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March 2009 Archives

Poll Shows Support for New High School

Posted by Greg on March 27, 2009 1:15 PM | Filed in 21st Century High School |

A recent poll points to strong support for new high school facilities in Fayetteville.  More than half of those polled consider the current high school to be fair or poor, while almost 80 percent say the facilities need to be replaced.  The poll was conducted by Ernest and Zoe Oakleaf of Opinion Research Associates of Little Rock and drew responses from 403 registered voters.

Click here for an article in The Morning News that discusses the poll further.  You can find coverage from the Northwest Arkansas Times here.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your connectivity, the poll results might take a few minutes to download.

Textbook Adoption for 2009-2010

Posted by Alan on March 26, 2009 4:11 PM | Filed in News |

textbooks.pngTextbook adoption committees, which included all teachers from the listed content areas, have completed their review of the texts being considered for adoption. The following are the selected texts by grade/content area:

Grade/Content                               Publisher
German I-III                                   Kaleidoskope
Spanish I-V                                   McDougal Little
Spanish IV                                    Pearson Prentice Hall/Longman Pearson
Spanish V                                     Longman Pearson/Holt McDougal
Spanish I-V                                  Harper Collins
French I-III                                   Holt
Survey of World Languages         EMC
ESL K-5                                       HMH, Benchmark,
ESL grade 6                                Santillana
ESL grade 7-12                           HMH Supplemental, Hampton Brown, Red Brick Learning
Business/Marketing Education    Cenagage, Glencoe, CEV Multimedia, American Banking
                                                    Association, SAMS software
Career Orientation                      Southwestern Cengage

These materials will be available for public inspection on Friday, March 27 at the Administration Annex at 915 California Blvd. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Prichard Honored by State Group

Posted by Alan on March 26, 2009 10:59 AM | Filed in News |

Prichard.pngBarbara Prichard, the director of gifted and talented education for the Fayetteville School District, received the Martha Ann Jones-Norton Award for outstanding service and leadership to the Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education. Prichard has served as the director of our GT program since 1983, and the program is THE most recognized and honored program in Arkansas, having won numerous state and national awards.

Congratulations, Barbara!

You're Invited to the Fayetteville Forward Summit!

Posted by Alan on March 26, 2009 9:04 AM | Filed in Events |

City_logo_032309.pngThe City of Fayetteville invites all citizens to participate in the Fayetteville Forward Summit to dream & design our city's future.  The Fayetteville Forward Summit is about more than economic development. It is an open, inclusive, participatory event that elicits the best ideas and heartfelt desires for the community, building on existing work, and connecting these efforts to create a compelling vision for the future of our community. The result of this summit will lay the foundation for economic development - moving the City of Fayetteville Forward for a sustainable future.
 Please visit the event website for more information and to complete your registration by Monday, March 30th, if possible.

Memorial Service for Coach Fahring

Posted by Alan on March 24, 2009 5:08 PM | Filed in Events |

bulldog small.pngA memorial service for former Fayetteville High School football coach Alan Fahring will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 10 am at Central United Methodist Church.

Fahring coached at FHS from 1981 to 1989. He passed away a few weeks ago in Georgia at age 61.

Land Purchase Under Consideration

Posted by Alan on March 24, 2009 8:32 AM | Filed in News |

hhwalktour2.pngThe Fayetteville Board of Education will be asked to consider the purchase of land adjacent to the current Happy Hollow Elementary School for use to build a new campus for the school. The current facility has several structural issues that would be best addressed by a new facility.

The property under consideration will also have access to Highway 265 East, as well as to Ray Avenue.

The Board toured the property on Monday, March 23. The Board will consider the purchase at their March 26 regular meeting.

History is Made!

Posted by Alan on March 19, 2009 10:51 AM | Filed in News |

Bulldog_perfection.pngThe Fayetteville High School Bulldog boys and girls basketball teams have completed dream seasons, becoming the first teams in the history of Arkansas athletics to have undefeated, state championship seasons in the same year in the same sport!

