Forsyth High School

Principal's Report - May, 2023

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Current Enrollments as of May 12th, 2023

  • Freshmen - 118 total students - 94.0% attendance rate

  • Sophomores - 105 total students - 92.7% attendance rate

  • Juniors - 112 total students - 92.7% attendance rate

  • Seniors - 97 total students - 92.2% attendance rate

  • Total Students - 432 total students - 92.9% attendance rate

Upcoming Events

  • May 18 Baccalaureate(7am)
  • May 19 HS Graduation @ The Mansion Theater (7pm)
  • May 25 Last Day of School
  • May 30 1st Day of Summer School
  • May 30-June 6 ACT Boot Camp
  • June 10 ACT Exam
  • June 21 Last Day of Summer School

Graduation at The Mansion Theatre

Friday, May 19th, 7pm

189 Expressway Lane

Branson, MO

Thursday, May 18th

7:00am – Baccalaureate (Multi-Purpose Gym)

8:30am – Graduation Practice (PAC)

All seniors walking at graduation MUST attend practice!

Bring your Cap, Gown, & Stole for pictures!

Friday, May 19th

6pm – Students and Teachers Report to The Mansion Theatre

6pm - Doors open for seating

7pm – Graduation

10:30pm – Project Graduation Departs

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9th - 12th was teacher appreciation week. The Forsyth High School Staff was treated to breakfast and lunch everyday, and they were treated to over 100 gift drawings ranging from gift certificates, Branson show tickets, oil changes, and much more. Teachers were also excited for wearing jeans all week.

May 9: Breakfast provided by the HS Office

May 9: Lunch Provided by Church 3:16

May 10: Breakfast (Krispy Cream Donuts) sponsored by HS Office

May 10: Lunch sponsored by the Branson Bank

May 11: Breakfast provided by the HS office

May 11: Squeezy Drinks provided by Kramers Pharmacy & American Family - Ben Roberts

May 11: Lunch provided by First Baptist Church

May 12: Breakfast provided by Shelter Insurance & the Findley Family

May 12: Sonic Drinks provided by the HS office

May 12: Lunch (Steak & Chicken) sponsored by the Forsyth School Board

Forsyth Vo-tech Students Ranked #1

Forsyth Vo-Tech students earned top honors this year ranking #1 amongst all sending schools to the Gibson Vo-Tech Center. Forsyth, which sends 39 students, scored higher than 11 other sending schools, including Branson, Hollister, and Reeds Spring to name a few.

The following FHS students were recognized on April 28th during an awards ceremony for their outstanding academic success.

Certificate of CompletionNational Technical Honor Society

Blaze WhiteheadHunter Chambers

Jesse CochranHunter French

Michael GillenChance Goodsell

Zack Parker

Jimmy Vaughan

Outstanding Academic Excellence

Sabrina KulisGabriel Barney

Andrew CavanessSummr Burall

Hunter ChambersHailey Camerer

Chance GoodsellHunter Chambers

Hunter FrenchHunter French

Chance Goodsell

Career Portfolio

Abby Hoffman

Michael GillenAlexandra Mattegat

Jimmy VaughanTitan Springer

Sabrina KulisGabrielle Green-Beck

Hunter Chambers

Chance Goodsell

Perfect Attendance

Hunter FrenchJackson Douglas

Zach ParkerHunter Chambers

Alexandra Mattegat


Forsyth FFA students recently traveled to Columbia, MO to compete at the State level. At the end of the event, Forsyth was crowned State Champs in the Forestry an Public Speaking. These individuals will be traveling to Indianapolis in October to compete at the National Contest.

Soils and Agronomy teams also competed at the State level with very respectable finishes!

FBLA State Leadership Conference

FBLA state qualifiers competed at the 2023 FBLA State Leadership Conference! On April 18th students attended the Awards of Excellence Ceremony with thousands of competitors from across the State. Congratulations to our top 10 finalists!

Olivia Williams - 1st Place Business Law; National Qualifier

Madilynn Cook & Olivia Williams - 2nd Place Entrepreneurship; National Qualifiers

Vinny Estes - 4th Place Introduction to Information Technology; National Qualifier

Jerrett Walls - 7th Place Database Design & Applications

Madilynn Cook - 9th Place Agribusiness

Alex Merrell - 9th Place Introduction to Business Concepts

John Denver meets the Forsyth Guitar Class

Pictured are students in Mr. Thomas's guitar class. Students were given the challenge of developing and presenting a group performance. The pictured students sang 'take me home, country roads' by John Denver. Tyler Strahan was lead vocal, Nick Guy on drums, with Zach Strahan and Alex Jackson on guitar.

