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Football Playoff Apparel Order Form

Click HERE for a Football Playoff Apparel Order Form Orders are due by noon, Tuesday, October 17th Please make checks payable to F.H.S. Money is due at the time of order   read more

Volleyball Regional Bracket

Please click here to view the 2017 Regional Bracket Monday, October 23: Match 1 @ 6:00 pm   (9) Byron vs. (10) Savanna (West Carroll) Tuesday, October 24: Match 2 @ 6:00 pm (1) Galena (H.S.) . . . read more

2016-2017 Yearbooks for Sale

October 6, 2017

There is a limited number of junior high and high school yearbooks for sale.  Junior high yearbooks can be purchased at $25.  High school yearbooks can be purchased at $40.  Please, make checks payable to . . . read more

Congratulations to the FHS Golfers Advancing to Sectionals!

Left to Right:  Samantha Greenfield - Girls Sectional; Christian Groenwold and Andrew Bratina - Boys Sectional read more

2017 Homecoming Court and King & Queen

September 26, 2017

Front Row (L to R): Grace Carr, Cora Krigbaum, Marquia Maclin, Tylor Behrends, QUEEN Anna Snider, Kaylee Kloster Back Row (L to R):  Mark DeWall, Jordan Neuschwander, Cade Kuelling, Matt Akins, KING Lane Meyer, Austin Mitchell read more

JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL PRACTICE CHANGE

The Forreston Junior High School football practice will be CANCELLED for Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  The Video practice session from the Freeport Aquin game will be shown from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017.   read more

FHS Homecoming Court Attendants

Senior Attendants:  (L to R) Anna Snider, Matt Akins, Tylor Behrends, Lane Meyer, Marquia Maclin, Cade Kuelling   Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Class Attendants: (L to R) . . . read more

Art Festival Award Winners

September 13, 2017

Congratulations to the Forreston arts students who participated in the 69th annual Grand Detour Art Festival student show. This year marked the first time Forreston students participated. The event was held at the John Deere Historic Site . . . read more

13th Annual Chicken Supper & Silent Auction Wednesday, September 20th

You are invited to attend the 13th Annual Chicken Supper and Silent Auction on Wednesday, September 20th from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Forreston Grade School Cafeteria.  This is a benefit for the Forrestville Valley Grade School . . . read more

Activity Passes On Sale!

Pam Greenfield will be at the junior high and high school home games this week for purchases of activity passes or you may stop in the high school office.  Email pgreenfield@fvdistrict221.org the pass you wish to purchase including the . . . read more

Thank You!

August 11, 2017

Forreston Jr/Sr High School would like to publicly thank Leaf River and Forreston Fire Departments for their help in the first watering of our newly seeded Softball Field.  Leaf River Fire Chief Steve Shelton and Forreston Fire . . . read more

Unpack Your Backpack Night! Tuesday, August 15

Kindergarten - 5th grade students can find their lockers, drop off their school supplies, see their rooms, and meet their teachers.  You may come and go as you please at the below times. Tuesday, August 15 . . . read more

6th Grade & New Students' Orientation Tuesday, August 15 @ 7:00 pm (JH Cafeteria)

Forreston Junior High School 2017 6th Grade and New Junior High Students' Orientation WHEN:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 WHERE:  Junior High Cafeteria TIME:  7:00 pm This is a great . . . read more

Sports Informational Meeting Monday, August 7 @ 6:00 pm (HS Gym)

All parents and student athletes who are planning to participate in a fall sport at Forreston Jr/Sr High School are encouraged to attend the sports informational meeting being held in the Forreston High School Gym.  The meeting is . . . read more

Walk In Registration & Fees Collection July 27th

Anyone not already registered for the 2017-2018 school year should plan to attend this date.  Registration consists of both an online portion as well as minimal paper form completion for returning students, and all paper forms for new . . . read more

Congratulations to the Boys Track Team for a 3rd Place Finish at State!

