Sunday, August 20, 2017

Principal's Message - 8/20/17

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.

First Day for Students
The first day of school for students is tomorrow, Monday, August 21. The school day will begin at 8:15 with all students reporting to their homeroom class. All students will be dismissed at noon on Monday. For the remainder of the week, the school day will begin at 8:15 and end at 3:10. Our new bell schedule can be found on our web site.

Chromebooks
Students and parents, if you have not completed the paperwork for your chromebook, we are offering two makeup days this week. Parents may come by the school to complete chromebook paperwork tomorrow, Monday, August 21, from 8am to 1pm. Also, you may come by on Wednesday, August 23, from 3:15pm to 7pm. Please report to the media center and please remember that chromebook paperwork has to be signed by a parent.

Counseling Office
Students, if you have a question regarding your schedule or if you would like to request a change to one of your classes, please complete a “schedule change request” form in the Counseling office. Only schedule change requests related to legitimate extenuating circumstances will be considered, and all schedule change requests must be submitted by Wednesday, August 23.

Home Sports This Week
Monday - Women’s Tennis v. East Forsyth and Men’s Soccer v. Central Academy
Tuesday - Women’s Tennis v. Carver and Volleyball v. Reagan
Thursday - Men’s Soccer v. North Davidson
Friday - Football v. North Iredell

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, August 13, 2017

Principal's Message - 8/13/17

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.

We have one week until students return to school, so I have a few important dates I need to remind everyone about coming up this week:

On Wednesday, August 16, from 8am to noon, students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to pick up paperwork for their Chromebooks, parking passes, and their schedules.

Freshmen Orientation will also be held on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 1pm in the gym. We look forward to meeting our freshmen class of 2021 this Wednesday at 1pm in the Forbush gym.

On Thursday, August 17, our campus will be open from 10am to 7pm for students and parents to meet with teachers, as well as pick up paperwork for Chromebooks, parking passes, and schedules.

The first day of school for students is scheduled for Monday, August 21. The school day will begin at 8:15 with all students reporting to their homeroom class. All students will be dismissed at noon on Monday. For the remainder of the week, the school day will begin at 8:15 and end at 3:10. Our new bell schedule can be found on our web site.

I have two additional announcements this evening:

We have had several parents contact us because they received an email from an organization that appeared to be connected to Forbush High School. Unfortunately, there are people who attempt to mislead parents and students by asking for membership fees for organizations that do not really exist or do not have any value. If you get an email asking for a membership fee from someone who is not a Forbush employee and you are not certain if it is legitimate, please feel free to forward the email to me or to one of our counselors. We will be happy to verify the organization for you if you are uncertain. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I want to congratulate our cheerleading squad for their recent performance at their summer camp. Our JV team won the “superior” award and the varsity team finished runner-up in their division while also earning best dance routine. In addition, Gabby Grooms and Lakyn Holleman were selected to the All-American team and will have the opportunity to represent North Carolina by cheering at the Florida Citrus Bowl in January. Congratulations to Gabby, Lakyn, and the entire cheerleading team.

That is all the announcements I have 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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Principal's Message - 8/1/17

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School.

The start of the school year is right around the corner, so I wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of some important dates and information as we get ready to start the year. I hope all of our students and staff have had a great summer. I am excited about the start of classes, fall sports, club activities, and all of the extracurricular events we have scheduled this year. We are looking forward to another great school year at Forbush High School.

Please make note of the following dates as we prepare for the start of the year.

Wednesday, August 16
On Wednesday, August 16, from 8am to noon, students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to pick up paperwork for their Chromebooks, parking passes, and their schedules.

Freshmen Orientation will also be held on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 1pm in the gym.

Thursday, August 17
On Thursday, August 17, our campus will be open for students and parents from 10am to 7pm to meet with teachers, as well as pick up paperwork for Chromebooks, parking passes, and schedules.

Monday, August 21
The first day of school for students is scheduled for Monday, August 21. As a reminder, we will be running a new bell schedule this year. For the 2017-18 school year, the first bell will ring at 8:10 and first period will begin at 8:15. School will dismiss at 3:10. The full bell schedule can be found on our web site: http://fhs.yadkin.k12.nc.us/

That is all the announcements I have for this evening. Please be sure to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. I hope everyone enjoys the last few weeks of the summer as we prepare for another great school year at Forbush High School.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Principal's Message - 6/4/17

Good evening, this is Mr. Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School.

The 2016-17 school year has come to a close, so this will be my final weekly phone message until next fall. I have just a few quick end of the year reminders as we look ahead to this coming week.

2017 Graduation
The Forbush High School Graduation Ceremony for our Class of 2017 is scheduled for this Tuesday. The ceremony will begin at 5pm in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

Seniors, please remember to report to Forbush High School at 8am on Tuesday for the Senior Breakfast. All seniors will then travel by bus to Wait Chapel for practice. All seniors must attend practice in order to participate in Graduation. After practice, Seniors are asked to report back to Wait Chapel at 3:30pm to prepare for the ceremony.

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Report Cards
End of the Year Report Cards will be available for pickup in the office beginning the week of June 12. We are anticipating a slight delay in the return of some exam scores, which is why were will be unable to provide report cards sooner. However, beginning the week of June 12, you are welcome to pick up your child’s report card from the office.

Summer Office Hours
During the summer, all Yadkin County Schools will operate Monday through Thursday each week. The Forbush High School office will be open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday, throughout the summer.

