School Spirit & History
Colors: Green and white
with orange accent
Shield: In 1989, the Student Council had a contest for students, teachers, and parents to contribute ideas about the shield. First National Bank of Sachse offered savings bonds to the winners of the contest. Jody Flowers and Brian Schriewer were awarded the saving bonds. Jody's and Brian's shields were combined to make the shield that was selected. **Hover your mouse over the four sections of the shield to the right to see the meaning of each symbol.
Hail to Naaman Forest.
We'll ere be true.
Hold dear the green and white,
Our hearts will cherish you
...Sing out our alma mater,
through strife and victory.
Long may you stand and reign,
with pride we honor thee.
Hear Renaissance Chamber Choir sing the Alma Mater
NFHS Fight Song
Into battle we will go!
Rangers onward tread- Holding
fast our valiant team while others
all have fled (Fight, Fight, Fight)
Naaman Forest is our cry
to the green and white be true.
We'll all cheer for, VICTORY cause
RANGERS we're all for you!
Our Ranger Band playing the Fight Song
NFHS is built on a 62.13 acre site, which backs up to a natural forest preserve. It opened in 1988 with grades 6-9. Naaman Forest dropped a lower grade and added a higher grade until it attained senior high school status in 1992. Naaman Forest today serves 2,600 students, compared with 836 twenty years ago. Naaman Forest has been fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since its inception.
25 years later...
Naaman Forest celebrated 25 years of educating the students of Garland ISD with a ceremony of past and present faculty and staff members on October 2, 2012. The 1988-1989 staff were sent an invitation that included a request to bring a small memento that reminded them of their years in the Forest. These mementos will be placed in a time capsule to be open at a later time.
1996 First appearance in volleyball playoffs, Naaman vs Lake Highlands
1997 Loren Leaverton - 100 meter hurdles State Champion
2000-2003 Soccer team makes playoffs for 4 consecutive years
2002 Volleyball teams is District 12-5A Champions, Di-District Champions, Area Champions and Region II Quarter Finalists
2004 Volleyball team is District 11-5A Champions and Area Champions
2005 Basketball team is District 11-5A Champions and Area Champions
2006 Baskeball team is District 11-5A Champions and Area Champions
2008 Basketball team makes GISD history to be the first team to make the Final Four State Tournament in Austin - District 10-5A Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Quarter Finals Champions, Regional Semi Finals Champions, Regional Finals Champions and State Semi Finalists
1999 Soccer team is District Champions
2001 Football teams scores 34 points to the Garland Owls 17 points
2003 Football District 12-5A Division 1 Champions
2003 Baseball team is District 12-5A Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area Champions, and Region II Quarter Finalists
2004 Soccer team is Distict 12-5A champions
2010 Soccer team places first in District 10-5A and is a Regional Semi-Finalist
2012 Basketball team makes their first appearance in the Final Four, State Tournament, in Austin
Naaman Forest FFA
Nursery Landscape CDE team
State Champions 2003
National Qualifier from Texas, 7th in the Nation
Nursery Landscape CDE team
State Champions 2005
National Qualifier from Texas, 6th in the Nation
Matt Korte, 10th place Individual
Starting in 2001 to date the Construction Trades class has helped Habitat of Garland provide 7 needy family's with student campus built homes. Naaman is one of a very few
schools that do this in the State of Texas.
1990-2012. First Division UIL - 22 consecutive years
Speech and Debate
2003 TFA State Qualifiers
2007-Brandon Simmons places 4th in the NATION in Dramatic Interpretation
2003 NCA National Champions, Medium Varsity
Melvin Bullitt, Class of 2003 – is a defensive back with the Indianapolis Colts (played in the Super Bowl), from 2007 – 2011.
Jacob Lacey, Class of 2005- is a cornerback for the Detroit Lions, 2011 to present. Also played with Melvin Bullitt with the Colts from 2009-2011.
AG Ford, Class of 2003 - book illustrator – most notably of the Obama family
Uchechukwu Eberechukwu "Uche" Nwaneri, Class of 2003, is a guard for Jacksonville Jaguars (2007 – present)
Chris Webb, Class of 1993, was the first student to obtain his pilot license while in Mr Mark Selwyn's Aerospace class. He is now Chief Flight Instructor for American Flyers.
Candace Woods, Class of 2005 - Broadway shows in NYC
Laura Vlasak Nolen, Class of 1995, Mezzo Soprano Opera Singer, recently awarded the Richard F. Gold Career Grant by the New York City Opera
Adrian Disch played Bass and did programming for Chris August's CD that won 5 Dove awards. The Dove awards are like Christian Music's Grammy awards. He has also played Bass for 40 Days, Ryan Cabrera and Jason Castro among others.
Matt Shubzda, Class of 1994, also passesd his pilot's test while in Mr Mark Selwyn's class. He went to the US Naval Academy and become a Navy jet pilot.
The following pdf links are stories about Naaman Forest:
A personal story. A tall tale about the being of Naaman Forest
Fallen Rangers Dedication Ceremony
December 17, 2007.
The Bench in the Commons is dedicated by the families of:
- Kristy Lynn Barr 06/18/83 - 11/18/05
- Amanda Marie Granlund 04/27/88 - 03/07/07
- Matthew Seth Shubzda 09/17/75 - 10/18/02
- Perry James Thompson 06/23/89 - 08/19/06