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  • Many Sides to the story

    History tells many stories. Some are judged by their cover. Others are told by the pages within. When the final buzzer sounded on March 10, 2018 the Forest Hills High School Men’s Basketball Team had won their first 2A Championship in school history. And while that may be the title sprawled across history and the gym walls, this story is much deeper than its cover.

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  • Forest Hills' Theatre Program Honored at NCTC High School Play Festival

    The Theatre Department at Forest Hills has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2017 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Rocky River High School on October 27. The theatre program, led by Mrs. Shelby Pressley, made the school and community proud with their presentation of "Divided We Fall" at the Festival, and is thrilled to bring home the following awards: Excellence in Ensemble Acting, Excellence in Acting: Jordan Lowery, Overall Excellence Rating.

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  • Hispanic College Night helps students plan their futures

    On the evening of Thursday, October 25th over 45 Spanish-speaking students and their parents gathered at the Forest Hills High’s Media Center to learn more about higher learning and all it entails.

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  • Club members sharing G.I.R.L. power

    The I’m a G.I.R.L. (Gifted, Intelligent, Respectful, Ladies) Club was created at Forest Hills High School to build self-esteem, unity, and awareness of women’s issues that are prevalent among the female population. High school members participate in workshops that center around the following topics: careers, finance, time management, education and equality, and community service. During the course of the year, members will travel to college campuses, fundraise, serve the community in various capacities,and commit to serve as role models for fellow classmates.

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  • FHHS club members help make Fall Festival a success

    On Friday October 20, Union Elementary put on their annual Fall Festival for students and parents to have fun and raise money for the school. This is the largest fundraiser held by Union Elementary. It included games, a 50/50 raffle, a haunted hall, a silent auction, and many other exciting festivities!

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  • Becoming Masters of Technology

    King’s College visited Forest Hills Career Technology Education courses to present a college workshop called “Becoming a Master of Today’s Technology.”

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  • Meet Your Teachers

    The teachers are ready, and on Friday, August 25th, students at Forest Hills (and their parents) have the opportunity to meet their teachers, to find all their classrooms, and to feel more comfortable and prepared for the first day of the new school year.

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  • Focus on Freshmen

    Beginning high school is a big moment in a student’s life. On Sun., Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 pm, freshmen at Forest Hills High and their parents are invited to Freshman Orientation for information and activities to help make their transition to high school a smooth one.

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  • Early Childhood Education II students receive CPR certification

    You never know when you might be in a situation where you’ll need to help save someone’s life! The Early Childhood Education II class at Forest Hills High School knows that all too well, especially in working on a weekly basis with very young children. This April all eight students in Joanne Hesley’s ECE II class became American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Certified.

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  • From small town roots to Teacher of the Year

    Some say that teaching is a thankless job. Others, like Forest Hills High School principal Dr. Kevin Plue, say that teaching is “the hardest career to be great at.” So when school districts hold their Teacher of the Year award program, it is by no means a trivial process.

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  • Marshville Museum exhibit features FHHS artists

    The current art exhibit at the Marshville Museum features the works of students from Forest Hills High School. The works were created in two styles that honor African American history and culture as the country celebrates Black History Month.

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  • Quick action by FHHS senior saves the life of middle school student

    When Forest Hills High School senior Xavier Huntley decided to forgo baseball practice because he wasn’t feeling well, he couldn’t have known that his decision would be one of the most important choices of his young life.

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  • FHHS senior receives John H. Crowder Service Award

    Forest Hills senior Elijah Gaddy is known around school not only as a great student but as a great person. At the November UCPS Board of Education meeting, Elijah received the John H. Crowder Service Award. This award, named for late school board member and community leader, Mr. John Crowder, recognizes students who actively serve their schools and communities just as Mr. Crowder did. Elijah takes very seriously his commitment to serve and help others.

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  • FHHS senior is a school winner in Wendy's High School Heisman

    There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Balaam Sherrod from Forest Hills High School and his dedication to never cutting corners by naming him a School Winner.

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  • History Students Experience Cultures

    History came to life for some 9th grade World History students from Forest Hills High on a recent field trip. In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month and with the cultures they were discussing in class, they traveled to the Mint Museum, Randolph, in Charlotte to see the Mesoamerican exhibit there.

