FOREST HILLS GLOBAL ELEMENTARY CLUBS & PROGRAMS


BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: Any 4th and 5th graders who loves to read, wants to make new friends, and has a strong desire to be a part of something BIG is invited to try out for the 2016-2017 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. Visit Dr. Page's website for more info and a list of this year’s books!
Contact: Kayla Page, Media Center Coordinator,
kayla.page@nhcs.net


GREEN TEAM:  5th Grade students take care of ALL recycling at Forest Hills. Parent help is welcome and appreciated!
Contact: Melinda Wiggins, 5th grade teacher, melinda.wiggins@nhcs.net



LITTLE RED WAGON:
LRW provides food on the weekends to FHGE students who depend upon school-based meals, helping to reduce food insecurity and hunger in our school community. Last year, this “Backpack Program” provided food for 36 students every weekend and on holiday breaks. This year, we hope provide for even more children in need! To learn more visit the Backpack Program page or the Little Red Wagon website.
Contacts: Chase Shelton, Program Coordinator,
info@redwagonprogram.com
 

MUSIC: Come sing with our school chorus or make beautiful music with our instrumental group. Both clubs are open to 4th and 5th graders.
Contact: Dr. Amanda Taylor  Music Specialist: 
Amanda.taylor@nhcs.net


ODYSSEY OF THE MIND:
This program teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems -- great and small -- for a lifetime. The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism. The creative problem-solving process rewards thinking "outside of the box." While conventional thinking has an important place in a well-rounded education, students need to learn how to think creatively and productively. (This program will return for the 2017-2018 school year)
Contacts: Dr. Holly Minnear, AIG Specialist,
holly.minnear@nhcs.net

SAFETY PATROL: Calling all 4th and 5th grade leaders! Help patrol the halls at arrival and dismissal to keep all Mighty Mustangs safe and responsible! Patrols will begin in September and last throughout the school year.
Contact: Cathy deLespinois, School Counselor,
catherine.delespinois@nhcs.net


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 (date TBD). Projects will be judged by a county representative and winners will move on to the NHC Science Fair.
Contact: Dr. Holly Minnear, AIG Specialist,
holly.minnear@nhcs.net


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:
Open to 4th and 5th grade 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: Melinda Wiggins, 5th grade teacher, melinda.wiggins@nhcs.net



WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students): Watch D.O.G.S. is an educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the program: to provide positive role models and to enhance school security.
Contact: Michele Shackelford, School Social Worker, michele.shackelford@nhcs.net


WELLNESS (STRIDE and Girls On The Run): 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. 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: Morgan McGlamery, PE teacher,
morgan.mcglamery2@nhcs.net