Daily Bulletin 11/9/17


 November 9, 2017


Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock


SAT word of the day: – Timorous– “tim-er-us”: Definition: Easily frightened or cowardly. The sample sentence is: The timorous kitten was hiding behind the couch when the child came running into the room to play with it.

Attention students: Even if you do not eat lunch at FHS or if you’re a senior, please make sure to submit a lunch form to the 9th grade office. Seniors qualified for free or reduced lunch can talk to their counselor about getting SAT fees and college application fees waived.

Any 9th grade boy who is interested in playing basketball this year must sign up with Mr. Bruce and have a physical on file. If you have not signed up, please see Mr. Bruce in the counseling office today to ensure you are on the list for Monday’s try out.

First cheerleading clinic for tryouts is today from 2:30-4:30. Please meet at the small gym.

All students interested in wrestling, please come to the meeting at 2:30 today in the wrestling room.

There will be a girls spring soccer meeting in Mr. Murray’s room A103 today at 2:25 pm

If you are interested in trying out for Boys JV Basketball, there is a brief informational meeting after school today at 2:30 in the weight room.

Seniors who need to sign their senior class shirt have until tomorrow to do so. Go to Mrs. Saab in B202

Class of 2020 meeting with Mrs. Farhat tomorrow at 2:30 pm in room G204. Grab pizza by the tractor after school and then head up to room G204!

The wELLcome club will have its next meeting tomorrow at 2:45 in Ms. Dorra’s room, B203.

It’s not too late! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being an actor, an audition will take place tomorrow in A100 right after school.  Can’t make either day?  Come see Ms. Kanniainen in A100.

Attention students: If interested in dual enrollment, please apply and turn in your forms ASAP.

Battle of Hunger is here again! Starting November 13th-17th! Bring any cans you have at home and/or donations will be accepted throughout the school and in room A106!! It is time to feed the hungry; last year we fed 35,532 families in Southeastern Michigan lets feed 40,000 this year!

Want to help make a difference in your local community. Tis the season for giving! Student Government will be collecting donations in room A 106 or to your teachers who have an Amity container. This money will help feed and clothe families in need!

Buy your Thanksgiving candy grams for $2 during lunch, from a 2018 representative, or go to Ms. Saab and Ms. Ganfi in B202

Yearbooks are still on sale. They are now $75; don’t miss out on your memories! Get yours before the price goes up to $80.

General Council Meeting will be held November 10th in room A 106 at 2:30. All clubs must be present with one member representing a club.

Have a brand new coat; don’t know what to do with it. Please donate any new coats and/or hats and gloves to Ms. Altomonte’s Room A 106. The coats, gloves and hats, will be donated to families in need November 18th.

Fordson is looking to re-start its bowling team this winter for boys and girls. We need approximately 8 of each to form a team. Please contact Mr. Proctor if you are interested in participating. We need to begin on November 13th.

Boy’s basketball tryouts are scheduled for Monday November 13th. You must have an MHSAA sports physical to try out. If you completed a fall sport, you are all set. Tryouts are as follows:




Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.


If you would like to test out of a class in December, please see your counselor.  The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Nov. 16th.  The form is now online.

Need volunteer hours? Sign up with Mrs. Allie or Ms. Altomonte to help deliver thanksgiving food and make boxes on November 18th at 11am. See where your donations go and come help our families in need.

Boys swimming will begin Monday, November 20th.  You must have a physical..

The Pay It Forward Club wants to invite you to join in our November Thankful Challenge. Each day, on Snapchat and/or Instagram, post a photo of something/someone you are thankful for and use the hashtags #imthankfulfor and #FHSthankfulchallenge. 30 days, 30 posts! Let’s make being thankful a permanent way of thinking!

Seniors: Head shots are due November 17th-NO EXCEPTIONS- You must turn in a CD to Mrs. Kubitz in C203 and sign off that she received it. Electronic copies must be submitted via a drop box through your photographer. Either way you must sign off to ensure that Mrs. Kubitz received it. If you have any further questions, see Mrs. Kubitz in C203.

The annual Fordson Friendsgiving Dinner will take place Tuesday November 21st at 6:30 at Habib’s. It is open to all staff and students. Tickets are $30 but 100% of all profits will be donated to Zaman International Sips of Hope Well Campaign. Please see a board member of the pay it forwards club or Ms. Reda in room A128 to purchase tickets. Seats are limited and tickets are selling fast so buy yours ASAP.


HFC informational meeting tomorrow at 9:30. If interested, sign up in the counseling office today.

Representatives from HFC will be at Fordson to help families submit FAFSA information. This is a good opportunity to get your financial aid submitted. The meeting will take place in the media center today from 4:30-6:30 AND tomorrow from 11:00-1:00.

Michigan State will be on site November 10th 2017 starting 9AM. Students must submit an application online prior to Nov. 10th. The application online requires ACT/SAT scores. After registering online, be sure to sign in for the event in the counseling office.

Eastern Michigan University informational visit November 13th, 2017. Sign up in the counseling office.

U of M Dearborn offering scholarships to students based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Please visit umdearborn.edu/scholarships for more information and to apply.  Application deadline 12/15/17

$2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on CollegeCovered.com. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

The American Legion, Dept of MI Wilson Scholarship & Dept of MI Brewer Scholarship available to residents attending high school and are a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war-time veteran planning to attend any Michigan accredited college or university. Based on student’s GPA of 2.5 or higher, financial need, parent’s or grandparent’s honorable active war-time military service, goals and intentions.  Forms available in counselors office. Deadline is January 8, 2018. Award is $500.

U of M Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship has 12 unique scholarship opportunities worth $3,500 each for incoming Freshman Fall 2018. Applications are accepted online.  Visit www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org for online application and scholarship info. Deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm.

Michigan Rural Water Association is sponsoring a video contest. The contest is open to grades 9-12, individually or as a group of no more than 4, and a teacher representing a specific department must sponsor entries.  Limit is 10 videos per school.  Application/info available is counseling office.  Video submission deadline is January 24, 18.

National Co-op Scholarship Program. Deadline is Feb. 15th, 2018

Parentinn – Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens – Annual Scholarship​Information available online at ​http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship. Deadline is Feb 28, 2018.

Making the turn against Parkinson’s $5,000 scholarship award. Deadline is March 1st, 2018.

NFL Alumni- Detroit Chapter Student Athlete Scholarship- online application can be found on www.nflalumnidet.org. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded, application deadline March 2nd, 2018.  Info. available in counseling office.

Norman Hammoud Scholarship—for anyone who is a football player. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships

George Darany Scholarship. Deadline March 31st, 2018

The Whiston Scholarship. Deadline March 31st, 2018.

Robert Cipriano Scholarship—for anyone who has participated in a full season of cross country, track, softball, baseball as well as a few other requirements. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships

Mr. & Mrs. Arnaldo Fracassa Food, Beverage & Hospitality Scholarship—for anyone going into Food, Beverage or Hospitality as well as a few other requirements. Deadline is March 31st, 2018 http://dearbornedfoundation.org/scholarships

2017 – 2018 William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program Application . Ends April 1st, 2018

B. Davis scholarship Deadline is May 22, 2018 Website is http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Stefan Wanczyk Foundation Scholarship, providing $2,000 scholarships. Application/info available in the counseling office.  Application deadline May 31, 2018.

For more scholarship information, please stop by the counseling office.

Just a friendly reminder to students that there are absolutely no hats or hoodies allowed in the hallways or the classrooms and you must have your ID on you at all times…..

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