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The month of January provides a unique opportunity to acknowledge a special group of volunteer elected officials in education. It is School Board Recognition Month. Thanks to our Board for providing leadership and guidance to the Forest Hills Public Schools. Across the state, there are more than 4,100 school board members who dedicate countless hours of hard work to improving education for Michigan children.
Here are some tips and links to websites, especially during cold and flu season, to help keep students healthy. Most school nurses agree: The best way to keep students healthy during the school year is to make sure they wash their hands, and to keep sick kids home. If your child is sick, don’t forget to call the school office to report the absence. For additional information about the cold and flu season and tips to keep you and your family healthy, here are some sites to visit:
Looking to purchase a new electronic device for a student? Click here for a technology guide from the FHPS Technology Department.
Forest Hills Public Schools will be launching an enhanced notification messaging and communication system called SchoolMessenger. But we need to test it first! On Thursday, Dec. 18, FHPS families will receive a SchoolMessenger test message from Superintendent Dan Behm. The test message will be sent to the phone number we have on file for you in our PowerSchool database. Once you receive the test message, you won’t need to do anything at this time.
This Friday, Dec. 19, FHE’s varsity basketball teams will play FHC’s varsity basketball teams. The games will be at FHE. The boys’ teams will play at 5:30 p.m. and the girls’ teams will play at 7 p.m. At half time of both games, the Forest Hills Special Olympics basketball team will take the court.
Northern Hills and Central middle schools were the lucky recipients of a visit and presentation from the well-known author of the “Ranger’s Apprentice,” and companion series, “Brotherband.” John Flanagan took time to visit with seventh-graders and eighth-graders last week and inspired students to read and write about things that interest them. Flanagan’s books are popular to middle school students. To read more about the author and his series, click here.
The community is invited to an open house, Monday, Dec. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to tour the new secure entrance addition to the Forest Hills Eastern Middle and High School building, located at 2200 Pettis NE, Ada, Mich. 49301. The new secure addition was among the many projects that have occurred as a result of the voters approving a $45 million bond issue in November of 2013. To read more about some of our bond updates, click here.
Several dates and times exist to tour the Spanish Immersion and Mandarin Chinese Immersion programs for incoming kindergarten students. The first tour is on December 15th, so sign up now!
Pre-registration for the immersion programs starts on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, and concludes at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015! Read more