FHS News & Events
9th Grade Orientation!
9th Grade Orientation!
07/11/2018
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FHS Open Enrollment Information
FHS Open Enrollment Information
07/03/2018
FHS Open Enrollment Information - Read more for all the facts!
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10th & 11th Grade Semester Exam Exemptions
10th & 11th Grade Semester Exam Exemptions
05/09/2018
10th & 11th Grade Semester Exam Exemptionss - Registration begins May 9th and ends May 14th at noon
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2018 FHS Summer iPrep Opportunity
2018 FHS Summer iPrep Opportunity
04/13/2018
Interested in learning more about college and careers? Want to improve your ACT score? Come join us for iPREP this summer! We have an intense two week ACT program to help you get your scores up and get ready for life after high school. The program is being provided by funding from the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and the Fayetteville Public Schools. At the end of the two week program you will be given a free official ACT that counts for colleges and scholarship. Applications are available here or stop by and see your counselor for more information.
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FPS 2018 Summer School Program
FPS 2018 Summer School Program
04/11/2018
Fayetteville Public Schools will sponsor a summer school program for students who need to recover previously failed courses and get back on track to graduate. Students and families can access more information here to consider the best opportunities for credit recovery in their summer planning.
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FHS Senior Ty West Named 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar
FHS Senior Ty West Named 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar
03/27/2018
Congratulations to FHS senior Ty West for being named a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar! Ty is one of only two seniors named from Arkansas and one of only 150 in the nation, and he will receive a $20,000 college scholarship. http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/our-2018-coke-scholars #2018CokeScholars.
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FHS Theatre Department Presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
FHS Theatre Department Presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
03/27/2018
FHS Theatre Department Presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown! April 12, 13, and 14 at 7pm April 15 at 2pm Directed by Trevor Cooperescue Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Cast List: Charlie Brown- Alex Fincher Sally Brown- Kira Hart Linus Van Pelt- Thomas Baker Lucy Van Pelt- Kayleigh Calaway Schroeder- Carson Hallor Snoopy- Nyasha Bgoni Ensemble/Swings-Henry Aggus, Kaden Mays, Lucie Taylor,Kamrin Thornton, Braden Wagstaff & Abigail Wetzel
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Dr. Jay Dostal Named New FHS Principal
Dr. Jay Dostal Named New FHS Principal
02/23/2018
The Fayetteville Board of Education approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt to name Dr. Jay Dostal as the new principal of Fayetteville High School at their meeting this evening. Dostal will begin his new position July 1, 2018. “I am thrilled to have Dr. Dostal join the Fayetteville Public Schools family,” said Dr. Matthew Wendt. “Dr. Dostal is an award-winning leader who brings with him a demonstrated ability to lead a comprehensive high school, collaborate with staff to improve academic achievement, and develop meaningful relationships with others, especially staff, students, and families. He had an immediate and positive connection with our students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members involved in the interview process.” Dr. Dostal currently serves as the principal for Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, he served as assistant principal for Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, from 2006 until 2010. Prior to that time, Dr. Dostal was a teacher of English and Physical Education, assistant coach for varsity and freshmen football, and assistant coach for varsity and jr. varsity girls basketball at Millard West High School in Omaha. Dr. Dostal and his wife, Melanie, a special education teacher, have two children, Brenna, a 9th grader and Mason, a 6th grader. “My family and I are excited to begin a new chapter in Fayetteville,” said Dr. Dostal. “I am incredibly honored to join the Bulldog family. As principal, I am committed to helping Fayetteville High School continue its tradition of being the best high school in Arkansas, but also to become one of the best high schools in the nation. Working together, I am positive that we can accomplish this and be a continued source of pride for the community of Fayetteville.” Dr. Dostal is the recipient of the 2016 Nebraska State Association of Secondary Principals (NSASSP) Principal of the Year award, as well as the 2013 Nebraska Association of Student Councils Principal of the Year award. He is a College Board member delegate for Kearney High School and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. “There is no one who has dedicated more of their personal and professional time in an effort to make a positive contribution to students, teachers, and our school system,” said Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools. “Jay has always maintained the highest level of professionalism. He is collegial and consistent in his rapport with all internal and external stakeholders. I recommend Jay at the highest of levels.” A former college football student-athlete, Dr. Dostal earned his Bachelor of Arts in education degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He earned both his Masters of Science and Doctorate of Education in educational administration degrees from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. “I would like to extend a very special thank you to our FHS staff members for identifying the qualities they desired in their next principal,” said Dr. Wendt. “My gratitude is offered as well to the numerous members of the community, our parents, students, and district leadership that gave of their time to serve on screening and interview committees.” “We researched and recruited the best leaders available and interviewed five outstanding candidates for FHS principal. We have hired our number one choice, Dr. Jay Dostal,” continued Dr. Wendt. “Dr. Dostal will be an exceptional principal for Fayetteville High School.” Fayetteville Public Schools plans to work with Dr. Dostal to work a select number of days in the coming months as he transitions to Fayetteville.
