Newsletter Banner Photos: (Left) - FSD Paraeducator Brenda Sims speaks to FHS Volleyball, (Middle) - FSD School Bus, (Right) FHS band members rehearsing at FHS

November 2019
Ferndale School District E-News

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the We Are Ferndale monthly newsletter sent to you by the Ferndale School District.

Please contact us with ideas for future stories and, as always, reach out with any questions you may have. 

No Hate Heart Comes to Ferndale High School

     Students, staff and community partners gathered on Monday, November 25 to dedicate the #NoHate Heart to the Ferndale High School Student Commons. Ferndale High School is honored to be able to provide a temporary home to the Heart and we are using its time in our district as an opportunity to further our commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all students.

     In the Ferndale School District, we believe all students have the right to learn in an environment free of bullying, harassment and violence. We are working with student leaders to design a curriculum that supports continued education and ongoing efforts in this area.

     Many thanks to our friends and partners who joined us for the dedication. Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn, FHS Co-Principal David Rodriguez, FHS students Addi Ericksen and Hope Jose-Day, Lummi Nation Education Director Bernie Thomas, FHS Lummi Language and Oksale Leadership teacher Smak i’ ya and School Board member Lee Anne Riddle each gave remarks during the dedication.


Program Feature: Ferndale High School Marching Band & Color Guard

Band Director Steve Menefee shares about the FHS Marching Band & Color Guard. The Golden Eagles were recently named the 3A state champions for the second consecutive year.

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Photo: FSD Paraeducator Brenda Sims with FHS Volleyball team
Ferndale Athletics: Beyond the Game

Our athletic teams in Ferndale are places where student-athletes learn about the meaning of camaraderie, the strength that comes from caring for one another, and the critical importance of working together to achieve team goals. For Ferndale athletic teams, the commitment to caring extends beyond the field and court to encompass community outreach and service.

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Photo: Ferndale School Board representatives at WSSDA Conference
Ferndale School Board Named 2019 Board of Distinction

The Ferndale School Board has been recognized by the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) as a Board of Distinction for the seventh time since 2012.

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Photo: District and School Leadership present check to Be The One leaders
Enterprise Holdings Foundation Donates $1,000 to Ferndale School District to Support Be The One Mentoring Program

The grant was awarded in October, and the check was presented to Be The One Community Mentor coordinator Annie Anderson and Ferndale Be The One Community Engagement Coordinator Anita Locker during a small ceremony held at Ferndale High School in November. 

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Substitute Bus Drivers Needed in Ferndale

Ferndale School District Director of Transportation Paul Rosser says that right now is a great time to apply for substitute bus driver roles. Find more information about the position, how to apply and read a feature on bus driver Amber Kern.

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Registration Open for Jump Start Kindergarten Readiness Program

The Ferndale School District is once again offering its Jump Start Readiness Program for eligible 2020-2021 kindergarten students living in the district, and registration is open now.

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Sign Up for Weekly Bond Projects Updates

Are you interested in receiving more information about the school bond projects in Ferndale? Progress updates are sent each week and you can sign up to receive those updates.

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Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn
November Community Questions: Monthly Q&A with Linda Quinn

Check out Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn's answers to community questions received throughout the month.

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       The Ferndale School Board will ask voters to consider a renewal levy in February 2020.

     Schools in Washington state rely on local funding for operating expenses that the State does not cover.

       A levy is a short-term, local property tax passed by the voters of a school district that generates revenue for the district to fund programs and services that the state does not fund or fully fund as part of “basic education.”

       Levies are for learning, bonds are for building. For more information about school funding in Washington, please see:


Ferndale School District: Images from November

Photo: Native American Heritage Month Assembly at FHS
On Thursday, November 21 the Ferndale High School Oksale Leadership classes, Cheskwin Club and Lummi Language classes hosted the Native American Heritage Month Assembly.


Retiring school board members Candice Wilson and Hugh Foulke
Photo: School Board Members Melinda Cool, Dr. Kevin Erickson and Jessie Deardroff are sworn into their positions.
On Tuesday, November 26 at the Ferndale School Board Meeting, retiring school board members Candice Wilson and Hugh Foulke (top photo) were recognized. Incoming board members Melinda Cool and Jessie Deardorff, along with returning board member Dr. Kevin Erickson, were sworn in (bottom photo).


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