We've had a great fall semester in Fayetteville Public Schools! Here is a collection of sights and sounds from the past five months. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and an happy and healthy New Year! #onefps https://youtu.be/qX9aif-0SBk
Fayetteville High School Computer Science students held a FPS Night of Coding introducing community members of all ages to computer coding and technology basics. Participants experienced hands-on games and engaging tutorials at a variety of interactive stations with FHS students guiding the way!
We need YOU as an FPS School Bus Driver!🚍 Ride along with three of our FPS School Bus Drivers for a glimpse into their day and learn more about the benefits and opportunities that exist when you join our team! APPLY TODAY!💜 https://www.youtube.com/watchv=jKuIDVK97Hs&t=2s
Chef Getzin and the Fayetteville High School Child Nutrition staff are hard at work today preparing meals for students and staff! Chef Getzin is here working with the Child Nutrition Department, thanks to a generous grant funded and supported by the Lifetime Foundation. Today is an Asian-themed lunch: Sweet and Sour Chicken Spicy Orange Chicken Fried or Steamed Rice Stir-Fry Fresh Vegetables & Egg Rolls Many thanks to Chef Getzin and the Lifetime Foundation for this great opportunity!
FPS Child Nutrition staff enjoyed hands-on professional development with chef Kent Getzin. Chef Getzin joins us from Chelan, Washington, thanks to a generous grant funded and supported by the Lifetime Foundation. The Child Nutrition staff was instructed to create original recipes after learning about the fundamentals of taste physiology and flavor development. Food was then prepared by staff using the new recipes, and staff members all sampled the food in a taste test. Recipes approved by the staff will be used throughout the district in our lunch program!
Friday, September 23 will be an Online Learning Day for our staff members. Students will not attend school on Friday.
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ON FRIDAYS IN FAYETTEVILLE WE WEAR PURPLE! Get your t-shirt from Bulldog.Co at FHS before they sell out! https://shop.1836ink.co/bulldogco/
NOW HIRING School Bus Drivers! Starting Wage is $19.30 per hour! APPLY TODAY by calling 479-444-3095!
Today is National Speech Language Pathologist Day, a day to recognize our AMAZING pathologists and their role in our student's education! SLPs - Changing the WORLD one WORD at a time! We are grateful for YOU!
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!
The Fayetteville Parent Teacher Cooperative organized a lunch today to celebrate our bus drivers on School Transportation Appreciation Day! Thank you to the FPTC for the celebration! Thanks also to JJ’s Grill for the food and McAlister’s Deli for the tea!
Congratulations to the 2022 FHS Color’s Day Court!💜 Queen Trusha Liyanage, Maid of Honor Rebecca Jane Brennan, First Maid Grace Pomeroy, Second Maid Kelsey Urban, Third Maid Elizabeth Gunderman! @granolaphotographystudio
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