The Forreston/Polo Track Team ended their season with a 3rd place finish at the state track meet!  Congratulations to the team and coaches on an outstanding season!  The following individuals received medals at the state . . . read more

Michael Singley is Selected to the 1A All-State Team

Congratulations to Michael Singley on being selected to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association 1A All-State Team.  He is 1 of 18 players in 1A to be selected to this team in the entire state.  He is the first . . . read more

Forrestville Valley Announces Mr. Diduch as Teacher of the Year

On Thursday, May 25th Forrestville Valley C.U.S.D. #221 announced their prestigious Teacher of the Year Award at their annual end of the year breakfast.  This year's winner was Mr. Denny Diduch.  Mr. Diduch is a High School . . . read more

Forrestville Valley Announces the Retirement of Kathie Conerton

The culminating event of the annual End of the Year Breakfast was the announcement of long time English Teacher/Librarian Ms. Kathie Conterton.  Ms. Conerton will retire form teaching at Forrestville Valley after 40 years in the . . . read more

Ms. Barb Engelbarts Announced as Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year

During the End of the Year Breakfast Ms. Engelbarts was announced as Support Staff Member of the Year.  Ms. Engelbarts works in the Maintenance Department at Forreston Jr/Sr High School.  Principal Travis Heinz said, "Ms. . . . read more

2017-2018 Job Vacancies

Please CLICK HERE to view information on job vacancies for the 2017-2018 school year. read more

2017-2018 Registration Information

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  You will find information and forms needed to register for the 2017-2018 school year by clicking on the following links.  If you need any help with locating your Skyward Family Access . . . read more

Forrestville Valley Announces Head Boys' Basketball Coach

On Wednesday, May 17th Forrestville Valley C.U.S.D. #221 formally approved the hiring  of Jonathan Schneiderman for their Head Boys' Basketball Coach Opening after the unexpected resignation of Shane Bautch.  The former . . . read more

FJSHS Athletic Department Summer Camp Information

Please Click Here to View/Print Information for 2017 Summer Camps Please Click Here to Print a Registration Form PHYSICALS will once again be offered at a reduced rate by the Freeport Health Network.  Physicals are . . . read more

IPA Leadership Award Winners

Forreston Jr/Sr High School Eighth Grade Students Braden Politsch and Ethan Greenfield (not pictured) along with Seniors Emma Nelson and Cameron Timm have been named the winners of the Illinois Principals Association's Leadership . . . read more

AFC Class 1A Softball Regional Bracket

Please Click Here to View the AFC Regional Bracket 2017   read more

Lena-Winslow Class 1A Baseball Sectional Bracket

Click Here to View the Lena-Winslow Sectional Baseball Bracket 2017 read more

2016-2017 Forreston High School College Signings

Bryan Edler, son of Bryan and Michele Edler, signed a letter of intent with Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Bryan will be joining the golf team.  As a Forreston Cardinal, Bryan was a four year varsity golfer.  Bryan advanced . . . read more

Retiring Board of Education Members Recognized

April 27, 2017

Three members retiring from the Forrestville Valley Board of Education were recognized at the April 26, 2017 meeting.  Jeff Greenfield was appointed to the Board in 2015 and also served on the Ogle County Special Education Cooperative . . . read more

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month!

Forreston Grade School Front Row:  Rachel Gillingham, Jared Merkel, Drue Behrends, Breelyn Schneiderman, Kadin Schreiner, Kayden Loomis Middle Row:  Ella Ingram, Evan Boettner, Coehen Kirchner, Kaden Brown, Lucas Nelson, . . . read more

Future Cardinal Sluggers Clinic - April 29, 2017

WHERE: Forreston's Warnken Park (In case of rain: FHS Gym) DATE: April 29, 2017 TIME: 8:00-11:00 am COST: $15.00 WHO: 3rd-8th grade boys Sluggers will enjoy a clinic run by Forreston . . . read more

FJH Students Participate in STEM Read at Highland Community College

On Thursday, March 16th, FJSHS 7th Graders participated with other JH Students from Lena-Winslow, Scales Mound, Stockton, East Dubuque, and Freeport in a fun filled day of Math, Science, and Engineering Activities based on the . . . read more

Parent Meetings - Kindergarten & Preschool Options

With the expansion of Kindergarten and Little Cardinals Preschool for the 2017-2018 school year, parent meetings have been scheduled to provide details of program options.   Tuesday, April 4, . . . read more

Strategic Planning Implementation for the 2017-2018 School Year

The Forrestville Valley School District will be expanding the Kindergarten and Preschool Programs for the 2017-2018 school year.  The expansion will include Full Day Kindergarten and Full Day and/or morning session options . . . read more

Forreston High School Musical - Big Fish

Forreston presents "Big Fish" March 18 and 19. Forreston High School is performing this year's spring musical, "Big Fish," on March 18, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 19, at 3:00 pm in the Forreston Junior High . . . read more

Congratulations to the February Students of the Month!

