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Mrs. Daub - Classroom Spotlight

The 6th grade science students began their year by learning about laboratory safety, and how to properly use lab equipment. They are now working on their Cell City projects, after learning about the the differences and similarities . . . read more

Mrs. Yeager - Classroom Spotlight

We have been working hard on building a sense of community where we can grow as learners and good people.  These fifth grade students are amazing, respectful, full of energy and ready to learn!  On the first days of school, they . . . read more

Mrs. Crase - Classroom Spotlight

We are off to a colorful and musical start this year in elementary music and art!! Here are some of the many exciting things we have accomplished so far!   In music we started off the year by reviewing how to feel steady . . . read more

Mrs. Newell - Classroom Spotlight

Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of the first quarter!!! It seems like only yesterday that we were excitedly returning for the start of a new school year! The students have all been hard at work academically and . . . read more

Mrs. Politsch - Classroom Spotlight

October is here, and we have closed in on the end of the first quarter already!  The junior high and high school resource ELA classes have been hard at work, studying an practicing various skills in Reading and Language Arts. . . . read more

Ms. Winekauf - Classroom Spotlight

As students have settled into a new school year, we are off to a great start.    Eighth grade Social Studies and High School United States History students are focusing on History repeating itself.   We are . . . read more

Mrs. Michael - Classroom Spotlight

Welcome to our second grade classroom. We have had a fantastic start to our school year. In Reading, we have already finished our first unit where we worked hard on questioning skills. We enjoyed using our iPads to scan QR codes, listen to . . . read more

Mrs. Russell-Brown - Classroom Spotlight

As the first quarter comes to a close, the art students are working hard finishing off different projects. The 6th grade art students have been studying the Elements of Art and learning how to critique artwork using the process describe, . . . read more

Mr. Heinz - FJSHS Principal - Classroom Spotlight

FJSHS CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2017!!!   During the week of September the 18th FJSHS was filled with excitement and Cardinal Pride as they celebrated CARDINAL LIGHTENING as their theme for the week.  Students were able . . . read more

Mrs. Mathieu - FGS P.E. - Classroom Spotlight

Elementary Physical Education is off and running!!! Here is a quick run-down...   First grade has been introduced to a variety of warm-up songs and activities that help focus on developing spatial awareness, listening . . . read more

Mrs. Lehman - P.A.S.S. Preschool - Classroom Spotlight

P.A.S.S. Preschool   We are off and running this school year, but hopefully we will learn to walk in the halls soon. Students are getting to know new friends, getting used to the school and the playground. Some big . . . read more

Mrs. Magarity - FHS English - Classroom Spotlight

As we head into Homecoming week, classes are in full swing, and we are wrapping up initial units in the high school English classes.   English 1 students have been reading short stories and working on strategies for . . . read more

Mr. Bukoski - FJSHS Social Studies / Health - Classroom Spotlight

6th Grade World History  When people established cities, civilizations began to develop.  This happened about 5000 years ago.  Culture, political, and social development, and technological achievement are all . . . read more

Mrs. Meyer - 2nd Grade - Classroom Spotlight

We have had a marvelous start to our school year in Mrs. Meyer’s second grade class! Our classroom theme is: we all fit together, like a jigsaw puzzle, as one class that is made up of many personalities, talents and strengths. The . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of April 17th - Mrs. Daub, Science, FJH

What is STEM? This is a term that is seen a lot in the areas of math and science.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Integrating all of these areas is a goal of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of March 13th - Ms. Vinnedge, 5th Grade, FGS

Welcome to the world of Harry Potter! The 5th graders have enjoyed our most recent unit: reading and learning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. They completed many projects to go with this novel, including . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of March 6th - Mrs. Schiesher, 4th Grade, FGS

Mathematicians have been hard at work in 4th grade!  Currently, students are learning about fractions.  We have been working with drawings, and exploring fractions using models.  Students have become quite fluent in creating . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of February 20th - Mrs. Crase, Art/Music, FGS/GVGS

