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January 2010 Archives

Fayetteville School District offices closed on January 29

Posted by Alan on January 29, 2010 7:16 AM | (Not Filed) | Comments (3)

All offices of the Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed today, January 29, due to the winter weather. 

Fayetteville Schools Closed on January 29

Posted by Alan on January 28, 2010 8:17 PM | (Not Filed) |

All Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 29, 2010, due to the winter weather.

Fayetteville Adult Ed. Classes Canceled for Tonight

Posted by Alan on January 28, 2010 10:27 AM | Filed in News |

ice_storm2.pngAll classes at Fayetteville Adult & Community Education have been canceled for January 28, due to the winter weather forecast. 

Jr. High BB Games Canceled for Jan. 28

Posted by Alan on January 28, 2010 10:05 AM | Filed in News |

snowy_basketball.pngBoth Ramay and Woodland Jr. High basketball games scheduled for January 28 have been canceled, due to the winter weather forecast.

School Board Meeting Postponed until Monday, February 1

Posted by Alan on January 27, 2010 1:49 PM | Filed in News |

ice_storm2.pngDue to the hazardous weather conditions that are predicted, the meeting of the Fayetteville Board of Education scheduled for Thursday, January 28 has been postponed.  Weather permitting, the board meeting will be rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm in the Adams Center. 

FHS Team Named Finalist for $10K National Grant

Posted by Alan on January 27, 2010 8:49 AM | Filed in News |

ignition.pngA team of teens from Fayetteville  High School now finds itself among 11 finalists for an additional grant of $10,000, as the 2010 Project Ignition Award winner.  The FHS team was awarded a $2000 grant in September from State Farm and the National Youth Leadership Council, being selected as having one of the top 25 project proposals in the nation in the "Project Ignition" competition.  A team from Mansfield High School, Mansfield, AR was also in this year's top 25 schools.

Project Ignition (www.sfprojectignition.com), sponsored by State FarmĀ® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, is a program that involves high school students in safe driving and travel education campaigns in their local communities. From the top 25 competing schools, finalists are chosen to travel to the National Service-Learning Conference in San Jose, CA, which will be held March 24-27.  A grand prize winner is selected at that conference for having the most effective campaign.  FHS and the other finalist schools will each receive $5,000 to cover travel expenses to the conference.  This announcement places FHS in the final round of competition for the $10,000 winner's grant.

The Fayetteville High School team was sponsored by teacher Connie Crisp.  Their campaign theme was "It Only Takes a Second".  The other finalist schools in this year's competition are listed below.  .

Eureka Senior High School, Eureka  CA     
Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville    AR     
Gibson City- Melvin-Sibley High School, Gibson City IL     
Harry D. Jacobs High School, Algonquin IL     
Ionia County Intermediate School District, Ionia   MI     
Northern Secondary School, Toronto Ontario
Owen Valley High School Spencer IN     
Payson High School, Payson  AZ     
Ridgemont High School, Ridgeway        OH     
Rushville Consolidated High School, Rushville       IN     
Yelm High School, Yelm    WA     

Ramay Students Capture Second Place in Technology Challenge

Posted by Greg on January 22, 2010 12:36 PM | Filed in Student Achievement |

Ramay Junior High School students placed second in the 2009 Razorback Technology Challenge held Wednesday, December 9th on the University of Arkansas' Fayetteville campus. The competition, sponsored by the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and the College of Education and Health Professions, is held on the second Wednesday of December and draws students from the four-state area. More than 560 students participated this year.


Read the full article over on our Project 21c pages.

District Receives Top Credit Rating for Schools in Arkansas

Posted by Alan on January 22, 2010 8:41 AM | Filed in News |

moodys-logo.pngMoody's Investor Services has completed a review of the Fayetteville School District's finances and has upgraded the district's credit status to Aa3. This upgrade will provide improved interest ratings for the district in the Fayetteville High School project, as well as future projects. Fayetteville Public Schools now has the highest (best) rating of any school district in Arkansas.  Rating decisions are based upon economic factors of the area, debt ratios, past financial management practices, and other demographics.

Our thanks to Dennis Hunt and Stephens, Inc., for their help in this process!

 

Reception Honors FPS Fitness Center Staff

Posted by Alan on January 21, 2010 9:38 AM | Filed in News |

Fitness Center logo web.pngThe founding staff members of the Fayetteville Public Schools Fitness Center were honored at at reception on January 20. Dr. Barry Brown, who is the founding director of the center, was presented with a plaque that will permanently hang in the center to recognize his efforts in creating the center.

