The Local Times

By the students, for the students

Final Summer Edition

May 27, 2016

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The Update-Summer Edition! By: Aidan

This is our Summer Edition, and to kick off summer, I have a pass for every fourth grader to go to any national park, for free! It includes the rest of the family, too! This pass is for fourth graders to explore our nation's natural wonders, so sign up at this link!

I am sad to say this is the last edition of the Local Times, for this year, but I have really enjoyed writing for this paper, and being one of the original founders. I think it helps with writing skills, and communicating. I hope you, too, have enjoyed my column this year.

-Aidan Rice, "The Update" column

From the Teacher

Forest Hills Picnic-Friday, June 3rd at 12:20. Please join us for lunch!

Field Day-June 8th from 1:15-2:45

Last Day of School-June 9th

Sign-up genius for Forest Hills Field Day

A Good Idea for 7 Weeks of Summer Reading

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Tech Tip of the Week By: Andy K.

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Student of the Week:


What is your favorite book and what is your favorite scene?

The Maze Runner and when they get attacked by monsters

What are you looking forward to the most over the summer?

Going to Rhode Island

What is your favorite pet?

My cat, A Bunny

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?


If you could have any superpower you wanted, what would you choose?

The power to have any power that I wanted

What is one of your strengths that you are really proud of?

Midfielder in soccer

Student of the Week-Anna


What is your favorite restaurant?

Olive Garden

What do you think is your best quality?

Hard working

What is something you have always wanted to do?

Climb Mount Everest

Who is your hero?

My dad

What makes a good book in your opinion?

It should be realistic fiction.

What will you miss most about Forest Hills?

The amazing teachers

Facts of the Week By: James

-Popsicles were invented on accident by a 11 year old girl in 1905

-Your eyes can get sunburned.

-In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made.

-In the summer heat, the iron in France's Eiffel Tower expands, making the tower grow more than 6 inches.

Weather By: Elliot and Joe


Space News BY: Karthick and Nikhil

Recently scientists have discovered 1284 new exo-planets that intersect into our solar system but orbit different stars.This summer NASA is going to try to see if what a few scientists believe are planets that are almost exactly like Earth. NASA is not able to study these planets currently because Jupiter and Saturn are in the Kepler telescopes view and also because there are occupied with other projects like developing the falcon 9 and falcon 9 heavy and trying to rescue a lost satellite that the Japanese space agency lost control of a few months ago.

Math Puzzle of the Week By: Brian

Why can’t basketball players go on summer vacation?

A: because they would get called for traveling

Optical Illusion of the Week

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Book Recommendation from Adam

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan is a great book to read during the summer it is about how Apollo has been banned from Olympus because his son, Octavion had war with the Greeks so Apollo got turned into a demigod and has to prove himself to become an immortal again.

Interview of Mrs. Hytjan By: Mary and Bella

This week we interviewed Mrs. Hytjan

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

A: I love to garden. I like to go for walks and take my grandsons to the park. I also like to read on my deck.

Q: What do you miss the most about our school over the summer?

A: The students and the staff. The school is empty and lonely in the summer.

Q: How long did it take you to become a school principal?

A: I had go go back to the University Of Wyoming. I got my Masters degree and specialists degree, and the schooling part took about five years.

Q: As the school principal what work has to be done over the summer?

A: I have to hire staff, get ready for the teachers to come, place students in classrooms, help the custodians clean up rooms, and I have to go to meetings.

Q: How do you feel about MOSAIC moving to Eden Lake

A: I'm sad. I'm sad that MOSAIC is leaving, because they have been a part of our Forest Hills family. I also know that we didn't have much choice. Plus it is better than having specials in our classrooms.

Q: What books do you want to read this summer?

A: I want to read "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" and "Wonder". I also have to read a lot of professional books.

Current Events By: Harshan

In Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and other seaside communities, there was a red crab invasion. There were probably 5000 crabs there. The crabs are 1 to 3 inches long. They think the crabs came because of the El Niño. They say that the crabs are not good to eat because they do not have a lot of meat in them. Also president Obama went to Vietnam to lift a ban which is no selling goods to Vietnam. So since this ban has been lifted, The USA and Vietnam are in peace. In Florida, Nile Crocodiles have been found. Zoo's near beaches have been trying to catch them. But there is a risk to it. The Nile crocodiles are the second largest reptile in the world. They are also VERY VICOUS. So they are very dangerous to humans.

Book of the Week Feature By: Sasha Allen


The book of the week is Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Wahoo Cray basically lives in a zoo. Because his dad is a professional animal wrangler, it means their backyard is filled with all sorts of animals. His family isn't making too much money because a dead iguana fell out of a tree and hit Mickey Cray, Wahoo’s father on the head. But when he gets a job from a popular TV show, Expedition Survival, to be lead wrangler on the show, he says yes. Wahoo has to keep his father from strangling the lead of the show, Derek Badger. Things just go downhill from there. Derek Badger and Alice the alligator get in a fight, and then he gets bitten on the tongue by a bat. And finally, Wahoo has a friend who has run away from her father who takes drugs. Wahoo’s summer just can't get any crazier. Or can it?


The book of the week is Withering by Sea by Judith Rossell. Stella Montgomery couldn't have a more boring life with her three Aunts. Her lessons are needlework, pianoforte, deportment, and French. She stays in the Hotel Majestic, where people, mostly old, come from all around the world just to drink the water from the spring there. Her life could never be more uneventful. Until one night in the conservatory. Stella witnesses a man hiding a parcel in a pot holding a plant,and being killed. He sees her and asks her to take the package. Now the evil Professor is after her, and Stella must get help from many people. But strangest of all, the Professor’s own apprentice is on her side.

Sports By: Shaun and James

The San Jose Sharks made it to the Stanley Cup in a long time and the Pittsburgh Penguins are battling for the Stanley Cup. Penguins are leading 1-0.

The Cavaliers destroyed the Raptors 78 to 116 on May 25 to take the lead of the eastern conference 3­2 meanwhile the Warriors won the western conference.

The Cavs and the Warriors will play in the NBA finals.

Also, there is a push for longer recess times in Eden Prairie Schools. So stay tuned...

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Artwork by Sebastian

Poem of the Week By: Anna D.

Missing Summer

the grass so green,
the sun so bright,
life seems a dream,
no worries in sight

tans and tank tops,
laughter and bliss,
each moment passes,
without even a miss

friends and cookouts,
memories and laughs,
good times to remember,
but how long will it last

the grass soon fades,
leaves begin to fall,
school replaces sleepovers,
oh I'll miss it all

Riddle of the Week By: Cameron

Q: I have keys but no locks.

I have a space but no room.

You can enter, but can't go outside.

What am I?

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