SEEDS will be celebrating the end of the school year with a bang! Join us for a watermelon eating contest, piñata, water balloon volleyball game, food, and fun. For more information, please call Kara @ 231.384.2824.
Family members and students spent Friday evening on the slopes of Schuss Mountain skiing and snowboarding. Midway through the evening, we gathered in the lodge for tacos, salad, desserts, and refreshments.
Our SEEDS students spent much of December making gifts for the important people in their lives. On Wednesday, December 19th, at 6 pm we held a family gathering in the school cafeteria so they could wrap their gifts and pass them out. Appetizers and refreshments were served.
Our Culinary Club meets every Thursday to learn how to make tasty, healthy food. This Thursday we made brick oven pizzas for our families as they stopped to pick up students. It was a nice, relaxing way to celebrate the new skills the students are learning.
The early parent/teacher conference at Forest Area offered a golden opportunity to connect with families. We had refreshments in the SEEDS room and a SEEDS display set up near the entryway. Many families completed our registration packets while they waited to talk with teachers.
We also realize that this evening is a long one for school staff. To show our appreciate for their support, our Outreach Coordinator, Jana Lanning, helped the kitchen staff with dinner by preparing a fresh greens salad from local ingredients and peanut butter blossom cookies that brought a smile to the faces of several teachers.
For safety reasons, all floats were built on school grounds this year. To support school staff, students and families, SEEDS partnered with the Homecoming Committee to help feed families and students as they put the finished touches on their floats. It was a fun potluck with many family favorites along with homemade potato salad made from fresh, local ingredients and Shetler cherry hot dogs supplied by SEEDS.
Students and families streamed into Forest Area school for the 2nd Annual Warrior Welcome. The idea for a Warrior Welcome came up at a SEEDS Advisory Board meeting two years ago. We thought it would offer an opportunity for students and families to celebrate the start of another school year. This year SEEDS provided Shetler hot dogs from the local dairy farm along with salads and desserts for the event. It was a huge success - over 100 students and their families attended. Look for the 3rd annual Warrior Welcome next fall!
SEEDS sponsored a free family night at a Traverse City Beach Bums game on Tuesday, July 17th. Over 50 folks from Forest Area came out to enjoy the game. To top it off, the Bums took their second straight win over the Florence Freedom with a 10-2 final score. Way to go Bums!
Riverside Shakespeare Performs A Midsummer Night's Dream
SEEDS sponsored a free community performance of Riverside Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Fife Lake Lakeside Park on Sunday, July 22nd. Over 80 people came to the park to enjoy the play and catch the breeze blowing off Fife Lake. Look for more Shakespeare next summer!
Please download and complete our Family Survey! We will use the information as a guide for future activities and events.
Are you interested in yoga? Or perhaps advancing your technology skills SEEDS at Forest Area Middle/High School can offer some adult-only opportunities to parents and caregivers of our students. Child care may also be available. If you have an idea that you would like for us to offer as adult programming, please email Jana Lanning, the Kalkaska County Outreach Coordinator, or call her at 231.357.6896. Let's have some fun learning something new together!