Staff Spotlight! Meet Ms. Contessa Shew, Art Teacher extraordinaire at Vandergriff Elementary. Today Ms. Shew is working with third-grade students on a split cell portrait project learning drawing skills and portraiture. In order to align the facial dimensions, students use rulers and math concepts as well as graphite pencils to complete the portrait.
MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH! We celebrate the contributions and achievements of some of the AMAZING women who have served Fayetteville Public Schools! Louise Bell, principal of FHS when the school was voluntarily integrated in 1954. Feriba McNair, former teacher, coach, and longtime school board member. She also started the FHS Girls Golf program. Dr. Mitzi Kuroda, FHS alumna and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.
The Woodland Junior High Quiz Bowl team won first place in the AR Governor's Quiz Bowl Association state tournament held Saturday at Lake Hamilton School District. The team is coached by Patricia Dennis-McClung. Sumedh Kalyankar was the high point winner for the tournament. Ramay Junior High Quiz Bowl team won third place in the tournament and is coached by Larry Schirling. Congrats to all!
Staff Spotlight! Meet Mrs. Betty Metcalf, a paraprofessional at Butterfield Trail Elementary for 27 years. Mrs. Betty enjoys building relationships with students, finding out what they are most interested in, and then figuring out how to serve them best. She loves discovering students' talents because everyone has a gift, they just have to find it. Mrs. Betty also has a passion for gardening! She works tirelessly in the Butterfield school garden with students growing many types of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants! Thank you, Mrs. Betty!
Holt Middle School recently unveiled their Outdoor Volleyball court with a GRAND OPENING! The project is a joint-use partnership between the Boys and Girls Club and the Holt PTO. Members of the State Champion FHS Volleyball team joined Holt students as they enjoyed playing on the new all-weather surface.
The FHS Sports Broadcasting class led by Mr. John Gossett brings Bulldog sports to the world. Check out this FPS Story detailing their award-winning program. https://youtu.be/zK-BU8PPYCY
ALLPS School of Innovation held its Black History Month Kickoff on Monday, January 31 with a student assembly to announce the schedule for February. DJ Derrick then provided the music for dancing and learning some new steps, and Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert joined the ALLPS students and staff in dancing.
Fayetteville is hosting the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships and welcoming the world to Northwest Arkansas! Students from Fayetteville Public Schools had the exciting opportunity to participate in a parade of nations to kick off the event! Watch the parade on youtube! https://youtu.be/evL0e5WhxZM
We're wrapping up an outstanding semester at Fayetteville Public Schools! Here's a look at some of the great things happening in our schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noL5LCWGsgI
Members of the Fayetteville Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert served breakfast for members of the Transportation Department to show their appreciation for their outstanding work this semester in spite of a bus driver shortage. Thank you for your unwavering service to our students and their families!
At the FHS Student Council Homeless Vigil last night, an appreciation moment was held to honor Tommy Grace, the founder of the Homeless Vigil in 1995, who passed away earlier this year. Tommy served as the first Homeless Liaison for Fayetteville Public Schools, and he staged the Vigil by himself for the first four years. The FHS Student Council wanted to become involved, and in 1999 Tommy handed the Vigil off to STUCO, who has conducted the Vigil every year since. STUCO and the Grace family raised funds for a memorial plaque that will be placed at FHS near the site of the Vigil each year to honor and remember Tommy Grace. Tommy's daughter Drew Grace-Sikes , his sister Jonelle Lipscomb, and many friends attended the appreciation. Since its inception, the Homeless Vigil has raised well over $200,000 for students in need in Fayetteville Public Schools and their families. Thank you, Tommy!
Congratulations to the @FayettevilleHS Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 717 for receiving the highest rating of Superior at the Arkansas One Act Festival! They have been asked to showcase their performance at the Arkansas State Thespian Festival in February! This is the equivalent to a State Championship! Go Drama Dawgs!
Great things are always happening in Fayetteville Public Schools! Check out "The Latest" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z77XnXONLoY
Come join the award-winning Fayetteville Dance Team for an instructional dance clinic and prepare for a performance during one of the Fayetteville Football Games. Your son or daughter will build lasting relationships with a Fayetteville athlete along with building their skill in dance. We are excited to share this special moment with your child! Fayetteville Strong...One FPS. https://tinyurl.com/2jzefwfa
Submitting the Meal Benefits Application has many BENEFITS! To find the application, visit http://district.fayar.net/o/fps/page/child-nutrition--97. There you will find the application AND videos on how to complete the application if you need a little help! APPLY TODAY!