Forreston Junior/Senior High School Front: Juntina Peck-Senior, Cayden Shelton-8th Grade, Brock Smith-6th Grade Back: Kyla Benson-Freshman, Monanna Heinz-7th Grade, Principal Travis Heinz, Allison Bondele-Junior, Avery . . . read more

2017-2018 School District Calendar

Please CLICK HERE to view or print the 2017-2018 School District Calendar read more

Miles Gordon, Forreston Grade School, Earns 3rd Place at the Regional Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Miles Gordon, a 5th grader at Forreston Grade School, for earning 3rd place in the Lee-Ogle-Whiteside County Regional Spelling Bee February 23rd at Dixon High School.  The Regional Spelling Bee consisted of 37 . . . read more

Vacancy Posting Updated 4-3-17

Bus Driver/Custodian and District Office Business Assistant job openings available. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION read more

Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

The Forrestville Valley Board of Education approved a 3 Year Strategic Plan at the February 15, 2017 meeting.   PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO VIEW Goal 1 - Programs of Instruction Goal 2 - Facilities . . . read more

Boys' Basketball Regional Bracket

The Forreston Cardinal Boys' Basketball Team will play Polo in game 1 of the 2017 Class 1A Regional at Eastland on February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REGIONAL BRACKET   read more

Servant Leadership Alumni from 1998-Present

Calling all Servant Leadership Alumni from 1998 - present.  Highland Community College is updating contact information for their upcoming 20th anniversary celebration.  We are in need of your current email.  Please contact . . . read more

Preschool Screenings

Forrestville Valley School District Preschool Screenings When: Thursday, March 2, 2017               Thursday, March 16, 2017         8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . . read more

Freshmen Orientation / Registration Thursday, March 2nd

Freshmen Orientation/Registration will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Forreston High School Cafeteria. Open to all 8th grade students and their parents/guardians Students and Parents/Guardians . . . read more

Girls' Basketball Regional's Begin Monday, February 6th

The Forreston Lady Cards kick off the start of the 2017 Class 1A Regional Tournament Monday, February 6th at River Ridge High School.  The Cards will play River Ridge at 7:00 p.m. You can view the game live by clicking this link . . . read more

Career and Scholarship Information Night, Tuesday, February 28th

Forreston High School will be hosting a Career and Scholarship Information Night for all juniors and seniors in the.   Please save the date for: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  (FJSHS Cafeteria) . . . read more

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month!

Forreston Grade School's January Students of the Month F: Cole Zipse, Dakota Beach, Maxx Wiltfang, Breelyn Schneiderman, Rhett Gravenstein M: Skyler Diestelmeier, Danica Fong, Carson Akins, Jillian Moore, Autumn Irvin, . . . read more

FGS Spelling Bee Champion and Runners Up

Congratulations to champion Miles Gordon and runners up Kiyan Lynn and Ava Welch in the 2017 Forreston Grade School Spelling Bee! L to R: Ava Welch, Miles Gordon, Kiyan Lynn   Forreston Grade School Finalists read more

GVGS 100th Day of School Challenge

The first grade students at German Valley Grade School were given a challenge to collect 100 items for the food pantry in honor of the 100th day of school.  With the help of all of German Valley Grade School, we collected food and . . . read more

FJH Spelling Bee Champion!

Congratulations to Natalie Mealing (6th grade) for her first place finish in the Forreston Junior High Spelling Bee and to the runner up, Taylor Miller (8th grade)! Forreston Junior High School held its annual spelling bee on Friday, . . . read more

Second Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the junior high and high school students who made the second quarter honor roll! CLICK HERE TO VIEW JUNIOR HIGH 2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HIGH SCHOOL 2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL read more

Congratulations to our Illinois State Scholars!

Forreston High School Principal, Travis Heinz is pleased to announce that six students have been recognized as "2017 Illinois State Scholars". Forreston High School is honored to recognize the following students as Illinois . . . read more

Substitute to Fill Leave of Absence for Music/Art Teacher

Forrestville Valley needs a substitute teacher to fill a leave of absence for Forreston Junior/Senior High School Chorus, Forreston Grade School Music & Art from approximately April 22, 2017 through the end of the 2016-2017 . . . read more

FHS Madrigal Troupe

The Forreston High School Madrigal Troupe hosted their annual Madrigal Feast on Saturday, January 14th.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner and entertainment in the form of a skit along with a madrigal concert.   Pictured . . . read more

