Raider Nation News

Volume 3 Ed. 11

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US News and World Report Recognizes NFHS

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The Nation = The BEST!

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Message from Bob Carnaroli

Raider Nation,

Happy New Year!

We have gotten off to a great start this semester and are excited to celebrate all the great things we have to offer especially Graduation events for the Class of 2023.

In keeping with Safe, Thriving, and Connected NFHS, I need your HELP with Car Rider Line Drop Off and Pick Up in both the morning and afternoon. (see Map Graphic below). Please follow the traffic pattern set to keep the Car Rider Line moving, organized and especially SAFE!

There have been a few close calls lately in both of the tier lots (yellow on map). There is too much car and foot traffic with staff, students, visitors, and substitutes that park in those lots. Safety is being compromised with additional Drop Off/Pick Up vehicles. I know it seems easier and quicker to pull into those lots to drop off or pick up students, but I would ask that you avoid doing so as it's just not SAFE. We have considered gates and cones, to help block off those areas, but the configuration of the lots and traffic patterns don't allow for that to be possible. We will reassign a staff member to monitor those areas when available to make sure cars utilize the Car Rider Lanes. Please be patient and cooperative with the instructions of the staff member assigned there as they work to keep kids safe.

Ultimately, we need to rely on our great parents and families to stay consistent in maintaining the integrity of following the prescribed Car Rider Line Traffic pattern on a consistent daily basis. This is important for the safety of our students, staff, and visitors!

Continue to follow us on:

Principal Bob Carnaroli Twitter

North Forsyth HS Website

North Forsyth HS Facebook

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North Forsyth HS Instagram

North Forsyth HS Counseling Instagram

North Forsyth HS Counseling Twitter

North Forsyth HS Athletics Twitter

North Forsyth HS Athletics Instagram

North Forsyth HS Athletics Facebook

NFHS Class of 2022 Instagram

As always, our goal is to provide the best possible experiences and opportunities for your student. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or need clarification on anything.

Bob Carnaroli

770 781-6637

Ext: 160106

Drop Off/Pick Up Traffic Pattern

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Revised School Safety Measures

New safety measures

We have taken additional measures to better ensure the safety of our school.

  • For safety purposes we are manning doors that are unlocked for long durations for arrival.
  • The front main doors will open at 7:00 am
  • The bus ramp doors will open at 7:40 am
  • Other arrival doors, including gym doors will open at 8:00 am
  • All exterior doors in the school will be locked during and after school including the door next to the green house and the Auxiliary Gym lobby door. School personnel will ensure that those doors are opened during class change for students to transition through.
  • Please help us by discussing with your child the importance of not propping exterior doors open under any circumstances, letting people in through exterior doors, nor coming into any school building outside of open door / school hours without a supervising staff member.
  • Students found propping doors may be held accountable by a discipline consequence.
  • Students found in any school building without a supervising staff member outside of open door/ school hours may be held accountable by discipline consequence and may be subject to trespassing charges.

We believe in doing everything in our power to help keep students and staff as safe as possible here at North High and appreciate your partnership to that end!

Science Ambassadors -STEAM Nights

Science Ambassadors will host STEAM Nights beginning next week with Coal Mountain ES from 5:30-7. We are excited to share our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with our community! Our theme this year is weather. Stations include make and take items that teach an elementary science standard. This is a fun night for families to spend together and for our high school students to practice leadership and organizational skills. We hope you will join us for one of our STEAM Nights!

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

1/17 Coal Mountain ES (hosted)

1/31 Matt ES

2/7 Silver City ES

2/28 Poole's Mill ES

3/7 Chestatee ES

3/21 Chattahoochee ES

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023 Parents/Guardians,

We are getting increasingly excited about celebrating your students over the next couple of months with all of the amazing activities planned for them. We wanted to touch base with our Raider Senior Families about important information and dates to make sure you were aware of everything going on for our 12th grade students.

Senior Letters:

We are restarting this amazing tradition at North Forsyth High School this year. The idea is that students will get to read letters collected from people that have had a profound impact on them over their childhood. We will collect letters between January 21st – April 28th, 2023. This is a hard deadline for letter collection because we will need ample time to sort letters. Letters can be dropped off in person, or mailed to the school directly. Specific directions on what can be sent and how to send letters can be found on our website here. Senior letters will be distributed to students at a later date in May.

