- Apr 05
! COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR JUNIORS
Juniors and families, mark your calendars. On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:30—7:30 pm, our FHS counselors present College Planning Night for Juniors! This important meeting is for all college-bound juniors and their families. It's in the Fairview High School Auditorium. The Counselors present to juniors and their families, complete details regarding college planning. The Counselors will discuss Finding the Right Match, the Junior Timeline & Checklist for the College Application Process, and College Entrance Requirements. They will cover the fine points regarding Letters of Recommendation, College Essays, and College Entrance Examinations (SAT, SAT II, ACT). Families are familiarized with using the Family Connection by Naviance, which is a comprehensive website which Fairview students will use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Counselors also help families begin to examine resources for college information, financial aid, and scholarships! Don't miss this event!
! 2017-18 LOCKER REQUESTS – All Grades
LOCKER REQUESTS for 2017-18 – The name you use for both yourself and your requested locker partner must match the name listed on Infinite Campus (your formal birth name) – NO NICKNAMES!! BVSD student numbers will be required as a way to verify student’s requests. Students new to BVSD can use “NEW” as a Student ID.
Click here to start the locker request process.
! Fairview Jazz Bands at eTown March 21st
All three of Fairview's award winning Jazz Bands will perform in a live recording session at eTown Hall on Tuesday, March 21st. This 4th annual fundraiser for the entire Band Program includes dinner/dessert and a fun silent auction. Dinner starts at 6pm and the concert at 7pm. The entire school community is invited to join the band families at this event. Please go to www.fairviewbands.org and click on Tickets and Merchandise to purchase your tickets for the evening.
! Planetarium Visit
DO YOU LIKE SCIENCE? STEM club is hosting a private show at Fiske Planetarium on Tuesday, 3/28 at 11:30am. The show is "Black Holes, the Other Side of Infinity". If you are interested, please sign up at the link, the entrance fee is $5 (turn into Michelle Lin or Stephanie Zhang before spring break). Email [email protected] with questions/concerns. Sign up here!
! Submit to Ellipses!
Do you want to be published in a magazine but have never had a good opportunity? Ellipses Literary Magazine is looking for more submissions! Submit any short stories, poetry, or artwork to [email protected] and you can be published in our future site and our print issue in May. It will look great on any applications too!
! 9th Grade PARCC Testing Schedule
The Colorado State Assessment for all 9th grade students is the PARCC test. Regular classes will take place for all students that are not testing in PARCC, including those 9th grade students who are not participating in PARCC tests. 9th grade teachers will not introduce new content during the testing to accommodate students who participate in the PARCC tests. If a student feels they cannot miss a specific class period on one of these test days, administration staff will assist them on PARCC make-up test day, which is during PSAT10/SAT testing day, the morning of April 11.
The PARCC tests are for 9th only, and consist of 4.5 hours of Language Arts assessment and 4.5 hours of Math assessments. Visit Boulder Valley School District’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for up to date information about state tests and options.
If parents want their student to participate they do not need to do anything, students are already preregistered for tests. If parents do not want their student to participate in PARCC, parents need to follow the instructions here to opt out for their student. How to opt your student out of state testing using Infinite Campus
9th grade PARCC Testing Dates:
Wednesday, March 22 English Assessment 1 (120 minutes) 8:05 - 10:05
Math Assessment 1 (90 minutes) 10:15-11:45
Students will return to 5th period.
Thursday, March 23
English Assessment 2 (120 minutes) 8:05 - 10:05
Math Assessment 2 (90 minutes) 10:15-11:45
Students will return to 5th period.
Friday, March 24
Students will attend 1st-4th period classes.
9th grade students taking PARCC testing have lunch break from 11:45-12:05
English Assessment 3 (90 minutes) 12:10 - 1:40
Math Assessment 3 (90 minutes) 1:45-3:15
Please note that there is no block period schedule on March 22 & 23.
