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October 2014 Archives

FHS Film and TV Students Win Awards at Spring Creek Arts Festival

Posted by Alan on October 29, 2014 3:10 PM | (Not Filed) |

MP4-2.pngCongrats to the FHS Film and TV students for their awards at the 2014 Spring Creek Arts Festival. The winners included:

  • "The Mobility Program," 1st Place for Documentary: Hayden Morris, Jasper Mize, and Emily Field
  • "Burn," 2nd Place for Music Video: Caroline Wetsell, Maggie Bell, Kaid Hurd, and Darcy Olmstead
  • "Tandem," 3rd Place for Short Narrative: Cole Borgstadt, Coleman Ray Clark, Reed C. Carson, and Conner Callison
  • "Pressure," won 3rd Place for Experimental Film: Cole Borgstadt
  • "Perseverance," 3rd Place for Onsite Competition: Jackson Anderss, Evan Smith, Joseph Porter, Emily Field, Conner Callison and Damon Hatfield

  • 3rd place for Human Interest Feature Story: Melissa McNamara
  • "Maser," 3rd place for Broadcast Onsite Competition: Trae Bailey, Brianna Warren, Jordan Curry, Kait Brown, and Kaiya Archer

FHS Drama Day Set for November 8

Posted by Alan on October 24, 2014 10:54 AM | (Not Filed) |

masks.pngThe FHS Drama Department will hold Drama Day Camp on Saturday, November 8
from 8 am to 2:30 pm for students in grades K-5 in the FHS Performing Arts Center. Young actors will learn the crafts of

  • Acting and movement
  • Musical theatre
  • Theatre games
  • Prop making (masks)
  • Stage makeup (gore and wounds)
  • Theatre scenes and characters

Cost is $50 per child and $40 for an additional child. Cost includes lunch (sponsored by Subway and a Drama Day t-shirt. Click here for registration and more information. Registration deadline is November 1.

Flu Shots Available for FPS Students and Staff

Posted by Alan on October 23, 2014 10:01 AM | (Not Filed) |

Flu Shot sign.pngFlu shots will be available for all students and staff in the Fayetteville Public Schools, based on the following schedule:

Wednesday, October 29:
Washington Elementary School
Leverett Elementary School

Thursday, October 30:
McNair Middle School
Vandergriff Elementary School

Monday, November 17:
Butterfield Trail Elementary School
Woodland Jr. High
FPS Transportation Dept.

Tuesday, November 18:
Happy Hollow Elementary School
Root Elementary School

Wednesday, November 19:
Fayetteville High School
FPS Administration
Ramay Jr. High
FPS Food Service

Thursday, November 20:
Owl Creek School
Asbell Elementary School

Friday, November 21:
Holt Middle School
Holcomb Elementary School

Each student must return a completed, signed permission form before an immunization will be administered. There is no charge for the immunization.

McNair Principal Named National Distinguished Principal

Posted by Alan on October 22, 2014 2:33 PM | (Not Filed) |

Hayward NDP-1.pngCongratulations to McNair Middle School principal Michelle Hayward for being named a 2014 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals! She was one of 61 elementary or middle level principals in the U.S. to be honored for setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.

FHS Golfer Wins State Overall for Second Consecutive Year

Posted by Alan on October 20, 2014 10:34 AM | (Not Filed) |

Cole-golf.pngCongratulations to FHS senior Matt Cole for winning the 2014 Arkansas Boys Overall Golf Championship! Matt is the second consecutive FHS golfer to win the overall title. Luke Long won in 2013. 

FHS Drama to Present Enter Laughing

Posted by Alan on October 17, 2014 10:48 AM | (Not Filed) |

Enter-laugn.pngThe FHS Drama Department presents the play "Enter Laughing" by Joesph Stein, based on the autobiography of Carl Reiner. Performances are October 24 and 25 at 7:00 pm and October 26
at 2 pm in the Black Box Theatre at Fayetteville High School.

Tickets are $7.00 for students and $8.00 for non-students. For more information or tickets call the Fayetteville High School Drama Dept. at 445-1193.

