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September 15th, 2016

Yearbook 2016-17!

Make sure to place an order for this year's yearbook here.


Buy a baby ad for your senior by October 31, 2016 here.

Submit senior portraits and quotes by January 13, 2017 here.

Please note: deadlines are at 11 pm, not 12 am, because our publisher is in Missouri.

It's not too late to buy the 2015-16 yearbook, and it's on sale! Send your student with a check or cash for $60 to Ms. Broaddus in office #841 during 1st, 4th, or 5th periods.

For any questions check out our website: fairviewlance.com, or email Ms. Broaddus at [email protected].

Knight Quest

The FPO’s (Fairview Parents’ Organization) Knight Quest campaign for 2016-17 is in full swing! This is the school’s main academic annual fundraiser with funds used to:

  • Bridge the “gap” between funds provided by the District and what our teachers actually need (funds go directly to the classrooms)
  • Support community social events for all grades throughout the school.

You can make a generous donation as follows:
Go to: https://www.fairviewhs.org/sites/fpo/pages/donations
and submit via credit card/PayPal
~ or ~
Please send a check payable to FPO to:
1515 Greenbriar Blvd
Boulder, CO 80305-7043

Some suggested amounts: $50 $100 $150 $250 $500 $1,000 other______

The FPO is committed to financial transparency and accountability.

The FPO is a 501 (c)3 organization with tax ID: 84-1360369

Hi Fairview Parents!

Homecoming is coming up soon this year on September 17th. Student Council is looking for 25 chaperones to be at the dance from 7:45pm to 11pm. We would love your help! If you are interested or have questions, please email Emma Vernon at [email protected].

Student Council is also looking for volunteers to help sell tickets for the dance on the week of September 12th. We are hoping to sell tickets from fourth to sixth period each day (from 10:50 to 1:30 pm). Your job would involve supervising Student Council representatives as they coordinate ticket sales. If you can help, or have any questions, please email Tamara Wurman at [email protected]. Thank you all so much!

After Prom 2017 Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm at the Boulder High Library for our After Prom 2017 Kick-Off meeting. After Prom is an annual event for Boulder High and Fairview High students to have a safe place to celebrate after the Prom. The highlights of the night include the Casino, Carnival, Cafe with live DJ, and Prize Center. We even give away a car at the end of the event! The principals from both high schools will also be attending this meeting. Attend to find out more about this fun and safe event and how you can get involved.

After Prom 2017 Reunión Kick-Off de Voluntarios

Por favor únase a el jueves 22 de Septiembre a las 6:00 pm en la Biblioteca de Boulder High para la reunión de Kick-Off del After Prom 2017. El After Prom es un evento anual de los estudiantes de Boulder High y Fairview High para luego del Prom. Entre los eventos destacados de la noche incluye Casino, Carnaval, Café con un DJ en vivo y un Prize Center. Hasta regalamos un auto al final del evento! Los directores de ambas escuelas estarán asistiendo. Averigüe más acerca de este evento tan seguro y como puede involucrarse.

Counseling Office and College/Career Center News

(The following is a sample of the new announcements from our “Counseling and College/Career Center” website. For more information and a complete list of resources, follow this link: http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling)

TESTS: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Exams and TEST PREP: General information about the nature and recommended timing for taking these tests is listed in articles on our website. In addition, specific information and links are included for ACT testing dates and registration, SAT and SAT Subject Exam dates and registration, Test-Prep information and Resources. See “Applying for College” and “Test Information” under the College Application tab at https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-applications/test-information/overview.

