May 23, 2017

Relay for Life raises more than money in a fight against cancer

Relay for Life raises money, awareness and the spirits of those who are, or have been, in a fight against cancer! Relay For Life of Anderson Township Friday, May 19, 2017 06:00PM Anderson High School 7560 Forest Rd, Cincinnati Relay For Life is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Learn more about the Relay For Life of Anderson Township, and how you can get involved in Relay in…

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Forest Hills Responds to Water Testing Results

Dear Parents/Guardians, Forest Hills is committed to protecting the health of our students, employees, parents and guests. To do that, the district voluntarily tests each school’s drinking water for lead.  Greater Cincinnati Water Works conducts testing in Forest Hills and recommends taking action if lead is found at any water outlet at levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires action if samples are greater than 20 ppb, Forest Hills follows GCWW standards and recommendations. Water testing results for Ayer Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Summit Elementary and Wilson Elementary are summarized below.  Last week, water…

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Forest Hills announces new Turpin football coach

Following approval from the Forest Hills Board of Education during their Feb. 27 meeting, the district welcomed Kent McCullough as the new Turpin High School varsity football coach.  In addition, McCullough will serve as a THS intervention specialist. His start date as a coach is August 1. He will begin work as an intervention specialist on August 28. Named the 2011 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Coach of the Year and serving as president of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association since 2015, McCullough brings 16 years of experience as a football coach to Forest Hills.  Most recently serving as a…

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Forest Hills accepts nominations for teacher awards

Forest Hills teachers, students, parents and community members are encouraged to nominate a Forest Hills educator for the Hamilton County Education Foundation Celebrate Excellence award and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year award. Both awards recognize and honor excellent educators within Forest Hills School District.   The Celebrate Excellence award honors educators who hold a certified license including teachers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, speech therapists and administrators. The Teacher of the Year award specifically honors classroom teachers. Nomination forms, which will be accepted through March 1, are available here. Nominations must be 500 words or less and include…

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Forest Hills begins final school construction process

During its January meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education approved Anderson High School’s construction project contract with Performance Construction, marking the beginning of the final school project that is part of the 2014 bond issue. In addition to air conditioning (which currently does not exist at AHS), new science labs and upgraded security, the Anderson project will include improved learning spaces, energy-efficiencies, handicap-accessibility and needed classroom furniture. Anderson will also receive upgraded technology, electric, plumbing, locker rooms, restrooms and traffic patterns.  A multi-purpose space will be built on the east side of the school. “We are excited to begin the district’s final…

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AHS presents “Sweeney Todd” Nov. 18-20

Anderson students present Tony award-winning “Sweeney Todd” Nov. 18-20 On Nov. 18-20, Anderson theatre students will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” a Tony award-winning musical that tells the story of Sweeney Todd, a barber who returns to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the judge who banished him. “With the school edition of the play, the content has been revised by the publisher to be appropriate for high school performers and audience members ages 10 and older,” said Chad Weddle, FHSD drama teacher.  “The show retains its chilling beauty and I am…

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Turpin Theatre Presents You Can’t Take it with You

Welcome to the world of the madcap Sycamores, a batty, if happy, New York family whose daughter Alice, the only normal one of the bunch, has fallen in love with Tony, son of the unhappy Kirby clan. When the Kirbys arrive on the wrong date for a dinner meeting with the Sycamores, exposing all the Sycamores’ eccentricities, Alice believes her romance is doomed, setting up one of the most performed and beloved comedies of our time. Turpin Theatre presents “You Can’t Take it with You,” the 1936 comedy classic, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 10-12. Tickets are…

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Turpin Band Boosters support sweet music, sweet tooth

The Turpin High School Band Boosters will host a Cookie and More Sale from Oct. 11-25 to support the Turpin band program by providing instruments, marching band props and financial assistance. Cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, soups and dips are available for purchase with delivery in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. Visit http://www.turpinband.org/fundraiser.html for products, prices and order forms. Payment must be received by Oct. 25. Orders will be available for pick-up from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Turpin, 2650 Bartels Road.  

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17 Forest Hills students named top in nation

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named four Forest Hills seniors as semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor less than one percent of the country’s high school students achieve.  An additional 13 FHSD students joined the ranks of the top five percent of high school seniors in the nation when they were named commended students. Students entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program as juniors, along with 1.5 million students throughout the country, by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They were then evaluated on their individual answers to questions on the PSAT/NMSQT to determine…

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Local partnership supports FHSD student athletes

Forest Hills School District recently partnered with Ignition APG to provide performance coaches at both Anderson High School and Turpin High School. Ignition APG has partnered with professional and collegiate athletic programs in the past, but this is the first time they have partnered with high schools. “Ignition will provide a comprehensive strength and wellness program for our student athletes that will allow each student to excel in their sport,” explained Eric Fry, Turpin athletic director. “Athlete workouts that focus on the proper form, nutrition and recovery will be customized to the individual athlete. I’m excited to see our student…

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