Winterfest is Feb. 8-12. Mon. - Carolina Panthers Day, Tues. - Super Hero Day, Wed. - Wild West Wednesday, Thurs. - Nerd Day, Fri. - Spirit Day. Students and faculty who participate can be entered into a daily drawing for prizes!
Seniors: Late order forms for cap and gown can be picked up in Coach Collier's room (312). A Josten's rep will be here Tues., Feb. 9 to collect. Please plan accordingly.
Forest Hills Financial Aid Night is Thurs., Feb. 11 at 6:15 pm in the FHHS Auditorium. Parents and students of all grade levels are encouraged to attend to learn about how to use scholarships, grants, and loans to pay for college. Dave Gelinas, a financial aid expert from Davidson College, will be there to answer questions.
Softball tryouts will be Feb. 15-16, and baseball tryouts will be Feb. 16-17. You must have a currrent physical and paperwork completed in order to try out. Come by the new gym to get this paperwork today!
The Closet Prom Event is Sat., March 12 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at Southbrook Church in Weddington. Junior and senior girls can receive a free prom dress and accessories along with hair and makeup tips and a message from a motivational speaker. Preregistration is required. Register at www.theclosetpromevent.com.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM JV Basketball Boys vs. CATA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM V Basketball Girls vs. CATA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM V Basketball Boys vs. CATA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM JV Basketball Boys vs. Monroe High
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM V Basketball Girls vs. Monroe High
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM V Basketball Boys vs. Monroe High
Forest Hills High School has named Cory Smith as its new Head Football Coach. Smith replaces long time Head Coach John Lowery who resigned his coaching position last month. Smith is a lifetime Union County resident and graduate of Sun Valley High School. He was an integral part under Coach Scott Stein in turning the Sun Valley football program into a perennial power in the Southern Piedmont Conference. As quarterback at Sun Valley, Smith was a 2-Time All-South Piedmont Conference player and 2-time All Union County player as a junior and senior in football.
A coaching legend and icon at Forest Hills High School since 1978 has retired from his coaching duties. John Lowery began his career at Forest Hills High School in Marshville, NC in 1978 as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. Lowery coached baseball from 1978 to 1998 winning 250 games and the 1997 NCHSAA 3A State Baseball Championship. He was an assistant football coach from 1978-1985. In 1984 Forest Hills won the NCHSAA 2A State Football Championship with Lowery as an assistant coach. Lowery took over the head football coach position in 1986. His teams won 16 Conference Championships. Lowery has amassed 266 career wins as a head football coach at Forest Hills, and his teams made the state playoffs every year but one during his tenure.
The New Global Citizen is a class that focuses on current events happening around the world. It serves to enhance students’ skills for interacting in the global arena as well as deepens their awareness of global issues and their impact. This class in particular pushes students to serve the community by focusing on a specific global-themed service project that contributes to the local, national, or world community. The organization Mr.Rudolph’s New Global Citizen class chose to raise money and awareness for is Star-Thrower, a charity based in Nicaragua. Due to the San Cristobal volcanic eruption in 2012, the hospital in Managua was destroyed, leaving thousands without access to local medical care. Star-Thrower has built a hospital and is working towards building an emergency room for their 2016 project. They also support local schools in Chinendega and recently finished building their first high school.