Phone: (256) 768-2500


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education from The University of North Alabama Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University

Miss Mary Jen Perkins

I am a native of Florence, Alabama. I graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2016 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and I am currently attending Western Governors University to get my masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I've taught Kindergarten in Montgomery Alabama and 3rd grade in Tuscaloosa Alabama.  I joined the staff at Forest Hills Elementary in August of 2020.

  • Welcome to Second Grade! 

    Below is some general information you will need to know. 

    1. Students will have homework weekly. You will find this in their binder. 
    2. Newsletter for the following week will go home every Friday
    3. Weekly test:
      • Thursday:
        • Reading Practice test (This will not be counted as a grade, it is used to help the students prepare)
        • Vocabulary Test
        • Grammar Test
      • Friday: 
        • Reading Test
        • Spelling Test
      • Math test fall when we finish a unit. You will be notified through the weekly newsletter. 
    4. Graded papers will be sent home every Monday. These are to be signed and returned the following day. 
    5. Students are allowed to bring a water bottle. Be sure this water bottle is leak proof and that your child knows how to open it prior to sending it to school.
    6. Be sure to join PTO. Information will be sent home on the first day of school.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or send me a message through Remind 101.