Sunday, October 13, 2019

Principal's Message - 10/13/19

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

No School October 18 and 21
The First Quarter of the school year ends this week. As a reminder, there will be no school for students on Friday, October 18 or the following Monday, October 21. Report cards will go home with students on Tuesday, October 22.

Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to our FFA Forestry team, who placed 1st at the Federation Forestry Contest. FFA chapters from Wilkes, Surry, and Yadkin competed in this event. Kaleb Matthews was the highest overall individual at the contest with a score of 329 out of 400. Team members include Kaleb Matthews, Ezekiel Matthews, Allie Long, and Josh Long.

Congratulations to the following students who earned their State Leadership Award last week at the State Leadership Camp: Zeke Matthews, Laura Matthews, Haley Beane, Luke Lawson, Hunter Hutchens, Ethan T. Snow, Caitlin Beamon, Beau Webb, Athan Wilson, and Kaitlin Post.

College Application Prep Week
The week is College Application Prep Week. Students, if you are considering post-secondary opportunities, be sure to use this week to get your materials together for your college application. Thursday, October 17 is College Shirt Day, so be sure to wear a shirt with your favorite college this Thursday.

NHS Officer Application
Any current National Honor Society Member interested in being an officer this year, please see Mrs. Roberts in room 706H by this Tuesday, October 15 to pick up an application.

Winter Sports Starting Soon
If you are interested in Indoor Track, come by room 607-G to pick up an information packet. Also, be sure to sign up on the sheet posted on the door.

If you are interested in wrestling this year, see coach Farmer in room 803-J. Open Mats are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in the Fieldhouse.

If you are interested in joining the swim team, see one of the swim coaches, including Mr. Beuter in 202-B, Mr. Vestal in 604-G, or Mrs. Saddler in 305-C.

Home Sports This Week
Wednesday: Women’s Tennis Dual Team Playoffs - First Round (Opponent and Time TBD)
Friday: Varsity Football vs Walkertown (7:30)

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Principal's Message - 10/6/19

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

Congratulations
I want to congratulate our women’s tennis team on winning the conference championship last week. Our Falcons finished the regular season with an undefeated conference record, winning their first conference title since 1976. Forbush begins postseason play in the coming weeks.

I want to thank all of the students who recently participated in our “Pjammin Day” to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Overall, our school raised $595 that will be donated to the American Childhood Cancer Society.

Homecoming Spirit Week
In week is Homecoming Spirit Week as our football team prepares to take on North Surry this Friday evening. The themes for each day this week are: Monday PJ Day, Tropical Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Character Day on Thursday, and on Friday freshmen wear white, sophomores wear red, juniors wear blue, and seniors wear black.

Homecoming Dance
The Forbush Homecoming Dance is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 from 7 to 10 in the Forbush Gym. Tickets will be on sale this week during all lunches in the lobby of A building. Tickets are $10. If you are bringing an outside guest, please come by 703H to pick up an outside guest form. Outside guest forms are due Monday, October 7.

Student Services
Student Services is hosting a FAFSA and Residency presentation this Thursday, October 10 at 8:30am in the Forbush Media Center. Seniors, if you would like to attend, see Mrs. Monroe in Student Services.

Field Trip Tomorrow
If you are traveling to the Dixie Classic Fair tomorrow, Monday, October 7 with Mr. Senter or Mr. Calloway, please meet in room 526E at the beginning of 1st period tomorrow.

Home Sports This Week
Monday: JV and Varsity Men's Soccer vs Atkins
Tuesday: JV and Varsity Volleyball vs Surry Central
Thursday: JV and Varsity Volleyball vs Walkertown
Friday: Varsity Football vs North Surry

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Principal's Message - 9/29/19

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

Students of the Month
I want to begin this evening by congratulating our September Students of the Month. Our Students of the Month for each grade level include: Freshman Nick Weisner, Sophomore Zoe Sanchez, Junior Reagan Wooten, and Senior Zeke Matthews.

Fall Blood Drive
I also want to thank all of our students and community members who participated in our Fall Blood Drive last Friday. We collected 155 units at last week’s drive. Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Sloan and all of the Health Science and HOSA students who helped organize and run this year’s drive.

Human Growth and Development Parent Night
The annual Human Growth and Development Parent Night is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, September 30 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.

Picture Day
Picture Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be held this Thursday, October 3.

Bush Band Mattress Sale
The Forbush Band Mattress Sale fundraiser will be held October 5 from 10am to 5pm in Forbush Gym.

