- 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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The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to — nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Jonathan Thomas, a sophomore at EHS, scored the highest in Kent County on the American Chemical Society Chemistry Olympiad Test. He has been chosen to take the national test. Congratulations Jonathan.
Eastern High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Chapter for the first time attended the state conference the weekend of March 15. During the event, students visited Career Booths, attended sessions, and competed in these events:
Drew Barron-Kraus – Financial Services – Individual Series
Andrew Hammond – Sports and Entertainment Marketing – Individual Series
Chris Cantu and Zach Derylo – Financial Services – Team Event
Kelsey Muma, Elaine Bageris. and Alex Wassink – Advertising Campaign – Team Event
Meghan Fries – Entrepreneur Innovation Plan – Individual Event.
Having this many students qualify for the state conference in the first year that FHE has participated in DECA, was quite an honor. Alex Wassink was honored for the top five test scores in her category, and Elaine Bageris also was honored for a high score in her category. Qualifying to move on to represent Michigan at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, California is Meghan Fries and Drew Barron-Kraus! Congrats to all of the DECA members and good luck to Drew and Meghan in Anaheim!
The Re-Design Fashion Show is coming up and students are already busy from all three high schools making clothing from recycled materials, Goodwill castoffs, and new design clothing from scratch. The show is open to the public and admission is free. It will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at the Fine Arts Center from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come and see the wonderful designs these students have produced and enjoy the evening event.
Attached are two videos of the event at the Fine Arts Center on January 28, with Dr. Steve Pastyrnak, Division Chief, Pediatric Psychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and the Q&A panel.
Please click on “Video 1″ and/or Video 2.”
Video 1 – I Dr. Pastyrnak speaking about Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and the Developing Brain.
Video 2 – Is the Q & A panel made up up Dr. Pastyrnak; Dr. Kathleen Howard, Forest Hills Pediatric Assoc.; 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; and Kathy Freberg, Network 180.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 – All after school and evening activities are canceled.
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!