PSAT: The PSAT/NMSQT Test will be held at Fairview on Saturday, October 15th, 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The fee is $35.00 paid by check or cash. Students may sign up in the Counseling Office with Sharyn or Jill on or after September 19th. For information visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

EYE TO EYE CHAPTER AT FHS: Do you have a diagnosed learning disability and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (SLD/ADHD/ADD) and want to change the life of a middle school student? If so, we want you to join Fairview High School’s chapter of Eye to Eye, the mentoring movement for different thinkers! Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program pairing college and high school students with K-8 students to act as their mentors. Eye to Eye has almost 60 chapters around the country, so Fairview High School mentors become part of a national network of different thinkers, with access to Eye to Eye events, resources, and job opportunities. Other schools in Colorado with Eye to Eye chapters include The University of Denver, CU Boulder (partnering with Platt Middle School), and Peak to Peak. FHS will pair high school students (mentors) with an identified learning disability and/or ADHD/ADD with middle school students (mentees) at SHMS who have similar learning differences. Please note you must be at least 16 years old to participate and we will only be taking a limited amount of mentors for this school year. Each week, mentors use basic art projects to help younger students learn about themselves and develop strategies to succeed in the classroom. You will be a role model to Southern Hills Middle School students and help them value their learning differences, build their self-esteem, and have a voice in their education. Mentors go to Southern Hills Middle School every Wednesday from 3:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. All art is good art; mentors do not need to be art students or have backgrounds in art to get involved! Become a mentor! Anyone who is interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Maisie Bryant [email protected], or Soren Kloepfer [email protected] who are the Fairview High School’s Eye to Eye Student Coordinators, or visit the national website at: http://eyetoeyenational.org. Supporting staff members are Matt Mowen (FHS School Counselor), and Diana Rutenberg (SHMS School Psychologist).

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: Seniors! On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00pm in the auditorium, FHS is hosting a Financial Aid Presentation with Rob Drybread, Coordinator of Client Services at CU Boulder. Information will be given on completing your FAFSA, financial aid application timelines, COF, scholarships, and strategies for paying for college. These valuable guidelines are for students applying to any College or University. Extensive information is also available on the website in the “Paying for College” section. Specific scholarships are listed on our pages as well: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/paying-for-college/scholarships.

SENIORS- COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: We know many of you are enthusiastic about college applications and have questions about Naviance, the Common Application, the procedure for letters of recommendation, and more. For immediate questions, please refer to the very detailed article on our website, titled, “Applying to College.” You will find a complete list of steps that will take you through the process and hopefully, answer many of your questions. https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-applications/overview-applying-to-college

COMMON APPLICATION INFORMATION: See our page for more information on filling out the Common Application: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-applications/application-types/common-application.

SENIOR COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT: If perhaps a senior or a parent missed the information presented on Thursday, click here https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-and-alternatives/step1-choosing-college/college-planning-night for a recap of our Counseling presentation. The presentation includes information on completing college applications, requesting letters of recommendations from teachers and counselors, sending your transcripts to colleges and much more.

CU ALL-DAY VISIT PROGRAMS: Several focused Visit Days are scheduled at CU Boulder for prospective students. “Student for a Day”, “Business Preview”, “Explore Engineering” are a few of the many specific program opportunities for prospective students. Click here for more information and to register.

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO FAIRVIEW THIS YEAR: (On campus at Fairview) College representatives will begin visiting Fairview during the first week of September and continue throughout the year. The biggest concentration of visits will be during the week of September 26-30, and most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center in the Counseling Office. Senior and junior students can attend during a free period or class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers. Sophomore and freshmen students may attend only during free periods. Coming to these visits helps students gain familiarity with the variety of campuses and allows them to meet reps who will be reading their applications. The college representative visit schedule">https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-and-alternatives/college-rep-visits is posted on our website. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.

COLLEGE FAIRS and MEETINGS COMING THIS FALL: (Off campus – held in other metro locations) Informative and enlightening college fairs and meetings are coming to our metropolitan area this fall!

There are several out-of-state fairs with representatives from colleges around the country and overseas. Local options include these:

In addition to these, many colleges combine to hold evening meetings in cities across the country. These meetings occur throughout the year so watch for them on our College Rep Visit Calendar, which is updated frequently, so check back often. You might also check college webpages to see their travel schedules.

