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March 2010 Archives

8th Grade Info Meetings Set for Tuesday Night

Posted by Alan on March 29, 2010 9:38 AM | Filed in Events | Comments (1)


Meetings for all current 7th graders and their parents will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 6 pm in the Ramay and Woodland Jr. High cafeterias. Information about core classes and elective choices in the 8th grade will be presented, as well as specific information regarding the registration process.

Calendars Approved for 2010-11 & 2011-12 School Years

Posted by Alan on March 19, 2010 1:30 PM | Filed in News |

Calendar-Logo-256x256.pngThe Fayetteville Board of Education approved the 2010-11 and 2011-12 district and continuous learning calendars used by Asbell and Happy Hollow Elementary Schools at their meeting on March 18.

Click here to see the calendars.

McNair Students Take 1st, 2nd in Math Competition

Posted by Alan on March 15, 2010 2:58 PM | Filed in News |

math_hero.pngMcNair students Peter Gea and Tuong Hoang received the 1st and 2nd place awards for algebra at the regional ACTM Math Competition held at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville Campus on March 6. These 7th grade students competed against 7th, 8th, and 9th grade algebra students from other schools in Northwest Arkansas. Morgan Hamel, Sam Johnson, Larry Wang, and Olivia Stiegman tied with others for 4th place. These students will be invited to compete at the state level in April at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. 

FHS Students Fare Well at Science/Engineering Fair

Posted by Alan on March 15, 2010 11:19 AM | Filed in News |

mad_scientist.pngThe 2010 Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair took place on the University of Arkansas campus on Friday March 12. Over 400 hundred students from our region competed in three grade levels. Middle school, Junior High and Senior High students entered 17 different categories.

22 students from Fayetteville High School entered and seven will go on to state competition at UCA in Conway.

Category Awards
Serena Caffrey - 1st Place in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Rob Rutherford- 2nd Place in Environmental Management
Erin Schaffer- 3rd Place in Environmental Management
Annika Tabassum - 1st Place in Medicine and Health
Kaity Lapham- Honorable Mention in Medicine and Health
Kyle Lawrence - 3rd Place in Microbiology
Byron McClendon - 1st Place in Plant Sciences

Specialty Awards
Annika Tabassum - Best 11th grade project in the competition
Serena Caffrey - American Psychological Association Award
Erin Schaffer - American Fisheries Award Nicole Villacres - Mu Alpha Theta Award

Listen to the State Championship Finals Friday Night

Posted by Alan on March 11, 2010 2:37 PM | Filed in News |

bulldog small.pngBoth the Fayetteville High School boys and girls state championship basketball games in Hot Springs will be broadcast on The Hog 105.3 FM and 99.5 FM on Friday, March 12. The boys game begins at 7 pm, followed by the girls game at 8:45 pm.

NOTE: if the Arkansas Razorbacks win their SEC tournament game tonight and are playing tomorrow night, their game will be broadcast on 99.5. 105.3 will broadcast the Bulldogs games in either case.

Both FHS teams are the defending state champions. Go Dawgs!!

Parent University at Owl Creek on March 13

Posted by Alan on March 10, 2010 8:20 AM | Filed in Events |

familypic4.pngOwl Creek School will host a "Parenting University" on Saturday, March 13, 2010. The event is from 9:30-12:00 with exhibits until 12:30. We will have a variety of seminars that will benefit any parent. Below you will find a tentative list of the workshops, exhibitors, and co-supporters\

  • Saving for College Presented by Arvest Bank
  • Saving Tips Presented by Arvest Bank
  • Resume and Interview Tips Presented by FirstStaff of Fayetteville
  • Internet Safety Presented by Fayetteville Police Department
  • Tax Talk Presented by H & R Block
  • Communication with your Child presented by Tracy Bratton of FPS
  • Partners in Literacy presented by JoAnne Pearcey of FPS
The rest of the list is available after the jump.

Join the Send-off for the Basketball Bulldogs!

Posted by Alan on March 9, 2010 4:08 PM | Filed in Events |

bulldog small.pngAll Bulldogs fans are encouraged to join the send-off of the Fayetteville High School boys and girls basketball teams, as they leave for Hot Springs and the state championship games. Both teams will be escorted from FHS at 7:30 am on Thursday, March 11. They will proceed west on Martin Luther King Blvd., turning left on to Razorback Road and then to I-540. Fans are encouraged to line Razorback Road, and signs are encouraged. This will be a repeat of the processional parade that took place last year, which was greatly appreciated by the teams.

