Sunday, March 17, 2019

Principal's Message - 3/17/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Forbush HOSA Accomplishments
Congratulations to Forbush HOSA on their recent performance at the HOSA State Leadership Conference. As a chapter, Forbush HOSA received the following recognitions: Gold Star Chapter, Gold Star Advisor, Century Club, Prevent Blindness, and American Red Cross Award (for having the largest number of blood units collected). Several individual students received awards as well, with over 30 students competing. The following students finished in the top 3 in the region:

Zayley St. John, Human Growth & Development
Natalie Doub and Sophia Haynes, CHD Team
Mckenzie Pruitt, Job Seeking Skills
Ragan Cave, Ainsley Davis, Olivia Murphy, and Katey Williams, 1st place, Creative Problem Solving Team
Laura Wyrick, 1st place, Job Seeking Skills
Yamel Cortez, 1st place, Extemporaneous writing and 4th place overall in the State
Audrey Whitley, 1st place, Speaking Skills and 1st place overall in the State

Once again, congratulations Forbush HOSA!

Men's and Women's Basketball Teams
The following basketball players earned All-Conference recognition this school year. For the men’s team, Landon Rocket was named All-Conference while Ben Hughart and Sinjun Southard were named All-Conference Honorable Mention. For the women’s team, Nicole Scott, Hope Grimes, and Kyndall Ellison were named All-Conference, while Parkley Hennings was named Conference Player of the Year. Brittney Gammons and Morgan Beane were named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Coach Bradley Shore was named the WPAC Coach of the Year. Hennings and Scott were also named All-District and Shore was named District Coach of the Year. Congratulations to our men’s and women’s basketball teams!

Spring Blood Drive
Forbush HOSA will sponsor their Spring Blood Drive this Friday, March 22. Please see Mrs. Sloan in room 519-E to sign up. Once again, our Spring Blood Drive is this Friday, March 22.

Athletics Booster Club Meeting
The Athletics Booster Club will meet this Thursday, March 21, at 7pm in Cafeteria 1. All parents of student-athletes are invited to attend.

Interested in a Career in Transportation?
Anyone interested in a career in transportation (including auto service, machining, parts and equipment sales, and other jobs), please see Mr. Senter in 519E before March 20. Mr. Senter will be taking the first 50 eligible students on field trips in March and April to explore these career opportunities. Once again, please see Mr. Senter by March 20 if you are interested.

Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?
Officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department will be on campus this Tuesday, March 19, to meet with students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Sign up with Mrs. Monroe tomorrow or meet the officers in the lobby of A-Building during all lunches this Tuesday.

Home Athletic Events
Monday: Soccer vs Carver
Tuesday: M Tennis v Walkertown, Baseball v North Surry, and Softball v North Surry
Wednesday: Softball v Wilkes Central and Soccer v FCD

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Also, please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Principal's Message - 3/10/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Congratulations to our Women's Basketball Team
I would like to begin this evening by congratulating our women’s basketball team on their excellent season. Though our Falcons lost yesterday in the Western Regional Finals, Forbush finished the year with a 27-4 record, advancing to the Final Four for the first time in school history. Our girls also won the conference championship this season for the second year in a row. Also, I want to give a shout out to all the students, parents, staff, and community members who traveled to Hickory yesterday to cheer on our team. It was amazing to see so many Forbush fans in attendance supporting our Falcons! Once again, congratulations to our women’s basketball team on your historic season!

ACT this Tuesday
This Tuesday, March 12, all Juniors will be taking the ACT. All Juniors are reminded to report to their testing location as soon as the bell rings to start the school day. Juniors, don’t forget, ACT information and prep activities can be found on our school website under the “Students” tab. For all students not taking the ACT, Tuesday, March 12 will be a regular school day with a normal bell schedule.

End of Third Quarter this Thursday - No School Friday
Students and parents, this is a reminder that this Thursday, March 14 marks the end of the quarter. Students, please be sure to speak with your teacher tomorrow regarding any missing assignments, as teachers will be finalizing grades for the quarter by the end of this week. Also, be reminded that there will be no school for students on Friday, March 15. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18.

Informational Meeting
Forbush High School will hold an informational meeting on Friday, March 15, at 7pm to discuss plans for the spectator-seating project at the soccer field. The meeting will be held in room 516-E on the campus of Forbush High School. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Once again, this meeting to discuss plans for the spectator-seating project at the soccer field will be held in room 516-E this Friday, March 15, beginning at 7pm.