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2018 Graduation Information & Important Dates
2018 Graduation Information & Important Dates
02/13/2018
The attached information is provided to senior students and their parents so both will know important dates leading up to graduation, as well as expectations for the activities listed. Graduating seniors are reminded graduation is an opportunity for your parents, grandparents, friends, and relatives to recognize your achievement. Graduation is ceremonial, dignified, and meaningful. Graduating seniors have already met the FPS graduation requirements.
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FHS SAT School Day - April 10, 2018
FHS SAT School Day - April 10, 2018
12/21/2017
Fayetteville Public Schools will provide SAT® testing, at no cost for all 11th grade students on April 10, 2018.
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Fayetteville High School Seeks New Principal
Fayetteville High School Seeks New Principal
12/19/2017
The process and timeline to hire the next new principal for Fayetteville High School were announced to the Fayetteville Board of Education tonight by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt.
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Fall Exemption Request: Due 12/08/17 at Noon
Fall Exemption Request: Due 12/08/17 at Noon
12/01/2017
Registration begins: December 1st Registration ends: December 8th at Noon Fall Exemption Request Form Course Criteria for Exemptions: (All criteria must be met unless otherwise specified) A. Grades: Average of 80% B. Tardies: No more than 6 tardies per semester for the class to be exempt. C. Discipline: No Category 3 discipline referrals to the office. NO unserved detentions (any class or time) D. Attendance: 1) Class to exempt - No more than 3 absences per semester 2) Non credit course/Smart Block - No more than 3 undocumented absences. Classes effected are: SMART Block, Credit Recovery, All Aide positions F. Fines: All fines cleared (library, lost books, NWACC class fees, parking, etc.) G. Remediation: Completion of assigned remediation for all courses prior to final exam dates. Classroom teachers have the final approval on exemptions.
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FHS will be host an EDGE Career Expo for 11th and 12th grade students
FHS will be host an EDGE Career Expo for 11th and 12th grade students
11/14/2017
FHS will host an EDGE Career Expo for 11th and 12th grade students on December 1st. Students will be introduced to career opportunities and the education needed to pursue these opportunities. The Expo will also connect employers to their future workforce.
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Best of the Best
FHS Named Best High School in NW Arkansas
11/07/2017
FHS was named the Best High School in the "Best of the Best 2017" by the readers of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
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FHS Girls Cross Country Team Wins State Championship
FHS Girls Cross Country Team Wins State Championship
11/06/2017
The FHS Girls Cross Country team won the 2017 7A state championship on Friday, November 3 in Hot Springs, and the FHS Boys Cross Country team was the 7A runnerup. FHS junior Camren Fischer finished first in the boys meet to the the 2017 7A medalist award.
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FHS Volleyball Team Wins 3rd Straight State Title
FHS Volleyball Team Wins 3rd Straight State Title
10/28/2017
The FHS Volleyball team won their third consecutive 7A state championship on Saturday in Hot Springs. The Volley Dogs defeated Springdale Har-Ber to win the title. Senior Haley Warner was named the Most Valuable Player for the state championship game.
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Two FHS Grads Named Sturgis Fellows
Two FHS Grads Named Sturgis Fellows
10/24/2017
FHS Class of 2017 graduates Lucas Bellaiche and Mary Larkin Furlow have been named 2017 Sturgis Fellows by the University of Arkansas. They are two of the five fellows named today by the University of Arkansas a news release. The Sturgis Fellowship is the University of Arkansas' oldest and among its the most prestigious fellowship programs. It awards each fellow $70,000 over four years, covering tuition, room and board, and providing support for educational tools such as computer hardware and software, high-quality musical instruments, professional journals and participation at academic conferences. Sturgis Fellows must pursue a major within Fulbright College, complete an intensive academic program and graduate with honors. They are also encouraged to study abroad.
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Local Harvest Lunch - Friday, October 20th
Local Harvest Lunch - Friday, October 20th
10/20/2017
Parents are welcome to attend! October is National Farm to School Month! FPS Child Nutrition invites you to join your student for a locally-sourced lunch made with ingredients from farms & small businesses in Arkansas. MENU FOR THE DAY • Chicken Enchilada: whole muscle chicken from Crystal Lake Farms in Decatur & whole grain white corn tortillas from Herradura Foods in Springdale • Fluffy Rice: Brown Rice from Riceland Foods in Central Arkansas • Funky FayTown Salad: Kale from New South Co-op in Central Arkansas, Edamame from Greenwave Foods in Mulberry & Sweet Potatoes from Dickey Farms in Tontitown • Orange BananaBerry Popsicle: made by Pedal Pops in Fayetteville (comes with meal) • Freshly picked apples from Vanzant Fruit Farm in Lowell • Salad bar featuring various fresh vegetables from Arkansas farms • A variety of icy cold milk choices from Hiland Dairy in Fayetteville
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CAP Family Information & Curriculum Night
CAP Family Information & Curriculum Night - Monday, Feb 5th
Join FHS teachers and staff for CAP Family Information & Curriculum Night on Monday, February 5th, starting at 4:30 p.m.
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