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Summer Food Service Program

June 11, 2015

When school is out, food is in.  The Summer Food Service Program is a Child Nutrition Program that feeds children during school summer vacations. It uses meal patterns similar to those used in other federal child nutrition programs.  The SFSP is operated at the local level by program sponsors and is administered in Michigan by the Michigan Department of Education Office of School Support Services.  Click here to learn more about the program.  For a detailed map and site locator, click here.

Read More FHPS News on School News Network

June 8, 2015

From Odyssey of the Mind and an extraordinary trip to China, to environmental learning, bocce ball, student career fairs and much more, you can read more about Forest Hills Public Schools on School News Network.  Click here to take a look at some of the latest posts, and sign up to receive weekly emails of featured news stories.

2015 Ben Emdin Award Recipients Honored at June Board Meeting

June 3, 2015

Congratulations to Ed and June Prein, along with Heather Lunt, Kim Engle, Tamera Laage, Corina Dulecki, Lori McDiarmid, and Cathryn Mooney.  They are this year’s recipients of the Ben Emdin Guiding Principles in Action Award.  The award recognizes individuals who have had a long-term commitment to Forest Hills Public Schools and have consistently demonstrated the district’s guiding principles.

We Are the Champions...of the World!

June 3, 2015

Three of the seven Odyssey of the Mind teams from Forest Hills Public Schools who advanced to the World Finals last month, came home with top honors.  The team from Central Woodlands 5/6 School was named No. 1 in their division and problem.  The teams from Central High School and Northern Middle School earned second place World honors for their particular category.

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Students Learn About Science and Nature with Controlled Burn at CW

June 3, 2015

The students at Central Woodlands 5/6 School have been involved for many years with Groundswell Michigan, a “place-based” environmental service-learning project to encourage young people to be responsible stewards of the Great Lakes and its watershed.  As part of their learning about invasive plants, they sought help to return some of the school’s property to its native prairie state, and enlisted the professionals to do a controlled burn on the campus.  To read more about this initiative featured in School News Network, click here.

Congrats to OV "Cool Teacher"

June 3, 2015

Anne Keller, fifth grade teacher at Orchard View Elementary School, was among this year’s “Cool Teachers.”  One of her students, Megan, wrote to WGVU and nominated Keller for the award.  Throughout the school year, winning teachers and their students are featured on WGVU-TV and on wgvu.org. Read more

Margie Fellinger Named New Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

June 3, 2015

Congratulations to Margie Fellinger on being named the new assistant superintendent for instruction.  She will fill the role held by Scott Korpak, Ed.D., who recently was named the superintendent for Northview Public Schools, effective July 1, 2015.

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FHPS Instructional Coach Receives Fellowship

June 3, 2015

FHPS Instructional Coach Judy Walton, has been selected to receive the Clyde M. Campbell Endowed Fellowship for the fall semester 2015 from the Michigan State University College of Education. Read more

Students Release Salmon Raised From Eggs Into Local Watershed

May 20, 2015

Fourth-graders from Pine Ridge Elementary School recently released their classroom’s hand-raised Chinook salmon on the shore of the Thornapple River in Ada.  They released their smolts into their new natal stream as the culmination of this year’s Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom Program.  This release added another hands-on component to the Great Lakes, watershed, and ecosystem lessons learned throughout the school year. Read more

Kent ISD Maintenance Staff Joined Meadow Brook Students for Some Bocce Ball Fun

May 20, 2015

Meadow Brook Elementary School students received a treat when guests from Kent Intermediate School District maintenance department showed up to try their skills at bocce ball.  Although no scores were kept, everyone was a winner.  The day was extra special too since all participants received cookie medals supplied by the culinary class at the KISD Tech Center. The bocce ball fun helps foster teamwork and so much more through Meadow Brook’s program called Project Unify and LINKS.  To read more about this event, covered by School News Network, click here.

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