Students in Ferndale High’s Room 412 received a great surprise this afternoon when they walked into their class to find their beloved classmate Trystan Saab sitting on the couch. Trystan had been away from his class since December when he was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. T-man, as he is known, has been at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, fighting the cancer with chemotherapy but came up to visit his friends for the day. The students spend the afternoon laughing and playing UNO and other games while friends like Ferndale Police Officer Steve Gamage, FHS Athletic Director David Brame and other staff members and students popped in to say hello.
We captured highlights of the visit on video and we are sending it out to Trystan and his family with love.
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The School Year Comes to a Close Tuesday, June 27
Cascadia Gr. 5 Fieldtrip to Mount Baker Lanes and Hovander Park 10:00am
Custer Gr. 5 Graduation 10:00am
Central Grs. 2-6 to Lynden Skateway 9:45am
Central Bardley, DeVore and Boyton Classes to
Eagleridge Kindergarten Graduation 11:00am
Eagleridge Field Day 1:30pm
Skyline Moving Up and Gr. 5 Graduation 1:30pm
Custer Kindergarten Celebration 2:30pm
Vista Gr. 8 Graduation 5:30pm
Vista Gr. 8 Dance 6:30pm
Meet and Greet for Ferndale High Principal Jeremy Vincent, FHS Library 6-7pm
Last Day of School for 2016-2017, Early Dismissal for All Students
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 Field Day 9:30am
Eagleridge Awards Assembly and Gr. 5 Graduation 9:45am
Cascadia Gr. 5 Graduation 10:00am
Custer Awards Assembly 10:00am
Photo: Central Grade 5 Graduate and Family ... See MoreSee Less
School Board Meeting coming up Tuesday
Ferndale School Board will hold its monthly business meeting Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the library at Vista Middle School. The school is located at 6051 Vista Drive.
At this meeting, the board will recognize staff members who are retiring from the district, will swear in student school board members and will honor its business of the year.
All community members are invited to attend. The agenda and materials are available for review at www.boarddocs.com/wa/ferndale/Board.nsf/ ... See MoreSee Less
Important Information about Posts on an Instagram Account
We want to let you know that yesterday 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 instagram.com/fhsburn.book/. 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 district provides Digital Citizenship education in its classrooms and also offers education for parents. Topics addressed in the Digital Citizenship curriculum are digital footprint, safe social media use, cyber bullying, digital etiquette, and health & wellness. We know that a majority of our students are using social media for positive interactions, but we would ask parents to partner with us to remind students about safe practices when using devices, especially on social media channels.
For more information about internet safety and digital citizenship, visit the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's webpage www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/InternetSafety/default.aspx.
Thank you to the community member who brought this matter to our attention. We appreciate the care and concern from our community in keeping our children safe. ... See MoreSee Less
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 as a result of their youthful energy, perspectives and insights," said Superintendent Linda Quinn.
At Wednesday's special school board meeting, school board members interviewed nine students for the two board positions: Ellie Baader, Logan Browne, Jordyn Fassett, Ariana Fox, Yelena Kazantseva, Alexandra McBeath, Cordelia Pallares, Taya Shuey and Mason Waller. Each of these students had strong convictions about serving their school district.
“We are grateful to each of the students who applied. The process of selecting just two new student members for the 2017-2018 School Board was difficult because we had so many wonderful candidates. Because each applicant has unique insights that can shape our district governance, I plan to invite all of them to be part of an advisory committee during the year ahead," added Quinn.
Ellie and Mason will be sworn into office at next Tuesday's regular board meeting.
The role of the student school board member is to provide a student perspective into the decision-making process at the board level. They will sit at the board table at all board meetings, participate in discussions with other school board members, and exercise non-binding (advisory) votes on matters brought before the board in open session.
Welcome, Mason and Ellie!
1 Ellie Baader
2 Mason Waller
3 Yelena Kazantseva, Ariana Fox, Alexandra McBeath
4 Mason Waller, Cordelia Pallares, Taya Shuey
5 Jordyn Fassett, Logan Browne, Ellie Baader ... See MoreSee Less