Weekly Happenings

March 15th - 31st

Events

Friday - 3/15/19

  • Professional Duty Day - No School for Students
  • Make Up Tests: 7:00 am - 10:00 am @ NFMHS Media Center
  • Softball - Gulliver Prep Tournament: All Day @ TBD
  • Baseball vs. Bishop Verot (Away): 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Bishop Verot High School

Saturday - 3/16/19

  • St. Patrick Day Parade: All Day @ TBD
  • Softball - Gulliver Prep Tournament: All Day @ TBD
  • Track - IMG Academy Invitational: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ IMG Academy, Bradenton FL

Sunday - 3/17/19

  • No Events

Monday - 3/18/19

  • Spring Break - Schools will be closed

Tuesday - 3/19/19

  • Spring Break - Schools will be closed

Wednesday - 3/20/19

  • Spring Break - Schools will be closed

Thursday - 3/21/19

  • Spring Break - Schools will be closed

Friday - 3/22/19

  • Spring Break - Schools will be closed

Saturday - 3/23/19

  • No Events

Sunday - 3/24/19

  • No Events

Monday - 3/25/19

  • Start of the 4th Quarter

Tuesday - 3/26/19

  • All County Orchestra: All Day @ TBD
  • Track: Ida Baker Tri Meet (Away): 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Ida Baker High School
  • Boys Tennis vs Cape Coral (Home): 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ NFMHS (Hancock Park)
  • Girls Tennis vs Cape Coral (Home):3:30 pm -5:30 pm @ NFMHS (Hancock Park
  • Baseball vs Island Coast (Home): 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ NFMHS
  • Softball vs Island Coast (Home): 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ NFMHS

Wednesday - 3/27/19

  • SAT - Seniors Only: 7:00 am-10:00 am @ NFMHS Media Center
  • Track: Ida Baker Tri Meet (Away): 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Ida Baker High School
  • Softball vs Cape Coral (Away): 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Cape Coral High School
  • Mr. Red Knight: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm @ NFMHS Auditorium

Thursday - 3/28/19

  • Track - Pepsi Florida Relays - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The University of Florida , Gainesville, FL
  • AICE Diploma: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm @ NFMHS Media Center

Friday - 3/29/19

  • Track - Pepsi Florida Relays - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The University of Florida , Gainesville, FL
  • Pep Rally: 7:00 am - 7:30 am @ NFMHS Gym
  • Softball vs. Island Coast (Away): 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Island Coast High School
  • Baseball vs. Island Coast (Away): 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Island Coast High School
      • All County Orchestra Concert: 7:00 pm @ South Fort Myers High School (Free Concert)

Saturday - 3/30/19

  • Track - Pepsi Florida Relays - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The University of Florida , Gainesville, FL

Sunday - 3/31/19

  • No Events

Academic and Testing Calendar

Administration 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).

Scholarship Newsletter

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

  • The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Scholarship Opportunities are open from December 15th-March 29th. Please visit flcps.awardspring.com for more information and to apply.

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.

Decorative Artist of SW Florida Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship for a visual arts student. Must apply along with 2-4 photos by April 15th, 2019. (See attachment)

Uncommon Friends Foundation Scholarships:

  • Scholarship Period: The following school year, or as specified in the nomination information.
  • Qualifications: Nominees must reside in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, or Hendry Counties, need financial assistance, excel in school and/or their personal lives, and possess high quality character traits. Veterans, single parents, grieving youth, and disabled individuals are urged to participate.
  • Educational Pursuit(s): Post-secondary education in education, law, technology, healthcare, technical, and other studies. Scholarships may or may not specify a specific school, such as Florida Gulf Coast University, South West Florida College, technology institutes, and PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.
  • Requirements: Include an application form from the nominating organization, a written essay on character, and one or more letters from a sponsor, such as a service agency, school counselor, teacher, or principal.
  • More Information/forms: https://uncommonfriends.org/scholarships/opportunities/
  • Please contact your alpha counselor if interested in a specific scholarship to discuss nomination process.

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Scholarships:

  • Scholarship opportunity for senior students!
  • PLEASE SEE YOUTUBE INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS BELOW, created by District students

Scholarship Infomercial:

How to Apply:

DEADLINE IS MARCH 29TH!

