Forsyth High School
Principal's Report - May, 2023
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
Graduation at The Mansion Theatre
Friday, May 19th, 7pm
189 Expressway Lane
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
Catherine Harger was named the April 'certified employee of the month'. Catherine is an English teacher for Forsyth High School.
Tracy Fischer was named the April 'classified employee of the month'. Tracy is a secretary for Forsyth High School.
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
Outstanding Academic Excellence
Sabrina KulisGabriel Barney
Andrew CavanessSummr Burall
Hunter ChambersHailey Camerer
Chance GoodsellHunter Chambers
Hunter FrenchHunter French
Michael GillenAlexandra Mattegat
Jimmy VaughanTitan Springer
Sabrina KulisGabrielle Green-Beck
Hunter FrenchJackson Douglas
Zach ParkerHunter Chambers
FFA STATE CHAMPS X 2!!!!!
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
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
District Tennis 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.
The Forsyth tennis team finished 2nd as a team in District Play.
Aaron Gross and Kenzie Calhoun were crowned Prom King and Queen.
Prom was invaded by a bunch of crazy adults.
Students enjoying a slow dance during Prom.
Students in Mrs. Padgett's Apparel and Textiles showing off their sewing projects so far this semester
Students in FACS classes discussed parenting and the responsibility of taking care of children. As part of their lesson, they decorated eggs, played relay games, and had to be responsible for their baby egg for 24 hours.
Students in Child Development focused on developmental domain areas of toddlers by participating in games. Then they discussed how these games related to the specific developmental domain.
Cooper is State bound
FCCLA visits the Humane Society
ROTC visits St. Louis
Conference Art Competition
Dylan placed 2nd in the category of mixed media. Lauren placed 3rd in the category of mixed media
Earth Day Celebration
Panther Band Shines at State
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
Senior Decision Day
On May 4th, Arie Good with RootEd services treated seniors to a pizza party during the annual Senior Decision Day event.
Pizza and Prizes
Seniors are pictured coming up on stage receiving a variety of gifts, such as gift baskets filled with goodies, tv's, and much more.