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Milk Substitution Rules Update

November 24, 2014

There have been may requests lately for us to substitute juice for milk.  Below you will see 3 files that explain the rules in regards to milk substitutions.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Milk Substitution Guidance- USDA Q and A Memo

Summary of USDA Substitution Rules and Approved Substitute Products _Final_

Milk Substitutions in School Nutrition Programs- USDA Final Rule

Holiday Tech. Gift Guide

November 24, 2014

With the holiday season upon us, many parents and grandparents find themselves in a flurry as they attempt to sort through the long list of technology devices on their children’s wish list.  As you navigate through the mountain of choices like the Chromebook, iPad, Microsoft Surface, Android tablets, laptops, smartphones, and e-book readers, anyone can be easily confused.

Your friends at Forest Hills Public Schools are here to help with some suggestions. Read more

Update on Gone Boarding Class and Burton partnership

November 18, 2014

Recently the Gone Boarding class from Forest Hills Eastern High School traveled to Vermont to create a partnership between the class here in Grand Rapids and the top-rated snowboard company. Take a look at the result of their trip and what’s next for Gone Boarding.

World Kindness Day...more than just a day in Forest Hills

November 14, 2014

Did you know that Thursday, Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day?  Well students in Forest Hills are taking that one-day celebration and turning it into a six-week initiative. From kindness cards, to kindness challenges, students at Forest Hills Eastern are sharing kindness throughout the entire student body and school staff.

Check out what they’ve been doing to create a culture of kindness. 

Lunch with Veterans creates lasting memories

November 12, 2014

Many schools throughout the district honored veterans yesterday as part of National Veterans Day.  From students attending school assemblies and learning from men and women who serve or have served our country, to children writing letters to our troops, Veterans Day was one with purpose and meaning for our students.  Pine Ridge Elementary School hosted a special lunch for Veterans, something they have been doing for almost 10 years.  This year, almost 70 veterans joined the children to share stories and a meal, but more importantly to share their valuable time with today’s generation.

For more information about the Pine Ridge story covered by mLive, click here. 

(Photo courtesy of Kyle Moroney, mLive)

 

FHPS Launches new website dedicated to its language immersion programs

November 11, 2014

Have you ever wondered what dual language immersion education is all about?  At Forest Hills Public Schools we are dedicated to and are driven by our vision of all learners achieving individual potential.  In our district’s two dual language immersion programs, we adhere to this district vision in two languages.  Whether your avenue is Early-Total Spanish Immersion or 50/50 Immersion in Mandarin Chinese, there are pathways to bilingualism and bi-literacy through immersion education beginning in kindergarten here in FHPS!

Click here to visit our new immersion site and learn more about our programs.

"Leading Ladies" on stage at FHC

November 11, 2014

Forest Hills Central Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce “Leading Ladies,” Nov. 13-15 at the Forest Hills Central Auditorium; curtain time 7:30 p.m.

General seating tickets are available beginning Tues., Nov. 11 in the Forest Hills Central Main Office or at the door the nights of the show.  Cost is $7 per ticket.  Senior Citizens:  $5 per ticket.

Gone Boarding Class Makes Presentation to Burton Company

November 6, 2014

On Oct. 30, 11 students from the Forest Hills Eastern High School’s Gone Boarding class and one of the teachers (Bill Curtis) traveled to the Burton Snowboard Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont, seeking a partnership between their company and the Gone Boarding program.  The YouTube link included here was produced by Gone Boarding senior Kory Kearney and was presented to the vice president at Burton.  It is an overview of what goes on in the program.  The students were also treated to a first-class experience in touring the facilities, including Burton’s research and development prototyping lab.  The trip was a HUGE success!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc1823RsEKU&authuser=0

"Cheaper by the Dozen" on Stage

November 6, 2014

“Cheaper by the Dozen” opens tonight, at Eastern High School’s Auditorium.  The show runs from Nov. 6-8 and curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

Jeff Yalden delivers powerful message

November 6, 2014

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, Jeff Yalden, international motivational speaker and MTV’s “MADE” life coach spoke with over 3,600 high school students within the Forest Hills Public School District and approximately 1,000 community members, parents and staff during an evening event.  His appearance was made possible by a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation.  To see more about the District’s role in demystifying issues surrounding mental health and wellness, and the recent speaker, view the recent news story by WOODTV8.  Additional resources can be found under the “Families” tab and “Mental Health.”