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Monday 5/03/21 Announcements

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Monday, May 3rd, 2021

*May is Mental Health Awareness month.  Mental Health Awareness is May 2nd-8th.  Fort Payne City Schools will be wearing green on Friday, May 7th to show our support and spread awareness.

*Congratulations to the boys and girls track team on their outstanding performances at the 6A state track meet. The girls team placed 3rd in the state as a team. State Medalists: Darrell Prater:3rd place boys javelin, Cooper Garrett: 3rd place girls javelin, Brylan Gray: 2nd place girls shot put, Madi Wallace: 3rd place 300 meter hurdles, Lennon Ibsen: 3rd place girls pole vault, Girls 4x800 meter relay team: 3rd place (Maddie Jackson, Anahi Barboza, Aylin Vega, and Reese McCurdy) Girls 4x400 meter relay team: State Champions (Madi Wallace, Maggie Groat, Maddie Jackson and Ruthie Jones). This team also broke a 33 year old school record this last weekend at sectionals.

*Any junior girl that was not able to come to the Distinguished Young Woman meeting yesterday needs to come by Mrs. Barnes’ room today to pick up a packet.

*Boys Varsity Soccer defeated Randolph 1-0 on Saturday night in the 3rd round of the state playoffs. The boys play Friday in the semi-finals vs Homewood in Huntsville.

*Attention All Seniors – If you plan on pursing a degree in Education please see Mrs. Barnes today,  Virtual students – please email her. 

*Students, Student Council is hosting a Virtual Talent Show this year! Please check your email to sign up to perform.  The last day to sign up is Thursday, May 6th. The Talent Show will be shared with the school on Friday, May 14. 

*Any boys grade 9-11 interested in playing basketball next year needs to come by the and sign up with Coach Banks in the gym.  Tryouts will be Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th.

*Students, Please keep in mind that 9 weeks exams are NOT like a regular test grade. They count as 15% of your average. Ask any teacher how to calculate your average if you are not sure. It is EXTREMEMLY important that you do not miss these exams. For some students, it makes the difference in whether you pass the class or have to re-take it. High school classes must be passed to earn credits for graduation. Check with your teacher if you are unsure about whether or not you are on track to earn a credit or if you may be eligible for summer school to make up all or part of a class.

*If anyone is in need of professional clothing to wear for you scholarship or job interviews, please see Mrs. Freeman. FBLA has a professional dress closet for students to use.

*There will be a $1 charge for replacing lunch cards.

*Students, please remember to wear your masks. If you need a mask come to the office. Please make sure you use the hand sanitizer in the Hallways frequently.

*Afternoon bells:  1st bell for bus riders ONLY.  2nd bell for car riders & car drivers.

*Students are not allowed to hang out in the parking lots before school, you must enter the buildings and go to class.

*NO cell phones out at school!!!!!

*Students are NOT allowed to go to their vehicles after they come on to campus without signing out/in with Mrs. Vezertzis in the office.

*All attendance notes need to be turned in to the office first thing in the morning. If you have been absent, you must bring your note to the front office or email notes to Mrs. Vezertzis at  Check out notes must be turned into the front office by 10:00am. After 10:00am they will not be accepted. There are students who have already used up their 3rd nine weeks parent notes. You are allowed 3 parent notes per 9 weeks. You will receive a zero for any grade taken during an unexcused absence.

*Important Dates:

Wed., May 5th - Senior Group Cap & Gown Picture - 9:30am  - Stadium

Tues., May 11th – Induction Ceremony 10am-11:30 – Gym

Tues., May 11th – Senior Awards Night 6pm-9 – Gym

Thurs., May 13th - Spring Band Concert—6pm

Thurs., May 13th - Senior Final Exams - Math, Science

Fri., May 14th - Senior Final Exams - English, Language, History

Tues., May 18th – Wills Valley Senior Walk – 8:15am – Wills Valley

Tues., May 18th – Class Night Practice 9am-11 - Gym

Tues., May 18th – Class Night 7pm-9 – Gym

Wed., May 19th – Graduation Practice 9am-11 – Stadium

Thurs., May 20th – Graduation – 7pm-9 – Stadium

Tues. , May 25th - Underclassmen 9 Weeks Tests - Math, Science, All A Block classes

Wed., May 26th - Underclassmen 9 Weeks Tests - English, Languages, History, All B Block classes

Wed., May 26th - Last Day for Underclassmen Students