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!
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 https://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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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
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
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!
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
FPS AMI Video Spotlight: Spanish with Andrew Williams. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZz-ayPNUjQ&feature=youtu.be
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
Let's keep those Fun Run pledges coming in Grizzlies! Money raised will go towards a brand new outdoor covered learning area as well as classroom enrichment! Run date is Friday, October 19th!
Boosterthon is underway! Be sure to register your student at www.funrun.com and they will get a prize just for registering!
Free Reading and Phonics App this week! Our Kindergartners love this app! Teach Your Monster to Read https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teach-your-monster-to-read/id828392046?mt=8
Harvest of the Month is the Cherry Tomato
Please donate! Our annual Giving Back Clothing Drive will begin September 12th!
Monday, September 3rd is Labor Day! No School!
Hey Parents! August 28th is PTO's Fall Semester Open Meeting! 6:00pm to 7:00pm
August 23rd Curriculum Night 3rd and 4th 5:30pm
August 21st Curriculum Night for 1st and 2nd 5:30pm
Hey Parents! August 17th Boohoo Woohoo Breakfast! 8:00am - 8:30am
August 16th 3:00pm - 5:00pm SPIRIT NIGHT! Lots of Fun!
1st - 4th Parents! Mark your calendars! Open House is August 9th 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Please join us!
Kindergarten Parents! Don't forget to join us for Open House on August 8th! 6:00pm-7:00pm