Senior Information
Parents, this is a reminder that seniors received commencement ticket request forms and senior trip permission forms during lunch this past Friday. Please complete these forms and return them to room 513E by Thursday, April 11. Also, Josten balances for graduation supplies must be paid before receiving your cap and gown on April 11.

Transportation Field Trips
Anyone interested in a career in transportation (including auto service, machining, parts and equipment sales, and other jobs), please see Mr. Senter in 519E before March 20. Mr. Senter will be taking the first 50 eligible students on field trips in March and April to explore these career opportunities. Once again, please see Mr. Senter by March 20 if you are interested.

Home Athletic Events
Monday: Softball v South Caldwell (JV 4:30, V 6:30)
Tuesday: Baseball v Walkertown (JV 4:30, V 7:00) and Softball v Carver (Varsity Doubleheader 4:30)
Wednesday: M Tennis v North Forsyth (4:00) and Baseball v Mt. Tabor (JV 4:30, V 7:00)
Thursday: M Tennis v Surry Central (4:00)

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Principal's Message - 3/3/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Women's Basketball
I would like to congratulate our Forbush women’s basketball team on their victory over Wilkes Central yesterday in the third round of the 2A State Playoffs. The Lady Falcons will now travel to Salisbury this Tuesday to face the Hornets in the Western Regional Semifinals.

Forbush Wrestling - Eli Thomas
I want to wish congratulations to Forbush wrestler Eli Thomas for his recent performance at the state wrestling championships in Greensboro. Eli wrestled four incredible matches and made it all the way to the championship match. While Eli did not win the title match, he is one of only ten wrestlers in Forbush history to make it to the championship, having finished second in the state in his weight class. Congratulations to Eli on an incredible season!

Skills USA
Congratulations to our Skills USA club members on their recent performance at the Regional Competition. The following students finished in the top 3 in their respective category: Ethan Wade Snow - 1st place Automotive Beginners, Ethan Tyler Snow - 1st place Electrical Wiring, Athan Wilson - 1st place Principles of Engineering Technology, Alesha Milholand - 1st place Power Equipment Technology, Sophie Lanier - 2nd place First Aid/CPR, Zach Morris - 3rd place Motorcycle Technology, and Ben Huffman - 3rd place Welding Sculpture

Art Club Meeting
There will be an Art Club meeting this Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 7:50am in room 701-H. Once again, if you are a member of the Art Club, the next meeting is this Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 7:50am in room 701-H.

Home Athletic Events
Monday, March 4: Baseball v Starmount (JV 4:00, V 6:30)
Tuesday, March 5: Baseball v Ashe County (JV 4:00, V 6:30)
Thursday, March 7: M Tennis v Mt. Airy (4:00) and Softball v SW Guilford (JV 5:00, V 7:00)

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Also, please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Principal's Message - 2/24/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Student Accomplishments
I would like to congratulate our women’s basketball team on a successful regular season. The Falcons won the conference regular season and tournament championships, finishing 12-0 in league play. The Falcons currently have a record of 23-3 and will host a first round playoff game next week. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

I also want to congratulate junior Nicole Scott on our women’s basketball team. Nicole hit the 1,000-career points mark in a recent game at Atkins High School. Congratulations to Nicole and our entire women’s basketball program.

ACT Rescheduled
Juniors, because of last Wednesday’s delayed start to the school day, the ACT was cancelled. The ACT will now be given to all juniors on Tuesday, March 12.

Clubs and Organizations
Students and parents, all orders for Strawberries are due tomorrow. Please turn in any strawberry order forms to the office before the end of the school day tomorrow.

Students, if you are competing in tomorrow’s Skills Competition, your medical travel form must be turned in to Mr. Senter by 7:30am tomorrow morning. The bus will be leaving tomorrow morning at 7:30am, so do not be late!

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Also, please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Principal's Message - 2/17/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to our student-athletes who competed at the Indoor Track State Championships last weekend. Nate Warden, Laura Wyrick, and Mallory Martin all competed in events at the State Championships. Also, congratulations to our wrestlers who competed in Regionals last weekend. Eli Thomas finished second in his weight class while Edwin Pozo finished fourth, so both Eli and Edwin qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament. Results from the State Tournament will be shared in next week’s phone message.

Congratulations to our boys and girls JV basketball teams on their successful seasons. Our girls JV team finished atop the conference with a 4-0 conference record and 11-5 overall. Our boys team also finished atop the conference, ending the season with a 12-0 conference record and 21-2 record overall. Congratulations to our JV boys and girls basketball teams!