Congratulations to the FGS, GVGS & FJSHS December Students of the Month

Forreston Grade School Front Row:  Cylee Kirchner, Eva Lynch, Hailey Anderson, Cadan Hoffman, Ella Ingram Middle Row:  Addison Shenberger, Bella Gramento, Elizabeth Ludwig, Ericka Alexander, Alex Lindquist, Kyla Lamm, . . . read more

Classes Will Be Held on Martin Luther King Day

Due to the use of an Emergency Weather Day, Forrestville Valley School District WILL  have classes on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16th. read more

State Football Team Recognition

Today is Our Day! Please Click here to view the Resolution to designate Forreston Cardinals Football Day in Ogle County, Illinois and Click here to view the State Of Illinois Senate Recognition read more

Robot Races

Mr. Wagner's 8th grade students constructed robots with motors that they put to the challenge in a highly competitive racing tournament.     read more

Congratulations to the GVGS November Students of the Month

Principal Mr. Schneiderman, Lucas Miller, Brynn Gill, Chloe Baes, Molly Boyer Principal Mr. Schneiderman, Mason Breit, Natalie Bradbury, Karissa Shurtleff, Connor Politsch, Gavin Barbee Principal Mr. Schneiderman, Evan . . . read more

Football Awards Night

Football Awards Night will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Please CLICK HERE for more information read more

Amboy Girls Holiday Tournament Schedule

Please CLICK HERE to view the schedule for the 2016 Amboy Girls Holiday Tournament (Fresh/Soph and Varsity) begining Monday, December 26th - Thursday, December 29th.   read more

Congratulations to the FGS November Students of the Month

Pictured with Principal Jonathan Schneiderman: Front Row: Lola Rose, Mason Wilson, Bradley Briarton, Brooklyn Coffman, Erica Tryggestad Middle Row: Austin Collis, Caroline Bawinkel, Kiera Ditto, Brady Gill Back Row: Zack . . . read more

57th Annual 2016 Forreston Holiday Tournament (updated 12-16-16)

Beginning on December 10th, Forreston will once again host the Varsity Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament. REVISED SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Friday late afternoon . . . read more

Congratulations to the FJSHS October Students of the Month

Front Row (L to R):  Allison Plock- Senior, Shelby Dean- Freshman, Alexis Koehl- 6th grade, Josie Pals- 7th grade Back Row (L to R):  Mitch Heinz- Sophomore, Sam Barkalow- Junior, Principal Travis Heinz, Ethan Greenfield- 8th . . . read more

FJH Students and Robots!

The FJH Students have been hard at work learning how to design and build functional robots in Mr. Wagner's Automation and Robotics class.      read more

Forreston Football State Champions Apparel Order Form

Please CLICK HERE to view and print off the Forreston Football State Champions Order Form   (these are custom items, therefore cannot be returned) Orders are due by Friday, December 2nd and may be turned in at the High School . . . read more

Highlights from Forreston vs. St. Teresa

Congratulations to the Forreston Football Team and Coaches for defeating St. Teresa 35-7 in the IHSA Class 1A State Championship Game! read more

Highlights from Forreston vs. Ottawa Marquette Game

Highlights from Forreston vs. Ottawa Marquette Game read more

Forreston High School 2016 Girls' Thanksgiving Tournament Schedule

Please Click HERE to View the Tournament Schedule and Information   read more

Highlights from Forreston vs. Le-Win Game

Highlights from Forreston vs. Le-Win read more

FGS Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Pictured with Mr. Schniderman are our Halloween Costume Contest winners: Letrese Buisker, Jenna Greenfield, Dausyn Deslop, Kayliah Moore, Sophie Lewis, Eli Ferris, Owen Noe read more

FGS October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Forreston Grade School October Students of the Month! Front Row: Jillian Moore, Danica Fong, Gage Cederholm, Bradley Briarton, Christian Tyia, Audrina Haas, Madison Jackson, Jonathan Milnes Middle Row: . . . read more

Congratulations to the students selected to participate in IMEA!

Jacob Southerland (senior) and Elisabeth Gronewold (junior) recently auditioned and were selected to participate in the District 8 Illinois Music Educator's Association All-District Senior Choir festival.  Jasper Hansson (8th . . . read more

Enjoy Highlights from the Fall Band Concert!

Click HERE to View the Video "Boys Flag Routine "       read more

2016 School Report Card

The 2016 School Report Card data has been released by the State Board of Education.  Forrestville Valley continues to trend above the state average.  Please click on the following links for more information: 2016 School . . . read more

Forreston Football Readers

Click on the image to view a slideshow of our Forreston Football Players off the field reading to our younger students and visiting them in their classrooms! read more

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Days will be: Junior/Senior High School - Wednesday, October 26 Elementary - Thursday, October 27 read more

1st Place!