Be part of Our Team! CHOPHERS NEEDED Fayetteville Public Schools are needing drivers for our daily routes to help and serve our students and their families. Fayetteville Public Schools will cover the cost to get your CDL driver's license and training, drug test and first aid training (First AID) and DOT Physico. Questions? Call Department of Transportation at (479) 444-3095 or visit website: Job Opportunities: https://bit.ly/2VTwrHk
Welcoming Week NWA brings together NWA Leadership Pledge supporters and the broader community to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Please visit engagenwa.org/welcoming-week-nwa/ to see a list of activities! #BelongingBeginsWithUS #WelcomingWeekNWA
Our newest video, "Focus on the Future: Progress Report," focuses on the construction and renovation that is taking place all across our district. We're very grateful to Fayetteville voters for overwhelmingly approving the restructuring of bonds in February of 2020 that resulted in $114 million for these projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrS6sYaiAo
Fayetteville Bulldog Varsity Football vs. Owasso! Livestream TONIGHT @ 7:30 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJbjIT3T1w6xgqzBWvWAJQ OR the Fayetteville Bulldog Athletics App!
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics For students age 12 and up When: Tuesday, August 24 and Tuesday, September 14 Where/Hours: Fayetteville High School: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Bulldog Arena Ramay Jr. High: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the gymnasium Woodland Jr. High: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the back gymnasium Students can receive either their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at these clinics. Please download, print, and sign the consent form at this link: https://tinyurl.com/pzr45ac5. Students must bring it with them to both of the clinics. Students are also required to bring a FERPA form signed by a parent/guardian. It may be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/2w66jzsx. Parents, please send a copy of your child’s health insurance information card (front and back) to vaccine clinics. Health insurance is NOT required to receive the vaccinations, and there is no charge to families for the vaccine. Thank you for your support of this important work!
We had a great first week of school for the 2021-2022 school year! We hope you enjoy these images from across our district ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCDd8aFkkxo
EVERY student in Fayetteville Public Schools should ✓ CHECK-IN For the 2021-2022 school year. This process includes all students and ALL GRADE LEVELS. The window for completing the online CHECK-IN is August 2 - 7. Please login and confirm your student’s information Parents will receive an email with login information by July 28. If a parent’s email address is not in our system, a letter will be sent to the child’s residence. If you do not receive your child’s login information by July 31, please email email@example.com. Be sure to check your spam folder, too! NOTE: if you have changed address, you must provide a proof of resident document (copy of a current utility bill or rental agreement) by uploading a picture of the document taken with your phone. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR!
FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY! 40,000 lbs. of Tyson products for Fayetteville-area families. Friday, May 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Baum Stadium Parking Lot (15th St. & Razorback Rd). Drive-thru pickup. First come, first served! More information here: https://www.facebook.com/FayettevillePublicSchools/photos/a.83583891099/10159216644391100/
Check it out! The Fayetteville Chamber is Commerce is hosting a virtual forum for the upcoming School Board Elections! Huge thank you to our sponsors: AT&T, Black Hills Energy, and Ozarks Electric and Ozarks Go! Can't tune in? We will be uploading the forum to our youtube channel for those that miss the conversation. Zoom like found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84889626437
Read about our very own Joseph Weishaar in NWA Online https://bit.ly/2Rsrx1p. Arkansan-designed memorial to WWI vets opening in D.C. CONGRATULATIONS!
Fayetteville Bulldog Varsity Softball vs. Springdale Livestream TODAY! @ 5:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEhkF11XQluDIGsYKxko0Q OR the Fayetteville Bulldog Athletics App!
Congratulations to Vandergriff Elementary School principal Andrea Sego and McNair Middle School principal Lisa Davis for graduating from Phase III of the Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Institute! Lisa’s action research centered on examination, analysis, and implementation of inclusive practices. Andrea’s action research focused on PBIS and SWIS evaluation.
The Arkansas Senate passed a concurrent joint resolution this afternoon to honor 150 years of Fayetteville Public Schools. The Arkansas House of Representatives passed the resolution before Spring Break. Special thanks to our Fayetteville legislative delegation: Rep. Denise Firmin Garner, Rep. David Whitaker, Rep. Nicole Clowney, and Sen. Greg Leding for their help in presenting the resolution and for their strong support and friendship!