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  • Baucom receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    Congratulations to Lauren Baucom of Forest Hills High School - NC upon being selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.

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  • Meet your teachers!

    Friday, August 26, all students and parents are invited to meet your teachers. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., students can walk through their schedules and meet the teachers they'll be with this semester.

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  • Forest Hills' faculty kicks off the year "the Jacket way."

    Forest Hills High School is a very special place with a very special way of doing things. Even before the school year began, Dr. Kevin Plue, principal, began emailing the staff about putting into words exactly what "the Jacket way" means to them.

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  • LOVE, not fight: “Romeo and Juliet” without borders

    “To be or not to be?” Could a cross-Atlantic Skype Bridge between the US and Russia really exist? The answer is YES. On April 27, 2016, the Forest Hills High School students in Mrs. Christina Rose’s English I class, along with one of Mrs. Iryna Covarrubias’ ESL classes, connected with their peers in Russia from Tver’ Lyceum, which is equivalent to the US high school.

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  • FCCLA shines bright at state convention

    In April the Forest Hills FCCLA chapter traveled to Greensboro, NC to attend the FCCLA state conference. Our chapter had 10 students to compete over the three day period. Seniors Shaniyha Rushing, Rebekah Bowman, Helen Richardson, Oumy Faye and Brittney Stephney lead the group during the experience. They had a great time but were all sad to see their last state convention…at least for a while

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  • FH inducts 14 into National Technical Honor Society

    The Forest Hills Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society inducted fourteen new members on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. This was the largest induction ceremony since the Forest Hills chapter was started in 2011.

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  • U.S. Master Potter teaches student artists

    Students in Alicia Swackhamer’s Advanced Art class at Forest Hills High School had a once in a lifetime experience working with American Master Potter Peter Rubino. Peter Rubino was born in New York and got his formal training at the National Academy of Design. Rubino has been privately sculpting as well as teaching classes for over three decades. He has taught workshops all over the United States and even in Italy.

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  • FH students present at Diversity Day

    On St. Patrick’s Day, four students from Forest Hills High School traveled to Cuthbertson Middle School to present at the 2016 Diversity Day for middle school students. They shared the importance of becoming a Global Scholar. Forest Hills offers Global Awareness Honors and Global Citizen Honors. Felipe Lopez, Dylan Segee, Balaam Sherrod, & Elizabeth Jimenez-Rivera were the students selected to speak on Forest Hills' behalf.

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  • FH Student Council shines at convention

    Some of our Forest Hills Student Council members went to the Student Council State Convention from March 11th to the 13th held at Terry Sanford High School. We were able to interact with members of other councils from all over the state and do numerous activities to get to know one another.

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  • Helping Hands reach out to Rock Rest students

    The Helping Hands Club from Forest Hills recently took a field trip to Rock Rest Elementary School. The trip was focused on mentoring the students and helping not only the students, but the teachers as well.The Helping Hands motto is “You have two hands. One to help yourself and the second to help others.” “With this trip, I believe that we really got to live out this motto, said junior Lauren Duke, the club's vice-president.

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  • Forest Hills senior receives President's Volunteer Service Award

    Seth Whitley, 18, of Marshville, a student at Forest Hills High School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Forest Hills High School nominated Seth for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

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  • Community Shelter wins this "Souper Bowl"

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Forest Hills participated in a Souper Bowl of their own on Fri., Feb. 5. As part of the Souper Bowl of Caring, the students raised almost $400 for the Union County Community Shelter.

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  • Smith named new FH Head Football Coach

    Forest Hills High School has named Cory Smith as its new Head Football Coach. Smith replaces long time Head Coach John Lowery who resigned his coaching position last month. Smith is a lifetime Union County resident and graduate of Sun Valley High School. He was an integral part under Coach Scott Stein in turning the Sun Valley football program into a perennial power in the Southern Piedmont Conference. As quarterback at Sun Valley, Smith was a 2-Time All-South Piedmont Conference player and 2-time All Union County player as a junior and senior in football.