AFFILIATED COLLEGES INFORMATION SESSIONS: In addition to these, many colleges with similar groupings or affiliations often combine to hold weekend and evening College Information Sessions. Notre Dame, Emory, John Hopkins, and Virginia will hold an evening session on September 15, see more information here. Duke meeting information for September 28, is available here. Colorado Christian Colleges session information for September 26- 29, is available here. If you don’t see a college you are interested in, check the college’s website for their information.

Please visit our website ( http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling ) and spend time getting to know the variety and depth of information that has been provided for you. We would enjoy receiving your feedback by responding to: [email protected] or calling 720-561-5860

The Lessen Stress Community Working Group

The Lessen Stress Community Working Group, a group of parents concerned about the high levels of stress experienced by our kids, is holding their Fall Kick Off Meeting this year on October 3, 2016 in the FHS Library Viewing Room from 9:00-10:00 a.m. We will be discussing our activities for the year. If you have ideas or want more information, but cannot attend the meeting, please email us at [email protected].

Some of our present initiatives include:

  1. creating bystander programs to provide students with the tools to intervene in social situations with minimal social or physical risk,
  2. continuing our efforts to improve the school’s “corporate message” to make it more inclusive,
  3. examining the role of homework and whether there might be creative ways to manage the workload more effectively (ex. homework free weekends, protocols to follow when the computer goes down, etc;)
  4. looking into cultural diversity training for the school community,
  5. possibility of holding a substance abuse symposium and other efforts around addressing drug use at school;
  6. creating a finals week parent committee to work closely with the guidance counselors to provide stress reducing activities free of charge to students such a yoga, mentoring, study tips, healthy snacks etc.
  7. create an informational webpage with links to various resources related to stress reduction for the FHS community.
  8. working with PEN to hold a symposium on anxiety and stress among students.
Richele Mein & Debbie Brinley

Laptop Donation Program

Did you know...Over 46% of American homes with children in grades K-12 still do not own a computer or have Internet access. Even in affluent Boulder and FHS, the Digital-Divide is apparent. FHS Booster Club members Joe Swenson and Suzanne DeMonigny are creating a donated laptop computer program for FHS students who don't have a laptop. They are asking Fairview families to donate their old (wiped clean) laptops to this program, for lower-income students at Fairview. Laptops will be available for students who currently are on the free lunch program. Eligible students will need to fill out and application in order to receive a laptop.

Fairview Speech and Debate

The Fairview Speech and Debate team wants to congratulate Senior Joseph Stein for placing 4th in nation in Extemporaneous Commentary at the National Speech and Debate Association's 2016 national tournament held in June. The National Speech & Debate Tournament "marks the capstone of middle school and high school speech and debate activities for more than 130,000 students around the country.”

Joseph was one of five students competing at the tournament from Fairview. Other students included Junior Alexander Kokoshinskiy, and recently graduated students Avery Anderson, Jade Benson, and Teal Witter, who last year placed 13th in Lincoln Douglas debate at this tournament. The Fairview team has consistently sent one of the highest number of students from their district to both state and national tournaments. Already a few practices into the 2016-2017 season, the team is gearing up for novice season, which starts in October.

If you have any questions about the team, check out the team's webpage (https://www.fairviewhs.org/sites/debate) or reach out to coaches at [email protected].

Fairview Theater Department

Enjoy a Jamba Juice and help the Fairview Theatre Department!

Please support the Technical Theatre Department by buying Jamba Juice! We'd like to buy needed equipment and supplement the cost of crew bonding events for those in need. Look for Jamba Juice after school by the main entrance for the next four Fridays, starting September 16. Send your students with $4.00 on Fridays, cash only! Razzamatazz, Mango A Gogo and (dairy free) Strawberries Whirl. Thank you for supporting the Tech Theatre Program!!


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