U of A Music's Jeffrey Murdock Wins 2021 Grammy Music Educator Award. Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Murdoch, who is now the Grammy-winning dad of two very proud Leverett Elementary School students! https://bit.ly/3rRirZH
Due to the winter weather, road conditions, and power outages, Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19 for snow days (no virtual learning). All buildings will be closed, and all activities are canceled. In order to meet the state requirement for 178 student contact days, the school year will now be extended through Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Fayetteville Bulldog Basketball Livestream TONIGHT! Girls game @ 6 p.m. Boys game @ 7:30 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEhkF11XQluDIGsYKxko0Q
Exciting news! Fayetteville Public Schools is looking for two school nurses to join our team! Registered Nurses with an Arkansas license and current CPR certificate, please apply online at https://district.fayar.net/o/fps/page/human-resources--246. Please email Melissa Thomas, Director of Health Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. Steven Weber, our Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, joins podcast host Judith W. Umlas to discuss how the Power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership are a more necessary part of education today than ever before. https://bit.ly/36kq1mF
If you are considering Fayetteville Virtual Academy for your child for the 2021-22 school year, FVA will hold parent meetings nights via Zoom at 6 p.m. on February 16, March 16, and April 12. More information will be coming soon here and at the FVA website: https://district.fayar.net/o/fva
Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition will offer free meal packs during the winter break, which is from December 21 through January 1. The five-day meal packs (five breakfasts and five lunches) will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 29. More information here: http://district.fayar.net/article/369794?org=fps
The Fayetteville High School Student Council will hold the 22nd annual Homeless Vigil on Thursday, December 3, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the FHS campus along Bulldog Blvd. The vigil will raise funds for the Families in Transition Program, a Fayetteville Public Schools program that helps students in need and their families across the school district. Donations to the vigil can be made online at this link: https://vstore.fayar.net/itemDetail.php?itemID=26...
Please take a moment to view an important video message for our Fayetteville Public School families from Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVuYYZnsDAw
In lieu of our Winter Concert season, FHS Choirs are releasing a recording in mid December and offering a full digital album for purchase! Your purchase of the digital album will include: songs featuring all choirs, a wide variety of music, and a specialized embroidered mask! Masks are 3 layer, 100% cotton with nose wire, filter pocket and filter included. They are made by local artists and are of limited quantity! Funds raised will help us with the cost of sanitization equipment, choir gear, and yearly fees. Purchase your tickets for your album and or mask on Givebutter THEN FILL OUT this Google Order Form https://bit.ly/35WF0Dy to choose your mask preferences and e-mail where your album link(s) will be sent.
Your Feel Good Moment of the Week comes from Washington Elementary School assistant principal Ruth Mobley. Ms. Mobley stood at the corner of Lafayette and College holding a "Honk if you love Washington" sign from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday. She agreed to do this if Washington students met their goal for their food drive and Socktober event. Five hundred boxes of mac and cheese were collected for the district food pantry and 200 pairs of socks for the Seven Hills Day Center. Thank you, Ms. Mobley!!
Special thanks to Nabholz Corporation and to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation for the in-kind gift of $20,000 of industry-standard tools to further develop and augment the Skilled Trades curriculum at Fayetteville High School! Through their generosity, the curriculum will train students interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades while still in high school, particularly plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and general construction. Successful completion of this program would ideally result in a student earning multiple industry-recognized certifications that will enhance future employment opportunities.
Great things are happening every day in our schools, especially in 2020! Our teachers and students have adapted to the changes put in place to protect health and safety, and teaching and learning are still the focus of every school day. Check out "The Latest" video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9dOouFbKZM
The Fayetteville Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 27 at 5 p.m. in the Adams Leadership Center. Seating will be limited to allow for social distancing. The meeting will be live-streamed on the FPS Board Meetings YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvo4fc7vCuce7FWUyX9GLg
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Please check your email for important information regarding meal sign-up for Hybrid Learning, Home Campus Virtual Learning, and Fayetteville Virtual Academy Students. More information is also available here: https://district.fayar.net/article/289250?org=fps
Please view this new video update for an important message from Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0iptN2Xdlo&feature=youtu.be
REMINDER: Anyone age 18 or younger can pick up a ten-meal pack (5 breakfasts/5 lunches) at 5 locations in Fayetteville today between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fps/page/meal-service
Parents/Guardians: IMPORTANT: Please check your email for a message from Fayetteville Public Schools regarding a survey for you to indicate your preference for your student for the fall semester. The survey is available here: https://forms.gle/nBE7dxbUWN7DkvyF7. We appreciate your patience and support in this extraordinary and rapidly changing time!
