- Search in Archive
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.
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.
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.
(Photo courtesy of Kyle Moroney, mLive)
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!
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.
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!
“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.
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.”
At the Oct. 20, 2014, meeting of the Forest Hills Public Schools Board of Education, the board unanimously approved the refinancing of its 2005 bonds—ultimately saving the school district almost $7 million. By approving the refinancing of the bonds, the interest rate decreased from 5 percent to 1.7 percent.
Click here for the video: An Ode to ArtPrize