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Schools celebrate Chinese New Year

February 20, 2015

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).

FHPS media specialists featured in national webinar

February 18, 2015

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

2013 GLI Kickoff Video

February 16, 2015

The GLI Kickoff Video from 2013 is now available to stream on the FHPS YouTube Channel

Special thanks to Ted Czarnecki for creating this video

New Institute for Healing Racism Session

February 16, 2015

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 dmcdonald@fhps.net for enrollment information.

FHPS American Sign Language Class Signs National Anthem at Griffins Game

February 11, 2015

Last Friday, all three Forest Hills high school American Sign Language classes signed the “National Anthem” at the Grand Rapids Griffins’ Game while the Wyoming High School choir sang.  Congratulations on a job well done.

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FHE presents "The Music Man," Feb. 19-21

February 10, 2015

FHE’s “The Music Man”:  February 19 – 21, 7:30 p.m.; February 21, 3 p.m.; Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.  Advance tickets are $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for students 18 and younger. At the door, adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $8.

Order your tickets online NOW

To read more about the upcoming production and the new theater director, click here.

Forest Hills French Carnaval a Hit

February 10, 2015

Last weekend the Forest Hills Public Schools French teachers organized the first annual Carnaval de Forest Hills. This fun event was based on the Quebec Winter Carnaval.  Activities included  crafts, singing, dancing, relay races, games in the snow, a photo booth and French food.  Click here to read more about the fun event.

Families: Log into PowerSchool Today to Set Your SchoolMessenger Preferences

January 29, 2015

In December, we successfully tested our new communication system with SchoolMessenger. The next step is for our students’ families to CUSTOMIZE how you receive important information from your school district, via text, phone or email notification(s). You must set up your preferences or you’ll automatically receive phone call messages.  Please note, that when you update your preferences, it doesn’t mean that you will immediately start receiving SchoolMessenger messages. We will allow FHPS families ample time to set up their preferences before sending out SchoolMessenger notifications.

Click here for instructions on how to set your preferences.

In addition, you can also receive urgent alerts and other important information via SMS text messaging. In order to participate, you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your wireless device. Simply text “YES” to the number 68453. You’ll know you were successful if you receive a reply message. Please note, that although this is a provided service, Forest Hills Public Schools is not responsible for any text message charges that you may incur by opting in to this service. Please check with your wireless provider.

Click here for additional information about the text messaging option.

A page on this website is also devoted to this new communication tool. Click here to be directed to our SchoolMessenger page.