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November 2014 Archives

Eight FPS Schools Recognized as High Performing Schools

Posted by Alan on November 19, 2014 3:57 PM | (Not Filed) |

gold_star3.pngBased on results from the 2014 school year, eight FPS schools have been recognized as high performing schools by the Arkansas Department of Education's Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools on academic achievement, academic growth, and graduation rates. Schools in the top 10 percent are eligible to receive $90 per student, and schools in the top 11 to 20 percent are eligible to receive $45.10 per student.

Here are the amounts received by the eight FPS Schools:
Top 10%:
  • Butterfield Trail Elementary School: $55,191.65
  • Leverett Elementary School: $30,361.49
  • McNair Middle School: $62,800.09
  • Root Elementary School: $43,928.31
  • Vandergriff Elementary School: $59,605.92
  • Woodland Jr. High School: $69,747.29

Top 20%:
  • Happy Hollow Elementary School: $21,769.35
  • Holt Middle School: $25,942.13

Congratulations to these schools for their outstanding work!

FHS Homeless Vigil Set for December 4

Posted by Alan on November 18, 2014 8:14 AM | (Not Filed) |

fire_barrel.pngThe annual Homeless Vigil, sponsored each year by the Fayetteville High School Student Council, will be held on Thursday, December 4, beginning at 5 pm and continuing through the night until the goal of $10,000 is met on Friday, December 5.

Student Council members will spend the night in makeshift housing on the 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 Michelle Fyfe, and the Student Council will mail you an invoice for your pledge.

Thanks for your support of this most important event!

FPS Receives National Sustainability Scholarship

Posted by Alan on November 17, 2014 10:59 AM | (Not Filed) |

sustainability.pngThe Center for Green Schools at USGBC has selected The Fayetteville School District as one of six school districts across the nation to receive year-round support from the Center for Green Schools and a broad network of school sustainability leaders.

"The School District Scholarship program provides real, on the ground opportunities for entire school districts to engage in sustainability improvements and ongoing education," said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. "We are so pleased to highlight the good work already being done by this year's recipients and to be able to further their efforts through networking, professional development and on-site assistance."

Scholarship recipients include:
  • New York Department of Education in New York, NY
  • Paterson Public Schools in Paterson, NJ
  • Fayetteville Public Schools in Fayetteville, AR
  • Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District in Burnsville, MN
  • Sacramento City Unified School District in Sacramento, CA
  • Glendale-River Hills School District in Glendale, WI

Click here for more information.

Flu Clinics for Students

Posted by Alan on November 14, 2014 3:07 PM | (Not Filed) |

Flu Shot sign.pngFlu clinics will be held for students at the following schools next week:
  • November 17 Butterfield Trail, Woodland
  • November 18 Happy Hollow, Root
  • November 19 FHS, ALLPS, Ramay
  • November 20 Owl Creek, Asbell
  • November 21 Holt, Holcomb
Please note: the supply of flu mist provided by the state is almost gone, and additional supplies will not be available. There is an ample supply of vaccine for the shots. If you have submitted a consent form for your child to receive the flu mist, and you DO NOT want them to receive a shot instead, please contact your school nurse as soon as possible.


2014-15 CAP Calendar Announced

Posted by Alan on November 6, 2014 2:04 PM | (Not Filed) |

changed_calendar.pngThe CAP (Career & Academic Plan) Calendar for the 2014-15 school year is now available at this link. 

FHS Golfer Named Arkansas Player of the Year

Posted by Alan on November 4, 2014 10:03 AM | (Not Filed) |

Matthew Cole-1.pngThe Arkansas Activities Association has announced the selections for the Wendy's Golf High School Players of the Year Awards for the 2014-2015 school year.

Senior Matthew Cole of Fayetteville is the Wendy's Boys Player of the Year. Cole won the boys Overall Championship at Little Rock's Pleasant Valley Country Club with a 1-over par 73. He shot a 37 on the front and a 36 on the back.

Cole was also medalist in the 7A-West Conference tournament. He led Fayetteville to the Class 7A State championship (29 stroke lead) with a two-day total of 153 and medalist honors.

Congratulations, Matthew!

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