Category Archives: West Forest

Forest Area Cafeteria Changes

Forest Area School District is pleased to announce that we have qualified for the Community Eligibility Program through our child nutrition program for both East Forest and West Forest Schools. All PK-12 students in the District will receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Students and families will still be responsible for the purchase of any a la carte items that students choose to supplement their meal.

Both East and West Forest Schools will continue to offer the after school food program, which is free for all students grades PK-12, so students may also receive a snack or dinner at the end of the day prior to going home or participating in sports or other after school activities. This program is free of charge to all students.

Parents are reminded that they can access lunch menus and their student’s account information at Deposits of $50 or more receive a discount which should cover the cost of the fee charged for paying with a credit card.

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Forest Area FCCLA Attends the National Leadership Conference

The Forest Area School District Chapters of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) recently returned from the National Leadership Conference. The NLC was held in Anaheim, CA from June 29 – July 4.  Forest Area School had twelve students compete at the national level as well as participating in workshops, voting sessions, evaluating, and hearing keynote speakers.

Pictured are Madison McFarland and Emma McFarland who received gold medals for their National Program benefitting Parkinson’s Disease research. The twins just finished their eighth grade year at West Forest.

Pictured left to right are: Evan Eisenman (recent graduate of WF), Rachel Beatty (recent graduate of WCCS), Travis Swartz (recent graduate of WF), Eliana Beatty (finished freshman year at EF), TJ Kunselman (finished junior year at WF), Dominic Grubbs (recent graduate of WF), Tessa Korchak (finished junior year at EF), Jacob Humes (recent graduate of WF), Amelia Crouse (recent graduate of WCCS) and Jacob Sorensen (recent graduate of WCCS).

Evan and TJ worked as a team to give an educational presentation to the FASD students and earned bronze medals at the NLC. Rachel, Amelia and Jacob S. (WCCS students belonging to the EF FCCLA Chapter) organized a sock drive for the homeless and earned silver medals.  Travis, Dominic and Jacob H. presented a Chapter in Review project highlighting the many activities of the WF Chapter and earned silver medals.  Eliana Beatty organized a pet food drive to benefit Forest and Warren Counties and earned a silver medal.  Tessa Korchak presented an Illustrated Talk about Music Therapy and earned a gold medal.

Besides the Conference activities, students were able to spend a couple hours at Huntingdon Beach, visit Disneyland, and tour Los Angeles.   They even experienced the unplanned event of an earthquake.  Everyone was safe, but it was a little “shocking”!

Special thanks to the JW Bowman Proper Grant, PNC Bank, Rescare, Veteran’s Club of Forest County, and the Fryburg Sportsman’s Club for the grants and donations which made this trip possible. Also, many thanks to the community members for all the support through our fundraisers.  The students had a fantastic learning experience and represented Forest and Warren Counties with outstanding pride and medals.


Forest Area 6th Graders Visit Gettysburg

The 6th grade students  at Forest Area have been studying the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War.  As part of the curriculum students visited Gettysburg.  The trip provides students with a first hand look at the battlefields of Gettysburg including Devil’s Den and Little Round Top.  They also visited the Diorama, the Cyclorama, and the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.   Thank you to everyone who helps to make this trip a success every year.