REMINDER: Anyone age 18 or younger can pick up 10 meals (5 breakfasts/5 lunches) at the same 5 locations in Fayetteville today! Click here for more information: http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fps/page/covid-19-information--17
Since we were not able to host our annual Retiree Banquet this year, we have created a Retiree Celebration 2020 video to celebrate those individuals who have retired from their service to Fayetteville Public Schools. The video is posted on Facebook https://bit.ly/30Bj92n and on YouTube https://bit.ly/2UEGZq1. Please reach out to these retirees and thank them for their dedication to FPS!
Free summer meals for anyone age 18 or younger every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5 locations in Fayetteville! Click here for more information: https://district.fayar.net/article/257202?org=fps
As always, great things are happening in our schools! Here is the final "The Latest" video for the 2019-20 school year. Check it out! Have a great summer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqM7kgDMNkg&feature=youtu.be
Parents, please check your email and visit the Fayetteville Public Schools website at http://fayar.net for important information on report cards, retrieval of student belongings from school, summer meal service, and other information for parents. Thank you!
Parents, be sure to check your email for important messages from Fayetteville Public Schools regarding the end of the school year and the summer meals program. As always, we are very grateful for your support of our schools!
REMINDER: Fayetteville Public Schools will provide meals to anyone age 18 and under at five sites in Fayetteville ON TUESDAYS from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Go here for more information: http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fps/page/covid-19-information--17
The FPS Outback Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve families who need additional assistance with food. The Outback is located on the ALLPS School of Innovation campus at 2350 Old Farmington Rd.
Parents, please check your email and visit the Fayetteville Public Schools website at http://fayar.net for important information on student meal service on Tuesdays and other information for parents. Thank you!
FPS AMI Video Spotlight: Spanish with Andrew Williams. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZz-ayPNUjQ&feature=youtu.be
Parents, please check your email and visit the Fayetteville Public Schools website at http://fayar.net for important information on student meal service on Tuesdays and other information for parents. Thank you.
Please check your email and visit the Fayetteville Public Schools website at http://fayar.net for an important update on student meal service and information for parents. Thank you.
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Go here for more information on the registration process: https://bit.ly/2R2NIbD
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Click here for more information on the registration process: https://bit.ly/2R2NIbD
Ten meal pick-up is today at Owl Creek School at 375 N. Rupple Rd. from 11 am to 1 pm. Any child age 18 or younger can get ten meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches). Go here for more info: https://bit.ly/2UyVFrg
Please visit the Fayetteville Public Schools website at http://fayar.net for an important update on student meal service and a message from Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert. Thank you.
During Spring Break, FPS Child Dept. will provide free breakfast & lunch meals at the Owl Creek School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon, - Fri. Breakfast & lunch can be picked up at the same time. Meals are free to anyone 18 and younger. The child must be present to receive a meal.
During the week of Spring Break, March 23 through March 27, 2020, Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be available to any child age 18 and younger at Owl Creek School from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Students must be present to receive a meal. Owl Creek School 375 N. Rupple Rd. See you there! 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Owl Creek School 375 N. Rupple Rd.
The FPS Outback food pantry is open DAILY this week from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to provide groceries to families. We normally provide non-perishable food items and frozen meat, but due to recent donations, we are now able to add fresh fruit, lettuce, bread, and eggs to the food boxes. Since next week is Spring Break, we will be giving double boxes on Friday, March 20. The Outback is accessible to families by two different public transit bus routes and is located at 2350 Old Farmington Rd. in Fayetteville on the ALLPS campus.
The Woodland Math Club had six students who competed in the State MathCounts competition in Little Rock on Saturday. Alejandra and Laura Avila, Albert Lui, Keming Meng, Maddie Mullins, and Annie Xu all competed as individuals. Our team: Albert Lui, Keming Meng, Maddie Mullins, and Annie Xu received the 1st Place Team award, and Keming Meng took 6th Place in the Individual Competition. CONGRATULATIONS!
Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert was inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame at the 74th Southwestern Regional Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for his 45 years of Service in developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. Congratulations Dr. Colbert!
