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Meadow Brook students create Unified message

February 27, 2015

As part of Meadow Brook Elementary School’s Project Unify, the entire school teamed up to create a bulletin board which showcases how they embrace all individuals.  To learn more about Project Unify, click here for the recent “Focus” newsletter article.

FHC student one of 14 MHSAA Scholar Athletes

February 26, 2015

Congratulations to Forest Hills Central High School senior, Andrew Fox on being named one of 14 Class A Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar Athletes.  Andrew has excelled both on and off the tennis courts and baseball fields.  In his essay he wrote, “Every sport has rules that each athlete must follow, but sportsmanship is a choice – a conscious decision an athlete makes to play the game with integrity, honor and respect. How athletes play the game, how they practice and how they treat their teammates and coaches defines their character.”  To read more about this prestigious award, click here. 

FHPS Food Service Department shares skills with Girl Scouts

February 26, 2015

The FHPS food service department and culinary experts showcased some of the “tricks of the trade” for preparing healthy and flavorful meals.  Picture here, Girl Scout Troop 4240, mostly students from Thornapple Elementary School, learn how to make homemade spaghetti sauce, meatballs and homemade garlic bread.  If you have a group of students who’d like to learn culinary skills, tour a large kitchen or have a cooking demonstration, call Chris Nelson, FHPS food service director, 493-8774.

FHC honors student legacy at upcoming basketball game

February 25, 2015

#LiveLikeLucas Games
Stronger Together
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Forest Hills Central High School
Forest Hills Central vs Lowell

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Ada Vista Students work with local stores to help promote reusable bags

February 25, 2015

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.

Students visit with mayor as part of French and FHPS exchange program

February 25, 2015

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.

Students continue celebrating Chinese New Year

February 24, 2015

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.

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Central Woodlands Relay for Life Continues its Success

February 23, 2015

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.

Looking for FHN baseball alumni

February 20, 2015

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  jdolce@fhps.net  with any information you have.

FHC student reaches pinnacle of Michigan Math Prize Test

February 20, 2015

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.