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Arts Education

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

Mrs. Dykes, NFHS Finalist For District TOTY

Mrs. Amy Dykes standing with members of the NFHS staff after she learned that she had been chosen as one of seven finalists for District Teacher of the Year. (Photo credit to NFHS Facebook page.)

Marvin Cruz

February 26, 2019

Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is an award given school-wide and district-wide between several schools. For the 2018-2019 school year, the staff at NFHS has voted for Mrs. Amy Dykes to be the NFHS teacher of the year, and she has even been chosen to represent North as one of the seven finalists for Dist...

When To Take Your SAT?

North Forsyth Senior Ashlyn Bailey is studying for her SAT exam.

Anes Ribic, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

North Forsyth has approached the third SAT exam, which was given on Dec. 1. The SAT is an exam given to high school students to help colleges gauge their math, reading and writing levels. Students can choose to take the SAT in their junior year or senior year, but they can also choose to take the SAT...

Students of the Month

North Forsyth has announced the December Student of the Month.

Anes Ribic, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

The November students of the month for North Forsyth High School have been announced. Each month, teachers nominate students who have been progressing or improving in their classes, or who have exceeded the teachers’ expectations, to win student of the month awards. Different teachers are given th...

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” – College Visits, Yes or No?

Students should look at a variety of colleges to figure out what they like about them: size, available majors and minors, diversity,, distance from home and much more.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018

The children’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss is a popular gift to those who are graduating from high school. It talks about many different opportunities for a person’s future. After graduating high school, a young adult can begin a career, obtain technical training or head to c...

Introducing Assistant Administrator Lori Waddell

NFHS is proud to have added Lori Waddell to its staff.  Waddell is a first-year  assistant administrator here at North, but she has been working in the field of education for much longer.

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 7, 2017

North Forsyth High School is lucky to have gained several new staff members this school year, including Lori Waddell, who is our new assistant administrator.  This is Waddell’s first year working at NFHS, but she has been working in the field of education for fifteen years.  Before becoming an assistant...

Why Pay for College?

The graphic above represents the correlation between college education and debt which is a result of excessive college funds. Image from Value Colleges

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

For thirteen years of their lives, most children who go to school are blessed enough to not have to pay a penny for their education. Public elementary, middle, and high schools cost nothing directly to parents who seek to give their children an education. If this is the case for most childrens’ thirteen...

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

Girls are encouraged to remain quiet in order to allow boys to actively participate and speak out. Despite statistics exhibiting dominant female performance in schools, the stereotypical expectation is for girls to keep their mouths shut, to sit still and look pretty, an all-too-familiar mirror of the treatment women often receive in their adult lives as well.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

We live in a world where prejudice based on gender is nothing outside of what is normal – from wage gaps to social beauty expectations, societal stereotypes influence the way women and men coexist. One place that few recognize as a breeding ground for gender stereotypes is the classroom; starting as...

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

A screenshot of Jane Wood Allen’s original post in which she directed racially charged insults at First Lady, Michelle Obama, is shown above. Photo credited to Georgia Newsday.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

As of Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen, a teacher aide in Forsyth Country, was fired from Chestatee Elementary School for racist comments directed towards Michelle Obama posted on Facebook. Allen’s most controversial post called First Lady, Michelle Obama, a “gorilla”, a word with historical...

Why All These Classics?

Classics are nice and they teach us many lessons about life, but do we have to read all classics during the school year? We need young- adult novels in our lives!

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016

A topic that many teens talk about is what books are being required to read in school. Pretty much all of the books are classics. There are many high schoolers who despise reading, so they have a smaller chance of being successful in school. If a few young-adult novels were introduced to school reading...

What is Wrong With the Public School System?

In a world so complex, differentiation is the common fate of all things. Minds advance and adapt if given the opportune chance to reach their full potential. Society should maximize the brain power of everyone; how can that be done if there is only one definition of intelligence, and anyone who does not follow is at a considerably lower level? The world is composed of variety, and there are a variety of definitions for sagacity.

Julie Day, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Diversity is something highly stressed in the public school system and for good reason. Society is constructed with the hands of variety, and that does not stop at education. Classrooms are filled with individuals who learn in different ways, and their education should not be the same. School systems...

North Forsyth Microsoft Acheivements

The students in Dr. LeShea’s class still type away as they congratulate themselves on their achievements. Some even stand to thank their teacher for the wonderful knowledge they have required.

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

Congratulate this year’s students that have received the last certificate of the Microsoft Certification. An exact amount of one-hundred and twenty students achieved their certificate this year thanks to their marvelous teacher Dr. LeShea. These certificates state that the students whom attended the...

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