Raider Nation News

Volume 3 Ed. 10

Alum Brody Grant Sings National Anthem @ NY Rangers Game

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Thank you for supporting Toys for Tots

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Message from Bob Carnaroli

Raider Nation,

I hope the Holiday Season finds you and your family well. This time of year is always exciting around schools with activities, from concerts to athletic events, bingo, service projects and giving back to our community. While we are finishing first semester academically, we are also giving students the opportunity to connect to the bigger things in their lives.

Together let us endeavor to be kinder to each other; say thank you more; acknowledge the good in others; and share your passions for the betterment of others.

Continue to follow us on:

Principal Bob Carnaroli Twitter

North Forsyth HS Website

North Forsyth HS Facebook

North Forsyth HS Twitter

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

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!

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Student & Staff Recognitions

Students of the Month for October and November:

Career Tech - Sarah Pavlin, Bryan Cohen

World Language - Jay Wallis, Camryn Mekal

PE/Health - Brock Casey, Brady Holbrook

English Language Arts - Lindsey Wagner, Jamie Cabezas

Math - Logan Spurgeon, Harshaa Balaji

Fine Arts - Ashlyn Dickerson, JR Banitt

Science - Morrgan Stephens, Sophia Landis

Social Studies - Quinn Stagg, Elizabeth Young

RISE Awards:

9th - Emma Covington

10th - Blake Rust

11th - Christopher Yarbrough

12th - Andrew Elkhill

Teacher of the Month for October and November:

Heather Transue

Amy Leggett

Support Staff Member of the Month for October and November"

Dawn Boone

Joan Graham

Community Partners of the Month for October and November:

Shannon Harrington

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm

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National Social Studies Honor Society Awards

Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society) students recently competed in the Forsyth County Social Studies Fair. This year, there were a total of 363 students who participated throughout the county (3rd – 12th grade). Only 33 projects were selected out of the 190 that were presented to advance to the Regional Fair. Three projects from NFHS were chosen to advance!

Congratulations to the following students!

Receiving a medal and advancing to the Regional Competition:

  • Katie Lee and Alyssa Hazen
  • Sadie Burton and Joshua Tincher
  • Ava Bingaman and Lyla Bingaman

First place winners:

  • Madison McConnell and James Carroll
  • Cheyene Hencely and Andrew Burruss

Second Place Winners:

  • Alex Hutchins and Ethan Anderson
  • Emily Johnson and Lindsay Moulton

Third Place Winners:

  • Nova Beard
  • Logan Griffy

Raider Chess Club

Good Stuff in Wellness

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NHS Decorating Holiday Tree

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Class of 2023

Class of 2023 – Senior Information

Information about upcoming senior events, senior dues, and graduation information can be found on the NFHS website. Please click “Extracurricular” and then “Senior Class News”. You can also follow us for updates on Instagram @nfhs_seniors.

Senior Dues: All payments must be made online at Pricing will be $145 until December 31st, 2022. On January 1st, dues will increase to $170 to incur a late fee. Dues cover the cost of the graduation cap/gown, diploma/diploma cover, senior breakfast, senior picnic, rental of the arena, and other special treats. Seniors will be able to pick up their cap/gown before the senior picnic on April 26th.

Graduation: Please note that graduation is on SUNDAY, May 21st at 2pm at Gas South Arena. Once the portal for graduation announcements has opened, we will share that through the newsletter for families to order.

Senior Letters: For the first time in a long time, we will be collecting senior letters for the Class of 2023. We will start collecting these letters in January 2023 through April 2023. We will send out more concrete information soon, but wanted to give families a heads up that we will be offering this special opportunity this year for parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, and former teachers to write to their seniors. Seniors will get the opportunity to open letters with their friends at the end of the year. Stay tuned for more details soon!

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the senior sponsors.

Liz Smith 770-781-6637 ext. 160241

Mary Garner 770-781-6637 ext. 160118

Rising 9th Grade Transition Events

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Counseling News

Registration and Transition Activities and Dates:

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Apply to College Day was a big success.

Counselor/ Admin Pairing

A- Ca- Mason/ Beard

Cb- G- Cannon/ Nelson

H- Ma- Smith/ Graham

Mb- Sc- Mattie/ Thomas

Sd- Z- Balog/ Garner

Grades 10 -12 Course Registration Information

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Apply to College Day

Yearbook/Picture Information


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.

Customizations Deadline

If you would like to add customizations to your yearbook, your order needs to be completed prior to 12/31.

