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September 2012 Archives

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet on September 29

Posted by Alan on September 26, 2012 2:21 PM | Filed in Events |

drugs.pngOn Saturday, September 29 you can safely clean out your medicine cabinet and eliminate the risk of your kids doing it for you. More than 60% of teens believe that prescription drugs are easy to get from their parents' medicine cabinets. Operation Fall Cleaning provides the opportunity to safely dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications and over the counter medications.

Saturday, September 29
10 am to 2 pm
World Gym parking lot (2035 N. College, Fayetteville)

Sponsored by Project Right Choice and the Fayetteville Police Department.

National Honor Society Members Provide Tutoring

Posted by Alan on September 24, 2012 2:18 PM | Filed in News |

tutoring.pngFayetteville High School's National Honor Society will be providing after-school tutoring at the Fayetteville Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 until 5:30 pm. The tutoring will be available for students in grades 1-9.

Each Tuesday and Thursday approximately four seniors will be providing extra help in math, science, English, and history. These tutors will be available for one-on-one assistance and will generally roam the room giving students help as requested.

For more information, parents and teachers may contact Scott Lampkin.

FHS Named to 2012 List of Higher Performing Schools

Posted by Alan on September 24, 2012 1:38 PM | (Not Filed) |

FHSCrest.pngFayetteville High School has been named to the 2012 list of Higher Performing Schools in Arkansas by the National Center for Educational Achievement.

The Higher Performing Schools are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's performance results on the spring 2011-2012 Arkansas Augmented Benchmark Exams (ABE) test. 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.

Click here to see the list of higher performing schools in Arkansas. 

Adult Ed. Graduate Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Posted by Alan on September 24, 2012 9:43 AM | Filed in News |

Samantha Maroon.pngSamantha Maroon, a 2012 GED graduate of Fayetteville Adult & Community Education, was recently awarded the Luther H. Black Scholarship. Only one scholarship is given each year in Arkansas to an Arkansas High School Diploma (GE)D graduate who demonstrates outstanding leadership, citizenship, and professional promise.

Recipients are awarded $1000 per year and can renew the scholarship for up to four years to help with costs of higher education.

Samantha attended Fayetteville Adult Education and was an outstanding commencement speaker at the GED Graduation Ceremony in May 2012. She is in her second year of academic studies at Northwest Arkansas Community College working towards a degree in Education.

In addition, Samantha was recently invited to join the NWACC chapter of the National Society in Leadership and Success. She plans to finish her degree at the University of Arkansas.

The Luther H. Black Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Luther Black for his twenty-two years of service and dedication as Manager of Adult Education for the state Education Department. Under his guidance, the Adult Education program grew from only one office to an extensive, quality program with an office in almost every county in Arkansas.

The Fayetteville Adult and Community Education Center is an official testing center for the GED Tests, having met the requirements of the American Council of Education and the State of Arkansas GED Administrator.

The Fayetteville Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All testing is free until 2014 when the GED test will change to an online format.

For more information on testing and classes please call 479-444-3041 or at www.fayar.net/adulted.

ATEN to Broadcast FHS Student Films

Posted by Alan on September 24, 2012 9:18 AM | Filed in Events |

studentselects12.pngThree films by FHS students will be showcased in "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2012" airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) on Friday, September 28, at 9 pm.

"Student Selects" is an annual event that highlights the creativity and talent of the state's kindergarten through 12th grade students. "Student Selects" offers young filmmakers the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming at www.aetn.org, and screening at the Little Rock Film Festival.

"Colors in White," the story of a young woman struggling to overcome a life-changing tragedy, was the top film at the 2012 competition. FHS students Emily Webb, Jack Carroll and Harrison Smith won scholarships for screenwriting, cinematography and editing, respectively, for this film. Click here to see "Colors in White."

Films to be featured on September 28 include:

"The Kings in Winter," Fayetteville High School - Wildlife around the Kings River is the focus of this nature documentary.

"Mother," Fayetteville High School - This film features otherworldly stop motion animation.

"The Easy Life of Mr. Rosenaur," Fayetteville High School - A short documentary follows the drama instructor at Fayetteville High School.

20 FHS Juniors Selected for Teen Leadership Xperience

Posted by Alan on September 19, 2012 10:46 AM | Filed in News |

xperience-logo.pngCongratulations to the 20 FHS juniors who were selected to participate in the 2013 Teen Leadership Xperience, a program of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. The juniors are Charlie Adams, Carson Baker, Morgan Brumbelow, Madeleine Corbell, Jared Cozart, Logan Dallas, Shelby Devine, Grace Dilday, Spencer Finney, Reilly Flood, Alison Head, Ramsey Jones, Nicholas Kley, Nina Krizman, Naseer Naseem, Kailey Powell, Clio Rom, Sophia Scalise, Rachel Ungar, and Natalie Watson.

The students will spend one day per month from October through April learning about various aspects of the community and well as meeting with area leaders.

Farrah Wins School Board Election

Posted by Alan on September 19, 2012 8:50 AM | Filed in News |

TFarrah.pngTraci Farrah won the school board election on September 18 to represent Zone 4 on the Fayetteville Board of Education. Congratulations, Traci. 

