Welcome to Forest Hills Public Schools!
We invite you to explore our new site and learn more about the district and what makes Forest Hills Public Schools so unique.
Our site offers many exciting facts, figures, features and new functionality: A new Interactive Google Calendar for both the District and our school, thus enabling you to add either calendar to your other calendars; School directories are now imbedded Google Docs making it easy for you to access information; search functionality; new Google Maps enable you to get walking, biking, and driving directions to school with real-time traffic updates; local weather forecasts; District-wide and school specific news updates; many news updates made in real time by members of our teaching staff; compatibility with all browsers-iPads, iPhones, and most Smart Phone devices; and a Twitter News Alert System which will enable you to receive school closing and delay news to your favorite mobile device.
We hope you find this website to be a useful resource for information – whether you are a prospective family, parent, student, or a community stakeholder.
Our Kids Well-being – Speaker Series 2013-14 – Sponsored by the parent group – AAA (Awareness, Acceptance, Advocacy of Mental Health)
Please click here to view two of the four Speaker Series 2013-14:
September 9 – Suicide/Prevention – The Many Faces of Depression: A Personal Story
November 6 – Impact of Social Media – Collision: Youth & Technology Meet Head On
Latest NewsForest Hills District News
Please join the students at Central Woodlands 5/6 School to help remove Autumn Olive on the nature trail adjacent to the front driveway of the school. The Autumn Olive Removal Community Day is Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Many hands make light work.
Autumn Olive is an invasive plant species that has taken over Perkins Path. Over the years, trimming back these bushes to make the path accessible has caused vigorous growth. As part of a Take Back the Woodlands campaign, sponsored by Groundswell, the students of the Elliott/Peneycad teacher team are sponsoring an Autumn Olive Removal Community Day, and we would love to have you join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the school and community, make a positive environmental impact, as well as honor the memory of CW counselor, Kathy Perkins. Read more
The Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association recently announced that Kristy Butler was selected as the 2014 Science Teacher of Promise. Butler is a teacher at Forest Hills Central High School and was chosen for inspiring students, demonstrating innovative teaching strategies, demonstrating potential for leadership, and exhibiting a passion for science and for teaching. She will be honored at an awards ceremony at the MSTA Conference in March.
Forest Hills middle school students recently attended a writer’s workshop featuring world renowned author Cynthia Lord. While visiting with the students, Lord talked about her approach to writing and explained the “writer’s craft” to help students understand the importance of reading and writing, and the importance of the editing process. Additionally, the students worked together with Lord to brainstorm a new story, and collectively they worked, step by step, to write a story during the workshop.
Lord spoke about ways to come up with ideas for writing, and then how to develop the idea once it is thought of. She even showed students a “draft” copy of a book, complete with editor’s notes, and discussed with students the illustration process. Read more
Congratulations are in order to a number of our Eastern music students!
Junior trombone player Owen Longjohn has been selected as a member of the Michigan All-State Jazz Band.
Eight grade students: Annika Bekker (tenor sax), Micah Longjohn (french horn), Andrew Lu (alto sax), and Sam Rechner (clarinet) were all selected as members of the Michigan All-State Middle School Band.
Junior Jonathan Thomas has been selected as a member of the Michigan All-State High School Orchestra
Rachel Thomas has been admitted to the Michigan All-State Middle School Orchestra. Read more
Robots made from 100 percent juice boxes guarded the hallways at Eastern Middle School this fall, during the middle school students’ philanthropic campaign to collect juice boxes for Kids’ Food Basket. Within three weeks, students collected a total of 786 juice boxes. Yet there was more to the challenge than just collecting juice boxes for a good cause. The students were challenged to build robots from the juice boxes they collected. The first hour class with the tallest robot made from a minimum 100 boxes won the challenge and won the opportunity to help deliver the items to Kids’ Food Basket. Read more