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Forest Hills Students participate in LaughFest

Ada(WZZM)-A Central Woodlands classroom of 52 students are participating in the educational portion of LaughFest by writing a funny story with humor, puns, idioms, and jokes.

The stories are displayed on the hallway walls.  The slogan for the stories is,”If you can’t laugh at yourself you have missed the best joke of all.”

Seen left to right in the picture: 6th grade teacher Peggy Koenigsknecht, students: Mary Simmons, Jake Roessler, Payton Fester, Harrison Engler, Alaina Pratt.


Forest Hills Education Foundation Gala to be held Thursday, April 28

Forest Hills Education Foundation Gala to be held Thursday, April 28

From: http://www.fhps.us

The Gala 2011 is a high-impact community celebration of quality education and the role the Forest Hills Educational Foundation plays in helping engage students and expand their horizons. The Gala also creates an opportunity to honor the Forest Hills Public Schools teacher of the year and selected graduates who have made significant contributions to their local communities or the world.

In today's shrinking world, it is not enough to churn out students who can recite facts. Success is about molding and shaping students who can analyze, engage, create, and adapt. Thanks to the investments by the Educational Foundation, students are exposed to a myriad of new ideas, different ways of thinking, and life-changing  experiences to help them achieve their full potential.

FHC Theatre Department presents "Seussical the Musical"

FHC Theatre Department presents "Seussical the Musical"

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Forest Hills Central Theatre Department presents Seussical the Musical March 17 through 19 at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

A complete synopsis of the show can be found by clicking here.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in person at the Fine Arts Center, through Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Forest Hills Adult Community Band Hosts Third Annual Bands on the Grand Festival

Forest Hills Adult Community Band Hosts Third Annual Bands on the Grand Festival

CASCADE, Mich. (WZZM) - 

On Saturday, March 5, seven different community bands will perform at Eastern High School's Auditorium, 2200 Pettis NE, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverage concessions are available to purchase. Bands and their performance times are:


Rockford Community Concert Band     9:00 a.m.

Coopersville Community Concert Band     10:00 a.m.

Northern Hills Middle School 8th grade Math Counts Team wins Regionals

Northern Hills Middle School 8th grade Math Counts Team wins Regionals

CASCADE, Mich. (WZZM) - The eighth grade Math Counts Team from Northern Hills Middle School has won the regional tournament for the third year in a row.  

Congratulations to: Henry Bransdorfer, Sharuth Sundaram, Ray Engle and Victoria Spiegel. They will compete in the state tournament on March 12, at The General Motor's Vehicle Design Center located at the Technical Center in Warren. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the test will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Countdown Round will take place in the VEC Cafetorium at 1:00 p.m. with the Award Presentation to follow.

Mardi Gras "Masquerade Ball" Fundraiser on Mar. 5th


Support Forest Hills Central High School's senior class by attending the Mardi Gras "Masquerade Ball" at Watermark Country Club, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Mar. 5th. There will be live music by Flashback, specialty appetizers, cash bar, raffle, and auction, including bids on reserved graduation seats, a week at a Hawaiian resort, or one year rent-free at GVSU's Campus View Town Homes.

Cost is $50 per couple, or $500 per 10-seat table, which includes two bottles of house wine, ten raffle tickets and recognition throughout the evening. Evening attire should be "snappy casual", you will be provided with masks and beads. Call Julie at 822-3700 or Maureen at 633-3955 for reservations or inquiries.

Forest Hills Students Receive Art Honors

From: http://www.fhps.us

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for the West Michigan Region were held at St. Cecilia Music Society on January 30, 2011. High school students who were chosen to participate had their work on display at Kendall College of Art and Design from January 6 though January 30, 2011. The awards given at the regional level were:

  • American Vision Award: Best of Show award from the Gold Key nominees.
  • Gold Key: highest level of achievement.These winning entries go to the national competition in New York City. Certificates and lapel pins presented to winners.
  • Silver Key: presented for distinguished achievement. Certificates and lapel pins presented to winners.
  • Honorable Mention: presented for work worthy of recognition.