JFHS Parent / Family Update

November 19, 2021

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Mr. Wilson's Message

This coming week we will be out of school Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. I know it will be nice for our teachers and students to take some time off of their hard work to be with family. This time of year, many families reflect on what they are thankful for.


Here at JF, we are thankful for the support of the parents and the community for the the impact they have on our students. We are also thankful that our parents and families who have kept the trust and confidence in us, by entrusting us with their most valuable children. We have parents who work hard and partner with the school in their student’s education, safety, and well-being. For this, we will always be so thankful.


We are thankful for the teachers, aides, support staff, administrators, counselors, custodians, nutrition workers and all our staff who care about our students success and have the best interest of our students each and every day.


As you have time this coming week as a family, you may want to ask your student:


1. What are you most thankful for this year, being back in school?

2. What are you thankful for here at home?

3. Who are you thankful for that has made a impact on your life this year?


Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great week!



November 22 & 23 - Senior Portrait Retakes

December 2 & 9 - Class ring ordering

December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 - Cool Yule Performances

December 6 - Boys Soccer conditioning begins

Jefferson Forest Cross Country

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The varsity cross country teams participated in the VHSL Class 4 Championships on November 14th in The Plains, Virginia. The girls team placed 3rd, with sophomore Zoie Lamanna leading the way with a 4th place individual finish. The boys team placed 7th, edging out rival Blacksburg High School. Senior Brannon Adams placed 5th, followed by sophomore Alex Jordan in 8th.

Coaches DelBene and Gibbs and the entire team would like to thank the school administration, staff, families, and the community for supporting the team throughout the season. Preparations for the 2022 fall cross country season will start with training next summer. If your student is interested in participating next year, they should contact Coaches Colby DelBene (colby.delbene@bedford.k12.va.us) or Stuart Gibbs (sgibbs@bedford.k12.va.us, classroom 3011).

National Honors Society Personal Care Item Drive

Starting Tuesday, November 16, the National Honor Society is collecting personal care items for Parks View Mission to help local families in need. Items will be collected in Learning Coach classes through December 16th. The items that are needed are: shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and bars of soap.
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Conversation Ideas for Family Dinner

Here are some great dinner conversation games and ideas from the TechTalk Tuesday blog of Delaney Ruston, MD. Why not try a few around the Thanksgiving table next week?

Conversation Ideas

Boys Soccer Conditioning

Conditioning for Boy’s Soccer is open for 9th-12th graders and will begin December 6th after school in the weight room. Players should be prepared to work out and then play soccer on the turf outside. All players must have a VHSL physical turned in prior to December 6th.

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Anyone interested in Joining the 2021-2022 Wrestling team please come see coach Hackmann in Room 3013M. Bring your shoes for a club practice if you have a VHSL physical on file. Looking for boys & GIRLS.

Cavalier Theater

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CVCC Career Coach

Students, showcase your art and poetry skills by entering the National Career Development's 56th annual poetry and art contest focused on "The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation." JF winners will be entered in the State Contest. State Contest winners will move on to the National Contest. Click here for full details and to submit your entry by December 13. See your Career Coach, Trish Sawyer, for questions.

Seniors - Need help figuring out how to pay for college? Bring a parent to the free Financial Aid/FAFSA workshop on 11/30 @5:30pm. Register here.

November is National Career Development month, but you can test-drive a career-path In Major Clarity anytime. Find out what’s involved in a test-drive on Tuesday, November 23rd during Learning Coach time and/or see here for more details.

10th & 11th grade students and parents - Dual Enrollment program applications open soon, so watch the recordings from the Dual Enrollment Opportunity Days conducted over the last two weeks to hear from program directors or current students. Start on this page for the overview and then click the separate programs (in yellow) to find the link to their recording.Students should complete this form to indicate interest in a program or programs.

Sophomore Class Rings

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The representatives will be here Thursday, Dec. 2nd and Dec. 9th from 3pm to 6pm.

Parents and Students are welcome to stop by during this time period and get sized for a ring as well as order their class rings. There will be 4 representatives available to help and answer all questions! These are the only times they are available so make sure to come out and see them if you would like their help. After these scheduled times are over, all orders will need to be made online. Any students still missing a packet can pick one up in the front lobby.

Senior Portrait Retakes



There will be two more opportunities for seniors to have their formal portrait taken at JF on Nov 22 and Nov 23 during the school day. Please sign up for a timeslot on either Nov 22 or Nov 23. Please keep timing in mind. Don’t sign up for a timeslot 10 minutes before your student needs to be somewhere else.

Email alicia.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us with questions



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For information on live stream packages, or upcoming events please visit Athletics & Activities at Jefferson Forest High School.

For athletic schedules please visit Seminole District

Physical forms: VHSL Physical form

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If you would like to view the morning announcements, they can be found on the JFHS homepage, under Current New & Events. Cavalier Corner Morning Show is also broadcast through our YouTube page