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May 2010 Archives

Steve Jacoby Approved as New FHS Principal

Posted by Alan on May 27, 2010 5:48 PM | Filed in News | Comments (4)

Steve_Jacoby.pngThe Fayetteville Board of Education has approved the hiring of Steve Jacoby as Fayetteville High School principal, beginning July 1, 2010.

Jacoby is currently the assistant principal at Rogers Heritage High School. He has also served as principal at Bentonville High School and James Martin High School in Arlington, TX.

Welcome, Steve Jacoby!

Connie_Crisp.pngFayetteville High School teacher Connie Crisp has been named the 2010 K-12 Educator of the Year by the Arkansas Sierra Club. Crisp coordinates the Green Teams for the Fayetteville School District where students get hands-on experience in reducing environmental impact, recycling, and sustainability.

In making the award, the Arkansas Sierra Club said, "Through her efforts, she has the potential to touch literally every student in the district with education and programs that promote environmental protection." Congratulations, Connie!

2 FHS Students Win AETN Filmmaker Scholarships

Posted by Alan on May 27, 2010 9:23 AM | Filed in News |

student-filmmaking.pngThe Arkansas Educational Television Network and the THEA Foundation have announced winners in the "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase" scholarship competition for high school seniors.

"Student Selects" is an annual event that grants these future filmmakers from kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming on www.aetn.org and screening at the Little Rock Film Festival.

New to the competition this year are four $2,500 scholarships, funded by the THEA Foundation, which have been awarded to graduating seniors in the following categories: screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing.

Winners of the 2010 "Student Selects" scholarship competition are:
Screenwriting: Tanner Smith, Manila High School, "Specter."

Directing: Landry Parks Harlan, Fayetteville High School, "Outside the Lines."
Cinematography: Sean Cannon, Searcy High School, "Small Town."

Editing: William Michael Sharp, Fayetteville High School, "Outside the Lines."

FHS Spring Football Scrimmage on Friday

Posted by Alan on May 26, 2010 10:22 AM | Filed in Events |


When: Friday, May 28th 5:30 - 7:30
Where: Harmon Field

Donations gladly accepted!!

Passing Competition Begins at 6:10
Kicking Competition Begins at 6:55


Bevy of Awards for FHS Lit Mag, Connotations

Posted by Alan on May 26, 2010 9:32 AM | Filed in News |

connotations2010.pngConnotations, the nationally-known, award-winning literary magazine at Fayetteville High School has completed another banner year. Connotations has been entered into the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association Hall of Fame.  This is a new award for publications that are awarded All Arkansas for the last three of a four-year time period.  The magazine also won All American from National Scholastic Press, All Southern from Southern Interscholastic Press, Excellent from National Council of Teachers of English, and Gold Medalist from Columbia Press.

Congratulations another terrific year!

FHS Grads Named UA Honors College Fellows

Posted by Alan on May 24, 2010 3:34 PM | Filed in News |

UA_Logo_large.pngEight members of the Fayetteville High School Class of 2010 have been named as Honor College Fellows by the University of Arkansas. The FHS students are Peyton Baker, Savannah Clay, Kelsey Ferguson, Mary Guthrie, Andrea Love, Jordan Molesso, Yulong Su, and Rachel Yeager. Each student will receive a fellowship totaling $50,000 over four years to cover tuition, room and board, as well as the cost of books and a computer. The funds can also be combined with Honors College research and study abroad grants to broaden educational opportunities.

Click here for the official news release from the UA.

Haydar Named Bodenhamer Fellow

Posted by Alan on May 20, 2010 10:20 AM | Filed in News |

UA_Logo_large.pngFHS senior Kikko Haydar has been awarded a Bodenhamer Fellowship to the University of Arkansas. Haydar was one of six seniors to receive the prestigious award, which includes up to $50,000 for four years of study at the University.

Click here to read the news release from the UA.

Congratulations, Kikko!

Former FPS Educator Dies

Posted by Alan on May 18, 2010 4:24 PM | (Not Filed) | Comments (1)

Dr. Carmen Lierly, who served the Fayetteville Public Schools as a teacher, principal at Woodland Jr. High School, and as the founder of Uptown School (1972), passed away on May 17, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 21 at Central Baptist Church in Fayetteville at 11 am.

Click here to read Dr. Lierly's obituary.

