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December 2014 Archives

FHS Senior Named National Award Winner

Posted by Alan on December 17, 2014 10:40 AM | (Not Filed) |

Borgstadt_Cole copy.pngFAYETTEVILLE, ARK.--Fayetteville High School senior Cole Borgstadt has been named as one of 40 National YoungArts Foundation in Cinematic Arts Merit Winners. Borgstadt has now been invited to attend a week-long conference in either New York City or Los Angeles where he will have the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals.

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society. YoungArts winners represent a dynamic group of artists who go on to become leading professional in their fields. Alumni are Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award nominees. They dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the New York City Ballet, and play in the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic Orchestras. Their work appears on the New York Times bestseller list, at The Museum of Modern Art, and in the Sundance Film Festival.

YoungArts Alumni include actresses Vanessa Williams, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington; four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza; Executive Director of American Ballet Theater Rachel Moore; recording artists Nicki Minaj and Chris Young; musicians Terence Blanchard, Eric Owens, and Jennifer Koh; choreographer Desmond Richardson; and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken.

McNair Middle School Designated as Arkansas Diamond School to Watch

Posted by Alan on December 12, 2014 4:06 PM | (Not Filed) |

Diamond_School copy.pngCongrats to McNair Middle School for its re-designation for three more years as an Arkansas Diamond School to Watch! Only 10 middle schools in Arkansas have this coveted designation.

Warner Named Arkansas Volleyball Player of the Year

Posted by Alan on December 12, 2014 8:56 AM | (Not Filed) |

WarnerVB.jpgThe Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Haley Warner of Fayetteville High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Arkansas Volleyball Player of the Year. Warner is the second Gatorade Arkansas Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Fayetteville High School. Aubrey Edie was honored with the award in 2012.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Warner as Arkansas's best high school volleyball player.

The 6-foot-2 freshman right side hitter recorded 507 kills, 172 digs, 129 blocks and 12 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .452 and leading the Bulldogs (23-12-2) to the Class 7A state final this past season. A 2014 First Team All-State selection, Warner slammed a match-high 21 kills in the state final against Bentonville.

"Haley Warner's play demonstrates an exceptional combination of talent and hard work," said Fayetteville head coach Jessica Phelan. "She burst onto the volleyball scene during her freshman campaign and is one of the premier right side attackers in the nation."

Warner will begin her sophomore year of high school next fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each
sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

FPS Wins Arkansas Farm to School Month Contest Award

Posted by Alan on December 10, 2014 4:24 PM | (Not Filed) |

NFTS_logo_color-trandparent copy.pngFPS won the prize for pre-school, middle, or high schools in the 2014 Arkansas Farm to School Month Competition in October. FPS held six events during the month including:
  • Local Harvest Lunch
  • Apple Crunch Challenge
  • Harvest of the Month
  • Featured Farmer Fridays
  • Happy Hollow Harvest Moon Festival
  • Washington Elementary's Farm to You Exhibit

Click here to see more about the FPS Farm to School Month activities.

Fayetteville Public Library I-Cards are on the Way

Posted by Alan on December 10, 2014 3:52 PM | (Not Filed) |

i-card.pngFPS is partnering with Fayetteville Public Library and the Bank of Fayetteville to issue  students an FPL I-Card. These "internet-only" library cards give your students access to all of FPL's online resources via the library homepage. Electronic resources available with the FPL I-Card include:
  • online tutoring
  • homework help
  • language instruction
  • access to research databases
  • access to free downloadable eBooks, magazines, and music
Physical cards will be delivered to FPS schools after the first of the year, but students can access the online resources immediately using their I-Card number, which is available at their school.

