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Ada Vista Elementary School’s Club Verde or Green Team made fliers for local grocery stores such as Forest Hills Foods and the D&W at Knapp’s Corner, to put on their lane lines to advise people to use reusable bags instead of plastic bags. Earlier this month the students also set up display tables to sell their reusable bags and hand out informational fliers at the stores. The students have been working hard all year recycling, TerraCycling and educating others in the community about recycling.
As part of an exchange program, students from Lycée Jean Monnet in Strasbourg recently visited with students in Forest Hills Public Schools. These students also had an opportunity to visit with Mayor Heartwell. Every other year Forest Hills students, representing all three high schools, travel to Paris and Strasbourg. FHPS foreign language teachers, Amy Hineline, from Northern High School, and Linda Fitzgerald, from Eastern High School help coordinate the visits. The partnership is in its 18th year.
Chinese New Year festivities and educational events continue this week at many of our schools throughout the district. Not only do our Mandarin Immersion students at Meadow Brook Elementary School and Northern Trails 5/6 School take part in educational and cultural events, but most students are exposed to the Chinese culture and tradition in some way. Pictured here are some students at Meadow Brook Elementary School learning about the traditions and symbolism about the Chinese gold coins and sampling traditional foods.
Last week while the temperatures plummeted outside, things were heating up in the gym at Central Woodlands 5/6 School. Students participated in a two-day event for Relay for Life, and in the last four years have raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. Click here to read more on mLive by reporter Jan Holst.
Did you play baseball for Forest Hills Northern? Coach Dolce and the FHN baseball program are putting together an alumni database of FHN baseball players, stats and more. They have located a lot of information in past yearbooks, and in FHN athletic department records, but are still in need of locating more historical information. If you, or if you know of someone who could be some assistance with historical FHN baseball information, please email, John Dolce at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you have.
Congratulations to Forest Hills Central student Cooper James who successfully completed Part II of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, earning him a spot among the top 102 finishers in Michigan. From over 6,000 participants in Part I, the top 1,000 students are invited to take Part II of the MMPC. FHPS had 23 students advance to Part II. On Part II of the exam, students work on five challenging problems and write their solutions providing full justification and proof of their claims. Students with the top scores in the two parts of the competition are honored at an awards program at Eastern Michigan University, and are scholarship recipients. Click here to read more about all the students who qualified for Part II and were featured on Page 9 in our recent “Focus” newsletter.
This week, many of our schools throughout the district held special cultural events focusing on the Chinese New Year. Pictured here, a student at Northern Trails 5/6 School creates a Chinese paper cut-out. At Northern Trails the students also learned about the Chinese culture and the Mandarin language, celebrated the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Goat), did craft projects and made Tanghulu (candied fruit).
Media center specialists, Christopher Patrick and Tracy Chrenka presented the topic, “Evolution in the School Library,” to media specialists and librarians across the country through an interactive media platform and online conference. They discussed some of the 21st century tools they’ve used to help them stay relevant in their field. Read more
We are now accepting enrollments for the Institute for Healing Racism for April 30th – May1st. This two-day session will be last offering for this school year. Please contact Dawn McDonald at email@example.com for enrollment information.