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

NT NEWS for the Week of May 25-29

May 21, 2015 @ 4:12 pmPosted in: News

Splash Bash is coming on Friday, June 5.  Look for a bright green form in your students backpack.Please return to your students homeblock teacher by Wednesday, May 27.  Thank you!

Band and Orchestra Students
On Tuesday, May 26th, there will be a Full Ensemble music rehearsal in the morning.   Please remember to bring your instrument, music, and a folding music stand (if you own one).  Baritone, cello and bass students will need to bring their home instruments to school that day.

Musical Instruments for 5th Grade
Families who did not attend the instrumental music meeting it is important for you to know that you need to rent or purchase an instrument prior to September. If using Meyer Music, ask for items to be delivered to Northern Trails at the start of school year.

If you have the instrument at your house, please wait on assembling it until your music teacher can show you the proper way during the first class.

Other items you will need are:

Method Book:  Orchestra-Essential Elements 2000 Band-Tradition of Excellence

Reeds:  Clarinet– 1 box, size 2 reeds,  Oboe– 3 working reeds (medium-soft)

Wire Music Stand: Optional, but recommended

Summer Laker Writing Camps
These camps are for students interested in writing and we have staff from Northern Trails involved.  Check it out!

Laker Writing Camps

Summer Reading through FHPS Media
There is a lot to check out and read on the Summer Reading list from the FHPS Media.

Summer Media

Looking Ahead

Friday, 5/22 – No School, Memorial Day Weekend
Monday, 5/25 – No School, Memorial Day
Tuesday, 5/26 – 7 p.m. 6th Grade and NHMS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. – Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, 5/27 – NT 4th Grade Parent Orientation, Pen Pal Visit from Collins
Thursday,  5/28 – 6th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., Pen Pal Visit from MeadowBrook
Friday, 5/29 – Pen Pal Visit from Ada Vista
Monday, 6/1 – Orchestra Rehearsal in Cafe, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, 6/1 – Board of Education, Forest Hills Fine Arts Center – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 6/2 – NT/NHMS Spring Orchestra Concert – 7 p.m.
Friday, 6/5 – Splash Bash at the KROC Center (5th Grade a.m. / 6th Grade p.m.)
Friday, 6/5 – NT Choir and NT Families at the Whitecaps, 6th Grade Choir sings National Anthem
Tuesday, 6/9 – K-6 ½ day of School
Wednesday, 6/10 – K-6 ½ day of School, Last Day of School

 

NT NEWS for the Week of May 18-22

May 15, 2015 @ 10:25 amPosted in: News

Week at a Glance?
New format and new routine.  Just look to the right side of the website and the calendar and all important information is available and can be scrolled through.

Girls on the Run 5K run is this Saturday at 9:45 starting from Calder Plaza.  If you are downtown tomorrow and want to cheer them on they would greatly appreciate it.

6th Graders to visit NHMS
6th Graders will take of a tour and have lunch at the middle school from 11:30-2:00 on Monday, May 18.

Splash Bash is coming on Friday, June 5.  Look for a bright green form in your students backpack. If your form did not get corrected, it should read Friday, June 5 not Monday at the top. Please return to your students homeblock teacher by Wednesday, May 27.  Thank you!

Musical Instruments for 5th Grade
Families who did not attend the instrumental music meeting it is important for you to know that you need to rent or purchase an instrument prior to September. If using Meyer Music, ask for items to be delivered to Northern Trails at the start of school year.

If you have the instrument at your house, please wait on assembling it until your music teacher can show you the proper way during the first class.

Other items you will need are:

Method Book:  Orchestra-Essential Elements 2000 Band-Tradition of Excellence
Reeds:  Clarinet– 1 box, size 2 reeds,  Oboe– 3 working reeds (medium-soft)
Wire Music Stand: Optional, but recommended

Summer Reading through FHPS Media
There is a lot to check out and read on the Summer Reading list from the FHPS Media.

Summer Reading Site

Looking Ahead
Friday, 5/22 – No School, Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, 5/25 – No School, Memorial Day
Tuesday, 5/26 – 7 p.m. 6th Grade and NHMS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. – Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, 5/27 – NT 4th Grade Parent Orientation, Pen Pal Visit from Collins
Thursday,  5/28 – 6th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., Pen Pal Visit from MeadowBrook
Friday, 5/29 – Pen Pal Visit from Ada Vista
Monday, 6/1 – Orchestra Rehearsal in Cafe, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, 6/1 – Board of Education, Forest Hills Fine Arts Center – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 6/2 – NT/NHMS Spring Orchestra Concert – 7 p.m.
Friday, 6/5 – Splash Bash at the KROC Center (5th Grade a.m. / 6th Grade p.m.)
Friday, 6/5 – NT Choir and NT Families at the Whitecaps, 6th Grade Choir sings National Anthem

Tuesday, 6/9 – K-6 ½ day of School
Wednesday, 6/10 – K-6 ½ day of School, Last Day of School

Northern Trails News and Week at a Glance

May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 pmPosted in: News, Week at a Glance

Welcome to the new Northern Trails News.  We hope you find accessing our website, calendar, Week at a Glance and posts throughout the week helpful as you and your student stay informed about all that is happening at school and in the district.

Week at a Glance
May 11-15, 2015

5th Grade lunch:  Starts at 11:45 AM
6th Grade lunch:  Starts at 12:30 PM

Monday, May 11
*Wear red, white or blue Memorial Monday
*Lunch with a Bunch – Patrick, Stewart, Burdick Belk, Tobar

*7-8:30 PM Board of Education Meeting at Goodwillie Environmental School

Tuesday, May 12
*Wear appropriate beach clothes for Tidal Wave Tuesday
*Live Announcements
*Lunch with the Bunch – Hall, Hill, Roderique, Grant, Konkle

*6:30-7:30 PM Chinese Immersion Parent Meeting at Meadowbrook (school-age child care provided)

Wednesday, May 13
*Wear wacky clothes, hats or hair for Wacky Wednesday
*Lunch with the Bunch – Johnson, Rapaport, Florek, Zhao, Fournier, Bailey, Sharma

Thursday, May 14
*Tech/Game Thursday
*7:45 AM Student Leadership
*Lunch with the Bunch – Gongora, Jenison, Clark, Bonino, Gray, Du, Riley, Hammerslag

*7-8 PM 5th Grade Parent Band/Orchestra Instrumental Music Meeting

Friday, May 15
*FHN Friday
*9:15 Student Leadership to Kids Food Basket
*11:30-1:00 – Lunch for all the wonderful NT volunteers.  Please join us.
*Last day for the Pack Shack

 

Superintendent's Welcome

August 22, 2011 @ 2:36 pmPosted in: Mandarin Immersion News, News, Spanish Immersion News

Welcome to Forest Hills Public Schools, one of our nation’s great public school systems!

Our schools and our community are focused on a common aim of doing what is best for children.  Throughout the history of our school district, our community and our staff have given their time, their talents, and their treasure to ensure that each child has what she or he needs to unlock their unique and limitless potential.  These gifts manifest themselves in our smaller schools, our small teacher to child ratio, and our belief in keeping kids “younger longer” and not artificially accelerating the natural process of becoming an adult.  We feel strongly that children need space and time to grow, nurtured by high expectations and loving support.

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