Weekly Happenings

May 17th - 31st

Events

Friday - 5/17/19

  • No Events

Saturday - 5/18/19

  • Graduation Ceremony: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ FGCU Alico Arena

Sunday - 5/19/19

  • No Events

Monday - 5/20/19

  • No Events

Tuesday - 5/21/19

  • No Events

Wednesday - 5/22/19

  • Cheer TryOuts: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm @ NFMHS Gym

Thursday - 5/23/19

  • Cheer TryOuts: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm @ NFMHS Gym
  • Football - Spring Game vs. Cypress Lake: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm @ Cypress Lake High School

Friday - 5/24/19

Saturday - 5/25/19

  • Cheer TryOuts: 9:00 am -11:00 am @ NFMHS Gym

Sunday - 5/26/19

  • No Events

Monday - 5/27/19

  • Memorial Day - Schools and District Offices Closed

Tuesday - 5/28/19

Wednesday - 5/29/19

Thursday - 5/30/19

  • Early Dismissal Day (7:05 am - 11:35 am) - Exams: 6th Period & 8th Period (See Attachment of Final Exam Schedule)
  • Last day of schools for students
  • End of the Quarter 4
  • Marching Band Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ NFMHS Auditorium

Friday - 5/31/19

  • Professional Duty Day
  • SAT: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm @ TBD

Academic and Testing Calendar

Administration's Corner

  • Red Knight Community...soon we will begin the last quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. That means many of our students will engaged with high stakes tests. In an effort to better prepare those students and to ensure that they have the correct tools for successful testing we are asking the community for calculator donations. Those calculators include TI-84, TI 89-TI-30 and TI30XS. If you happen to have one of these calculators and wish to donate it we would be sincerely grateful. To make your calculator contributions easy we’ve created a drop box that will be manned by one of our SAC parents...Mr. Patrick Crissy. Graphing calculators are a necessity in higher-level math classes such as Calculus AB/BC, Statistics, Dual Enrollment Math, and AICE Math. So know that your contributions will be assisting with the academic enrichment of North High students and enhance their respective testing challenges. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any SAC officer or Mr. McKeever (Asst. Principal).
  • If you think your student has failed a class that is a graduation requirement, please reach out to their counselor to register for summer school credit retrieval. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
      • 9th and 10th grade Credit Retrieval (current grade)- June 3rd- June 27th Mon-Thurs 8-12
      • 11th and 12th grade Credit Retrieval (current grade)- June 24th-July 17th Mon-Thurs 8-12
      • Algebra Boot Camp (If student receives a Level 1 or 2 on Algebra 1 ECO)- June 24th- July 17th Mon-Thurs 8-12
      • Extended School Year (Student’s IEP calls for ESY)- June 10th-July 23rd Mon-Wed 8-12.

WHILE WAITING AT THE BUS STOP:

  • When waiting for the bus stop make sure you are at least three giant steps, or six feet away from the street.
  • Never stand or sit near the street when waiting at your stop. Bus stops are not places to run or play.
  • Wear clothing that makes it easy for drivers to see you. Bright colors like yellow, orange and white are great!
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Put down phones and take out your earbuds so you can hear and see what’s happening around you.
  • If a trusted adult (parent, grandparent, friend) has not visited your bus stop lately, ask them to come one morning or afternoon. Introduce them to your bus driver and show them how you stay safe while you wait for the bus!
  • If you drop something and it goes near or under the bus, never go get it. Tell your driver so he or she can help you.
  • Never walk behind your school bus. If you have to walk in front of your bus, make sure you walk five giant steps, or 10 feet, ahead so your driver can see you.
  • Wait until the bus has stopped and the doors are open before approaching the bus.
  • Never talk to strangers at the bus stop. Always alert your bus driver as soon as possible if a stranger tries to talk to you or pick you up.

WHILE ON THE BUS:

  • Do not speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract your driver.
  • Always buckle up!
  • Remain in your seat for the entire ride and keep the aisle clear!

Knight Writes

  • Knight Writes, North Fort Myers High School's literary magazine, is now available online.
  • This magazine is in dedication to all of the students and teachers whose hard work has made it transform from a thought to realty.
  • Join us as we explore North Fort Myers High School’s talented authors by publishing the first ever volume of Knight Writes. All entries in this magazine have been fully developed by students and submitted for publication.
  • Please visit https://nfm.leeschools.net/news/what_s_new/knight_writes and click on "is now online" to view this year's edition.

