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April 2012 Archives

2 FHS Seniors Named to Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

Posted by Alan on April 30, 2012 11:18 AM | Filed in News |

MANNING MACYblog.pngMONTGOMERY.PETER copy.pngFHS Seniors Macy Manning and Peter Montgomery have been named to the Arkansas Times' 2012 Academic All-Star Team, which highlights the accomplishments of the top 20 high school seniors in the state.

Click here to see the feature story in Arkansas Times.


Check out the 2nd Annual FHS Lip Dub

Posted by Alan on April 27, 2012 4:09 PM | (Not Filed) |

lipdub.pngFayetteville High School students created their 2nd annual Lip Dub on Wednesday, April 25, involving almost the entire student body. FHSTV staged the Lip Dub, using the Hall & Oates classic "You Make My Dreams Come True" as the music bed, as well as the theme.

Click here to see it on YouTube.

Elementary Enrollment Weeks for 2012-13 School Year

Posted by Alan on April 27, 2012 3:22 PM | Filed in Events |

enrollment.pngElementary Enrollment Week for the 2012-13 school year will be held at all FPS elementary schools that use the regular district calendar from Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 3. This includes all kindergarten through fifth grade students, both new and returning students. Hours will be
Tuesday, July 31: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 2: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Friday, August 3: 8 am - Noon

Enrollment Week for Asbell and Happy Hollow Elementary Schools will be held from July 24-27. Hours will be
  • Tuesday, July 24: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday, July 25: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday, July 26: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Friday, July 27: 8 am - noon

Click here for the Enrollment Packet. Please bring proof of residence with you (gas/water/electric bill or lease agreement).

Pieces of the Old FHS Gym Floor Available for Sale

Posted by Alan on April 27, 2012 2:58 PM | Filed in News |

Lights Out.pngPieces of varying sizes from the old FHS Gym floor for now for sale. If you are interested, please come by the FPS Athletic Offices during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5). Pieces will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

The floor has been divided in two categories:
  • Strips of wood with any purple on it. This wood is approximately 1.5 inches wide and varies in length from a couple of inches to about 15 inches. These pieces are $30.
  • Strips of wood without purple, similar to above but without purple are marked at $20.

For more information call Linda at 479.973.8683.

Sign up for the FHS Bulldog Summer Tennis Camp

Posted by Alan on April 27, 2012 1:49 PM | Filed in Events |

tennis balls.pngFHS tennis coach Darin Phelan and the FHS Bulldog tennis team will hold the 2012 Bulldog Summer Tennis Camp on June 11-14 at the newly completed Asbell Tennis Center. The camp is open to students entering grades 3-8 and is for both beginners and advanced players wanting to improve their game.

Click here to register online.

FHS Leads State Again In AP Scholars

Posted by Alan on April 26, 2012 1:52 PM | Filed in News |

AP Scholars.pngFayetteville High School is once again the top high school in Arkansas in Advanced Placement Scholars. Two hundred and twenty one FHS students achieved AP Scholar status on the 2011 exams, including the following current FHS students:

SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION: Connor Ahrendsen, Sami Belford, Emile Blouin, Serena Caffrey, Timothy Dahms, Alex Freeman, Joel Freeman, Kathy Gea, Andrew Kaiser, Hunter LaTourette, Abigail Lee, Macy Manning, Nicole McNabb, Peter Montgomery, Mark Owens, George Paulson, Ryan Pinter, Carlin Purcell, Hyrum Richardson, Austin Ross, Rob Rutherford, Tyler Steiner, Emily Webb, Helen Zhang, and Rachel Zweig.

SCHOLARS WITH HONOR: Forest Agee, Meg Austin, Andrew Bakewell, Emily Beaver, Erin Boss, Tim Cavell, Ashley Cunningham, Colin Devine, Ryann Flippo, Brandon Fross, Aaron Gibson, Madison Harper, Austin Hayes, Tyler Ho, Kaitlyn Hurlbut, Kyle Lawrence, Stephanie Long, Cody McAbee, Matt McEver, Will McEver, Will McIntyre, Madison Pitts, Kaylee Scott, Ezra Smith, Harrison Smith, Bethany Sykes, Stephen Thoma, Nathan Varady, Hannah Weber, and Ian Wicks.

