Falcon Focus

Week of December 8, 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 believe it is safe to say the Holiday Season has arrived! I hope that you had a blessed week over the Thanksgiving Break, and that you are rested up for all of the activities that are in line for the next several weeks.

We have included many of those activities in this week's Falcon Focus. We hope you find the information below informative and beneficial. Have a great weekend.

Friday Funny

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

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

After School Intervention

After School Intervention began this week as a campus-wide support to assist our students that do not to meet the expectation of completing assignments to the best of their ability or on-time. The first two nights were a success: lots of student questions answered, classroom work completed, and many students on their way to experiencing academic success.

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 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

That First Bad Haircut - 2014-2015 yearbook spread

Deadline - Friday, December 12th

We all have that one haircut in our past that we dread finding pictures of...I'll totally admit mine was a mullet. Business in the front and party in the back. Mind you, I was only in 3rd or 4th grade so not much business or party, but I seriously cringe when we find pictures of that time and the family loves to laugh.

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 katherine.buie@edu.forneyisd.net

Thanks for your help!

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.

Finals are Coming

If you can believe it we are only days away from Final Exams for the fall semester. Below please find the schedule of exams below. Exams will be comprehensive for first semester material and will count for 1/7 of a student's semester average.
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North Forney FFA Participates in Texas FFA Leadership Development Events

Members of the North Forney FFA chapter traveled to Sherman, on November 22, to compete in the Area V Leadership Development Events.

Students began the statewide-tournament in 13 different events which focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.

  • North Forney FFA placed 8th in the Agriculture Advocacy Contest. Team members included: Alyssia Folker, Victoria Hutchinson, and Cheyenne Mayfield
  • North Forney FFA placed 10th in the Agriculture Issues Forum Contest. Team members included: Terreka Hoye, Kara Langford, Allison Wilkins, Asa Tuten, and Michael Deckshot
  • North Forney FFA placed 12th in the Senior Skills Contest. Team members included: Jessica Johnson, Kennedy Searles, Alexis Crofton
  • North Forney FFA placed 7th in the Greenhand Creed Speaking Contest. Team member included: Kara Langford
  • North Forney FFA placed 12th in the Job Interview Contest. Team member included: Cheyenne Mayfield
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Counselor's Corner

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

Academic Awards Ceremony

All academic awards invitations have been sent home via your student. We look forward to seeing you on December 8th to celebrate the successes of our students. The ceremony begins at 7:00pm in the NFHS Auditorium.

NCAA Eligibility change

The initial- eligibility standards for high school student-athletes who wish to participate in NCAA Division I sports is changing. If student-athletes don’t take the required courses OR get the required grades in high school, they won’t be able to get off the bench in college . For more information visit www.2point3.org

Upcoming College Visits

The following colleges will be on campus during lunches:

  • University of North Texas on December 9th
  • Stephen F. Austin on December 19th

Come pick up some information about these awesome Texas colleges.

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/

Testing Information

SAT Registration

  • Late registration is currently being accepted for the December 6th test date.
  • Visit www.collegeboard.org to register
  • NFHS is not a testing site for this date

STAAR End-of-Course Retest

Thanks to all of our students and teachers for a very successful week of STAAR End-of-Course restests. Scores should be back sometime in January!

Extra! Extra!

Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Join the Lady Falcon Softball team for pancakes at the Forney Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on December 6th from 8-10am. The tickets are $10 and will be available at the door at the door. So, come out get a great breakfast and support our Lady Falcons.

3rd Annual FFA Alumni Auction and Dinner

On Saturday, December 6th the 3rd Annual FFA Alumni Auction and Dinner will take place at North Forney High School. You can purchase a table for $150, this will seat eight. Purchased tables will get preferred seating for the auction, dinner service by a North Forney FFA student and a dessert cake for the table. If you do not want to purchase a table you are invited to attend the dinner and auction for a cost of $15/person.

Donations help sustain our organization and benefit the students which we serve. We are counting on your support.

  • 6:30pm Doors Open/Silent Auction/Live Music (Texas Singer/Songwriter Scott Whittaker)
  • 7pm BBQ Dinner
  • 8pm Live Auction (Includes items created by Ag students & donations from local businesses)
  • $15 individual (under 5yrs old no charge)
  • $150 per table of 8

UIL One Act Auditions

Interested in acting? Try out for the UIL One Act play: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Date: December 8, 9, and 10th

Time: Sign-up for an audition time at www.talontheatre.simplybook.me

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Mandatory Parent meeting for Boys SOCCER

There will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of JV and Varsity players on Monday, December 8th @ 7:00PM. The meeting will be held in the NFHS library. Coach Broyles has important information to share for an exciting 2014-2015 soccer season. Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Let's Go Falcons!

Toys for Forney Kids

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

Type of toy: New, unwrapped toy to the library before school or to the StuCo table during all lunches

Dates: December 1-11, 2014 (Ends this Thursday)

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

This drive is in partnership with the local fire department and other local organizations with the goal to keep all donations in the Forney area.

The class that brings the most toys will earn a jeans day (date is TBA) and any student who participates will be allowed to wear jeans at a future date (do NOT wear jeans on the day you bring your toy)

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Winter Sing 2014

The annual holiday choir concert will take place on Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm. Entrance is FREE and EVERYONE is invited. Please come enjoy some beautiful holiday music to help you get in the mood for the season.

Class rings will be here

Josten's will deliver rings to all lunches on Monday, December 15th. Account balance needs to be paid in full before you can receive your ring.

If you haven't already, you can also turn in your order for graduation cap/gown at this time.

Upcoming Events

December 4-6 (Th-Sat)

SWIM- McKinney non-Tisca qualifier (December 4 & 5)

BASKETBALL (B) - Kennedale Varsity Invitational

BASKETBALL (G) -Wills Point Tournament

JV BASKETBALL (G) -Wills Point Tournament

9th BASKETBALL (G) -Wills Point Tournament

Tuesday, December 9

SWIM vs. Grand Prairie/Lewisville

Thursday, December 11-13

Boys BASKETBALL (V/JV/9)-FISD Winter Classic

Friday, December 12

Girls BASKETBALL (V/JV) @ Sunnyvale

Tuesday, December 16

Girls BASKETBALL (V/JV) vs. Terrell High School

Girls BASKETBALL (9) vs. Terrell HS

Friday, December 19

Boys BASKETBALL (V/JV/9) @ Dr. John D Horn HS

Girls BASKETBALL (V/JV/9) @ Royse City High School

December 26-27

Girls BASKETBALL (V) @Kaufman Tournament

December 29-31

Boys BASKETBALL (JV/9) @ Kennedale Tournament

Tuesday, December 30

Boys BASKETBALL (V) vs. McKinney North High School

Friday, January 2

Boys BASKETBALL (V/JV/9) vs. Rockwall-Heath HS

Girls BASKETBALL (V/JV/9) @Rockwall Heath 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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Don't see your team's success, event, save the date??

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

Friday Funny Answer: Frosted Flakes

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NF Falcon Image by the talented Cole Tucker