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February 2012 Archives

FPS Schools to Take Energy Challenge During March

Posted by Alan on February 29, 2012 10:36 AM | Filed in News |

energy-challenge.pngFPS schools will take the Energy Challenge during March to reduce electricity consumption.

Schools who take the Energy Challenge will work together to reduce electricity consumption over a four-week time period. Savings will be tracked during this time, but energy conservation will continue long after the results are announced!

The school's total electricity consumption for the month will be compared to a baseline established from three years of data. The school with the greatest percentage reduction will receive $1,000 to reinvest in an environmentally friendly school improvement or project. The second place school will receive $500. Winners will be announced at the annual Green Team Celebration in April 2012.

Questions? Contact:
Dana Smith, FPS Sustainability Coordinator

String Orchestra Classes to be Offered in Fall of 2012

Posted by Alan on February 28, 2012 2:31 PM | (Not Filed) |

violin.pngString Orchestra will be a new class offering beginning in the fall semester of 2012. It will be a one-year course that earns one fine arts credit and will be open sophomores, juniors and seniors. During this first year beginners may also take the class. Here is the course description:

551010 String Orchestra:
String Orchestra is a performance group open to students who have some beginning to advanced experience on the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Emphasis will be placed on improving orchestral and ensemble playing techniques. Students will be required to attend rehearsals and performance outside the regular school day and will have opportunities to play in regional and state contests.

String Orchestra will also be a new class offering at Woodland and Ramay Junior High Schools beginning fall semester of 2012. It will be a one-year course that earns one fine arts credit and will be open to beginning and experienced 8th and 9th grade students.

Students can register for String Orchestra during their CAP conferences on March 29-30 at FHS, Ramay, and Woodland.

FHS Library: Messages of Remembrance on Friday, March 2

Posted by Alan on February 28, 2012 8:26 AM | (Not Filed) |

library-road.pngAs part of the ongoing transformation of Fayetteville High School, the FHS Library will close on Friday, March 2 and begin the move to its temporary home in the GBR (Great Big Room). To commemorate the occasion, the library will hold a FHS Library: Messages of Remembrance on March 2. Students and staff are invited to drop by during the school day to leave a message of remembrance on the library walls. The public is invited to visit from 4 to 6 pm.

"Over the years many students and teachers have discovered that the library was more than just a place to check out books," said FHS librarian Cassandra Barnett.  "It's been a refuge, a place to explore new ideas, to experience great programming, meet with friends and much more.  We hope that former students and teachers will drop by and share their memories of what the FHS Library has meant to them."

FHS Choir Pancake Breakfast set for March 10 at Applebee's

Posted by Alan on February 27, 2012 5:17 PM | Filed in Events |

pancakes.pngDon't miss the FHS Choirs Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 8 am til 10 am at Applebee's in Fayetteville. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased from any FHS Choir member. 

Help FHS Student Council Collect Coupons for Families in Transition

Posted by Alan on February 27, 2012 5:12 PM | Filed in News |

stucocoupons.pngThe FHS Student Council is collecting coupons for the district's Families in Transition program, which helps less fortunate students and their families. Coupons will be collected each week at all FPS schools, and the Families in Transition team members will use them to shop for items for the Outback store. The students would like to gather coupons for:
  • razors (men and women)
  • body wash/soap
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • feminine hygiene products
  • toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • diapers
  • shaving cream
  • cleaning supplies (Brillo, Dawn, etc.)
  • body/face lotion
  • mouthwash
  • laundry detergent
  • Please send any coupons you have to school with your student. You may also mail them to
  • FHS Student Council Coupon Drive
  • 1001 W. Stone St.
  • Fayetteville, AR  72701
  • Questions? Email Anders Bandy.
  • Thanks for your help!

Citizenship Classes on Saturdays at the Fayetteville Public Library

Posted by Alan on February 27, 2012 3:07 PM | Filed in Events, News |

us-flag.pngFayetteville Adult & Community Education sponsors U.S. Citizenship classes on Saturdays from 10 am til noon at the Fayetteville Public Library. Call 444-3041 for more information. 

