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Fourth grade students at Ada Vista Elementary School recently attended the annual Hispanic Festival held in downtown Grand Rapids. The students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Hispanic culture, and partake in hands-on activities, crafts, interactive exhibits, play musical instruments, and sample some Latin American cuisine. Some of the students were also featured on WZZM13.
The 2015-2016 school calendar for Forest Hills Public Schools has changed to reflect a recent announcement made by the Michigan Department of Education. Although the change directly impacts our high school students, we wanted all of our families to know of the change and to make sure families have the most accurate copy of the school calendar. No longer is April 12, 2016, a state test day only for 11th-grade students. It is now a state test day for 9th- and 10th-grade students. April 12, 2016, is a full day for all students in all grades except 12th-grade. On this day, the SAT will be given to 11th-graders, and the PSAT will be given to 9th- and 10th-graders. If you have any questions, please contact your school. For an updated school calendar, click here.
Please join the Eastern High School varsity football team, cheerleaders, students, and Special Olympics at Eastern’s football stadium, Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for our Catch the Spirit Day. Over 5o athletes with special needs will learn football skills and have the opportunity to score a touchdown against the varsity defense. The cheerleaders and band will be there to encourage the athletes for this special day. All the athletes will receive a jersey with their name and number. Come support this community-wide event. For additional details, email Chris Thomas, teacher, and coach for the Special Olympics Forest Hills United team.
School News Network : Teachers Team Up to “Design Think” Their Way to Cross-Curriculum Project
Lynn Cvengros is always looking for writing and research opportunities for her students. When the Forest Hills Eastern High School Advanced Placement Language teacher came across an article about the “edible schoolyard” concept, she saw abundant potential. – Read more on SNN.
School is back in session, and that means drivers are sharing the roads with school buses. WZZM13 stopped by our transportation office yesterday and talked with staff about bus safety Click here to view the video.
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Welcome back to school! It’s such an exciting time for students, parents, teachers and staff. With school buses back on the roads, we just want to remind everyone to slow down; be patient; be safe; and be aware. Remember this easy saying: Stop on Red…Kids Ahead! For additional information about bus safety and Michigan’s laws, click here to visit the Michigan State Police’s web page.
Tyler Wynn, who started his senior year today, spent the summer at three leadership conferences, including: the Rotary’s Life Leadership Conference; the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, held in Boston; and the National Student Leadership Conference at the University of California at Berkeley.
Forest Hills had two students among the top 12 winners in the “Advance” back-to-school essay contest. This year, more than 300 students from Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties submitted essays. Read more