Staff members Koulla Parpa and Marcos Michaelides, who are returning to their native Cyprus, and Mike Davis were also recognized for their accomplishments. Click here to see a staff photo.


Public Meeting on Design Ideas for FHS

Posted by Alan on January 18, 2010 7:40 AM | Filed in Events |

fhs-view-small.pngBe sure and attend one of the public meetings on the design options our architects have developed for Fayetteville High School. The meetings will be held at 6 pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 19, Ramay Jr. High cafeteria
  • Wednesday, January 20, FHS cafeteria
  • Thursday, January 21, Woodland Jr. High cafeteria
The architects will present their design ideas at each public meeting. The public will then be able to view the models and other presentation materials, ask questions of the architects, and leave comments. 

Schools Closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day

Posted by Alan on January 15, 2010 3:05 PM | (Not Filed) |

mlkjr.pngAll Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday.

Click here for a link to the activities scheduled on Monday in Fayetteville.

Architects Present Design Ideas for FHS

Posted by Alan on January 15, 2010 2:27 PM | Filed in News |

fhs-view-small.pngThe architectural team of Hight Jackson/DLR Group/Marlon Blackwell presented design ideas for the FHS Project at a special meeting on Thursday, January 14. To see the presentation and the options presented, go to this link:

http://www.fayar.net/community/newFHS.html

Changes in times for basketball games @ Rogers Heritage on Friday

Posted by Alan on January 13, 2010 3:29 PM | (Not Filed) |

dreamstimeweb_162871 basketball.pngDue to Homecoming at Rogers Heritage High on Friday, the schedule of events for the basketball games has changed. Here's the new schedule:

3:30           Boy's JV
4:30           Girl's JV
6:00           Homecoming Festivities
6:30           Boy's Varsity
8:00           Girl's Varsity

FHS Bulldogs vs. Northside Game on the Air!

Posted by Alan on January 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Filed in News |

dreamstimeweb_162871 basketball.pngThe FHS Bulldogs basketball game at Fort Smith Northside tonight will be broadcast live on 99.5 FM (The Hog). Note: only the varsity teams will be making the trip. Go Bulldogs!

Fayetteville Schools Open on January 8

Posted by Alan on January 7, 2010 3:06 PM | (Not Filed) | Comments (2)

bundled up.pngAll Fayetteville Public Schools will be open on Friday, January 8. Please dress your child warmly for the winter weather!

Fayetteville Schools Closed January 7

Posted by Alan on January 7, 2010 5:27 AM | (Not Filed) |

All Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 7, due to icy road conditions. The administrative offices are also closed.

Washington County Spelling Bee Set for Jan. 19

Posted by Alan on January 6, 2010 10:15 AM | Filed in Events |

spelling_20bee.pngThe annual Washington County Spelling Bee will be held at Woodland Junior High cafeteria at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19th.  Parents, students, faculty, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Adult Ed. Evening Classes Canceled for Jan. 6

Posted by Alan on January 6, 2010 10:01 AM | Filed in News |

blizzard.pngFayetteville Adult Education evening classes have been canceled for Wed. Jan. 6, due to the impending winter weather. 

Architects to Present Design Ideas for FHS

Posted by Alan on January 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Filed in Events | Comments (3)

FHS_front.pngArchitects from Hight Jackson/DLR Group/Marlon Blackwell will present their design ideas to the Fayetteville Board of Education at a special meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 5 pm in the Adams Leadership Center.

Public meetings will be held at 6 pm on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, January 19, Ramay Jr. High cafeteria
  • Wednesday, January 20, FHS cafeteria
  • Thursday, January 21, Woodland Jr. High cafeteria
The architects will present their design ideas at each public meeting and then be available for comments and questions following the presentations.

Fayetteville Schools Open on Tuesday, Jan. 5

Posted by Alan on January 4, 2010 4:31 PM | Filed in News | Comments (5)

All Fayetteville Public Schools will be open on Tuesday, January 5. A few icy spots remain, but most roads are in good condition. 

Administration Offices Closed on January 4

Posted by Alan on January 4, 2010 8:25 AM | (Not Filed) |

Snow-Clad-Trees-thumb.pngThe Fayetteville School District administration offices will be closed today, January 4, due to hazardous road conditions. 

Fayetteville Schools Closed on Monday, January 4

Posted by Alan on January 3, 2010 8:44 PM | (Not Filed) |

Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 4, due to road conditions. 

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