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November 2011 Archives

Football Playoff Game Admission

Posted by Alan on November 10, 2011 2:38 PM | Filed in News |

Bulldog Purple head.pngPer Arkansas Activity Association rules, admission is $6 for both student and adult general admission to the football playoff game between Fayetteville High School and Little Rock Catholic High on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm at Harmon Field . ONLY AAA PASSES WILL BE HONORED. NO SEASON PASSES, STUDENT/ ATHLETIC PASSES, ETC., WILL BE HONORED.
Reserved Seating will be honored for Reserved Seating ticket holders, but you must first purchase a $6 general admission ticket.

School Board Visits Washington Elem. for Breakfast, Library Tour

Posted by Alan on November 10, 2011 11:42 AM | Filed in News |

school board Wash visit.pngThe Fayetteville Board of Education and superintendent Vicki Thomas visited Washington Elementary School today to have breakfast with the students and tour the newly renovated library.

Click here to see photos from the visit.

FHS Senior Makes Highest Score Possible on ACT Exam

Posted by Alan on November 9, 2011 10:19 AM | Filed in News |

MANNING.MACY.pngFayetteville High School senior Macy Manning made the highest score possible (36) on the ACT Exam she took earlier this year. Manning joins the 704 students in the U.S. who made the top score out of the 1,623,112 students who took the exam.

Manning credits her preparation in helping her achieve a score of 36 on her latest ACT exam. She scored a 34 on her previous attempt, and she spent numerous hours reviewing material in the areas where she missed questions to prepare for her next attempt.

Manning has enjoyed a stellar academic career at FHS. She was named a 2012 National Merit Semifinalist in September, and she is currently ranked #1 in her class.

Manning has applied to Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, Rice, and Princeton Universities.

Congratulations, Macy!

FHS Baseball Again Selling Holiday Hams

Posted by Alan on November 8, 2011 3:44 PM | (Not Filed) |

ham.pngFHS Baseball is selling Tyson Spiral Cut Hams in time for holiday delivery! The hams are premium quality, hickory smoked, sliced to the bone, and include a glaze packet.
  • 9 lb average weight per ham.
  • Price:  $35
  • Orders due:  Nov 29, 2011
  • Delivery date:  Dec. 16, 2011
If you are interested in ordering, please email order to: pmhop17@aol.com
Please include the following:
  • Name
  • contact phone number
  • quantity

FHS TV Takes 2nd in Drury University VidCon Competition

Posted by Alan on November 8, 2011 1:20 PM | Filed in News |

baddog.pngFHS-TV finished second in the 2011 VidCon Broadcasting Conference hosted by Drury University on November 5 in Springfield, MO. Twenty-six FHS students created an entire news show in 72 hours using story ideas assigned by the contest. Twenty high schools entered the competition.

Rachael England won 1st place honors in Broadcast News. FHS students have won this competition the last four years.

Also, FHS-TV has been invited to attend the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum on Friday, November 11. FHS seniors Dalton Williams and Rachael England will cover the event for FHS-TV.

Tickets on Sale for 7th Annual FHS Choirs Madrigal Feast

Posted by Alan on November 7, 2011 5:08 PM | Filed in News |

Madrigal_7.pngTickets for the 7th Annual Madrigal Feast, presented by the Fayetteville High School Choirs, are now on sale.  Performance dates are December 8, 9 & 10, in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by November 30. The evening includes dinner (salad, ham, potatoes, carrots, bread, dessert), singing and dancing. 

For tickets, please contact an FHS choir member or email.

McNair Middle School Recognized as Higher Performing School by NCEA

Posted by Alan on November 7, 2011 4:46 PM | Filed in News |

gold_star3.pngThe National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., has named McNair Middle School to the 2011 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List.

The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's advanced performance results on the spring 2010 Arkansas ABE (Augmented Benchmark Examinations). NCEA's higher performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district. 

FHS Wind Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall on Nov. 22

Posted by Alan on November 7, 2011 9:44 AM | Filed in Events |

Carnegie_Hall_1_PHOTO.pngThe Fayetteville High School Wind Ensemble has been invited to participate in the 2011 Youth Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Tuesday, November 22. The FHS Band will be joined by high school ensembles from Cupertino, CA and Succasunna, NJ. Click here to see a poster for the event.

The FHS band will play a pre-Carnegie Hall performance on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Springdale High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free!

The FHS Band will also march in the Channel 6 ABC 96th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. 

Ark. Dept. of Ed. to Hold Public Meetings Around Arkansas

Posted by Alan on November 4, 2011 10:23 AM | Filed in Events |

ADE_seal.pngArkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell encourages anyone interested in the state's new teacher evaluation law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to attend five public informational meetings throughout the state.
The meetings will focus on:
-- Act 1209 of 2011.  This law creates a teacher evaluation system for Arkansas's public schools.  The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is seeking input from administrators, teachers, and other stakeholders as the rules for implementing the law are crafted.
-- The state's NCLB waiver.  This is state's pending flexibility request regarding the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), or what is commonly referred to as NCLB.  The U.S. Department of Education has offered states the opportunity to apply for waivers from some of the act's requirements in exchange for innovative plans to raise achievement levels.  ADE is seeking input from educators and the community about how to tailor this request.
ADE staff will be on hand at each meeting to provide information and to gather feedback.
The schedule for the meetings is as follows:
Northwest Arkansas
Monday, Nov. 21
Alma Middle School Cafeteria
706 Hwy. 64 East

Southwest Arkansas
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Henderson State University
Lecture Hall - Garrison Activities Center
1100 Henderson Street
Southeast Arkansas
Thursday, Dec. 1
Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative
1022 Scogin Drive
Northeast Arkansas
Monday, Dec. 5
Arkansas State University
Student Union Auditorium
101 N. Caraway Rd.
Central Arkansas
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Maumelle High School
Lecture Hall
100 Victory Lane

There will be two sessions each day.  The first session will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The second will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Content will be the same for each session.  The evening session is being offered for those unable to attend the earlier session.

FHS Cheer Team Wins Bulldog Cheer Competition

Posted by Alan on November 1, 2011 2:01 PM | Filed in News |

cheer.pngThe defending state champion Fayetteville High School Cheer team hosted the 1st Annual Bulldog Cheer Competition on October 29 at the FHS Gym. Eighteen teams participated in the competition, and the FHS team won the Grand Champion Award.

Click here to see a photo of the team from the competition.

Congrats to the FHS Cheer Team!

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