Graduation Announcements:

Families can start ordering graduation announcements. These are a great way to share with family and friends that your student is graduating from North Forsyth High School on May 21st, 2023! Place your order today here.

Senior Dues:

Senior Dues must be paid in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony at Gas South Arena on May 21st, 2023 at 2pm. Senior Dues cover the cost for cap/gown, the diploma/diploma cover, rental of the Gas South Arena, the Senior Picnic, and Senior Breakfast. Dues are $145 until January 31st. On February 1st, they will increase to $170 to incur a late fee. Please pay as soon as possible to ensure that your student will receive their cap/gown by the senior picnic in April. Dues must be paid online at 3rd Ascent.

Senior Week:

Senior Week will be held April 24th – April 28th. Cap and Gown Distribution will be held on Wednesday, April 26th during 2nd period and then students will head to Coal Mountain Field for the Annual Senior Picnic during Raider Time and Wellness.

May Dates:

Senior Final Exams will be held between May 8th and May 11th. This allows final grades to be submitted before graduation. All graduation requirements must be completed in order to participate in graduation.

Senior Awards Night is Invitation Only and will be held on May 16th. This night is to honor students that have been awarded academic based scholarships and a variety of school-based awards. It will be held in Raider Arena.

Senior Breakfast will be held at 9AM on Thursday, May 18th. We will provide food and drinks for students. We will also disburse graduation tickets and graduate parking passes with their regalia. During breakfast, we will go over expectations for graduation. If any student is unable to attend, the presentation will be available on the senior class news page and tickets/parking pass/regalia can be picked up in the front office after the breakfast.

Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 6pm. It will be held at First Baptist Church Cumming. Graduates are expected to wear their graduation gown, but not their cap. This is an optional event. A reception will follow the short ceremony.


Graduation will be held at Gas South Arena at 2pm on Sunday, May 21st, 2023. All guests will need a ticket. Graduates will be given tickets and a student parking pass on the morning of the senior breakfast. Dress code and expectations will be shared on May 18th at Senior Breakfast.

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Counseling News

With registration quickly approaching, please review the following with all the dates for registration events. As a reminder, the portal and waiver will be open from January 24 at 8am through January 30 at 4pm. Students will be able to make elective selections during this time. We will be hosting an Open Lab on January 24 from 4-6pm for students and parents who need additional support completing their requests. Counselors will also meet individually with all students in English classes beginning on February 1 to ensure that all scheduling is correct.

Sophomores and Juniors, are you interested in Dual Enrollment? Please join us for Dual Enrollment Night on January 19 at 6pm to get more information about the Dual Enrollment programs available, as well as process for applying.

Counselor/ Admin Pairing

A- Ca- Mason/ Beard

Cb- G- Cannon/ Nelson

H- Ma- Smith/ Graham

Mb- Sc- Mattie/ Thomas

Sd- Z- Balog/ Garner

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Yearbook/Picture Information


Senior Ads
There is limited ad space available. Please contact Mrs. Huffman for information on securing your senior ad—

Ordering Info

Purchase your yearbook today and receive the gift of memories in May!
Yearbooks can be purchased at Input Job #15157 to create your order.

Pre-Order Deadline

The publishing world moves lightning fast, and Herff Jones has begun warming up the printers. In order to anticipate how many students and staff will need a yearbook, pre-orders will conclude in January.

While we will acquire a small inventory of books to sell, supplies will be limited and purchases will be first come first serve--while supplies last. Last year, we completely sold out!

To confirm your name is on our order list (updated 1/6), visit:

Senior Activities

This year, Seniors will have a special section for casuals, quotes, and activities. If you student did not complete the activities, form—they will have a gaping hole (as the yearbook staff would call it) under their casual picture. Please encourage them to fill out this form:

ROTC Change of Command

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ROTC Updates

It was a very busy and exciting week for MCJROTC. On Jan 11th command of Raider Battalion changed hands from Cadet Col Cheyene Hencely to Cadet LtCol Joel Unger. Col Hencely's leadership was invaluable during her tenure, and we look forward to cadet LtCol Unger's vision for the unit. Numerous other cadets were also promoted to higher positions during the ceremony. On Jan 12th the JROTC rifle team competed against the cadets of Riverside Military Academy and emerged victorious. The final score in the match was NFHS 1070 to Riverside's 983. The top shot for NFHS was David Matthews with 275.

