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.
Fourth-graders from Pine Ridge Elementary School recently released their classroom’s hand-raised Chinook salmon on the shore of the Thornapple River in Ada. They released their smolts into their new natal stream as the culmination of this year’s Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom Program. This release added another hands-on component to the Great Lakes, watershed, and ecosystem lessons learned throughout the school year. Read more
Meadow Brook Elementary School students received a treat when guests from Kent Intermediate School District maintenance department showed up to try their skills at bocce ball. Although no scores were kept, everyone was a winner. The day was extra special too since all participants received cookie medals supplied by the culinary class at the KISD Tech Center. The bocce ball fun helps foster teamwork and so much more through Meadow Brook’s program called Project Unify and LINKS. To read more about this event, covered by School News Network, click here.
The Forest Hills parents who lead the AAA Team (Awareness, Acceptance, and Advocacy of Mental Health), were recently highlighted in School News Network. Click here to read more about this team and the positive impact they are having on our youth, our schools and our community.
“U.S. News and World Report” just released their 2015 rankings that include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. All three Forest Hills High Schools–Central, Eastern and Northern–made the list based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. All three high schools continue to rank among the top public schools in the state and nation. To read more about the rankings and methodology, click here.
Please join us in congratulating Scott Korpak, Ed.D., assistant superintendent for instruction, on being named the superintendent for Northview Public Schools, effective July 1, 2015. According to Superintendent Dan Behm, “Northview will be gaining a humble and hard-working educator who leads through service to others and always with a keen focus on the needs of children. Forest Hills will be forever grateful for Scott’s service to our school district and his leadership of numerous programs, initiatives, and innovations. Scott is a man of deep character and steadfast integrity.” To read more about Korpak, click here.