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True Grit

If anyone is deserving of their name, it's Ginny Grit.The Forest Hills district social worker who focuses on students with special needs and splits...

Showing Respect for Community’s Veterans

School districts across Kent ISD marked Veterans Day in ways big and small on Wednesday. Here’s a sample of how a few schools honored...

Double-Duty Huskies

At halftime during a recent Forest Hills Northern High School varsity football home game against Greenville, cheerleaders finished "Let's Go!" and joined friends and...

Elementary Counselors: ‘The Normal Has Changed’

Elementary school counselors at Kelloggsville Public Schools and Forest Hills Public Schools are helping students navigate their way through a world of evolving technology,...

Here They Come! Students Pour Downtown to Soak in ArtPrize

ArtPrize Seven is under way, and that means thousands of students will be streaming into downtown Grand Rapids.With the annual art competition kicking off...

Teachers Team Up to ‘Design Think’ Their Way to Cross-Curriculum Project

Lynn Cvengros is always looking for writing and research opportunities for her students. When the Forest Hills Eastern High School Advanced Placement Language teacher...

Hey Teacher, How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

As choir teachers passionate about music, Jed and Mandy Scott found themselves in Nirvana this summer by studying under renowned choral composer Alice Parker. The...

See Your Challenges As Assets, Urges Forest Hills Grad

Elizabeth Wisniewski says she feels like she’s had three lifetimes squeezed into her 31 years: her happy Michigan childhood, the dark time between her...

Students Build Arm, Little Girl Scoots

Being born without a forearm has never slowed down Maeli Gottschalk. That is, until she got to the age when most kids yearn to...

Forest Hills Takes Top Honors at Odyssey of the Mind World Event

Danny Burns just can't resist adding the 'Dun, dun, dun!' sound effect when he talks about the costume he donned for the Odyssey of...

Controlled Burn Culminates Two Years of Invasive Plant Study

Sixth-grader Hannah Fife said she and her classmates feel more like part of their community after spending part of their day researching plant life...

Staff Joins Students in Bocce Tournament, Prep for Special Olympics

Edible medals and a rolling good time was had by Forest Hills students when the Kent ISD maintenance staff showed up for a bocce...

Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program Students Test What They’ve Learned in China

Sixth-grader Andy Kuo concedes it took him a few days to realize the language skills he’s learned during the past seven years in Forest...

Parents Lead Effort to Promote Mental Health Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy

To attack negative stereotypes surrounding mental illness, a group of parents in the Forest Hills Public Schools district has put to work the theory...

Bocce Games, School-wide Campaign Create Connections

As second graders at Forest Hills' Meadow Brook Elementary School, Zada Karas and Korey Festian know what Project Unify is all about."We get to...

Education Researcher Says We’re Teaching Too Much to be Good at Anything

There aren't enough hours in the day for educators to teach everything we're asking of them, let alone constructively criticize peers to improve how we...

Connecting those in need with those who want to help

A pair of brothers with tech savvy and big hearts have created a website to help during the COVID-19 crisis...

I regret taking normal for granted

A Forest Hills Central High journalism student shares her thoughts. We invite students and staff in our coverage area to submit theirs to SNN@Kentisd.org...
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