Principal Johns' Weekly Message

Weekly Email to Parents

October 12, 2018

Nation Ford Parents,

Recently one of my best teachers (who is also a father) told me – “I don’t ever praise my daughter for being intelligent.  I praise her for working hard.  She didn’t earn her intelligence.  But work ethic, that’s a choice; that shows character.”  That made me think: we value what we recognize and reward.  So below are values we celebrate at Nation Ford.

Here are the things I praise our kids for throughout the day at school:

  •     Being kind to each other.
  •     Helping those around them who are most vulnerable.
  •      Being a positive influence on their friends who are most susceptible to bad decisions.
  •     Working hard – I try to recognize this as much as I can.
  •     Being on time.
  •     Choosing to have a good attitude - to be positive.
  •     Using their time wisely.
  •     Being a good friend and good example to each other.
  •     Telling the truth.
  •     Wearing Nation Ford T-shirts (They just look so good in red!)
  •     Obeying their teachers.
  •     Being the first to follow their teachers’ instructions.
  •     Being involved and enthusiastic.

Please see below dates of upcoming events:

Changes to Fall Athletic Schedule due to yesterday’s inclement weather school closing below:  (see Fall Athletic schedule here  NFHS Fall Athletic Schedule 2018 2019.pdf )

10/15     Volleyball v FMHS – SENIOR NIGHT!

10/18     Girls Tennis v NHS

Also 10/12, tomorrow, our Nation Ford Band competes in regional Bands of America in Gaffney, SC.  See itinerary - Nation Ford Schedule BOA at Gaffney 2018.pdf 

Next week begins Nation Ford's Annual Canned Food drive:  This is a big deal for our community.  We partner with Fort Mill Care Center, so all food and donations go directly to families in need in Fort Mill.

Oct 15-19:

  • Collection bins in the Commons.
  • Collection in car rider line in the morning.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17th Krispy Kreme donut sale in the morning.

Oct 22-26:

  • 1st Block Class Competition  (cans and monetary donations).  Chick-fil-a breakfast for winner!!!!!
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, Moe’s Spirit Night (the one across from Baxter)
  • All above is for OUR community in partnership with the Fort Mill Care Center.

Have a great weekend!

Jason B. Johns


Nation Ford High School




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