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March 2013 Archives

Camp Invention is Back for Summer

Posted by Alan on March 29, 2013 3:25 PM | (Not Filed) |

CampInvention.JPG.pngCamp Invention is returning for its fourth year for rising 1st-6th graders, with the Geo-Quest program being offered this year.  It features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where campers will combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device!  This year's campsites will be Root Elementary, June 10-14, and Butterfield Elementary, June 24-28. The camp runs each day from 9:00-3:30.

For more information, check out www.campinvention.org or contact jenny.gammill@fayar.net.

iTech Camp is Coming to Fayetteville

Posted by Alan on March 29, 2013 3:20 PM | (Not Filed) |

itech.pngInterested in learning how to design websites, create movies, and build digital games? Join Fayetteville's Instructional Technology Coaches for hands-on tech fun at iTech Camp at Fayetteville High School June 17-21! The camp runs from 8-12 each day and is for students entering grades 5th-8th. To register, click here Space is limited so sign up TODAY!

Questions? Contact marjo.burk@fayar.net

Ten Dollar Physicals for Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrollment

Posted by Alan on March 28, 2013 9:27 AM | (Not Filed) |

nursehaley.pngThe Wellness & Education Clinic at Owl Creek School will offer $10 physicals for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment on April 17 and 18 and June 19 and 20. Payment will be $10 at the time of the physical, and insurance will not be billed. Physicals will be available for ALL children. Immunizations will ONLY be available for uninsured and ARKids enrolled children. Click here for more information.

Call Claudia at 718-0285 to schedule an appointment.

Athletic Event Changes Due to Cold Weather

Posted by Alan on March 25, 2013 11:38 AM | (Not Filed) |

ice-on-fence.pngThe FHS vs. Heritage softball game that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 1 at 5 pm at Heritage.

The FHS boys vs. Harrison soccer match scheduled for Monday, March 25 has been canceled due to weather conditions.

The FHS vs. Heritage baseball game scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at FHS beginning at 4:30 pm.

FPS Students Fare Well in Regional Math Contest

Posted by Alan on March 15, 2013 10:51 AM | (Not Filed) |

mathrocksalbert.pngFPS students performed well in the ACTM Regional Math Contest held at University of Arkansas on Saturday, March 2. FHS students won 1st place (Peter Du) and 2nd place (Tony Li) in Calculus.

In Precalculus/Trig, FHS students took 1st place (Peter Gea), 2nd place (Alex Mueller), and 3rd place (Michelle Peng).

In Geometry, Woodland students took 1st place (Albert Xu) and 2nd place (Luke Rapert).

In Algebra 1, Woodland student Kyle Jiang took 3rd place

Students that qualify for the state ACTM math contest in Conway on Saturday, April 27.

FPS Website Receives National Award for Transparency

Posted by Alan on March 13, 2013 3:47 PM | (Not Filed) |

sunny.pngThe Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, has given a Sunny Award to the Fayetteville Public Schools for the district's website. The award, which honors the most transparent government websites in the nation, went to 250 government entities. FPS was the only governmental organization in Arkansas to receive the 2013 award.

For the 2013 awards, editors at Sunshine Review analyzed more than 1,000 qualifying government websites and graded each on a 10-point transparency checklist. Editors looked at content available on government websites against what should be provided. They sought information on items such as budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes. The winners of the Sunny Award all received an "A" grade during the extensive grading process.

"The Sunny Awards recognize governments that make transparency a priority. The winners of the Sunny Awards are cities, counties and school districts that proactively share the public information that empowers citizens and keeps government accountable to the people," said Michael Barnhart, President of Sunshine Review. "We would like to congratulate Fayetteville Public Schools for being a champion for transparency and serving as a leader to every state and local government around the nation."

Eight states earned nearly half of the 247 Sunny Awards given. The leading states were Florida (25), Virginia (19), Illinois (19), California (12), Georgia (12), Kansas (11), Oklahoma (10) and Colorado (9). In addition, 35 counties, 22 cities and 42 school districts from all over the country earned the coveted "A+" grade.

FHS to Present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma

Posted by Alan on March 13, 2013 9:42 AM | (Not Filed) |

OK2.pngGet your tickets now for the FHS production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Performances will be Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm in the beautiful new FHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for students, and $15 for non-students. Call 445-1193

FPS Wellness Clinic to be Open Spring Break

Posted by Alan on March 13, 2013 8:48 AM | (Not Filed) |

nursehaley.pngThe Wellness & Education Clinic at Owl Creek School will be open during Spring Break (March 18-22) from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Click here for more information about the clinic.

Morstad Named 2013 Top School Business Official

Posted by Alan on March 11, 2013 10:47 AM | (Not Filed) |

morstadasbo2.pngChief financial officer Dr. Lisa Morstad was named the 2013 Arkansas School Business Official of the Year by the Arkansas Association of School Business Officials at their annual meeting in Little Rock on March 7. Congratulations!

Woodland Team Wins Arkansas MathCounts Competition

Posted by Alan on March 11, 2013 10:24 AM | (Not Filed) |

wjhmath2.pngThe Woodland Jr. High team won the Arkansas MathCounts Competition in Little Rock on March 9. Albert Xu, Ryan Kim, and Kyle Jiang finished first, second and third, respectively. The team also won an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May for the National MathCounts Competition.

Click here to see a photo from the award ceremony.

Coverage of State Championship Basketball Game

Posted by Alan on March 7, 2013 8:40 AM | (Not Filed) |

dreamstimeweb_162871 basketball.pngFans unable to attend the FHS vs. North Little Rock game for the 7A state basketball championship in Little Rock on March 9 can follow the action at www.fearlessfriday.com. FPS will be posting game updates to Facebook and Twitter during the game.

We are unable to provide an audio broadcast of the game this year since the FHS-TV staff is in Los Angeles attending the Student Television Network national competition. Best of luck, FHS-TV! Bring home some trophies!

Ramay, Happy Hollow Students Become Kinder Buddies

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2013 11:11 AM | (Not Filed) |

kinderbuddy.pngFifty Ramay Jr. High School students went to Happy Hollow Elementary on February 27 to read with their "Kinder Buddies." The Ramay students studied Bloom's Taxonomy and then wrote their own "Buddy Book" and comprehension questions to go with popular children's books. Each Kinder Buddy was able to read with two different Ramay students and take home the Buddy Books.

Click here to see a slideshow.

Kindergarten Roundup to be Held March 28

Posted by Alan on March 4, 2013 10:40 AM | (Not Filed) |

kindergarten1.pngKindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 8 am to 6 pm at your child's elementary school. Online registration will be available starting March 21. Click here to access online registration on March 21. 

Online registration will be accessible through any electronic device that has Internet access. Access will also available at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Your child must be five years of age by August 1, 2013 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year.

TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, parents should bring the following items to school on Thursday, March 28
  • Current proof of residence (utility bill or rental agreement)
  • State birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Social Security card

NOTE: a physical exam is required within 90 days of enrollment.

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