Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
|Forest Hill Collegiate Institute|
730 Eglinton Avenue West|
Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1B9
|School type||High School|
Non Nobis Solum|
Not For Ourselves Alone
|Area trustee||Shelley Laskin|
|Colour(s)||Blue and gold|
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (FHCI) is a semestered public high school of about 950 students and 55 teachers located in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Toronto District School Board. Prior to 1998, it was within the Toronto Board of Education (TBE). The school takes pride in its wide range of clubs, committees, teams and student spirit.
The Student Council executive is selected in spring by an election for the next year following election campaigns and assemblies. Executives positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Secretary, Social Representative, Sports Representative, Grade Representatives and Junior Vice-President. The Student Council carries out and plans activities such as Hillstock.
Selections for school Prefect position are held in the spring for the following year. Teachers and current Prefects (grade 12) vote on who will be selected as a Prefect. Twenty-five elite student Prefects are selected. The Prefects are elite students who strive to help all students feel welcomed in the school. They host events such as grade 8 orientation days, concerts, curriculum information nights, commencement, etc. They also come early to school and stay late for events such as the annual Pancake Breakfast and the Parent/Teacher Interviews. The name of the Prefects are engraved on wood plaques and can be found in the music hallway. The 2017-2018 Prefects are spearheaded by Josh Blatt and Patrick Duran.
A body of students are committed to the management of music related activities. Positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer(Ledoux), Secretary, Band Representative, Strings Representative, Vocal Representative, Stage Crew Manager, Student Council liaison and Members At Large.
A team of students that put together productions key to the school such as Storm, Celebration of Music, Hillstock and many more. The team gives an opportunity for people interested in the "behind the scenes" aspects to learn about lights, stage and sound. Positions of the executive team include President, Head of Stage, Head of Sound and Head of Lights.
The school has many student-run clubs and activities like the Politics and History Club, DECA FHCI Business and Entrepreneurship Club, Debate Club, Jewish Culture Club, People For Good Club, Muslim Club, Math Club, Science Club, Law and Politics Club, Anime Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance Club, Art Club, the FHCI Transit Planning Committee etc.
FHCI offers a cooperative program that allows students in grades 11 and 12 to gain work experience. Each student that participates in this program receives 2.0 credits out of 4.0 for one semester. Students are able to choose the field in which they want to work and in turn get matched by the supervising faculty member. Students put both working hours and class hours into the program.
School events include:
- Hillstock, a celebration for students and staff to celebrate the end of a school year. Students usually receive yearbooks on this day. It is tradition that the Student Council plans Hillstock, while the prefects assist during its operations,
- Prom takes place on the last Thursday of May, with Hillstock occurring the day after,
- Commencement (graduation) takes place on the Thursday before the week of Thanksgiving in October,
- United Way Week and The Funky Dance Marathon,
- One musical production per semester featuring Strings, Band and Vocal ensembles. The winter concert called "Celebration of Music" is held in December and the spring concert called "Sounds of Spring" is held in May.
- Pink Day, in support of anti-bullying. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair attended the school's Pink Day assembly as his last appearance before stepping down.
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