Raider Nation News

Volume 3 Ed. 12

Wrestlers Finish State Runner-Up in 6A (31-1 Dual Record)

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Message from Bob Carnaroli

Raider Nation,

As stated above, good habits, formed NOW will definitely make a difference for your student(s), as they matriculate through high school and beyond into adulthood. Working together as a United Raider Nation Team, including our staff and families will benefit our students greatly in all they do. It starts with being safe, personal wellness and balance, and doing the little things each and everyday to be the best version of yourself that you can be. It's important to treat others with grace, dignity and respect. Being where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to be doing is also a great habit for life.

Thank you for supporting us in all we do to help our students to be safe and to have the best experience possible while maximizing their gifts and talents for the betterment of all.

Continue to follow us on:

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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

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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

Course Registration underway:

Counselors are meeting individually with all students in English classes beginning on February 1 to ensure that all scheduling is correct.

Counselor/ Admin Pairing

A- Ca- Mason/ Beard

Cb- G- Cannon/ Nelson

H- Ma- Smith/ Graham

Mb- Sc- Mattie/ Thomas

Sd- Z- Balog/ Garner

Yearbook/Picture Information


School Pictures/Yearbook Information

Order by Monday to Guarantee Your Book

Pre-orders conclude on Monday. Order your book this weekend to ensure that your student will receive their book in May. We will be ordering extra books to sell, but those will be first-come-first sell.

If you would like to pay for your book in smaller installments, use the Paypal option at check out. Your student's name will still be on the order list, but you will have extended time to complete the payment.

Visit and input job #15157 to buy your book.

Senior Ads--Phew! There's still space...

While the printing of senior ads has begun, we have a couple spaces left for senior ad purchases. If you forgot to "Share Your Love" with your Senior Ad, please email NFHS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Huffman, at for availability.

DECA Competes at State in Atlanta

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Cason Lively - Georgia DNR Career Academy

Freshman FFA member Cason Lively was notified that he was selected to participate in the Georgia DNR Career Academy that will take place in July 2023. Career Academy students will learn about all major aspects of working for DNR. Hands-on activities are designed to introduce young people to fisheries and wildlife management, conservation law enforcement, and hospitality and historic interpretation. Cason will have the opportunity to work side by side with DNR staff learn about the future education requirements for employment with DNR. In addition, students that complete this academy are eligible to receive technical college credit for an Intro to Wildlife Management Course. To be eligible for this opportunity, Cason had to complete an extensive application and interview process with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Cash Adams - State of Dade Lamb Show

Freshman FFA member Cash Adams showed at the State of Dade Lamb Show. He brought home several honors from this livestock event. He won 9th grade showmanship and then went back into the ring and won senior showmanship while competing against 10th-12th grade exhibitors. In addition, he won two weight classes with his lambs. As the show continued, one of Cash’s lambs was selected as the Georgia Bred Grand Champion. Before the conclusion of the day, he was also selected as the Third Overall with one of his lambs and Grand Champion with another one of his lambs, meaning he exhibited the best overall lamb of the show. This is just the start of the winter show season for Cash. We expect him to bring home many more honors this season!

Bingo Events Raises $4,300 for Forsyth County Animal Shelter

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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

HOSA Blood Drive - Helping Save Lives

Blood Drive Helps!!

Total Number of Donors: 28

Units Collected: 21

First Time Donors: 3

Potential Number of Lives Saved: 63

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ROTC Receives National Naval Honor School Recognition

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NFHS MCJROTC Hosts Drill Team Meet

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Thomas Durand & Jackson Galt win Championship at the NF VEX Competition

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Riley Dunevent & Dominick Gee Excellence Award

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Winter Guard Places 3rd at Cass HS Invitational

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Tri M Music Honor Society

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GMEA High School Experience

The following music students from NFHS participated in the GMEA: High School Experience on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

The GMEA: High School Experience is sponsored by Georgia Music Educators Association to encourage eleventh and twelfth grade students who are interested in a career in music education. The students selected were invited to attend the annual GMEA In-Service Conference. At the conference, the students attended special sessions designed for them led by veteran music educators, as well as concerts and clinics that are provided through GMEA.

Students (L to R)

Alyssa Johnson - 11

Ethan Thompson - 11

Alexander Hutchins - 12

James Robson - 12

Anna Grace Martin - 12

Emily Johnson - 12

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NFHS Fine Arts

Chorus Events:

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

Winter Guard:

2/4 - @ Lambert

3/4 - @ South Forsyth HS

3/18 - @ Creekview HS

3/31 - 4/1 SAPA Championships, Chattanooga, Tenn

Drama/Theater Events/Performances:

2/9- 2/11 - ThesCon

4/20 - Shuler Awards 8:00pm

The Addams Family, the Musical - Shuler Show

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

Tickets are now on sale for The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy. This is our Shuler Award submission show. Teachers can use their email to receive 2 complimentary tickets when ordering at

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!

North Forsyth High School Theatre

Addams Family Rehearsal

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Indoor Drumline Getting Ready for Competition

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Swim and Dive Headed to State Meet at GA Tech

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Dance Team 3rd Place in 5-6A Pom @ Mill Creek Invitational

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Raider Wrestlers defeated both Lee County and Woodward Academy to advance to the Final 2 teams vs. South Effingham. The Raider lost a close match to finish State Runner-Up in Class 6A and a 31 -1 dual meet season record. Individual wrestlers will now compete in Region and Sectionals to advance to Macon for individual weight class honors.

Girls Basketball:

Lady Raider stands at a 17 - 6 overall record and 9 - 1 in region play (1st Place).

Boys Basketball:

Boys hoops has a 13 -10 overall record and 6 - 4 in region play. (3rd place)


18 Raider Swimmers will compete this weekend at Georgia Tech in the State Meet.

Rifle Team:

Travels to Lumpkin County and North Gwinnett for their next matches.

Dance Team:

Placed 3rd in 5-6A Ppm division at Mill Creek. The team travels to McIntosh this weekend and will then compete at the State Meet in Macon.

Boys Soccer:

Defeated Wesleyan 5 - 1 to open the season.

Girls Soccer:

Played a hard fought game ending in a 0 - 0 tie with Wesleyan

Boys Tennis:

Record stands at 0 - 1 on the season with the next match vs. Forsyth Central

Girls Tennis:

Record stands at 0 - 1 on the season with the next match vs. Forsyth Central

Collegiate Signings

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Raiders Roll in Home of the NBA Alt Hawks

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Boys Basketball Defeats GAC in State Farm Arena

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Girls Basketball Defeats GAC in State Farm Arena

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Girls Hoops Defeats Gainesville 54 - 25

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Boys Hoops Defeats Gainesville 88 - 77

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Tennis Hits the Courts

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Collective Commitments


Learner Profile

Community Values

Instructional Framework