On Monday, May, 8th, three FHSA teachers were honored at the district Teacher of the Year Banquet. Patrick Wilson was named FHSA Elementary Teacher of the Year and Jeffrey Davidson and Chanda Freeman were named FHSA Middle School Teachers of the Year. Ms. Freeman was also selected as the DISTRICT Middle School Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to these VIP's!
Library Volunteers Needed!!!
Congratulations to Our WORLD CLASS DI Team!
Thank you to this team for representing FHSA at the Destination Imagination Global Competition from May 23-May 28!
This team is representing FHSA at Destination Imagination Globasl Top Row: Kaitlyn Biddle, Hayden Kirby, Bea Eanes, Izzy Hamilton, Thomas Puryear, and Cole Carper (Not Pictured: Griffin Daniel).
We Put the "M" in STEM!!!!
FHSA fared well in the LRSD Go Figure competition on 5/10/17. Our teams brought home the most Individual awards overall! Honorable Mention Sophia Finkbiener Bronze Charlotte Boehme Adhi Satish-Kumar Jacob Collier-Tennison Jessica Doss Surabhee Eswaren Lorelei Daniel Silver Fardeen Kawsar 2nd Place in the team competition went to Team Gold. the members were: Charlotte Boehme, Jacob Collier-Tennison, Surabhee Eswaren, Justin Anderson, Adhi Satish-Kumar 1st Place in the team competition went to Team Green, the members were: Emily Ye, Jessica Doss, Fardeen Kawsar, Sophia Finkbiener, Lorelei Daniel CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Allen and the entire Math Club Team!!!!
STEMonade Wars Celebration
Please check out the pictures below of our STEMonade Kickoff on April 28!
Students in FHSA's Gifted and Talented Seminar class learned how to create, market, sell, mass produce, and earn money from original products that they designed. Items were priced from $1.00 to $15.00. Students from the entire school were able to purchase these fantastic items made by 6th-8th grade GT Seminar participants. This concept was created based on recognizing that tomorrow’s jobs and economy are going to be created by leaders and entrepreneurs we foster today. This event was intended to inspire every child to have an entrepreneurial spirit, to lead with confidence, think critically, display creativity, be financially responsible, and understand the value of teamwork.
Congratulations are in Order!
-We are happy to announce that Xavier Parker, FHSA 7th grader, won 2nd place at the Ralph Vines Public Speaking Contest Sunday, April 9, at the Arkansas Art Center. He won over $100 in prize money! FHSA had three students in total who participated! We are so proud of these students who make our school look great and are the best recruiting strategy for attracting like-minded and talented students to our hallways! Soar Eagles!
This year, 6th Grader Sanskriti Garg was chosen as the 2nd Place LOGO winners for LRSD's Artistry in the Rock! Sanskriti was competing against high school students for this award! Awards and honorariums were presented during the Artistry Auction on Thursday evening, March 16th.
We are pleased to share that FHSA will be represented by three of our students at the annual Young Arkansas Artists exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. This is a juried show that includes student artwork from the entire state. Only 104 artworks were selected, so we are very excited about the inclusion of our students’ work.
We are also pleased to announce that FHSA had two winners at the 56th annual Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition. This year, a total of 104 artworks were selected for the exhibition. From those artworks, one Best of Class and two Honorable Mentions per grade level were chosen by the grand juror. Sophia Pace Kindergarten, Forest Heights STEM Academy Kaito Harp 1st Grade, Forest Heights STEM Academy Honorable Mention Cameron Scuderi 6th Grade, Forest Heights STEM Academy Best of Class
Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead the Way, recently visited our students at FHSA! We are proud to be a PLTW school!
FHSA Begins NJHS Chapter!
Congratulations to the charter members of the Forest Heights STEM Academy National Junior Honor Society. They were inducted during a special ceremony at FHSA on Thursday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m.
We love PI!
On Tuesday, 3/14, the Math Club, sponsored by Ms. Kelli Allen (Math Instructional Facilitator), hosted activities for PI Day during the 6th-8th Grade lunch period!
Bedtime Math App
March Myon Reading Contest
Cheer/Drill Tryout Information!!!
We are proud of our super-smart, creative students here at FHSA! Checkout this website by Earthquake Games!
7th Grade Carle Reeves- 1st Place Behavior and Social Sciences Madeline Crisp- 3rd Place Chemistry Allison Farrar- 2nd Place Environmental Science Jack Henry Forrest- 3rd Place Environmental Science Olivia Johnson- 1st Place Physics Savanna Jaros- 2nd Place Physics Sam Robinson- 3rd Place Physics Sam Collier-Tenison- 2nd Place Mathematical Science Youssef Tazoui- 2nd Place Energy and Transportation Conall Berryhill- 3rd Place Environmental Management Erica Phelps- 1st Place Plant Sciences Dexter White- 2nd Place Engineering Miri Leonard- 1st Place Computer Science Biyas Banerjee- 1st Place Medicine and Health Sciences
8th Graders Joe McCurdy- 3rd Place Behavior and Social Sciences Lorelai Daniel- 2nd Place Chemistry Ian Adams- 1st Place Chemistry Chike Ekeanyanwu- 1st Place Earth Science Alayna Harrington- 3rd Place Earth Science Jackson Gilbert- 3rd Place Engineering Surabhee Eswaran- 1st Place Environmental Management Carter Collins- 2nd Place Environmental Management Hartley Meyer- 1st Place Environmental Science
Congratulations to the Winners in our Real World STEM Challenge!!
