JFHS Parent / Family Update

May 20, 2022

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Mr. Wilson's Message

You may have never opened the door to find everything in your office wrapped in Saran wrap and peppered with confetti, but you can imagine what I walked into this morning. A little Senior prank and birthday surprise.

 

This morning, we had our Senior breakfast and graduation practice. As I talked to the Seniors this morning, I told them, I am impressed every day by their achievements. They have worked hard for this recognition and should be proud of all they have accomplished. They are a special group of young people and they will do great things in the future.

 

This year has had its challenges but all of our students and our community have persevered and finished the school year strong making a lot of great memories along the way. Thank you all for your continued support we couldn't do it without you.

 

Here are some questions to get a conversation started this week:

1. Who do you want to make sure you stay connected to this summer?

2. What are you most looking forward to over summer break?

 

Have a great week!

Calendar

May 27 - Last day of school

May 28 - Graduation

June 6-9 - Boys' Basketball Cavalier Camp

June 13-16 - Girl's Basketball Kid's Camp

Graduation & Livestream

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Graduation is on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:30 am at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University. Graduating students need to arrive and check in with their line leader on the concourse no later than 8:45. Students should follow the dress code provided earlier. DO NOT DECORATE YOUR CAPS!

 

The graduation ceremony will also be live streamed by Bedford County through their YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/pejq988NBC4

Clinic Information

If your child/ children have medication or supplies in the clinic, please have the medications picked up no later than May 31st by 3 pm. If students drive, they may pick up their medications. If the student rides the bus, they can not transport medications on the bus.

Available hours to pick up medications are 9:00-3:30.


Any medications that are not picked-up will be destroyed.


Stay safe and have a great summer!

Planning for Next Year

In order to plan for next year, here is a copy of next year's bell schedule.

 

As we plan for your students' courses for next year, please remember that Zero period will not be an option for any courses and students will be enrolled in 7 classes next year.

World War II & the Western Front - Summer 2023 European Travel Experience

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Would you like to follow the path of the famous ‘Band of Brothers’ from World War II throughout England, France, Belgium, and Germany? An interest meeting will be held May 24th at 7pm in 3011M for anyone interested in experiencing WWII history in Europe in June 2023. Follow the link for more details and to RSVP or contact Mr. Gibbs at [email protected].

JF Basketball Summer Camps

The JF Boy's Basketball Program will host a Summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, on June 6-9. Emphasis will be placed on teaching the fundamentals of basketball - dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and team-play, while also stressing the importance of hard work, a positive attitude and sportsmanship.

 

For more information, please see the flyer.

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Join the JFHS Girls Basketball Program at our Girls Basketball Camp @ JF for rising 3rd-7th graders! Drop off is 8-8:30am, pick up at 12pm. A t-shirt, water, & snack will be provided.

Cost is $50 for the week!

 

Please see the flyer for more information.

Final Exam Information & Schedules

 

The final exam schedule for 9th-11th graders for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:


May 23 Zero Period Exams - (Normal 7 period day)

May 24 Zero Period Exams – (Normal 7 period day)

May 25 3rd and 5th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 26 2nd and 6th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 27 1st and 7th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)


The final exam schedule for 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:


May 23 Zero, 1st and 7th Period Exams - (Normal 7 period day)

May 24 Zero, 1st and 7th Period Exams – (Normal 7 period day)

May 25 3rd and 5th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 26 2nd and 6th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 27 Make up Exams (No zero period)

 

(Check with your Learning Coach about obligations and Graduation information)

 

For more information, click on the appropriate letter linked below.

 

9-11 letter Link

12th Grade letter link

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Lynchburg Regional STEM Academy

The Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy was proud to have six Jefferson Forest Students as members of the class of 2022. Seniors participated in the Internship Presentations on April 27th and provided a presentation to their mentors and families on their spring semester Internship, and they each received their STEM Academy Graduation cords.

 

During the Senior Dinner and Awards held on May 10th, Will Kese was the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award as he maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA for his two years at the STEM Academy. The students were conferred their certifications during the CVCC commencement ceremony held on May 12th, 2022. The Jefferson Forest students will be beginning their next chapter in life in the workforce, by attending CVCC and by attending 4-year college/Universities. All are exceptional students who have a great future!

 

~ Kyle Butcher ~Adam Ellett ~William Kese ~Ude Nwakor ~Shauna Skow ~Ty Stinnett

Regional CVCC CTE Academy

The Regional CVCC CTE Academy and staff congratulate the Spring of 2022 graduates of CVCC! Your hard work and dedication to improving your earning potential is applauded!

 

~ Gregory Harris

JF winners at the 2022 BCPS High School Art Show!

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The BCPS High School Art Show Reception and Awards Recognition was held on Friday, May 13 at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, 5-7 pm. The show, which ran from May 3 - 14, featured select art pieces from Jefferson Forest, Liberty, and Staunton River high schools in all grade levels and art classes. Each high school exhibited about 60 pieces.

 

At the reception, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention awards were given in each of 10 categories, along with one "Best of Show." The 10 categories: Chromatic Drawing, Monochromatic Drawing, Transparent Paint, Opaque Paint, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Crafts, and Digital Art.

 

Pictured: Elise Brady (11th grade) standing in front of her graphite pencil drawing Let Me Be, which won “Best of Show” at the 2022 BCPS High School Art Show held at the Bower Center in Bedford

 

Click here to see slide presentation of all winning pieces!

Summer Registration

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Summer Session Registration is now open until May 27, 2022!!


Keep this in mind when considering summer school courses:

As we plan for your students' courses for next year, please remember that Zero period will not be an option for any courses and students will be enrolled in 7 classes next year.

This may be a great opportunity for you to take advantage of summer courses through BCPS Summer School.


Please review the BCPS 2022 Summer Session Information

and complete the Summer Session Application Form

Summer Session information can also be found on the JFHS website.

End of School year & Summer Opportunities

Check out the Counseling page on the JF website for lots of summer and school year opportunities: https://bit.ly/3vuvq8f. There are offerings for camp counselor jobs, pre-college classes at universities all over the country, and more. From the Counseling page, you can go to the grade level Canvas page for all the current announcements.

Athletics

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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