This week FPS Child Nutrition celebrates National School Breakfast week with special breakfast menu items and a bike giveaway thanks to @generalmills! Eating school breakfast March 2 - 6 automatically enters you into a drawing to win a bike, helmet, and bike lock. Four winners will be announced on Friday March 6th.
The Spring 2020 Fayetteville Adult & Community Education Class Schedule is available now! https://district.fayar.net/adult-community-education Click the green button for Community Education schedule and registration form. For questions call (479) 444-3041 or email email@example.com.
With voter approval of the bond restructuring and NO MILLAGE INCREASE, LED Lighting will be installed in every school and investments will be made in energy efficiencies. Learn more at http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fps PLEASE VOTE ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020!
Teachers at McNair Middle School spent part of their Professional Development Day on January 7 volunteering their time for community service around Fayetteville. One group went to Potter's House to help sort clothing and other donated items. Another went to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County AR to help install siding on a home in south Fayetteville. The third group prepared and delivered a meal to our good friends at Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department and Fayetteville Arkansas Fire Department.
Students in grades K-8 across Fayetteville Public Schools participated in Computer Science in Education Week by completing an Hour of Code project. https://bit.ly/2RPbOaR
Traffic in south Fayetteville will be very congested around and after 3 p.m.today due to the large crowd attending the funeral at Bud Walton Arena. This may impact our bus routes and cause some delays. We will do our best to make sure the routes run as soon as possible.Thanks!
We are so grateful for the kind, patient, and dedicated Fayetteville Police Department officers that work with our school district daily. Our thoughts are with them, the entire department, and their families as they grieve the loss of Officer Stephen Carr.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. Plan to attend this FREE event for parents and students attending FPS middle and junior high schools. Tuesday, December 10 at 6 pm at Owl Creek School. Go to https://bit.ly/2LoTlOn
FVA is accepting student applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Fayetteville Virtual Academy is an open-enrollment school. Students who reside in the Fayetteville Public School District attendance area are eligible to attend FVA. Students who reside in the state of Arkansas but outside the Fayetteville Public School District may apply to enroll in FVA . Apply now at http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fva Explore...APPLY NOW!
Student Spotlight: Ayzhia Hall, 11th grade Ayzhia is an elite gymnast who fell in love with the sport at the age of 4 when she and her mother enrolled in a local Mommy and Me class. Since then, she has competed all over the nation earning top marks on floor, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam events. In 2019, she qualified and competed at the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she finished 6th All-Around. Ayzhia is an outstanding student-athlete who excels not only on the mat but also in the classroom. Upon graduation in 2021, she will follow her dreams to compete collegiately at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she has committed. Way to go, Ayzhia!
Fayetteville Public Schools will be open today, Tuesday, November 12. We look forward to seeing you, and remember to dress warmly!
All FPS schools will close at 2:00 p.m. today due to inclement weather and road conditions. Students who ride buses will be kept at school until their bus arrives.
Fayetteville High School Choir invites ye noble Lords and Ladies to: THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MADRIGAL FEAST ROYAL RENAISSANCE BANQUET For more information click here: https://bit.ly/2CfLRIH
Great things are happening in our schools! Check out "The Latest" video. https://youtu.be/GyC5l4x8iws
The second day of the True Lit Festival brought national-award winning author and MacArthur Fellow Gene Luen Yang to the FHS Performing Arts Center to speak to all eighth and ninth-grade students. Mr. Yang also led two writing workshops for select groups of students. Special thanks to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and the Fayetteville Public Library for bringing Mr. Yang to speak to our students for the Blair Lecture Series.
Fourth and sixth-grade students in Fayetteville Public Schools got a treat today! They traveled to Fayetteville High School to hear New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka as part of the True Lit Festival sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Library. He spoke to students in the Bulldog Arena and Performing Arts Center and also led a writing workshop.
