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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).
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
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
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 email@example.com for enrollment information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A page on this website is also devoted to this new communication tool. Click here to be directed to our SchoolMessenger page.