Week of November 17, 2014
A Note From Dr. Johnston
We hope you enjoy this edition of the Falcon Focus. Have a great weekend.
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
Emails from Teachers via TEAMS
Please take the time to read these emails. It may be only to you, and could include a copy of your student's current progress report (what's in the grade book right now), or an attachment of something your student is missing in class. It could also be an email as a reminder to all students/parents of something going on in class or something that is coming up and may include an attachment of an assignment, review, permission slip, etc.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to read any messages received from NFHS teachers and look forward to working with you for the success of your student. If you have any questions regarding what is sent, please contact the teacher.
See bottom of Falcon Focus for answer...Happy Friday!
Thank you Veterans
We at NFHS would like to thank all past, present and future servicemen and women for their dedication and sacrifice. We thank you for our freedom.
That First Bad Haircut
Please help a yearbook student out
I share this with you because we have a student who is planning a spread in the yearbook that will showcase our students and their first bad haircut. Come on parents...it's another great way to embarass your kiddo and you know you live for those moments (at least my mom seemed to).
If you are willing to share this time in your child's life, Katherine needs:
- A picture of the bad haircut
- When did this haircut occur?
- Was there a reason: a dare, was it for a camp, did the guard fall off the blade at the salon (yes I've seen this happen), or was it just "hip," I use that word lightly, at the time
- Email this information to email@example.com
Thanks for your help!
Congrats Kyle Garcia
Kyle is an outstanding student athlete and is being recruited by several colleges to extend his running career to the next level.
CONGRATS KYLE...Falcon Nation is proud of you!
All-District Volleyball Team 2014
- Madison Wheeler is Setter of the Year for district 12-5A
- Receiving First team honors are: Taylyn Cantu, Breana Powell, Charmece King
- Receiving Second Team honors is Cierra Harris
- Honorable Mentions went to: Eryn Bearden and Terreka Hoye
A great season ladies, can't wait to see what you accomplish next year.
NFHS Singers Advance in All-State Choir Auditions
On Tuesday four North Forney singers competed in the third round of the TMEA All-State Choir auditions. Falcon Nation (and Mr. Hitt) is pleased to announce that three of the four qualified and advanced to the fourth and final round in January at the “Area” level.
Those moving on to Area auditions include:
Lauren Dalton – senior alto I
Kyle Grubbs – senior bass II
Trent Hall – junior bass II
It is from this last audition that students are seated in the TX All-State Choir. Each year some 16,000 students begin this long process and from that around 450 will be named to the various state choirs. If you know any of these students please congratulate them for their hard work and dedication.
North Forney High School competed at the Whitehouse Wildcat UIL Meet on Sat., Nov. 8th.
The UIL Social Studies Team won “1st Team” with Kali Dorsey, Garrett Graham, Nikky Jackson, and AJ Hampton. Individually, Kali Dorsey placed 1st, and Garrett Graham placed 2nd.
For UIL Journalism: Caitlin Mendoza placed 3rd in Editorial Writing and 3rd in Headline Writing and Hannah Mendoza placed 5th in Editorial Writing. There were about 30 schools in attendance.
CONGRATS UIL Academics on the rewards for your hard work
Congratulations to the North Forney FFA Chapter on their hard work and achievements Monday evening. On November 10th, District IV FFA Association held its Leadership Development Events (LDE) contests at North Forney High School. First and second place teams will be traveling to compete in the Area V FFA Association LDE contests held on November 22nd in Sherman, Texas. Please congratulate them on their hard work and efforts as they have spent many late nights and weekends preparing for their respective contests.
The following are the North Forney FFA Teams and their placement in our District's contests, and are as follows:
Agriculture Issues-1st place (Advanced to Area)
Jr. Creed Speaking-1st place (Advanced to Area)
Sr. Skills-1st place (Advanced to Area)
Agriculture Advocacy- 2nd place (Advanced to Area)
Job Interview-2nd place (Advanced to Area)
Public Relations-5th place
Sr. Quiz- 6th place
Sr. Creed- 8th place
As always, if you have questions please contact your student's counselor.
A-F - Ms. Rain
G-N - Ms. Baughman
O-Z - Ms. Byrd
Academic Awards Ceremony
Upcoming College Visits
The following colleges will be on campus during lunches:
- Dallas Baptist University on November 20th
- University of North Texas on December 9th
- Stephen F. Austin on December 19th
Come pick up some information about these awesome Texas colleges.
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...
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/
Inaugural Future Falcon 5K
A big thanks to Erin Moore (Smith Elementary) and her team of volunteers for putting together this event. We look forward to watching its growth in the years to come.
First across the finish line for the boys
Javi Romero, John Helfrich, and Ethan Cotter. Love that team spirit and seeing them cross the finish line together.
...and for the girls
Shelby Armstrong finishing strong and well in front for the girls.
Friends who run together, stay together
STAAR End-of-Course Retest
- Monday, December 1 - ELA 1 STAAR
- Tuesday, December 2 - Algebra 1 STAAR
- Wednesday, December 3 - ELA 2 STAAR
- Thursday, December 4 - Biology or US History
Talon Theatre presents High School Musical
You can purchase tickets now online at: www.seatyourself.biz/northforneyhs
Scholastic is coming to NFHS
A preview will be available on Saturday, November 15th at Falcon Fest in the NFHS cafeteria/courtyard from 9-4pm.
An online preview (and shopping) is available at:
Soccer physical packet DUE
Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 4pm
6170 Falcon Way
Save the Date
Tryouts: Begin Monday, December 1st at 4:00pm
Appropriate dress: Athletic soccer gear, shin guards, socks, shoes
Toys for Tots
What: Toys for Tots campaign drive under the direction of Forney/North Forney AFJROTC cadetsDates: December 1-11, 2014
Goal: 500 toys to provide Christmas presents for children in need
Friday, November 14
National Honor Society meeting - 7:30am
HIgh School Musical @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November 15
Falcon Fall Festival @ NFHS cafeteria - 9am-4pm
Book Fair (through November 21)
High School Musical @ 7:00pm
Sunday, November 16
High School Musical @ 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 18
BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
JV BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
9th BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
Thursday, November 20
Friday, November 21
BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
JV BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
9th BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
JV BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
9th BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
Monday, November 24
BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
JV BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
9th BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
BASKETBALL (G) vs. North Mesquite HS (AWAY)
Tuesday, November 25
SWIM-vs. Forney HS @ Rockwall YMCA
November 28 & 29 (Fri/Sat)
BASKETBALL (G) - FISD Tournament
JV BASKETBALL (G) - FISD Tournament
Friday Funny Answer: Pilgrims