Falcon Focus

October 24, 2014

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

I hope you can find time to read through this week's Falcon Focus. There are a lot of great activities taking place in the area over the next few weekends, including right here at North Forney High School. Hopefully, you and your family are able to get out and enjoy a few of them. Have a blessed weekend.

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Image by very creative North Forney student

Academic Concern?

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

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

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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Friday Funny

Why did the skeleton cross the road??

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

Way to Go


The North Forney Lady Falcons varsity Volleyball team has earned a place in the 2014 play-offs and their first found game will be sometime during the week of November 4th - details to come.

Awesome job Lady Falcons!!


The North Forney Falcon Tennis Team has had a great season! They placed fourth in the Area tournament. This is a very young team and this was an excellent finish. We look forward to even greater successes in 2015.

Congrats on a GREAT season Falcon Tennis!!

Cross Country's going to Regionals

If you see a cross country runner, congratulate them!! These runners placed 3rd as a team at districts and will represent North Forney at regionals, November 1st at Joe Pool Lake.

A special congratulations goes out to Kyle Garcia who placed 1st and Shelby Armstrong who placed 4th.

Counselor's Corner

Please visit the Counseling Center website (http://goo.gl/KuLoDo), click on Counseling Center on the left hand side for the drop-down menu. Here you will find the latest scholarship update, college costs, grade level handbooks, etc.

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

A-F - Ms. Rain

G-N - Ms. Baughman

O-Z - Ms. Byrd

2nd Semester Dual Credit Applications

Interested in taking a dual credit course this spring?? Applications should have been passed out to current dual credit students on 10-23, and are due to your teacher or counselor by THURSDAY, October 30th. Applications must be complete and have a parent signature to be considered.

If you are not currently enrolled in a dual credit course, but are interested in a TVCC campus or online course, please see your counselor during the week of October 27-31 for an application.

Testing Information

SAT November

  • Saturday, November 8th will be the next SAT test date at North Forney.
  • Registration deadline for this test has passed, and it is currently only LATE registration, you can visit www.collegeboard.org in order to register.

Things to know:
  • Arrive by 7:30am
  • MUST have admission ticket AND picture ID in order to be admitted to testing
  • Bring number 2 pencils and a calculator
  • Leave your cell phone at home!!!

STAAR End-of-Course Retest

STAAR End-of-Course retesting will occur December 1-5, 2014.

  • 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

Forney ISD Unity Bowl

Unity Bowl Food Drive

  • October 27-November 5
  • All donations will be collected in the library
  • Students who donate at FOUR or more items will be given a sticker that indicates they have earned a jeans day (this day is TBA)

Community Unity Bowl Parade

  • Date: Saturday, November 1st
  • When: 9am
  • Where: Historical Downtown Forney
  • Why: To celebrate the cross-town 'rivalry' between Forney and North Forney High School

Yearbooks on Sale

Visit: http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A01114124 to order yours

Also, SENIOR ADS are due on October 31st. For more information, email: deanna.caplett@forneyisd.net

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Say Cheese...

How did Lifetouch do on your student's school pictures.

Please share your feedback with Lifetouch at: http://goo.gl/s49BLC

It's not too late to order school portraits
1. Go to mylifetouch.com
2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.

Extra! Extra!

High Schooler's Guide to the Galaxy

Friday, Oct. 24th, 7pm

North Forney High School

Tickets on SALE now. See poster below for information.

Four students stare out at the audience. Tomorrow they start their freshman year of high school. There are so many things to worry about...these students need a survival guide and that’s exactly what this play attempts to do with hilariously embarrassing and awkward results. Watch as our guides take us through the gauntlet that is high school.

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Trunk or Treat

Saturday, Oct. 25th, 5-7pm

6170 N Mason Blvd

Forney, TX

Enjoy a fun, FREE night with the family! Uniquely decorated vehicles, each with a game or fun surprise and lots of candy. New this year ~ Train Rides, Bounce Houses and Obstacle Course, Hot Dogs and Cotton Candy!
Don't miss this fun family night and a Fall Family Portrait opportunity!

High Schooler's Guide to the Galaxy

Saturday, Oct. 25th, 7pm

North Forney High School

Tickets on SALE now. See poster below for information.

Mandatory Boys Basketball Parent meeting -see details

Monday, Oct. 27th, 6:30pm

6170 N Mason Blvd

Forney, TX

Meeting at 6:30 for parents of players new to the program

Meeting at 7:00 for parents of returning players

Volleyball Senior Night

Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 6:30pm

6170 N Mason Blvd

Forney, TX

North Forney's senior volleyball players will be recognized prior to the varsity game against Royse City. Please join us to celebrate these players and their parents.

Senior Night

Friday, Oct. 31st, 7pm

City Bank Stadium, Forney, TX, United States

Forney, TX

Please help us recognize senior members of these groups: Football, Cheer, Sapphire Strutters, Band, ROTC, Blue Crew,

Save the Date

Future Falcon 5K

Fall Festival

What: Craft Fair and Carnival sponsored by Lady Falcon Softball team

Date: Saturday, November 15th

When: 9am-4pm

Where: North Forney courtyard and cafeteria

Want a spot for your team, booster club, extracurricular group to sell shirts or crafts, or run a carnival game?? Contact: Heather Woods at heatherwoods21@gmail.com

Register for SAT

When: December 6, 2014
Deadline: November 6
Visit: www.collegeboard.org to register for this test date

Toys for Tots

What: Toys for Tots campaign drive under the direction of Forney/North Forney AFJROTC cadets

Dates: December 1-11, 2014

Goal: 500 toys to provide Christmas presents for children in need

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24

VOLLEYBALL-vs West Mesquite (AWAY)
High Schooler's Guide to the Galaxy Performance

Saturday, October 25

NFHS swim meet @ Duncanville

Trunk or Treat
High Schooler's Guide the Galaxy Performance

Tuesday, October 28


Thursday, October 30

BMS Band Fall Concert & spaghetti dinner

Freshmen FOOTBALL-vs. Mesquite (HOME)

JV FOOTBALL vs. Mesquite Poteet (AWAY)

Friday, October 31

FOOTBALL vs. Mesquite Poteet (HOME)

Saturday, November 1

CROSS COUNTRY (varsity) @ Joe Pool Lake- Regionals

Saturday, November 8

SAT testing-report by 7:30am (must have admission ticket and picture ID)

CROSS COUNTRY (varsity) @ Old Settler's Park - State

Future Falcon 5K -Smith Elementary

Monday, November 10

North Forney FFA Chapter District LDC Contest - 4:30pm

Friday, November 14

National Honor Society meeting - 7:30am

Saturday, November 15

Falcon Fall Festival @ NFHS cafeteria - 9am-4pm

Don't see your team's success, event, save the date??

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

Answer: To get to the Body Shop