Ramay Students Mentor Asbell Kindergarteners in Reading

Posted by Alan on February 27, 2012 1:10 PM | Filed in News |

Asbellreader.pngRamay Jr. High students visited Asbell Elementary School this morning to help mentor kindergarten students in reading. Click here to see a slideshow from the visit. 

FHS Girls Take State Indoor Track Title, Boys Take Runnerup

Posted by Alan on February 27, 2012 8:47 AM | Filed in News |

girlstrack2.pngCongratulations to the FHS Lady Bulldog indoor track team for winning the 2012 Indoor State Track Championship on Saturday at the Tyson Track Center! Senior Sydney Conley led the Lady Bulldogs, winning four of the five events she entered. Click here to see a team photo just after the trophy presentation.

The FHS boys indoor track team also had a strong showing, finishing in 2nd place.

More Details on LIGHTS OUT: The Last Games in the Old FHS Gym

Posted by Alan on February 22, 2012 3:17 PM | Filed in News |

Lights Out.pngHere are a few more details on LIGHTS OUT: The Last Games in the Old FHS Gym on Friday, February 24:

  • A huge crowd is expected, so fans are encouraged to arrive early. All games (JV and varsity) will be played in the main gym.
  • Overflow seating will be available in the auxiliary gym, and the girls and boys varsity games will be broadcast live on big screens.
  • The main entrance of FHS (Bulldog Lobby) will be used to enter FHS for the games, instead of the entrances near the FHS gym lobby, to help crowd congestion in the gym lobby.
  • Every fan who pays admission on Friday night will be given a commemorative ticket, courtesy of 5 Star Sports Calendars.
  • After the conclusion of the boys varsity game, there will be a short intermission followed by a brief ceremony to commemorate the last night in the Old FHS Gym. At the end of the ceremony, everyone will leave the gym and go to a reception in the Auxiliary Gym.
  • Parking is available in UA lots 56 and 56D, ONLY after 5 pm. 

Slideshow from 2012 FPS Science & Engineering Fair

Posted by Alan on February 22, 2012 10:45 AM | Filed in News |

science fair.pngClick here to see the slideshow from the 2012 FPS Science & Engineering Fair, held at FHS on February 9.

Click here to see the list of winners.

FHS Senior Named Finalist in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Posted by Alan on February 21, 2012 10:33 AM | (Not Filed) |

Bethany_Sykes.pngFHS senior Bethany Sykes has been named as a finalist in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for Black American high school students from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Bethany is one of 1,300 finalists who will compete for scholarships that will be announced later this spring. Congratulations, Bethany!

Healthy Dinner on a Budget Family Cooking Class

Posted by Alan on February 17, 2012 3:32 PM | (Not Filed) |

Apple_seeds.pngApple Seeds, Inc. and Fayetteville Public Schools present: Celebrate Mardi-Gras "Healthy Dinner on a Budget" Family Cooking Class

WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd 2012 from 5:30-7:00 pm

WHERE:   Owl Creek School Cafeteria: 375 North Rupple Road  Fayetteville, AR 72704

DETAILS: Apple Seeds, Inc. in partnership with Fayetteville Public Schools and Feed Fayetteville will host a free cooking class for families of Owl Creek School and the surrounding community.  This class will be led by Chef Adam Simmons, a Culinary Arts instructor at NWACC and FPS Child Nutrition Director and David Lewis, Executive Chef and owner of Brick House Kitchen and Brick House Kafe. The Chefs will create a simple, healthy meal that is budget-friendly, healthy and festive for Mardi Gras. After the class, samples of the dinner will be served.  All participants will receive recipes and resources to help them prepare inexpensive, healthy meals at home.  

This cooking class is the second of its kind to be held at area schools this year.  The class is being funded by the 21st Century Grant received by Owl Creek School to fund after school programming.

All healthy cooking classes are open to the public.  Families and community members of Northwest Arkansas are encouraged to attend any or all of the classes offered.  Representatives of the media are welcome to attend.  

