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…

Ferndale: Clothing Swap Fashion Fundraising Event Feb. 6

Ferndale: Clothing Swap Fashion Fundraising Event Feb. 6 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Clothing Swap Fashion Fundraising Event Feb. 6 $20 entry with minimum 5 fashionable clothing or accessory items to swap. Enjoy free services like nails, hair, henna hand art, chair massages, deserts and drink specials. This fifth annual event benefits JFK PTA. The…

Jackie Hart Joins Ferndale School Board

Jackie Hart Joins Ferndale School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Ferndale, MI – In a unanimous decision the Ferndale School Board has appointed Jackie Hart to serve as the next board trustee, filling the seat left vacant when Raylon Leaks-May was elected to Ferndale City Council. Hart wrote in her application “Even though…

Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship

Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Dec. 14, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Schools is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Bruner, Principal of Coolidge Intermediate School, has been selected for the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship. Mr. Bruner will join nine other K-12 educators from across Michigan to participate in this…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2015) Ferndale, MI – With Raylon Leaks-May being elected to City Council, a vacancy on the Ferndale School Board will be coming open at the beginning of the year. Residents who live in the Ferndale School District (which includes part of Ferndale, part of Oak…