Sunday, October 14, 2018

Principal's Message - 10/14/18

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
Please join me in congratulating some of our students on their recent accomplishments. First, congratulations to Brady Miller, who was recently accepted into the North Carolina Honors Chorus. This is the highest achievement a high school choral student can receive in the state!

Congratulations to our women’s volleyball team on clinching the conference championship last week. Their season is not yet over, as the conference tournament and the state tournament are right around the corner!

Finally, congratulations to Mallory Fobes, who won another individual conference championship in women’s golf last week. Mallory is now preparing for the Regional Tournament and State Tournament coming up over the next two weeks.

Student Services Department
Parents, if you do not have access to the Parent Portal to see your child’s grades, please give us a call and ask to speak with our Data Manager, Cheryl Hutchens. We can provide the information you need to set up an account so that you can view your child’s grades from a computer or a smartphone.

In honor of Free College Application Week, we will celebrate our post-secondary opportunities with a College Spirit Week this week. Each day next week will have a theme. The Student Services Office will also be giving away prizes over the course of the week. Check out the announcements on our school website for a list of the different themes and activities associated with each day.

Clubs and Organizations

Are you interested in joining the swim team? If so, see coach Vestal (604G), coach Saddler (305C) or coach Beuter (202B) to pick up information and make sure you are on the sign up list. The season starts October 31.

FCCLA is sponsoring Paws for the Cause. Help FCCLA raise money for the Yadkin County Animal Shelter. We will be collecting money through this Wednesday and the first period classes that raises the most money will receive Bojangles biscuits for breakfast.

Home Athletic Events This Week
Monday - Volleyball v Atkins
Thursday - M Soccer v North Surry and JV Football v North Surry

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, October 7, 2018

Principal's Message - 10/7/18

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.

Homecoming Events This Week
We have a lot of events scheduled this week for Homecoming. Our annual Powderpuff football game will be held tomorrow, Monday, October 8, beginning at 6:30 in the football stadium. Admission is only two dollars.

Each day this week has a designated theme as we celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week. Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is Twin or Triplet Day, Wednesday is Character Day, Thursday is Nerd Day, and Friday is Pretty in Pink or Homecoming Shirt Day.

This year’s Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 13, in the Forbush Gym from 7pm to 10pm.

Parent Portal
Parents, if you do not have access to the Parent Portal to see your child’s grades, please give us a call and ask to speak with our Data Manager, Cheryl Hutchens. We can provide the information you need to set up an account so that you can view your child’s grades from a computer or a smartphone.

Reminder for Seniors and Parents
Be sure to sign up through “Remind” to receive text message alerts with important senior information. A full list of instructions can be found on the Graduation Central page under the “Parents” menu on the Forbush Website. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hutchens.

Clubs and Organizations
Yearbooks are back on sale this week. The cost is $60 and yearbooks will be sold during lunch in the A-Building lobby. You can put down a deposit of $30. Don’t wait, the price will go up!

Any student who is enrolled in the Spring Musical Class next semester is invited to attend an interest meeting for the New York Trip on October 8 at 6:30pm in room 706-H. We will be discussing payment plans, fundraisers, and the trip itinerary.

Home Athletic Events
Tuesday: Volleyball v West Stokes and M Soccer v National Lead Academy
Thursday: Volleyball v Atkins
Friday: Varsity Football v Surry Central

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, September 30, 2018

Principal's Message - 9/30/18

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 Blood Drive
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our Forbush HOSA club, including adviser Adrianna Sloan, on another great Blood Drive conducted last Friday. We collected 149 units in this year’s fall Blood Drive. Many thanks to the students and community members who participated in this year’s drive.

Seniors, sign up for Remind
I have one announcement for our seniors and their parents this evening. Seniors and parents, be sure to sign up through “Remind” to receive text message alerts with important senior information. To receive these text messages, just text @19falcons to 81010 or to 252-558-0171. A full list of instructions can be found on the Graduation Central page under the “Parents” menu on the Forbush Website. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Kennedy or Mr. Hutchens.

AM Student-Drivers
Over the last few weeks, we have had several student-drivers arriving on campus very early in the morning. Parents, we are encouraging all student-drivers not to arrive on campus before 7:30am each morning. This policy is in place for the safety and well-being of our students. Parents, please remind your student drivers not to arrive on campus before 7:30am each morning.

Underclassman Picture Day
Picture Day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be this Wednesday, October 3. Students, this picture will be used for this year’s Student Yearbook. Once again, Picture Day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be this Wednesday, October 3.

Forbush Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser
This Saturday, October 6, is the annual Forbush Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser. This event will begin at 10am. Come on by Forbush High School this Saturday to get a great deal on a great bed while also support our Falcon Band!

Home Athletic Events
Monday - W Tennis v South Stokes
Tuesday - W Tennis v West Stokes
Wednesday - M Soccer v Carver
Thursday - W Tennis v Atkins
Friday - Football v Atkins

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, September 23, 2018

Principal's Message - 9/23/18

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.

Calendar Changes
I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone of the calendar changes approved by the Yadkin County Schools Board of Education. The following calendar changes were made due to the school cancellations caused by Hurricane Florence. Wednesday, October 17, is now a full, normal school day; previously this day was an early dismissal day. Friday, October 19, is now an early dismissal day; previously this day was a teacher workday. Also, Thursday, November 1, is now a full, normal school day; previously this day was an early dismissal day.

