Raider Nation News
Volume 1 Ed. 6
Message - Bob Carnaroli Principal
As we enter the new year of 2021, I encourage all of Raider Nation to participate in selecting One Word that will help you define your life. One Word is a movement inspired by the book,One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. There are many benefits in selecting one word. Words are powerful. Words have the power to inspire, encourage, appreciate, heal and turn the impossible into the possible.
"Each year resolutions are rarely kept and goals are easily forgotten. But One Word sticks. By living a single word that embodies the essence of your life at this moment, you'll find renewed purpose and meaning throughout the year."
We have reached out to our staff and students this week to participate in selecting One Word that feels right for this year.The real impact will be embarking on the journey to put our One Word into action. I can't wait to see what happens!
Personally, I chose the word CONNECT as my word to keep me focused on connecting with as many staff, students, parents, friends, family, colleagues, and community members.
What will your One Word be for 2021?
We are better together!
Bob Carnaroli - Principal
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Remember the four important steps to remaining safe and healthy: social distance when feasible, wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently , and staying home if you do not feel well, are experiencing Covid symptoms, have tested positive or been diagnosed with Covid or have been in close contact in the last 10 days with some diagnosed with Covid. Let the school know if you have questions or concerns. If we all continue to do our part, our story will continue to grow and inspire others, and 2021 promises to bring more exciting chapters for the story of Raider Nation.
Redistricting - Out of District request process
The request for a student to attend an Out of District (OOD) school will open on December 1st and close on January 18th. Please see the information below that highlights the reasons that a student may be granted an OOD request.
- Rising 12th graders who have been redistricted will remain at their current school for the 2021-22 school year by completing an OOD form (East Forsyth HS will open with grades 9 – 11).
- Students who have completed two years of the same CTAE Career Pathway that will not be offered at their districted school and need the third and final class to receive recognized industry certification may stay at their existing school by completing an OOD form. (see NFHS pathways/courses that apply below)
- North Forsyth HS, West Forsyth HS, and Forsyth Central HS students who are currently a Varsity Letter contributor on the Varsity Football Team at these schools will be allowed to remain at their current school as East Forsyth HS will not open with a Varsity Football Team in the 2021-22 school year.
- Child of a Forsyth County Employee can apply for OOD.
Siblings of Redistricted Students:
- Siblings of redistricted high school students who apply for an OOD for one of these reasons listed above may apply for OOD to attend the same high school. If approved, these students would remain at the approved high school until graduation as long as they remain in good standing.
- The OOD process will open on December 1st and close on January 18th. Parents with approved OOD requests must provide their own transportation. Seniors who were redistricted to East Forsyth HS, and do not have a choice but to remain at their current school may request bus transportation if needed.
North Forsyth HS CTAE Pathways/Courses not being offered at East Forsyth HS:
Pathway 3rd Course
Animation and Digital Media Pathway (Advanced Animation, Game, & Application Design)
Environmental Agriculture Systems Pathway (Sustainable Agriculture)
Food and Nutrition Pathway (Food Science)
Sports Medicine Pathway (Sports Medicine)
Internet of Things Pathway (Embedded Computing)
JROTC MCJROTC (Leadership Education III/IV)
Sports and Ent. Marketing Pathway (Advanced Sports & Entertainment Marketing)
Web Development Pathway (Web Development)
Congratulations Ansley Miller Forsyth County of Distinction Award Recipient
The NFHS Counseling Department is now offering Junior Conferences for students in the Class of 2022 and a Parent/Guardian. Due to COVID, parents will be asked to join these meetings virtually.
These conferences will include a discussion of graduation progress, college and career plans, HOPE Scholarship GPA and Rigor classes, and Dual Enrollment, among other topics.
We encourage Parent/Guardian participation in this opportunity. Conference times are open through February 5th. If you have not viewed the Sophomore/Junior Seminar we encourage you to review the presentation for basic information prior to the conference. To view the presentation and register for a conference time, please here.
Raider Nation 101 Reminders
Technology (BYOT): Students are encouraged to bring their own devices (laptops, phones, tablets calculators, etc). from home. See chromebook check-out information below.
Visitors/Guests: Nonessential guests to the school building will be limited. Masks and temperature checks are required by anyone entering our reception area.
Parents will not be able to drop off items for students with the exception of medications that are housed in the clinic.
Parent Meetings: All parent meetings will be scheduled online as virtual meetings. This includes 504, IEP, and parent conferences meetings.
North Forsyth FFA members recently achieved success in the Floriculture Career Development Event in the North Region competitions. The Floriculture CDE consists of a 25 question general knowledge test, (100+) plant identification, pest and disease ID, and problem solving questions about horticulture/plant science. The Senior Team (10th-12th) which is Marsha Sheppard, Light Harrington, Haley Wilson, and Justin Cole, placed 4th overall with Marsha being the 5th highest individual score. The Junior Team (9th only) which is Hannah Lindsey, Madelyn Sole, Jack Rogers, and Kylie Anderson, placed 2nd in the contest. Hannah was the 4th high individual and Madelyn was 5th high individual. The Junior Floriculture team will advance to the state finals next semester competing as one of the top 12 teams in the state.
Level III Engineering Design a Clock
Need a Chromebook?
Student Chrome Book Distribution
Did you know that your student can check out a chrome book from our Media Center for use in every class and at home in the evenings? Click here to review helpful information and to access the form needed to check out a computer. This is a valuable tool to help your student keep up with assignments and use resources on itsLearning every day. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Loftus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NFHS Fine Arts
The Holiday Choir Concert will be performed via live stream on Tuesday, January 12th at 7pm. The live stream link is available HERE. You can also access the stream by going to the North Forsyth High School Chorus channel.
