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Work by FHS Art Teacher Included in New Book

Posted by Alan on August 25, 2015 8:09 AM | (Not Filed) |

Stinebaugh.pngArtwork by Fayetteville High School art teacher Diane Stinebaugh is included the newest book from Firehouse Publications, "If Picasso Went To The Zoo," by Eric Gibbons. This inter-curricular collection of poems and illustrations, created by 50 art teachers from all over the world was designed with children in mind.

This collaboratively created volume started with the 2015 New Year and a group of die-hard, certified art teachers sharing ideas and choosing artists to emulate from history. From Renaissance works to more modern pieces of Pop, each participant chose an artist from history to emulate. From Hieronymus Bosch and Giuseppe Arcimboldo to Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat, these teachers stepped into the shoes of historic greats and created a work of art of an alliterative animal that artist might have made. This is a common project in schools across the United States and abroad--to learn about the life and work of an artist and try to make a new work within their genre--not just a copy, but a work that might fit into their portfolio.

"The collection is awesomely diverse!" says author Eric Gibbons, "We have artists from all over the earth, from different periods of time, male and female, black, white, Native American, and everything in between. We also chose a very diverse approach to the media including traditional paintings an illustrations, but also sculpture, pottery, and even an example of quilting in the style of Harriet Powers. My favorite thing about these projects is that I learn about so many important artists I had not really heard of, and I have been teaching art for more than a quarter century!"

Each artwork is accompanied with a unique poem that tells a bit about the artist, their genre, and the animal subject. Each artist has an alliterative animal, like Picasso Pangolin, Baber Bison, or DalĂ­ Dodo. Each illustration has a tiny leaf nearby to help you understand if the animal is endangered, extinct, or thriving. The author has even uploaded a free extended learning packet readers can download and explore themes of zoology, poetry, research, history, and more.

The books will initially be available through Amazon.com, several museum bookstores across the nation, and direct from the publisher at www.firehousepublications.com.

Polling Places for September 15 School Election

Posted by Alan on August 17, 2015 10:36 AM | (Not Filed) |

vote.pngHere are the polling places for the Tuesday, September 15 annual school election. The only contested race on the ballot is for the Zone 2 seat on the Fayetteville Board of Education. The candidates are Jeanne Champagne, Phil Jones, and Robert Maranto. Justin Eichmann is seeking re-election to the Zone 3 seat, and he is unopposed. There is no change requested in the millage rate.

To check your voter registration status, find your polling place and to view a copy of your sample ballots go to www.voterview.org. Please call the County Clerk's office at 444-1711 for change of address or for questions concerning eligibility to vote prior to Election Day.

Early voting:
County Clerk's office in the Washington County Courthouse, 280 North College, beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, including the Monday, September 14, 2015 before the election.

Election Day:
Polling Places on Election Day are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. All eligible voters in the Fayetteville, Farmington, Prairie Grove and West Fork School Districts will be able to cast their vote at any of the polling places listed below.

  • Baldwin Church of Christ, 4399 Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville
  • Buckner Baptist Church, 2748 Wyman Rd., Fayetteville
  • First United Presbyterian Church 695 E. Calvin, Fayetteville
  • Yvonne Richardson Center, 240 E. Rock, Fayetteville
  • Farmington Baptist Church, 49 W. Main St., Farmington
  • Prairie Grove Christian Church, 611 Wayne Villines Rd. Prairie Grove
  • West Fork Community Center, 222 Weber St., West Fork

Precincts in Fayetteville Zone 2 (NOTE: not all registered voters in precincts are eligible to vote in the Fayetteville Zone 2 election):

  • Elkins
  • Elkins-H
  • Fay. 7
  • Fay. 8
  • Fay. 9
  • Fay. 11
  • Fay. 12
  • Fay. 21
  • Fay. 25
  • Fay. 29
  • Fay. 44
  • Prairie Township 2
  • Prairie Township 5
  • Richland

FPS Welcomes 42 New Staff Members for 2015-16 School Year

Posted by Alan on August 10, 2015 2:47 PM | (Not Filed) |

newteacher15.pngWe are happy to welcome 39 new teachers and three new administrators to our schools for the 2015-16 school year. Our new colleagues include:

Adult & Community Education
Robbie Cornelius, Director

Angie Vargas, English teacher

Asbell Elementary School
Missy Cox, Special Ed. teacher
Amber King, Pre-K teacher

Butterfield Trail Elementary
Mandi Beesler, Structured learning teacher

Dr. Chad Scott, Principal
Jason Barnes, Sports Medicine/Athletic trainer
Chris Brown, PE/Health/Basketball/Asst. basketball coach
Scott Davenport, Biology and 9th football coach
Michael "Blu" Green, Chemistry/Coach
Spencer Hill, Social studies, 9th grade coach
Samantha Johnson, Forensics/Debate
Lisa Neisler, Math Teacher/Coach
Abby Risner, Spanish Teacher
Brooke Schafer, English
Brad Stamps, Teacher/Coach
Michael Post, Band (FHS/Woodland)

Happy Hollow Elementary
Cristin Atha, Asst. Principal
Megan Garrison, 4th Grade teacher
Sophia Barrett, Resource Teacher

Holt Middle School
Tamara Henschell, Speech Lang. Path.

Leverett Elementary School
Kristie Morris, Kindergarten teacher
Shae Newman, 2nd grade teacher
Ann Sorenson, 4th Grade teacher
Heather Tyler, Special Ed Teacher (Leverett/Root)

McNair Middle School
Christine Harter, Structured learning teacher

The Owl Creek School
Stephanie Davis, Principal
Nathan Bowers, 4th grade teacher
Allison Efurd, elementary teacher
Emily Foster, Kindergarten teacher
Lena Harrison, elementary teacher
Jessica McConnell, elementary teacher

Ramay Jr. High
A.J. Killham, Boys Bball/Asst. Track/History
Kristin Killham, Social Studies/head volleyball coach
Morgan Luther, Girls basketball/PE
Lisa Morrison, Asst. principal/math coach
Danielle O'Reilly, Science teacher
Andrew Loyd, Math Teacher/Coach (Ramay/FHS)

Root Elementary School
Kristen Scott, Principal

Vandergriff Elementary School
Rebecca Bramlett, Speech Lang. Path.

Washington Elementary
Abby Wright, Speech Lang. Path.

Woodland Jr. High
Quinn Bivens, Science teacher
Nathan Wells, Math Teacher/Coach

Public Hearing on Proposed Virtual Charter School

Posted by Alan on August 5, 2015 9:08 AM | (Not Filed) |

townmeeting2.pngAll those interested are invited to a public hearing on Monday, August 10 to discuss a Conversion Charter School application for the Fayetteville Public School's proposed virtual school. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Adams Leadership Center at 1000 W. Bulldog Blvd. 

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