Saturday, January 26, 2013
Annual event at Ferndale High School offered a one-day preview of the district's programs for current and prospective families.
Ferndale Public Schools hosted its annual Extravaganza and All-City Concerts on Saturday, drawing local families to Ferndale High School throughout the day for hands-on learning activities, concerts and more. The event is organized each year to provide a one-day preview of the all the programs offered by the district from preschool through high school. Did you attend the Extravaganza? Add your photos to the gallery!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Extravaganza and All-City Concerts on Jan. 26 provide a one-day preview of district's programs.
Ferndale Public Schools is hosting its annual Extravaganza and All-City Concerts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event, held at Ferndale High School, will offer attendees a one-day preview of the all the programs offered by the district from preschool through high school. [See photos from last year's Extravaganza here.] The event is free and open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. Concerts in the gym include: You can view a full schedule of events in the district's most recent newsletter. This year’s Extravaganza will feature a food truck rally outside the high school with food from Treat Dreams, Jacques Tacos, Green Zebra, Peoples Pierogi Collective and more. For more information, visit www.…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Younger children got hands-on lessons from older students in art, anthropology, math and more at the annual event.
"You're doing a great job!" Ferndale High School senior Ashley Greer encouraged 4-year-old Amelia Burgess as she helped the preschooler with an art project. Amelia beamed with pride as she continued coloring. Greer was one of many Ferndale students who acted as mentors during the annual Ferndale Schools All-City Extravaganza on Saturday, which aimed to showcase the type of learning opportunities available at Ferndale schools. The commons area of Ferndale High School was packed as younger students got hands-on curriculum lessons in art, math and more from older students and got a taste of what's to come in future grades. "I love it, it's fun," said 17-year-old Greer. "When I'm older I definitely want to work with children and I love doing …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Annual all-city event Saturday lets younger children and their parents see what types of learning opportunities are to come.
What's more fun than learning about volcanoes? Building one and making it erupt. In Ferndale teacher Ruth Tavalire's sixth-grade class at Coolidge Intermediate School, students get to do just that. Each of Tavalire's students completed research on the volcano of their choice and wrote a report on what they learned. Then they built and decorated model volcanoes using paper mache, and tried out different recipes of baking soda and vinegar to make them erupt. "You can add to it to make it faster or slower," Tavalire said, adding that some students added marshmallows and Rice Krispies to give the appearance of rocks falling from it. Several of Tavalire's sixth-graders will display their volcano projects at Ferndale High School on Saturday as …