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


Scott Haid,

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February 10, 2015 @ 9:22 pm

See Meredith Wilson's Music Man at the FAC - February 19 - 21st

Come see some of our own KF students starring alongside the high school students in FHE production of ‘Music Man’ next weekend at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Purchase tickets in advance at www.showtix4u.com




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December 4, 2014 @ 11:17 am

KF students showcase their work in Lansing

Five Knapp Forest students, along with Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Martin, attended the MACUL Student Showcase and demonstrated their work with digital portfolios and ibooks. (they even met the Governor!)

This day-long event was  held in the Michigan State Capitol Building to allow lawmakers, business leaders and other citizens to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan. K-12 student teams representing legislative districts from around the state demonstrated best practices of how technology can enhance teaching and learning for the success of Michigan students.



*Intended for all students grades 3 – 8. This project is intended to provide a framework for using Google Sites as a real time digital portfolio. Alongside Google Drive, students can effortlessly showcase written work, drafts and revisions, photos, videos, tables, graphs, and spreadsheets. 
These portfolios are started with teachers but intentionally managed by students. Several student portfolios were shared as well as many curricular connections and instructional work samples. In addition to these digital portfolios, students also shared iBooks that they have authored on a variety of people, places, and topics.
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October 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Congratulations to our Knapp Forest 500 Champion!

To celebrate reaching our Hawk Walk fundraising goal, Knapp Forest students spent some time last Friday afternoon cheering on our first Knapp Forest 500. Our fundraising winner and our principal raced their green machines for two laps through obstacles provided by KF students. Congratulations to Parker for narrowly beating Mr. Haid in a very exciting race!! Read more

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October 23, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

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, 2014 @ 11:05 am

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 were about respect and the importance of this life long skill.