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Congratulations to the math team students from Forest Hills Central High School who competed in the Grand Rapids Community College Math Challenge last weekend. They took first place out of 21 schools! Way to go Rangers! Congratulations to team members, Isabelle Popp, Kathryn Knister, Rea Parocaran, Scott Hadley, Nick Ettinger, William Xu, and teacher/coach, Jake Mills.
Over 400 students, parents and family members attended the inaugural Doughnuts with Dudes/Dudettes last week at Collins Elementary School. The students were encouraged to bring a family member, spend time reading together, and yes, have a doughnut or two! This event was coordinated by staff to help celebrate March is Reading Month.
At the Forest Hills Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Monday, March 16, 2015, the Board unanimously approved a resolution in support of Proposal 1, which is on the ballot in Michigan for the election on May 5. To read the resolution, click here. A copy of the resolution can also be reviewed in the Office of the Superintendent.
Congrats to Northern Hills Middle School student for placing fourth in Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee
The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee, hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, recently welcomed fourth- through eighth-grade students from 180 schools in six counties to compete for a chance to move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. All 21 contestants were regional champions in grades four through eight. Coming in fourth overall in the contest was Aiden Mischley, a seventh-grader at Northern Hills Middle School. Way to go Aiden!
FHC presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” this week March 19-21 at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center for four performances. Reserved seating tickets available from the FAC Box Office or online. Show time is 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Reserved tickets: $8 for students (18 and under) and $10 for adults. Premier seating available for $15 per seat.
Forest Hills Public Schools and Kent Intermediate School District are very excited to bring you School News Network. This news site has the feel of a newspaper, with all the advantages of a website, and is staffed with experienced journalists and columnists who are passionate about education. FHPS news now will be featured on School News Network, and the best way to access this news is by clicking on the School News Network button on the right-hand side of our home page. You can search stories by topics, by school district(s) and much more. School News Network brings stories out of our classrooms and into the community! Take a look!
The Forest Hills Public Schools is pleased to announce the beginning of a district-wide high school STEM Academy beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. It is a four-year advanced program offering an innovative and collaborative curriculum based on real-world themes in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The STEM Academy will be housed at Forest Hills Northern High School, and all classes will be taken on Northern’s campus. An information night will be held Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Northern High School’s Media Center. To learn more, click here.
The musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress,” will be presented by Forest Hills Central High School students on March 19-21 at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center for four performances. “Once Upon a Mattress,” an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” is a hilarious twist on a true family favorite! Reserved seating tickets are available from the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Box Office or through showtix4u.com. Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday March 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 21. Reserved tickets: $8 for students (18 and under) and $10 for adults. Premier seating available for $15 per seat.
Kristy Butler and Patti Richardson, Forest Hills Central science teachers, recently presented seminars at the Michigan Science Teachers’ Association conference. They not only presented on exciting science classes of today, but more importantly how they are moving from the traditional classroom to the transformed classroom where inquiry is the focus. They also presented to educators on formative assessments with a focus on integrating technology. To learn more and to see a related video, click here. Read more