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May 2013 Archives

2 FHS 2013 Grads Named Bodenhamer Fellows

Posted by Alan on May 29, 2013 2:54 PM | (Not Filed) |

HOLLIS_MASON2.pngMCCANN_REBECCA2.pngFHS Class of 2013 graduates Mason Hollis and Rebecca McCann were named Bodenhamer Fellows by the University of Arkansas Honors College on May 28.  The Bodenhamer Fellowship offers $70,000 in financial support and a strong sense of community to exceptional students with leadership potential.


Banner Year for FHS All-State Athletes

Posted by Alan on May 29, 2013 2:17 PM | (Not Filed) |

Bulldog Purple head.pngForty-three FHS student athletes were named to all-state teams in their respective sports during the 2012-13 school year. The students are:

Andy Pagnozzi
Kyle Pate
Carson Shaddy

Tyler McCullough
Jawan Smith
Caleb Waitsman
Manuale Watkins

Bryant Ezell

Payton McCloud

Courtney Smith

Austin Allen
Alex Brignoni
Brooks Ellis
Ryan Starr
Brandyn Young

Mason Adams
Anna Grace Lavy
Davis Trice

Foster Johnson
Taylor Ward

Brittany Hoskins
Ashlye Pool

Swim & Dive
Erin Farrah

Will Ginger
Sameer Kamath
Luke Lundstrum
Craig Smardo

Track & Field:
Amanda Agana
Brittany Austin
Tre Boyd
Brittany Burson
Jorge Gonzalez
Phylicia Hill
Carly Page
Kenzie Penne
Abby Pickhardt
Andrew Pinter

Mikayla Avery
Aubrey Edie
Hannah Pinter

Alex Baysinger
Quinn Childress
Rodney Endsley

Shaddy Named 2013 Gatorade Arkansas Baseball Player of the Year

Posted by Alan on May 28, 2013 1:40 PM | (Not Filed) |

SHADDY_CARSON2.pngCongrats to FHS Class of 2013 graduate Carson Shaddy for being named the 2013 Gatorade Arkansas Baseball Player of the Year! Shaddy is the third FHS player to be recognized as the Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year during this school year. The others were Austin Allen in football and Aubrey Edie in volleyball.

Free Lunch This Summer for Kids 18 and Younger

Posted by Alan on May 23, 2013 3:22 PM | (Not Filed) |

student-lunch.pngAll kids age 18 and younger can have lunch for free every weekday this summer at The Owl Creek School. No fee--it's free! No application, and no registration. Just come hungry!

Lunch is served Monday thru Friday from 11 am to 1 pm. The lunches will be available beginning Monday, June 3 and ending Friday, August 2. No meals will be served July 3, 4, or 5.

The Owl Creek School is located at 375 North Rupple Road, across the street from the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, contact the Fayetteville School District Child Nutrition Service at 479-684-5091 or Owl Creek Food Service at 479-718-0221.

FPS Receives Community Partner Award

Posted by Alan on May 22, 2013 8:11 AM | (Not Filed) |

Fayetteville Public Schools received the 2013 Community Partner Award from the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club at their annual awards luncheon on May 21. Superintendent Vicki Thomas accepted the award on behalf of the district. 

FHS Sophomore Named Youth of the Year

Posted by Alan on May 22, 2013 8:06 AM | (Not Filed) |

YOY.pngFHS sophomore Trae Bailey was named the 2013 Youth of the Year by the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club at their annual awards luncheon on May 21. Congratulations, Trae!

FHS Senior Wins 2013 Thea's Scholarship

Posted by Alan on May 20, 2013 4:41 PM | (Not Filed) |

LARGENT_JOSEPH.pngJoseph Largent, a 2013 graduate of FHS, was awarded the 2013 Thea's Scholarship for Screenwriting from the Thea Foundation as part of its 2013 Film Scholarship Competition, sponsored in part by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

Thea's Filmmaking Scholarships are offered in conjunction with AETN's Student Selects, an annual event that grants young filmmakers the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streamed on www.aetn.org and screened at the Little Rock Film Festival.

Congratulations, Joseph!

FHS Wins 2013 7A State Baseball Championship

Posted by Alan on May 20, 2013 11:15 AM | (Not Filed) |

Crowned Bulldog.pngCongratulations to the FHS Baseball team for winning the 2013 7A state championship with a 6-3 win over Rogers High School on May 17 at Baum Stadium. The state championship was the fifteenth won by the class of 2013 during their tenure at FHS, which ties the school record for most state championships won by a class. 

Start Time for State Championship Baseball Game Moved

Posted by Alan on May 13, 2013 3:22 PM | (Not Filed) |

bulldog_baseball.pngThe start time for the 7A state championship baseball game between Fayetteville and Rogers has been moved to 2 pm on Friday, May 17 to accommodate Rogers High School graduation later that evening. The game will be played at Baum Stadium. Go Bulldogs!!

