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Evening of Percussion with Guest Artist David Hall, Assistant Principal Percussionist/ Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hall will be performing with the Forest hills Central Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mr. John DeStefano.
Tickets will be available at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in April 2013.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. Time changed to 7:30 p.m.
Where: FH Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE
Cost: $5 (college student admission w/ID $3)
The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to — nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Jonathan Thomas, a sophomore at EHS, scored the highest in Kent County on the American Chemical Society Chemistry Olympiad Test. He has been chosen to take the national test. Congratulations Jonathan.
Eastern High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Chapter for the first time attended the state conference the weekend of March 15. During the event, students visited Career Booths, attended sessions, and competed in these events:
Drew Barron-Kraus – Financial Services – Individual Series
Andrew Hammond – Sports and Entertainment Marketing – Individual Series
Chris Cantu and Zach Derylo – Financial Services – Team Event
Kelsey Muma, Elaine Bageris. and Alex Wassink – Advertising Campaign – Team Event
Meghan Fries – Entrepreneur Innovation Plan – Individual Event.
Having this many students qualify for the state conference in the first year that FHE has participated in DECA, was quite an honor. Alex Wassink was honored for the top five test scores in her category, and Elaine Bageris also was honored for a high score in her category. Qualifying to move on to represent Michigan at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, California is Meghan Fries and Drew Barron-Kraus! Congrats to all of the DECA members and good luck to Drew and Meghan in Anaheim!
The Re-Design Fashion Show is coming up and students are already busy from all three high schools making clothing from recycled materials, Goodwill castoffs, and new design clothing from scratch. The show is open to the public and admission is free. It will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at the Fine Arts Center from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come and see the wonderful designs these students have produced and enjoy the evening event.
Attached are two videos of the event at the Fine Arts Center on January 28, with Dr. Steve Pastyrnak, Division Chief, Pediatric Psychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and the Q&A panel.
Please click on “Video 1″ and/or Video 2.”
Video 1 – I Dr. Pastyrnak speaking about Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and the Developing Brain.
Video 2 – Is the Q & A panel made up up Dr. Pastyrnak; Dr. Kathleen Howard, Forest Hills Pediatric Assoc.; Tammy Bentley, M.A., L.P.C., FHPS; Aaron Kauffman, L.M.S.W., FHPS; Christy Buck, Executive Director, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan; and Kathy Freberg, Network 180.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 – All after school and evening activities are canceled.
Art created by high school students from Forest Hills Public Schools is now on view at Kent ISD. The colorful and expressive two-dimensional art can be viewed in the lobby at 2930 Knapp NE during business hours through February 28.
The student artists, taught by Forest Hills Public Schools art teachers Neven Allan, Sarah Bouwkamp, Betsy Ernst, Laura Madison, and Jennifer Swift have studied a variety of art mediums. The artwork on display ranges from paintings and drawings, to photography, to felted needlework and pieces created using bleach.
All events for Saturday, February 2, 2013 are running as scheduled.
Evening of Jazz with Guest Artist Vincent Gardner, Lead Trombonist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Mr. Gardner will be performing with the FH Central Jazz Bands and the new FH Jazz Ensemble.
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
General Admission: $5 College Student Admission (with I.D.): $3 Read more
We’re happy to introduce our new district-wide media center website! You can reach the main site at media.fhps.net. It will serve as your springboard to many valuable district resources, including Follett Destiny, Gale, PowerSchool, Discovery Ed, and Naviance.
To access each school’s own unique media center webpage, use the drop-down menu at the bottom center of the home page. Besides the static links, the site will also feature a dynamic blog that will include book reviews, media center related news, information literacy tips, videos, reference resources, and more.
Finally, you’ll find several social media icons on the upper right side of the page. These will be used to keep our patrons current with what’s going on in the media center. If you have one of these social media accounts, we’d love to have you follow us.
When you get the opportunity, please take a minute to stop by and look around. If you like what you see, bookmark the site, or perhaps make it your homepage. And then let us know what you think!