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.
Ada Elementary: Aug. 27 (Last name A-M, 9-10 a.m./Last name N-Z, 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Ada Vista Elementary: Sept. 2, 4-6 p.m.
Collins Elementary: Aug. 26, 9-10:30 a.m.
Knapp Forest Elementary: Aug. 27 (Last name A-L, 2:30-3:30 p.m./Last name M-Z, 4:10-5:10 p.m.) Bus ride for kindergartners: 3:40 p.m.
Meadow Brook Elementary: Sept. 3, 12-1:30 p.m.
Orchard View Elementary: Aug. 27, 9-10 a.m.
Pine Ridge Elementary: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-noon
Thornapple Elementary: Aug. 26, 9-10 a.m.
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District News and Headlines
The members of our faculty are preparing to welcome back students in just two short weeks. When the school doors open, our high schools will be launching our eAchieve program. It allows and encourages high school students to use their personal electronic devices on a voluntary basis at school for instructional purposes.
Are you looking for back-to-school information? Most, if not all, of the information you’re looking for has been posted on our district or school websites. Do you want to know when your school’s orientation is? Want a school supplies list? Make sure you’re checking your school website often and have subscribed to your school’s emailed news bulletin. Additional information about transportation, food service, before- and after-school care, start and end times, important phone numbers and much more can be found in our recent “Focus” newsletter.
The Michigan School Business Officials’ Meridian Award of Excellence was awarded to Susan Bordewyk, director of technology, for the development of the Technology Intern Program. The district had a need to meet the high work volume related to technology in the summer and fall months without overstaffing in the winter and spring months. She established partnerships with local universities and colleges to enlist college students who were preparing for a career in technology. Read more
Carole Beverwyk is the new director of instructional services. Carole comes to us with an outstanding leadership portfolio, including 12 years of central office experience in both smaller and larger districts. She comes to us from Dearborn Heights #7, where she served as assistant superintendent for K-12 curriculum and human resources. Her teaching experiences range from preschool to high school biology. Throughout her career, she has received many honors and awards, including Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, and was a Fulbright Fellow-Educator Abroad (in Nepal). She has led her districts in the implementation of job-embedded professional learning programs such as coaching and classroom labs. She is passionate about increasing learning opportunities for all students. Welcome Carole to Forest Hills!
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Blind Chiropractor, Motivational Speaker Earns Entrepreneur Award
Elizabeth Wisniewski says she feels like she’s had three lifetimes squeezed into her 31 years: her happy Michigan childhood, the dark time between her mother’s death and leaving for college, and her life as it is today.
She is especially at peace in her current incarnation, she said: “Now I know that I am doing exactly what I am meant to do.”
Born and raised in the Forest Hills Public Schools district, she now makes her home in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she goes by Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski. She is a chiropractor, and co-owner of her practice. She’s also blind.