Welcome to Forest Hills Public Schools!
Forest Hills Public Schools is a place where ALL learners achieve their individual potential. We are a school district whose success is rooted in its residents coming together to do what is best for children and their future. Forest Hills continues to set the standards of excellence in education and it is where education transcends classroom boundaries. Excellence happens daily in our classrooms, on our playing fields, on our stages and performance halls, in our community and beyond. Take a closer look at Forest Hills Public Schools, and experience the Forest Hills pride that resonates throughout our schools.
District News and Headlines
On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, Forest Hills’ voters will have the opportunity to
go to the polls and make a decision on two main issues:
A non-homestead property millage renewal, and a statewide initiative called Proposal 1.
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Congratulations to Donna Pennington and Bev Van Dyke for receiving the Randy Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of school social work by the Midwest Council and the School Social Work Association of America. Donna worked for the district for almost 25 years, and Bev worked for the district to close to 36 years. To read more about this award and the association, click here. Congratulations to these outstanding individuals.
Students district-wide create visual images of what fresh water means to them; on display at the FAC
All of the schools throughout the district have participated with a visual response to the lack of fresh water in the world and what fresh water means to them. The lobby gallery in the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center has been dedicated for each school to have their students’ showcase their art surrounding this topic. Students had to reflect upon what they learned about the use of water through creating an image that shows an environment/social awareness about the use of water in their own lives and others. The students were asked to write a reflection piece to accompany their work. The project was coordinated by Betsy Ernst, teacher.
The French AP class at Eastern High School took their acting troupe on the road for one day to Knapp Forest and Orchard View elementary schools. The high school students wrote a play based on the story of “Rapunzel” and the movie “Tangled” and presented it to the elementary students. The different sections of the play were introduced in English and the dialog was in French. During intermission, the high school students taught the elementary students some French vocabulary.
For the second year in a row, Central Woodlands 5/6 School has been named a National Mix It Up Model School. Mix It Up Model Schools embrace respect and inclusiveness as core values—and they “mix it up” all year long. These model schools have done an exemplary job of organizing, publicizing and implementing “Mix It Up” at lunch days. The Mix It Up Lunch Day program began in 2002 nation-wide, and seeks to break down social barriers by encouraging students to sit with someone new at lunch. So, what’s a Model School? These schools participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day and followed up with additional events that promote kindness and friendship and encourage students to be more inclusive throughout the school year. Congratulations Central Woodlands!