Category: Archived News

Important Information about an Instagram Account

We want to let you know that yesterday (June 22) a community member brought to our attention that some displeasing posts about Ferndale School District students were being made on an Instagram account. We believe that the account people were posting to was Ferndale High School administrators are working with local law enforcement to address this matter. We know use of devices by our students to communicate with others is increasing. Each year, the […]

Board Appoints Student Members

Congratulations to Windward High School Student Mason Waller and Ferndale High School Student Ellie Baader who were selected as student school board members. “I am thrilled that Ellie and Mason will be joining our School Board for the upcoming year. As we head into our fourth cycle of selecting and including student members, the Board is more convinced than ever of their importance. We are strengthened as a leadership team and our services are improved […]

Ferndale Community Transitions is the bridge that gets students from high school to adult life

Ferndale Community Transitions Celebration

Students, staff and families gathered last Friday for Ferndale’s Community Transitions (FCT) program celebration. It was a time to celebrate students’ achievements and to congratulate the six program graduates. The following graduates were recognized: Tia Gonzales Gus Hernandez Lisa VanErt Maribel Baldovenos Simone Repoz Victoria Graham Also, STARS certificates (Washington State Dept. of Early Learning) were awarded to Lisa VanErt, Tia Gonzales, and Maribel Baldovinos. With a STAR certificate, students can now work in early […]

Jeremy Vincent is the Next Ferndale High Principal

Ferndale Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy Vincent as Ferndale High School’s next principal. Mr. Vincent moves from his role as the school’s assistant principal, where he has served since 2015, to the principalship. “I am pleased to have Jeremy Vincent taking over the principal role at Ferndale High School. As a long-time principal of big high schools myself, I know firsthand what a complex and demanding job it is. I have […]

Summer Meals Program Begins July 5

Washington State’s Summer Meals Program picks up where school meal programs leave off in June. Free meals and snacks are available to students age 18 and under all summer long. All kids are welcome. No proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.   In Ferndale, the Boys’ & Girls’ Club will serve free lunches and afternoon snacks Monday through Friday, July 5-August 25. Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and afternoon snack […]

Jamie Plenkovich Hired as Dir. of Facilities & Maintenance

Ferndale School District is elated to report the hiring of Jamie Plenkovich as the new director of facilities and maintenance. Mr. Plenkovich has over 18 years of experience working in the field of grounds and maintenance. His most recent position was with Whatcom Sports and Recreation as its facilities manager. Mr. Plenkovich will provide leadership, direction and expertise for the district’s capital construction, facilities planning, maintenance services, custodial services, grounds services, facility rentals, motor pool […]

Horizon Positive Message Campaign

  Today (June 16), if you are traveling from Horizon Middle School (2671 Thornton Road) east on Thornton Road and then continuing south on Vista Drive to Fourth Avenue, you’ll see “Positive Messages for Our Community” signs. Mr. Terry Diffley’s seventh grade advisory class from Horizon Middle School has worked this spring to design and implement aluminum signs that provide 10 positive messages. Class members have worked with Safety Signs, Inc. to design the signs, […]

Asst Princ for Vista Middle Hired

Mr. Joel Francik will be joining the Ferndale School District as the assistant principal for Vista Middle School. “We had a very strong applicant pool for the Vista position, and Joel rose to the top. We are excited about his strong background as a classroom teacher of science, his passion for working with middle schoolers, and his overall positive demeanor. He is going to be a wonderful addition to our district leadership team,” said Superintendent […]

High School Reunion Information

Do you know of a Ferndale High or Windward High class reunion? Let us know. We will be more than happy to post your event here.   Ferndale High School Class of 1977 40th Reunion Saturday, July 29, 2017 •4:00 p.m. Wade Pottle’s Home • 833 Whisper Way, Bellingam Contact: Lani (Grout) Haveman at 360.770.0359 or Lyn (Pottle) Johnson at 253.820.1072 Like us on Facebook: FHS Class of 1977 (   For more information: Director […]

The Sky is the Limit for Mai Le

The sky is the limit for Mai Le, Ferndale High School Senior and Whatcom Community College Running Start student. Mai received a full ride scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). At a ceremony held in May, USAFA Admissions Liaison Officer Colonel Tracey Meck presented Mai Le with the appointment to the academy. Colonel Meck, in her speech about Mai, said, ” Mai is one of approximately 1,200 candidates who were offered an […]

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