Apple Seeds, Inc. brought their “Cooking in Schools” program to Owl Creek Elementary today! Students engaged in an interactive cooking class acquiring valuable culinary skills as they prepared a delectable and nutritious snack. Students were also exposed to the significance of making healthy food choices for their overall well-being. Fayetteville Public Schools appreciates its ongoing partnership with Apple Seeds, Inc., a local food organization dedicated to educating and engaging children in the wonders of healthy food.
Holt Middle School principal Matt Morning and John L Colbert Middle School principal Warren Collier visited several elementary schools this morning to promote the exciting new Middle School Choice options that will be offered at those two schools next year. Click here for more information: https://district.fayar.net/page/mschoice
FHS head softball coach Ed Duncan spoke to students and parents this morning at Happy Hollow Elementary. The coach introduced some of the FHS softball players and assistant coach Kylie Cate, who is also a PE teacher at Happy Hollow. Coach Duncan reminded the students that "If you take character and work ethic, you can do whatever you want and be whatever you want to be." Coach Duncan is the first African American head coach in the history of Fayetteville Public Schools.
FHS students interested in becoming a firefighter, paramedic, or emergency medical technician (EMT) will get the opportunity to jump-start their career during the 2024-25 school year! FHS is offering college credit courses that would lead to jobs directly out of high school in these fields. Students who were interested attended an informational meeting today led by Career & Technical Education Director Lisa Hotsenpiller and Fayetteville Fire Department firefighters. Students can sign up for this opportunity by contacting Deana Norman in the FHS College and Career Center.
McNair Middle School students have been dissecting owl pellets in Debra Fox’s classes! Pellets are a record of what owls have eaten, and students can study them to learn more about the owl and the ecosystems in which they live. Owls swallow their food whole, and owl pellets have been regurgitated from the owl's beak. When students dissect owl pellets, they can see and identify the tiny bones from that owl's meal and can learn about the owl's diet and their place in the food web.
Celebrating Black History Month! ALLPS students traveled to Little Rock and toured the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Students received a first-hand history lesson from Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Eckford, a member of the historic Little Rock Central Nine and a civil rights trailblazer. She rarely makes public appearances but spent over an hour with ALLPS students, engaging in powerful conversation.
Arsaga's Mill District was the perfect venue for "Java with John" this morning. Special thanks to Arsaga's and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event. We appreciate all who dropped by today. We value your support and interest in our schools!
It’s National School Counseling Week! Join FPS in celebrating the tremendous work of our school counselors who go ABOVE and BEYOND for our students, our staff, our families, and our community EVERY DAY! Thank you school counselors for helping all students succeed!
Holt Middle School students in Mr. Allred’s class took their temperature, pulse, and blood pressure in their first Medical Detectives lab. Students are learning how to measure and interpret vital signs, and how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.
Parents from across the district participated in the first FPS Hispanic parents meeting. The group was organized in an effort to enhance parent communication between the district and Hispanic parents. The group will be meeting again on Friday, February 16, 2024.
The University of Arkansas’ Law Review partnered with the Leverett Elementary School Student Leadership Team and held a Student Leadership Luncheon today on the U of A campus. Fourth grade students traveled to the U of A Law school to learn more about becoming a lawyer and the importance of communication. Tracy Deffebaugh, Director of Admissions for the Arkansas School of Law, welcomed the students and presented them with gifts. Students competed in a cup stacking competition, an activity about communicating to achieve an end product. Thank you U of A Law Review for this fantastic opportunity!
Thank you Casey’s for your generous gift to Holcomb Elementary for their basketball court renovation. University of Arkansas basketball star Devo Davis was on hand to present a $10,000 check to Holcomb principal Katie Oliver to go toward the renovations. The students were excited to see and meet Devo and are looking forward to playing on their upgraded court!
Asbell Elementary held their monthly Roadrunner Rally assembly this morning, and it was a blast! Asbell music teacher Pam Pittman and the Asbell spirit squad revealed a new set of African drums (tubanos) for their music program! THANK YOU Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and Foundation donors for your continued support of our students and programs!
We hope you can join us for our next "Java with John" on Wednesday, February 7 at 8 a.m. at Arsaga's Mill District on School Avenue. Thanks to Arsaga's and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event!
Fayetteville High School Culinary Year 1 students learned about heat control by scrambling eggs to different levels of doneness during their foundational course with FHS instructor Chef Richard Bell. The FHS Culinary Arts program is a concurrent credit program in partnership with Fayetteville Public Schools, Brightwater NWA, and the Fayetteville Public Library. The Culinary Arts program is part of the Career and Technical Education in Fayetteville Public Schools .
Welcome Back Students! Let's have a GREAT Semester!
We were happy to host the Leadership Fayetteville Class 37 of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce this morning at John L Colbert Middle School as part of their Education Day session. We greatly appreciate this group of community leaders spending part of their day with us!
Congratulations to the winners of our first FPS Funniest Holiday Sweater contest!
FHS broadcast and film teachers Mr. John Gossett and Mr. Michad Holliday, along with FHS students, welcomed 4th graders from Leverett Elementary to the FHSTV studios for a behind the scenes look at film and broadcast production. #CTEinFPS
The FPS Orchestra Program proudly presents Winter Strings on Monday, December 11. @7:00 pm - Junior High School Orchestras. @7:30 pm - High School Orchestras at the FHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is Free & a Hot Cocoa Reception will follow the concert.