For more information contact:
Lucy Kagan, Apple Seeds Inc., 970-227-4068

Farm to School Lunches at 3 FPS Schools Next Week

Posted by Alan on February 17, 2012 2:58 PM | Filed in News |

breakfastkid.pngFPS Food Services is working with local farmers and organizations to provide a special Farm to School lunch to three elementary schools in February. Dates for the upcoming Farm to School lunches are as follows:

  • Wed., Feb. 22 - Asbell
  • Thurs., Feb. 23 - Leverett
  • Friday, Feb. 24 - Washington

The lunch menu on these days will feature locally sourced protein and produce, including chicken and winter squash.  Apple Seeds, Inc. and local farmer, Charity Lewis, will provide educational programming to students about healthy, local food before lunch each day.  The menu and programming will be very similar to what was offered in October at Happy Hollow, Owl Creek, and Butterfield.  You can read more about the October program in the feature story at this link.

Parents and volunteers will be invited to attend lunch on these days to serve as "lunch buddies" encouraging students to try the new foods.

These lunches are part of the larger Farm to School initiative in the district.  The district, in coordination with University of Arkansas horticulture professor Dr. Curt Rom, recently received a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant to test the feasibility of sourcing more food locally and regionally on a regular basis.  The program will implement a pilot purchasing program with local farmers for the summer feeding program at Owl Creek.

Owl Creek Clinic to be Featured in Ark. Dept. of Ed. Video

Posted by Alan on February 17, 2012 2:13 PM | Filed in News |


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, is traveling around the state visiting schools who have received school based health center (SBHC) funding to get first-hand experience of the school based health centers implemented in districts across the state. The ADE Communication Team is tagging along to get footage of the centers and firsthand knowledge of what district administrators, partners, staff, parents and students think about the center and how it can benefit the school and community.

The team will visit the FPS Wellness & Education Clinic later this semester. The video footage accumulated throughout the tour will be compiled into a 10 to 15 minute video. The video will be used at the local, state, and national level to promote Arkansas State funding for these centers, as well as to spotlight the school districts that are laying the groundwork in our state for implementing these types of centers.


This project is supported in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Health and funded by the Tobacco Excise Tax created by Act 180 of 2009. The intent is to spotlight what Arkansas is doing to increase preventative health screenings.


SBHCs provide access to:

Medical care

Mental health services

Dental care

Optical care

Health Prevention Education & Outreach

Assistance with enrollment for health care coverage


For Arkansas Children and Families!

Caver Receives AP Award from College Board

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2012 4:39 PM | Filed in News |

Rita Caver wall.pngFHS teacher Rita Caver received the 2012 Advanced Placement Award from the Southwest Region of the College Board at the association's recent convention in Little Rock. The southwest region includes Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Congratulations, Rita, on this well-deserved honor!

Click here for more info on the convention, which featured a number of participants from FPS!

March 10 SAT Exam Moved to Ramay Jr. High

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2012 2:26 PM | Filed in News |

The SAT exam that was scheduled for March 10 at FHS will now be held at Ramay Jr. High School due to the March Madness Speech Tournament at FHS that day.  Please enter Ramay using the main entrance and look for signs directing you to the assigned rooms.

LIGHTS OUT: The Last Games in the Old FHS Gym on February 24

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2012 1:43 PM | Filed in News |

Lights Out.png
  • LIGHTS OUT: Fayetteville High School will play its last basketball games in the old FHS Gym on Friday, February 24 against Springdale High School. The old gym will be demolished during Spring Break, and the new gymnasium (located on the southwest corner of the campus) will be ready for the 2012-13 season.

All varsity and junior varsity games will be played in the main gym on February 24. The auxiliary gym will be used to accommodate the crowd, and the TV broadcast of the girls and boys varsity games will be shown on big screens in the auxiliary gym.

The game schedule will be:
  • 4 pm: Jr. Varsity Girls
  • 5 pm: Jr. Varsity Boys
  • 6:15 pm: Varsity Girls
  • 7:45 pm: Varsity Boys

"We anticipate an overflow crowd," said athletic director Barry Gebhart, "and we encourage fans to get there early."

