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FVHS Weekly Principal's Message 1-22-23

Weekly Principal’s School Website Message – 1-22-23


Hello Bengal Nation! – Here’s this week’s news and updates from YOUR Fuquay-Varina High School.


Congratulations and Shout Outs!


FVHS was voted by our community as the WRAL Best High School!  A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone who participated in this voting and representing our fine and wonderful high school as the top high school in the WRAL viewing area!  We ARE a GREAT high school representing a GREAT community!



Important Final Exam Reminders


  1. In order to avoid having to take a final exam on the make-up day, it’s very important that students arrive to school on-time so that testing can begin promptly.  We cannot admit students to their testing locations after the testing time has started.
  2. Students cannot be checked out early during our testing windows.  All student dismissal is at 11:25


Final Exam Schedule


Fall 2022 Final Exam Schedule


Friday, Jan 20

7:25 - 11:25      1st Period Exam

11:45                Buses Depart


Monday, Jan 23          

7:25 - 11:25      2nd Period Exam

11:45                Buses Depart


Tuesday, Jan 24 

7:25 - 11:25      3rd Period Exam

11:45                Buses Depart


Wednesday, Jan 25

7:25 - 11:25      4th Period Exam 

11:45                Buses Depart


Thursday, Jan 26

7:25 - 11:25      Make-up Exams* 

11:45                Buses Depart


*Only students who missed one of their exams, and need to complete a make-up exam, should attend school on this day.


Exam Scoring - All exams will count as 20% of the student’s final grade.  Exam scores will be averaged into the final grade and will impact the final course average either positively or negatively depending on the student’s grade.


Senior Exam Exemption Requirements:

Seniors can only be exempt from their exam for any course that does not require state testing (EOC/CTE state exam) and for which the student has a final average of C or better.   


Senior Scholarship Information


SENIOR PARENTS:  Scholarships are available for your students! Recent additions are the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship, the FV Technical Scholarship, the FV Lions Club Scholarship, and more!  Please check out the FVHS Scholarship Listing here:


AWESOME Opportunities for Students!

Item #1

Meredith College is pleased to offer an on-campus leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills. The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will host this free conference on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Registration is now open. Please register by Sunday, February 5, 2023. Call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or e-mail with any questions.

Item #2

Students, are you interested in television broadcast or broadcast communications? The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. 


The Durham Bulls and Explorer Post 50 will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Ball Park located at 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Durham Bulls season. If you are interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please complete the 2023 Online Application.  Applications are due by Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2023 and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members. To learn more about Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 Program,


Item #3

Introducing the first-ever...America's Next Great Intern contest!

The Rubin team is thrilled to launch a national contest to spotlight CTE students with the potential to be stellar interns across all career pathways.


Wait, national contest? How does it work? When does it start? Are there prizes? Who is eligible? How do I sign up? And what about the prizes??? 

-Rubin, the leader in online curriculum for employability training, challenges students to demonstrate important work readiness skills like a firm handshake, speaking on the phone, writing an email and more.

-The submission period runs from February 1, 2023, to March 3, 2023, to coincide with National CTE month in February. In March, we will post ten national finalists and let the public choose America's Next Great Intern.

-The contest is open to any middle school, high school or post-secondary student who participates in a CTE or project-based (hands-on) class or program.

-Prizes include Amazon gift cards, a stipend for professional clothes, the chance at a paid virtual internship and more.

-Link to flyer and see Dr. Jessee with any questions.


Career Development Updates

Career Development Updates  |  Contact Dr. Jessee , Room 2402 or for further information. 

  1. Seniors, are you interested in being a future WCPSS teacher? Attend a virtually session on 1/31 at 5:15 pm to learn more about the opportunities available. Register by 1/30 at 5 pm

  2. Juniors, do you have an interest in leadership and strive to put those skills to practice? Apply to be a part of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. See Dr. Jessee for the application. Due 1/24 by 6 pm to
  3. Part-time jobs:
    1. Opportunity with a local attorney's office. They are looking for a student with strong communication and time management skills to work Monday-Thursday from 1:30/2 to 5 pm. 
    2. Opportunity with Jersey Boys Subs ( is looking for eager students who can engage with customers and have a strong eye for detail. 
    1. Opportunity with Pool Professionals: They are seeking lifeguards, assistant managers and managers. Pay begins at $13/hour. Link to apply:
  1. Are you interested in landscaping? There is a High School Landscaping Competition hosted at NCSU on 2/23 and have a business willing to sponsor any students who may be interested.
  2. North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) Facility Tours are occurring now. Learn more by visiting and sign up for a tour as well.  They have the following tour dates remaining: 
  • Feb 4, 2023 - 8:00 and 10:30 AM (The inclement weather back up tour date is February 11, 2023 – an email will be sent to all students if local weather dictates the use of the inclement weather back-up date)
  • Feb 18, 2023 - 8:00 and 10:30 AM (The inclement weather back up tour date is February 25, 2023 – an email will be sent to all students if local weather dictates the use of the inclement weather back-up date)
  • Contact: Catherine Barone, NCTAP Program Manager and 336-392-8049


Sophomore Student Parking Passes

FVHS will be opening up the limited remaining parking spaces to any 10th graders who have their license at the semester change.  They will need to personally reach out to Assistant Principal, Eric Thomas via email and he will send them the link for the application and payment.  It will be on a first come first served basis starting Monday, January 30th.  


Sneaker Ball

The Student Council would like to present Fuquay’s very first sneaker ball. A dance with formal attire but only casual shoes are allowed. No dress shoes will be allowed. The dance will be February 25 in the cafeteria and a limited number of tickets will be sold in January. This dance is for FVHS students only. More details to come!

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Special Olympics Fundraising Information

The Special Olympics fundraising competition begins March 1st and that is when people will be able to make donations on the site and will end on May 31th. Each school will receive a small torch trophy just for participating but the winner will have a large torch trophy presented to them by some of our local Special Olympic Athletes. The winning school will have the winning trophy for one year of bragging right until next year's competition where we will see if we crown a new victor. Right now, the 2022 Trophy is with us here at Fuquay-Varina High School and we will continue to hold onto it for 2023!

Here's the link to make donations for our FVHS Special Olympians

News and Upcoming Events

PTSA Meeting – Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 – 6:30 – school cafeteria

Open House / Meet the Teacher – Spring Semester classes – Thursday, February 9th, 6 pm.

Curriculum Fair – Rising 9th grade through Rising 12th grade – Thursday, February 23




Men’s basketball picked up 2 wins vs South Garner & Garner to move into 2nd place in the GNRC.  The Bengals are now 7-2 in conference play.


For our full athletic schedules, events, and calendars, please visit the FVHS Athletic Website.


FVHS PTSA Information


Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate someone special or congratulate a big win? 

Through a very generous donation by Two Brothers Landscaping, the FVHS PTSA has been gifted a boulder that can be rented for celebrations by students, parents and staff of FVHS!  Please note this is NOT the rock on Broad Street - this rock is located in the STUDENT PARKING LOT on the corner between spaces 40 and 41. 

Rentals begin Saturday, January 7th.  All funds raised will go directly to support PTSA programs, events, scholarships and grants. 

Reservations can be made by using the link below, scanning a poster around the school with a QR code or visiting the rock directly and scanning the QR code provided on the sign. 


Rent The Rock


Follow FVHS

You can follow Fuquay-Varina High School through our school website or through the following Twitter addresses