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July 2010 Archives

Demolition & Excavation Bids Approved for FHS Phase 1

Posted by Alan on July 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Filed in News |

bulldog-hardhat.pngThe Fayetteville School Board approved an amendment to the construction contract for Phase 1 of the Fayetteville High School project to begin demolition and site excavation.
Phil Jones of Nabholz Construction Services reported to the board on bids received for demolition and excavation work on Phase 1 of FHS. Ark Wrecking of Tulsa, OK was the low bidder for the demolition work, and Nabholz Excavation of Rogers was the low bidder for the site excavation work.
Next week, construction fencing will be erected on the site and the demolition contractor will begin preparations for the removal of the Bates Annex and other structures on the south end of the campus. Demolition work is scheduled to be completed within 4 weeks, after which time site excavation will commence.  

Elementary Re-Enrollment Week, August 2-6

Posted by Alan on July 27, 2010 1:28 PM | Filed in Events |

enrollment.pngRe-enrollment will take place in all elementary schools in the Fayetteville Public Schools prior to the start of school. Asbell & Happy Hollow have completed their re-enrollment, and all other Fayetteville elementary schools will hold re-enrollment August 2-6. This includes all kindergarten through fifth grade students, either returning or new.

The dates and re-enrollment are:

Monday, August 2, 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, August 3, 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, August 4, 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, August 5, 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, August 6, 8 am - Noon

ALL students must re-enroll and provide proof of residence (utility bill or rental agreement).

The purpose of re-enrollment is to make certain we have accurate information on every students, particularly in the event of an emergency. We greatly appreciate your cooperation!

Take the Sustainability Education Survey

Posted by Alan on July 16, 2010 2:44 PM | (Not Filed) |

The Stribling Sustainability Institute is seeking community input on education for sustainability to assist with the development of outreach activities and new credit and non-credit courses for students and businesses.  The surveys below will be open until September 17th to allow ample time for community members to complete them.  The first link is to a survey designed for workers in our community, and those recently employed.  The second survey is specifically for high school, college and graduate students studying in our area.

Community Survey

Student Survey

Jenny Post
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Northwest Arkansas Community College

Voter Registration Deadline August 23

Posted by Alan on July 15, 2010 1:12 PM | Filed in News |

vote.jpgMake sure you are registered to vote in the September 21 school election. The deadline to register is Monday, August 23. You may also pick up a voter registration form at our administrative offices at 1000 W. Stone Street.

For more information, here's a link to the Washington County Election Commission's website.

Early voting will begin in the Washington County Clerk's office on Tuesday, September 14. Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Preseason Soccer Skills Camp, August 9-12

Posted by Alan on July 13, 2010 8:50 AM | Filed in Events |

bulldog small.pngFayetteville High School Preseason Soccer Skills Camp
Monday, August 9 thru Thursday, August 12
6 pm to 8 pm
Asbell Soccer Fields

Younger soccer players, ages 5-11 (both boys & girls), can brush up on their soccer skills at this camps before they begin the fall soccer season. The staff will be made up of the 2010 state champion FHS Lady Bulldog soccer coaching staff and players and will focus on the technical development of players, including dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting and finishing, and overall comfort of possessing the ball. Players will end the week with a small tournament within their age group.

Click here for the camp application form.

Board Votes to Approve Phase 2 Financing Plan

Posted by Alan on July 9, 2010 9:41 AM | Filed in News |

fhs-view-small.pngThe Fayetteville Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve the administration's recommendation that Phase 2 of the Fayetteville High School transformation project be financed with $31,460,000 in zero-interest bonds and $19,540,000 in traditional bonds. To pay for the bonds, the district will ask for a 2.75 mill increase request be placed on the September 21 school election ballot.

Chief financial officer Dr. Lisa Morstad noted that the use of the zero-interest bonds and a financing plan will allow the district to save $29,000,000 in costs on the project. She added that the zero-interest bonds will mature in approximately fifteen years, instead of the traditional 30 years.

Architects Jim French and Marlon Blackwell explained the floorplan of Phase 2 to the Board, which will include almostly exclusively academic spaces. 

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