October is National Farm to School Month! Students, Parents, and Staff are invited to the 9th ANNUAL Local Harvest Lunch on Friday, Oct 18th to share a nearly 100% locally sourced school meal in celebration of the bountiful and vibrant local food system in NW Arkansas. If you eat food, thank a farmer! #nf2sm #farmtoschoolmonth #farmtoschool
Congratulations to the FHS Marching Bulldog Band for their outstanding performance at the Bentonville Marching Band Invitational! See the awards presentation here: https://bit.ly/2OUvFnQ
Fayetteville High School celebrates Homecoming this week with its annual parade on the Town Square. Hundreds of students represented a variety of athletic teams, clubs, and organizations and showed exactly why FHS is the best high school in the State of Arkansas! FHS will take on Rogers High School at 7:00 pm on Friday night! #onefps
Can't make it to the Square on Wednesday, October 2 for the Homecoming Parade? You can watch it live on the FHS-TV YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEhkF11XQluDIGsYKxko0Q
Congratulations to Dr. John L Colbert for receiving the 2019 Individual Leadership Award from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce! https://bit.ly/2lBJBqB
Take Your Legislator to School - The legislators who represent Fayetteville in the Arkansas General Assembly visited Holcomb, Holt, McNair, and Fayetteville Virtual Academy on Wednesday. Thanks to Rep. Nicole Clowney, Rep. Denise Garner, Sen. Greg Leding, and Rep. David Whitaker for spending their morning with us! #onefps
Alice Cai, a 16-year-old Fayetteville High School Student, recently published her debut children's book based on a draft she started in 2014 at the Northwest Arkansas Kidswrite Summer Camp — now called the Young Writers Camp — which is organized by the University of Arkansas. Read more! https://bit.ly/2lVuwQp
First meeting this year with some of the hardest working parents in FPS! The FPS Presidents Council meets monthly with Dr. John L Colbert to hear about district programs, make suggestions, and ask questions. We greatly appreciate these good people! — with Melissa Belden Werner, K.c. Pummill, Vanessa Miller and Kelsey Roemer.
Help Choose the New Junior High Mascots Suggestions are now being received to help Ramay and Woodland Junior High Schools select new mascots! https://forms.gle/37aUkjGZr7etTUe98
EVERY student in Fayetteville Public Schools should CHECK-IN for the 2019-2020 school year! This is a NEW process and includes all students and ALL GRADE LEVELS. The window for CHECK-IN is July 29-August 9. A link with login information will be sent to every parent by email or letter the week of July 22-26th. Please login with the emailed/mailed student login(s) and password(s) and confirm your student’s information at https://update.fayar.net/. If you do not receive your child’s login information by July 26th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: If you have moved, you will need to provide proof of residence (copy of a current utility bill or rental agreement). You may upload your proof of residence in the Back to School Check-In portal at https://update.fayar.net/. We can't wait to see you! It's going to be a great year!
Annual School Election Set for May 21 The annual school election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The only contested race on the ballot is for the Zone 5 seat on the Fayetteville Board of Education. Tim Hudson is seeking re-election to this seat, and he is being challenged by Dwight Gonzales. There is no change requested in the millage rate.
CONGRATULATIONS to @FayettevilleHS Bulldog TV for their performance at the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association. Among the Awards Superior Rating and Best of ASPA for Best Weekly Show - FHS TV Staff, Best Daily Show - FHS TV Staff Superior rating for the TV Program and All-Arkansas award, meaning that @FayettevilleHS is the best TV program in the state.
Elizabeth Thomas-Gammill has been named the new head cheer coach at Fayetteville High School, according to Steve Janski, Director of Athletics for Fayetteville Public Schools. Thomas-Gammill will assume the role of Director of Spirit and Student Athletic Affairs, which encompasses serving the district as head cheer coach as well as head dance coach. Thomas-Gammill currently serves as the head dance coach for FHS and as the Director of Spirit for the FPS district. Thomas-Gammill will lead a team of four assistant cheer and dance coaches serving over 150 student-athletes.
Fayetteville High School Theatre Department will present THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan April 11, 12, and 13 at 7 pm and April 14 at 2pm in the Fayetteville High School Performing Arts Center. The play is a tender, emotional journey that uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given a new life. To purchase tickets visit fhsdrama.net
Fayetteville High School had 38 students receive the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy! Adopted first by California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now recognized in 36 states and Washington D.C. According to the official website, “the Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.” Since the 2017 pilot year a total of 812 Arkansas students from 31 high schools around the state have attained this certification across eleven languages other than English (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish). The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is awarded each spring and fall to students in grades 9 through 12 and is sponsored by the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA) and the Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL). The Arkansas Department of Education officially endorsed the Seal in June 2018.
Joe Weishaar, a Fayetteville Public Schools graduate and a 2013 graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design and the Honors College, will return to the U of A campus to present a free public lecture, “To End All Wars: The Fight for the National WWI Memorial,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Gearhart Hall Auditorium. https://bit.ly/2U2TDkk
Henry Foster, a 5th grader at McNair Middle School, was awarded the Youth Challenger Award at the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education state conference in Little Rock on February 28. The purpose of the Youth Challenger Award is to honor and recognize a student who risked taking an unusual, creative, different, and innovative step in a direction most people wouldn't think to consider.
