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.