Sunday, June 2, 2019

Principal's Message - 6/2/19

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

I want to begin this evening by thanking everyone for another great school year. We had an excellent Commencement Ceremony last week and I congratulate all of our seniors for all they have accomplished. Forbush graduates, best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

Summer Office Hours
During the summer beginning tomorrow, June 3, our office will be open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday. However, you are always welcome to email me at any time if you have questions or concerns.

Report Cards
Report Cards will be available beginning next Monday, June 10, for students or parents to pick up. Feel free to drop by the office during our summer hours to pick up your report card at your convenience.

Summer School Classes
Students, there is still time to sign up to take summer school classes during the month of June. Please call the school or email me if you are interested. Summer School for course credit recovery begins this Thursday, June 6 at 8am in room 311-C.

Have a Great Summer!
This will be my final regular Sunday phone message for the school year. I will send messages periodically over the summer as needed. If you ever need to reach me over the summer for any reason, please feel free to contact the school or send me an email (robert.kennedy@yadkin.k12.nc.us). Also, don’t forget to check out our web site and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates. Thank you for your time this evening, have a great summer, goodnight.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Principal's Message - 5/26/19

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

2019 Commencement
I want to begin this evening by thanking everyone for another great school year. Our 2018-19 school year will culminate with our 2019 Commencement Ceremony for our Seniors this Wednesday, May 29, which will take place at 5pm at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University. We look forward to seeing you there!

Memorial Day and Summer Office Hours
As a reminder, tomorrow (Monday, May 27) our office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. During the summer beginning in June, our office will be open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday. However, you are always welcome to email me at any time if you have questions or concerns.

Report Cards
Report Cards will be available beginning in June for students or parents to pick up. Feel free to drop by the office during our summer hours to pick up your report card at your convenience.

Summer School Classes
Students, if you are interested in taking summer school classes in June, please visit Student Services or the main office to pick up an application. Rising seniors may sign up for English 4 or Honors English 4. Students may also sign up for credit recovery courses if they would like to receive credit for a class they previously failed. Space is limited, so please complete an application and return it to the main office as soon as possible. Summer School classes for Credit Recovery begin Thursday, June 6.

Cheerleading
If you are interested in cheerleading next year, late registration and tryouts will be held on Tuesday, May 28 from 4pm to 6pm. Tryouts will be held at ESA in Yadkinville (2062 West Main Street). This will be the last tryout for JV/Varsity and Varsity competition for the upcoming fall season. Anyone needing more information can call Head Coach April Holleman at 336-428-8452 or send an email to: forbushcheerleading@gmail.com.

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, May 19, 2019

Principal's Message - 5/19/19

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

Spring Sports
The men’s and women’s track teams recently completed their seasons, with the following individuals winning conference titles: Miranda Bellanger in the shot put and the 4x800 team of Yamel Cortez, Natalia Holcomb, Darlene Valverde, and Lorena Mendoza.

The men’s tennis team finished second in the conference this year with senior Matt Wilhelm advancing all the way to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

Men’s golf, baseball, softball, and women’s soccer all brought home conference titles this season.

Men’s golf completed the season with a 68-7 record and finished 5th in the state. The baseball team finished with a 17-8 overall record, 10-2 in conference play. The softball team finished with an undefeated 12-0 conference record, 20-4 overall, and a #11 ranking in the state.

The women’s soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, finishing the season with a perfect 12-0 record in conference play, 17-3-2 overall, and a #7 ranking in the state. Congratulations to all of our spring student-athletes.

Students of the Month
I also want to congratulate our final group of students of the month for the 2018-19 school year. These students include Norah Smitherman, Reid Coe, Hannah Newton, and Chase Farmer.

State Exams Begin Tomorrow
Parents and students, this is a reminder that spring semester state exams begin tomorrow, Monday, May 20. First period exams will be administered on Monday, second period on Tuesday, third period on Wednesday, and fourth period on Thursday. Friday will serve as an exam make-up day and students only need to attend school on that day if they need to make up a state exam. Details regarding the Spring Semester Exam Schedule can be found on our website near the bottom of the home page under “Latest News.”

Cheerleading Informational Meeting and Tryouts
There will be an informational meeting tomorrow, Monday, May 20 for all prospective cheerleaders and their parents beginning at 6:30pm in the Forbush cafeteria. Cheerleading tryouts for the 2019 Fall season will be held May 22, 23, and 24 from 4pm to 6pm.

Special Event for Seniors who attended Boonville Elementary
Any Forbush senior who previously attended school at Boonville Elementary is invited to a Senior breakfast on Thursday, May 23, if they do not have a 4th period exam that morning. If you are interested in attending this special event, please contact Dr. Kennedy so that he can provide you with additional information.

