Sunday, October 15, 2017

Principal's Message - 10/15/17

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.

End of the 1st Grading Period
I want to begin this evening by reminding all students and parents that this Friday, October 20, is the end of the first grading period. Students are reminded to meet with their teachers tomorrow to make sure they are aware of any missing assignments. You only have a few more days to pull up your grade before we begin the new quarter, so meet with your teachers tomorrow before school, during class, or before the end of the day.

Human Growth and Development Parent Night
Parents of 9th grade students at FHS that you are invited to the annual Human Growth and Development Parent Night, scheduled for this Tuesday, October 17. This event will begin at 6pm in the media center at Forbush High School. Once again, all parents of current 9th grade students are invited to attend.

School Counseling Office
Sophomores, are you strong in the areas of science and math and do you want to learning more about a challenging and exciting program? If so, please plan to attend a North Carolina School of Science and Math informational session on October 19. If you would like to attend, sign up in the Counseling Office by tomorrow, Monday, October 16.

Clubs and Organizations
If you are interested in a job or degree in Transportation, please drop by and see Mr. Senter in 519E before October 20. Interested students will be able to attend a field trip on October 25 for a tour of a plant and a college presentation. Lunch will be provided. See Mr. Senter if you are interested.

The FFA Food Drive will begin tomorrow, October 16. Nonperishable items and cans will be collected in your 4th period class. The 4th period class that collects the most cans will receive Krispy Kreme donuts!

Students and parents, please support the 3rd annual Forbush Jr. Civitan Coat Drive. Friday at our Homecoming football game, we will be collecting new and gently used coats for our local branch of the Salvation Army. If you have a coat that you haven't used in a while and would like to donate it to a good cause, please support our coat drive this Friday night. We will be set up to collect donations at the main gate as you enter the game.

Homecoming Week
This week is Homecoming at FHS. Please be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook so you will know the different themes for each day of Homecoming Week.

The annual FHS Powderpuff Football Game will be held tomorrow, Monday, October 16, in the football stadium beginning at 6pm.

Home Sports This Week
Wednesday - Men’s Soccer v Walkertown
Friday - Football v North Surry

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 8, 2017

Principal's Message - 10/8/17

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.

Early Dismissal on Wednesday
I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone that this Wednesday, October 11 is an early dismissal day. All students will be dismissed at noon.

Student and Club Accomplishments
HOSA would like to thank everyone for their help and participation in this year’s Blood Drive. 162 units were collected and each unit can save up to three individuals, for a total of 486 lifesaving transfusions.

Brady Miller was selected to sing in the North Carolina Honors Chorus later this fall. Over 900 students from 90 different schools across the state audition for this opportunity, with only 173 chosen this year. Congratulations to Brady for his selection to this prestigious chorus.

School Counseling Office
Sophomores, are you strong in the areas of science and math and do you want to learning more about a challenging and exciting program? If so, please plan to attend a North Carolina School of Science and Math informational session on October 19. If you would like to attend, sign up in the Counseling Office by October 16.

Clubs and Organizations
The next Beta meeting for all members and new inductees will be this Tuesday in room 513E beginning at 7:50am.

The Drama Club will meet on Wednesday in room 704H beginning at 7:30am.

The next HOSA meetings will be after school on Thursday and before school on Friday at 7:15am in room 520E.

If you are interested in a job or degree in Transportation, please drop by and see Mr. Senter in 519E before October 20. Interested students will be able to attend a field trip on October 25 for a tour of a plant and a college presentation. Lunch will be provided. See Mr. Senter if you are interested.

Human Growth and Development Parent Night
Parents of 9th grade students at FHS are invited to the annual Human Growth and Development Parent Night, scheduled for October 17. This event is scheduled to begin at 6pm in the media center at Forbush High School. Once again, all parents of current 9th grade students are invited to attend.

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 1, 2017

Principal's Message - 10/1/17

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.

Skills USA
I want to begin this evening with an announcement about our Skills team. For the first time in the history of the organization, Yadkin County holds all Region 7 officer positions. Zach Morris and Alesha Milholland were voted in as officers for the region. Congratulations to Skills adviser Keith Senter and the entire Forbush Skills team.

