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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.
Forest Hills Northern High School presents, “RUMORS” by Neil Simon, March 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., Forest Hills Northern Auditorium, 3801 Leonard NE. Adults $8; students $5 All tickets at the door! Click here to see the video promo.
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
The Forest Hills Northern High School Mock Trial Team won the Western Regional on Saturday, and advances to the state tournament, March 28, 2015, in Lansing. The state tournament is comprised of the top 10 teams from around the state. Congratulations to the team and teacher-coach Jennifer Derby and attorney-coach, Judy Walton.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visited with students at Meadow Brook Elementary School, learned about the LINKS Program and Project UNIFY, played bocce ball with the students, and experienced the amazing things happening within our district in relation to special education. To learn more about the program, click here. To read the recent “Focus” article, click here.
You may have already read about the Gone Boarding class at Eastern High School and how they created a partnership with Burton Snowboards. Now the partnership and educational initiatives are having a positive impact on elementary school students at Orchard View and Knapp Forest. Click here to view the recent video on WOTV4. To check out the recent mLive news story and photo collage, click here!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head over to Pine Ridge for their first annual Spring Showcase and Fair, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for more information.
You are cordially invited to attend Princes and the Pea-Zza: a fabulous, fun-filled night of food and festivities of the entire family! Join FHC Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress cast and crew for a wonderful evening! This Friday March 6, 6:30 – 8:30 at FHC Cafeteria . $7 per person. Click here for additional information.
Good Luck to all of our Odyssey of the Mind teams! Forest Hills Central High School is hosting the OM Regional Tournament on Saturday. There are 87 teams in our Region; 44 of them are from FHPS. (Pictured here is one of our OM teams from last year, when Thornapple Elementary took 3rd at World Finals.)