ACT Testing This Wednesday
This Wednesday, February 20, all Juniors will be taking the ACT. All Juniors are reminded to report to their testing location as soon as the bell rings to start the school day. Juniors, don’t forget, ACT information and prep activities can be found on our school website under the “Students” tab. For all students not taking the ACT, Wednesday, February 20 will be a regular school day with a normal bell schedule.

Skills USA
There will be a meeting for all members of Skills USA who plan to attend Regional Competition this Wednesday, February 20 at 7:40am in room 519-E. If you plan to attend Regionals, you must attend this meeting. Please see Mr. Senter if you have any questions.

Parents and students, this is the last week to pre-order strawberries. If you would like to place an order for strawberries, please contact Mr. Senter or speak with a member of Skills USA.

Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?
Students, are you interested in a career in law enforcement? If so, Officer J.D. Barnes with the Winston-Salem Police Department will be on campus this Thursday, February 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 in 603-G and in the A-Building Lobby during all lunches. Sign up in Student Services if you would like to attend.

Basketball Conference Tournaments
The semifinals and finals of the men’s and women’s basketball conference tournaments will be held at Forbush High School this week. Games will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please check our Facebook or Twitter site for information about the schedule for this week’s conference tournament games.

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Also, please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Principal's Message - 2/10/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Student Accomplishments and Accolades
Congratulations to our men’s and women’s swim teams on their recent performance at Regionals. The women’s 200-Free relay team finished 11th and the 400-Free relay team finished 16th. Suzie Beamguard finished 11th in the 200-Free and the 500-Free, while Emily Post finished 21st in the 200-Free and 24th in the 100-Butterfly. The men’s 400-Free relay team finished 19th. Tyler Sprague finished 16th in the 200-Free and 13th in the 500-Free, while CJ Walden finished 22nd in the 500-Free. Congratulations Falcons!

Congratulations to Kacey Cleary who won first place for Creative Writing at Beta Convention last week.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate our students of the month for January. For the 9th grade class, Edwin Pozo; for the 10th grade class, Hayden Adams; for the 11th grade class, Zeke Matthews; and for the 12th grade class, Monlea George.

No School Tomorrow, Monday, February 11
As a reminder, there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, February 11 for students. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 12.

Student Services
An Admissions Counselor will be here to talk with any students interested in or planning to attend NC State University. Sign up in Student Services if you would like to attend. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 at 2pm in the Media Center.

Athletics
Tryouts for women’s soccer will be held this Wednesday, February 13, beginning at 4pm.

We will have an Athletics Booster Club meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 11 beginning at 6pm in Cafeteria One. We hope to see you there.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday: Basketball v West Stokes

That is all for this evening. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Also, please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Principal's Message - 2/3/19

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School. I have a few announcements and updates I would like to share with you this evening.

Congratulations to our FHS Wrestling Team
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our wrestling team on their recent performance at the conference tournament. The team finished third overall with several wrestlers placing in the top-3 in their respective weight class. Wayne Robichaud, Worth Martin, and Jovanis Pozo finishing third, while Hayden Price finished second. Edwin Pozo, Eli Thomas, and Chase Farmer finished as conference champs. Congratulations to our Forbush Wrestling team.

Forbush High School Hall of Fame
I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the Induction Ceremony for our Inaugural Class of the Forbush Hall of Fame last Friday. It was great to have the opportunity to honor so many people who have made such a positive impact on Forbush High School over the 50+ year history of our school. The new Hall of Fame plaques can be found in the lobby of A Building for anyone who would like to see them in the future. If you would like to nominate someone for next year’s Hall of Fame class, the nomination process will open in March. Please check out our website at that time for more details.

8th Grade Open House This Tuesday
Current 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend the Forbush High School "8th Grade Open House" on Tuesday, February 5, from 5pm to 7pm. This will be a floating Open House with department representatives available in the Forbush High School Gym to meet with students and their parents. We will also have two short presentations in Cafeteria One, beginning at 5pm and 6pm. We hope to see you there!

FHS Announcements
Parents and students, if you are looking for the latest news and announcements from Forbush High School, please visit our website and click on “Announcements” under the “Our School” tab. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily news and updates.

Clubs and Organizations
Any freshman who would like to tryout for women’s soccer this spring, please see Mr. Pruitt in room 306-C and sign up on the registration sheet on his door. The deadline to sign up is this Friday.

Any student who would like to try out for the Men's Tennis team this spring, see Coach Tuck in room 805J this week to sign up.

Home Sports This Week
Thursday: Basketball v Carver
Friday: Basketball v Walkertown

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me anytime. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.