Remember to Vote in School Board Election on September 18

Posted by Alan on September 17, 2012 9:39 AM | Filed in News |

vote.pngTwo candidates have filed to run for the seat representing Zone 4 on the Fayetteville Board of Education being vacated by Becky Purcell. Mary Beth Brooks and Traci Farrah will be on the ballot for the September 18 school board election. Click here for more information on polling places.


Kiddie Clinic Perfomance Postponed to Sept. 21

Posted by Alan on September 14, 2012 2:54 PM | (Not Filed) |

dance.pngDue to inclement weather, the Kiddie Clinic performances scheduled for this evening has been postponed until next Friday, September 21st.  The performances will begin at 6:55 pm, so please arrive at 6:30 pm at the pavilion east of the football field house.  Rain or shine, the performance will take place on the 21st.
Please check the dance team website for information.
Thank you,
Fayetteville High School Dance Team

14 FHS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalist, Most in Arkansas

Posted by Alan on September 13, 2012 11:02 AM | Filed in News |

NatlMeritLogo.pngFourteen FHS seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The seniors are; Isabella Blakeman, Peter Du, Adam Ferrier, Andrew Fondren, Mason Hollis, Sarah S. Huang, Andrea Kathol, Tony Li, Jonathan Main, Sierra Matlock, Rebecca McCann, Sarah Stark, Mathew Wang and Michael Zimmerman.

Once again FHS has more semifinalists than any other high school in Arkansas. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Two Vying for School Board Seat from Zone 4

Posted by Alan on September 11, 2012 4:44 PM | Filed in News |

vote.jpgTwo candidates have filed to run for the seat on the Fayetteville Board of Education being vacated by Becky Purcell. Mary Beth Brooks and Traci Farrah will be on the ballot for the September 18 school board election. Click here for more information. 

Details on Parking for FHS Football Game on Friday

Posted by Alan on September 11, 2012 11:19 AM | Filed in News |

Bulldog Purple head.pngThe FHS Bulldogs will play their first home football game of the season on Friday, September 14 at 7 pm at Harmon Field. Since there are two construction projects in our parking area, please be aware:
  • Those fans with RESERVED parking passes are asked to enter and exit the reserved lot (which is just west of the stadium and behind press box) from the south off Bulldog Blvd. (Stone St.).
  • NO vehicles will be allowed to enter the RESERVED lot from the north entrance off Clinton Ave. The north entrance off Clinton Ave. will be reserved for visiting buses and other personnel, including game workers. All parking in and around the Fahring Building will be reserved for visiting team buses/personnel and game workers.
  • Fans WITHOUT RESERVED parking passes are encouraged to park in the lots south of Harmon Stadium to avoid the construction located on the north and west of the stadium.
  • Ticket booths/gates are set up on the southwest and southeast side of the Harmon Stadium.
  • Fans are not allowed on the track or on Lewis Automotive Field. This includes before the game and after. According to Arkansas Activities Association rules, only uniformed members of a spirit group may participate in the run-through at the beginning of the game.


Practice PSAT Exam on Sept. 23; Exam set for Oct. 17

Posted by Alan on September 10, 2012 3:26 PM | Filed in Events |

taking_test.pngA practice PSAT test will be held Sunday, September 23, from 1:00-3:45 in the FHS Commons. Students must pre-register on the College/Career website for this free practice test. Access the College/Career website for more information about the PSAT.

The PSAT test will be held on Wednesday, October 17. All sophomores will be tested with no fee. Juniors may register October 8-12 in the Counseling Office. The fee for juniors is $20.

FPS Welcomes Two Food Corps Members

Posted by Alan on September 10, 2012 9:57 AM | Filed in Feature Stories |

Food corps.pngWe're pleased to welcome our two new Food Corps members, Ally Myracheck and Sophia Gill, to our schools. Food Corps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them to grow up healthy. Read more about the program in our schools at this link.

FHS Phase I to be Dedicated on September 14

Posted by Alan on September 6, 2012 10:29 AM | Filed in Events |

FHSPhase1.pngPhase I of the Fayetteville High School Transformation Project will be formally dedicated on Friday, September 14. Tours of the new facilities in Phase I will begin at 4 pm and will be led by members of the FHS Dawg Crew. The dedication ceremony will begin at 5 pm in the new Bulldog Arena, and the keynote speaker will be Gov. Mike Beebe. A reception in the FHS Commons will follow the ceremony and will include entertainment by the FHS Orchestra.

We hope you can join us for this special celebration. Click here to read more about the FHS Transformation.

FHS Leads State Again In AP Scholars

Posted by Alan on September 5, 2012 2:29 PM | Filed in News |

AP Scholars.pngEach year The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP exams. Fayetteville High School had 219 students who earned recognition from The College Board in one of the five levels, AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, State AP Scholar and National AP Scholar. These 219 AP Scholars represent 33% of all FHS students taking AP exams, demonstrating a level of achievement that is noteworthy.

A luncheon hosted by parents honoring these students will be held in the spring prior to this year's AP exam administration.

FHS Student Makes Perfect Score on ACT Exam

Posted by Alan on September 4, 2012 3:11 PM | Filed in News |

Tony Li picture.pngFHS senior Tony Li has become the third consecutive FHS student to make a perfect score on the ACT Exam in the past three years.

Congratulations, Tony!

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