We have been up to many great things in music and art this year! Our first, second and third graders are really learning a lot in music this year and having fun doing so! First grade has been working on world music (music from other . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of February 20th - Mrs. Griseta, Language Arts, FJH


What are the story elements and how do they contribute to the development of plot? How does an author develop the narrator’s point of view in a fictional story? How do individual sentences or chapters contribute to the development . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of February 27th - Mrs. Kujat, 5th Grade

    Our fifth graders are closer and closer to leaving the land of elementary school and traveling to the new waters of junior high. Before they leave, we have so much more math to learn! They have been hard at work building on . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of March 20th - Mrs. Nelson, 5th Grade

  Learning Science with a Hands-On Approach           Science takes on a whole new meaning when you involve food. Whether it is learning about mixtures with cereal, M&M’s, . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of February 13th - Mr. Janicke, Language Arts, FHS

Throughout the year, students in each of my English classes have worked very hard to improve not only their reading and writing abilities, but their analytical and critical thinking skills as well. Currently, each class is starting to . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of January 20th - Mrs. Williams, FHS Physical Education

This week our PE program has begun our weightlifting unit. We will be spending three days a week for the next three weeks trying to improve our overall strength.   The other two days will be spent participating in a fitness . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of February 6th - Mr. Diduch, Social Studies, FHS

February 6, 2017

In world history we are analyzing the impact of Viking society on the cultural, political, and social landscape of Europe.  Historians continue to find more evidence supporting an even greater contribution than originally thought. . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of January 30th - Mr. Hanley, Math FHS

This month in Mr. Hanley’s Geometry/Trig class, students began their miniature golf projects.  For the project, students will create a scale drawing as well as a physical model.  Students will figure out the path and angles . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of January 30th - Mrs. Michael, 2nd Grade

Hello from Mrs. Michael's Second Grade classroom! We can't believe that we are already half-way through the school year!! Already 100 days and counting!! Time sure flies when you are having so much fun "getting your learn . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of January 9th - Mrs. Meyer, 2nd Grade

Happy New Year from Mrs. Meyer’s 2 nd grade class! This school year our second grade class has been full of energy as we work hard to follow the cardinal code and continue to love learning. We concluded our second quarter . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of December 19th - Mr. Schurr, Physical Education, FJH

The JH Physical Education Program has taken on a new look for its' curriculum this school year.  Every Wednesday, students report to room #320 to study Health and Life concepts and the effects on everyday living.  This will . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of December 12th - Mrs. Frederick, Math FJH

Proportionality, additive inverse, variables, terms, rational numbers and distributive property are only a few of the concepts that 7 th graders have been working on within the first semester.  These math students have been persevering . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of December 12th - Ms. Herkert, 2nd Grade

Happy Holidays from second grade! We have been doing a great job so far of following the rule to BE AWESOME! Second grade enjoys working together in class, participating in the fun holiday activities- such as our Thanksgiving Feast and . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of December 5th - Mrs. Joy, 1st Grade

The first grade classes have been very busy this fall.  The week before Thanksgiving, we were reading about the Little Red Hen and how her friends would not help her with growing her wheat and making bread.  We read a different . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 28th - Mrs. Ingram, Kindergarten

Kindergarten has been very busy this year! We have been learning many things. We are excited to be CARDINALS especially since we can be a part of a championship school! Congratulations to our football reading buddies! We were very excited to . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 28th - Mrs. Leddy, FJH Language Arts

Dioramas, Movie Posters, Power Point Presentations, Maps, Book Jackets, Shopping Sprees, Ad. Campaigns, Monologues...These were the projects that 7th grade ELA students completed based on a book of their choice.  These students have . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 14th - Mr. Nelson, Agriculture

Forreston FFA Has Busy School Year               The Forreston FFA Chapter has had a typically busy school year so far. Members have enjoyed a variety of Career . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 14th - Mrs. Hill, Little Cardinals Preschool

