FPS News & Events
Homeless Vigil
FHS Student Council Homeless Vigil: Dec. 7
11/28/2017
The Fayetteville High School Student Council will hold the 19th annual Homeless Vigil on Thursday, December 7 beginning at 5 p.m.
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Madrigal Feast
FHS Madrigal Festival Presented Dec. 7-9
11/17/2017
The FHS Madrigal Feast will be presented December 7-9.
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Dr. Colbert Alumni Award
Associate Superintendent Honored with Alumni Award
11/04/2017
Associate Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert received the 2017 Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award from the University of Arkansas.
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Cross Country Teams at State Meet
FHS Girls Cross Country Team Wins State Championship
11/03/2017
The FHS Girls Cross Country team won the 2017 7A state championship on Friday, November 3.
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Demographics Report
Demographics Report Shows Steady Growth for FPS
11/01/2017
The Fayetteville Board of Education received a demographics report that shows steady enrollment growth for the next ten years.
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State Volleyball Champions
FHS Volleyball Team Wins 3rd Straight State Title
10/28/2017
The FHS Volleyball team won their third straight state championship on Saturday in Hot Springs.
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FPS Educators in New Zealand
Five FPS Educators Visit New Zealand Schools
10/25/2017
Five Fayetteville Public Schools educators are visiting schools in New Zealand this week.
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Sturgis Fellows 2017
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.
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The Odd Couple
FHS to Present "The Odd Couple"
10/22/2017
Fayetteville High School Thespian Troupe #717 will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Odd Couple, October 25, 26 and 28.
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FHS Girls State Tennis Champions
FHS Girls Tennis Team Wins State Title
10/17/2017
The FHS Girls Tennis team won the 2017 7A state championship today.
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Dr. Joseph Steinmetz awarding National Merit Scholarships
UA Chancellor Awards $352K in Scholarships
10/17/2017
University of Arkansas Chancellor Dr. Joseph Steinmetz awarded Chancellor's Scholarships to the 11 FHS National Merit Semi-Finalists today during a reception at FHS.
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Local Harvest Lunch - Friday, October 20th
Local Harvest Lunch - Friday, October 20th
10/16/2017
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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Arkansas Supreme Court
Arkansas Supreme Court Visits FHS
10/13/2017
The Arkansas Supreme Court's "Appeals on Wheels" program visited Fayetteville High School on October 12.
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Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day
Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day
10/10/2017
Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan has proclaimed Wednesday, October 11 as Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day in Fayetteville.
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2017 State Golf Champions
FHS Boys Golf Team Wins 5th Consecutive State Title
10/04/2017
The FHS Boys Golf Team won the 2017 7A state golf championship, which is their fifth consecutive state title.
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Traci Farrah
Traci Farrah Re-Elected to School Board
09/27/2017
School board vice president Traci Farrah has been re-elected to the Zone 4 position on the Fayetteville Board of Education.
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Principal Chris Sputo with FHS Senior Football Players and FHS Cheerleaders
FHS Senior Football Players Return to Leverett Elementary for Pep Rally
09/25/2017
Leverett Elementary hosted a pep rally honoring five FHS senior football players that attended Leverett as elementary students. “It was the perfect opportunity to promote not only Leverett pride, but Fayetteville pride,” said Principal Chris Sputo. “I wanted our students to see what they COULD become given hard work and a positive attitude! It was also a great way to teach some Leverett history with a revived Leverett chant.” The senior football players taught the student body a Leverett chant that was popular when they were in elementary school. This is Mrs. Sputo’s first year as principal of Leverett Elementary. Her son, Tyler Epperson, was one of the five seniors who participated in the pep rally and led the Leverett chant, as well as Lesh Chaddick, Cody Gray, Kaden Martindale, and Frank Morgan. FHS cheerleaders attended the pep rally as well, bringing school spirit and pride for the whole school to see and enjoy.
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Butterfield Trail Elementary implements grant from Illinois River Watershed Project
Butterfield Trail Elementary implements grant from Illinois River Watershed Project
09/21/2017
Butterfield Trail Elementary School was awarded a grant from the Illinois River Watershed Partnership to create a sustainable school garden. With the help of the grant, the garden has a new look that will allow sustainability. Waterways have been created for water run-off, and a rain garden sits in the center. Butterfield Trail students will also have the opportunity to learn first-hand about sustainability, plant growth, and soils. Ultimately, the garden will contain 30 to 40 raised beds containing a multitude of vegetables that will be harvested and used in the school cafeteria.
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National Merit Scholarship Competition
11 FHS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists
09/13/2017
Eleven FHS seniors have been named Semifinalists in the 2017-18 National Merit Scholarship competition.