After the conclusion of the boys varsity game, a brief ceremony will be held to commemorate the last games, followed by a reception in the auxiliary gym.

"We want to invite all former Bulldog players, coaches, principals, administrators, cheerleaders, dance team members, managers, and anyone else who feels a connection to Bulldog basketball to join us on Friday night," said Gebhart. "It promises to be a very special night."

Winners in the 2012 FPS Science & Engineering Fair

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2012 1:05 PM | Filed in News |

science fair.pngHere are the winners from the 2012 Fayetteville Public Schools Science & Engineering Fair, held on February 9 at FHS: (note: not all prizes were awarded in all categories)

  • 1st Place: Termite Taste Test, Brock DeMark
  • 2nd Place: It's a Mane Thing, Hannah Rolle
  • 3rd Place: The Lifespan for Worms in Different Environmental Conditions, Becca Chenault    
  • Honorable Mention: Worms and the effect of Human Foods, Tamaira Huggins         
  • Honorable Mention: Of Mice and Energy, Sara Caroline Mills, Madeline Corbel
  • 1st Place: Does Color Affect Memory?, Aria Boorogeni
  • 2nd Place: Making it Memorable, Ben Kieklak
  • 3rd Place: Does Tempo Affect Feelings of Pleasure from Music?, Tuong Hoang
  • Honorable Mention: Palate vs. Palette, Tesakiah Harjo, Sam Doss, Sarah Leflar

  • Honorable Mention: Is That You Herb?, Kaley Todd

  • Honorable Mention: The DNA Barcoding of Fish, Michael Cobb

1st Place: How Does the Temperature of Butter Affect Air Bubbles in Cookies, Madelyn Freeman    
  • 1st Place: Theft at the Border: An Evaluation of Safeguards Against the Reading of RFID-Enabled PASS Cards, Michael Thompson

  • 2nd Place: How Clean is Our Water?, Joey Smith, Nicholas Page
  • 3rd Place: The Affects of Heavy Objects on Saturated Soil, Charlie Adams

  • Honorable Mention: Demonstrating the Benefits of Steam Powered Turbines, Sam Thomas

ENGINEERING: Electrical & Mechanical
  • 1st Place: Effect on Temperature of Cathode Ray in Response to Varied Current, Joshua Sadinsky
  • 1st Place: Potato Cannon Optimization, Grant Waller, Kyle Jung, Martin Harrison
  • Honorable Mention: Weight Capacity of the Trestle Bridge vs. the Suspension Bridge, Trent Woessner

ENGINEERING: Materials and Bioengineering
  • 1st Place: Laser-Induced "Stealth" of Nanoagents to Phagocytosis by Macrophages, Min Kim
  • 2nd Place: Gel Electrophoresus Gel Alternatives, Corbett Bassett
  • 3rd Place: Sound Proof per Rosser, Chase Turnbull
  • 3rd Place: Local Food Scales Calibration, Kaylin Dunn, Ashtyn Nilsen Ashtyn, Camille Hunt
  • Honorable Mention: Armobotz, Karla Banks

  • 2nd Place: Measuring the Effects of Radon Testing, Savannan Hadley

  • 2nd Place: Proving Arbelos Area, Sam Erickson
  • 3rd Place: Spidrons, Juan Barcenas

  • 1st Place: How Cerebral Hemisphere Dominance is Affected by Genetics, Spencer Cunningham
  • 1st place: Survival of Bacillus Cereus in Extremes of Cold Temperature, Emily Lorince
  • 2nd place: Antimicrobial Effect of Acid Solution on Bacterial Contamination of Chicken, Andrew Beers
  • Honorable Mention: Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink, Tanner Nock

  • Honorable Mention: Better Shredding, William Baledge

  • 1st Place: Plant Filtration, Sarah Norys
  • 2nd Place: Coffee Diet, Andie Bagwell
  • 3rd Place: The Effect of Earthworms on Plant Growth, Clay Taylor
  • Honorable Mention: Do Magnets Affect Plant Growth?, Joseph Richardson

Connotations Wins Yet Another National Award!

