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November 2012 Archives

State Championship Game Broadcasts

Posted by Alan on November 28, 2012 12:54 PM | (Not Filed) |

Bulldog Purple head.pngYou can listen to an audio broadcast of the FHS vs. Bentonville game for the 2012 7A state football championship on Cox channel 217, AT&T Uverse channel 99, and streaming from our website. Kickoff will be at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 1 at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.

fearlessfriday.com will have a video broadcast of the game. You can also listen to the game on KURM-FM 100.3.

Annual FHS Homeless Vigil set for November 29

Posted by Alan on November 26, 2012 9:52 AM | (Not Filed) |

fire_barrel.pngThe annual Homeless Vigil, sponsored each year by the Fayetteville High School Student Council, will be held on Thursday, November 29, beginning at 5 pm and continuing through the night until the goal of $10,000 is met on Friday, November 30.

The Student Council members will spend the night in makeshift housing on the front lawn of FHS, keeping warm from a fire in a barrel. Fayetteville residents are encouraged to stop by and leave a monetary donation or contribute non-perishable food items. Both the cash donations and the food items will be used to help the district's Families in Transition program. Click here to learn more about the program.

You can donate to the Vigil via PayPal at this link. You may pledge to the vigil by emailing the FHS Student Council Sponsor Vance Arnold, and the Student Council will mail you an invoice for your pledge.

Thanks for your support of this most important event!

ADE Releases Accountability Designations for Arkansas Schools

Posted by Alan on November 19, 2012 12:28 PM | (Not Filed) |

testing.pngOn November 19, 2012, school accountability designations based on 2012 student assessments were released by the Arkansas Department of Education.  These levels are different from the school and district status determinations that you might have seen in the past, because Arkansas received a waiver for certain No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.  Click here to read more about Fayetteville Public Schools' designations.Click here to read the information in Spanish.

USDA Awards $99K to District for Farm to School Program

Posted by Alan on November 15, 2012 8:49 AM | (Not Filed) |

NFSN_logo.pngThe USDA announced more than $4.5 million in grants to increase local foods in eligible schools, including $99,058 to the Fayetteville Public Schools (FPS) for the Farm to School program.

FPS has been developing a farm to school program since 2008. Experience with local procurement and educational programming provides a strong foundation for FPS to expand and institutionalize a sustainable farm to school program. The proposed project will build on Fayetteville Public Schools' past experience and existing community partnerships to develop a comprehensive farm to school program that will have dual health/wellness and economic prosperity impacts. The program will increase farm to school awareness through educational events, experiential learning, and curriculum integration while simultaneously integrating activities related to sourcing local and regional foods into everyday workflows and meal preparation by food service staff. The program will provide culinary training and improve food processing capacity to ensure local products are utilized in school menus throughout the academic year on a regular basis. The program will also provide educational and networking opportunities for existing and future producers.

Get Your Tickets Now for the 8th Annual Madrigal Feast

Posted by Alan on November 13, 2012 4:39 PM | (Not Filed) |

Madrigal_7.pngTickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Madrigal Feast, presented by the Fayetteville High School Choirs, are now on sale.  Performance dates are December 6, 7, & 8, 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.

Take Our Online Customer Service Survey

Posted by Alan on November 12, 2012 4:23 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 December 7. Thanks!

Connotations Hosts Children's Lit Mag Workshop

Posted by Alan on November 12, 2012 4:07 PM | (Not Filed) |

litmag2.pngThe staff of Connotations, nationally-recognized FHS student literary magazine, hosted a Children's Lit Mag Workshop on Saturday, November 10. Forty-two students in grades 1-5 participated. The students wrote poems and stories about the circus, drew pictures, and had great fun. All of their works will be included in a magazine due out by the end of the semester. All proceeds from the workshop benefit Connotations.

Info for FHS Playoff Game on Friday Night

Posted by Alan on November 12, 2012 2:31 PM | (Not Filed) |

Bulldog Purple head.pngThe FHS Bulldogs will play Conway in the state football playoffs on Friday, and here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Game time is 7:00, not the typical 7:30 for our conference games.
  • Reserved parking will be honored if you have a reserved parking pass.
  • Reserved seating will be honored, but you must pay to get in. NO SEASON TICKETS OR FPS PASSES WILL BE HONORED (including teacher passes & athlete passes).
Further ticketing information:
Gate admission prices are: Students and Adults - $6.00.
The following shall be admitted without charge:
1. Cheerleaders in uniform.
2. Dance/Drill team in uniform.
3. Band members in uniform.
4. School groups that have been previously authorized to perform at the event.
5. Authorized AAA Identification Passes
6. AAA Media Press Credential Tag

ONLY THE PERSON NAMED ON THE PASS MAY USE THE PASS. IDENTIFICATION WILL BE CHECKED.

NOTE: Authorized identification passes have an AAA logo and current date or are indicated to be Honorary Lifetime Identification Passes.

Asbell Elementary School Celebrates 50 Years

Posted by Alan on November 9, 2012 10:40 AM | (Not Filed) |

asbell50.pngAsbell Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 8, 2012 with an assembly during the school day an evening program for parents. Click here to see photos from the celebration. 

Two Events at West Campus on November 8

Posted by Alan on November 7, 2012 8:24 AM | (Not Filed) |

Eastlogo.pngCheck out two events at West Campus on Thursday, November 8  from 6 pm to 8 pm. The first is the FHS Agricultural department is having its annual "Agricultural College Night" where representatives from state colleges and universities will be on hand to discuss admissions, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. There will also be local business attending with information about local employment opportunities.

The second is the annual "EAST Night Out" (Environmental and Spatial Technology), where the FHS EAST students will be having an open house to show what projects/technologies they are involved with. This will be student lead demonstrations and presentations along with general information about EAST.

FPS and Happy Hollow Receive Academic Growth Awards

Posted by Alan on November 6, 2012 10:15 AM | (Not Filed) |

APSRC Logo-4 color process.pngFayetteville School District and Happy Hollow Elementary School were recognized by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center for receiving the annual District and School Academic Growth Awards. These awards are based on achievement data generated by the Measures of Academic Progress from the North West Evaluation Association (NWEA). The award is given annually to two outstanding districts and schools that provide evidence that over 60% of their students show growth in academic achievement.

The Fayetteville School District received $8,000 and Happy Hollow Elementary School received $3,000 in the award sponsored through a grant by the Walton Family Foundation.
Barbara Hunter Cox, Director of Teaching and Learning at APSRC stated during the recognition ceremony "Fayetteville Public Schools are an excellent example of how to effectively use MAP data to motivate students. The staff at Happy Hollow is utilizing MAP data in their classrooms to benefit their students." The announcement was made at the APSRC Fall Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center on October 29th.

McNair Educator Wins State Award

Posted by Alan on November 2, 2012 9:51 AM | (Not Filed) |

CharityM.pngMcNair Middle School art teacher Charity McCartney won the inaugural Dr. Barbara Teague Award for Leadership in Education at the 2012 Arkansas Art Educators banquet in Little Rock on November 1.

Congratulation, Charity, on this well-deserved honor!

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