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Congratulations to the Forest Hills Central High School boys’ soccer team who defeated Canton in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 1 state championship game, 2-0, this past weekend. Forest Hills Northern High School boys’ soccer team also came close to winning the state championship title for Division 2, and were named runners-up. Way to go both teams! To read more on mLive, click here.
Reminder: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, K-6 students have a half day of school in the a.m.;7-12 students have a full day. Click here for a copy of the district calendar.
When you think of school food service, many just think of serving students hot lunches. Yet, here in Forest Hills, our food service department does more than just lunches. They also have a catering service for groups or organizations, and they offer students after-school meals when dinner is needed for on-the-go activities. For student groups and clubs who are meeting after school, or student athletes trying to eat before a game, you can pre-order a boxed sandwich dinner. Families can preorder 48 hours in advance, and FHPS food service will deliver the boxed meal to a district school building. For a copy of the after-school meals flier, click here. For a copy of the catering menu, click here.
Congratulations to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s Eddie Ostipow who has been named the Detroit Lions Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week. The undefeated Hawks beat Cedar Springs 49-12 last Friday to take over sole possession of first place in the OK Bronze Conference. The win gave FHE a share of the league crown, which is the first in program history. Click here to read more on MLive.
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, concludes National School Bus Safety Week. In Forest Hills, we highlight bus safety throughout the year, and remind drivers routinely about rules and laws to keep children safe in and around bus stops. Now, students can help communicate the importance of bus safety by entering a poster contest sponsored by the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation. The poster theme for the contest is, “Stop on Red!” Entries must be received by April 30, 2016. To learn more about the poster contest, click here. To view a short video about bus safety, click here on a video from our friends at Muskegon Area ISD.
Elementary school counselors in Forest Hills Public Schools, along with other schools in West Michigan, are helping students navigate their way through a world of evolving technology, high academic expectations and exposure to issues unheard of 20 years ago. Recently, one FHPS school counselor, Judy Bouley, sat down and talked to School News Network about counseling issues during pre-teen years, and how the “normal” has changed. “We’ve entered a world of social contact through isolation,” Bouley said. Learn more about how schools are partnering with parents and counselors to help all students navigate their ever-changing world. Read more on School News Network.
At halftime during a recent Forest Hills Northern High School varsity football home game against Greenville, cheerleaders finished “Let’s Go!” and joined friends and family in the stands as football players made their way back to the locker rooms. But a few stayed behind, including senior Logan Juth and sophomores Sophia Jamula and Hannah Neily.
Sophia scrambled for her trumpet while Hannah grabbed her mellophone — a sort of walking French horn, she explained. The pair of junior varsity cheerleaders slid into snappy blue-and-white jackets as they made their way to the field. Logan picked up his alto saxophone from a case he kept nearby, and, still in his football uniform, also joined the marching band. Read more on School News Network
If you don’t have to get children to practices, run errands, or have other “must dos” on Tuesday evening, consider one of two options supporting FHPS! Tonight, Oct. 20 kicks off Bandtasia at the FAC; doors open at 6 p.m.; tickets are $5. It’s a great evening of fun and music featuring songs from “Star Wars,” “E.T.” and many more space-related themes. The event will also be repeated on Oct. 22. Also tonight, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North, the community is invited to attend a free screening of the new documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” and a panel discussion following the movie. FHPS Superintendent Dan Behm and some FHE students will be among the contributors. We hope to see you at some of these events!
On Thursday, Oct. 22, schools throughout Michigan will be participating in The Big Crunch— an attempt to set the Michigan record for the most participants in a Michigan apple crunching event. Participating students and staff will join together on Oct. 22 and take a bite into an apple at 1:21 p.m. The event is part of Food Day, an annual national event celebrating “real food.” The apples that FHPS students and staff will be enjoying are being donated by BelleHarvest Sales Inc. of Belding, Mich., one of the largest fresh apple marketers in the eastern United States, handling sales and quality control of Michigan apples to customers across the nation and the world.