Forsyth Tournament Champions

On April 7th, Forsyth beat Clever, Plato, and Hollister to gain the FHS Softball Tournament Championship.

Waynesville Tennis Tournament results

Jaden Campbell and Levi Lux finished 1st in Flight 1 doubles at the Waynesville Tournament.

Teams at the tournament were:

Forsyth, Rolla, Republic, Waynesville, Catholic, Lebanon, Camdenton, Capital City, Willow Springs, and Farmington.

District Tennis Results

Individual Results

Drue Coen- District Champion in singles.

Lucas Bearden- All district in singles.

Jaden Campbell and Levi Lux- Third Place/ all district in doubles.

Drue Coen advances to play in sectionals.

Team Results

The Forsyth tennis team finished 2nd as a team in District Play.

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Republic Tennis Tournament

Gavin Tilley and Willis Bearden finished 2nd in flight 2 doubles

Cooper is State bound

Congratulations to Cooper Voliva for qualifying for the state golf tournament. He will play at the Rivercut course on Monday May 15th and Tuesday May 16th.
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FCCLA visits the Humane Society

Mrs. Padgett's FCCLA students volunteered at the Branson Humane Society on Monday, April 24th. Students participated in various projects of cleaning sidewalks, painting, washing windows, picking up sticks, washing laundry, and finished the day with playing with the pets!

ROTC visits St. Louis

On April 8th, Marie Voegel and her JROTC students visited St. Louis. During the visit, they took a tram ride to the top of the Arch, a historic river boat cruise, went to the City Museum, and visited the Science Center and the Zoo.

Conference Art Competition

Congratulations to Dylan Davidson and Lauren Clements on placing in the Tri-Lakes Conference Art Competition!

Dylan placed 2nd in the category of mixed media. Lauren placed 3rd in the category of mixed media

Earth Day Celebration

With Earth Day being Saturday, April 22, Mrs. Ledbetter's English classes researched the origins of it. Each student submitted their research and then created a poster to celebrate the special day. Classroom students voted on their top choices, with the top five students receiving a Krispy Kreme Donut and a spot in the hall.
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Panther Band Shines at State

The Forsyth HS Band received an "Outstanding" II - Rating at MSHSAA state large ensemble contest on Wednesday, April 12 performing at the AETOS Center for Performing Arts in Nixa, MO. This was the first time the band earned a II - Rating at state contest since 2006.
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FHS Summer School 2023

Forsyth High School will have six types of summer school offerings.

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. Students will not come to campus to complete these courses. Students who have taken these courses in the past have reported they are quite rigorous and any student who opts to take these courses should be prepared to spend a minimum of 3 hours a day on each course. There is a limited number of open slots available, so reply ASAP. Session is from June 5 – June 30.

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 30 – June 21 (8 am – 3:20 pm).

3. Drivers Education: Drivers Education will be offered starting May 30th at Forsyth High School. All students enrolled will receive five days of class instruction followed by driving instruction. Students must be 15 years of age by May 30th. Students must have a drivers permit prior to starting the class.

4. Music Appreciation/Guitar Class: Rock and Blues Guitar Music:

Do you enjoy listening to rock, blues, pop, or country music? Have you ever wondered how different styles of music got to be popular? Did you know that music reflects what is going on in the nation and the world, but that it has also influenced the cultural climate throughout history?
If you’re curious about any of those things—or even if you just want to earn a fine arts credit—the upcoming summer school session is your chance to get some great historical and cultural knowledge while having fun and maybe picking up a few guitar skills at the same time!
Join Mr. Thomas for a look at the history of blues and rock and roll music, and how early artists continue to influence musicians today. We’ll see how some key historical events helped lead to different music styles. We’ll also learn basic music theory and apply it to learning some guitar concepts from the music we study and listen to.
Some beginning guitar experience is helpful for this class but not required, and guitars are available for classroom use, so just bring yourself and your desire to have fun learning about our musical culture. These are seated courses from May 30 – June 21 (8 am – 3:20 pm).

5. Attendance Recovery: Students may attend summer school to make up their attendance deficiencies. Attendance recovery is from May 30 – June 21 (8 am – 3:20 pm).

6. ACT Boot Camp: See Dr. Guy

Students interested in summer school must sign up in the HS Office before May 19th
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