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	Forney ISD Students Receive TASA/TASB Art Gallery Awards

12th Grade Aida Hunt Forney High School

	Forney ISD Students Receive TASA/TASB Art Gallery Awards

11th Grade Alexa Austin Forney High School

	Forney ISD Students Receive TASA/TASB Art Gallery Awards

10th Grade Alondra Gonzalez North Forney High School

	Forney ISD Students Receive TASA/TASB Art Gallery Awards

12th Grade Evelyn Acosta North Forney High School

Forney ISD Students Receive TASA/TASB Art Gallery Awards

Students from Forney High School and North Forney High School were selected to the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards Gallery. This is a state level contest and artwork is displayed at the conference which attracts school board members, superintendents, & district administrators from all over Texas.

NFHS Band Receives High Marks in First Competition
NFHS Band Receives High Marks in First Competition
NFHS Band Receives High Marks in First Competition

NFHS Band Receives High Marks in First Competition

On Saturday February 3rd North Forney Band Indoor groups started their competitive season. Winterguard was at Red Oak HS and earned 2nd place in their round and 3rd out of 14 schools in their classification. The show is entitled “Outside of the Box”. The performance was high energy and the judges were very complimentary of the colorguard’s performance level.

Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Letter From a Birmingham Jail

In April of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama. Alone for several days in the dull “monotony of a narrow jail cell,” as he described it, King penned a letter that has been described as one of the most important historical documents ever written. Considered a classic treatise on civil disobedience, it is perhaps one of the most beautifully crafted and eloquent letters ever composed. Every American should read it.

Keith Bell - A Champion for Texas School Children

During my 16 years as superintendent of Sunnyvale ISD, I believed it was my responsibility to be involved with the legislative process. Public schools are directly affected by actions taken by our lawmakers in Austin, so I took the time to stay informed on key issues and get to know these legislators that impact the 5.5 million students in Texas public education. It was my honor to work with Representative Keith Bell over the last 8 years of my career. While he never represented Sunnyvale where I live, in my ways I counted him as my representative.

Did You Know? Home Buying

Home buyers must confront a host of variables in the best of times, but in recent years buyers have been forced to contend with a real estate market marked by a significant increase in home prices. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the median home sales price in the third quarter of 2023 was $431,000. That marks a significant increase since the start of 2020, when the median sales price was $329,000. That 31 percent increase in a little less than four full years can be traced to a host of variables, not the least of which is the global COVID-19 pandemic, which officially earned that designation in early March 2020. But the rise in home prices is not as recent a phenomenon as some may think. In fact, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis indicates the median home sales price rose by 576 percent between 1980 and the third quarter of 2023.

The Relationship Mediterranean Diet and Mental Wellness

Nutritious diets have long been touted as essential components of healthy lifestyles. Many people have a tendency to view diet as something that’s purely physical, associating the foods they eat with how they look and how much energy they have. While accurate, it doesn’t paint the full picture of just how big and positive an impact healthy diets can have on overall health.

Celebrating the Future

Celebrating the Future

The best moments that happen during a celebration are the spontaneous ones involving people who want to share the moment with their people. As the entertainment portion of the event began with the student choral and dance groups showing off their moves and setting up the crowd for fun, the family groups making their way down to the arena floor to celebrate with the student performers the start of Emerald City’s performance reflected the enthusiastic, proud, and happy feelings everyone was experiencing.

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