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"Cheaper by the Dozen" on Stage

November 6, 2014

“Cheaper by the Dozen” opens tonight, at Eastern High School’s Auditorium.  The show runs from Nov. 6-8 and curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

Jeff Yalden delivers powerful message

November 6, 2014

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, Jeff Yalden, international motivational speaker and MTV’s “MADE” life coach spoke with over 3,600 high school students within the Forest Hills Public School District and approximately 1,000 community members, parents and staff during an evening event.  His appearance was made possible by a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation.  To see more about the District’s role in demystifying issues surrounding mental health and wellness, and the recent speaker, view the recent news story by WOODTV8.  Additional resources can be found under the “Families” tab and “Mental Health.”

FHPS Board Refinances Bonds Saving the District and Community Nearly $7 Million

October 23, 2014

At the Oct. 20, 2014, meeting of the Forest Hills Public Schools Board of Education, the board unanimously approved the refinancing of its 2005 bonds—ultimately saving the school district almost $7 million. By approving the refinancing of the bonds, the interest rate decreased from 5 percent to 1.7 percent.

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An Evening with Jeff Yalden

October 9, 2014

Jeff Yalden, highly acclaimed life coach and #1 youth motivational speaker, will be presenting a special, inspiring evening for the Grand Rapids community, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center.  This is one event you definitely won’t want to miss!!

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What a difference a delay makes

October 7, 2014

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, marked the district’s first two-hour delay day for staff professional learning. Many people wonder, “What do teachers and staff do on these days?” Here’s a great blog post by one of our very own…FHPS Instructional Coach Judy Walton. It’s definitely worth the quick read.

http://fhps-icoach.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-difference-delay-makes.html

Detroit Tigers Mascot, Paws, and Local State Trooper Bring anti-bullying message to Orchard View

October 3, 2014

Detroit Tigers mascot, Paws, along with Michigan State Police Trooper Martin Miller were at Orchard View Elementary School as part of an assembly called, “Go to Bat for Respect!”  “Go to Bat for Respect” is an anti-bullying assembly presented in partnership with The Detroit Tigers, The Michigan State Police, and Subway Restaurants.  Trooper Miller told the students, “If you see a bully; stop a bully.”  He also said, “Every student can make a difference.  You’re special for reason and be proud of that!”  October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

97-Years-Young and Retired Teacher Visits Ada Elementary; Would Love to Hear From Former Students

September 25, 2014

Ada Elementary School had a special guest before school opened this year. With a little assistance from a walker, 97-year-old Cathaleen Hardy navigated her way through empty halls to the classroom where she taught first grade for 11 years. In 1951, she started teaching in the old Ada Elementary School until it closed. She then taught at Thornapple Elementary School until the new Ada Elementary opened again in 1965. This is where Hardy would spend her years teaching first grade in the same classroom until her retirement in 1976. She said she enjoyed the first grade because she loved to teach the little ones to read. During her August visit back to Ada Elementary, she could envision where her desk once sat, and the blackboards now have been replaced with whiteboards.

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