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April 2016 Archives

FHS Seniors Named to Arkansas All-Star Team

Posted by Alan on April 28, 2016 11:03 AM | Filed in News, Student Achievement |

Congrats to seniors Abigail Pickhardt and Blake Young for being named to the 2016 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team! 

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Five FHS Students Receive Perfect ACT Score

Posted by Alan on April 28, 2016 11:01 AM | Filed in News, Student Achievement |

Speaking of ACT scores, there are currently FIVE students enrolled at FHS who made a score of 36, the highest score possible, on the ACT exam: Kyle Jiang, Ryan Kim, Meagan Olsen, Albert Xu, and Emily Jackson! Emily is a sophomore, and the rest are juniors at FHS.

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FHS Sophomore Makes Perfect Score on ACT

Posted by Alan on April 28, 2016 10:59 AM | Filed in News |

Congratulations to FHS sophomore Emily Jackson for making the highest score possible on the ACT exam! She is the fourth FHS student to make a perfect score this school year and is the fifth FHS student currently enrolled at FHS who has made a 36.

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The Owl Creek School Designated Arkansas School to Watch

Posted by Alan on April 18, 2016 12:08 PM | (Not Filed) |


The Owl Creek School has been re-designated as an Arkansas Diamond School to Watch, and the school celebrated with students, parents, and staff during a morning assembly on April 15.

Schools to Watch® is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. Through the Schools to Watch® initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum's criteria for high performance. Forum members believe that three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:

  • They are academically excellent--these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
  • They are developmentally responsive--these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
  • They are socially equitable--these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.

To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.

Seven FPS Schools Receive Performance and Growth Rewards

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2016 10:47 AM | (Not Filed) |

performancechkj.pngSeven FPS schools will receive monetary awards through the Arkansas School Recognition Program. The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial rewards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and high graduation rate in secondary schools. The seven FPS schools will receive a total of over $600,000 in performance rewards.

Schools receiving awards included

  • Butterfield Trail Elementary, $90,171.12
  • Leverett Elementary, $31,052.46
  • McNair Middle School, $132,128.90
  • Ramay Jr. High, $31,561.74
  • Root Elementary, $47,938.56
  • Vandergriff Elementary, $130,424.76
  • Woodland Jr. High, $145,769.58

FHS Junior Achieves Perfect ACT Score

Posted by Alan on April 8, 2016 9:04 AM | Filed in News |

Congrats to FHS junior Albert Xu for scoring a 36 (the highest score possible) on the ACT Exam! He is the third FHS student to make a perfect score this year, and the eighth FHS student to do so since 2012. 

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Connotations Magazine Wins National Award

Posted by Alan on April 5, 2016 11:04 AM | Filed in News |

Congrats to the staff of Connotations, the national award-winning FHS student literary magazine. Their 2015 edition has won a Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association!

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McNair Archery Team Wins 1st at State Tournament

Posted by Alan on April 5, 2016 11:02 AM | Filed in News |

Congrats to the McNair archery team for winning 1st place in the elementary division at the state archery tournament! Team members include: (Left to Right) Mattea Hoskins, Emily Robinson, Reese Gentemann, Emily Mashburn, Isaac Haines, Ashton Ketchum, John Tierney, Kasen Phillips, and Kanon Phillips. (Back Row) Alyssa Salter, Dally Harp (Front Row from left to right) Caroline Jouett, Jaycee Petrone, Abi Minor, Landon Tierney, and Zoie Baldini.

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Ramay Team Wins State Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Posted by Alan on April 4, 2016 2:07 PM | (Not Filed) |

Congrats to the Ramay Jr. High Odyssey of the Mind team for winning their division at the state competition and qualifying to go to the World Finals at Iowa State University in May! 

Team members are 7th graders Sean Thorup, Jackson Langley, Austin Plant, Mason Parette, and Alivia DuLaney.

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FHS Sophomore Wins Study Trip Award to Germany

Posted by Alan on April 1, 2016 10:52 AM | Filed in News |

FHS sophomore Alex Lim has been selected as a recipient of the AATG/Pädagogischer Austauschdienst Study Trip Award to Germany! She scored 'gold' on the Level III National German Exam, wrote a composition in German, and competed in German speaking through a phone interview with UCA German professor, Dr. Horst Lange. She is one of only 39 students in the nation selected. Congrats, Alex!

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37 FHS Juniors Selected to Attend Arkansas Governor's School

Posted by Alan on April 1, 2016 10:45 AM | Filed in News |

Thirty-seven Fayetteville High School juniors have been selected to attend the 2016 Arkansas Governor's School, which is the largest group ever selected from FHS. 
The students are: Gifty Agana, Stephanie Beitle, Margaret Bell, Zain Blackwell, Jenna Blakeman, Sarah Bodenhamer, Gracie Cape, Alise Crippen, Kayla DeMark, Ruby Erickson, David Freeman, Max Hatcher, Jacob Huneycutt, Maxwell Jardon, Kyle Jiang, Ryan Kim, Nicholas Langham, Lara Lefforge, Hanna Lewis, Bailey Lindsey, Nauman Malik, Rachel McCann, Jack Meullenet, Laura Minton, Darcy Olmstead, Meagan Olsen, Jacob Partridge, Corrie Purcell, Michael Rechtin, Carol Rogers, Aidan Smith, Ellison Smith, Cy Starr, Isabelle Troutman, Yanda Vestewig, Caroline West, and Parker West.

The Arkansas Governor's School is a six-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the six-week program on the site of a residential college campus, leased by the State.

Students are selected on the basis of their special aptitudes in one of eight fields: Choral Music, Drama, English/Language Arts, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, or Visual Arts. All students also take classes in General Conceptual Development (Area II) and in Personal and Social Development (Area III).

The 2016 Arkansas Governor's School will run from June 12 through July 23.

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FHS Students Receive Perfect ACT Scores

Posted by Alan on April 1, 2016 10:41 AM | Filed in News |

Fayetteville High School juniors Kyle Jiang and Meagan Olsen have been notified that they both made a 36 on the ACT exam, the highest score possible on the test. Jiang and Olson become the sixth and seventh FHS students to achieve a perfect score since 2012. 
"We are very proud of Kyle's and Meagan's accomplishments," said FHS principal Dr. Chad Scott. "They are joining some truly elite company here at FHS and have helped further our school's reputation as one of the top academic high schools in the state and nation."

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