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August 2011 Archives

Making School Breakfast Healthier

Posted by Alan on August 29, 2011 2:53 PM | Filed in News |

breakfastkid.pngBeginning September 6, the dining halls of the Fayetteville Public Schools will no longer offer chocolate milk with breakfast. This decision was made after much consideration.  It is widely accepted that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If we can help your student concentrate better in class each day by eliminating a significant amount of sugar from his or her school breakfast, we think it is well worth it.

Chocolate milk will still be available for students with their lunch meal.

Please feel free to email Adam Simmons, our director of Child Nutrition, with any questions or concerns.



Take Our Online Customer Service Survey

Posted by Alan on August 26, 2011 3:34 PM | (Not Filed) |

onlinesurvey.pngWe rely on your feedback to help us continually improve our customer service and communication. Our goal is to interact with our parents and the community through open communication to create a climate in our schools that says "Welcome!"

Please take a few moments to complete our online survey by clicking here. The survey will be available through September 30. Thanks!

Honoring Our Heroes: Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor Inductees, 1997-2010

Posted by Alan on August 24, 2011 4:26 PM | (Not Filed) |

hero.pngHope you have your tickets purchased for the 2011 Hall of Honor induction ceremonies on September 29. Click here for more information on tickets.

The Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor Album includes the photos and bios of all of the members of the Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor from its inception in 1997 to the class of 2010. If you need some inspiration today, read through the bios of these outstanding individuals. Click here to view the album.

Subscribe to the award-winning FHS Register student newspaper

Posted by Alan on August 24, 2011 8:50 AM | Filed in News |

The_Register.pngFayetteville High School's award-winning student newspaper, Register, is offering subscriptions this year. Subscriptions are $15 for 8 issues. We publish each month except January.

To subscribe, please contact the student newspaper subscription manager, Christine Tan, at 626-278-0669, OR e-mail newspaper adviser Geniece Yates at geniece.yates@fayar.net

New Instructional Technology Resource for Students and Teachers

Posted by Alan on August 23, 2011 9:13 AM | Filed in News |

safari_montage_splash_top.pngSAFARI Montage provides our schools with a comprehensive solution for digital media and visual instruction needs for students, faculty and staff.  The SAFARI Montage system comes preloaded with educational video titles that have been selected for their direct application to the curriculum from the finest educational publishers in the world; the titles included are from the series that teachers use, love and respect. 

In addition, this resource may be accessed from home, allowing teachers to do lesson planning from home after school, students to access content from home for review and reinforcement, and homebound students to view content being shown in class. 

Training will be provided by building Technology Integration Specialists soon!

FHS Coach Jessica Phelan Named to UA Sports Hall of Honor!

Posted by Alan on August 22, 2011 9:28 AM | Filed in News |

slideshow_JessicaField.pngCongratulations to FHS volleyball coach Jessica Phelan for being named as one of the 2011 inductees into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor! Jessica was an All-American for the volleyball Razorbacks in 1997, and she posted numbers in the Arkansas record book that are still among the best in the program's history.

Jessica and the other honorees will be inducted on Friday, September 2 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Click here for the news release on Jessica from the University of Arkansas.

Congratulations, Jessica!

Don't Miss the Uptown Reunion and 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Alan on August 19, 2011 12:18 PM | (Not Filed) |

uptown-2.pngAll former students, teachers and friends of Uptown School, Pitstop, and The Factory are invited to the Uptown Reunion & 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 4 pm at Veterans Park at Lake Fayetteville.

Please bring drinks, snacks, and finger food to share. Lawn chairs are welcome.

For more information, contact:
Martha Agee    442-9143
Tom Triplett    973-8652
Joel Henderson    445-1231
Bettie Lu Lancaster    521-4069
Denice Nelson    530-2241

Uptown School was founded in 1972 by Dr. Carmen Lierly and Martha Agee, along with FPS district administrators, Uptown School is the longest continually operating alternative school in Arkansas and probably the region.

Join us for the dedication of the new Happy Hollow Elementary School!

Posted by Alan on August 19, 2011 9:06 AM | Filed in Events |

HappyHollowENTRY.pngWe hope you will join us for the dedication of the new Happy Hollow Elementary School on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. The new school is located at 2175 E. Peppervine Drive (located off Crossover Road/Hwy. 265). The brief ceremony will be followed by a reception and tours of the beautiful new school.

Click here to see the dedication invitation. Click here to see a larger version of the new school photo at left. Click here to see a panoramic photo of the new Happy Hollow.

Check out the New TV and Multimedia Services Web Page

Posted by Alan on August 18, 2011 11:05 AM | Filed in News |

FPSTV.pngWe have revamped our TV and Multimedia Services web site to provide complete information about our programming and to link to all of the district videos that we currently run on Channel 217.  The web and Channel 217 (and U-verse 99) should now mirror each other.

Now, when you click on the FPS TV logo at the bottom right of our web site, you will be taken to a new page that contains links to our program lineup (now categorized by Academics, Bulldog TV, FHS Film, School Board, School Events, and Sports), live streaming, our mobile production bus, and external links to other educational programming.

Polling Places for School Election on September 20

Posted by Alan on August 16, 2011 10:32 AM | Filed in News |

vote.jpgHere are the polling places for the annual school election that will be held on Tuesday, September 20. The only contested race for the school board on the ballot is for the Zone 1 position. Steve Percival currently holds that seat and is seeking re-election. He is being challenged by Jim McGinty.

Jim Halsell currently holds the At Large Seat 1, and he is unopposed in seeking re-election.

Zone 1 Polling Places:                                                        Precinct
Dwelling Place ( N. Porter Rd)                                              Fay 22
Northeast Baptist (Oakland-Zion Rd)                                    Fay 28, *Fay 39, * Prairie TWP-1-A
St. John's Lutheran Church (Township & Crossover)           Fay 19
Trinity Fellowship  (Rolling Hills Drive)                                  Fay 06, Fay 30*
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5:  All Remaining Fayetteville School Precincts will vote at Trinity Fellowship Church for the At-Large Seat 1 (Uncontested).

Thanks for the Door Prizes for New Teachers

Posted by Alan on August 4, 2011 4:38 PM | Filed in News |

thank_you.pngA special thank you goes to the following list of local businesses and organizations that donated a door prize for a New Teacher Orientation. It was a great way to welcome our new teachers to Fayetteville and demonstrate how supportive our community is of its teachers. Thanks go to

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bfit-Pilates
  • Catfish Hole
  • City of Fayetteville
  • Clinton House Museum
  • Comet Cleaners
  • Eureka Pizza
  • FPS Athletic Department
  • FPS Fitness Center
  • Fitness 4-Less
  • Flora Florist
  • Four Season Cleaners
  • Friday's
  • Greenhouse Grille
  • Impressions
  • King Pizza
  • Mermaid's
  • Natural Nails
  • Office Depot
  • Penguin Ed's Barbecue
  • Premiere Tanning
  • Richard's Meat Market
  • Robert James Salon
  • Scholastic Books
  • Stone Mill Bakery
  • US Pizza
  • Walton Arts Center
The orientation was a big success, and the door prizes made the day even more fun. Thanks, again!

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