- Apr 11
! 10th grade - PSAT10 / 11th grade - SAT / APRIL 11
Going forward, the Colorado State Assessment for 10th grade is now the PSAT10, and for 11th grade it is the SAT. Fairview will provide these tests for free on April 11 for students in 10th and 11th grade only. Testing students in 10th and 11th should be at school by 8:00am. Students in 9th and 12 grade, and those opting out of the PSAT10 or SAT will not have classes. There are no classes held on April 11, there is no school for students, it is a testing only day for 10th & 11th. All other students have the day off of school.
If parents want their students to participate they do not need to do anything. All 10th grade students in the state of Colorado are already registered for the PSAT10, and 11th graders are registered for SAT without Essay, for April 11. Students who preregistered on their CollegeBoard account, for the Essay by the February 14 deadline, take part in the SAT Essay on the same day, April 11.
Visit Boulder Valley School District’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for up to date information about state tests and options. If parents do not want their student to participate in PSAT10 or SAT, parents need to follow the instructions here to opt out for their student. How to opt your student out of state testing using Infinite Campus**
10th Grade students, pick up your free PSAT10 student guide in the FHS counseling office, for practice tips and sample test questions. College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy to provide tailored SAT practice online. Students who have a College Board account can log in and get personalized SAT practice plan provided by Khan Academy. Log in to Collegeboard.org to access this help.
- Apr 11
! Testing Only Day April 11
Students in 9th and 12 grade, and those opting out of the PSAT10 or SAT will not have classes. There are no classes held on April 11, there is no school for students, it is a testing only day for 10th & 11th. All other students have the day off of school. 10th and 11th grade students take the PSAT10 and SAT on April 11. Testing students in 10th and 11th should be at school by 8:00am.
! Proctors needed for AP and IB exams!
Proctors are needed for IB and AP exams during the month of May. Exams begin on May 1st and end on May 19th with both morning and afternoon exam sessions. No experience is necessary. Please check the schedule carefully on the Fairview Honors page and email the IB Office at [email protected] if you are available to help in this important volunteer opportunity. Morning proctors arrive at the IB Office at 7:00 am and afternoon proctors arrive at 11:15 am. You may not proctor an exam that your student is taking. Thank you for your help!
! Senior Graduation Speeches
Are you a senior interested in trying out to speak at graduation? Each speech is 2 minutes long and tryouts will be on April 5th and 6th during block lunch. Email Katie sanchez at [email protected] for more Information and a slot.
! Hi Fairview drivers!
This is a friendly reminder to drive consciously, safely, and legally, especially around the neighborhoods surrounding Fairview. Parking by the school is a privilege, and we want to make sure to give those in the community as much respect as possible.
! CTE Opportunities at Arapahoe Ridge Campus
The BVSD Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) at Arapahoe Campus is located at 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. The CTE offers tuition free courses to BVSD students during their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. CTE programs give students an advantage in preparing for college & career. See your FHS counselor for info. Some CTE students can be eligible to earn high school and college credits at the same time, by concurrent enrollment agreements with local community colleges! CTE programs at the Arapahoe Campus include: Auto Collision Repair, Auto Technician, Welding, Web and Gaming/Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice/Forensic Technology, Career Digital Arts, Medical Science, Esthetician, Hairstyling, Nail Technician. See a video of CTE here, or visit the CTE website. During the school year, transportation is provided from the BVSD high schools to the CTE Center at Arapahoe Campus. Click here for the enrollment page.
! Course Selection, College Open House, College Fairs, Scholarships, Gap Year, Travel Opportunities, Tests
Course Selection, FRCC Open House, Gap Year Fair, Denver Spring College Fair, Scholarships, Application Help, ICAP, Travel Opportunities, Midyear Transcript Requests and Tests. Learn more in depth information on these topics and more on the counseling webpage here!
- Mar 21
! HANDS-ON SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WORKSHOP EVENT
Come join us for a hands-on scholarship workshop at Fairview, showing how to search for scholarships using the Fairview scholarship database. Meet on Tuesday, 3/21, 12:30-1:30 pm, in the Counseling Office College/Career Center(CCC). Specific scholarships targeted for Fairview students will be highlighted, and after a brief presentation, participants will have time to search for individual scholarships with personalized assistance from Scholarship Search Specialists. Please RSVP to Sue Erickson, CCC Volunteer: [email protected]