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December 2013 Archives

Ramay Penny Drive Raises Funds for Local Shelter and Students in Need

Posted by Alan on December 17, 2013 11:11 AM | (Not Filed) |

Ramay Penny Drive 2013.pngThe 2013 Ramay Foreign Language Club Penny Drive raised $2,100, and donations will be made to the Peace at Home Family Shelter and to the Ramay Counseling Office Emergency Fund for Ramay students in need. Click here to see a photo of the students after counting the proceeds of the drive.

Congrats to Ms. Wortham's homeroom class for the highest total donations and the highest average donation per person!

The Penny Drive began in 1991 and has raised funds each year since to make donations to worthy causes in the Fayetteville area.

Hudson Named Pinnacle Board Member by ASBA

Posted by Alan on December 16, 2013 2:49 PM | (Not Filed) |

Hudson 2013.pngLITTLE ROCK - Tim Hudson, president of the Fayetteville School Board, has been recognized by the Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) as a Pinnacle Board Member, which is the highest award and recognition for an individual school board member in Arkansas. Click here to see a photo of the award presentation in Little Rock on December 12.

The Pinnacle Award is bestowed on board members who have accumulated at least 200 hours of continuing education through workshops, seminars or other board development activities designed to improve their effectiveness as members of the local school board.

The award is the highest achievement of a three-level professional development program designed by the ASBA Board of Directors to foster ongoing and continuous learning for Arkansas school board members. Training programs focus on Arkansas school law, finance, leadership, responsibilities of Arkansas school board members, community relations, operating effective meetings and current information on a wide range of education-related subjects. The award recognizes those school board members who take the initiative to continue their training above and beyond the state-mandated six hours of annual board member training required by Arkansas Law.

ASBA is a not-for-profit organization that has provided programs and services for all of the state's locally elected school boards for more than 50 years.

Congratulations, Tim!

Ramay Receives Student Performance Improvement Award

Posted by Alan on December 5, 2013 9:18 AM | (Not Filed) |

Ramay_Logo.pngRamay Junior High School has received a "Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013" OEP award from the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. These awards are based on the OEP-created "school GPA," calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). "Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013" awards are given to junior high and high schools that have shown the greatest improvement, where the measure of improvement is simply the difference between the ending score and the starting score over the time period indicated.

For more information on how the OEP award winners are determined and see the full list of award recipients, you can view the entire report here.

Annual Homeless Vigil Set for December 5

Posted by Alan on December 2, 2013 4:20 PM | (Not Filed) |

fire_barrel.pngThe annual Homeless Vigil, sponsored each year by the Fayetteville High School Student Council, will be held on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 5 pm and continuing through the night until the goal of $20,000 is met on Friday, December 6.

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!

Bulldog Classic Set for December 5-7 at FHS Bulldog Arena

Posted by Alan on December 2, 2013 3:54 PM | (Not Filed) |

Bulldog Classic2.pngDon't miss the annual Bulldog Classic basketball tournament at the beautiful Bulldog Arena on December 5-7. Watch both the boys and girls teams play highly-ranked teams from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. 

Get Your Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner

Posted by Alan on December 2, 2013 1:37 PM | (Not Filed) |

madpic3.pngTickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Madrigal Feast, presented by the Fayetteville High School Choirs, are now on sale.  Performance dates are December 12, 13, & 14, 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.

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