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, May 12, 2019

Principal's Message - 5/12/19

Good evening, this is Dr. 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 Hunter Safety team for placing second as a team in Shotgun, Orienteering, and Overall at their recent competition. In addition to the team accomplishments, Joshua Long finished in first place in Orienteering and Garrett Poindexter finished in first place in Shotgun.

Final Week of Instruction - State Exams Begin May 20
Parents and students, this coming week is the final week of instruction before state exams begin May 20. Details regarding the Spring Semester Exam Schedule can be found on our website near the bottom of the home page under “Latest News.” If you have any questions about the exam schedule, please feel free to call or email me.

Cafeteria Charges and Debt
Students and parents, this is a reminder that tomorrow, Monday, May 13, is the last day that we are able to accept cafeteria charges for this school year. Please be sure all cafeteria debt is paid in full before the end of the school year.

Summer School
Students, if you are interested in taking summer school classes in June, please visit Student Services or the main office to pick up an application. Rising seniors may sign up for English 4 or Honors English 4. Students may also sign up for credit recovery courses if they would like to receive credit for a class they previously failed. Space is limited, so please complete an application and return it to the main office as soon as possible.

Events Saturday, May 18
The Forbush Theatre Department is hosting a Yard & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 7am to 2pm in the front parking lot at Forbush High School. Please save the date for this event if you would like to attend! The Theatre Department will be collecting donations for the sale this week, Monday through Friday after school if you would like to support this fundraising opportunity.

Also on Saturday, May 18, Forbush Skills will be hosting a Barbeque and Cruise-In from 11am to 2pm. Forbush Skills is pre-selling food tickets and plates of chicken, baked beans, slaw, and dessert can be purchased for $10. Please contact Mr. Senter if you would like to purchase a plate.

Cheerleading Tryouts
Cheerleading tryouts for the 2019 Fall season will be held May 22, 23, and 24 from 4pm to 6pm. Also, there will be an informational meeting regarding tryouts on Monday, May 20 for all prospective cheerleaders and their parents beginning at 6:30pm in the Forbush cafeteria.

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, May 5, 2019

Principal's Message - 5/5/19

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.

Ten Instructional Days Remaining
Students and parents, we have only 10 instructional days remaining in this school year. Students, please be sure to check your grades and complete any assignments you are missing. Also, please visit your teachers during their morning office hours if you need any additional help in any of your classes. Spring semester exams begin May 20.

Exams Begin May 20
Details regarding the Spring Semester Exam Schedule can be found on our website near the bottom of the home page under “Latest News.” As we have done in the past, First Period exams will be given on Monday, May 20, Second Period exams will be given on Tuesday, Third Period exams will be given on Wednesday, and Fourth Period exams will be given on Thursday. Friday, May 24, will be used as an Exam Make-up Day, so students will only need to attend school that day if they need to make up an exam that they missed earlier in the week. Once again, details regarding the Spring Semester Exam Schedule can be found on our website near the bottom of the home page under “Latest News,” but feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to Zach Morris, Alesha Milholand, and Zeke Matthews, all of whom will be representing Forbush High School at the Skills USA National Competition this summer in Louisville, Kentucky. These three students have the opportunity to win a lot of scholarship money, so we wish them the best of luck at the National Competition in June. Also, congratulations to our Skills advisor, Mr. Keith Senter.

YCS Board of Education Student Representative
Juniors, if you are interested in serving as the Student Representative for the Yadkin County Board of Education next year, please submit a 1-to-2 page essay detailing why you believe you are the best person to serve in this role. Please turn in this essay and an updated resume to the main office by the end of the day tomorrow, Monday, May 6.

FFA Banquet
The FFA Banquet will be held this Tuesday, May 7, at the Ag Center in Yadkinville. This event will begin at 6:30.

Forbush JROTC
The Forbush JROTC Awards Ceremony is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 7. This event will begin at 5:45 in the Forbush Auditorium.

The Forbush JROTC Falcon 5K is scheduled for this Saturday, May 11. The 5K will be held on the Forbush track beginning at 9am.

"The Rehearsal"
Tickets are now on sale for the Forbush Drama Club’s performance of “The Rehearsal.” The show is scheduled for this Friday, May 10, beginning at 7pm in the Forbush Auditorium.

Home Athletic Events Next Week
We will have several home playoff games for various sports next week, however, the schedule has not yet been released by the High School Athletic Association. Please follow us on Twitter or Facebook for information about this week’s home athletic events.

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, April 28, 2019

Principal's Message - 4/28/19

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.

