Sunday, December 10, 2017

Principal's Message - 12/10/17

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.

Fall Semester Exams Begin December 18
I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone that we have five instructional days remaining before fall semester exams begin. Exams are scheduled for December 18 through December 22. Please visit our web site for detailed information about fall semester exams.


School Counseling Office
Do you have questions about college planning, the SAT, ACT, scholarships, or financial aid? Check out Ms. Mitze’s Scholarship List and other informative links on the Forbush website. Do not wait until your senior year to start planning for college admission and exploring scholarships. Explore and investigate!


Clubs and Organizations
The Forbush Choral Department presents their Winter Concert on Monday, December 11, at 7pm in the FHS Auditorium.

The Forbush High School Band will present their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 14. This concert will begin at 7pm and will be held at the Yadkin Arts Council.

Home Sports
Tuesday - Basketball vs. Carver and Swimming vs. North Surry and West Stokes
Thursday - Basketball vs. East Wilkes
Friday - Swimming vs. Davie

That is all for this evening. 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, December 3, 2017

Principal's Message - 12/3/17

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
I would like to begin this evening by congratulating our students in DECA. We had over 20 students compete in the DECA competition last week, with 16 of them scoring proficient or better. Jaron Sears, Chasten Coleman, Kylee Johnson, Anna Kathryn Kilby, and Riley Warfel were finalists in at least one event, and Chasten Coleman finished in 1st place in Principles of Marketing. Congratulations to all our DECA club members!

School Counseling Office
The deadline to register for Spring Surry classes is December 5. Students must turn in a Surry Application to Mrs. Pennix by December 5 to start the process to register for Spring Surry classes.

A Financial Aid and College Planning workshop for Spanish Speakers is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 in Room 230B. There are two sessions to choose from: one at 1:30pm and a second session at 5:00pm. Participants will learn to navigate college applications and understand the financial aid process. Spanish Language information will be provided. For more information and to sign up to attend, visit the counseling office.

Clubs and Organizations
The Art Club will meet Wednesday, December 6, at 7:45am in Mr. Lee's room (701H).

The Forbush Choral Department presents their Winter Concert on Monday, December 11, at 7pm in the FHS Auditorium.

The Forbush High School Band will present their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 14. This concert will begin at 7pm at the Yadkin Arts Council.

Additional Reminders
Fall semester exams are scheduled for December 18 through December 22. Please visit our web site for detailed information about fall semester exams.

The Forbush Band​​ Dewey's Holiday Fundraising Store is​ now open​ in Yadkinville! The store is located inside Collide Church at 234 East Main Street.​ The store is open through December 24, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and Sundays, 2pm-6pm. Thank you in advance for your support of the Forbush Band!

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Swimming vs. Atkins and Surry Central at the Yadkin YMCA
Saturday - The Big A Wrestling Tournament

That is all for this evening. 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, November 26, 2017

Principal's Message - 11/26/17

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

Career & College Readiness Day
I want to begin this evening by reminding our students that this Tuesday, November 28, will be our inaugural Forbush Career and College Readiness Day. Students will report to their homeroom class at the beginning of the day and will complete various activities depending on their grade level. Students will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from over 45 different colleges and businesses. Once again, our CCR Day will be this Tuesday, November 28, and all students will report to their homeroom at the start of the school day.

NHS & Beta Induction Ceremonies
The National Honor Society and Beta Induction Ceremonies will be held tomorrow, Monday, November 27 in the auditorium. The NHS induction will start at 6pm. There will be a reception for both ceremonies at 7pm in the media center and the Beta Induction will begin at 8pm.

JROTC Fall Promotion Ceremony
The Forbush JROTC Fall Promotion Ceremony will be held this Tuesday, November 28, beginning at 5pm in the auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!

School Counseling Office
The deadline to register for Spring Surry classes is December 5. Students must turn in a Surry Application to Mrs. Pennix by December 5 to start the process to register for Spring Surry classes. Please contact Ms. Mitze in the counseling office if you have any questions.

Clubs and Organizations
Forbush FCA is partnering with Friends Feeding Friends to fight hunger in Yadkin County. Please bring nonperishable food items or money to your first period teacher starting tomorrow through Wednesday, December 13. The first period that turns in the most items each Wednesday will win a FREE Breakfast from Bojangles and the class that turns in the most items over the three week period will win a Pancake Breakfast.

Seniors, don’t forget… Senior Ads for the yearbook are due December 22. For more information, please visit the Forbush website yearbook page under the “Students” tab.

Forbush Angel Tree
The Forbush Angel Tree is now up in the office. If you would like to make a donation, please stop by the office and select a paper ornament from the tree. Bring the unwrapped gift listed on the ornament to the office by December 8. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Gentry in the office.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Wrestling v. West Davidson, East Wilkes, and North Iredell
Wednesday - Basketball v. Alleghany
Friday - Basketball v. Starmount

That is all for this evening. 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, November 19, 2017

Principal's Message - 11/19/17

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 FHS Theatre Department
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our Forbush Theatre Department, including Director Jamie Campbell and all of our Theatre students. The Forbush Theatre Department put on excellent performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this past week. Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell and our students for their hard work!

