Fayetteville Virtual Academy Newsletter

December 10, 2018

FVA Calendar

fva weekly announcements

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fva's 100th field experience

We hosted our 100th field experience today!!! Students in 4th - 8th grades have had the opportunity to go on 100 field trips over the course of two and a half years. Thanks to our Field Experience Coordinator, Jay Stoyanov! He does a great job putting these together for our students.

fva apparel

We are excited to offer school t-shirts and a hoodie for sale! There are short sleeve and long sleeve shirts as well as one hoodie design. Order yours today at: http://bit.ly/FVAApparel

All orders are due by December 19th and will be ready to pick up on or after Friday, January 4th.

Thanks to all of the parents for getting your children here for ACT Aspire Interim II Testing! Results will be mailed home with the first semester report cards on January 7, 2019

FVA-Balfour Senior Products

graduation regalia orders

FVA Seniors who did not make it to the November 27th assembly may pick up their order packets at FVA, review the slideshow to the left, and return their order forms to FHS, FVA, or the Balfour Store. The store is located at:

2385 N. Green Acres

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Hours: M-F 1-5 pm

Balfour will be taking cap and gown orders on December 11th from 8-4:30 in the cafeteria lobby.

fva's december service learning project

The Children's Safety Center is in need of juice boxes, individually wrapped snack, and paper goods. Our FVA High School Girls Group is organizing the drive and is hosting a contest, Boys vs. Girls to promote participation.

fva semester exams

FVA Semester Exam Testing Window opens for students on December 5th. Full-time students test daily, Tuesday – Friday, at the following times: 8:30 AM, 9:30AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, and 2:30PM. No appointment is required. Students cannot take more than three (3) exams in a single day. The testing window closes on December 19th.

High school students who are enrolled in courses at FHS need to review the information about the FHS Final Exams on the 9th - 12th Grade News Page.

fva winter parties

FVA's Winter Parties for students will be hosted on December 19th, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Free Winter Break Breakfast & Lunch Program Begins in 2018

For the first time, Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition will offer free breakfast and lunch during the winter holiday break. Meals will be served at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club on various dates in December and January. Similar to the school district’s summer meal program, the nutritious breakfasts and lunches are free to anyone age 18 or younger.

The Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club is located at 560 Rupple Rd in Fayetteville and will serve free breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The service dates will be:

  • December 2018: 20, 21, 27 and 28
  • January 2019: 2, 3, and 4.

Meals will be available to members and non-members of the Boys & Girls Club.

Schedule change requests

If you would like to request a schedule change for the second semester, please click on the button below. All requests must be made by Friday, January 18th.

STudent Progress

To check your child's progress, login to Buzz (6th - 12th grades) or Connexus (4th & 5th only).

Username: first initial.last nameP

Password for Connexus: FVAP1234*

Password Buzz: FVAP123*

fva parents

FVA PTO will meet the first Tuesday of each month!

Stay up-to-date and get connected by visiting our FVA Parents Website!

staff spotlight: Cameron bennett, fva teacher

I am excited to be a teacher here at FVA! I come to you all from Mesa, Arizona, where I started my teaching career last year. I have been in corporate America for the last 12 years working for companies like, CBS, ABC, NBC, Hearst Communications and USA Today.

I graduated from Arizona State University, where I received my BA from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I was also on the Track & Field team as a Pole Vaulter for the Sun Devils. I will also be an assistant Track & Field coach for FHS.

My wife brought me out to this beautiful area! She is former 6 time All American for the Razorbacks, Olympic Pole Vaulter in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, Fear Factor champion and an American Ninja Warrior! We love to explore, especially around this beautiful area. We have two dogs that go pretty much everywhere with us. We love comping, hiking, swimming, hanging out with good friends, playing recreational sports, coaching and mentoring.

In Arizona, I taught at the high school level, the Professional Sales and Marketing classes as well as the International Baccalaureate Business Management classes which required that I was highly proficient in teaching Economics.

I pride my self on bringing real-word insight to my students and sharing my experiences in the corporate world with them. I believe this adds a unique and rare perspective to the learning process and provides better understanding for students while they are making connections from the classroom to real life application.

What are your hobbies? Playing golf, hiking, camping, watching sports

Favorite Bands: Dave Matthews, Metallica, Cold Play, Lincoln Park

Favorite Food: Pizza and burgers

What would our students be surprised to learn about you?

Cameron Spotlight

fayetteville athletic passes

Interested in learning more about Fayetteville Athletic Tickets for the 2018-2019 school year? Check out the flyer HERE for more information.


local, state & national contests for students

Ideas Matter Essay Contest - Due January 15, 2019

Winner Will Receive a $2,500 Scholarship

The Clinton Foundation's annual college scholarship essay contest, “Ideas Matter,” encourages Arkansas high school students to turn their good ideas into action to confront some of today’s most pressing challenges.

The Clinton Foundation focuses on creating economic opportunity, improving public health, and inspiring civic engagement and service. Arkansas students in 11th and 12th grades are invited to write a 1,000-word (minimum) essay exploring one of these three focus areas. Students are asked to define a challenge, propose an idea to alleviate that challenge and develop a strategy for putting that idea into action.

The “Ideas Matter” official rules and grading rubric are available at www.clintonfoundation.org/ideasmatteressay.

GRADE-SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES

Click on the links below to access important grade-specific information:

THE LATEST FROM THE FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Check out the latest from the Fayetteville Public Schools!

community & camp information

camp war eagle

Greetings from Camp War Eagle! We are excited about Summer 2019 and have started taking applications! We encourage applicants to apply using our online registration at https://campwareagle.org/myozark/registration! However, for your convenience, please find linked applications in Spanish and English with your school Application Code. If you would like hard copies of brochures, applications and other resources, please contact us so that we can get these to you for immediate distribution.

December 15th is the deadline for Early Enrollment. Children who have met this deadline have a greater chance of placement into a session at Camp War Eagle. Although we continue to accept applications until the end of the school year, children applying after December 15th will have a significantly reduced chance of enrollment.

In order for an application to be considered for placement, a school faculty member is required to complete a recommendation form. Completed hard-copy forms can be Emailed, mailed or faxed to us, or you may contact us and we will be happy to come by and pick them up. Please visit our website at www.campwareagle.org for additional information about opportunities for NWA Families.

To learn more about Camp War Eagle or how to better promote camp in your school, contact Lacey Bailey the CWE Director of Community Engagement at lacey@campwareagle.org

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download the FPS APP!

Don't forget to download the new Fayetteville Public Schools app! The app features a Live Feed from the district, as well as from each school, that is very similar to a Twitter feed but it is only viewable by those who have the app. Visit the iTunes or Google Play Stores and download it today!