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2012 10:50 AM | Filed in News |

Connotation2011.pngConnotations, the award-winning student literary magazine at Fayetteville High School, has added yet another national award to its trophy case. The National Scholastic Press Association has named the twelve winners of the Pacemaker Award in the magazine division, and the 2011 edition of Connotations is among the winners!

Alex Bodishbaugh, Renwick Hudson, and Michelle Leatherby served as the editors-in-chief of the 2011 Connotations. Becky Cox is the faculty advisor.

Congratulations on adding another star to your crown!

5 Bus Routes to be Affected by Muddy Roads

Posted by Alan on February 13, 2012 2:58 PM | (Not Filed) |

buses.pngBus service will be limited on a few routes today and tomorrow morning, due to muddy roads:

School ID Limited bus service for areas/roads.
Happy Hollow JJ WC1099 Crestview Rd
Vandergriff AA Pug Gayer
Vandergriff BB Mayfield Rd; Edgewood; Hicks; Fire Tower; Hale; Mtn View/Trammel Mtn;
FHS/WJH FF Mayfield Rd; Edgewood; Hicks; Fire Tower; Mtn View/Trammel Mtn
FHS/WJH GG Pug Gayer

Holcomb 1st Grade Music Program on for 2 pm, Canceled for Tonight

Posted by Alan on February 13, 2012 10:56 AM | Filed in News |

The Holcomb Elementary School first grade program will be presented at 2:00 pm today.  However, we are canceling the 7:00 pm program tonight.  The 2:00 program will be videoed by Blue Horizon, and these CD's can be purchased for $20.00.

For questions call 527-3610.

Glass Slipper Prom Project Needs Your Help

Posted by Alan on February 10, 2012 9:25 AM | Filed in News |

cinderell-glass slipper45.pngGlitter Girls! It's that time of year! It's time to sign up to volunteer for, or donate to, the FHS Glass Slipper Prom Project! We are so excited about another season of helping to bring prom dreams true for EVERY young lady at FHS.

Please share this info with other glitter girls you know! This project serves young ladies in need at FHS and is 100% non-profit, self-sustaining and functions solely on donations.

  • March 10 (Saturday) 9 - 5 (experienced/trained/previous volunteers only, since 2010)
  • March 15th (Thurs) 4-7 (experienced/trained/previous volunteers only, since 2010)
  • March 31 (Saturday) 9-12, 2-5
  • April 12 (Thursday) 4-7
  • April 14 (Saturday) 9-12, 2-5
  • April 21 PROM DAY (Sat) Sparkle Saturday 9-?    (stylist, nail technicians, and make up artists needed)

If you are unable to work these dates into your schedule, we certainly understand and are always in need of donations - financial (for project operating costs), new or gently worn stylish formal wear, shoes, jewelry, accessories, clutches and evening bags, wraps, make up, personal hygiene items and new undergarments.

Please remember that for the confidentiality of our clients, volunteers must be at least 24 years of age. Volunteers may be asked to serve as personal shoppers, closet fairies, merchandising mavens, inventory ingenues,

Please contact Marian Riner or Shay Hopper to sign up!
Please visit out Facebook page for more info!

Donations can be dropped off at the front office of Woodland JHS between 9 am - 2 pm, c/o Shay Hopper.

17 FHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists, Most in Arkansas!

Posted by Alan on February 9, 2012 5:06 PM | Filed in News |

NatlMeritLogo.pngSeventeen FHS seniors have been selected as finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship competition, more than any other high school in Arkansas. The finalists are Andrew Bakewell, Emile Blouin, Erin Boss, Brandon Fross, Katherine Gea, Kaitlyn Hurbut, Andrew Kiser, Hunter Latourette, Macy Manning, Peter Montgomery, George Paulson, Carlin Purcell, Hyrum Richardson, Rob Rutherford, Tyler Steiner, Emily Webb, and Rachel Zweig.

Twenty-one seniors were selected as semifinalists, also the most of any Arkansas high school. Congratulations to these outstanding seniors!

Click here to see a slideshow of the finalists.