SCHOLARS: Shannon Airola, Shelby Armstrong, Briana Boyd, Deven Bolding, Austin Bramwell,, Katherine Buehling, John Cale, Cameron Clark, Jesse Clark, Emerald Cole, Alyssa Cover, Kagan Dupuy-Reagan, Rachael England, Hannah Golden, Carter Harlan, Ethan Hetherington, Taylor Hightower, Harrison Hunt, Andrew Ironside, Cydney Johnson, Jae Kim, Meredith Lea, Caroline Lehman, Kaitlin Lobb, Miracle Loniak, Byron McClendon, Parker Meinecke, Cat Milus, Will Montgomery, Katelyn Page, Ally Rohrbach, Dylan Roth, Erin Schaffer, Conner Stevens, Jordana Thibado, Josh Thurman, Courtney Ulrich, Tyler Umphred, Derek Wilson, and Alec Yenawine.

A Scholar with Distinction is a student who has an average of 3.5+ on all AP exams taken with a grade of 3+ on at least 5 exams. A Scholar with Honor has an average of 3.25+ on all AP exams taken with a grade of 3+ on at least 4 exams. An AP Scholar has an average of 3+ on at least 3 exams.

Congratulations to these students for their outstanding work!

FPS Named Again to National Top 10 List of Digital School Districts

Posted by Alan on April 25, 2012 1:42 PM | Filed in News |

digital.pngFor the fourth consecutive year FPS has been named to the Top Ten Digital School Districts in the U.S. in the Digital School Districts Survey by e.Republic's Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and convergemag.com.

The survey showcases exemplary school boards' and districts' use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations

Click here to read the news release.

Board Member Named to State Commission

Posted by Alan on April 24, 2012 10:58 AM | Filed in News |

Percival color.pngFayetteville Board of Education member Steve Percival has been appointed to a four-year term on the Arkansas Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts by Robert Moore, Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Percival has served on the Fayetteville Board of Education since 1995, including serving as president from 1999 to 2008. He also currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the board of directors of the Arkansas School Boards Association.

Congratulations, Steve!

School Board Members Present at NSBA

Posted by Alan on April 23, 2012 4:12 PM | (Not Filed) |

Susan Heil.pngPercival color.pngSchool Board president Susan Heil and Board member Steve Percival  presented  "How to Pass a Millage in Tough Economic Times" today at the National School Boards Association convention in Boston. FPS passed a millage vote in 2010 for the FHS Transformation.

FPS School Board Members, Staff Presenting in Boston

Posted by Alan on April 23, 2012 10:53 AM | Filed in News |

board nsba.pngFayetteville Board of Education member Jim Halsell, FPS sustainability coordinator Dana Smith, and FHS student Wendy Ingram are making a presentation on sustainability efforts in our schools at the National School Boards Association's convention in Boston. They are joined in the photo by board member Steve Percival.

Click here to see the video they are presenting.

FHS Register Wins Awards at State Convention

Posted by Alan on April 23, 2012 10:25 AM | Filed in News |

The_Register.pngFayetteville High newspaper students competed at the annual Arkansas Scholastic Press Association April 12-13 in Rogers earning yet another All-Arkansas Award. Register newspaper is advised by journalism teacher Geniece Yates.

Newspaper students junior Nicole Villacres and senior Erin Boss won first place for on-site competitions in Editorial Writing and Copy Editing. Junior Clayton Adams won Superior and Best of ASPA for Sports News and Sports Feature stories.

ASPA was founded in 1929 by University of Arkansas journalism professor Walter J. Lemke. Starting with a small number of students, ASPA had over 800 high school students from across the state attending this year.

FHS Wins 3 All-Arkansas Scholastic Press Awards

Posted by Alan on April 20, 2012 8:58 AM | Filed in News |

All Arkansas.pngFHS won three All-Arkansas awards at the 2012 convention of the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association on April 12-13. FHSTV, the Register newspaper, and the Connotations literary magazine all won All-Arkansas awards for their outstanding work.

Peggy James is the adviser for FHSTV, Geniece Yates is the adviser for Register, and Becky Cox is the adviser for Connotations.

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to the FPS 2012 Outstanding Volunteers!

Posted by Alan on April 18, 2012 10:42 AM | Filed in News |

vol2012.pngCongratulations to the 2012 FPS outstanding volunteers who were honored at the annual banquet on April 17 at Happy Hollow Elementary School. The honorees are:

Asbell: Rachel Alverenga, Phebe Grothaus, David McClure, Lisa McClure, Julie Motley, and Victoria Smith.