School Counseling Office
Seniors, mark your calendars for a Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm in the Auditorium for anyone who needs help paying for college next year. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend. Once again, this workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm in the Auditorium.

Sophomore and Juniors, sign-ups for the PSAT have been extended. You can sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Monroe during your lunch and the cost is $15. The deadline to sign up is this Tuesday October 3 or until our spots fill up. The PSAT will be given on October 14 at 8am.

Juniors and Seniors, are you interested in taking College Classes this spring? Registration for spring classes begins in October. To start the process, first complete a Career & College Promise application from Ms. Mitze. Next, see Mrs. Pennix in Room 600G on Tuesdays from 9:00am-1:30pm for more information.

Child Nutrition Department
If you feel you need assistance to pay for your child’s breakfast and lunch, please complete a free and reduced meal form as soon as possible. If you qualified last year for free or reduced-priced lunch and have not yet re-applied, you must do so by October 1. As a reminder, you must re-apply for free or reduced lunch every year in order to receive this service.

Clubs and Organizations
Yearbooks will go on sale this week in the lobby of A building during lunches. Yearbooks are $60. You can put down a deposit of $25 to reserve your copy. We sold out of books last year, so don't wait to buy yours!

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance will be on sale during lunches through this Friday, October 6. Tickets are $5. Outside guest forms are available in the office or in 703H. Please return outside guest forms by October 13 to Senora Helton. You must pay your fees before you can receive your ticket! The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 7-10pm.

Sports This Week
Tuesday - Volleyball v. Surry Central
Wednesday - Men’s Soccer v. Surry Central
Thursday - JV Football v. Atkins and Volleyball v. Walkertown

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, September 24, 2017

Principal's Message - 9/24/17

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 Tomorrow
I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, September 25. Tomorrow is a teacher workday, so there will be no school for students. Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 26.

Child Nutrition Department
If you feel you need assistance to pay for your child’s breakfast and lunch, please complete a free and reduced meal form as soon as possible. If you qualified last year for free or reduced-priced lunch and have not yet re-applied, you must do so by October 1. As a reminder, you must re-apply for free or reduced lunch every year in order to receive this service.

School Counseling Office
Sophomore and Juniors, sign-ups for the PSAT have been extended. You can sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Monroe during your lunch and the cost is $15. The deadline to sign up is now October 3 or until our spots fill up. The PSAT will be given on October 14 at 8am.

Seniors, mark your calendars for a Financial Aid Workshop on October 3 at 6pm in the Auditorium. If you are planning to attend college next year and need money to help pay for college, then this workshop is for you. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office.

Juniors and Seniors, are you interested in taking College Classes this spring? Registration for spring classes begins in October. To start the process, first complete a Career & College Promise application from Ms. Mitze. Next, see Mrs. Pennix in Room 600G on Tuesdays from 9:00am-1:30pm for more information.

Clubs and Organizations
Our Fall Blood Drive will be this Friday, September 29. Students will be available during some lunches for you to sign up to donate or you can see Mrs. Sloan in room 520E. Donors who are younger than 16 years old will need parental consent and all donors will need a photo ID.

Skills members who are planning to travel to the Fair on October 2 must see Mr. Senter and sign up by this Thursday, September 28. There will have a meeting for all Skills members (State and Local) on that Thursday at 7:40. If you do not attend the meeting, you will not be able to go to the Fair.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Women’s Tennis v. Surry Central
Wednesday - Men’s Soccer v. West Stokes and Women’s Tennis v. Mt. Airy

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, September 17, 2017

Principal's Message - 9/17/17

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.

School Counseling Office
Parents, we are offering a Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, September 19 for all parents who would like to hear the Senior Presentation in person. This presentation will begin at 6pm and will also include a time for Q&A at the end. An online version of this presentation has also been posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

10th and 11th grade students: sign-ups for the PSAT have begun. You can sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Monroe during your lunch and the cost is $15. The deadline to sign up is September 22, or until our spots fill up.

Clubs and Organizations
Anyone interested in joining the FHS Journalism Club, please attend an informational meeting on September 20 at 7:45am in Ms. McCollum's room (233B).

Our Fall Blood Drive will be Friday, September 29. Students will be available during some lunches for you to sign up to donate or you can see Mrs. Sloan in room 520E. Donors who are 16 years old will need parental consent and all donors will need a photo ID.

Additional Reminders
Students, earlier in the week we had a lot of trash left in the courtyard. This is a reminder that if this continues we will lose outside eating privileges. Please throw your trash away in the trash cans and, if you see trash on our campus, please pick it up and throw it away.

Car riders, please be reminded that no students should be dropped off at the roundabout behind or beside of the school in the mornings. Students should only be dropped off in front of the school at the sidewalk. This is an issue of student safety, so thank you for your attention to this matter.

Home Sports This Week
Monday - Women’s Tennis v. Atkins and Men’s Soccer v. North Surry
Tuesday - Volleyball v. Atkins
Thursday - Volleyball v. Carver
Friday - Football v. Carver

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, September 10, 2017

Principal's Message - 9/10/17

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.

School Counseling Office
10th and 11th grade students: sign-ups for the PSAT will begin tomorrow, Monday, September 11. You can sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Monroe during your lunch and the cost is $15. The deadline to sign up is September 22, or until our spots fill up. The PSAT will be given on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 8am here at Forbush. Over 3.5 million high school students take the PSAT each year. This test helps you prepare for the SAT while determining your eligibility for a National Merit Scholarship.

Parents, if you were not able to attend the September 8 Senior Presentation, we are offering an optional Senior Parent Night on September 19 for all parents who would like to hear the presentation in person. This presentation will begin at 6pm and will also include a time for Q&A at the end. An online version of this presentation has also been posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Clubs and Organizations
The first Junior Civitan meeting of the year will be held this Thursday, September 14 at 7:50am in Coach Vestal's room (604G).

The FHS Drama Club will meet this Wednesday morning, September 13 in Mrs. Campbell's room, 704H, beginning at 7:30. If you are interested in joining the Drama Club please make arrangements to attend this meeting or see Mrs. Campbell.

Home Sports This Week
Monday - Volleyball v. North Wilkes and JV Men’s Soccer v. Davie
Tuesday - Men’s Soccer v. West Forsyth and Women’s Tennis v. Atkins
Thursday - Volleyball v. West Stokes
Friday - Football v. North Wilkes
(Events subject to change due to potential inclement weather this week)

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, September 3, 2017

Principal's Message - 9/3/17

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.

I want to begin this evening by reminding everyone that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day to rest and relax with family and friends.

Counseling Office
Seniors, please make plans to attend the annual senior presentation entitled “Going to College - Get Organized and Get Started.” This meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 8 at the start of 2nd period in the auditorium. Seniors will learn about resources to use to research career options, college choices, prepare for the SAT & ACT, pay for college, and more! Once again, this meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 8 at the start of 2nd period in the auditorium.

Clubs and Organizations
The Fellowship of Christian Students will collect money for our neighbors in Texas and those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The first period class that collects the most money will receive a free breakfast. Collection will end this Thursday, September 7. If our school collects a combined total of $2,500 we will have an ice cream social later in the semester!

Additional Reminders
Students, in order to continue receiving Free and Reduced Lunch you must complete a new form at the beginning of each school year. If you have not completed a new form this year, please stop by the office. You will be charged for breakfast and lunch until the form is turned in and processed by the county office.

Unifi Bowl shirts will be available for purchase in the lobby of A building during lunches on Tuesday through Thursday for $5.00. Students who would like to purchase a t-shirt and game ticket combo can do so for the reduced price of $8.00. This combination price is for Forbush students only. Any remaining shirts will be available for purchase at the game on Friday in the concession stand.

Home Sports This Week
Tuesday - Volleyball v. North Surry
Wednesday - Women’s Tennis v. West Forsyth
Thursday - Women’s Tennis v. West Stokes, JV Men’s Soccer v. Mt. Airy, and Varsity Men’s Soccer v. South Stokes
Friday - Football 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.