NFHS Weekly Update


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Nation Ford Mission

Nation Ford is dedicated to supporting all student learning through faculty collaboration and a sense of family.

Principal's Message

Nation Ford Families,

I hope it has been a great week for you. This email has a lot of important information since we are getting close to the end of the semester.

  • The semester exams for all students will be on Dec. 20th (1st and 2nd blocks) and Dec. 21st (3rd and 4th blocks). The 20th will be a full day and the 21st will be a half day. The school day will end at 12:10.
  • Seniors can exempt exams if they meet the following requirements -
    • Have an 80 or higher average
    • Have no more than 2 unexcused absences (and 2 Parent Notes)
    • Have not been assigned to ISS or OSS
  • For exams, all students should take their exams on the assigned exam days. We do not permit early exams for any reason.
  • Please remember that attendance does count. Students cannot miss more than 5 unexcused days per class.
  • We have a lot of great student organizations that are working to help the community. Please see below for opportunities to help!

Lastly, I want to welcome Ms. Trina McFadden back to the Nation Ford Family. Ms. McFadden is joining our admin team as an Assistant Principal. Her primary focus areas are Instruction and Curriculum. She also supervises the science department and the guidance counselors. She was a science teacher at Nation Ford before moving to Maryland to be an assistant principal. We are excited to have her back!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you!

Chris Chandler


Mr. Chandler 12/2 Weekly Message

Families of Juniors - please read

Attention Parents of Nation Ford High School Juniors,
All juniors/third-year students have the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT this spring at Nation Ford High School free of charge. Please copy the link below into a browser in order to make your student's test decision by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 16th. No changes will be allowed after that deadline. Failure to submit this form will automatically place your student into ACT testing.

Nation Ford Angel Tree

Can you help a Nation Ford Family?

Angel Tree ornaments are up on the tree in the Commons. Angel Tree gifts benefit families right here at Nation Ford.

If you would like to help, ask your student to grab one to see what gift to buy. Please have the gifts back by Monday, Dec. 12.

When you return the gift, it can be wrapped with the tag ornament attached on the outside so we know which family. If you return the gift unwrapped, we have LOTS of wrapping paper in Guidance.

Thank you for helping our Nation Ford Families!

National Honor Society Clothing Drive

We are collecting new or lightly used clothing in order to keep families in need warm this winter. We would be extremely grateful for jackets, sweatshirts, long pants, and other winter clothing, but all clothing that you can donate will be appreciated. Bring in any donations to your second block class, and members of National Honor Society will collect the clothing during flex. At the end of flex on Friday, which is the last day of the Clothing Drive, the donations from each second block will be weighed, and the second block class that brought in the most clothes will earn a donut party!
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Gingerbread House Voting

Our sculpture students created the gingerbread house above to participate in the Therapy Resource Group and Town of Fort Mill's gingerbread house competition. The money raised will support the Therapy Resource Group.

Great job to our sculpture students on an amazing gingerbread house!


Vote for your favorite entries December 1-10 at Therapy Resource Group. Voting link is a the top of TRG's homepage. Each $1 counts as one vote. You can vote as many times as you want and for as many entries as you'd like. The entry with the most votes/dollars raised in each category will win the popular vote.

Viewing Gingerbread Showdown Entries

  1. IN PERSON: The public can view entries in person December 1-2 5:00-9:00PM and December 3 9:30-4:00PM at 105 Clebourne St. Parking is available across the street at Soak, Subway, Good Life Kitchen and behind Hobo's. Free hot cocoa provided to anyone who attends and votes.
  2. ONLINE: Online viewing is available December 1-10 via a photo album on Therapy Resource Group's Facebook Page. There will be a photo of each entry as well as name and entry number. You can share on social media and direct followers to Therapy Resource Group to vote.


Yearbooks are on sale now!

Click here to buy a yearbook (school code is 41103).
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Senior Dates (we'll update this as the year goes on and we get more dates)

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Tickets for home events can be purchased on GoFan.

Follow our new athletic department twitter account to stay updated on all things NaFo Athletics - @NAFO_Athletics.

Weekly Athletic Schedule

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We have a new athletic website -

After clicking on the website, click on "Sign Up for Alerts" if you want to get automatic notifications.

All-Region Football

Important Links

Faculty and Staff Directory - this link will take you to the directory to find out how to get in contact with our teachers and staff.

Athletic Information - this link has information for our athletic programs, schedules, and booster club information.

Administrative Responsibilities - here is the link that shows the responsibilities of each member of the admin team if you have specific questions.