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FHS Band to Install Razorback Seatbacks on Saturday

Posted by Alan on August 25, 2010 9:12 AM | Filed in Events |

MainPageSeatbacks.pngFayetteville High School Band members and band boosters will be installing seats at Razorback Stadium for the fall football season this Saturday, August 28, beginning at 7 a.m. through mid afternoon.   Some 6,500 seats will be installed on Saturday.  Another 3,500 seats are still available.  Over 100 workers are expected.

Gate 16 will be open to enter Razorback Stadium Saturday morning.

Season ticket holders can order seatbacks on-line at
www.razorbackseatback.com  or by calling 1-800-601-1920.

Band booster fund raisers help supplement the band's annual budget. The Fayetteville Band will be completing at several marching contests this fall, including the Greater St. Louis Marching Festival on October 23.  Forty eight bands participate in the festival and are judged by nationally recognized band directors from high schools, college band programs and from drum and bugle corps staffs. This is the 39th year for the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival.  This will be the FHS band's second appearance in the St. Louis contest.

Each student must raise $250 to cover travel costs to St. Louis.

For information on the band, visit the band's web site at

Fall Sports Spirit Night set for August 20

Posted by Alan on August 19, 2010 8:50 AM | Filed in Events |

cheer.pngFall Sports Spirit Night will feature teams and squads from Ramay Jr. High, Woodland Jr. High, and Fayetteville High School on Friday, August 20 at Harmon Field, beginning at 5 pm. Here is the schedule for the evening:

5:00-5:20-Woodland 8th graders scrimmage and are introduced during scrimmage

5:25-5:45-Ramay 8th graders scrimmage and are introduced during scrimmage

5:50-6:10-Woodland 9th graders scrimmage and are introduced during scrimmage

6:15-6:35-Ramay 9th graders scrimmage and are introduced during scrimmage

6:40-6:45-Ramay and Woodland 9th grade fall sport athletes are introduced (includes dance and cheer)--and run out of Bulldog

6:50-6:55-FHS principal Steve Jacoby and superintendent Vicki Thomas speak

6:55-7:00-FHS Choir Sings National Anthem

7:00-7:20-FHS fall sport athletes are introduced (including cheer, dance and Dawg Crew)--and run out through the Bulldog. Senior names are read as team runs out. Girls Soccer and Girls Track are announced and given state championship rings

7:25-7:30-FHS Band performs

7:35-7:40-FHS Cheer performs and then Cheer and FHS Dance teach chants

7:40-8:00-Bulldog Football goes through warm up and is introduced during this time

8:00-8:05-Bulldog head coach Daryl Patton speaks

8:05-Band, cheer and dance play as fans leave


Ground Broken for FHS Transformation

Posted by Alan on August 12, 2010 4:23 PM | Filed in News |

groundbreak1.pngThe official groundbreaking ceremony for the Fayetteville High School transformation took place today (August 12, 2010) on the site of the old Bates Elementary School playground. A large crowd gathered for the ceremony, which included the FHS Band and spirit squads.

Here are some of comments made by speakers at the ceremony:

Superintendent Vicki Thomas: "Thanks to the leadership and vision of the Fayetteville School Board, we were able to secure $45 million in low- to no-interest Qualified School Construction Bonds in addition to making $2.5 million in cuts from our budget in order to fund Phase 1 of this project and make it a reality for our students."

School Board President Susan Heil: "In a few short years time, the commitment that Fayetteville has to education will once again shine, and our purple pride will not only be for the Bulldogs that play here, but it will also be for the 21st century learning environment provided by our schools."

City of Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan: "Today when we shovel dirt, we don't just shovel dirt, we shovel hope for the next generation of children to come on, generation to generation."

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark: "This is a ceremony to say we believe in these students here behind us... Today we say when we turn this dirt, we believe in you.  It's also a symbol to say we believe in our future.  But beyond that, it's also a symbol of our home.  In economic development, as we talk about the growth of our city, clearly, every time we speak to the quality of our city, we point to our schools, and we use it as a symbol of our home, of the spirit that makes us who we are and the belief in what we will become."

Student representatives from every class in the school district (FHS Class of 2011 thru 2024) turned the first shovels of dirt with help from the school board members and local dignitaries.

Click the links below to see photos from the ceremony:

Supt. Thomas begins the program
Mayor Jordan speaks to the crowd
Steve Clark speaks to the crowd
Students ready to break ground

For more photos from the event, see our Facebook page.

Demolition Begins on the Bates Annex

Posted by Alan on August 10, 2010 3:22 PM | (Not Filed) |

Bates3.pngDemolition crews began the work of dismantling the Bates Annex to Fayetteville High School today, and work is progressing quickly. When the demolition is complete, work will begin on the transformation of Fayetteville High School Phase 1. Click here for more information on the FHS transformation project.

Click here for another photo from the demolition.

Bates Time Capsule Found!

Posted by Alan on August 9, 2010 10:09 AM | Filed in News | Comments (1)

Lorien2.pngA time capsule buried by students at Bates Elementary School in 2000 (the year Bates Elementary closed) was found today by our maintenance crew, following suggestions on its location from former Bates student Lorien Mowry. Mowry was a 5th grade student at Bates in 2000 and participated in the burial of the time capsule. The contents of the time capsule will be cleaned and placed on display later this week.

Click here for a larger version of the photo.

Athletic Passes & Tickets Available for 2010 Season

Posted by Alan on August 5, 2010 9:54 AM | Filed in News |

Bulldog Purple head.pngDon't forget to order your season passes and tickets for Fayetteville High School, Ramay Jr. High, and Woodland Jr. high athletic events. Click here for the order information.

The FHS Bulldog football team is selling their annual coupon booklet for $20. The booklet contains coupons worth $150. Contact any Bulldog player or email here to order one.

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