Butterfield Trail: Derrick Bobbitt, Terri Lane, Lisa Malloy, Corinne Power, and Kristy Hutchins.

FHS: Susan Baker, Susie Baker, Jan Davidson, Jane Douglas, Amber Gaskill, and Jean Williams.

Happy Hollow:
Heather Hammons, Laura Johnson, Anthony Sumlin, Karen Whitlock, and Rebecca Wright.

Liam Borsodi, Katie Brewer, Lupe Collins, Amy James, Jerry James, Corina Mesa, Donia Timby, and Kamron Whitehead.

Holt: Karen Beitle, Kathy Freeman, Mike Freeman, Marv Higginbottom, Katie Jackson, Amy Kirchner, Bonnie Rodgers, Lisa Stennett, Libby Wheeler, and Kamron Whitehead.

Elizabeth Garrett, Christine Haller, Harold Haller, Kim Noland, and Eric Smith.

McNair: Paige Arnold, Dale Buchanan, Susan Buchanan, Amy Davis, Linda Herberger, Cindy Meullenet, Erin Rogers, and Amy Turner.

Owl Creek: Shannon Alvey, Brook Blanton, Deena Brown, Elizabeth Cash, Katie Drake, Mitzi Hawk, Wendy Kane, Keeli Pfeiffer, Ryan Pfeiffer, Eden Price-Reif, and Cindy Windham.

Ramay: April Gage, Linda Gershon, Janet Gorman, Tim Koch, John Long, Lori Osborne, Angie Schuldt, Eric Schuldt, Cynthia Smith, Cindy Winningham, Dale Wuehler, and Lisa Wuehler.

Root: Shari Heinzelmann, Mary Frances Hemm, Dena Kneisl, Karen Nelson, and Michelle Senlikci.

Amy Davis, Mary Flowers, Deirdre Garrison, Carly Lamb, Teresa New, Kelly Stuckey, and Heather Wagstaff.

Washington: Betty Arambel, Dave Arambel, Michael Gregory, Robin Gregory, Hannah Savage, and Bhuvana Viswanathan.

Woodland: Mina Baledge, Callie Breden, Anita Parisi, and Debbie Tuttle.

The 2012 Dorothy Lindquist Volunteer-of-the-Year Award was presented to Betty and Dave Arambel. Click here to see a presentation photo.

Special thanks to the McNair Middle School Glee Club for their performance and to Hiland Dairy, Penguin Ed's Barbecue, and Tyson Foods for their contributions to the event.

FHS to Stage Mock Accident Scene on April 19

Posted by Alan on April 18, 2012 9:00 AM | Filed in Events |

emergency.pngFHS will stage a mock accident scene on Thursday, April 19 as part of "Shattered Dreams," an alcohol awareness program. The mock accident scene will involve emergency responders and will block Stone Street in front of FHS from Buchanan Street to the construction entrance from 9:30 am until noon. 

Update on Traffic on Stone St. During the School Day

Posted by Alan on April 17, 2012 3:02 PM | (Not Filed) |

noparking.pngStone Street is open to all traffic both east and west bound. Due to construction, parking for any length of time is no longer an option on Stone Street. This area must be kept open for buses to load and unload students throughout the school day who are attending classes in satellite locations.

Parents bringing students to FHS in the morning can continue to drop off students as has been the past practice. Again, we ask for your assistance by not parking on Stone Street during the school day.

Sign up for the McNair Spirit Challenge 5K

Posted by Alan on April 16, 2012 10:23 AM | Filed in Events |

McNair Mustangs.pngWe've Taken The Plunge...Now We're On The Run!!!
The McNair Ranger Pod is taking part in a very exciting cross-curricular and community-wide project. This year, Rangers are working to host a school-wide and community-wide 5K Run and Walk to benefit Special Olympics of Arkansas. The students have already "taken the plunge" with our Polar Plunge event held in February, when they raised over $2,500 dollars for Special Olympics.

Our Spring 5K project is an extension of that on a much larger scale. We hope that this service-oriented project will be an amazing fundraising event to benefit the Special Olympics Organization and also one that will help to promote health awareness and community involvement. In Language Arts, Rangers recently created videos, flyers, essays, and packets of advertising materials to promote this event. Support our students and The Special Olympics by joining us on the 5K walk or run on May 19th.

