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Forest Hills Global Elementary
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2018-2019

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: Grades 4 and 5
Any 4th and 5th graders who love to read, want to make new friends, and have a strong desire to be a part of something BIG are invited to try out for the Battle of the Books Team! The competition is based on remembering details and key ideas, so don't rush through the books! Students that want to be eligible for the team are responsible for reading all of the books chosen. The team will be selected based on total points earned from reading the books, taking quizzes, verbal responses to questions, and forming questions/key detail lists from books. Information about joining the team will be given out after the school year begins, but you can start reading now. Contact FHGES Media Specialist, Gretchen Parker at gretchen.parker@nhcs.net

BROADCAST 
Our very own Morning TV news show.  FHGES students are invited by Ms. Gretchen Parker, media specialist, to promote the daily activities of the school.  Students learn the basics of school broadcasting and work to train other students with newly adopted skills. Contact FHGES Media Specialist, Gretchen Parker at gretchen.parker@nhcs.net

CANINES FOR LITERACY: Grades 3-5 
Independently reading children ages 5 and older practice reading to our certified listening therapy dog, Monty and her human companion, Ms. Roberta!  This helps improve reading skills in a comfortable and fun environment. 

GROWING UP GLOBAL GARDEN CLUB Grades K-5  
Garden Club provides education and resources to connect everyone to the environment, develop healthy eating habits, and promote the love of gardening! 
Contact Gretchen Wood, gretchen.wood@nhcs.net

GREEN TEAM: Grades 4-5 
5th Grade students take care of ALL recycling at Forest Hills. Parent help is welcome and appreciated! 
Contact Dr. Holly Minnear, AIG Specialist, holly.minnear@nhcs.net

HONOR GUARD: 
Display the flag of the United States of America and the state of North Carolina each morning to demonstrate our civic pride to the community.  Honor Guard members learn flag etiquette for folding, raising, and lowering and review when to display the flag at full and half-mast.  Honor Guard Teams chosen based on teacher recommendation and an application process. Contact Dawn Gulledge, School Guidance Counselor, dawn.gulledge@nhcs.net

FHGES CHORUS
Come sing with our school chorus! Chorus is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders before school from 7:30 -8:00 a.m. Students will perform two concerts every year. They also have the opportunity to be selected for All State Honors and All County Chorus ensembles. By Application in fall and spring. Contact Dr. Amanda Hoke, Music Specialist, amanda.hoke@nhcs.net

SAFETY PATROL: Grades 3,4, and 5
Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade leaders! Help patrol the halls at arrival and dismissal to keep all Mighty Mustangs safe! Safety Patrols will begin in September and last throughout the school year.  Safety Patrol teams are chosen based on Teacher recommendation and an application process. Contact Dawn Gulledge, School Guidance Counselor, dawn.gulledge@nhcs.net

SCIENCE FAIR: Grades K-5 (FHG Science Fair)  Grades 3-5 (NHCS Science Fair)
Students K-5 are encouraged to apply the scientific method by conducting an investigation of their own choice. Students will present their process and results on a tri-fold board during the year. Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to have projects  judged by a county representative. Winners will move on to the NHC Science Fair. 
Contact Dr. Holly Minnear, AIG Specialist, holly.minnear@nhcs.net

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Grades 4 and 5 
Open to students who are interested participating in a competitive event that involves a series of standards based challenges. Students will begin preparing for these events on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:30 starting in March. Participants will be chosen based on interest and teacher recommendation. Contact Dr. Holly Minnear, AIG Specialist, holly.minnear@nhcs.net.

WELLNESS (STRIDE and Girls On The Run):  Grades 3-5.  Parent Volunteers Needed.
Our school was honored to earn a bronze medal from the Healthier Generation and FHGE has also been named a “Fit Friendly Worksite” by the American Heart Association. This committee will help promote a healthy lifestyle through events such as “National Walk to School Day” and our very own “Forest Hills 5k.”  Other clubs that fall under our Wellness committee include boys and girls school running groups “Stride” and “Girls on the Run,” both sponsored by the YMCA. 
Contact Gabrielle Lodzinski, teacher advisor, gabrielle.lodzinski@nhcs.net