K-2: Savannah Vernon Matilda Thessing
No 3-5 entries
Middle school: Surabhee Eswaran (top winner) Sydney Joheim Jack Brennan Cole Foster Diego Rios Emily Ye Jessica Doss Charlotte Boehme Payten Free Ian Adams
Mrs. Jennifer Thomas’ 2nd and 4th graders recently worked on design challenges using coding resources and other various materials. Students created arcade games for the Forest Heights STEM Academy Fall Festival. Fourth grade students designed animated games through the coding program SCRATCH. Each game came with a student created instruction book. Second grade students designed games using cardboard and other items. Other challenges consisted of building a new home for “The Three Pigs” and building bridges. Students planed, created, and then re-designd to improve.
Ricebird Robotics Competition
Forest Heights STEM Academy BEST Robotics Team won 1st Place in the Ricebird Robotics Invitational, an extension of the Little Rock BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics competition where they won 3rd place. The invitational was hosted at the Grand Prairie Center by the EAST program at Stuttgart High School in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Scoring at the invitational will was completed by local judges and kept by Little Rock BEST Hub administrators from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Check Out Our Newsworthy Students!
Surabhee Eswaran in the Democrat-Gazette!
Joe McCurdy in A Christmas Story at the Rep!
Our FHSA Team Advanced to Regionals in the Best Robotics Comptetition!!
Surabhee Eswaran, Anu Iyer, Mrs. Stacey Jones, Cameron Lyons Montez, Victoria Rike, and Emily Ye.
Forest Heights STEM Academy is advancing to regionals for their win in the 2016 BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. Competing against twenty-one other private and public schools, FHSA won 3rd place in the BEST Robot Performance Award. The competition was held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The objective of the competition was to build and utilize a robot to work on a farm, harvest corn, plant new corn seeds, collect the lettuce and the tomatoes and put them in the correct bins. The BEST robotics competition is held each fall and designed to help interest middle school and high school students in possible engineering careers. The competitions consists of: a robotics game, which is based upon an annual theme with four teams competing at once in a series of three-minute, round-robin matches. The second competition is the BEST Award, which is presented to the team that best embodies the concept of Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology. Elements for the BEST Award include a project summary notebook, oral presentation, table display, and spirit and sportsmanship.
Our Partner in Education, Northrop Grumman, once again sponsored an FHSA student and teacher to go to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama! Here is a picture of Jeffrey Kamanga in his flight suit (with his mother, Kelli Kamanga) upon his return! Mr. Daniel Fondren, FHSA 8th Grade Math teacher also attended. We will post more pictures as they become available!!! Thank you Northrop Grumman!!!
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Students Honored at the Governor's Cup Awards Luncheon!
Allie Farrar (we apologize for originally posting the wrong name!) and Courtney Satterfield, accompanied by Mrs. Combs and Dr. Robinson, were honored at the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup awards luncheon. These girls won First Place in the Y.E.S. (Youth Entrepreneur Showcase) business plan competition for students in 5th-8th Grades. "Y.E.S. encourages elementary and middle school students to think of a business idea and then collaborate in teams to take the idea through the basic requirements of a business plan--just as if they were going to present it to an investor or a lender in the real world." The girls were awarded First Place for their Stresslets and were then recognized at this college-level business competition. We are so proud of these young ladies for their excellence and for representing FHSA and the LRSD!!
Thank You V.I.P.'s Volunteers!!!
Congratulations to our 4th/5th Grade Basketball Team! They won Second Place in the league! Way to go!!
Mathletes Champions 2016!!
FHSA Students Celebrate Pi Day--3/14/16
7th-8th Grade students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on Pi Day activities!
Dhairya Patil: 1st place in Chemistry Surhabee Eswaran: 1st place in Environmental Sciences Kennedy Neal: 1st place in Energy and Transportation Lorelai Daniel: 1st place in Microbiology Warren Heird: 1st place in Engineering Jayadeep Saravanan: 2nd place in Animal Sciences Ben Heflin: 2nd place in Engineering Ethan Crisp: 2nd place in Biochemistry Kennedy Hicks: 2nd place in Microbiology Eli Hicks: 3rd place in Chemistry
All students in K-8 may wear shirts in any uniform color (forest green,
navy, white, yellow).
All students are required to have ONE logo polo and a dress uniform (K-2 boys—logo
shirt/pants; 3-8 boys--white shirt/tie; girls--plaid skirt/jumper, white shirt,
and cross tie). Dress uniforms may be worn ANY day!
NO hoodies will be allowed in the building.
Students may wear sweat shirts or jackets in any uniform color (forest green,
navy, white, yellow) with a collared shirt beneath.
NO heavy jackets or coats are to be worn in the classroom.
On Fridays (or the last day of a school week), students may wear khaki or navy
bottoms with an FHSA T-shirt (Spirit, PTSA, Band, Field Day, etc.).
Fostering Care in Our K-8 Community!
One of the truly unique things about Forest Heights STEM Academy is the opportunity for elementary students and middle level students to interact on the same campus as siblings and friends! Here at FHSA, we have an environment where we encourage our older students to help our younger students and set a good example for them! Teachers are also able to plan unique projects where older and younger students can work together!