Forsyth High School

Principal's Report - June 2022

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Forsyth High School Vision Statement

Forsyth High School...Is to be the pinnacle building in an elite academic district that produces responsible, conscientious citizens that make a positive impact on their families and society

FHS Summer School 2022


Forsyth High School offered several types of summer school courses.


1. Personal Finance and Health courses: These optional courses are for students going into the 10th / 11th Grades next school year. These courses are offered through LAUNCH and will be taught online. Session is from June 6 – June 30. 20 Students Enrolled.


2. Credit Recovery: These courses are for any student who needs to re-take a core class (math, science, English, & history). All credit recovery summer school courses will be taught through the Edgenuity learning program facilitated by FHS teachers. Students will complete modules online to receive course credit. These are seated courses from May 31 – June 22 (8 am – 3:20 pm). 45 Students Enrolled. Teachers are Nick Penton and Catherine Harger.


3. Drivers Education. Drivers Education will be offered starting May 31st at Forsyth High School. All students enrolled will receive five days of class instruction followed by driving instruction. Students must have a drivers permit prior to starting the class. 14 Students Enrolled. Kevin Jackson is the instructor.


4. Attendance Recovery. Students may attend summer school to make up their attendance deficiencies. Attendance recovery is from May 31 – June 22 (8 am – 3:20 pm). 8 Students Enrolled. Teachers are Kari Johnson and Jim Millsap.


5. Outdoor Conservation. Special needs students explore the great outdoors while learning about conservation. Students visit multiple Ozark trail systems, parks, stream team clean-ups, and enjoy fishing. Class is from May 31 – June 22 (8 am – 3:20 pm). 14 Students Enrolled. Mark Woody is the instructor.


6. July Virtual Option. Students who complete the seated credit recovery portion of summer school will have the option to enroll in a July virtual credit recovery program. 17 Students Enrolled. Paul Voliva is the supervisor.

ACT Boot Camp

Students were given the opportunity to attend an ACT Boot Camp provided by Forsyth teachers during summer school. During this 5 day event, students not only completed ACT practice exams but were treated to 'tips & tricks' for scoring higher on the exam.


Teachers included:

Dr. Phil Guy (Boot Camp Coordinator)

Rick Voliva (English)

Julie Guy (Reading)

Sarah Bradley (Math)

Kari Johnson (Science)


Students who completed the boot camp were reimbursed $60 for their June 11th ACT exam fee.

New Faculty and Staff

Forsyth High School is excited to announce the following new hires for the 2022-2023 school year:


  1. Andrew Durso - Special Education.
  2. Philip Thomas - Band Instructor
  3. Chris Carlson - Alternative School Aide.

Softball Team Receives All-State Honors

Oletha Rich (catcher) and Emmalea Cook (infield) were both recognized as All-State 2nd Team for their athletic ability on the field this season.



The softball team qualified for Academic All-State as a team with an overall GPA of 3.81. The following student-athletes qualified individually:


Landry Stuart

Kloe Hendrickson

McKenzie Calhoun

Savannah Koen

Zoe White

Emma Woodward

Lilia Roberts

Paige Rowton

Haley Avis

Emmalea Cook

Madilynn Cook

Gabriella Galati

Grilled Cheese Anyone??

High School faculty members were put to the challenge judging the 'best grilled cheese' in Mrs. Padgett's FACS classes. These weren't any ole grilled cheese sandwich. Students were allowed to be creative by adding different types of meat, cheeses, pasta, etc. to enhance the experience.

High School and Elementary Students work together!

Mr. Brown's kindergarten class designed their own superhero's and commissioned the upper level art students to create them. The kindergarteners then voted on which high schooler did the best. Jill Parsley won 1st with Kyler Roscoe's hero and Carleigh Honeycutt won second with Jace Ryan's hero.

FBLA Service Project

Sponsor Samantha Gailey and her FBLA members volunteered at the Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society for our last service project of the year. Students walked puppies, cleaned kennels, and helped care for kittens.

FACS Students Learn to use Sewing Machines

Students show off their bucket hats and Mother's Day tote bags they made in Mrs. Padgett's Apparel and Textiles class.