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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Forest Heights, we are committed to encouraging and supporting students as partners in their learning and as active participants in the school community.  We develop learners who realize that their effort is the greatest factor to achieving their goals.  We facilitate this by analyzing student work to determine next steps in learning and to ensure students are receiving the instruction that will lead to their success.  As we make students part of this process by sharing with them the goals of the learning, they become more engaged in the monitoring of their growth.  The students then become key in sharing their growth with their families.  Our purpose is to help them understand themselves as learners so they can use this knowledge to learn, achieve and growth to their full potential.  Through class work, school wide programs, student council and a variety of special events and activities, students have the opportunity to see themselves as active members of our community.  All members of the school community contribute to the safe, caring and welcoming environment of the school.  Problem solving and looking at situations from the other’s point of view are the heart of positive behaviour plan for the school.  A history of contributing to groups beyond the walls of our school is celebrated.

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  • Community

    Community

    Forest Heights is a Kindergarten to Grade Six school.  It serves as one of three elementary sites for Edmonton Public School’s German Bilingual Program.  Approximately one half of our students are in this alternative program.  Our parent community is cohesive and involved in the daily life of the school.  Our parents support both programs, provide resources and make a huge contribution by being active in the many school events and activities.

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  • German Bilingual Program

    German Bilingual Program

    Forest Heights is one of the three elementary schools in Edmonton that offers the German Bilingual Program.  Fifty percent of the instruction is conducted in German.  The last entry point for this program, with no German background, is grade one.  Students wishing to enter the program after grade one must have basic German and go through an interview process.

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Student Council,

    Handbells,

    Choir,

    Chess,

    Library Club

    and many more activities.

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    A co-ordinated school wide effort to have all Forest Heights students who measurable growth in reading fluency and comprehension.

    This will be accomplished primarily through the use of leveled reading materials and the implementation of guided reading and literacy centres.  Growth will be measured by a variety of diagnostic inventories as well as District and Alberta Learning Achievement Tests.

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Welcome

“We strive for HEIGHTS of excellence in all we do.”

“Wir streben nach den höchsten Leistungen in allem was wir tun.”

Principal's Message

“Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

Welcome to Forest Heights! I am excited to be the principal of this wonderful school, and I look forward to supporting all students on their individual learning journey.

At Forest Heights, our priority is student growth and success. Our school staff is committed to providing a positive, welcoming learning environment that will foster and support student learning. We focus on ensuring that all students feel safe and happy every day by creating an inclusive school community where diversity is valued and relationships are nurtured. Thanks to the generous support of many individuals, students are involved in a variety of special events throughout the year.

We believe that we cannot do this work alone and that student success is a shared responsibility of the school, parents, and our community.  We welcome, encourage and appreciate our parents to play an active role in their children’s education.

Our school team looks forward to working collaboratively with families to provide an excellent educational experience for your children.  You are always welcome to contact us to learn more. 

Yours in partnership,

Nicole Schmidt

Kindergarten Open House

Forest Heights Kindergarten Open House is on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  We offer two programs at Forest Heights; German Bilingual and our Regular English program (with French as a Second Language starting in Grade 4).  We would love to see you!

A brief overview of the school will start at 6:30 p.m. and then you are welcome to visit the classrooms and meet with the teachers.

Grades 1-6 Open House

Forest Heights Open House for grades 1-6 is on Thursday, April 5 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Come and check out our school.  We would love to see you.