Daily Bulletin

Ferndale Area Junior-Senior High School Bulletin for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weightlifting will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday every week from 2:30-4:30. Be sure to make arrangements to be picked up at 4:30. There will be no activity bus.

PTO EASTER EGG HUNT On Saturday March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM the PTO will be holding it's annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Elementary School. Volunteers are needed and would need to arrive at 9:30 AM. If interested in helping, please stop in to the office to sign up.

Students are NOT to be wearing headphones or earbuds during the school day. They are not necessary, and the distraction and safety concern are the reasons why they are not to be worn. If you are wearing headphones or earbuds, you will be asked to remove them and store them in your pocket or school bag. Any one not complying with this directive will be disciplined for insubordination and/or disturbing the educational environment. Additionally, students are not to be walking with their iPads open, please have them closed and covered if possible.

Congratulations to Art Club member Nate Pudliner for being a finalist in the Photographer's Forum 38th Annual College and High School Photography Contest. Because he is a finalist, his photograph will be published in this years edition Best of College and High School Photography 2018. Right now he is a finalist, out of 12,000 entries, from all over the country and around the world. Winners will be notified this week. Good Luck Nate!

Congratulations to Senior Football Players Hunter Kinsey, Brennan Mitchell, and Nate Pudliner for signing their NCAA National Letter of Intent on Friday. They will all be playing football at the next level while furthering their education. Brennan will be joining the Tomcats at Thiel College; while Hunter and Nate will be joining the Golden Tornados at Geneva College!!

Students are not to allow outsiders into the building by opening the doors for ANYONE. All visitors must be permitted to enter the building by the high school office staff. At no time should a student open an exterior door to allow someone into the building. This is a serious matter, and disregards for this directive will be met with appropriate disciplinary actions. Again, no student is to permit anyone from entering the building by opening exterior doors in any part of the school.

Congratulations to Hunter Kinsey, Nate Pudliner, and Tashaun Moore for being selected to represent Ferndale Area in the Ken Lantzy Finest Forty All-Star game. Also, Brennan Mitchell and Noor Quraishy were selected as alternates for the game. This game will take place this summer at Johnstown High School.

Please sign up in the office during homeroom if you will need to use the activity bus. The bus will be cancelled at 9:00 AM if no one is signed up. The bus will be here at 4:45 each day that it is needed.

Congratulations to Derrick Chandler-Christie for finishing 3rd at the PIAA Class AA SouthWest Regional tournament this past weekend at IUP. His 3rd place finish earned Derrick a spot in the State Tournament which will be held 2 weekends from now, March 8th through the 10th, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Derrick is the only Ferndale wrestler EVER to qualify for the State tournament 4 times in his High School wrestling career. Congratulations Derrick, and good luck in the State tournament.

“Congratulations to Carly Mihalaki and Paige Leftwich for qualifying for PMEA All-State Band.”

Congratulations to Paige Leftwich and Nicole Pellow who were chosen to participate in the District 6 Chorus concert in January at Portage Area High School.

Congratulations to the following band members that qualified to participate in County Band this year. The concert was hosted by Bishop McCort High School in December. Brandon Anderson, Hannah Bailey, Haley Bennett, Morgan Bennett, Isabelle Buksa, Matt Clawson, Michael Ferut, Abigayle Geisel, Allie Gray, Makenzie Jerin, Paige Leftwich, Alexandria McClain, Carly Mihalaki, Jordon Morack, Justin Pavic, Nicole Pellow, Anastasia Sidor, Olivia Snyder, Kaitlyn Stroscio, and Mackenzie Taylor

This year, we have 2 students that qualified to participate in the 2018 All-State Concert Band set for April 21st in Lancaster. This is the first time that Ferndale has sent 2 students to states in the same year. Congratulations and Good Luck Paige Leftwich and Carly Mihalaki!

Our concert band had 5 talented students that also qualified for District 6 Band at Northern Bedford in January and all 5 musicians moved on to Region III Band at Bellefonte Area High School in February. Congratulations Haley Bennett, Joseph Chobany, Paige Leftwich, Carly Mihalaki and Nicole Pellow.

Congratulations to Derrick Chandler-Christie on his 8th place finish this past weekend in Hershey. Derrick is the only Ferndale wrestler to qualify for States 4 times in his High School career and earned two State medals. Congratulations Derrick on your great High School Wrestling career.

Congratulations to Tashaun Moore for winning the PA State Archery Tournament on Friday, March 9, 2018. Tashaun shot a score of 297 giving him 1st place for the high school male category and for the overall tournament. His 1st place finish qualifies him for a trip to the National Tournament in Louisville, KY in May!

Reminder: Students please remember that you have 3 days to turn in any attendance excuses. Excuses must be signed by a parent or guardian. In addition, only medical excuses will be accepted for excusing any late arrivals to school.

Please remind students that their daily planner is their hall pass. There will be no more passes given from the office. Students are to have their planners with them at all times.

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