Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops,…

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the…

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) The sixth graders in Greg Williamson’s class at Kennedy School in Ferndale have some company in their classroom this year as they get to raise nearly 200 fish until they are large enough to be set free. The Salmon in…

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the…

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Nov. 13,2013) More than 50 Coolidge Intermediate School students are getting lessons about life and the game of basketball on the court each week as part of an After-School Basketball Mentoring Program. “As educators, we are naturally focused on improving our students’ academic needs. It’s…

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal…

View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools

View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools (Karen Twomey, Nov. 8, 2013) I am writing you as a board member, teacher, parent, neighbor and friend of education. Recently, Michigan State University’s Education Policy Center published a school finance analysis for our state which describes a crisis of long-term disinvestment, demographic shifts, and structural…

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent (C. Proxmire, Nov. 3, 2013) JFK parents and supporters pulled together Saturday night for a fundraiser full of love and hilarity.  Just for Kicks was held at The Loving Touch and raised money for the school’s camp program. Teachers dressed up in 80s garb and did the…

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie,…

FS-PTSA Fall and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 9

FS-PTSA Fall and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 9 (Ernest Truant, Nov. 8, 2013) Want to support the Ferndale School’s PTSA, and check out some great gift ideas?  The Annual Fall and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair takes place Nov. 9 from 10am to 5pm at Ferndale High School. Tickets are $1, and kids 10 and under are free.  Strollers are…

FHS Hijinx & Hilarity Concert Oct. 24

FHS Hijinx & Hilarity Concert Oct. 24 (Ferndale Schools, Oct. 23, 2013) This isn’t your ordinary concert! Come experience fun, frolic and mayhem at our annual FHS Hijinx and Hilarity Concert, featuring the Ferndale High Orchestras and Choirs. Expect the unexpected! And don’t forget – there will be a costume parade for the little ones, so be sure to…

Miss Representation at Ferndale High School, Oct. 28

Miss Representation Screening at Ferndale High School- Monday, Oct. 28 (Citizens for Fair Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 21, 2013) Last year, CFF coordinated carpooling to a screening of Miss Representation at Oakland University. We also donated two copies of the film to the Ferndale Public Library. Ferndale High School and Ferndale Youth Assistance are sponsoring…

Ferndale’s Grant School Seeks Votes for Special Needs Tools

Ferndale’s Grant School Seeks Votes for Special Needs Tools (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2013) Grant teacher Kristy Kuhn is taking part in an online voting contest that can help her classroom get a student ball chair, Boardmaker Plus computer software and a membership to Starfall.com, a website that helps teach reading. The contest is…