Ferndale High School Senior Madison (Maddie) Smith is Ferndale Kiwanis October Student of the Month. She was honored at recent Kiwanis Club meeting.
Maddie is a busy young lady. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for the past three years in the academic arena, she also participates in soccer, track, Honor Society, ASB leadership, ASB PBIS team and high school plays.
Maddie said, “I’m most proud of being a mentor. I like making kids smile. It makes my day.” Maddie mentors students at both Beach and Central elementary schools. Outside of school, she mentored Ferndale youth at the Ferndale Youth Camp held last summer. She has volunteered over 120 hours at the Ferndale Food Bank. Also during the summer, she works at a hair salon that caters to kids.
Maddie’s proud grandparents, Elvis and Georgia Dellinger, say, “Maddie is a bright and shining light. Children are drawn to her. She is determined, sets goals and has accomplished many things in spite of great diversity in her life.”
Life after high school for Maddie includes attending the University of California Los Angeles, then onto med school for study to be a pediatrician.
Maddie, we are proud of you and all that you do for others! Continue to shine your light.
For more information:
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 360.383.9243, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ag Science Students Pilot Doggie Daycare Program with The Alternative Human Society
Ferndale High School's Ag Science class has been working with the Alternative Humane Society this spring to find homes for dogs from all over the United States. Through dedicated volunteers, dogs are flown in from around the country to Bellingham. From there, the dogs are examined and put up for adoption. The latest adoption event was held Saturday, March 25 at Bellingham Pet Supply.
Members of the school's Ag Science class help socialize, potty train and command train the dogs. This year eight dogs participated in this pilot program. Thank you to Ag Science Teacher Tony Torretta and students for caring about some of our four-legged friends.
Last year over 400 dogs were rescued and paired up with owners in new homes.
Looking for Employment? Come and visit with us at two job fairs this Wednesday, March 29.
Worksource Whatcom's Spring Job Fair St. Luke's Community Health Center 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham 10:30AM-1:00PM, Veterans have early access from 10:00-10:30AM The fair is host to up to 50 different businesses seeking to hire new workers. Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with representatives who may interview on the spot or take an on-line application. More information at www.worksourcewa.com
Washington Educator Career Fair Tacoma Dome, Booth 122 2727 E. "D" Street, Tacoma 9:00AM-3:00PM This event is for certificated (teaching and specialists) individuals seeking employment in special education and general education. Teacher candidates and job seekers can find more information at www.wspa.net/washington-educator-career-fairs.
Ferndale Schools has the following employment opportunities available. Apply at ferndalesd.org/human-resources/employment/ •Emergency Substitute Teachers •Nurse •Substitute Nurse •Occupational Therapist (2) •School Psychologist •School Language Pathologist •Special Education Teacher—Extended School Year •Summer School Nurse •Teacher for the Blind/Visually Impaired •Director of Maintenance and Facilities •Director of Transportation •Assistant Grounds Worker •Summer Grounds Worker (2) Summer Maintenance/Grounds Worker •Paraeducator—Life Skills •Paraeducator—Extended School Year •Paraeducators—multiple locations for 2017-2018 •Native Student Service Provider •Administrative Assistant for 2017-2018 •Substitute Bus Drivers •Substitute Administrative Assistants •Substitute Custodians •Substitute Food Service Workers •Substitute Paraeducators ... See MoreSee Less
Fun at the Festival of Arts, Culture and Family We Honored, Celebrated and Embraced Our Diverse Community
Thank you to our community who helped us celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds! Last Friday, we ended the week on a joyous note at our evening Festival of Arts, Culture and Family.
We learned to dance, drum and play stick games. We heard readings based on works by Martin Luther King, Jr. We learned how the Lummi Nation fishermen cast their nets. We enjoyed delicious treats including specialties from Latin America, Ukraine and Norway. And there were take home projects of painted tiles, Lummi reed roses and Campfire bookmarks.
Thank you to our performers for showcasing their many talents: •Lummi Blackhawk Dancers •Bob Storms, Jazz Player •Clan Heather Scottish Dancers •Swil Kanim, Violin Player and Storyteller •Chicas Reinas Dancers •Ferndale High School Drum Line •Tim Smith, Square Dance Caller
Today Beach School Starts Two Hours Late Today at 10:10am Technology Advisory 6:00pm, District Office CANCELLED Multicultural Advisory 6:00pm, Central School CANCELLED Vista/Horizon Orchestra Festival Concert 7:00pm Screenagers 6:30pm, Ferndale High School Auditorium
Tuesday Skyline Assembly Chinese Acrobats Ferndale High Screenagers Assembly 8:45am and 10:00am Cascadia Gr. 3 (Anderson) to Whatcom Museum Eagleridge Reader's Theater 3:30pm Eagleridge BAAY Art 3:30pm Ferndale High Running Start Information Night for Sophomores and Juniors 6:30pm School Board Meeting 7:00pm, Vista Middle Library
Wednesday San Juan Music Educators' Association Middle School Orchestra Large Group Festival Cascadia Chess Club 8:00am Vista STEM Club 2:30pm Cascadia Grs. 4 & 5 Choir 3:30pm Eagleridge Chess Club 3:30pm
Thursday Windward at Rotary Career Fair, Bellingham Technical College Vista After School Study 2:30pm Vista Girls' Robotics Club 2:30pm Eagleridge Fitness Club 3:30pm Eagleridge Orchestra 3:30pm Eagleride Art Walk 6:30pm Ferndale High Talons a cappella Cares Concert 7:00pm
Friday K-12 Early Dismissal Beach Elementary 11:50AM Cascadia, Central, Custer, Eagleridge and Skyline Elementaries 1:00PM Horizon Middle 11:13AM Vista Middle 11:10AM Ferndale High 11:00AM Windward High 10:45AM Central Pajama Day Central Citizenship Awards Assembly 9:15am Eagleridge Orca Assembly 9:45am Custer Spirit Assembly 10:00am ... See MoreSee Less