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  • John Lowery retires from coaching at Forest Hills

    A coaching legend and icon at Forest Hills High School since 1978 has retired from his coaching duties. John Lowery began his career at Forest Hills High School in Marshville, NC in 1978 as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. Lowery coached baseball from 1978 to 1998 winning 250 games and the 1997 NCHSAA 3A State Baseball Championship. He was an assistant football coach from 1978-1985. In 1984 Forest Hills won the NCHSAA 2A State Football Championship with Lowery as an assistant coach. Lowery took over the head football coach position in 1986. His teams won 16 Conference Championships. Lowery has amassed 266 career wins as a head football coach at Forest Hills, and his teams made the state playoffs every year but one during his tenure.

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  • New Global Citizen Class Raises Funds for Star-Thrower

    The New Global Citizen is a class that focuses on current events happening around the world. It serves to enhance students’ skills for interacting in the global arena as well as deepens their awareness of global issues and their impact. This class in particular pushes students to serve the community by focusing on a specific global-themed service project that contributes to the local, national, or world community. The organization Mr.Rudolph’s New Global Citizen class chose to raise money and awareness for is Star-Thrower, a charity based in Nicaragua. Due to the San Cristobal volcanic eruption in 2012, the hospital in Managua was destroyed, leaving thousands without access to local medical care. Star-Thrower has built a hospital and is working towards building an emergency room for their 2016 project. They also support local schools in Chinendega and recently finished building their first high school.

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  • Forest Hills honored at the 2015 NCTC High School Play Festival!

    The Theatre Department at Forest Hills High School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2015 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Porter Ridge High School on Nov. 6. The theatre program, led by Ms. Shelby Lingerfelt, made the school and community proud with their presentation of Sillyheart at the Festival, and is thrilled to bring home the following awards: Overall Excellent and Excellence in Design.

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  • Wingate SAAC helps make dreams come true through Make-A-Wish Reveal

    Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted Make-A-Wish Day in conjunction with the Bulldogs' home football game Saturday, Oct. 31. The Wingate SAAC granted a Wish to Forest Hills High School senior Reagan Thomas as part of an elaborate halftime celebration. The Wingate University SAAC received the opportunity to host a Wish Reveal by reaching a fund-raising threshold established by the NCAA. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the official philanthropy of NCAA Division II.

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  • Forest Hills teacher chosen as state finalist for 2015 Presidential Teaching Award

    Lauren Baucom, a mathematics teacher at Forest Hills High School in Union County, has been selected as a 2015 North Carolina State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Baucom, a teacher at Forest Hills High for the last three years, is now one of three North Carolina secondary school mathematics teachers eligible to receive a PAEMST award, the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The awards program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of The White House.

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  • Jackets Abroad: The Jackets Go to Europe

    Bonjour Jackets! That’s French for hello. The 11 of us spoke quite a bit of French this summer in our hop across the pond. We departed Forest Hills and the Charlotte airport June 19th, and after literally running to the gate in Detroit, we boarded the plane to London. Thus began our odyssey. After our overnight flight, we arrived on British soil at 11 a.m. London time. Britain was, true to its reputation, overcast and drizzly that day. We departed Heathrow on a coach(bus), and went to our hotel in Croydon. Almost every bus we rode on was a red double decker, and they all had wonderful views. We drove to Croydon Station and took a train to London, Victoria Station. Victoria Station was a beautiful place, but we did not linger. We ran off to the Tube to get to our supper. The Tube is quite interesting. It’s a fast and efficient way to get around the city, but very crowded. At most of the stations, there were street performers, many of whom played beautiful music.

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  • Teacher Cadets teach self-concept through multicultural Cinderella stories

    The Teacher Cadets at Forest Hills have been learning about self-concept and how teachers have such a strong influence on it. We read different children's books about self-concept and discussed how they can affect children’s ideas about their self-esteem. These books were from all different cultures and and showed different values. We then divided into groups and went and shared what we learned through these books with two English III classrooms. This helped us practice our teaching skills as we prepare to enter other classrooms for our upcoming clinicals.

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  • Whitley receives the John H. Crowder Community Service Award

    Forest Hills senior Seth Whitley is the September, 2015 recipient of the John H. Crowder Community Service Award. The award recognizes students’ contributions to their schools and communities. While Whitley’s leadership and service within the Forest Hills community are outstanding, his contributions reach far beyond local borders.

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  • FHHS Remembers 9/11

    The students at Forest Hills High School are too young to really remember the events of September 11, 2001, but as a school, they observed the 14th anniversary of the tragic event by paying tribute to those who lost their lives that day and by exhibiting their patriotism and love for their country.

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