Welcome to Northern Trails 5/6 School!


Welcome to Northern Trails 5/6 School located within the Forest Hills School District, one of our Nation’s great public school systems!  It’s our pleasure to welcome you to our school, home of the Huskies!

At Trails, interdisciplinary teams of teachers provide students with the academic and social/emotional supports they need. Students begin their day in homeblock to get organized, make a connection, and review their schedule for the day. These small teams teach the core subjects and teachers will group and re-group their students to differentiate lessons. While in encore classes, students mix with another team of students to get to know their grade level classmates.  Our encore classes include world language (Spanish or Mandarin Chinese), technology, art, physical education, fifth grade general music, and sixth grade band, orchestra, or choir.



Latest Northern Trails News

Monday After Break: Free Community Event, "Life Happens...Navigate the Emotions of Change"

November 24, 2015 @ 11:28 amPosted in: District News, News

Please join us Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center for a free community event featuring Nancy Colflesh, Ph.D. She will discuss ways in which people can successfully navigate all kinds of changes in their lives. Following her presentation, there will be smaller breakout sessions covering topics such as: grief and death; divorce and family changes; health challenges; peer breakups and friendships; and empty nesters and identity changes. The event is organized by the Forest Hills Public Schools parent group for the Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy of Mental Health, and is underwritten by a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation.

Important Reminders

November 20, 2015 @ 10:58 amPosted in: News

Reminder no school next Wednesday, November 25.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Northern Trails Spirit Wear Orders are due Monday, November 23! Order forms are available on Northern Trails PTO link of the website. Samples of items are in the main office until Friday at 3:30.

Original Works orders due, if you have not yet placed your Original Works order, now is the time to do so! Simply follow the instructions provided on the Dear Family Letter you received last week.

In order to receive your items before holiday break, online orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 25.

We hope you will take advantage of this special program. Thank you in advance for your support! For questions or additional information, please contact:

Antoinette Tietema  atietema1@gmail.com


Original Works and Technology Reminders

November 17, 2015 @ 11:20 amPosted in: News
Original Works
A note to those parents/guardians whose students came home with their actual piece of artwork and a manual order form: your order, along with payment and the piece of artwork, is due tomorrow, November 18, for delivery before the holidays.
All others with the online gallery code may place your online orders by November 25.
Contact: Antoinette Tietema
This Friday (11/20) is Technology Day at Northern Trails.  Please read and review with your student the attached policy for proper technology use at school.  Thank you.

Life Happens...Navigate the Emotions of Change

November 16, 2015 @ 2:27 pmPosted in: District Buildings, News

Whether you’re experiencing grief, loss, family changes, health challenges, financial challenges, peer breakups and friendship changes, there’s something for everyone at the upcoming AAA speaker series, “Life Happens…Navigate the Emotions of Change.” Everyone experiences change or goes through various transitions in life. Changes in life bring a whirlwind of emotions and how we respond during these times can have a cascading effect on other individuals and future events. Mark your calendar for Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center, to attend the fall “Our Kids’ Well-Being” speaker series featuring Nancy Colflesh followed by several small group sessions.

Two important dates to remember

November 16, 2015 @ 12:20 pmPosted in: News

The band’s First Performance Concert is on Tuesday, November 17 at the FHN Auditorium. Students arrive at 6:30 PM for proper warm up in the band room. The concert begins at 7:00 PM.  Students should dress nicely for this fine occasion.

Next Wednesday, November 25 there is no school for Thanksgiving recess.  We return on Monday, November 30.

Original Works orders are due on Tuesday, November 24.  All items will arrive to Northern Trails and be sent home with your student before holiday recess. If you have additional questions, please contact: Antoinette Tietema  atietema1@gmail.com

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