School Board Visits Butterfield Trail Elementary Archery Class

Posted by Alan on February 9, 2012 2:34 PM | Filed in News | Comments (1)

BTarcher.pngMembers of the Fayetteville Board of Education visited Butterfield Trail Elementary School this morning and watched one of the P.E. classes learning about and practicing archery. Click here to see a slideshow from the visit. 

3 FHS Students Named to Arkansas All-State Orchestra

Posted by Alan on February 9, 2012 11:48 AM | (Not Filed) |

Congrats to FHS All-State string students! Min Kim is the #1 violinist in Arkansas with Angela Wang right behind her as #2. Toni Li placed 11th in the first violin section as well.

FHS Juniors: Sign up for Boys & Girls State

Posted by Alan on February 9, 2012 11:44 AM | Filed in News |

Clinton-Kennedy.pngArkansas Girls and Boys State will be held May 27 through June 1. FHS juniors may sign-up in the College/Career Room through March 16. Information on this program is available at www.boysandgirlsstate.org

Owl Creek School Named Finalist for Shannon Wright Award

Posted by Alan on February 8, 2012 3:26 PM | Filed in News |

owlcreek.pngOwl Creek School has been named one of the finalists for the 2012 Shannon Wright Award from the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education. The Shannon Wright Award annually goes to the most exemplary middle school in Arkansas. An on-site evaluation team will visit Owl Cree in April, and the award winner is announced in May.

Congratulations, Owl Creek!

17 FHS Choir Members Named All-State

Posted by Alan on February 8, 2012 9:51 AM | (Not Filed) |


Congratulations to the 17 FHS choir members (plus 2 alternates) selected to the 2012 Arkansas All-State Choir:

Mixed Choir

  • Claudia Hall - 1st chair
  • Shelby Armstrong - 4th chair
  • Katherine Kroening - 18th chair
  • Ashley Cunningham - 1st chair
  • John Lawson - 20th chair
  • Taylor Barker - 16th chair
  • Michael Kamilos - 4th chair
  • Hyrum Richardson - 13th chair
  • Josh Parisi - 2nd chair
  • Charles Robinson - 7th chair


Women's Choir

  • Jamie Randall - 8th chair
  • Emily Beaver - 9th chair
  • Mary McWha - 25th chair
  • Maggie Harris - 25th chair
  • Erika Butler - alternate
  • Christine Tan - 11th chair

Men's Choir

  • Zane Harrod - 2nd chair (also made All-State Band!)
  • Dylan Roth - 5th chair (also made All-State Jazz Band!)

13 FHS Band Members Named All-State

Posted by Alan on February 8, 2012 9:45 AM | (Not Filed) |

fhs-band.pngCongratulations to the following FHS Band members who were selected to the 2012 Arkansas All-State Band:

  • Nicole McNabb - flute
  • Amanda Roberson - clarinet
  • Savannah Hadley - clarinet
  • Peter DeLong - clarinet
  • Brett Bonine - bass clarinet
  • Grace Thompson - bass clarinet (alt)
  • Dylan Roth - jazz band guitar
  • Hyrum Richardson - alto sax (alt)
  • Mitch Yeager - bari sax
  • Andrew Kaiser - french horn
  • Carter Harlan - percussion
  • Zane Harrod - percussion
  • Craig Smardo - percussion

McNair Middle School Again Named to Schools to Watch List

Posted by Alan on February 8, 2012 9:35 AM | Filed in News |

gold_star3.pngMcNair Middle School has been re-designated as a Arkansas Diamond School to Watch by the Arkansas Diamond Schools To Watch Commission. McNair was first named to the list in 2009.
Congratulations, McNair!

Click here for more information on the School to Watch program.

Advanced Placement Info Night Set for February 21

Posted by Alan on February 7, 2012 1:45 PM | Filed in Events |

ap1.pngAdvanced Placement Information Night will be held on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the FHS Cafeteria. Students in grades 9-11 (and their parents or guardians) who are interested in learning more about the Advanced Placement offerings at FHS are invited to attend.