Homecoming Dance
The Forbush Homecoming Dance is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 from 7 to 10 in the Forbush Gym. Tickets will be on sale this week during all lunches in the lobby of A building. Tickets are $5. If you are bringing an outside guest, please come by 703H to pick up an outside guest form. Outside guest forms are due Monday, October 7.

Trip to Puerto Rico
Students, would you like to travel to Puerto Rico? Señora White and Señora Helton are planning a trip for June of 2021. There will be an interest meeting this Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm in room 702-H. This is not a school-sponsored trip and is not affiliated with Yadkin County Schools or Forbush High School. Once again, if you are interested in this opportunity, please attend the interest meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm in room 702-H.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Volleyball vs North Forsyth
Wednesday - Varsity Men's Soccer vs West Stokes
Thursday - Varsity Men's Soccer vs South Stokes and JV Football vs Surry Central

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Principal's Message - 9/22/19

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

No School for Students Tomorrow
To begin this evening, I want to remind everyone that there will be no school for students tomorrow, Monday, September 23. This is a required workday for teachers. Classes resume Tuesday, September 24.

Reminder about Office Hours
Parents, if your child is having difficulty in one or more of their classes, please feel free to reach out to their teachers for more information. Also, please encourage your child to attend their teachers’ “office hours” to get extra help or make up work. All buses arrive on campus by 7:45, so bus riders have an opportunity to visit their teachers during office hours every morning.

Swim Team Interest Meeting
There will be a swim team interest meeting for all new and returning swimmers this Wednesday, September 25 at 7:45am in Coach Saddler's room (305-C). Please see Coach Beuter, Coach Vestal, or Coach Saddler if you have any questions.

Raising Awareness for Childhood Cancer
Students, this Thursday, September 26 will be PJ Day to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. We will be taking donations all week during 3rd period to send to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. We would like to challenge each 3rd period to raise at least $20.

Fall Blood Drive
Our Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, September 27, from 7:30am to 1:00pm. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Donors who are under 18 will need a signed parental consent form. The parental consent form may be turned in to Mrs. Sloan prior to the Blood Drive or students may bring the form on the day of the drive. All donors need a photo ID and are encouraged to hydrate by drinking at least 32 oz of water each day for 2 to 3 days prior to the Drive. Donors are also encouraged to eat foods high in iron one week prior to the Drive, including dark green leafy vegetables and iron-fortified cereals. If you need an appointment you may see Mrs. Sloan or sign up during lunches.

Juntos 4-H
Juntos 4-H is a club funded through NC State that provides mentoring for Latino students. Juntos is having a “Welcome Back to School Kick-off Party” on September 27. If you are interested in joining Juntos, please come out and bring your family. Fliers about the meeting and club applications can be found outside Mrs. Flay’s room (308-C).

Human Growth and Development Parent Night
The annual Human Growth and Development Parent Night is scheduled for Monday, September 30 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.

Home Sports This Week
Monday - Men's Soccer vs North Surry
Tuesday - Women's Tennis vs Surry Central and Volleyball vs Atkins
Wednesday - Women's Tennis vs South Stokes
Thursday - Women's Tennis vs Walkertown and JV Football vs Atkins

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Principal's Message - 9/15/19

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

Spirit Week Shout Out
I want to begin this evening by giving a shout out to all of our students who participated in Spirit Week last week. Though the game last Friday did not end the way we wanted it to, our team played hard, never gave up, and our student section was incredible once again. Great job Falcons!

First Quarter Reminders
Students and parents, we have reached the quarter mark of this semester and progress reports went home with students last week. Students, if you are having difficulty in any of your classes, please reach out to your teachers and be sure to attend their morning office hours for additional help. Parents, you can also call or email your child’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns about their progress in any of their classes.

No School September 20 and 23
This is a reminder that there will be no school for students this Friday, September 20 or next Monday, September 23. These are required workdays for teachers.

Senior Parent Meeting
For our parents of Seniors, this is a reminder that there will be a Senior Parent Meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, September 16. This meeting will be held in the FHS Media Center beginning at 6pm. If you have any questions, please call or email our Student Services office, including counselors Anna Whitley and Cori Fricke, or secretary Debbie Monroe.

Athletics Booster Club Meeting
The Athletics Booster Club meeting that was originally scheduled for September 30 has been moved to this Tuesday, September 17. The meeting will begin at 7:30 in Cafeteria One. Once again, the next Athletics Booster Club Meeting will be Tuesday, September 17, beginning at 7:30 in Cafeteria One.