The Breakfast Club had an exciting afternoon: interviews and performances. Special thanks to Ramay teachers Rebecca Gilmer and Kristen Stout for being in the audience, celebrating the students, and helping! Wow! Our special guests from Fayetteville Public Education Foundation had a great time! Thanks, Stevie Sandven and Frankie Sandven Cheadle for running the refreshments and T-shirt sales.
Woodland Junior High School Like This Page · March 8 · Edited · Congratulations to the Woodland Robotics Teams! At the State Championship, all three teams went to finals, and Team 6610T ended up as State Runner Up, bearing out over 250 teams in the state. Next stop for Robotics is the US Open in April alongside Team 6610W. Then Team 6610T will compete in the World Championship in May! #onefps
All Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed today, Monday, March 4, due to the early morning snowfall affecting road conditions. Stay warm!
What are Advisory, Edge, and A&E? FHS staff members, including FHS Principal Dr. Jay Dostal, and FHS students explain how the programs work to help students. https://bit.ly/2H0gDbZ
@FayettevilleHS hosted the Special Olympics District 3 Basketball Tournament today. Hundreds of Special Olympians from Northwest Arkansas participated in the annual event. Watch and celebrate as the participants give it their all! #onefps https://bit.ly/2FOFbFg
Congrats to the FHS Band for placing 66 members on the 2019 All Region Band! https://bit.ly/2DyhJJX #PurpleReign #onefps
January's Harvest of the Month is the stupendous SWEET POTATO! This month students and staff will sample Ranchero Roasted Sweet Potatoes seasoned with Tex Mex-style spices. Sweet potatoes for the taste tests and winter menus were grown at Dickey Farms in Tontitown, Arkansas. Did you know, because of their sweet flavor and creamy texture, mashed sweet potatoes can be used instead of fat and sugar in many desserts (i.e. sweet potato brownies)? #harvestofthemonth #F2S #arkansasgrown
Fayetteville Public Education Foundation scholarship applications are open! Deadline is February 15, 2019 www.fayedfoundation.org/programs/scholarships/
Thanks to our outstanding teachers and students for a great semester of learning! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzUR6cPeAwM #onefps
The Husky Nation Celebrates today! Our very own Cheri DeSoto, 5th Grade Science teacher, was recognized as a 2018 state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, in front of the State Board of Education today in Little Rock! Mrs. DeSoto’s husband Joe and children Trusten & Nicole along with Maddie, Trusten’s fiancé, were all there to support her! If you step into Mrs. DeSoto’s classroom you will see engaged learners, discussion and exploration of science, scaffolded instruction, and for sure hear the letters ONSC. She is team player and public servant that is a joy to work with each day!
FHS Football LIVE STREAMED tonight at 7:00 pm - FHS vs Bryant in state playoffs! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXEhkF11XQluDIGsYKxko0Q
Great things are always happening in our schools! Check out "The Latest" video. https://goo.gl/FYysta
Today is the day! Our Local Harvest Lunch is being prepared by our wonderful Child Nutrition staff in kitchens across the district. October is National Farm to School Month! FPS Child Nutrition invites you to join your student TODAY for a locally-sourced lunch made with ingredients from farms & small businesses in Arkansas!
Check out the FHS Homecoming Football game LIVE STREAMED tonight at 7:00 pm - FHS vs Van Buren! http://www.fhsbulldogs.com/broadcasts
Check out FHS Football LIVE STREAMED tonight at 7:00 pm - FHS vs Owasso! http://www.fhsbulldogs.com/broadcasts
Check out FHS Volleyball LIVE STREAMED tonight at 6:30 pm - FHS vs Bentonville West! http://www.fhsbulldogs.com/broadcasts
Our latest video profiles our Vision & Mission that was crafted by the Fayetteville Board of Education to guide Fayetteville Public Schools. Check it out on Facebook at https://bit.ly/2B0KeAJ #onefps
The Fayetteville Public Library hosted a reception for our Superintendent, Dr. John L Colbert on Tuesday, July 24. A great attended, and we’re very grateful to our good friends and partners in education at the library! #onefps
Camp Invention at Butterfield Trail Elementary was a big hit! Lots of fun learning taking place all week.