Foresthill experienced no shortage of things to do over this past week. Foresthill Divide School celebrated “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, September 31st. Principal Rebecca Kattenhorn shared that “Back to School Night was a great success. I am so happy we can be together on campus for the evening. So many families were in attendance taking part in their child’s education. We are truly a team!”. Parents were able to visit their students classroom and speak with the teacher about their classroom plans.
Parents also learned of Expanded Learning Opportunities which are being offered to their children this year-Mr. Brown: League of Literacy • 4th -5th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays Drawing from the world created by Max Brooks in his best-selling novel, The Island, students will design and build a Minecraft base in the League of Literacy Arena using descriptions from the story; Mrs. Peres: Journalism/Yearbook • 6 th-8th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Do you want to make your mark in the history of FDS? Do you love taking pictures or telling stories? Come join Mrs. Peres and help design and build this year’s amazing yearbook! Our class will also delve into the world of journalism and take part in sharing FDS news with our school and community; Mrs. Wordelman: Puppets • 4th -5th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Do you LOVE puppets and crafting? Do you like to put on “shows” for family and friends? We will be creating our own puppets from everyday items and turning them into characters in plays that you can perform for your family and friends. Join Puppet Club!; Ms. Larson: Theater/Improv • 6th -8th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Mondays & Wednesdays. Do you have a great imagination? Have you ever thought about acting? Try it out with Ms. Larson’s Theater/Improv class. Explore comedy, drama, mysteries, and more. Design sets and costumes. Get ready to laugh at our “punny” twist on Greek myths Pandora’s Socks. We will finish our time together with a fun performance. You don’t have to have experience with acting, just be curious and ready to explore!; Mr. Peres: Acoustic Guitar • 6th -8th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Mr. Peres would LOVE to teach you how to play the guitar! It doesn’t have to be difficult. We will learn some simple chords that are building blocks to many known songs! Guitars are available to any student who doesn’t have one of their own; Mr. Mason: Gaming Strategy • 4th -5th Grade 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Mr. Mason LOVES playing board games! In this class, students will choose from a variety of board games and will develop strategies and skills while playing; Mrs. Dawson: Art • 2nd -3rd Grade 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Mrs. Dawson has been teaching art classes for many years in her own studio. Now she is bringing her love of art to our after-school enrichment program. Students in her class will enjoy making crafts and learning about the fun of creating things; Mrs. Jeni (school counselor: Wellness Warriors • 2nd -5th Grade: 2:45-4:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays Do you want to learn more about your emotions and ways to cope? Come join Mrs. Jeni and develop self-awareness, self-regulation, self-control, and social skills! Our class will use calming crafts, movies with meaning, group discussions, and mindful movement.
On Saturday, September 3rd, the Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce, the Foresthill Historical Society and the American Legion 587 sponsored Foresthill’s annual Heritage Festival. The many activities included Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Old West Reenactments, Live Music performed by the Pair-A-Medics, Interactive Historic Exhibits, Old Town Foresthill Walking Tours, American Legion Pig Roast and Raffle, Games and Activities for all ages by the Foresthill Historical Society and The California Living History Organization.
At the same time, Foresthill Friendship Club held their first Scare Crow making contest in the community garden. Many very creative entries were on display for all to enjoy.