The FHS boys team will play Conway for the 7A state championship at 7 pm on Friday, March 12, followed by the FHS girls, who will play North Little Rock for the 7A state championship at 8:45 pm. Both Bulldog teams are the defending state champions.

Go Dawgs!! Bring Home the Trophies, Back-to-Back!!

FPS Teams Qualify for State Competition

Posted by Alan on March 8, 2010 4:11 PM | Filed in News |

All-Thumbs-Up.png Four teams from the Fayetteville Public Schools competed well in the Northwest Regional Competition of the Odyssey of the Mind, held on March 6 at Woodland Jr. High.

The Holcomb Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in Division 1: Discovered Treasures Problem. The other FPS teams advancing to the state competition include Holt Middle School in Division II: Column Structure, FHS in Division III: Column Structure, and Ramay Jr. High in Division II: Food Court Problem.

The state competition will be held in Beebe, AR on April 10.

Congratulations to the teams and special thanks to Lindsey Asbury, Woodland GT teacher, for coordinating the regional competition!

FPS Students Win at Regional Art Show

Posted by Alan on March 8, 2010 12:42 PM | Filed in News | Comments (1)

Caffrey-art2.pngThe Fayetteville Public Schools did very well in the recent 2010 Northwest Regional Show and Competition with nine awards. (Click on the student name to see the artwork)

The artwork has been on display at the Fayetteville Public Library. The first place winners will go the state show at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock. The State Show will be on display from April 10 through May 31, 2010.

Congratulations to all these students for their excellent work!

McNair Students Fare Well at Art Competition

Posted by Alan on March 8, 2010 10:16 AM | Filed in News |

raccoon.pngCongratulations to McNair 6th graders Anna Schall, Noah Sarkin, and Morgan Branham for winning first place, honorable mention, and honorable mention respectively in the 11th Annual Celebration Art Competition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks. Their winning artwork will be on display at the Arts Center of the Ozarks until March 29th.

Click on the student's name to see the artwork.

AP Informational Meeting on March 16

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2010 9:15 AM | Filed in Events |

ap1.pngThe Fayetteville High School Advanced Placement (A.P.) department will host an A.P. Informational Night on Tuesday, March 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the FHS cafeteria.  Students, teachers, parents, and administrators will give an overview of the benefits of A.P. as well as answering specific questions about the programs offered at FHS.  All parents and students interested in learning more about A.P. are invited to attend.

Fundred Truck Coming to Leverett

Posted by Alan on March 4, 2010 10:50 AM | Filed in Events |

fundred.pngBe a part of the Fundred Dollar Bill Project, an artistic project connecting and collecting the voices of 3 million youths across the country. By creating artistic interpretations of 100 dollar bills, students will support the clean up of lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans.

The special Fundred Sous Terre armored truck that will take Fayetteville Fundreds to Washington D.C. will be at Leverett on Friday, March 12 at 2:00.

The engine has been retrofitted to run on waste vegetable oil ("WVO"). The truck is "refueling" on oil recycled from cafeteria and restaurant fry cookers collected by the official Fundred Collection Centers. The Sous Terre Armored Truck is painted with a "soil to grass" (brown to green) color scheme. Included in the detailing is the date of Hurricane Katrina rendered as the truck's serial number, to identify it as unique from other armored vehicles. The truck is just large enough to hold the estimated cargo of the 3 million Fundred Dollar Bills.

Students draw their own Fundred Dollar Bills --- original, hand-drawn interpretations of US $100 bills --- which we will deliver to Washington DC. Your Fundreds will be picked up by a special armored truck and presented to US Congress with a request for real funding to make safe lead polluted soil in New Orleans.

For more info: www.fundred.org

Math Help for FHS Students

Posted by Alan on March 3, 2010 1:55 PM | Filed in Miscellaneous |

Is math a puzzlemath_trouble.png? Come to Math Lab! Every day at lunch 12:10 to 12:35 in Room 3304. Need a math tutor? University of Arkansas students are here to help you on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 pm in Room 330.

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