Forsyth High School
Principal's Report - October, 2023
Message from Dr. Guy
October is always an exciting month at FHS. This past week many of the high school students and faculty participated in spirit week by dressing up in their best 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's outfits. We have some new faculty members this year that really increased the school pep participation among the faculty & staff. In late September/early October the High School also received the results from the state required End of Course (EOC) Exams and the ACT. I am proud to say FHS scored well above the state averages in all areas. This continued academic excellence is entirely due to the hard work and dedication from the FHS faculty and our hard-working students. Enjoy the October Board Report.
Current Enrollments as of October 13th
- Freshmen - 125 total students - 95.4% attendance rate
- Sophomores - 115 total students - 93.7% attendance rate
- Juniors - 94 total students - 94.0% attendance rate
- Seniors - 108 total students - 93.0% attendance rate
- Total Students - 442 total students - 94.1% attendance rate
- Oct. 13 Homecoming Football game vs. Butler
- Oct. 18 Progress Report #2
- Oct. 23 Parent Teacher Conferences (8am - 12pm)
- Oct. 25 Fall Picture Retakes
- Oct. 28 ACT Exam @ Forsyth High School
- Oct. 26 Parent Teacher Conferences (3:45 pm - 7:30 pm)
- Nov. 1-4 National FFA Convention
- Nov. 10 JROTC Birthday Ball (6-9pm)
- Nov. 10 Forsyth Veteran's Day Assembly
- Nov. 15 ASVAB Exam for all Juniors (8 am - Noon)
- Nov. 16 Progress Report #3
- Nov. 17 Blue & White Night Basketball Games
ACT Scores Remain Higher than the State Average
For the fifth year in a row Forsyth High School students scored higher than the state average on the ACT college entrance exam.
What is the ACT?
The ACT exam is designed to measure a high school student’s probability of being successful in their first-year of college, and to provide colleges with a common data point that is uniform for all applicants. Students are tested in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing test. The highest score possible is a 36.
Why is the ACT important?
The ACT exam has become one of the most important admissions pieces for incoming freshmen, with most colleges having a minimum score for admittance. Several academic scholarships are awarded to students with high ACT scores.
In 2019 four of Forsyth High School's top teachers received training and implemented a free 2-week ACT Boot-Camp for any sophomore or junior planning to take the June ACT. Any 10th or 11th grade student who attends the 2-week Boot-Camp in June will be reimbursed for the cost of the June ACT.
Homecoming 2023 - Dancing Through the Decades
The week-long Homecoming Festivities included:
Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
FHS Student Pep Assembly
Athletic Department Golf Tournament on Saturday
Dylan Jennings & Chesea Mullen
Johnathan Goodwin & Madilynn Cook
King and Queen
Seniors Mason Campbell & Sydney Hart were crowned King & Queen
Girls Tennis News
Cross Country News
FBLA officers attended the annual fall planning workshop to kick off the competition season! This year Forsyth's Madilynn Cook and Olivia Williams are district officers who helped lead the event. It was a great day of learning to become better competitors and develop ways to improve our chapter.
Certified Employee of the Month
Tyler Jones was named the FHS Certified October 'Find A Way' recipient. Tyler does an amazing job as our district Alternative School lead teacher. Tyler routinely helps students achieve their educational goals in spite the many obstacles his students often must be overcome to reach those goals.
FIND A WAY RECIPIENTS
Classified Employee of the Month
Karen Koen was named the FHS Classified October 'Find A Way' recipient. Karen does a great job in the HS office managing the day-to-day duties. Karen is a proactive employee who took the lead in learning how to use the administrative functions of Infinite Campus during our transition from Tyler SIS to Infinite Campus. Karen definitely "Found A Way" every day while learning the new SIS!