Forsyth High School

Principal's Report - November, 2022

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Current Enrollments as of November 11th

  • Freshmen - 111 total students - 94.1% attendance rate

  • Sophomores - 101 total students - 94.2% attendance rate

  • Juniors - 109 total students - 93.0% attendance rate

  • Seniors - 93 total students - 93.1% attendance rate

  • Total Students - 414 total students - 93.6% attendance rate

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 16 Progress Report #3
  • Nov. 18 Blue & White Night Basketball Games
  • Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 8 FBLA District Testing
  • Dec. 11 Christmas Band Concert
  • Dec. 13 Band/Music Performance at the Forsyth Chamber Meeting
  • Dec. 14 FHS Faculty Luncheon
  • Dec. 15 FCCLA Provided Faculty Luncheon
  • Dec. 15 Final Exams in 2,4, & 6th hour classes
  • Dec. 16 Final Exams in 1,3,5, & 7th hour classes
  • Dec. 19 - Jan. 2 Christmas Break
  • Jan. 3 Begin 2nd Semester

McDonald's Outstanding Educator Award

Mrs. Ledbetter, a Special Education Teacher at FHS, was presented with the McDonald's Outstanding Educator Award on Nov. 2nd, 2022. Pictured below is Jen Ruprecht presenting Mrs. Ledbetter with her award. Congratulations and well deserved!
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Holiday Meals Provided by FCCLA & JROTC

Once again, FCCLA is partnering with JROTC to provide more meals during the holiday seasons this year. FCCLA would like to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to the needy families in the Forsyth area as part of our community service project while JROTC will provide complete Christmas meals as in the past.

The goal for our FCCLA service project is to provide 10 meals to 10 separate families of those in need. In order to do this, I am reaching out to the district to help provide 10 total turkeys for the families in need. If you would like to help with this service project, please respond to this email. Donated turkeys need to be brought to me by November 18th.

JROTC will still be providing complete meals for Christmas in December, but will be including a HAM instead of a turkey. Thank you to FIRST SGT VOEGEL for working with FCCLA in providing not one but two meals to families in need------Thanksgiving Turkey (FCCLA) and Christmas Ham (JROTC).

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Forsyth Students Selected For All-District Band

Congratulations to Ryan Cardwell and Cora Crone for being selected for the SCMMEA all-district concert band. They were among approximately 600 students who auditioned from south central Missouri. The performance is scheduled at Nixa High School on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
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National FFA Convention and Competition

As you know, last year the Forsyth FFA Forestry Team won the Missouri forestry title and earned the ability to compete for the National Title. Mr. & Mrs. Gailey, along with students of Forsyth FFA, traveled to Indianapolis the week of October 24th-28th for the National FFA convention and competitions.

After a long and rigorous competition, the Forsyth Forestry Team finished 5th in the Nation. This is an amazing accomplishment. Each of the four team members received Gold Emblem Individual rankings with Makenna Carter placing 9th in the Nation as an individual.

Team Members:

Kenzie Calhoun

Aaron Gross

Makenna Carter

Madilynn Cook

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Forsyth Football Wins 1st round District Game

On October 28th, Forsyth defeated Springfield Catholic 22-21 in dramatic fashion during the 1st round of district play. The video is the winning two point conversion after Forsyth scored a touchdown with zero time left in the game.

On November 4th, Forsyth lost to #2 Mount Vernon 42-15 ending their season with a 7-4 record.

Great Season Panthers!!

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Volleyball Finishes 2nd in District Play

Pictured is the Forsyth Volleyball Team who recently finished 2nd in the District Tournament falling to Mtn. Grove 3-1. Forsyth finished the season with a 19-8-5 record. Multiple lady panthers received all conference and all district honors. Great job ladies!

1st Team All District

Savannah Koen

Kloe Hendrickson

2nd Team All District

Tatym Halbrook

Honorable Mention

Belle Barrickman

Katelyn Collins

1st Team All Conference

Savannah Koen

2nd Team All Conference

Tatym Halbrook

Honorable Mention

Kloe Hendrickson

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3rd Place for JV Volleyball Team

The Forsyth JV Volleyball Team competed in the Fair Grove tournament and finished in 3rd place. Congratulations!!!

