“Purple Outage” at Forest Area Basketball Game

The Mighty Mini’s Relay Team and FCCLA are proud to announce a “Purple Outage” at East Forest on Monday, January 13th with proceeds from the evening being donated to the American Cancer Society. The boys’ basketball team will be hosting the Cranberry boys team with the junior varsity game beginning at 6:00 and varsity to follow. There will be a concession stand, basket raffles, and information available on the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Purple is the color of Relay for Life, which represents all types of cancer. Purple symbolizes hope. We hope you can join us in an evening of entertainment by wearing purple and cheering on the Forest Area Boys Basketball team while supporting a worthy cause.

Forest Area School District Participates in the International Hour of Code

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

That’s why Forest Area School District is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Forest Area School District is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills.

Pictured is West Forest 7th grader Izek Sample. As of Wednesday, December 11th, he has coded over 100 lines of code.

Photos include 9th graders:
From left, Emmalee Gray, Jade Gilbert, Ryah McWilliams

From front, Nautica Sharp and Madison Borowski

West Forest Fifth Graders Published

Nine West Forest Elementary students in fifth grade were selected by the Young Writer’s Association for publication in Spooky Sagas 2019 – From the Shadows. Students were asked to write a short story (a spooky saga) consisting of one hundred words or less, in order to be eligible for a nationwide writing contest for young writers. The contest was well received and over 10,000 entries were received by the deadline of November 1. These students from West Forest Elementary were chosen and will have their stories published. Not only will West Forest Elementary receive a copy of the book, but also a copy will be sent to The Library of Congress in Washington DC. What an outstanding achievement for these young writers!