No School November 22 - 24
Parents and students, as a reminder, there will be no school on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 in celebration of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Students will return to class on Monday, November 27.

Forbush Angel Tree
The Forbush Angel Tree is now up in the office. If you would like to make a donation, please stop by the office and select a paper ornament from the tree. Bring the unwrapped gift listed on the ornament to the office by December 8. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Gentry in the office.

Clubs and Organizations
Sophomores, if you are interested in joining the Student Council, please see Coach James in room 606 as soon as possible.

All football players, please see Coach Johnson before the end of the day on Tuesday.

Seniors, the Senior Superlative list for the yearbook has been sent to you via email. Please fill it out and submit it before you leave for the Thanksgiving Break.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Swimming vs. Walkertown and Elkin at the Yadkin YMCA

That is all for this evening. 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, November 12, 2017

Principal's Message - 11/12/17

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!
I want to begin this evening by congratulating two students, Sarah Matthews and Riley Warfel, who have advanced to the state competition for Governor’s School. Congratulations to Sarah and Riley!

Forbush Theatre
I want to remind everyone that the Forbush Theater Department will present Alice's Adventures in Wonderland this Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person and children under five are free. We look forward to seeing you there!

Counseling Department
Seniors, do you know how to pay for college? There are two important steps: First, complete the FAFSA and see Mrs. Pennix if you or your parents have questions. Second, research scholarships & apply! Check your email for tips about both.

Indoor Soccer Club
Girls interested in playing indoor soccer here at FHS this winter, see Coach James in 606G

Home Athletics
Tuesday - Wrestling v. North Forsyth and North Stokes

That is all for this evening. 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, November 5, 2017

Principal's Message - 11/5/17

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.

No School Friday - Veterans Day
I want to begin this evening by reminding parents and students that there will be no school for students or staff on Friday, November 10, in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. Once again, there will be no school for students or staff this Friday, November 10, in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.

School Counseling Office
Seniors, College Application Day is November 14. All seniors are encouraged to participate. See Ms. Mitze or Mrs. Monroe for a prep packet. The deadline to sign up is November 9.

Drivers' Education
The Fall Session of Driver Education classes will start tomorrow, Monday, November 6. The class will last from 3:30 to 6:20 in the Forbush media center. No registration is required! The cost is $65 and 100% attendance is required. You must be 14 1/2 years old before November 14 in order to take the class. For complete details visit the Yadkin County Schools website under the “Students” tab and the “Drivers Education” tab.

JROTC
The JROTC Department will sponsor the ASVAB on Tuesday, November 7 at 8:30 in the Media Center. Taking the ASVAB does not require a student to enter the military. However, it is a requirement to join any service of the military. It is only open to Juniors and Seniors. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please come to the JROTC room and sign up with LTC Brooks or MSG Hayes.

Forbush Theatre
Looking ahead… the FHS Theatre Department will present Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on November 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person and children under five are free. We look forward to seeing you there!

That is all for this evening. 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, October 29, 2017

Principal's Message - 10/29/17

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 Achievements
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our FHS Chorus for an excellent concert earlier this week. Our talented students performed a number of songs, culminating in an “Awesome Eighties” mashup by the Show Choir. Great job FHS director Laurie Roberts and all of the Forbush Chorus students! I also want to send out a congratulations to FHS golfer Mallory Fobes for finishing 2nd in the 1A/2A State Championship Golf Tournament this past week.

School Counseling Office
Seniors, College Application Day is November 14. All seniors are encouraged to participate, especially if you have not already completed a college application. See Ms. Mitze or Mrs. Monroe for a prep packet. The deadline to sign up is November 9.

Seniors, do you know how to pay for college? There are two important steps: First, complete the FAFSA and see Mrs. Pennix if you or your parents have questions. Second, research scholarships & apply! Check your email for tips about both.

Clubs and Organizations
The 4th annual Forbush Bands Mattress Sale is Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 5pm in the High School Lobby! Brand new Simmons Beautyrest black ice, silver & platinum hybrids, adjustable power bases, Intellibed gel mattresses, memory foams, latex, pillows and more top brands will be displayed at up to 50% off retail store prices! Delivery is available! Again, this is Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 5pm at Forbush High School.

FCCLA is raising money for the Yadkin County Animal Shelter this year by collecting loose change from students and staff in first period classes. This fundraiser will end on Friday and the first period that raises the most money will win a Bojangles breakfast.

Additional Reminders
This Thursday, November 2, there will be a senior meeting with Jostens at the beginning of second period to discuss cap and gown orders. Orders will be collected on Wednesday, November 8. Also, on Wednesday, November 8, we will make Individual Cap & Gown photos during first and second period.

There will be class ring presentation next Thursday, November 2nd, for sophomores during second period. Ring orders will be collected in the lobby of "A" building during lunch on Wednesday, November 8.

The Fall Session of Driver Education will start on Monday, November 6 at 3:30 in the library. You must be 14 1/2 years old before November 14 in order to take the class.

Home Sports This Week
Wednesday - Men’s Soccer, first round of the state playoffs
Thursday - JV Football v. West Stokes
Saturday - Cross Country, State Championships at Ivey Redmond Park in Kernersville

That is all for this evening. 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.