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MET officials to help with state prepaid tuition enrollment

MET officials to help with state prepaid tuition enrollment

CASCADE, Mich. (WZZM) - The Michigan Education Trust (also known as MET) is set to host a series of community enrollment events to educate parents, grand parents and others about the state of Michigan's prepaid tuition program.

Organizers say that the public will be able to engage in open dialogue with experts from MET to better understand the enrollment process.

MET officials will be in Cascade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, in the Wisner Center which is located at the Cascade Branch of Kent District Library, 28790 Jacksmith Ave. SE.

Applications available for the Forest Hills Immersion Kindergartens

Applications available for the Forest Hills Immersion Kindergartens

Applications will be available at Ada Vista Elementary and Meadow Brook Elementary beginning Monday, January 3, 2011, for Forest Hills resident families who are new to the immersion program and have children who will enter kindergarten in fall 2011.  Ada Vista hosts the Spanish Immersion Kindergarten and Meadow Brook hosts the Chinese Immersion Kindergarten.

Completed applications must be returned to the appropriate school by Friday, January 14, 2011.  Parents must show proof of residency and an original birth certificate with the raised seal.  Documents that may be used to prove your residency include buy/sell house agreement, rental agreement, or utility bill. 

Both programs are very popular, so a lottery drawing for the kindergarten spaces will be held by January 24, 2011.  Students not selected will be put on a waiting list in the order they are drawn from the lottery.

Go to the Forest Hills Public Schools web site for more inform

The spirit of giving is alive at Forest Hills Schools

The spirit of giving is alive at Forest Hills Schools

Forest Hills students of all ages are donating their time and money for needy causes. 

Ada Elementary first and fourth graders are collecting food items for Kids Food Basket’s “extended snack bags”.  Other Ada Elementary students are collecting gifts, food, personal care items and clothing for Operation Santa Claus.

Collins Elementary students, staff and parents are collecting warm clothing, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, snow pants, and gift cards to help their friends at Buchanan Elementary.

Pine Ridge and Meadow Brook Elementary students are collecting gifts, food and clothing for Operation Santa Claus.

Central Middle School students have embraced the philosophy of “Caring Makes Sense” for  this school year and are now working with Operation Santa Claus to help families in need.  The Student Council is collecting boxed or canned food, personal care items, paper products, toys, hats, and mittens.

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A Little Brotherly Love and Competition

A Little Brotherly Love and Competition

From: Rose Kogge, Forest Hills Public Schools

Forest Hills Public Schools students and brothers, Tyler (5th grade at Central Woodlands) and Jordan (7th grade at Central Middle School) George competed in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Competition (2nd round - first round was held at Central Woodlands) on Saturday, December 4th at Rogers High School.

Jordan competed in the 12/13 year old division and Tyler in the 10/11 year old division. Jordan hit 24 out of 25 free throws and Tyler hit 23 out of 25 free throws, both taking 1st in their age divisions.

They are both moving on to the North West Districts on January 29th in Muskegon, MI. The next stop after that would be the State Finals (which Tyler won last year for 10/11 year olds and he moved on to the Mid-West Regionals in Indiana.

Fall storms bring several school closings

Ada, MI - Violent winds and rain are expected to reach the West Michigan area shortly but many schools, including Ada Christian, have already closed in anticipation of the foul weather.

Conditions similar to storms that struck the area in the fall of 1998 are expected to last through Wednesday evening with the heaviest winds occurring Wednesday afternoon.

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Forest Hills High Schools Present Dramas and a Musical

From: http://www.fhps.us

FHE Presents Arthur's Stone, Merlin's Fire: The Making of a King

This exciting drama is about young Arthur, who is surrounded by political strife, wars against foreign invaders and civil unrest. After pulling a mystical sword from a stone and being declared emperor of Britain, the young king struggles to decide his fate as forces of good and evil attempt to influence him.

Performances are November 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 6. All performances are in the FHE Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students at the door.

FHC Presents To Kill a Mockingbird

The FHC Theatre Department will present the drama, To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s.

FHPS - Bond dollars provide technology upgrades

From: http://www.fhps.us

Technology updates at an amazing pace, and at Forest Hills Public Schools we do all we can to keep up with trends while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Bond dollars designated in 2007 made it possible to do some much-needed technology upgrades during the summer and into the early fall.

The goal for 2010 was to update routing hardware, all of which was beyond (and sometimes well beyond!) its ten-year life expectancy. Our Technology Department has managed to achieve these upgrades while keeping the network fully operational with the exception of a few weekend dates.

Those on the network immediately experienced faster connect times and greater bandwidth. By October, installation of enhanced wireless capabilities will be complete in all school buildings.