For more information, please find us on Facebook or register online or call 530-8084.

Please Avoid Stone Street Beginning Monday, April 16

Posted by Alan on April 13, 2012 3:35 PM | (Not Filed) |

FHS_front.pngBeginning Monday, April 16, please do not drive on or drop off or pick up students on Stone Street. We will be using more buses to transport students to and from their off-site classes from Monday thru the end of the current school year, and reducing the traffic will help the our buses get students to and from these off-site classes on time. FHS students are asked to use the Clinton Drive entrance to Harmon Field to access student parking.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Owl Creek School

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 4:40 PM | Filed in Events |

pancakes.pngThe Owl Creek PTO will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 8 - 10 am at Applebee's in Fayetteville. The proceeds will go toward the new basketball court and disc golf course at Owl Creek. 

2 FHS Seniors Invited to Governor's Scholastic Honors Day

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 3:52 PM | Filed in News |

GEA.KATHERINE copy.pngSTEINER.TYLER copy.pngFHS seniors Katherine Gea and Tyler Steiner have been invited to the 2012 Governor's Scholastic Honors Day on May 5 at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

All of the honorees will meet Governor and Mrs. Beebe, have their photo taken with them, tour the Governor's Mansion, and meet with higher education officials.

1st Annual Golfing for Education Tournament to Benefit Asbell

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 1:18 PM | (Not Filed) |

golfball.pngAsbell Elementary School will hold the 1st Annual Golfing for Education golf tournament on Monday, April 30 at Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Asbell Elementary School and help build a new covered walkway from the school to the gym.

The cost is $100 per player/$400 per team. Click here for the registration form.

Free Pre-Engineering Summer Camp for Girls

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 1:11 PM | Filed in Events |

UA_Logo_large.pngThe University of Arkansas College of Engineering, in partnership with Arkansas Career Education, is pleased to offer the Engineering Girls Camp for Arkansas Project Lead the Way-affiliated schools. Explore engineering with hands-on activities through a week-long day program designed specifically for girls entering the 8th and 9th grade. Girls will spend the week looking at alternative energy options, build small windmills, solar cars, use 3-D software to design a novelty box, and learn how to use a set of motors and controllers to design and operate a miniature elevator. The students will also go on a field trip to see area engineers.

Eligibility: Girls entering the 8th or 9th grade during the 2012-2013 school year

Camp Dates and Times:
  • August 6th- 10th, 201, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day

Cost: Free: The top 40 students who attend a Project Lead the Way School will receive a full scholarship upon acceptance. This status will be determined upon acceptance.

Funding provided by the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

2012-13 Teen Leadership Applications Now Available

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 11:33 AM | Filed in News |

TLX_2011.pngApplications are now available for the 2012-13 Teen Leadership Xperience. Now in its 15th year, TLX is a leadership program for high school juniors that is sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for the application. Click here for more info on TLX. The applications must be received May 15, 2012.

Planning for the Future Meeting for FHS Sophomores & Juniors

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 9:54 AM | (Not Filed) |

future_freeway_sign250_1.pngThe FHS counseling office will host an informational meeting for FHS sophomores and juniors on choices after high school and planning for the future on Thursday, April 19 at 6 pm in the FHS cafeteria. Topics include how to do college searches, the college application and admissions process, military options and financial aid information. We will also discuss ACT test preparation programs with consideration to recent legislative decisions.

FHS Senior Named Semifinalist for Presidential Scholarship

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2012 8:32 AM | Filed in News |

ROSS.AUSTIN.pngFHS senior Austin Ross has been named as one of six semifinalists in Arkansas in the 2012 Presidential Scholars competition. The 2012 Presidential Scholars will be announced in May.

Congratulations, Austin!

16th Annual Trent Trumbo Memorial Bulldog Scramble Golf Tournament

Posted by Alan on April 5, 2012 11:13 AM | Filed in Events |

Bulldog Scramble.pngThe 16th Annual Trent Trumbo Memorial Bulldog Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 1 at Paradise Valley Athletic Club.

The cost is $100 per player, and there will a morning flight (8:30 am) and an afternoon flight (1 pm). Lunch will be provided from 11 am to 1 pm.

Entry deadline is May 18. Click here for the entry form. Contact tournament director Scott Williams for details.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit all FPS athletic programs.

