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Notice of Budget Hearing  August 29, 2017

Notice is hereby given that Ferndale School District No. 502 has completed its 2017-2018 budget and has placed this budget on file in the School District Administration Office. Copies are available at or upon request. The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at the Vista Middle School Library, 6051 Vista Drive, Ferndale, Washington to fix and adopt the budget of the district for the fiscal period September […]

Summer Youth Theatre Presents “The Music Man, Jr.”

Ferndale Summer Youth Theatre presents “The Music Man, Jr.!” Over 80 cast members, along with 20 supporting crew members (lighting, sound, props, and more), are rehearsing and looking forward to providing an outstanding summer music experience for our community. Join us— Thursday, August 17, 7:00PM Friday, August 18, 7:00PM Saturday, August 19, 1:00PM and 7:00PM All performances will be held in the Ferndale High School Auditorium located at 5830 Golden Eagle Drive, Ferndale. Tickets are […]

Ferndale High Asst. Principal Hired

The district announces the hiring of Mr. David Rodriguez as assistant principal for Ferndale High School. Mr. Rodriguez fills the position that was open due to Assistant Principal Julia Besola moving to the director of teaching and learning role. Prior to joining the Ferndale team, Mr. Rodriguez served in the Burlington-Edison School District, where he was an administrative intern, summer school administer and grade one dual language teacher. Prior to that, he was a graduation […]

RFP: 2017 Information Technology (IT) Support Services

Request for Proposal: 2017 Information Technology (IT) Support Services Notice is hereby given that Ferndale School District No. 502 is seeking proposals for Information Technology (IT) Support Services. Sealed proposals must be received by the District no later than 4:30 PM, Friday, August 25, 2017, at the District Office to the address identified below. Ferndale School District #502 Mark Deebach, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Support Services 6041 Vista Dr. PO Box 698 Ferndale, WA […]

Back to School Information

Register for School School begins Wednesday, September 6. Kindergartners and students new to the district should register for school directly at their neighborhood school between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Elementary and middle schools open Wednesday, August 23. Ferndale High opens Monday, August 14 and Windward High opens Tuesday, August 22. A reminder that kindergarten students must be five years old prior to September 1. When registering, remember to bring with […]

Administrative Changes at Ferndale High

The district is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Jenifer Rolie as assistant principal for Ferndale High School. Ms. Rolie fills the position that was open due to Mr. Jeremy Vincent moving to the principal position. Ms. Rolie comes to the district from Bellingham Schools where she has worked as dean of students at Shuksan Middle School. Prior to working at Shuksan, she was a K-12 literacy coach with the Mount Vernon School District. […]

Healthy Kids Days Next Week

Get a healthy start to the school year! United Care Northwest is hosting two “Healthy Kids Days.” Ferndale Location Wednesday, August 2 from 9:00am-4:00pm 5616 3rd Avenue Bellingham Location Friday, August 4 from 10:00am-2:00pm 220 Unity Street At this event, kids can get a dental exam and a check-up or sports physical. Families will learn about local family resources. And, fun activities will be provided with chances to win prizes! If families have insurance, the […]

Lummi Language Recordings part of Whatcom Museum Exhibit

  This past spring, Ferndale High School Teacher Smak i’ ya’ (Matt Warbus) and members of the Ferndale High School Lummi Language Class were busy preparing audio recordings for an interactive exhibit at Whatcom Museum called “People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the History and Cultures of the Tribes of the Northwest Coast.” The exhibit shares the history and art of the Coast Salish people, focused on the Lummi and Nooksack tribes. […]

District Fills Administrative Positions

It is with great pleasure we announce the hiring of two administrators to our team: Director of Transportation Ms. Kelly Johnson and Director of Food Services Mr. Michael Freer. Ms. Johnson has been hired as the district director of transportation. Most recently, Ms. Johnson worked for the Edmonds School District as a transportation router. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Also, she earned a certificate […]

Surplus Sale Information

July 3, 2017 SURPLUS SALE The Board of Directors of the Ferndale School District is announcing the sale by sealed bid, equipment declared as surplus to the needs of the District. Pursuant to RCW 28.A.335.180, this notice is provided to inform the public that this equipment will be available for sale. Bid forms and instructions are available at, in person at the Administration Building, 6041 Vista Drive, Ferndale, WA 98248, (360) 383‐9203 or by emailing […]

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