NAFCS Class of 2020 Graduation Plans Finalized

After receiving community feedback, NAFCS is excited to share with you that the graduation ceremony plan has been modified and finalized!

Get all the details here: https://www.nafcs.k12.in.us/2020/06/28/class-of-2020-graduation-plans/?fbclid=IwAR1P4t7aSMcZ2kegQbiOyrndgXmoK1EzASmOs0HbhtH7Wbn8ASJNmMB9AYU


FCHS Administrator and Weekly Columnist Passes at 85

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Terry Cummins left an impression all over Southern Indiana after serving as a teacher and administrator in Clark, Harrison, and Floyd County where he retired in 1991 as Assistant Principal of FCHS.

After retirement, Terry began a second life following Helen Keller's creed, "Life is an adventure or nothing." His adventures included running marathons, climbing mountains, trekking through many parts of the world, and his compulsion — writing. He ran his first marathon at age sixty-three, climbed his first mountain (20,000 feet) on his sixty-fourth birthday, published his first of over 760 articles at age sixty-six and published the first of six books at age sixty-nine.

You can purchase one of Terry's books, From a Barnyard to a Schoolyard, here: https://www.butlerbooks.com/fromabarnyardtoaschoolyard.html

His obituary can be found here:

https://www.legacy.com/amp/obituaries/louisville/196382054?fbclid=IwAR0hDfWDauayezv9eXQSepMCNd1NVpAfgoPctKtTOR0KCB-SgkmgV7hzERA


The Many Benefits of Staying Active with NAFC Nation

If you're like many people, you may not have a very strong connection with your alma mater. Our lives change a lot after leaving high school. We go out into the world and start our adult lives. 

However, that doesn't mean you have to leave your alma mater behind for good. More than any yearbook, class ring or Facebook group, staying in touch and involved with New Albany or Floyd Central is a great way to keep ties to your formative years.

For some, it’s easy to keep close ties to their old stomping grounds. They might live in the area or have kids of their own attending school. It’s easy enough for them to stop in and have a chat with old teachers, familiar staff, friends, neighbors and acquaintances.

But even if you’re someone who placed considerable physical distance between your high school and your current life, you can still stay connected. Social media groups, monthly newsletters and even direct correspondence are all simple ways of staying engaged with everything that's happening in NAFC schools.

Why should you stay connected?

There are many great reasons to stay involved in your high school as an alumni—more than just for nostalgia’s sake:

  • High schools are always looking to highlight their successful alumni. From mentorships and speaking engagements to a feature in the newsletter, your alma mater wants to see that its students have gone on to achieve something.
  • Panels, workshops and seminars are all popular with staff and parents. Schools often seek leaders and contributors for these events and frequently find the best option is an alumnus.
  • Reconnecting with old teachers and peers through an alumni network helps you grow your personal and professional circles. There’s no telling what opportunities will come from simply reaching out to those who were important to you from your past.
  • If you’re someone in a position to donate time or money to your alma mater, being an active alumnus can afford you all sorts of benefits. This includes having a voice when it comes to the future direction of NAFC schools.
  • It’s fun! You’ll get the chance to connect with current students and staff and involve yourself in numerous ways. You might work directly with student organizations or assist administrators as they enrich the curriculum.

Your time as a student at NAFC Schools may be behind you, but your opportunities to involve yourself in the future of your alma mater have just begun. We encourage you to join NAFC Nation (if you haven't already) and stay tuned for further updates throughout the year.


NAFCS Superintendent's Message on School Safety Referendum

The proposed NAFCS Safety Referendum fell short at the polls this week. Superintendent Dr. Brad Snyder discusses the election results, the efforts of the volunteers, and what's next for the district in the video linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6fu0A9XoXM&feature=youtu.be


WNAS Radio/TV to Honor Class Reunions Through the Decades

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Many class reunions that would have been held this summer will not be able to go forward due to the current pandemic. WNAS wants to honor those graduating classes that are going to miss out on their reunions. Every Saturday this summer from noon until 4:00 they will play popular music that the class would have listened to starting Labor Day weekend of their freshman year through Memorial Day weekend when they were graduating. On Saturday, June 6th, they kicked off the celebrating with the class of 1965, celebrating their 55th anniversary.

Tune into 88.1 FM every Saturday for more!


Though Times are Tough, There's Much to Celebrate in Our NAFC Nation

Without a doubt, much has changed this school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extended school closures and a need for social distancing, creating challenges we have never experienced before in our community. 

Still, this school year was one for the record books! Our students achieved new milestones, won awards and were recognized statewide and even nationally for their achievements. They learned through hands-on lessons, research projects and group activities, while taking part in festivals, athletic events and musical and theater performances.

While this spring has not gone to plan for our community or our nation, we hope you can take a few minutes to look back at what has been a special 2019-20 school year!

In addition, all 2020 NAFCS graduation ceremonies have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18. Floyd Central's ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., while New Albany's will begin at 1 p.m. You can find more detail regarding graduation plans on the district's website.

Floyd Central High School, New Albany High School and Prosser Career Academy each held their Class of 2020 Nights recently. Although students could not come together in person, as in the past, they were able to celebrate a wide variety of scholarships, awards and other honors.


NAHS's "My Fair Lady" Earns National Recognition

 

New Albany High School student thespians made "My Fair Lady" come to life on stage, being chosen to perform at the 2020 International Thespian Festival this summer. As one of the chosen thespian troupes, ITF did a feature on NAHS, telling the story behind the performance.

https://dramatics.org/festival-profile-my-fair-lady/?fbclid=IwAR2VeibuabymaB3kweEEMnvudf9gPt0whgboYWXGfDOqGYcHdD2kjJrGJZ0


FCHS Dazzlers Celebrate Delayed Victory of National Championship

The Floyd Central High School Dazzlers proved their talent by winning the National Championship. However, the celebration period was cut short, due to COVID.
Now, these dancers are finally getting their championship rings that they have worked so hard to earn.
Click below to see how these champions feel about their big win and what it took to be called National Champions.


Class Night 2020

Join us in congratulating and celebrating the Class of 2020! Click the link below to watch the Senior Class Night Awards for Floyd Central High School, New Albany High School, and Prosser Career Education Center.

https://www.nafcs.k12.in.us/2020/05/20/high-school-class-nights/