Forest Heights Academy of Excellence has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Forest Heights was among 38 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, LA, MN, NC, NV, SC, TN, and TX) to successfully complete a rigorous nine-month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.
The national certification process is based on the MSA Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools: diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high-quality instructional systems, and family and community partnerships. Together, these qualities define the common elements of the strongest magnet programs.
Forest Heights will be recognized during a ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 25-29, 2018. #CertifiedMagnetSchool
Yearbook sales began last week, and we are off to a great start. If you are interested in pre-ordering a personalized yearbook ($30) with your student's portrait and name printed on the cover, the ordering deadline is Monday, April 2nd. Standard yearbooks ($25) will remain on sale until we run out of copies. Yearbooks can be purchased online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook ID Code 7937418. You may also pay at school using a cashier's check or money order.
Read Across America Day is Friday, March 2. Help to promote reading at home by taking the pledge to read EVERYDAY!
I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.
I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.
I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.
Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.
So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.
— Debra Beckman, Missouri NEA
Thank you to all of the lovely ladies who attended the FHAE Muffins with Mom celebration.
Coach Giddens has been busy preparing our kindergarten through third grade students for a spring field trip to the bowling alley. The younger grades are using the assistance of the guide rails while older students are bowling independently while modeling proper form. Great job!
Here's a sneak peek for our third grade mini-musical "Jazz: A Musical Review." Join us at 1:30 to see the live show!!!
February marks the annual National Magnet School Month celebration, a month-long celebration to promote magnet schools nationally. Magnet schools and programs promote public school choice, equity, diversity, and innovation in the classroom. Forest Heights is proud of our amazing magnet program and our amazing students!
Magnet enrollment for FHAE is being reopened for incoming second graders for the 2018/19 school year. Secure a spot now before they are all filled! Apply online at https://www.ebrmagnet.org/apply.
Our 3rd and 4th grade students did an AWESOME job participating in the FHAE science fair. We had some amazing projects! Thank you for all of your support in helping our kiddos!
Join us Sunday, January 14 at Skate Galaxy as the FHAE PTO presents Skate Night! I can't wait to see you there!!!