Forest Heights

Week of March 24th


  • This week begins 6th grade orientations (It's getting close for our 5th grade)
  • Monday - YCMS
  • Tuesday - SWMS
  • Wednesday - GMS
  • 3/24-3/25 - Support sessions have been canceled due to low enrollment.
  • 3/24-3/28 - Star Reading and Math Testing (see Mrs. Reep's email for details) Please remind your students of the seriousness of this test administration prior to testing. Also, please remind students that we must remain quite in the building to assist with winning scores for testing classes.
  • 3/24-3/28 - Intensive (Red) mCLASS progress monitoring
  • 3/24-3/28 - Intensive (Pink & Blue) & Strategic (Yellow) AMC Progress Monitoring
  • Wednesday 3/26 - Brief Staff Meeting in Media Center - Bring your iPad or laptop
  • Friday 3/28 - 3rd nine weeks ends for students
  • Monday - 3/31 - Pre-K Registration starts
  • Monday - 3/31 - 3-5 ELA Test Prep Planning - teachers register through the workshop registration system (REQUIRED).
  • April 3 (K-2), April 9 (3-5) Alyson Newton assignment modifications. Bring your iPad 3 -3:45 pm

Tier Plan Updates

Please remember to bring your tier plan data to PLC.

This is result and tier III time.

WoRd Of ThE wEeK !


A creature that is hunted and killed for food

Click below to watch our video

FAN FAV - Go Cardinals!


Monday, March 25th 2013 at 8am to Friday, March 29th 2013 at 10am

This is an online event.

The Y is actively seeking donations!!! Please bring your $$$ to Ms. Rice if you'd like to give or make your donation online
Please select YMCA CENTRAL Branch specific Campaign. This is the branch that supports Forest Heights and select my name, Lucretia Rice as specific Campaigner.

Click below to make online donations or pick up a paper form from my office

Herbal Life Shakes Demo

Remember our SRO, Protein Shake Drinking Friend...

He and a supplier will be in the teacher workroom on Tuesday with sample shakes and information on how to get them. Please stop by for a sample.

No Purchase Necessary

Ms. Hill and Ms. Ijames Request your Presence

Kelly Hill and Nerissa Ijames will give a SIOP presentation (20 minutes or less) Monday at 2:50pm in Ms. Hill's room . Everyone is welcome.
Counselor's Corner

Please click for this weeks schedule and info from MR HARDIN

Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C."
Tech Talk

The more you Read the more you Know!

Ron L. Ensley mini-grants

Apply now for Ron L. Ensley mini-grants program

Teachers are encouraged to submit an application for the Ron L. Ensley mini-grants program sponsored by the Gaston County Education Foundation. Click below for the application. The deadline is Wednesday, April 16. If you have questions, contact Jennie Stultz, Education Foundation director, (704) 616-8613.

Reeds Diamond MOM Heart Pendant Contest

My name is Jeff Allen, Store Manager at REEDS Jewelers in Eastridge Mall. REEDS Jewelers will once again partner with local educators like you to promote writing skills as we host our 11th annual Mother’s Day Essay Contest in May 2014. The essay topic is simple and timely…“Why I Love My Mom.”

The contest is open to 4th and 5th grade students. One student will be selected from each school as a Grand Prize winner, based on grammar and penmanship to receive a Pink Sapphire and Diamond MOM Heart Pendant for his/her mother!

Board of Education Meetings

The Gaston County Board of Education hold regular meetiongs. In addition to

airing live on Channel 21, the meeting will be available through the Ustream live video streaming website. To access the website, go to and search for “gastoncountyschools.”

Thanks to all of our Basketball Team and Cheer Squad

Basketball Team

#8 -Ballin' Burris (Bus Driver/Custodian)

#4 -Mighty Maurer (Third grade teacher)

#3 -Flash McDowell (Tutor) - MVP

#24 -Wax-Em Watts (Pre-K teacher) - Coach

#12 -Bring It On Beckham (Second grade teacher)

#1 -Free Throw Phillips (5th grade Student Teacher)

#16 -Knockem Down Knox (Pre-K Teacher Assistant)

#35 -Winning Williams (5th grade Interim Teacher)

#40 -Game-on Griffin (Tutor)

#17 -Wild 'N Out Wallace (Assistant Principal) - Admin Contact and morale builder

#44 - Showstopper Smarr (Bus Driver/Custodian)

#6 - Amazing Armstrong (Teacher Assistant) - Staff Contact and game developer

#5 -Bombsell Black (3rd grade teacher)

#20 - Sizzlin Setzer (Instructional Facilitator)

#9 -Super Star Stroupe (Music Teacher)

#42 - Jammin Gingles (Teacher Assistant)

#43 -Ruthless Rice (Principal)

Cheer Squad

Jenny Carper - Coach

Paige Huffstetler

Katie Motes

Nerrisa Ijames

Teena Floyd

Tamela Jones

Leah Stewart

Danielle Tate

Melissa Begyn

Jennifer Wright

Jr. Squad

Arianna Martell

Tessa Robinson


KC Yee


Tim Hardin