2010 Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year

Posted by Alan on May 14, 2010 12:32 PM | (Not Filed) |

bulldog small.pngFayetteville High School junior Anne Mitchell has been named the 2010 Gatorade Arkansas Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Mitchell was a key player on the 2010 Lady Bulldog soccer team that won the 2010 7A state championship on May 8.

Click here to see the news release from Gatorade.

Congratulations, Anne!

Online System for School Meals Info Closed

Posted by Alan on May 12, 2010 12:35 PM | Filed in News |

large_lunchkids.pngDue to upgrades we are making to the online payment system for school meals, the system will be down through the end of the current school year. We regret any inconvenience that may this cause. Please send all deposits for school meals with your child to school, and call the food service manager at your school for any account balance information.

We are excited about the changes to the online system, which will make it much easier for parents and our staff members to use the system next year. Thanks!

2nd Annual FHS Parade of Champions

Posted by Alan on May 11, 2010 11:28 AM | Filed in Events |

Champs_parade.pngFayetteville High School will hold the 2nd Annual Parade of Champions on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 pm. The parade will feature all of the academic, athletic, and fine arts champions from the current school year and will end at the Fayetteville Square.

Let's line the streets to thanks  2009-10 champions!

FHS to Offer FREE College Prep Program

Posted by Alan on May 10, 2010 4:40 PM | Filed in Events |


Fayetteville High School is conducting a free college preparatory enrichment program (CPEP) for our area beginning June 15th at Fayetteville High School from 8:00 am until noon, four days a week for five weeks.  This course is designed to help students raise their ACT scores above the remediation level or possibly into the scholarship range.  This intensive course will focus on the math, english, science reasoning, reading and test taking techniques for the college entrance exam, ACT.  Several full length timed practice tests will also administered.  Current juniors and seniors of Fayetteville, Greenland, West Fork, Huntsville, and Elkins High School are encouraged to apply for enrollment.

By raising their scores above the remediation level (19) students will save time and money in college by eliminating the need to take remediation courses that provide no college credit.  With satisfactory completion of this course, students may take a FREE ACT exam on July 17th, 2010.

Eligible students may enroll on a first-served basis by calling Dawn Norman at Fayetteville High School 445-1173 for an enrollment form.  Forms are also available in the counseling offices of Fayetteville, Greenland, West Fork, Huntsville, and Elkins High Schools.  The deadline to sign up will be May 27th, 2010.  The first meeting for CPEP classes will be in the FHS library at 8:00 am, June 15th.


FHS Lady Bulldogs Win State Soccer Title

Posted by Alan on May 10, 2010 9:51 AM | Filed in News |

bulldog small.pngThe Fayetteville High School Lady Bulldog soccer team won the 2010 7A state championship on Saturday, May 8 by defeating the Bentonville Lady Tigers in double overtime. The Lady Bulldogs won 9-8 on penalty kicks.

Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs!!

FHS AP Scholars Honored at Luncheon

Posted by Alan on May 7, 2010 3:36 PM | Filed in News | Comments (1)

AP Cake.pngThe 2009 FHS Advanced Placement Scholar seniors were honored at a luncheon on April 22. FHS had 185 Scholars in 2009, including 91 seniors in the class of 2010. The seniors were treated to lunch and cake, as well as cash awards for their performance on the AP exams.

Click here to read the news release on the FHS AP Scholars.

Click on the links below to see photos of the AP Scholars Luncheon:

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Fayetteville Job Fair on Friday, May 7

Posted by Alan on May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Filed in Events |

jobfair.pngThe Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Fayetteville School District are pleased to host the Fayetteville Job Fair.

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Fayetteville High School students
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Open to the public
Clarion Inn • 1255 S. Shiloh, Fayetteville

This event provides an opportunity for area employers to meet with job seekers in Fayetteville and the surrounding communities in Northwest Arkansas.

Employers: If you are hiring, call and reserve a FREE booth. A table and 2 chairs will be provided. Lunch on your own.

Contact Curtis Northcutt or Chung Tan for more information:
479-521-1710 • ctan@fayettevillear.com

Paraprofessionals Help Unlock Student Potential

Posted by Alan on May 4, 2010 8:28 AM | Filed in Feature Stories |

Check out the latest Feature Story on the district website, this time written by Zach Stolz, the entertainment editor of the FHS Register student newspaper. Click here to read the story.

Architects Present Updated Design for FHS

Posted by Alan on May 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Filed in News |

fhs_design.pngArchitects from Hight-Jackson, DLR Group, and Marlon Blackwell presented the updated design for Fayetteville High School during a special school board workshop today.

Click here to see their presentation.

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