3rd Place for the Varsity Volleyball Team

The Forsyth Lady Panthers Varsity Volleyball Team finished 3rd in the Sparta tournament.

9th in State Tennis

Kenzie Calhoun and Emmy Blevins finished 9th in the state tennis doubles competition held at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, MO. They defeated Lafayette before losing to Arcadia Valley and Saxony Lutheran. They had an amazing year of tennis doubles competition.

Cross Country Conference Meet

The FHS boys team finished in third place yesterday at their conference meet. Congratulations to Ben Boyer (12th), Levi Lux (14th) and Allister Kreutziger(18) for finishing in the top 20 for the first time this year! Top honors go to Damien Frazey (20:58) for beating his PR by 45 seconds and Payton Lyerla (24:17) for beating his PR.

Cross Country District Meet

The Forsyth CC boys team had a good run at the District Meet. Top honors go to Lucas Beardon beating his PR by nearly a minute. Great job Lucas for your final run. The boys also had the challenge to "beat the hill." Payton Lyerla attempted to be the first runner to the top of the hill, but fell short climbing it 3rd.
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Take Apart, Rebuild.

Pictured are students from Mr. Gailey's AG Structures class. They have been studying the mechanical structures of small 4-stroke engines. During the unit, students are challenged with taking apart and rebuilding a 5hp Briggs & Stratton engine. Students also learn valuable team building skills.

FCCLA Food Harvest

FCCLA participated in boxing up senior food boxes for the Ozark Food Harvest in Springfield on Saturday, October 15th as part of their community service project. Students packed 425 boxes equaling 10,802 meals.

Mrs. Padgett and her FCCLA members also toured the facility for an educational experience.


On Saturday, ROTC cadets went to the Veterans Village in Branson and helped serve meals to over 100 veterans and their families. On Sunday they helped the Elks Lodge collect over 500 toys for their toy drive, which provides toys for the kids of Taney County.

No weights?...No problem!

ROTC students completed their buddy PT work out this week. They had to carry their partner 5 yards, do 6 squats, and then carry them back. This was after they ran half a mile, did 10 standing sit-ups (the video) and did 30 leg lifts!!

Hocus Pocus

For the past two months, Mr. Penton and the FHS Thespian Society has hosted a FREE movie night for the community and students. It has been a wonderful experience where local families and friends can come together for a relaxing night of entertainment. On Tuesday, October 25th, kids of all ages came dressed in costumes for a chance to win some great prizes! It was so much fun to see their smiling faces when their names were called to collect their trophies and rewards! Thespian Society hopes these movie nights will grow and grow so that our Panther families can always have a safe place to watch movies with each other. They will be hosting Space Jam, next month on November 22nd!"

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Spanish Club Party

Mrs. Wood's Spanish Club members celebrated the "Day of the Dead '' Spanish Holiday with a party full of surprises, food, and lots of fun.
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Spanish Classes in Action

Pictured are Mrs. Woods Spanish II students having fun by working on a cultural project: "The Day of the Dead Altar Contest".
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Day of the Dead Altars Contest

Pictured is a collage of the Altars created by the Spanish I students. Winners were as follows:

Staff choice: Wesley Meister, Alex Merrell, Lexie Harrington, Kassandra Canfield and Alie Jones.

Spanish I students choice: Rolly Fisher, Brady Thompson, Anna Cardwell, Savannah Koen, Belle Barrickman and Ryder Blevins.

JROTC Hard at Work

JROTC has been hard at work. They recently visited Branson Bank to raise the holiday flag for their Veterans Area appreciation community event. Unfortunately due to high winds they were not able to raise the flag to the top of the flagpole, but the cadets still received accolades from veterans for their professional attempt.

JROTC has also started their marksmanship package and began their HITT (high intensity tough training) workouts on Thursdays. These workouts challenge cadets to perform tasks that appear unachievable, but quickly realize are within their grasp. They must also learn to think on their feet and use teamwork to accomplish their goals.


FBLA Officers kicked off the competition season at a workshop put on by our District 18 Officers.

Also pictured are FBLA and Student Council members participating in their first community service project of the year, 'Lakeshore Cleanup Day' on Bull Shoals Lake.

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