15 Instructional Days Remaining - Spring Semester Exams Begin May 20
Students and parents, we have only 15 instructional days remaining in this school year. Students, please be sure to check your grades and complete any assignments you are missing. Also, please visit your teachers during their morning office hours if you need any additional help in any of your classes. Spring semester exams begin May 20.

Student Accomplishments
I would like to congratulate Forbush tennis player Matt Wilhelm on winning the 2019 WPAC Tournament Singles title. Matt was also named WPAC Player of the Year. Congratulations to Matt Wilhelm and to Forbush men’s tennis coach Mr. Tuck.

YCS Board of Education Student Representative
Juniors, if you are interested in serving as the Student Representative for the Yadkin County Board of Education next year, please submit a 1-to-2 page essay detailing why you believe you are the best person to serve in this role. Please turn in this essay and an updated resume to the main office by Monday, May 6.

Senior Signing Day
Any senior planning to attend college, join the military or the workforce after graduation, sign up in Student Services to participate in Signing Day on Tuesday, April 30. Once again, our Senior Signing Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30.

Summer School Opportunities
Students, if you are interested in taking summer school classes in June, please visit Student Services or the main office to pick up an application. Rising seniors may sign up for English 4 or Honors English 4. Students may also sign up for credit recovery courses if they would like to receive credit for a class they previously failed. Space is limited, so please complete an application and return it to the main office as soon as possible.

Open House Events at Surry Community College
Surry Community College is offering several Open House nights for various programs. Please visit our Facebook page or Twitter account for detailed information about these events.

Spring Picture Day
Spring Picture Day for students in grades 9 through 11 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1. Pick up a form in the main office if you are interested in spring pictures. You must have a completed order form to have your picture taken.

National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony
If you are joining the National Technical Honor Society, the Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, at 6pm in the Forbush Media Center.

Seniors Walks, Senior Luncheon, & Awards Day
Our 2019 Senior Walks are scheduled for this Friday, May 3. Following the visits to their elementary schools, Seniors will participate in a class luncheon before Awards Day that afternoon. Awards Day will begin at 1pm on Friday, May 3, and will be held at Enon Baptist Church.

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, April 21, 2019

Principal's Message - 4/21/19

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

Only 20 Instructional Days Remaining
Students and parents, we have only 20 instructional days remaining in this school year. Students, please be sure to check your grades and complete any assignments you are missing. Also, please visit your teachers during their morning office hours if you need any additional help in any of your classes. Spring semester exams begin May 20.

Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to the Forbush FFA Cattle Working Team on their 2nd place finish at the recent State Cattle Working Competition. Team members include: Eli Thomas, Sarah Hutchens, and Wesley Ratledge. Congratulations to these students and FFA Advisor Jarret Elliott.

I also want to give a shout out to Senora Helton, Mrs. Matthews, Mrs. Beuter, Mrs. Frazier, and all of the Forbush faculty who helped make our 2019 Prom another huge success. Thank you to all the students who attended; we hope that everyone enjoyed the evening and made some lifelong memories at this year’s Prom.

Driver Education
Driver Education classes will begin tomorrow, Monday, April 22. Students interested in taking the class must be born on or before November 2, 2004. The classes will run through May 3 and all classes will be held in the Forbush Media Center from 3:15 to 6:15. No registration is required, but all students must attend all classes, bring a notebook and pen, and pay the $65 fee.

Drama Club Meeting
The next Drama Club meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 7:40am in room 704-H.

YCS Board of Education Student Representative
Juniors, if you are interested in serving as the Student Representative for the Yadkin County Board of Education next year, please submit a 1-to-2 page essay detailing why you believe you are the best person to serve in this role. Please turn in this essay and an updated resume to the main office by Monday, May 6.

Forbush Hall of Fame Nominations
Nominations for the 2019-2020 Hall of Fame Class are now being accepted. Please visit our website, scroll over the “Parents and Community” tab, and click on “Forbush Hall of Fame” to find the nomination form.


Nominations for the 2019-2020 class are due by the end of May.

FFA Spring Sale
The FFA Spring Sale has now begun. If you would like to place an order, please contact Mr. Elliott at (336) 302-3587. The store is open from 7:30 to 3:30. Please check in at the office.

Home Athletic Events
Monday, April 22
Varsity W Soccer vs Surry Central (6:00pm)

Tuesday, April 23
JV Baseball vs Mt. Tabor (5:00pm)

Wednesday, April 24
JV W Soccer vs West Forsyth (5:30pm)
Varsity W Soccer vs Walkertown (7:00pm)

Thursday, April 25
Varsity W Soccer vs Atkins (6:00pm)

Friday, April 26
JV Baseball vs Walkertown (4:30pm)
Varsity Baseball vs Atkins (7:00pm)

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.