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. Please purchase your book in December to ensure that your student will receive a book.

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!

Senior Ads

A small number of ad slots are available for purchase. If you forgot to "Share Your Love" with your Senior Ad, please email NFHS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Huffman, at for availability.

Underclassmen Portrait/Name Review

Club Photos

Club Photos will be held on 12/7 and 12/14 during Raider Time and Wellness. Your club/organization has a pre-scheduled time to attend and should communicate this information to you. A full schedule has been posted to the NFHS Instagram Page: @nfhs.yearbook

Students who are late/absent from their scheduled time will not be included in the image, however, we will be publishing a list of names of students who engaged in the club with the club image.

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DECA Region Results (see graphics)

Robotics :


3536P: Jackson Galt (Fresh) and Thomas Durand (Fresh) won a spot at GA VEX Championship during the WFHS VEX Competition with Skills score of 82. 3536P is 14th in GA out of 175 high school teams. Congratulations to these hard-working young men.

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
  • 1/21/22 - 40 teams
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AP Art/VA III Skateboard Designs

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Band Holiday Concert

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NFHS Fine Arts

AP Art/VA III Skateboard Designs

North United Concert @ FoCAL Center

Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Chorus Concert


Congratulations to the following 20 students listed below who have made it to the final round of the All-State Band auditions in January.

J.R. Banitt - Percussion

Ava Bingaman - Trumpet

Lyla Bingaman – Flute

Avery Brown - Oboe

Jacob Brown - Clarinet

Ashlyn Dickerson – Trumpet

Benjamin Fauscett – Oboe

Carson Feely – Horn

Alexander Hutchins – Trombone

Dalton Lower – Trombone

Giada Lyn - Clarinet

Alyssa Johnson - Oboe

Lindsay Moulton – Oboe

Andy Ridgway – Trumpet

James Robson – Tenor Sax & Alto Sax

Isaiah Shakir – Alto Sax

Gabriel Smith - Trombone

Joseph Valente - Tuba

Ethan Thompson – Bassoon & Oboe

Mary Venditti-Kramer - Bassoon

NoFo Stage Holiday Play Festival

Presented Advanced Drama, Acting & Fundamentals Classes

December 16th and 17th at 6 PM

Choral Holiday Concert

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North United Holiday Concert @ FoCAL Center

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All Region Cheer Team

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Softball Honors

Coach Chris Brown Assistant Coach of the Year

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Wrestlers rolling at 20 - 0 Dual Meet Record

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Wrestling is currently 20 - 0 on the season and 2-0 in the Region. The Raider Grapplers won another prestigious Invitational (Lassiter Trojan Invitational) Saturday defeating 2 top 5 state ranked teams (Lassiter and North Paulding).

Wins this weekend:

McEachern 78 - 3

Lassiter - 50 - 20

Archer - 48 - 21

Sprayberry - 75 - 6

North Paulding - 37 - 27

Girls Basketball:

Lady Hoops defeated cross town rival Lambert 66 - 60 and lost a tough hard fought game to State Runner Up Sequoyah 51 - 48. Overall record in non region play stands at 4 - 3.

Boys Basketball:

Boys Hoops lost 2 close games 65 - 63 vs. Lambert and 77 - 75 OT vs. Sequoyah. Overall record stands at 4 - 3 in non region play.


Chilly Grizzly Results

Boys - 5th overall

Girls - 7th overall

competing against 11 teams


A new best time for our Boys 200 Medley Relay - 1:49.72 - Trey Jackson, Abram King, Shane Paridee, Carter Bennett (3rd place)

State cut in the Girls 200 Free Relay - 1:50.56 - Julia Wickman, Jordin Rhem, Lily Torrence, Lilly Clark

1st place in the Boys 400 Free Relay!! - 3:34.90 - Carter Bennett, Trey Jackson, Shane Paridee, Owen Cooper

State cut in the Girls 400 Free Relay - 4:10.86 - Julia Wickman, Ansley Grimes, Sophia Landis, Lilly Clark

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SMASH Bro Ultimate and Mario Kart made it into the GHSA State Playoffs. SMASH won their first match to advance to the round of 32 but were defeated in a hard match. We participated in three inaugural video games: Mario Kart, Hearthstone, and NBA 2K. We look forward to working towards Rocket League, Madden, and any other State Championships in the Spring Season!

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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 !

Send to:

Collective Commitments


Learner Profile

Community Values

Instructional Framework