We are still researching to see if it has ever happened nationally and, if so, how often.

The accolades are still coming for these teams, and we'll post more news here about the upcoming celebrations!

Congratulations to both teams, their coaches, their parents, and their fans! This is one for the record book!

National Symphony Coming to Fayetteville

Posted by Alan on March 13, 2009 1:47 PM | (Not Filed) |

strings.pngAs part of their Arkansas Residency program, the National Symphony Orchestra will make several appearances in Fayetteville on March 30-31. Click here to see more details!

"Bye, Bye Birdie" @ FHS, April 2-4

Posted by Alan on March 13, 2009 8:51 AM | Filed in News |

Poster-BIRDIE.pngFayetteville High School will present the musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie April 2-4 at 7:30 pm in the FHS auditorium.  All seats are reserved.  Tickets are $10.00 for students and $12.00 for non-students.  For reservations and ticket information, call 445-1193 or email wrosenaur@fayar.net 

A Bevy of Volunteers!

Posted by Alan on March 12, 2009 3:48 PM | Filed in Feature Stories |

irpstar.pngThe FPS website now features a page that lists every person who has been honored as an Outstanding Volunteer in the previous eleven years the Volunteer Banquet has been held. 641 individuals have been honored! It's quite a list! Click here to see it!

Show Your Purple Pride on Friday!

Posted by Alan on March 11, 2009 11:47 AM | Filed in News |

bulldog small.pngThe undefeated and nationally-ranked Fayetteville High School boys & girls basketball teams will play in the 2009 7A State Championship games on Saturday, March 14 in Hot Springs. The girls will play at 2:30 pm, and the boys' game will follow at 4:15 pm.

We are asking all Fayetteville residents to wear purple on Friday and to display their support for the Purple Dogs all around town in their offices and marquees.

Advance tickets for the games are available at the FHS Bulldog Field House @ Harmon Field and at the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau on the Square. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students.

The teams will leave town at 8 am on Friday, March 13, and fans are encouraged to meet in the Baum Stadium parking lot on Razorback Road to cheer on the teams as they drive by.

Radio broadcast of both games will be available on 105.3 THE HOG,  97.3 FM, 1290 AM, and 1480 AM. The FHS Games will also be carried on Cox Channel 14, and at www.fayar.net on the Internet.

Follow the Bulldogs to State Finals!

Posted by Alan on March 9, 2009 9:39 AM | (Not Filed) |

bulldog small.pngThe undefeated Fayetteville High School basketball teams stand on the brink of history as they prepare for their state championship games on Saturday, March 14 at the Summit Arena in Hot Springs. The girls game will begin at 2:30 pm, and the boys game will begin at 4:15 pm.

Tickets for the state championship games will be available for sale from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday in the Bulldog Field House at Harmon Field. Please enter using the east door, next to the Bulldog Pavilion. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $7 for students.

Student tickets will also be available for sale at the attendance office at FHS from 12:15-12:45, Tuesday thru Friday.

Radio broadcast of both games will be available on 105.3 THE HOG,  97.3 FM, 1290AM, and 1480 AM. The FHS Games will also be carried on Cox Channel 14, and at www.fayar.net on the Internet.

Project Graduation Needs Your Help!

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2009 4:50 PM | Filed in News |

graduate.pngThe following is from Libby Combs, the FHS faculty sponsor of Project Graduation:

Each year for the past 21 years, Fayetteville High School seniors have celebrated at Project Graduation, an all-night celebration which is held at the HPER Building at the U of A.  I was a sponsor for the first one in 1987, and I've been involved in more than I like to think about since then!!   All of the teachers, parents, and community members who work on this event are VOLUNTEERS ........ even me.  Since we have so many new teachers in our building, I wanted to explain the program to everyone.