Students will apply online on our new Scholarship Portal in 3 easy steps:

1. Create a free account at https://flcps.awardspring.com/

2. Complete the General Application

a. This needs to be fully complete before they will be shown eligible scholarships – students need to have their FAFSA complete

3. Apply for the scholarships they are eligible for

a. They may access these on the Dashboard and/or Scholarships tabs

Rotary Club of North Fort Myers

  • Rotary Club of North Fort Myers Scholarship opportunity (Different scholarships amounts, could be up to $500 a semester for up to 4 years). Senior students that have performed well in high school academically and would benefit from additional scholarship money to assist paying for college. Additionally, a well-rounded student that is involved in extracurricular activities (sports, arts, clubs, and/or community outreach, etc). If interested, please contact ChristyLG@Leeschools.net for additional information to apply.

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. March 27th 2019 @ 6:30pm

2. April 17th 2019 @ 6:30pm

3. May 15th 2019 @ 6:30pm

4. 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

Game Development Club

  • Game Development Club meet every Tuesday January 29th from 1:45-2:30 in room M112. with Ms. Monastra. Please arrange for pickup at the proper time.

Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, LLC

  • Apply for No Cost Eye Exam and Glasses on the HEIKEN PORTAL: WWW.FLORIDAHEIKEN.ORG (See Attachment)

Parent Awareness Workshop

  • Cape Coral High School is hosting a West Zone Marijuana Parent Awareness Workshop hosted by Student Services. (See Attachment)

Upcoming Dates

SAT Registration Deadlines & Upcoming Test Dates

  • Deadline: April 5th, 2019 - Test Date: May 4th, 2019
  • Deadline: May 3rd, 2019 - Test Date: June 1st, 2019

ACT Registration Deadlines & Upcoming Test Dates

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

Fundraiser and Service Drives

NFMHS Music Department

FSA ELA Writing

  • All 9th and 10th graders as a reminder that their FSA ELA Writing test is on April 2nd. They need a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast! The test is 2 hours in length and they MUST have a fully charged chrome book in order to test.

Mr Red Knight

  • Mr. Red Knight Competition – March 27th, 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. (See Attachment)

Class of 2020

  • Now till 3/22: Custom Cups Sale (See Attachment)
  • “A Knight Under the Stars” Prom is coming up on April 6th 7-11pm at the Burrough’s Home. Prom tickets will be on sale for Seniors between March 11 to March 15 for $25 in the Media Center during lunch. Juniors and guest will be able to purchase their tickets between March 25 to March 29 for $50. Before purchasing tickets you need to clear your fines and fees in the Media Center with Ms. Urbanowicz. If you have a guest you need to complete the guest form, which will be located the google classroom or in the Media Center. If you are writing a check please address it to North Fort Myers High School. Thank you!

JROTC

  • JetBlue Spring Training Concession Stand #2 beginning February 16th 2019 through March 23rd 2019

National Honor Society

  • National Honor Society is implementing a Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association. The fundraiser is during lunch, and students that donate $1.00 will sign their name on a MDA Shamrock, and receive a cookie. https://www.mda.org/shamrocks

Grad Bash

  • March 26th there will be a mandatory grad bash meeting after school 1:45 in the cafeteria.

Garden Club

  • Garden Club & Mrs. Hanson's Ag classes have been building garden beds, touring community aquaponics, hydroponics & Prairie Pines to educate ourselves for the Hydroponics set up & garden development near the cafe.

Save the Beach Club

  • On Monday 2-18-19 the Save the Beach Club went to Sanibel Causeway for a clean-up. We were able to clear a lot of trash and leave it looking good. After that we went to Bunche beach and found that pleasantly clean, observing the low tide and interesting beachline. ( Picture 1 ) ( Picture 2 )

Elementary Science Olympiad

  • Elementary Science Olympiad will be hosting a tournament on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8a-4p. Student volunteers are needed! This qualifies for volunteer service hours and Bright Futures, so see Mrs. Johnson in S211 (leeaj@leeschools.net) or Christopher Perez if you’re interested!


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 Dates

  • April 16, 2019

*Meetings are at 6 pm in the North Media Center

SAC Meeting Minutes

Related Files

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