Welcome to your very own Farmington Public Schools Alumni Association. FPS Alumni is for alumni, community members, businesses, students, staff, friends, family and supporters of FPS students.

We are your trusted source of information about FPS Alumni events, reunions and celebrations of our alumni students and staff.

We invite you to join the FPS Alumni Association today! 

Learn more about opportunities to support Farmington Public Schools by signing up to volunteer. Please keep information up-to-date and remain active in our Farmington community. Share your ideas here.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to building a vibrant FPS Alumni Association! 

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    5 Great Benefits of Mentoring for High School Students

    When you serve as a mentor, you can pass on your knowledge, wisdom and advice to students as they learn and grow. More than that, it also allows you to give back to the educational institution that helped you get to where you are today. It speaks volumes about your character and can even help you grow and develop as a leader and professional. Mentorship is something that’s valuable both ways. More than the good feeling you get from teaching and encouraging someone your junior, that individual is gaining access to a wealth of understanding and experience. Mentees often go on to do big things, thanks in part to the person who took time to be their mentor. They may even go on to become a mentor themselves—creating a legacy of giving back. How mentoring benefits students For students, having a mentor brings with it numerous, long-lasting benefits. Let’s take a look at five ways Farmington students benefit from mentorships: Valuable guidance: Students gain practical, applicable advice that might not be taught in the classroom, which can be applied throughout their personal and future professional lives. They’ll enter college or the job force a leg up on pure classroom learners. Meaningful relationships: Mentorship creates a bond that may benefit everything from professional networking to personal growth—especially at a pivotal time in a high school student’s life. A mentor is a guide for students facing uncertainty in their future and someone on whom they can rely.  Academic support: Mentees get one-on-one attention that helps them to better understand and retain information, while also connecting that knowledge to classroom lessons. They’ll benefit from more focused learning and a stronger grasp on content.  A path forward: Students get a better understanding of real-world expectations and applications, direct from someone who has experienced them firsthand. This necessary dose of reality will shape their understanding of the world outside the classroom. An accessible resource: Mentoring affords students access to a crucial resource for development that’s not hidden behind a financial barrier. For students unable to afford tutoring or those disadvantaged by a lack of available programs, mentoring is an incredibly valuable experience.  For mentors, being able to pass along wisdom to a younger generation is a truly gratifying experience. We invite you to sign up as a volunteer and see for yourself the profound effect mentorship can have on a student.
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    ‘Tis the Season: Show Your Support for Farmington Schools

    We're in the midst of the holiday season here in Farmington and Farmington Hills! ‘Tis the season for shopping, falling snow and delicious treats. It's also the season of giving. While our students are counting down the days until winter break, you can be thinking about how to help them hit the ground running when they return. A great way to do that is by donating to the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization fosters investment in innovative educational opportunities to benefit the students of Farmington Public Schools, with a particular focus on supporting efforts in technology, scholastic achievement, the arts and extracurricular achievement. Here are some reasons why we hope you’ll consider FFHEF in your year-end giving: Not a donation, but an investment  Donating to educational foundations like FFHEF isn’t just charitable giving—it’s an investment in our community's future. Creating smart, engaged students will not only improve our future economy, but also make our community a better place to live. If you still live here, or your children or grandchildren attend our schools, your donation is a great investment. Foster unique experiences Donations to our foundation help students gain unique experiences and discover new interests. With the right tools and resources, students can develop a passion for music production, architecture, design and more. Some of the enrichment programs FFHEF has funded include the Math Pentathalon, the First Lego League and humanities-focused activities. Imagine if you’d had that when you were in school! A little bit goes a long way Although some fundraising goals may seem lofty, you don’t need to fund an entire project yourself. One study found that as little as $20 extra per student can make a huge difference in their educational experience.  Show your gratitude Giving to FFHEF is a way of saying thank you for everything you gained from your time here. You had a rewarding, memorable experience in school that shaped who you are today. Pay it forward by helping students experience what you did—and then some. Donations are tax-deductible If the other reasons aren’t tugging at your heartstrings, remember that donations to charitable organizations like FFHEF are tax-deductible. If you itemize your deductions, you can generally deduct up to 60 percent of your adjusted gross income. Make sure to get those contributions in before the end of the year if you want to see benefits next spring.  We know you will see plenty of requests for donations during the holiday season. While all are surely worth your time, money and resources, we hope you’ll also consider a donation to the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation in your year-end giving. You can also add FFHEF as your designated charity on Amazon Smile, so your holiday shopping does double duty! Here’s to a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year, Farmington Public Schools Alumni! We can’t wait to see you in 2020.
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