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Forest Hills Northern High School senior, Nathan Legault, recently earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Read more
Two incoming freshmen from Forest Hills Eastern High School were among this year’s top winners at the 2015 Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy hosted by Grand Valley State University. Out of 32 students, Forest Hills’ Ryan Miller was on the winning team, and Michaela Gheorghiu was on the second place team.
New Member Purchase Program Announced for Computers and Select Electronic Devices Offering Discounts to FHPS Families
Forest Hills Public Schools is pleased to offer all families access to a technology purchasing program which provides discounts on the purchase of Dell products, including laptops, desktop computers, select electronics and accessories. Through the Dell Member Purchase Program for Forest Hills Public Schools, families can take advantage of savings and special financing options. To access the program, go to the Dell Member Purchase Program website: http://dell.com/mpp/foresthills and use member ID: KS241580. On this site you can compare devices and electronics, see monthly specials, and use an online chat feature for additional sales and service information. To see a recent flier about the program, click here.
Every year, the Forest Hills Public School district determines the school calendar based on numerous things such as State requirements for instructional days, teacher contracts and continuous learning opportunities, school breaks and much more. Although the 2015-2016 school calendar for Forest Hills is still under negotiations, there are some dates that are confirmed. These are based on the Kent Intermediate School District’s common calendar agreement.
They are as follows:
- September 8, 2015—First day of school for students
- November 25-27, 2015—Thanksgiving break
- December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016—Winter break
- April 4-8, 2016—Spring break
Congratulations to Anushka Dogra for receiving her second degree black belt in tae kwon do. There are only a few in the world, her age, who have earned the rank of second degree black belt. She will be a seventh-grader at Forest Hills Northern Middle School in the fall. To view the recent news story about this hard-working, goal-driven athlete, click here.
Five Forest Hills Northern seniors finished their school year by having a positive impact on one little girl’s life. These students, under the direction of their teacher, Adam Zavislak, made a prosthetic arm for a colleague’s young daughter. To ready about the story on School News Network, click here. To learn more about this inspiring story, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.