- Students from Central Woodlands 5/6 School and Northern Trails 5/6 School have their artwork titled “Caricatures, Artists, and Bobbleheads” on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum through April 6. The students, along with their art teacher Merrily Holladay, created over 100 bobbleheads for an exhibit which coincided with Laughfest.
- Congratulations to four Odyssey of the Mind teams who will represent their school and our school district at the World Finals. The following are competing on the world stage: Not-So-Haunted House Problem 2 Division III, Forest Hills Northern High School and Forest Hills Central High School; The Stackable Structure Problem 4 Division III Forest Hills Central High School (also recipient of the Ranatra Fusca Award for excellence in creativity); and Seeing is Believing Problem 5 Division I Thornapple Elementary School. The World Finals will be held at Iowa State University, May 28-31.
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Art created by high school students from Forest Hills Public Schools is now on view at Kent ISD. The colorful and expressive two-dimensional art can be viewed in the lobby at 2930 Knapp NE during business hours through February 28.
The student artists, taught by Forest Hills Public Schools art teachers Neven Allan, Sarah Bouwkamp, Betsy Ernst, Laura Madison, and Jennifer Swift have studied a variety of art mediums. The artwork on display ranges from paintings and drawings, to photography, to felted needlework and pieces created using bleach.
All events for Saturday, February 2, 2013 are running as scheduled.
Evening of Jazz with Guest Artist Vincent Gardner, Lead Trombonist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Mr. Gardner will be performing with the FH Central Jazz Bands and the new FH Jazz Ensemble.
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
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We’re happy to introduce our new district-wide media center website! You can reach the main site at media.fhps.net. It will serve as your springboard to many valuable district resources, including Follett Destiny, Gale, PowerSchool, Discovery Ed, and Naviance.
To access each school’s own unique media center webpage, use the drop-down menu at the bottom center of the home page. Besides the static links, the site will also feature a dynamic blog that will include book reviews, media center related news, information literacy tips, videos, reference resources, and more.
Finally, you’ll find several social media icons on the upper right side of the page. These will be used to keep our patrons current with what’s going on in the media center. If you have one of these social media accounts, we’d love to have you follow us.
When you get the opportunity, please take a minute to stop by and look around. If you like what you see, bookmark the site, or perhaps make it your homepage. And then let us know what you think!
On February 28, Mark Wood, along with his award winning wife and singer, Laura Kaye, drummer-son, Elijah Wood, and three members of his band from his Trans-Siberian Orchestra days will rock the Fine Arts Center once again with the FHN Chorale, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Mark and his band will be in residence at FHN for two days conducting workshops with 171 FHN musicians in these three groups and then will perform a “trans-siberian” type event for our community. Mark Wood is an original member of the TSO, an international recording artist and Emmy winning composer. He has worked with Billy Joel, Celine Dion, and many others and has been seen on NBC’s Today show, CBS, and CNN and more showcasing his Electrify your Strings program for schools throughout the U.S.
Prior to the concert we will be raffling off a Mark Wood Stingray SV-5 Electric Violin, worth $1200! After the concert, Mark Wood and his band will be available for a meet and greet with all of his fans to sign autographs and take photographs. This is a family, friendly concert for children of all ages. Tickets are available from Kelly at email@example.com or from the FH Fine Arts Center Box Office starting February 4. All seats are $15 general admission, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. All ticket sales are cash or check only, and FH FAC purchases must be made in person (no phone orders). Tickets also will be sold at the door. This concert sold out in 2011, so don’t delay, get your tickets today, and prepare to be amazed!
Tonight’s event at the Fine Arts Center will run as scheduled. See you at 7:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Public Schools Care!
Moody or sad?
Stressed or depressed?
What is going on up there?
How can we help?
Please join us at this free event to learn more about issues facing our community.
Who: Parents/Guardians and Community Members are Welcome!!
When: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE
What: Speaker, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
Why: Because you care and it is free!
Presenting: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and the Developing Brain with Dr. Steve Pastyrnak, Division Chief, Pediatric Psychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Panel Discussion with:
Dr. Kathleen Howard, Forest Hills Pediatric Associates
Tammy Bentley, M.A., L.P.C., FHPS
Aaron Kauffman, L.M.S.W., FHPS
Christy Buck, Executive Director , Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan
Kathy Freberg, Network 180
Moderator: Daniel Behm, FHPS Superintendent
No School – Monday, December 24, 2012 through Friday, January4, 2013.
School resumes – Monday, January 7, 2013
Kristina Webb, EHS exchange student from New Zealand and a student in Mrs Ernst’s art survey class, had her art work chosen for the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Gala Event Award. One student from each school had their artwork selected for the event, and the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation generously framed each selected piece. Note cards from the artwork were printed and handed out to each participant the night of the Gala.
Mrs. Hinshaw and Mrs. Fisk, both from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Gala Committee, visited Eastern to deliver the framed artwork and note cards to Kristina and Mrs. Ernst.
April Chin, senior, won the Silver Key Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is the only student in our district to be honored with the award. The Title of her piece is “Cleansing Cream.”
The meaning behind the painting is about the experience her cousin went through in Taiwan as a student who was over weight in high school and how he was bullied in a society that favors very skinny bodies. She portrayed food thrown at his face by students who were making fun of his body size and how he was insulted with the reaction on his face.
Congratulations to April on her achievement.