferndale School Board

Nine Candidates to be Interviewed for Ferndale School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2017) Ferndale, MI –  Nine candidates have applied to fill the vacancy on the Ferndale School Board left by the recent resignation of Trustee Amy Butters. Stacey Walters, Brad Dahlhofer, Michael J. Gordon, Andrew Cissell, Sandra Dukhie, Joseph Scott, Cheryl Yapo,…

Amy Butters Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks New Member

Amy Butters Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks New Member (Ferndale Schools, Feb. 27, 2017) Ferndale, Michigan- Ferndale Schools Board of Education Trustee Mrs. Amy Butters resigned from her position on the Board effective yesterday, February 26th, 2017.  Mrs. Butters has served on the School Board since she was elected to a six year term beginning…

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers (Ferndale Schools, Jan. 27, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Blessings in a Backpack, a program that feeds students on free/reduced lunch in the district every weekend during the school year, is looking for more help! We are reaching out to staff and the community to encourage people to join…

Awards and Inspiration Shared at MLK Celebration in Royal Oak Township

Awards and Inspiration Shared at MLK Celebration in Royal Oak Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2017) Royal Oak Township, MI – The Royal Oak Township Recreation Center was filled with music and words of inspiration on Monday as residents gathered for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. “Dr. King left a legacy. …