Annual Report to the Patrons Set for October 23

Posted by Alan on October 13, 2014 1:18 PM | (Not Filed) |

ptomeeting.pngThe Fayetteville School District will hold its annual meeting and present the Report to Our Patrons on the 2013-14 school year on Thursday, October 23 at 5 pm in the Adams Center.

The October meeting of the Fayetteville Board of Education will follow immediately after the annual meeting at approximately 5:30 pm.

Seating is limited in the Adams Center, and the meeting will be broadcast live on Cox Channel 217, AT&T Uverse channel 99, and streaming from the district website.

FHS Boys Defend State Golf Title

Posted by Alan on October 9, 2014 10:25 AM | (Not Filed) |

BULLDOG GOLFchamp.pngCongrats to the Fayetteville High school boys golf team for successfully defending their 7A state golf championship! 

Wednesday is Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day in Arkansas

Posted by Alan on October 7, 2014 11:18 AM | (Not Filed) |

crossing-guard.pngGovernor Mike Beebe has proclaimed Wednesday, October 8 as Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day in Arkansas. Fayetteville resident Paula Marinoni had the idea for the special day, and she has worked tirelessly over the past 12 years to promote it.

Crosswalks in Fayetteville will be marked with a special sign on Wednesday to help both drivers and walkers be more aware of each other. Join us in helping promote crosswalk safety!

Dates Set for Fall Secondary Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted by Alan on October 6, 2014 2:48 PM | (Not Filed) |

parent-teacher-conference.pngThe dates for the fall Parent-Teacher conferences at the secondary schools have been set. The schedule will be:

  • Holt: October 22-23, 3-7 pm each day
  • McNair: October 20-23, 3-5 pm each day
  • Owl Creek: October 22-23 and 27-28, 3:05-5:15 pm each day
  • Ramay: October 27-28, 3:45-7:30 pm each day
  • Woodland: October 27-28, 3:45 pm-7:30 pm each day
  • FHS: October 22, 4:00-7:30 pm; October 23, 4:00-8:00 pm
  • ALLPS: October 22, 4:00-7:30 pm; October 23, 4:00-8:00 pm

McNair and Woodland Named High Achieving Schools

Posted by Alan on October 2, 2014 12:39 PM | (Not Filed) |

UA_Logo_large.pngMcNair Middle School and Woodland Jr. High are ranked as two of the high achieving middle schools in Arkansas in a recent study by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Both schools received Office for Education Policy Awards in the following categories:

McNair Middle School:
  • Top 10 Arkansas middle schools in 7th grade math
  • Top 10 Arkansas middle schools in 6th grade literacy
  • Top 10 Arkansas middle schools in 7th grade literary
  • Top 5 middle schools overall in the northwest region of Arkansas
  • Top 3 middle schools in northwest Arkansas in 6th grade literacy achievement

Woodland Jr. High:
  • Top 10 Arkansas middle schools in 8th grade math
  • Top 10 Arkansas middle schools in 8th grade literacy
  • Top 3 middle schools in northwest Arkansas based on 8th grade math achievement
  • Top 3 middle schools in northwest Arkansas based on 8th grade literacy
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Congratulations to both schools!

Ramay to Receive STEM Excellence Award

Posted by Alan on October 1, 2014 11:10 AM | (Not Filed) |

Ramay_Logo.pngRamay Junior High School will be recognized as a STEM Excellence Award recipient during the STEM Expo 2014 in Branson, Missouri on October 12-14, 2014. Ramay Junior High School will be the only school receiving this award during the October 14th Awards Session of the conference.

The STEM-Excellence Awards program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose faculty and administration have implemented a comprehensive integrated STEM education program at very high levels or have made significant progress or significant strides in achievement through the implementation of comprehensive STEM programs.

The STEM-Excellence Awards sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement in integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Each year, the International STEM Education Association seeks out schools where the faculty and administration have sought to attain and maintain high academic goals through the implementation of comprehensive and long-term integrated STEM education programs.

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