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Thank you for your interest in and your support of Knapp Forest Elementary School.


Scott Haid,

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Latest Knapp Forest News

October 9, 201416 days ago

An Evening with Jeff Yalden

Jeff Yalden, highly acclaimed life coach and #1 youth motivational speaker, will be presenting a special, inspiring evening for the Grand Rapids community, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center.  This is one event you definitely won’t want to miss! 

Click here to see more information!

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October 23, 20142 days ago

Another Amazing Hawk Walk!

Dear Families of Knapp Forest,

All we can say is wow! You are so incredibly gracious and generous with your resources. Hawk Walk donations have far surpassed our expectations. During this time of dwindling resources for public schools, these funds will dramatically impact the types of experiences your children receive. Our students are fortunate to live in a community that values and supports education.

There are so many great experiences and opportunities that await your children here at Knapp Forest. Your continued support and trust has allowed us to help make Knapp Forest a truly special place for students and families. Our hope is that you realize how much your continued support means to each of us here at Knapp Forest. We are proud to serve a community that values the work we do.

With Much Gratitude,

Scott Haid


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October 20, 20145 days ago

Gala for True Success

These students were chosen to represent their class at the 2014 Gala for True Success. This program is being piloted in Mrs.Damstra’s class this year. It focuses on building essential life skills so that kids learn their importance once they graduate from high school and enter the workforce, or go to college. The pieces that were submitted for the Gala was about respect and the importance of this life long skill.

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June 5, 20144 months ago

Happy summer Knapp Forest! - (we love our jobs)

Although we take education very seriously here at Knapp Forest, we have been known to get a little bit silly once in a while…

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May 9, 20145 months ago

Springtime at KF

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April 24, 20146 months ago

Wow - what a musical finale for the 5th graders!

We want to thank our fabulous fifth graders, and of course Mrs. Stroh, for their amazing finale performance at the Fine Arts Center. It was an amazing show!