To help introduce your teachers, parents, and students to the benefits of the FPL I-Card, the library has created three short videos:

FPL I-Card Teacher Video

FPL I-Card Parent Video

FPL I-Card Student Video

FHS Teachers Receive Biology Grants

Posted by Alan on December 9, 2014 9:12 AM | (Not Filed) |

Grant winners2.pngFHS Biology teachers Cameron Simpkins, Linda Stocker, and Lucas Leshe recently received grants funds totaling $2,750 through the E-Z Mart Education Grant opportunity. Teachers will use the funds to purchase frog specimens for dissection, indoor lights for a classroom greenhouse space, and to repair and maintain student microscopes. The district is thankful for the dedication and hard work of these teachers to promote hands-on, inquiry learning in the science classrooms. Congratulations!

Click here to see a photo of the winners.

Woodland to Host Robotics Competition on December 13

Posted by Alan on December 8, 2014 10:01 AM | (Not Filed) |

Robotics comp 2014 copy.pngWoodland Jr. High will host the 2014 VEX Regional Robotics Competition on Saturday, December 13. Teams from Arkansas and Oklahoma will compete, along with a separate competition for elementary teams. The doors will open at 8 am, and the competitions will begin at 9 am. The elementary finals will begin at 11 am, and the secondary finals will begin at 2 pm. 

FHS Student Accident

Posted by Alan on December 3, 2014 11:38 AM | (Not Filed) |

An FHS student was injured off campus this morning before school when he was hit by a car while apparently attempting to cross MLK Blvd. in the area between FHS and the stoplight at Hill Ave. The student was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center where he is being assessed and monitored.

We remind all motorists and pedestrians in the FHS area to use caution when driving or crossing the street and to watch out for each other.

Information about the State Championship Football Game on December 6

Posted by Alan on December 2, 2014 1:50 PM | (Not Filed) |

11_21_2011_littlerock.jpgHere is a list of information about the 2014 7A state championship game between FHS and Bentonville on Saturday, December 6 at noon at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock:

KICK-OFF: The game will start at noon.

RADIO: The game will be broadcast on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville. No TV coverage will be available.

HOME/VISITOR: FHS will be the visiting team, and FHS fans will enter and sit on the EAST side of the stadium.

GATES OPEN: Gates will open at 10:30 am at War Memorial Stadium. The ticket booth
will open at 10 am.

CONCESSION STANDS: There will be two concession stands open on both sides.

TICKETS: Tickets go are currently on sale at FHS.Mrs. Stevens will sell student tickets before school and at lunch (room 2401) Faculty and staff may purchase anytime during the day from Mrs. Stevens. Pre-Game sales will end at 1 pm on Friday. Ticket prices are:
  • Pre-Game Student, $6.00
  • Student ticket at Gate, $7.00
  • Pre-Game Adult, $7.00
  • Adult ticket at gate, $7.00

BAND: The FHS band will leave at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The band will load on Buchanan Street. Band students are asked to park in the senior lot due to the basketball
tournament. Band will sit in section 8.

CHEER/DANCE: The FHS Cheer & Dance teams will leave at 7:00. Cheer/Dance students are asked to park in the senior lot due to the basketball tournament.

STUDENT SECTION: Students are to sit in Sections 8,9, & 10. Students are not allowed to stand at the railing in any section other than the designated student section. (AAA rule)

SPIRIT SIGNS: Only use our name on any sign--not the opponent (AAA rule)

Only uniformed spirit team members are allowed on the field. All uniformed spirit team members and band will enter at Gate 11. (AAA rule)

PROGRAMS: Programs are $3.00 each and will be available at the game. The AAA prints 4,000. There will be more than 4,000 attending the game.

Ramay Robotics Team to Compete in Regional Competition

Posted by Alan on December 1, 2014 9:53 AM | (Not Filed) |

Ramay Robots.jpgThe Ramay Jr. High Robotics team will compete in the upcoming regional Regional BEST Robotics Championship at UA Fort Smith on December 5-6. The Ramay team will be one of 32 teams from 7 states in the competition. Team members include Joshua Blakely, Cody Cassat, James Fox (not pictured), Ben Hankins, and Lane Rouse. Team sponsor is Bethany Strasser, the 2014 Arkansas Technology & Engineering Teacher-of-the-Year.

Click here to see a team photo.

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