Welcome to Forest Hills Public Schools!
We invite you to explore our new site and learn more about the district and what makes Forest Hills Public Schools so unique.
The new site offers many exciting facts, figures, features and new functionality: A new Interactive Google Calendar for both the District and our school, thus enabling you to add either calendar to your other calendars; School Directories are now imbedded Google Docs making it easy for you to access information; Search functionality; new Google Maps enable you to get walking, biking and driving directions to school with real-time traffic updates; Local Weather Forecasts; District-wide and school specific news updates; many news updates made in real time by members of our teaching staff; compatibility with all browsers-iPads, iPhones, and most Smart Phone devices; and a Twitter News Alert System which will enable you to receive school closing and delay news to your favorite mobile device.
We hope you find this website to be a useful resource for information – whether you are a prospective family, parent, student, or a community stakeholder.
Latest NewsForest Hills District News
Superintendent Behm is pleased to announce that Terry Urquhart, Central High School Principal, has been named Superintendent for the Waverly Community Schools near Lansing, MI. Terry has served the students, staff, and families at Central since 2004 and has the distinction of being Central’s longest-serving Principal. During his tenure, Central High has continued to excel and has been a great place for students to learn and grow. Being a successful high school principal is not easy work. I will miss Terry’s wealth of knowledge and experience leading our largest school and I wish him every success in his new position. Terry will begin his service as the Waverly Superintendent on July 1, 2012.
We are moving forward with the process to select a principal for Central High School with the intention of having the new principal named by July. This will include a full posting, development of a desired candidate profile, and a complete interview process. Expect to see a position posting in the near future followed by meeting times for profile development involving Central High staff and families.
Please join me in thanking Terry Urquhart for his service to the students, staff, and families of Central High and Forest Hills.
CREDIT ADVANCEMENT COURSES:
All Credit Advancement Courses will move at an accelerated pace, cover all of the High School Content Expectations, and require a student to do extensive study outside of their time in the classroom. In order for students to earn a letter grade in these courses, students may not miss more than three days of the scheduled summer school classes. Students who miss more than three days will still have the opportunity to earn a grade of credit if they take a test out exam at the end of the course and score 77% or better. Read more
Forest Hills Public Schools Community Services is offering over 50 different Summer Academy classes for students ages Pre-K through Grade 12. Classes are in session from June 18 – August 9, at Northern Trails 5/6. Some of the classes offered are: Science Myth Busters, Chemistry Concoctions, Dance Camp, Horse Camp, Seung-ni Fitness, Mandarin Chinese, and many more! The complete list of classes can be viewed at: www.enjoylearning.com under Youth Enrichment or by calling Community Services at 493-8950.
Article by: Carl Apple FOX 17 News
On April 26 the Kent County Sheriff’s Department awarded the winners of the Distracted Driving Awareness Program.
The campaign challenges high school students at 22 schools to create public service announcements to encourage people against texting and driving. The students created merchandise designs, billboard designs, along with radio and TV ads.
The winning merchandise will be mass produced, while the winning audio and video will be broadcast on local radio and television stations. The top billboard will be on US-31 near Port Sheldon Road.
The presentation was at Northview High School in Grand Rapids. Sponsors include Kool Toyota, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and FOX 17.
The winning TV ad was created by Mark VanBruggen from Forest Hills Eastern High School and will air periodically on FOX 17. It features two little girls in a toy car race when one of them crashes because she is texting and driving. Check out the link below: