Falcon Focus

Week of January 26, 2015

Do you have something to add, or a correction to be made??

Please email Tandi Owen: tandrea.owen@forneyisd.net

A Note From Dr. Johnston

Over the next several weeks, we will be communicating several important dates about course selection for next year. It is very important that our students make well-informed decisions when choosing their courses. Counselors will begin speaking with students next week. We are very excited about the direction of the district as we work to provide our students with course offerings that will help them achieve their College and Career pathway goals.

Friday Funny

What do you break before you use it?

See bottom of Falcon Focus for answer...Happy Friday!

Support Falcon Nation...Join PTO

Are you looking for a way to support our students and NFHS? You can join the NFHS Parent-Teacher Organization just send an email to NFFalconsPTO@gmail.com for more information.


Congratulations Powerlifters

Boys power lifting competed this past Saturday at the Forney High Power Lifting Invitational.

Victor Ejaisi came in 4th place in the 148 lb weight class.

Norris Floyd came in 2nd in the Super Heavy Weight class.

Other who competed were Cesar Rivera, Grant Fischer, and Freshmen Austin Patricia, Deavin Beamon, Calvin Ribera, Ray Yates, and Adam Friesen.

Please congratulate these young men on competing and representing North Forney in a positive manner.

Our next meet will be here (NFHS) Saturday Jan 31. These young men, as well as some other young men and women will be competing for the Falcons on that day. The kids would love to see you there!!!!

What's Happening On-Campus

Testing is coming

All students should attend school in standardized dress clothes. Students should not bring pillows or blankets to testing rooms. Lunch will be served in the testing rooms and students should either bring a lunch or be prepared to order lunch.

Benchmark testing will be used to help teachers identify students in need of intervention this spring before STAAR testing.

English 1 District Benchmark - Tuesday, January 27th

English 2 District Benchmark - Wednesday, January 28th

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) - Thursday, February 19th, in order to qualify for TVCC dual credit classes

Cocoa for Cancer

Join the NFHS Student Council for a morning cup of hot chocolate or apple cider to support our "Cocoa for Cancer" fundraiser benefiting the Kaufman County Student Council Relay For Life Team. Your $1.00 donation for a cup of cocoa or cider will certainly warm your hearts. Please visit us in the east and west glassways on the first floor daily from 7:45-8:05.

Boys Track and Field Parent Meeting

Parent meeting for boys track and field will be held on Monday, January 26th at 6:00pm with the location TBD.

Yearbook - Last Chance DEADLINE

The last chance to order a 2014-2015 yearbook is JANUARY 30, 2015, cost is $60.

If you don't order a yearbook, you are not guaranteed one. There is no waiting list for extras and no extras are ordered.

The 2015 yearbook includes videos from the year! How? With an app called Aurasma. Download the free app to any smart device. Pull out a dollar bill, let your smart device scan the back of it, and watch the video play on the device. You can also visit the Aurasma web site and scan some of their pictures to view more videos…There’s MORE to the 2015 yearbook than meets the eye. You won’t want to miss a copy of this exciting book!

Order today! www.jostensyearbooks.com

Not feeling well...

Please remain home from school if you have:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or above - individuals should not take medication to mask a fever, and then come to school. Treating a fever does not treat the cause of a fever. Individuals should not return to school until fever free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting - if an individual has vomiting or diarrhea in the morning before school, it is best to stay home until free of symptoms without medication
  • Red eyes with yellow-green discharge or crusting
  • Undetermined rash

Counselor's Corner

Dual Credit Meeting for Parents

When: Thursday, February 5th at 6:30

Where: NFHS Auditorium

What: Any student interested in taking dual credit college classes next year should attend. Dual credit is available for 10th -12th grade students.

See information regarding TSI testing below

If you cannot attend this meeting, the same information will be presented on Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 at FHS

Financial Aid Night

When: Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00pm

Where: NFHS Auditorium

What: An SMU representative will give financial aid information on all aspects of collect financial aid, including FAFSA

TSI Testing at NFHS required to register for Dual Credit classes

When: Thursday, February 19, during school hours

Where: NFHS

What: Students must take the TSI test in order to enroll for dual credit classes. Cost is $30, payable to NFHS.

Sign-up: February 4th (WED) -February 11th (WED) during all lunches

College Acceptance

Has your child received an acceptance letter from a college or university? Please have your child bring this letter to the counseling office, so that we may make a copy. The counselors will soon begin making their “college wall” of all students accepted to a college or university for next fall.

It's never too early...

...to begin gathering information about college. Go to www.collegeforalltexans.com to find helpful information about the college process, college costs, and financial aid.

A planning guide to aid in your quest: http://goo.gl/fdQdPM (please be patient, it's 18 pages and it may take a few moments to open).

Looking for Scholarships on the web??

Are you looking for scholarships? Search engines require you to create a profile and they will then send you scholarships opportunities which may apply to you. There should be NO cost involved with any of these search engines:

· Fast Web: http://www.fastweb.com

· Zinch: www.zinch.com

· Tuition Funding Sources: http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

· Scholarship Points : http://www.scholarshippoints.com/

· Every Chance Every Texan: http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/

Please visit the Counseling Center website (http://goo.gl/KuLoDo), to find the latest scholarship updates under Money for College.

As always, if you have questions please contact your student's counselor.

A-F - Ms. Rain

G-N - Ms. Baughman

O-Z - Ms. Byrd

After School Intervention (ASI)

Giving effort and meeting timelines are habits that can be developed. Please continue to encourage your student to strive to give their best effort and submit each assignment on-time or before the due date.

We appreciate your support as we challenge our students to set, raise, and achieve personal learning goals.

If you have not had an opportunity to view the video on ASI, please click the following link.


If you have questions for a specific staff member please use the links below to identify contact information and tutorial times.:

Teacher emails: http://goo.gl/ESaQp9

Teacher tutorials: http://goo.gl/gvh9aW

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 23

Blood Drive (see additional information above)

Boys BASKETBALL @ Royse City

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Royse City

Softball tryouts (more info above)

Saturday, January 24

Softball tryouts

Tuesday, January 27

Boys BASKETBALL @ Rockwall Heath HS

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Rockwall Heath HS

Boys SOCCER vs. Rockwall Heath HS

Girls SOCCER @ Rockwall Heath HS

Friday, January 30

Boys BASKETBALL vs. South Garland HS

Girls BASKETBALL @ South Garland HS

Boys SOCCER @ Terrell HS

Girls SOCCER vs Terrell HS

Academic Concern?

Teacher emails: http://goo.gl/ESaQp9

Teacher tutorials: http://goo.gl/gvh9aW

You can also contact your child's Student Service Suite. Student Service Suites consists of an Assistant Principal and Counselor and are divided by alphabet. NFHS Student Services contact information is: 469-762-4159 (NFHS main line) and ask for the following Student Services Suite

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Email Tandi Owen at: tandrea.owen@forneyisd.net

Friday Funny Answer: An egg

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NF Falcon Image by the talented Cole Tucker