This year I am hoping that some of you would like to get involved in the planning process and on the night of the event.  We want/need faculty. staff, students to all be involved in this worthwhile event.  I always tell the community that this is the one event that has the potential to effect every student who graduates from FHS.  Some people ask why I continue to be involved every year.   In my opinion the students deserve this from our community, as a congratulations for a job well done... a thank you from the community& the schools.  Also, to me it is worth all of the months of hard work to keep the kids safe on what traditionally is one of the leading nights where teenagers drink, drive, and die in our country.

We open the doors on graduation night at 10:00 pm and "make everyone leave" by 5:00 am.  Sometimes the students want to just sit outside and talk after the event, because they have realized that this is the last time they will be together as a group.  It truly is more memorable for the students when the faculty are involved.

In the past we have tried to provide a door prize for every student ranging from a few really large items to gift certificates worth at least $10-15.  Students pay $20.00 for a ticket; this entitles the graduate to a tee shirt, drawings for door prizes, and (If a student is on free or reduced lunch a ticket is comped.) During the evening graduates can participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, basketball, racquetball, wally ball (like Volleyball but in a racquetball court), mini golf, karaoke, a dance, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero,X-box tournaments, and a casino ( Black Jack, Roulette, Craps table, Poker, Texas Hold'em, etc)  We also have a wide variety  of  foods are  provided.

We have had wonderful corporate sponsorship over the years Hiland Dairy and Tyson have participated every year.  This year, however,  I'm a little worried about being able to keep the event at the level FHS graduates deserve. If you would like to participate at any level, I will have a meeting in my classroom (room 1003) on Thursday, 3/12/09 at noon.  Please consider helping with this event. If you want to participate but are unable to attend the meeting, please e-mail me at ecombs@fayar.net.   Graduation is 5/21/09.

Thank you .
Libby Combs

2009-10 FHS CAP Booklet Now Online

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2009 3:42 PM | Filed in News |

racingform.pngThe 2009-2010 edition of the Fayetteville High School Career & Academic (CAP) booklet is now available online. Here's the link.

Printed versions will be distributed to students shortly.

Reserve Your Team in the 2009 Bulldog Scramble

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2009 2:38 PM | Filed in Events |

bulldoggolf.pngThe 13th annual Trent Trumbo Memorial Bulldog Scramble will be held on Friday, April 24 at Paradise Valley Athletic Club. This special golf event was created by FHS alumni and staff to provide additional funding for our student-athletes.

Click here for the entry form and more info.

Spring Break Class on Filmmaking for Teens!

Posted by Alan on March 4, 2009 8:12 AM | Filed in Events |

filmmaker.pngThe Fayetteville Public Library is offering a Digital Filmmaking class for teens during Spring Break.

"Make a Movie! Digital Filmmaking for Teens Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19, 2 to 4:30 pm, Staff Meeting Room: Teens will make a short film, learn editing techniques and special effects. All materials are provided, including a DVD of the final film. Registration is required. For more information or to sign up, click here or call 856.7170."

Games Times for State BB Tourney

Posted by Alan on March 3, 2009 11:54 AM | Filed in News |

dreamstimeweb_162871 basketball.pngThe FHS Girls team will play on Friday at 4 pm at UA-Fort Smith. The FHS Boys team will play at 5:30 pm, also on Friday at UAFS.

Here's the link to the tournament bracket.

Follow the Bulldogs @ State

Posted by Alan on March 2, 2009 10:50 AM | Filed in News |

bulldog small.pngThe FHS athletic department and radio station 105.3 THE HOG have reached an agreement to carry ALL FHS basketball games during 2009 7A State Basketball Tournament.

The nationally ranked FHS basketball teams radio coverage will also include 97.3 FM, 1290AM, and 1480 AM. The FHS Games will still be carried on Cox Channel 14, and at www.fayar.net on the Internet.

FHS is excited about this partnership with THE HOG. It allows our fans and alums to experience the games where ever they be: in Fort Smith, in their car, in their office or at home!

Go Bulldogs!!!

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