On Friday, our Drill team traveled to Daniel Boone HS in Tennessee to compete against 25 other schools vying to bring home trophies (results in another update).

Rifle Team Defeats Riverside Military Academy

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Raider Robotics

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DECA Raider Rising 9th Gr. Pathway Day

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Students participated in Muscle Action and Ambulatory Fitting/Instruction lab in Essentials of Healthcare. Everyone had a great time!


Competition Schedule

3/15-18: TSA State Leadership Conference

3/9 - 3/11 FRC Dalton

3/23 - 3/25 FRC Carrollton

VEXIQ Competitions @ NFHS

  • Mondays and Saturdays
  • 1/23/22 - 25 teams
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Raider Alums UGA Red Coat Band - Nat Championship Game

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NFHS Fine Arts

Chorus Events:

1/18 - Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony 11:00 am PAC

2/16-18 - All State Chorus Athens Classic Center

2/22 - Region 8 -6A Literary Competition Lanier HS 1:00 pm

3/7 - District 9 Choral LGPE FoCAL Center

4/18 - Choir Spring Showcase 7:00 pm PAC

4/25 - Choir Spring Concert - Location TBD 7:00 pm

5/15 - Choir Banquet/Awards 6:00 pm NFHS Cafe

Band/Drumline Events:

2/13 - 2/25 - Band Pre-LGPE @ North Forsyth HS

2/25 - Indoor Drumline @ Lambert

3/11 - Indoor Drumline @ Alpharetta

3/14 - 3/16 - Band LGPE @ Dawson HS

3/18 - Indoor Drumline @ North Forsyth

3/25 - Indoor Drumline @ South Forsyth HS

4/1 - Indoor Drumline State Championship (location TBD)

4/20-4/22 - Indoor Drumline World Championships @ Dayton, Ohio

4/ 27 - Spring Band Concert @ NFHS PAC

Drama/Theater Events/Performances:

2/9- 2/11 - ThesCon

4/20 - Shuler Awards 8:00pm

The Adams Family, the Musical - Shuler Show

March 3rd, 4th, 9th, 11th 7:00 pm

Pride and Prejudice:

April 14th & 15th 7:00pm

Newsies Jr:

May 11th, 12th, 13th 7:00pm

May 13th 2:00pm


Go to . Use your school email address ( and it will automatically comp you two tickets!

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Wrestling Sectional Champs 29 - 0 Dual Meet Record

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Thank You Raider Senior Wrestlers

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Cheer Always Supporting!

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Dance Team

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Raider Wrestlers defeated both North Atlanta and State Power Brunswick to win the State Sectional Meet to qualify for the Final 8 next weekend at Gainesville HS. The Raiders are now 29 - 0 (Dual Meets) on the season.

Girls Basketball:

Lady Raider hoops knocked off previously undefeated 14 - 0 Gainesville on Friday 79 - 59 to run their record to 11 - 6 and 4 - 1 in region play (1st place)

Boys Basketball:

Boys hoops had a big road win over Habersham Central 73 - 50 to go 8 - 8 on the season and 2 - 2 in region play. (3rd place)


Michael Rinaldi has qualified for the State Meet in every individual race which is an incredible accomplishment.

Rifle Team:

Defeated Riverside Military Academy

Dance Team:

Competes January 21 at the Heritage Invitational

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2023 Girls Tennis Team

Congratulations to the 2023 Varsity Girls Tennis Team:

Hannah Lee: Junior

Kasey Davis: Junior

Savannah Boggs: Junior

Sophia Landis: Junior

Srihita Sunkara: Junior

Brooklynn Reid: Sophomore

Kelly Jordan: Sophomore

Isabella Cavallo: Sophomore

Morgan Kelley: Freshman

Alumni -What Raider Nation means to you

Attention Raider Alumni,

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 !

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Collective Commitments


Learner Profile

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