Sen. Mark Pryor Visits FHS, Speaks to Classes

Posted by Alan on April 5, 2012 9:59 AM | (Not Filed) |

Pryor3-1.pngU.S. Senator Mark Pryor visited Fayetteville High School on April 4 to speak to Government, AP History, and Economics classes. Sen. Pryor spoke briefly and then answered questions from students on a variety of topics.

We greatly appreciate Sen. Pryor taking time to come to FHS!

Click below to see photos from his visit.
Photo 1   Photo 2   Photo 3   Photo 4 

Student Art Show, Arsaga's@Crossover thru May 5

Posted by Alan on April 4, 2012 9:48 AM | Filed in News |

artshow.pngHolt, McNair, Ramay, and Woodland schools have student artwork displayed at Arsaga's Espresso Cafe on Crossover Road. The show is on view April 2 through May 5, 2012. Student artwork ranges from drawings and prints to ceramics and mixed media. Some student work is available for purchase.

The opening reception will be Thursday, April 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

math_rocks.pngThe McNair Middle School team took second place in the 2012 Arkansas MathCounts competition. Team members include Albert Xu, Ryan Kim, Kyle Jiang, and Jack Jiang. Click here to see a team photo.

Albert Xu (3rd place in the individual round) and Ryan Kim (1st place in the individual round) qualified for the National MathCounts competition in Orlando, FL on May 11-12.

Stylists, Make-up Artists Needed for Prom Project

Posted by Alan on April 4, 2012 9:00 AM | Filed in News |

cinderell-glass slipper45.pngThe Fayetteville High School Glass Slipper Prom Project is seeking licensed hair stylists, nail techs and make-up artists to volunteer their service on prom day, "Sparkle Saturday," April 21. Stylists/techs will offer complimentary services to our student clients who are served by the Project. Shifts of varying hours are available. Please contact project directors, Shay Hopper or Marian Riner for details and to sign up as a volunteer.

5 FHS Debaters Qualify for National Competition

Posted by Alan on April 3, 2012 3:30 PM | Filed in News |

FHS-Debate.pngFive FHS students have qualified to compete in the 2012 National Speech and Debate Tournament--the world's largest academic event-- that will be held in Indianapolis in June 10-15. The students are:

  • Janna Allen - Duo Interpretation and Original Oratory
  • Ashley Cunningham - Duo Interpretation
  • Aaron Gibson - Policy Debate
  • Taylor Shelton - Policy Debate
  • Morgan Vesper - Dramatic Interpretation
FHS had the most qualifiers from Arkansas. This is the largest number of FHS students to qualify for Nationals.

Below are the results of 1st Arkansas NFL District Tournament held at Rogers Heritage March 30-31, 2012. Click here to see a team photo.
  • Aaron Gibson and Taylor Shelton - 1st Place, Policy Debate
  • Janna Allen - 1st Place, Original Oratory
  • Janna Allen and Ashley Cunningham - 1st Place, Duo Interpretation
  • Morgan Vesper - 1st Place, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Taylor Hogue - 2nd Place, U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Ty Dunn - 3rd Place, International Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Tim Dahms and Austin Ross - 3rd Place, Policy Debate [1st Alternate to Nationals]
  • Tim Dahms - 2012 Arkansas NFL Student of the Year
  • FHS was 1st Arkansas NFL Sweeps

Ramay-Woodland Team takes 2nd Place in State OM Competition

Posted by Alan on April 2, 2012 10:15 AM | Filed in News |

om_state2.pngThe combined team from Ramay and Woodland Jr. High Schools won 2nd place at the Arkansas Odyssey of the Mind state competition held at the Mayflower School District on March 31.
The team of 8th graders competed in the Weird Science/NASA category and obtained the highest score in style in the state in their division for their long term problem. Click here to see a team photo.

Both schools and PTOs kindly helped to fund their participation in the state competition.

The team members are:
From Ramay Jr High:
  • Sarah Bondurant
  • Cannon Kern
  • Xander Smith
  • Maya Ungar
  • Coach: Cynthia Smith
From Woodland Jr High:
  • Kelby Morrison
  • Ayari Torres Reyes
  • Martina Villalobos
  • Coach: Ixchel Reyes Herrera
The team will represent Arkansas in the World Competition of Odyssey of the Mind in Ames, Iowa on May 23-26.

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