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Ferndale Students will Provide Recordings for Whatcom Museum Coast Salish Exhibit
Ferndale High School Teacher Smak i' ya' (Matt Warbus) and members of the Ferndale High School Lummi Language Class have been 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 will share the history and art of the Coast Salish people, focused on the Lummi and Nooksack tribes. It will feature artifacts and hands-on learning experiences.
The exhibit will open July 19 at the museum's Lightcatcher building located at 250 Flora Street in Bellingham. Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. More information is available at whatcommuseum.org.
Ferndale serves more than 600 students who are Native American, the majority of them are Lummi tribal members. Over the past several years, the focus of our support programs for our Native students have shifted from a more traditional teach-reteach-remediate model to one that honors students' culture and traditions and shines a light on their individual strengths. Lummi Language is taught in our schools at the secondary level. ... See MoreSee Less
From the Lummi Language class at Ferndale High School yesterday, 6/19/17: "The Whatcom Museum is putting together a permanent exhibit and will be called "The People of the Cedar and The People of th...
Training at Mountain View Site
Ferndale Police Department will hold a training at the district's Mountain View site Friday, June 23. Law enforcement personnel and equipment will be in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Windward High Graduate Jeremy Knapp reflects on his internship with the Whatcom County Public Defenders Office. ... See MoreSee Less
Internships are a great way for Windward students to earn credit while getting some on-the-job experience in a potential career pathway. Before graduating, senior Jeremy Knapp kindly answered a few q...
COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS is the bridge that gets students from high school to adult life
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:
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 child care roles.
Graduate Shayla Neidigh was awarded an HCA Certificate (Health care worker - step 1). Shayla will continue her education to pursue a nursing degree.
The FCT program serves students (clients) who have Individualized Education Plans prior to 12th grade which recommend continued services through age 21. The program prepares young adults for independent living and provides them work experience after completing high school graduation requirements.
In collaboration with community partners, the FCT program prepares clients to be productive and valuable members of the community. The program creates opportunities for clients to learn vocational skills in real-world work environments.
Program Coordinator Mitchell Morrison and Community Transitions Specialist Kim Tisovec help clients develop meaningful goals and coordinate with local businesses and organizations to create opportunities that benefit both clients and employers.
Organizations providing internships include:
Bellingham Technical College Fisheries
Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center
Northstar Stone and Landscape
Armstrong Family Auto
Dimitri’s Greek & Italian Restaurant
Gyms Star Sports Center
Carne The Butcher Shop
Pilot Travel Center
Mount Baker Powder Coating
Mount Baker Lanes
Bob’s Burgers - Ferndale
Community Food Co-op
Fred Meyer – Bakerview Road
Ferndale Grocery Outlet
Central Elementary School
Skyline Elementary School
Find Your Fashion
Inside Pitch Bellingham
Film Is Truth
Organizations providing worksite visits include:
Tri-Van Truck Body
Chuckanut Bay Foods
Educational Institutions providing campus tours include:
Bellingham Technical College
Whatcom Community College
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Ferndale High students attending Evergreen Boys State
Evergreen Boys State aims to simulate and emulate Washington State government through a fun and engaging summer program. Students have an opportunity to construct local, county and state governments.
Activities include running for office, court proceedings, creating and enforcing laws, pizza parties, celebrations, and recreational programs. Students hone your public speaking skills, experience how government works, get inspired by guest speakers, have fun and make new friends for life. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to FHS students: Finnegan Boyd, Micah Robertson, David Lange, Guy Redfox and Zachary Weston. All five are attending Evergreen Boys State this week.