Congratulations to the high school Flag Squad on their 1st place finish at Autumn On Parade! Back row: Courtney Timm, Amanda Anderson, Emily Homman Front row: Sierra Reining, Emma Nelson read more

Lunch Ticket Pricing

For the 2017-2018 school year the lunch ticket prices are as follows: LUNCH:     Daily Price - $2.75     Weekly Ticket - $13.75     Monthly Ticket - $55.00 BREAKFAST . . . read more

Forreston Football - Feature Team of the Week!

Our Football Team has been chosen to be this weeks feature of the week and will be recognized for their undefeated season so far on the digital billboard located on the corner of South Street and Highway 26 on the south side of Freeport . . . read more

Early Dismissal, Wednesday, September 28th

September 27, 2016

School will dismiss early this Wednesday, September 28th, for Curriculum Development.  Forreston Jr./Sr. High School will dismiss at 12:40 pm, Forreston Grade School will dismiss at 12:50 pm and German Valley Grade School at 1:00 pm. . . . read more

Junior High Volleyball Recognition Night, Monday, October 3rd

September 27, 2016

Junior High volleyball players and managers will be recognized at the high school volleyball game vs. Polo on Monday, October 3rd.   Players and managers will be introduced before the start of the Fresh/Soph game and should be . . . read more

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Attendants!

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Attendants: From Left to Right: Sophomores - Dalton Becker and Kayla Peck Seniors - Joe Fiorello and Emily Landgill King - Bryan Edler and Queen - Amanda Anderson . . . read more

Homecoming Week Activities September 12th - 17th

Homecoming week will begin on Monday, September 12th.   Dress Up Days:     Monday - Pajama Day: NO LINGERIE!   (Junior High and High School Students)   . . . read more

12th Annual Chicken Supper & Silent Auction

The 12th Annual Chicken Supper and Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Forreston Grade School Cafeteria (401 S. 1st Avenue, Forreston).  This is a benefit for the Forrestville Valley . . . read more

Back to School Info

School will be back in session soon, and we are looking forward to seeing the students walk through the doors again! School begins on Wednesday, August 17th with an early dismissal at the following times: Forreston Jr/Sr High School at . . . read more

Summer Information/Hours

Click Here for Summer Office Hours Walk-In Registration is July 28, 2016 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Forreston Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.      read more

IPA Leadership Award Winners

Two students from 5th, 8th, and 12th grades are chosen at the end of each school year to receive the Illinois Principals Association's Leadership Award. Students are chosen for displaying leadership, integrity and citizenship on a . . . read more

Thank you Forrestville Valley from Mr. Heinz

I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone in the community for making the last week for the class of 2016 a memorable one. We are very fortunate to have so many people who care enough to get involved in our . . . read more

Summer Camps/Sports Physical Information

It's that time of year again ~ time for summer camps! Forreston High School offers several camps throughout the summer.  CLICK HERE  for more information regarding camps and sports physicals.  CLICK HERE . . . read more

National Honor Society Inductees

Seventeen students were recently inducted into the Forreston High School Chapter of National Honor Society. In order for students to be chosen, they must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher and also complete an application that . . . read more

Prom 2016

Forreston High School's Prom 2016 started with a Grand March at FHS followed by dinner and dancing at Rafters in Lena, IL. At the Grand March, Brady Bronkema and Aubrey Ingram were crowned King and Queen.  . . . read more

Help Desk Ticket for FVV Staff Tech Support

Click on the highlighted link below. It will generate a document (Google Form) that you need to fill out for Mr. Hartman when you have a tech issue that needs to be resolved. Click the SUBMIT button on the form when you have . . . read more

Sign Up NOW for the News Update

Did you know there is a way to make sure you are always in the know when it comes to special announcements, schedule changes, and school closings at your school? How?  Sign up to receive News Update/s. Click on "read . . . read more

Mobile View

In addition to view choices, the mobile view offers additional features like:      A responsive design that adjusts to any display size Dynamic imagery with color and photos Collapsible navigation Language . . . read more

Want a Great Way to Track School Events?

....the Activities Calendar is the Answer

 Check out the Activities Calendar on this site.  This easy-to-use tool: provides up-to-date school activities and events allows you to view and print a daily, weekly or monthly list of calendar events includes . . . read more

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