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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
If you’re visiting ArtPrize Seven this year, make sure you stop at the Downtown Market and view Forest Hills Public Schools’ entry called, “Connectivities.” In Forest Hills, our students have participated in ArtPrize every other year since it began. To view a little about “Connectivities” on the ArtPrize site, click here. To read more about this year’s entry and the latest story on School News Network, click here. The entry is made possible in part through a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. James Fahner was recently honored for his 12 years of service and dedication on the Forest Hills Public Schools Board of Education. Current Trustee and past Vice President and President of the Board of Education, Dr. Fahner will be stepping down from his seat on the Board of Education at the end of September. According to Superintendent Dan Behm, “Dr. Fahner deeply loves this district and the ‘Forest Hills family’ and has been a stalwart supporter of FHPS and public education. He’s a man of incredible character and intellect, and one of the finest examples of selfless public service I have ever witnessed.” Read more
The 2015 Gala, hosted by the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Some of the highlights at this year’s gala include recognizing the FHPS Teacher of the Year, highlighting innovation throughout our district, and promoting the “Support our Schools” initiative. Click here for additional sponsorship information and to make your reservation.
Forest Hills Central High School senior, Kristin Lewis, earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Read more
Forest Hills Eastern held the 1st Annual “Catch the Spirit” Day. The Hawk football program teamed up with Special Olympics Michigan to host over 60 athletes with special needs. The athletes participated in football drills, scored touchdowns against the 4-0 Hawk defense, and some cheered on the sidelines with the FHE cheerleaders. To learn more about the FHPS’ participation with Special Olympics and Forest Hills teams, contact Chris Thomas.
Fourth grade students at Ada Vista Elementary School recently attended the annual Hispanic Festival held in downtown Grand Rapids. The students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Hispanic culture, and partake in hands-on activities, crafts, interactive exhibits, play musical instruments, and sample some Latin American cuisine. Some of the students were also featured on WZZM13.