State Champion FHS Cheer Team Honored at Pep Rally

Posted by Alan on February 7, 2012 1:10 PM | (Not Filed) |

FHS-cheertrophy.pngThe 2011 7A state champion FHS Cheer team was honored today at a pep rally at FHS. Members of the cast of the Broadway show "Bring It On," which opens tonight at the Walton Arts Center, also attended and spoke at the pep rally.

Click here
to see a slideshow from the event.

Kindergarten Registration for 2012-13 School Year Begins March 29

Posted by Alan on February 6, 2012 3:30 PM | (Not Filed) |

kindergarten.pngKindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year will begin at all Fayetteville School District elementary schools on Thursday, March 29 from 8 am until 6 pm. To register your child for kindergarten in the 2012-13 school year, your child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2012.

To enroll your child for kindergarten, please bring the following items to the school:
  • proof of immunization (immunization record)
  • child's social security number
  • proof of residence (utility bill or rental agreement)
  • proof of age (birth certificate)
  • proof of a physical examination
If you do not know which elementary school your child should attend, please contact our administrative office at 444-3000 or our transportation department at 444-3095.

FHS Debate Continues Strong Performances

Posted by Alan on February 6, 2012 10:52 AM | Filed in News |

FHS-Debate.pngThe FHS Debate/Forensics students continue to excel and to finish in the top tiers of competition at every tournament.  Below are their latest tournament accomplishments at Searcy Lion's Pride Debate/Forensics Tournament, where FHS won 1st place in the sweepstakes.

FHS will host the annual "March Madness" tournament on March 9-10 and compete in the inaugural Arkansas National Forensic League District tournament at Rogers Heritage on March 30-31.  Many FHS students already qualified for our Arkansas Theatre and Communication Arts Association's Tournament of Champions to be held at Cabot High School on April 20-21.

First Place Winners:

  • Tim Dahms/Austin Ross- 1st Varsity Debate Team
  • Ty Dunn - 1st Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Aaron Gibson - 1stVarsity Debate Speaker
  • Ben Heil - 1st Novice Debate Speaker [his 1st time debating!]
  • Katelyn Page - 1st Original Oratory
  • Austin Ross/Morgan Vesper - 1st Improvised Duet Acting
  • Courtney Ulrich/Morgan Vesper - 1st Duet Acting

FHS Varsity Debaters closed out their division:
  • 1st - Tim Dahms/Austin Ross
  • 2nd - Aaron Gibson/Taylor Shelton
  • 3rd - Ty Dunn/Matthew Wang
  • 3rd - Madeleine Hogue/Andrea Kim

FHS Novice Debaters were 5 of the 8 teams advancing to Quarterfinals:
  • 2nd - Mitchell Fenex/Adam Ferrior
  • 3rd - Avery Edge/Carson Griggs
  • 4th -  Lauren Brady/Ben Heil
  • 4th - Mallory Fox/Hannah Smith
  • 4th - Aaron Koch/Derek Shadrick

FHS had all Varsity Debate Speaker winners:
  • 1st - Aaron Gibson
  • 2nd - Tim Dahms
  • 3rd - Matthew Wang
  • 4th - Jonathan Main
  • 5th - Austin Ross
  • 6th - Ty Dunn

FHS had all but 1 Novice Debate Speaker winners:
    1st - Ben Heil
    3rd - Adam Ferrior
    4th - Aaron Koch
    5th - Mallory Fox
    6th - Mario Guerrero

Other Individual Events Winners:
  • 2nd - Aaron Gibson/Taylor Shelton in Improvised Duet Acting
  • 3rd -  Taylor Hogue in Extemporaneous Speaking
  • 3rd - Courtney Ulrich in Poetry Interpetation
  • Finalists:  Tim Dahms - Extemporaneous Speaking, Natasha Raezer - Extemporaneous Speaking, Madeleine Hogue/Savannah Raines - Improvised Duet Acting, Morgan Vesper - Humorous/Dramatic Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking - Carson Griggs, Ben Heil, Jonathan Main, Sierra Matlock, Derek Shadrick
  • Prose:  Katelyn Page
  • Storytelling:  Courtney Ulrich

Complete List