Category: Current News

Small Fire at Windward High Today

May 23, 2017 We want to inform you that there was a fire in the kitchen area at Windward High School this afternoon, May 23. It occurred at approximately 2:14 p.m. and began in a microwave oven. The fire department responded to the school’s 911 call, contained the fire and extinguished the fire.   All staff and students are safe. It was the end of the school day so most students were departing school. Afterschool […]

District and City Partner on Emergency Exercise

Safety continues to be a priority for Ferndale School District and the City of Ferndale. Last Friday, May 19, the district, in partnership with the City of Ferndale, Ferndale Police and Whatcom Unified, conducted its fourth table-top training exercise of this school year. The exercise, called Operation Blue Panther, was held at Central Elementary School. The drill began at approximately 9:50 a.m. and concluded at 11:30 a.m. The scenario involved the breach of the Nooksack […]

Important Health Related Information

Ferndale School District has been notified by Whatcom County Health Department about a second person who attends Ferndale High School being diagnosed with Probable Pertussis or Whooping Cough. The district and department are working together to notify all families and individuals who may have had possible exposure to the individual. Please read the following letter from the health department. Letter from Department of Health May 19, 2017 Dear Parent or Guardian, A person that attends […]

Summer Youth Theater Camp

Ferndale High School Theater Club and Ferndale Arts Commission present Ferndale Summer Youth Theater 2017 Again this year, Ferndale High School’s Theater Department and the Ferndale Arts Commission will partner to offer a summer youth theater camp experience to district students and registered homeschool students in grade 3-12. Auditions Wednesday, June 7 OR Thursday, June 8 Ferndale High School Auditorium • 5830 Golden Eagle Drive Grades 3-5: 5:00-6:15pm • Grades 6-8: 6:15-7:30pm • Grades 9-11: […]

Talk With Your Child About Safe Medicine Use

Washington state tackles opioid epidemic As early as age 11, some kids try their parents’ pills. Talk with your child about safe medicine use. #SafeUseSafeKids   #StartTalkingNow   #PreventOpioidAbuse You might have noticed opioid abuse awareness posts popping up in your social media feed over the past few weeks. Ferndale School District has joined other organizations around the state to share information via social media to raise awareness about this serious public health crisis. Drug overdose is […]

Free Verse Poetry Winners

Ferndale High School students produced some impressive photographs for the 2017 Free Verse Photo Project, a competition sponsored by the Ferndale Arts Commission. Congratulations to the winners! Melanie DeLeon, took 4th Place McKenzie McBeath, took 3rd Place Asia Sahagun, came in in 2nd Place and in 1st Place is Danielle Wright. Look for the photos of these student photographers and others to appear in businesses around the Ferndale Community in the coming weeks! Congratulations too […]

Ferndale High’s FFA Tops at State

Ferndale High’s Vet Science Team Places First at State Addie Ericksen Places First in Creed Competition Congratulations to Ferndale High School’s FFA Team who, again this year, came home with top honors from the State competition. The Veterinary Science Team took first place. Pictured are: front row—Shelby Robinson and Kailey Robertson; back row—(Coach Tony Torretta), Jamie Mason, Lindsey Quackenbush, Cameron Pitt, Skylar Tanahill, (Coach Lisa Abbot). Team alternate was Kevin Bemcomo. FFA Member Addie Ericksen […]

Food Services Substitutes Needed

Join Our Team! Substitutes needed for Food Services   The district is in need of hardworking, reliable individuals to help us provide nutritional meals to our students. We are accepting applications for substitute employment in our Food Services Department.   Apply now at Employment For more information: Human Resources Department, 360.383.9206 Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 360.383.2907,

Ferndale Schools Increases Counseling Services

Ferndale School District will be adding three elementary counselors to our district team for the 2017-2018 school year. During the most recent economic recession when school district budgets were significantly reduced, the decision was made in Ferndale to assign as many staff as possible to classrooms. We cut administrative positions. We also cut the two elementary counseling positions. At this time, we are pleased to announce that we are able to add back the two […]

Ferndale High Principalship Open

Ferndale School District announces it has an opening for the principalship of Ferndale High School. Earlier today, Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner announced that he has been offered and accepted the principalship of Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington. He will be leaving Ferndale at the end of this school year. Mr. Gardner has been the principal at Ferndale High School for the past two years. “Leaving FHS is not an easy decision. Too […]

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