Scholarship Newsletter

Bright Futures Scholarship General Reminder

  • Please be aware for the bright futures scholarship; one component has volunteer hours. You must have these volunteer hours pre-approved by your alpha counselor and have the appropriate paperwork filled out for them to count towards Bright Futures. Further, ALL volunteer hours MUST be completed by your graduation date. Bright Futures application opened October 1st! Be sure to apply ASAP at the following link: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

FAFSA

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened October 1st. Apply here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa . This is required for students furthering their education after high school. Priority deadline for many schools is October 31st but be sure to check with the university you are applying to for their priority deadline.

University of Florida Scholarship:

  • Seniors that are going to UF!!! SEE BELOW FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!!!! Must be admitted to UF and be in the top 15% of your graduating class this year....
  • The University of Florida (UF) offers the Paul G. & Harriette C. Franklin Merit Scholarship to a student who has been admitted to UF, and has graduated from one of the public high schools in Lee County, Florida within the top 15% of their class. Please share this information with your students that are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Eligible students may access more information and the electronic application at our website at: http://undergrad.aa.ufl.edu/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/. Please read the selection criteria carefully. Students will be prompted to enter their GatorLink User ID and password to begin the online application. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Affairs Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship recipients. Notifications will be distributed no later than July 15, 2019.

JROTC

  • Parents, Students, and community are all welcome. Meetings are all held in the JROTC room G110 at North Fort Myers High School (besides the Baseball field). Food and Drinks will be served.

1. May 15th 2019 @ 6:30pm

2. July 17th 2019 @ 6:30pm

Debate Club

  • Debate Club meet every other Friday in E128 from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm. Check the Google Class Code for possible upcoming debate topics: uyw96hh

Upcoming Dates

ACT Registration Deadlines & Upcoming Test Dates

  • Deadline: May 3rd, 2019 - Test Date: June 8th, 2019
  • Deadline: June 14th, 2019 - Test Date: July 13th, 2019

Fundraiser and Service Drives

NFMHS Musical Theatre

  • Musical Theatre will be competing with their musical Barnum in the 11th annual High School Musical Awards at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Eight high schools are competing this year; Cypress, Lehigh, Island Coast, Ida Baker, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, & Estero. The awards are at 7:30pm at BBMann, tickets are available at https://www.bbmannpah.com/events/detail/high-school-musical-awards

Class of 2019

Here are some upcoming events for seniors

  • Graduation Rehearsal (5/16/19) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Grace Church on Hancock *Must attend practice to participate in the actual graduation ceremony
  • Baccalaureate (5/16/19) at 6:30 PM at First Christian Church at 2061 McGregor Blvd
  • Graduation (5/18/19) at 7:00 PM at Alico Arena on FGCU Campus

Also flowers will be for sale at the graduation from Sue Ellen’s and a portion of the money will come back to the school

Parent and Community Involvement Opportunities

School Advisory Council (SAC)

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community: parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/industry people and other interested community members. The purpose of SAC is to support the school improvement plan and review relevant data, identify problem areas, develop improvement strategies, and monitor their implementation (School Advisory Council, 1999).

SAC Meeting Minutes

Related Files

Potential SAC Dates for the 2019-2020 School Calendar

  • August 8th, 2019
  • October 29th, 2019
  • January 14th, 2020
  • March 31st, 2020

SAC Projects

The North Fort Myers School Advisory Committee (SAC) is working with school administration and staff to help improve communication with our parents. Here are a few things we are working on:

  • Weekly Newsletter: This publication and its format is the result of a parent suggestion to inform parents of upcoming events, meetings, and general dates.
  • New Help Button: Please use the link our webmaster created on the NFMHS home page to request help or report issues regarding the website. Can't find what a topic you are looking for, request an additional resource or report outdated content? Click here!
  • Monthly Workshops with Andy Jeter: Recently we have implemented monthly workshops with our webmaster, Andy Jeter to provide input and suggestions about the website.
  • Parent Dashboard: Our latest endeavor with Mr. Jeter is to create a single page of information with links encompassing all the information a parent might need to know.

If you want to get involved, we would love to have you! Please contact Doug McKeever DouglasIM@leeschools.net or come to our next meeting.

As per our conversation last night at the SAC meeting when I mentioned that the school messenger service is not allowing to change or add phone numbers.

The documentation provided by the district shows that there’s a field that allows you to add phone numbers it’s on page 9 of the following pdf:

http://www.leeschools.net/_cache/files/0/a/0ab673f1-f085-4edb-8f2b-fb8fb03b687c/8EEA1AA5417642415E626B8AE1E4E2F2.schoolmessenger-communicatre-for-parents.pdf


Resource Links

ACT Information: https://www.act.org

SAT Information: https://www.collegeboard.org

School Clubs Information: http://nfm.leeschools.net/student-life