Did you know patterns can be found everywhere ? You just need to get your I spy glasses out and look for them! We have been very busy finding patterns on our shirts, our pants, around the room, on animal fur, and even on Mr. . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 7th - Mrs. Genandt, 4th Grade FGS

We have been learning about Earth and how it changes in Mrs. Genandt's Science class! We discussed how earthquakes happen, and how engineers can help to make building a little safer. We researched on our iPads, and then got to design our . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of November 9th - Mrs. Forster, FHS Spanish

A major holiday celebrated in Mexico, the United States and many other Spanish-speaking countries is Día de los muertos or Day of the Dead .  Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd this holiday is not Mexican Halloween as so many . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 31st - Mr. Bukoski, Social Science/Health FJSHS

THE JOURNEY OUT EAST - 6th GRADE WORLD HISTORY 6th grade World History classes have been taking a journey out east, way out east.  The journey began in August as they ventured back in time and studied early humans and how they . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 31st - Mrs.Guist, Kindergarten

Kindergarten Kapers Locker cubbies have been found, routines have been established, friendships are forming.  Kindergarten is in full swing now!!  We are very confident in our abilities to take care of our supplies & . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 24th - Mr. Groom, 3rd Grade

Mr. Groom's class has been "Rockin n' Rollin" this year. Currently the rocks that are rolling are from prehistoric times. The 3rd graders have been working on a research project about dinosaurs. Each pair of students . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 17th - Mr. Wagner. FJSHS Science

Mr. Wagner's 7th hour Earth Science class is just finishing up the new Automation and Robotics class. The students have been extremely busy the last nine weeks learning about Engineering and Engineering Careers. The students have been . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 11th - Mr. Genandt, 4th Grade

The 4th graders began the year with an adventure into reading. Our classroom looked like a forest filled with reading opportunities. Trees grew forth to encourage the students to "Grow Higher Level Reading Skills". We focused much . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 11th - Mrs. Magarity, English FHS

As fall progresses, students in all classes are wrapping up their first couple of units in English class.   English 1 students have been reading short stories and working on strategies for navigating their way through difficult . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 3rd - Ms. Genandt, 1st Grade GVGS

Ms. Genandt's 1st grade classroom had a fun and exciting last week of September. The students learned about John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, and how he helped others by planting apple seeds to make apple trees so people . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of October 3rd - Mrs. Dana Russell-Brown, FJH/FHS Art

Our art classroom has been extremely busy this year already. After starting off with Still Life drawings, students got dirty creating different projects with clay. So many students love working with clay and they relish the opportunity to . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of September 26th - Mrs. Edler, 1st Grade, GVGS

September 26, 2016

      This month, the first graders in Mrs. Edler's class have enjoyed many stories by well-known author and illustrator, Eric Carle.  The first Eric Carle story read aloud was The Very Hungry Caterpillar . The . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of September 19th - Mrs. Carlson, 3rd Grade Math

September 20, 2016

Greetings from Third Grade Math!  We started the year out with multiplication and division concepts.  We are learning that multiplication is really just putting together equal groups.  Division is splitting into equal . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of September 26th - Mrs. Zumdahl, 6th Grade Math, FJH

September 19, 2016

Sixth grade math has made changes this year.  One change is that all sixth grade students spend 2 periods in math class.  This means they get math for over 80 minutes a day.  The first period is set up like a typical math . . . read more

Homecoming Highlights - Mr. Heinz

September 19, 2016

Homecoming 2016 Neon Nights! "Forreston High School once again celebrated the week of Homecoming in great fashion.  This year's theme of Neon Nights allowed our Cardinal Pride to shine brightly throughout the whole . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight for Week of September 12th - Mrs. Kaney, 3rd Grade FGS

Mrs. Kaney's 3rd grade classroom is off to a great start for the 2016-2017 school year.  The students have been "getting their learn on" from day one by jumping right into our first unit of the year.  Their first unit . . . read more

FVV Classroom Spotlight

Forrestville Valley School District 221 is proud to spotlight its talented and dedicated educators. Click on the name of the classroom below to see us at our best. Elementary . . . read more

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