That is all for this evening. I want to close this evening by thanking all of our students, parents, and community members for a great year. As always, please feel free to call or email me anytime over the summer if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you very much for your time this evening. Good night.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Principal's Message - 5/28/17

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 Forbush JROTC
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our Forbush Falcon JROTC Raider Team for placing second in the West Rowan Two-Man Raider meet last weekend. Cadet Edwin Alvarenga and Cadet Adrian Delgado finished 2nd out of 21 teams and Cadet Cameron Sloan and Cadet Chase Rouse finished 10th. Congratulations Cadets!

Memorial Day Holiday
Parents and students, this is a reminder that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

State Exams Continue This Week
State exams will continue this week. Third Period state exams will be administered on Tuesday, May 30 and Fourth Period state exams will be administered on Wednesday, May 31. The exam makeup day is scheduled for Thursday, June 1. The online exams that were not given last Thursday, May 25, will be administered on the exam makeup day, this Thursday, June 1.

Visit our web site to see the full exam schedule and feel free to email me if you have any questions.

http://fhs.yadkin.k12.nc.us/apps/news/article/712039

Graduation Ceremony
Looking ahead, this is a reminder that our 2017 Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6. Graduation will begin at 5pm at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

School Counseling Department
Juniors, would you like to complete English 4 or Honors English 4 online this summer? If you are interested, visit the school counseling office to pick up a registration form. There are a limited number of spots available and the deadline to submit the registration form is this Wednesday, May 31.

That is all for this evening. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for daily updates and announcements. Also, do not hesitate to call or email me if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you very much for your time this evening. Good night.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Principal's Message - 5/21/17

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
The Forbush Band put on an excellent concert last week. Congratulations to all of our band members on a job well done. Also, the Forbush Chorus presented their end-of-the-year concert last week as well. Congratulations to our chorus members and to all of the parents and volunteers who support our Forbush Arts programs.

I want to congratulate all of the seniors who received awards at last Friday’s Awards Ceremony. This was a great ceremony and I thank everyone who helped organize the event, as well as the parents and scholarship donors who were able to attend.

Our men’s and women’s track teams competed in the State Championships last Friday. Several of our athletes finished strong, including Zane Johnson, who brought home a state title in discuss. Congratulations to our baseball team and women’s soccer team for their great seasons. Both teams made it to the 4th round of the state playoffs.

This has been a very successful season for our athletic programs this year. The Falcons captured 8 conference titles, won 3 individual state championships, and took home the WPAC Wells Fargo Cup, which is given to the school with the most successful overall sports program in the conference. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes and coaches on a great year.

Junior Parent Night
Junior Parent Night is scheduled for Monday, May 22. This event is intended for all Juniors and their parents and is scheduled to begin at 6pm in the auditorium. Please join us and learn more about how you can prepare for your senior year at Forbush.

State Exams
State Exams for all students will begin on Thursday, May 25. First period exams will be administered on that day, while second period exams will be administered on Friday, May 26. Exams will conclude the following week after the Memorial Day Holiday. For detailed information regarding the exam schedule, please visit our web site and scroll to the bottom under “Latest News.”

Clubs and Organizations
Tryouts for cheerleading will be held this week on May 23, 24, and 25. For more information about cheerleading, please visit the main office to read the informational packet.

Parents and students, this is a reminder that Chromebook pickup will continue tomorrow. All Freshmen and Sophomore students will be turning in their Chromebooks tomorrow, Monday, May 22.

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, extra yearbooks will go on sale tomorrow. The cost is $70.

That is all for this evening. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for daily updates and announcements. Also, do not hesitate to call or email me if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you very much for your time this evening. Good night.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Principal's Message - 5/14/17

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.

Spring Musical
I want to begin this evening by congratulating all of the students involved in our Spring Musical this year. Our students performed Suessical Jr. over the weekend and did an excellent job. Thank you to all of the students and to the coordinators, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Roberts, for an amazing performance!

Athletic Accomplishments
I also want to congratulate several of our athletic teams. Congratulations to our baseball, softball, and women’s soccer teams for winning conference championships this season. Each of these teams also won their first round playoff games as well, so congratulations to all of these student-athletes and coaches.

Also, congratulations to the men's golf team for their best finish in school history. The team finished in 4th place out of 100 2A schools that competed this year. Seniors Logan Lineberry, Carson Snyder, and Micah Cranfill finished their 4 years with 214 team wins and only 62 losses. Congratulations on a great season.

Upcoming Events
The Academic Banquet is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, May 15) at the Village Inn Conference Center in Clemmons. This event will begin at 6pm.

The Forbush High School and Middle School Band will present their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 16. This event will begin at 7pm in the Forbush High School gymnasium.

The Forbush High School Chorus will perform their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 18 in the auditorium. This event will begin at 7pm.

Senior Awards Day is scheduled for Friday, May 19. This event will begin at 1:15 in the gymnasium. Seniors are reminded to wear their graduation attire this Friday for Awards Day. Students, if you need help obtaining required graduation clothes, please stop by 513E. If you are not sure what to wear, visit​ the Graduation Central web page or see Mr. Davis, Mr. Hauser, or Mr. Hutchens​.

The Forbush Skills Year End Banquet will be held Friday, May 19, at 6pm in Mr. Senter’s room. Please RSVP by Wednesday. If your child is a current or potential member, you and your child are welcome to attend. Also, students who would like to run for office, please include that request in the RSVP.

Lastly, Junior Parent Night is scheduled for Monday, May 22. This event is intended for all Juniors and their parents and is scheduled to begin at 6pm in the auditorium.

That is all for this evening. As you can tell, we have a lot going on right now at Forbush, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for daily updates and announcements. Thank you very much for your time this evening. Good night.