THE DINING ROOM, our one act competition play, will have live performances with limited audiences January 29 and 30.
Winter Drum Line/Band: specific dates with be forthcoming soon
The NFHS Rifle Team had their first match following the Thanksgiving break against Gainesville HS. Though they were slightly off their game, the team still managed to secure the win. In their final match of 2020, the team faced its toughest competition yet squaring off against Lumpkin County High School. Unfortunately, it was the LCHS rifle who came out on top handing the Raider Rifle team their first loss of the season.
Top shooters for the month of December were Samantha Jennings and Bailee Ballew.
The wrestling team finished 3rd at the Christmas duals at Gainesville with big wins over Fannin County, Central Carrollton, and West Oak SC. The team finished 3rd at the Hook ‘Em Duals at Lambert, with a big win over Colquitt County. Bentley Wheeler took 1st at both events and is currently undefeated at 20-0.
The Girls team continued their hot streak over the month of December with big wins over Lumpkin County, Roswell, Dacula, Harrison, North Oconee, and a big win over highly ranked Wesleyan. The team sits at 10-2 overall and 3-0 in the Region with wins over West Forsyth, Lambert, and Forsyth Central.
Competition Cheer competed in our first competition of the season on Dec. 5th at Buford HS. We finished 3rd behind South Forsyth and Lambert. We have been gearing up for the rest of our season. Team placed 2nd this past Saturday at Dacula and will finish the regular season on Jan 30th at Allatoona.
The Lady Raiders finished the month of December undefeated with wins at the Forsyth Central Holiday Invite, Adairsville Invitational, & a Dual Meet vs. West Forsyth. The Raiders finished with top three finishes at the two invitationals as well. Several swimmers swam their best times in December, qualifying for state.
Owen Brubaker: 50 free (22.64)
Anna Cesario: 50 free (26.45), 500 free (5:28.31)
Logan Cornelison: 50 free (21.55), 100 free (48.02)
Abigail Hutcheson: 100 free (56.07), 100 fly (1:02.56)
Bella Landis: 100 free (58.18)
Will Riley: 100 breast (1:04.91)
Boys 200 medley relay: 1:41.17
Boys 400 free relay: 3:36.95
Girls 200 medley relay: 1:58.51
West Forsyth Classic results (Saturday Jan 9th)
Girls finished 3rd:
Sophomore Abigail Hutcheson finished 3rd in the 50 free & 2nd in the 100 backstroke. Freshmen, Anna Cesario & Lilly Clark, both had top 5 finishes in their individuals. Sophomore Gracie Runion finished inside the top 10 in both of her individuals.
Boys finished 3rd:
Senior, Logan Cornelison won the 200 free & finished 2nd in the 100 butterfly. He also led-off the 200 free relay and broke his own 50 free school record in a time of 21.30. Freshman, Michael Rinaldi qualified for state in his 2nd individual event in the 100 backstroke. Seniors Owen Brubaker & Will Riley also had good races with top 5 finishes in their individual races.
Girls Flag Football had a competitive season playing in what turned out to be the toughest region in the state with all four playoff teams making it to the Elite Eight and two teams in the Final Four with West Forsyth winning the championship. The team won a big against Denmark, defeating them 18 to 12, the first region win for several of our seniors. The team had two girls selected for the all-area team: quarterback Monica Tripp and utility player Lauren Fields.
The varsity boys basketball team competed in 9 games in the month of December, going 3-6. Two of the losses were by 1 point in regulation and two others in overtime. This young squad will continue to battle as Aidan Kudlas leads the team with 16ppg. The team won 2 out of 3 in the Model HS Christmas tournament, with wins over Coosa, and Douglas High School.
Alumni -What Raider Nation means to you
We would love to hear an update from you and how your NFHS experience impacted your life. You can send emails, letters, or short videos (2 min) directly to Mr. Carnaroli. We plan to share with our staff and students.
Once a Raider Always a Raider !
North Forsyth High School Wellness
The North Forsyth High School Wellness Program extends beyond the dedicated time students and staff participate in wellness activities each week. At its core, the NFHS Wellness Program is designed to continuously provide opportunities for students and staff to intentionally build positive and meaningful connections throughout the school day. Strengthening connections within our school and community while maintaining social distance has been a challenge this school year. However, NFHS students and staff continue to work together to overcome these obstacles so that we may thrive as a Raider family. At the end of first semester, students had an opportunity to provide feedback on their experience as a student thus far this school year. The survey included a variety of questions spanning from students’ academic, social and emotional, as well as logistical experience this past semester. Below is a summary of NFHS students' self-reported data based on the first semester of this 20-21 school year. Of the students that completed the survey:
94.6% of students responded favorably when asked if they have a positive relationship / rapport with their teacher.
84.8% of students responded favorably when asked if they have been able to use wellness periods effectively to address their social and emotional needs.
75.5% of students responded favorably when asked if they have seen an improvement in their time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.
Student voice continues to be a guiding force as we diligently work to improve the wellness program experience for our students and staff. In the coming weeks, students, staff, and parents will have an opportunity to participate in focus groups to provide more specific and detailed feedback regarding the academic, social and emotional, college and career, as well as family and community supports that they would like to see incorporated into the wellness program as well as opportunities offered on the NFHS campus.
Please check out the NFHS Health and Wellness website for ongoing communication and resources.