Parent Meeting on College Admission Process

Posted by Alan on May 13, 2013 1:12 PM | (Not Filed) |

Graduation-Cap.pngTurning the Tassel, a program designed for the parents of current 10th and 11th grade students who are about to navigate the college admissions process, will be presented on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 in the FHS Performing Arts Center.  This program will provide information on choosing a good fit college, completing the college application, ACT and SAT testing and various forms of financial aid."

FHS to Host State Decathlon and Heptathlon

Posted by Alan on May 13, 2013 11:30 AM | (Not Filed) |

highjump.pngFayetteville High School will host the 2013 state decathlon (boys) and heptathlon (girls) on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 at the new district track facility on Old Farmington Road (next to Ramay Jr. High). Events will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday and 10 am on Thursday. 

FHS Athletic Facilities Featured in National Magazine

Posted by Alan on May 13, 2013 11:08 AM | (Not Filed) |

FHS Arena.pngCoach and Athletic Director magazine features the Fayetteville High School athletic facilities in its May/June issue, including an interview with FPS director of athletics Barry Gebhart. Click here to see the online magazine. Go to page 28 to see the FHS article.

Connotations Wins Second Top National Award

Posted by Alan on May 8, 2013 5:10 PM | (Not Filed) |

Connotations XXIXsmall.pngThe 2012 edition of Connotations, Fayetteville High School's award-winning student literary magazine, has won the Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association. The Pacemaker is the highest award given by the association.

The 2012 edition also won the Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which is also the highest award given.

Congratulations, yet again!

Owl Creek School Wins Shannon Wright Award

Posted by Alan on May 7, 2013 3:11 PM | (Not Filed) |

owlcreek.pngOwl Creek School was named the winner of the 2013 Shannon Wright Award at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education's annual conference today in Little Rock for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the implementation of best middle school practices. Congratulations!

Connotations to Hold Release Party

Posted by Alan on May 3, 2013 7:52 AM | (Not Filed) |

Connotations2013.pngConnotations, Fayetteville High School's national award-winning student literary magazine, will hold a release party for Volume XXX of Connotations on Wednesday, May 8 in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Magazines will be available for purchase, refreshments will be available, and staff members will read selected pieces from Volume XXX.

Putt Putt Golf Tourney to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Posted by Alan on May 2, 2013 5:02 PM | (Not Filed) |

putt-putt-golf.pngThe FHS Student Council will host a charity putt-putt tournament benefiting the Fighting Fancy Breast Cancer Foundation at 6:00 pm on May 6 at Gator Golf on North College Avenue in Fayetteville. You can learn more about the foundation at www.fightingfancy.com.

Entry fees for participants are $12, which includes a t-shirt. Local companies or individuals can donate $50 or more to sponsor a hole. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to go to Fighting Fancy. If you have any questions, please contact FHS Student Council president Davis Trice by email at davistrice@gmail.com or by phone at 479.409.2491.

In Memoriam: Henrietta Holcomb

Posted by Alan on May 2, 2013 7:54 AM | (Not Filed) |

HHolcomb.pngThe Fayetteville Public Schools lost a long-time colleague and devoted supporter of public education with the passing of Henrietta Holcomb on May 1.

From 1947 to 1986 Mrs. Holcomb was an educator in Arkansas public schools. She graduated from Springdale High School in 1938 and received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in 1942 and her M.S. in Education in 1951. She also took post-graduate courses at the University of Illinois, American University, and the University of Arkansas.

She served as an elementary teacher for fifteen years, teaching at Bates and Leverett Elementary Schools. She served as principal at Leverett for two years before being promoted to the district administration. She served two years as Coordinator of Elementary Schools and fifteen years as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum and Personnel before her retirement.

During her tenure as assistant superintendent she helped lead the state-wide movement to establish kindergarten in Arkansas public schools. The Arkansas General Assembly voted in 1969 to require all Arkansas public schools to offer at least half-day kindergarten.

The Fayetteville School District opened Holcomb Elementary School in 1995, and the Fayetteville Board of Education voted to name it in honor of Henrietta Holcomb in recognition of her many years of service to the district.

FHS Seniors Named Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

Posted by Alan on May 1, 2013 4:14 PM | (Not Filed) |

Li_Tony2.pngMain_Jonathan2.pngFHS seniors Tony Li and Jonathan Main have been named two of approximately 550 semifinalists in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.

Final selection of the Scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and announced later in May.

Click here for more information.

School Choice Notification for 2013-14 School Year

Posted by Alan on May 1, 2013 1:19 PM | (Not Filed) |

saturday_school.pngAct 1227 of 2013 allows parents to apply for admission for their child to attend a school in any district beyond the one in which the parent resides. Any parent residing outside the Fayetteville School District that desires to send their child to the Fayetteville School District beginning with the 2013-14 school year may obtain an application in the superintendent's office located at 1000 Bulldog Blvd.

If a student seeks to attend a school in a non-resident district for the 2013-14 school year, the student's parent must submit an application to the non-resident district with a copy to the resident district. The application must be submitted on the form approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. The application must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2013.

Applications do not have to be resubmitted for students currently attending Fayetteville School District schools under the School Choice Act.

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