FCCLA Meeting
The next meeting for FCCLA will be this Tuesday, September 17, at 7:45am in room 304-C. Please see Mrs. Sizemore if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events
Looking ahead, please save the date for these upcoming events in late-September and October:

Our Fall Blood Drive will be held September 27 in the Forbush Gym.

Picture Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be held October 3.

The Forbush Band Mattress Sale fundraiser will be held October 5 from 10am to 5pm in Forbush Gym.

Our 2019 Homecoming Dance will be held October 12, beginning at 7pm in the Forbush Gym.

Home Sports This Week
Monday - Varsity Men’s Soccer vs Carver
Wednesday - JV Men’s Soccer vs Statesville and Varsity Men’s Soccer vs North Forsyth
Thursday - JV and Varsity Volleyball vs West Stokes, JV Men’s Soccer vs Davie, Varsity Men’s Soccer vs East Surry

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Principal's Message - 9/8/19

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

Spirit Week
To begin this evening, I would like to remind everyone that next week is Unifi Bowl Spirit Week as our football team prepares to take on county-rival Starmount this Friday. The themes for each day next week include:

Monday - Team Jersey Day
Tuesday - Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday - Space Day
Thursday - Throwback Day
Friday - America Day

Canned Food Drive
Forbush and Starmount High Schools will also be participating in a Canned Food Drive this week. Students, if you bring five cans of food to your first period class, you name will be entered into a drawing to win a Student Athletic pass. Each time you donate five cans, your name will be entered again. We will draw four winners (one from each grade level) on Friday. If you already have an athletic pass, you will receive $40. All canned food items will be donated to a local community ministry.

Clubs and Organizations
There will be a meeting for all Skills members on Wednesday, September 11, beginning at 7:40am in Mr. Senter’s room (519E).

Our first Youth and Government club meeting will be this Thursday, September 12, beginning at 7:45am in Ms. Sizemore’s room (304-C).

Senior Parent Night - September 16
Looking ahead to the week after next, I want to remind all parents of current seniors that there will be a Senior Parent Night held on Monday, September 16. This meeting will be held in the FHS Media Center beginning at 6pm. If you have any questions, please call or email our Student Services office, including counselors Anna Whitley and Cori Fricke, or secretary Debbie Monroe.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Women's Tennis v Atkins (4:30) and JV and Varsity Volleyball vs North Surry (JV 5:00, Varsity 7:00)
Wednesday - Volleyball vs West Wilkes (JV 5:00, Varsity 7:00) and Varsity Men's Soccer vs Starmount (6:00)
Friday - Varsity Football vs Starmount (7:30)

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Principal's Message - 9/1/19

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

No School Tomorrow - Labor Day Holiday
I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone that there is no school tomorrow for students or staff in observance of Labor Day. Classes resume Tuesday, September 3.

Teacher Office Hours
As we enter the fourth week of school, I want to remind students and parents that our teachers have designated mornings when they are available to help students before the school day begins. We call this time “office hours,” and each teacher has at least two days a week when they are available to help students make up missed work or receive tutoring if they are struggling in a class. Students, I highly recommend using this time between 7:40 and 8:10 each morning if you miss a class due to an absence or if you would like some extra help from your teacher.

Paperwork for Free- or Reduced-Price Meals
Parents, if your child has received free or reduced price meals in the past, please be sure to complete the appropriate paperwork this week if you have not already. This paperwork must be completed each year, so if you have not completed this paperwork please do so as soon as possible. Students may pick up this paperwork from the office.

SCC College Day
Juniors and seniors, you are invited to sign up for the SCC College Day, scheduled for September 10 from 8:15 to 10:45. See Mrs. Klimczyk in the office for more information. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 6.

PSAT
Juniors or seniors who wish to take the PSAT can sign-up in the office no later than Friday, September 6. The test will be given on Saturday, October 19 at 8am here at Forbush High School and the cost is $17. See Mrs. Dinkins to sign up.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Volleyball vs Carver
Wednesday - Women's Tennis vs North Iredell and Volleyball vs North Iredell
Thursday - Women's Tennis vs West Stokes, JV Men's Soccer vs Reagan, and V Men's Soccer vs East Wilkes
Friday - Men's Soccer vs Parkland

That is all for this evening. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a reminder, please be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Forbush High School. Thank you for your time this evening, goodnight.