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School is back in session, and that means drivers are sharing the roads with school buses. WZZM13 stopped by our transportation office yesterday and talked with staff about bus safety Click here to view the video.
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Welcome back to school! It’s such an exciting time for students, parents, teachers and staff. With school buses back on the roads, we just want to remind everyone to slow down; be patient; be safe; and be aware. Remember this easy saying: Stop on Red…Kids Ahead! For additional information about bus safety and Michigan’s laws, click here to visit the Michigan State Police’s web page.
Tyler Wynn, who started his senior year today, spent the summer at three leadership conferences, including: the Rotary’s Life Leadership Conference; the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, held in Boston; and the National Student Leadership Conference at the University of California at Berkeley.
Forest Hills had two students among the top 12 winners in the “Advance” back-to-school essay contest. This year, more than 300 students from Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties submitted essays. Read more
Updated eAchieve Info.: Member Purchase Program and Info. Nights Sept. 3 and Sept. 9, FAC, 6:30-8 p.m.
The members of our faculty are preparing to welcome back students in just two short weeks. When the school doors open, our high schools will be launching our eAchieve program. It allows and encourages high school students to use their personal electronic devices on a voluntary basis at school for instructional purposes.
Are you looking for back-to-school information? Most, if not all, of the information you’re looking for has been posted on our district or school websites. Do you want to know when your school’s orientation is? Want a school supplies list? Make sure you’re checking your school website often and have subscribed to your school’s emailed news bulletin. Additional information about transportation, food service, before- and after-school care, start and end times, important phone numbers and much more can be found in our recent “Focus” newsletter.
The Michigan School Business Officials’ Meridian Award of Excellence was awarded to Susan Bordewyk, director of technology, for the development of the Technology Intern Program. The district had a need to meet the high work volume related to technology in the summer and fall months without overstaffing in the winter and spring months. She established partnerships with local universities and colleges to enlist college students who were preparing for a career in technology. Read more
Carole Beverwyk is the new director of instructional services. Carole comes to us with an outstanding leadership portfolio, including 12 years of central office experience in both smaller and larger districts. She comes to us from Dearborn Heights #7, where she served as assistant superintendent for K-12 curriculum and human resources. Her teaching experiences range from preschool to high school biology. Throughout her career, she has received many honors and awards, including Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, and was a Fulbright Fellow-Educator Abroad (in Nepal). She has led her districts in the implementation of job-embedded professional learning programs such as coaching and classroom labs. She is passionate about increasing learning opportunities for all students. Welcome Carole to Forest Hills!