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January 2014 Archives

Owl Creek Students Wins MLK Essay Contest

Posted by Alan on January 27, 2014 5:17 PM | (Not Filed) |

MLKessay.pngCongratulations to Owl Creek 6th grade student Kelly Davis for winning the Martin Luther King essay contest sponsored by Walmart. Kelly received a check for $500 for her school and got to perform with the Soul Children of Chicago at the awards ceremony in Bentonville on January 20.

Holt Students Fare Well in Marketing Contest

Posted by Alan on January 25, 2014 1:38 PM | (Not Filed) |

marketing-strategy.pngThe Arkansas Economics Acceleration Foundation announced the winners of the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase held January 17th in Little Rock. Paw-Tastic Treats, a project by Holt Middle School students Kimberly Anderson and Brianna Bailey won third place in the Best Marketing contest. Keyboarding teacher Liz Bland was the project sponsor. The competition included 220 teams made up of more than 670 students across Arkansas. Y.E.S. students from across the state work in small groups, led by their teacher advisors, to develop and market a business concept. Congratulations!

ACT Prep Program Offered for Sophomores and Juniors

Posted by Alan on January 22, 2014 4:04 PM | (Not Filed) |

taking_test.pngFHS is offering an act prep program for students in 10th and 11th grade who are interested in learning more about the ACT or who want to bring up their ACT score. Students finishing the 80-hour program are eligible for a free ACT exam. Click here for more information. 

Schools in Session on Saturday, January 25

Posted by Alan on January 22, 2014 1:49 PM | (Not Filed) |

Saturday School.pngAll FPS schools on the traditional calendar will be open for classes on Saturday, January 25 to make up one of our snow days. Food service will be provided, and the buses will run. The only change is the dismissal time, which will be ONE HOUR earlier than the normal dismissal times. Schools will begin at their normal start times.

FHS Student Named to National Hispanic Recognition Program

Posted by Alan on January 21, 2014 5:31 PM | (Not Filed) |

Mota_Sanjuana.pngCongratulations to FHS senior SanJuana Mota for being named to a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar by The College Board. She is one of 5,300 students recognized from almost 260,000 across the nation as part of the program.

In Memoriam: Jane Coomes

Posted by Alan on January 20, 2014 11:17 AM | (Not Filed) |

Jane_Coomes.pngWoodland Jr. High special education teacher Jane Coomes passed away over the weekend. She was a valued member of our district team, and she will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Jane's life on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Starr Drive in Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, 877 S. California Blvd., Fayetteville (479-527-3655), to support programs in special education; or to the First Responders of the Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept., 17150 Lake Sequoyah Drive, Fayetteville 72701.

 Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

FHS Teacher Wins Grammy Competition

Posted by Alan on January 20, 2014 10:06 AM | (Not Filed) |

barrettbaber-1024x682.pngCongratulations to FHS teacher Barrett Baber for winning the Grammy "Gig of a Lifetime" online competition. Barrett was selected from contestants from around the nation and will play in Los Angeles at Club Nokia at the Grammy Gig of a Lifetime concert on January 26.

Revised Snow Day Make-up Schedules

Posted by Alan on January 15, 2014 8:01 AM | (Not Filed) |

squirrel-snow-day.pngHere are the revised Snow Day Make-up Schedules for both the traditional calendar and continuous learning calendar (Asbell & Happy Hollow) for the eight snow days we have missed so far this year. Click here for the traditional calendar schedule and click here for the CLC calendar schedule.

Superintendent Thomas Resigns Effective June 30

Posted by Alan on January 14, 2014 8:06 AM | (Not Filed) |

Vicki_Thomas2.pngFayetteville Board of Education has voted 7-0 to accept the resignation of superintendent Vicki Thomas, effective June 30, 2014. Mrs. Thomas submitted her resignation to enable her family to move to Texas to care for an ailing relative.

The school board members thanked Mrs. Thomas for her service to the district, particularly for her efforts in helping to pass the millage election in 2010 for the transformation of Fayetteville High School and in helping the district prepare for the Common Core standards.

Prichard Named to National Academic Assembly

Posted by Alan on January 9, 2014 12:52 PM | (Not Filed) |

barbara-prichard.pngBarbara Prichard, the director of gifted and talented education for the Fayetteville Public Schools, has been selected to serve on the Academic Assembly of The College Board. The Academic Assembly considers issues and actions related to providing universal access to high standards of learning. The assembly works to expand access to educational excellence for all students through the articulation and elaboration of academic standards and standards for the delivery of curriculum and instruction.

Congratulations, Barbara!

FHS Homeless Vigil Rescheduled for January 13

Posted by Alan on January 8, 2014 3:13 PM | (Not Filed) |

The annual Homeless Vigil, sponsored each year by the Fayetteville High School Student Council, will be held on Monday, January 13, beginning at 5 pm and continuing through the night until the goal of $20,000 is met on Tuesday, January 14. The Vigil was originally scheduled for December but was canceled due to snow.

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.

Student Council will also hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 14 at FHS. Blood bank supplies are at critical lows, so please give if you can.

Thanks for your support of these most important events!

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