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Triumph Award Winner
Triumph Award Winner: Crystal Hinrichs
08/25/2017
Former Fayetteville Student Overcomes Obstacles to Become a Teacher in Fayetteville Public Schools
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Steve Janski, Athletic Director of the Year
Steve Janski Named 7A Athletic Director of the Year
08/24/2017
Steve Janski, Director of Athletics for Fayetteville Public Schools, was recently named the 2016-17 7A Athletic Director of the Year by the Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association. The Fayetteville Board of Education recognized Mr. Janski at their August 24 meeting.
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Students View Solar Eclipse
Students View Solar Eclipse
08/21/2017
Ninety percent of our students were able to view the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
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Power Outages
Special Announcement on Power Outages
08/20/2017
Special announcement on the power outages affecting Ramay Jr. High and the ALLPS campuses.
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School Election 2017
Information on 2017 School Election
08/15/2017
The annual school election for the Fayetteville School District does not involve a proposed change in the District’s millage rate or a contested race for a position on the Board of Directors for the District. Therefore, the annual school election will be conducted by absentee ballot and early voting only.
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First Day of School 2017
First Day of School 2017
08/14/2017
We had a great first day of school for the 2017-18 school year!
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Coach Frank Broyles
Coach Frank Broyles: In Appreciation
08/14/2017
Fayetteville Public Schools released the following statement this afternoon upon learning of the death of Coach Frank Broyles:
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Convocation 2017
Convocation 2017 Kicks Off New School Year
08/11/2017
Convocation 2017 kicked off the new school year on Friday, August 11 with a packed house at Bulldog Arena.
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Dr. Kristina Hudson
Dr. Kristina Hudson Named Assistant Principal at Ramay
08/08/2017
Dr. Kristina Hudson has been named as an assistant principal for Ramay Junior High.
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Freshmen Orientation 2017
FHS Welcomes Freshmen to Campus
08/04/2017
The FHS Dawg Crew welcomed new freshmen to campus on August 3-4 for Freshman Orientation 2017.
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New Teacher Orientation 2017
FPS Welcomes 94 New Teachers
08/03/2017
FPS welcomed 94 new teachers for New Teacher Orientation on August 3-4.
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Sales Tax Free Weekend
Tax Free Weekend: August 5-6, 2017
07/24/2017
Shoppers in Arkansas can purchase certain school and art supplies and clothing free of state and local use tax on August 5-6.
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FHS Athletes
FHS Student-Athletes, Coaches Take Top Honors at AR Preps Banquet
06/20/2017
FHS student-athletes and coaches took top honors at the 2017 AR Preps Banquet in Little Rock on June 17.
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New Directors
New Directors for Division of Teaching and Learning
06/15/2017
FPS will hire new directors for the Division of Teaching and Learning.
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Assistant Principals
Four Assistant Principals Selected
06/09/2017
Synetra Morris and Warren Collier have been named assistant principals for The Owl Creek School, Claire Garrett will become assistant principal at Root Elementary, and Jay Mirus will join the team as assistant principal at Vandergriff Elementary
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Nandra Campbell
Nandra Campbell Named Director of Professional Learning
06/02/2017
Fayetteville Public Schools has hired Nandra Campbell as the Director of Professional Learning
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Brandon Craft Named Interim Principal of The Owl Creek School
06/02/2017
Dr. Matthew Wendt, Superintendent of Schools, has named Brandon Craft as interim principal of The Owl Creek School.
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Dr. Chad Scott Named Executive Director of Student Services
05/31/2017
Dr. Chad Scott, current Fayetteville High School Principal, has been named the Executive Director of Student Services for the Fayetteville Public Schools, pending Board of Education approval, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Wendt.
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Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis Named Principal of McNair Middle School
05/31/2017
Dr. Matthew Wendt, Superintendent of Schools, has named Ms. Lisa Davis as Principal, McNair Middle School. Pending Fayetteville Board of Education approval later this month, Davis will begin her new role on July 1, 2017.
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summer meals
Free Summer Meals Program Expands for 2017
05/30/2017
The FPS Summer Lunch & Snack program will be expanded to include mobile service for the summer of 2017 to serve a free nutritious lunch and snack to anyone age 18 or younger, according to Ally Mrachek, Director of Child Nutrition for Fayetteville Public Schools.
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2016 Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor Celebration
08/23/2016
The 2016 inductees to the Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor will be celebrated on September 29
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Justin Leflar
Holt Teacher Named State Science Finalist
08/22/2016
Holt science Justin Leflar has been named the Arkansas science teacher finalist for
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Ally Mrachek
Ally Mrachek Named Director of Child Nutrition.
08/22/2016
Ally Mrachek has been named Director of Child Nutrition for the district.
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