Oak Park

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11

January 17th 2015

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11 (Oakland Schools Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) “Tweens, Teens & Social Media: What PARENTS and EDUCATORS Need to Know!” is a free presentation that Oakland Schools created in response to growing issues with students using (and misusing) social media platforms. Scaring students off […]

FEF Annual Dinner Seeks Sponsors, Announces Oscars Theme March 13

January 16th 2015

FEF Annual Dinner Seeks Sponsors, Announces Oscars Theme March 13 (Barb Landry, Jan. 16, 2015) I am part of a great group called Ferndale Education Foundation that awards grants to teachers for projects in their classrooms, pays for tutoring, sponsors field trips, has visiting authors and so much more. Our budget is over $50,000 yearly […]

Oak Park Community Sing Feb. 11

January 16th 2015

Oak Park Community Sing Feb. 11 (Dawn Sketch, Jan. 16, 2015) Do you enjoy music? Do you like to sing? Join us in celebration of Black history Month for OPAACC’s first Community Sing led by Oak Parks’ own, internationally acclaimed chorus conductor and clinician, DeLashea Strawder. Community Sings bring people of all ages and skill […]

Ferndale Schools Sues Former Superintendent Gary Meier

January 13th 2015

Ferndale Schools Sues Former Superintendent Gary Meier (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2015) Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt announced that today that a civil suit has been filed against former Superintendent Gary Meier. Meier’s last couple of years as Superintendent were marred by scandal as details of his side consulting, and use of Ferndale Schools resources […]

Community Crowds Together To Save Oak Park Jewish Community Center

January 13th 2015

Community Crowds Together To Save Oak Park Jewish Community Center (Cheryl Weiss, Jan. 13, 2015) Approximately 800 people filled the gymnasium of the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park, and many more were turned away due to space limitations, at the Town Hall Forum Monday night. Community members gathered together to voice their objections to […]

Cyber Safety for Parents Presentation at FHS Jan. 21

January 13th 2015

Cyber Safety for Parents Presentation at FHS Jan. 21 (Ferndale Youth Assistance Press Release, Jan. 13, 2015) Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative, Ferndale High School and Ferndale Youth Assistance will be hosting an Internet Safety Presentation for parents and adults on Wednesday, January 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the FHS Media Center. This presentation […]

Ferndale Schools All City Concert Jan. 31

January 11th 2015

Ferndale Schools All City Concert Jan. 31 (Compiled, Jan. 11, 2015) Ferndale Schools is having their All-City Concert on Jan. 31. The performances take place at Ferndale High School. Choir is at 11am. Band is at 1:30pm. Independent Percussion Drum Line is at 3:15pm.  And Orchestra is at 4:00pm. Learn more about Ferndale Schools at […]

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Area Events Jan. 19

January 10th 2015

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Area Events Jan. 19 (Compiled, Jan. 16, 2015) Troy – Martin Luther King Jr Day Troy Athens High School (4333 John R. Rd) at 8:30 am.  For more info see: www.troymi.gov//CelebrationofFreedom Southfield  MLK Peace Walk Celebration Hope United Methodist Church (26275 Northwestern Highway) The peace walk will depart from […]

Ferndale Adding STEM Program in Middle School

January 9th 2015

Ferndale Adding STEM Program in Middle School (FPS Press Release, Jan. 9, 2015)   The Ferndale Board of Education recently approved a new STEM program for 7th and 8th grade students at Ferndale Middle School (FMS) starting next school year.s STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, is an interdisciplinary and applied approach […]

Guest View: Save the JCC in Oak Park

January 7th 2015

Guest View: Save the JCC in Oak Park (Guest View by Aaron Tobin, Jan. 7, 2015) Jewish Community Center is considering closing the Oak Park center. This has saddened many people in the area, who are rallying behind this important part of the community. A change.org petition has been started for people to show support […]