No School Tomorrow
Parents and students, please be reminded that tomorrow, Monday, September 24, is still a teacher workday; there will be no school for students tomorrow. Due to various training sessions scheduled for teachers across the district tomorrow, this day was not available to be used as a makeup day.

Student Services Department
The annual Human Growth and Development Parent Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at Yadkinville Elementary School. All freshmen students and their parents are invited to attend. This event will begin at 7pm in the Yadkinville Elementary School Media Center.

Clubs and Organizations
The Forbush Beta Club will be sponsoring a "Pjammin Day" on Wednesday September 26 in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Students and staff are asked to donate $1 or more to their first period teacher on Wednesday to wear pajamas. Please be sure your outfit is school-appropriate. All funds raised will go towards the American Childhood Cancer Organization. Please help us reach our goal of $500.

The Forbush Fall Blood Drive is this Friday, September 28. Students must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent to donate. Also, all donors must have an ID. The Red Cross is in great need of donations as over 200 drives had to be cancelled due Hurricane Florence. Please see Mrs. Sloan in 520-E if you have questions.

Forbush FCA is sponsoring “See you at the Pole” on Wednesday, September 26. Everyone is welcome to attend and free breakfast will be available. This event begins at 7:07am.

Home Athletic Events
Monday - JV Men’s Soccer v. Calvary, Varsity Men’s Soccer v. Walkertown, and Varsity Volleyball v. Starmount
Thursday - Volleyball v. North Surry

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, September 16, 2018

Principal's Message - 9/16/18

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.

Hurricane Florence
I want to begin this evening by sending out my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Florence. I hope that everyone in our Forbush community has been able to remain safe during this storm. If there is anything we can do as a school to help anyone in our Forbush community affected by Hurricane Florence, please reach out to me and let me know. We are here to support our students and their family members however we can.

Clubs and Organizations
The Forbush FFA is having a plant sale beginning Monday, September 17. All plant sales are sold on a first come, first served basis. Contact Mr. Elliott at (336) 302-3587 to place an order. The store is open from 7:30 to 3:30. Please check in at the office.

The first meeting for the Forbush Art Club will be this Wednesday, September 19 at 7:40am in room 701-H.

Seniors, it's time to think about your Senior Page for the Yearbook. Go to the Forbush High School website and click on the Yearbook Page under the "Students" tab for all the information. Ads are due before Christmas break!

Any student bringing their own device should register that device by going to the Forbush High School website, hovering over “Students” and selecting "Register your device." Failing to do so will keep you from getting help when there are network issues and it also may cause you to not have a Chromebook available for use during final exams.

Wrestling Open Mats are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the field house. See coach Farmer in room 803-J for more information.

Home Athletic Events This Week
Tuesday - W Tennis v East Forsyth
Wednesday - M Soccer v Surry Central
Thursday - W Tennis v North Surry, Volleyball v Carver, and JV Football v Carver

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, September 9, 2018

Principal's Message - 9/9/18

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 Services
The PSAT will be given on October 10. Juniors are invited to sign up if they would like to take the PSAT. The cost is $16 and the deadline to sign up is Monday, September 10. If you would like to sign up to take the PSAT, see Mrs. Monroe in the Student Services office.

Students, you are invited to “Coffee with the Counselors,” an informal meeting with our FHS counselors on Wednesday, September 12. Drop by and learn about our FHS Student Services Office and also learn how to navigate the new scholarship website. Once again, this event will be this Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30am in room 308-C.

Clubs and Organizations
If you are a member of HOSA, stay up to date by following us on Twitter at “hosa_forbush” or sign up for the FHS HOSA Remind. Visit the school announcements page for more information.

As a reminder, FCCLA meets every Tuesday at 7:40am in room 305-C.

If you are interested in joining the Robotics Club, it meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:40am in room 806-J.

Wrestling Open Mats are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the field house. See coach Farmer in room 803-J for more information.

Registering Your Device
Any student bringing their own device should register that device by going to the Forbush High School website, hovering over “Students” and selecting "Register your device." Failing to do so will keep you from getting help when there are network issues and it also may cause you to not have a Chromebook available for use during final exams.

Home Athletic Events
Tuesday - Volleyball v. Walkertown
Thursday - Women’s Tennis v. Carver and JV Football v. North Wilkes

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, September 2, 2018

Principal's Message - 9/2/18

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 Tomorrow
First, I want to remind everyone that there will be no school for students or staff tomorrow, Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe Holiday weekend!

Student Services Department
Surry Community College is hosting a College Day on September 11. Juniors and seniors are invited to sign up if they would like to attend. The cost is three dollars and the deadline to sign up is this Friday, September 7. There are a limited number of spots, so if you would like to sign up, see Mrs. Monroe in the Student Services office.

The PSAT will be given on October 10. Juniors are invited to sign up if they would like to take the PSAT. The cost is $16 and the deadline to sign up is Monday, September 10. If you would like to sign up to take the PSAT, see Mrs. Monroe in the Student Services office.

Spirit Week
This upcoming week is Spirit Week as our football team gets ready to take on Starmount this Friday in the annual Unifi Bowl. The themes for each day are: Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and America Friday.

Home Athletic Events
Tuesday: W Tennis v Walkertown
Wednesday: W Tennis v Glenn and M Soccer v Elkin
Thursday: Volleyball v Surry Central, M Soccer v Reagan, & JV Football v Starmount

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.