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October 1st, 2016




FAIRVIEW YEARBOOKS!

STUDENTS/PARENTS: be sure to place an order for this year's yearbook here. ~OR~ Send your student with a check or cash for $60 to Ms. Broaddus in office #841 during 1st, 4th, or 5th periods.

SENIORS/PARENTS: Buy a baby ad for your senior by October 31, 2016 here.
Submit senior portraits and quotes by January 13, 2017 here.

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




After Prom 2017 Committee Chair Meeting

Please join us on Monday, October 3 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm if you want to learn more about volunteering for one of our Committee Chair positions. This meeting will also be the Kick-Off for anyone who has already signed up to be a Committee Chair or Co-Chair. We’ll be meeting in the Eldorado Room at the East Boulder Rec Center.




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:
FHS/FPO
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




First Semester Finals Schedule

Block times for all four days of finals
*8:05 – 9:25 AMTutoring time / makeup testing
9:30 - 11:30 AMTesting Block #1
11:30 – 12:25 PMLUNCH BLOCK
12:30 – 2:30 PMTesting Block #2
 
Finals Week Schedule
12/12 MondayPeriods 2 and 8
12/13 TuesdayPeriods 3 and 6
12/14 WednesdayPeriods 1 and 7
12/15 ThursdayPeriods 4 and 5
*12/16 FridayMakeup day & Teacher grading day
*Makeup test times must be pre-scheduled with your student’s teacher in order to take a makeup exam.




IB & AP Exams

We are now in the registration window for both IB and AP exams. All students who plan to take IB and/or AP exams in May 2017 must register between October 1st and November 2nd.

For information and to register for exams please go to the registration website: http://bvsd.fhsib.org




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)

FAIRVIEW NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS: Fairview celebrates our student semi-finalists in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships. Join us in congratulating: Trent Carson - Sophia Chen - Wesley Dolson - Elliot Gorokhovsky - John Graf - Sirisha Gudavalli - Kaj Harvey - Elyssa Hofgard - Mara Kelly - Soroush Khadem - Miranda Lee-Foltz - Michelle Lin - Grant Peterson - Andrew Prinster - Jacob Pykkonen - Kate Richardson - Evan Savage - Collin Schlager - Joseph Stein - Aakash Venkatesan - Ashley Wang - Kevin Wang - Lauren Wubbena - Joyce Xu

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.

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 until October 12. For information visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10. 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.

FRONT RANGE COMM. COLLEGE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE: See demos of innovative technology and meet with professors and professionals in the STEM and technology fields at the Open House at the FRCC Longmont campus on Friday, October 7, 12:00-5:00pm at 2120 Miller Dr., Longmont. http://www.mfgday.com/events/2016/front-range-community-college-4

CU BOULDER 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.

CU DENVER ARTS AND MEDIA PREVIEW DAY: This prospective student visit day is Friday, October 14 at CU Denver in the student commons building from 8:00a-4:00p. See the flyer here.

SENIORS - COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: Counselors are available in the CCC on Thursdays during CAT time 11:05-11:45 to help seniors with their college applications. 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.

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO FAIRVIEW THIS YEAR: (On campus at Fairview) College representative visits will continue throughout the year. 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 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 this one:

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.

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.

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




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.




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]




Holiday Wreath Sale


It's Never Too Early To Plan For The Holidays!

If you would like to purchase a handmade balsam and evergreen wreath for yourself, or a loved one, please visit https://fairviewchoir.ecwid.com.

There are many options (including delivery throughout the United States) and you can pay on line!

Wreath sales directly benefit the Fairview Choir Program. Thank you for your support!







Fairview Theater Department

Enjoy a Jamba Juice, after school by the main entrance, on October 4th!

Send your students with $4.00 (cash only)

We will have Razzamatazz, Mango A Gogo and (dairy free) Strawberries Whirl.

Thank you for supporting the Tech Theater Program!!




Theater PizzaRev Fundraiser

CALLING ALL FAIRVIEW FAMILIES!

On Thursday, October 6, please eat at PizzaRev (next to Smashburger and Chipotle on 29th Street) between 11am and 10pm: see pizzarev.com.

You can craft your own personal pizza (gluten-free and vegan available) for $6 to $8.25 or craft an entree salad for $8.25. When you eat at PizzaRev on Thursday, October 6, you'll help raise funds for Fairview's spring play, Arthur Miller's The Crucible. So print out the PizzaRev flyer to give to the cashier or tell the cashier that you want to donate 20% of your bill to the Fairview Knights of the Theatre! Add it to your schedule and tell your Facebook friends. Thanks for helping!

Please click here to download and print the flyer.




PE Blog

We all know that exercise is great for our body, but we’re often too busy and stressed to fit in a little time for an exercise routine. However, just about any type of exercise from team sports to jogging to yoga can be a stress reliever. And you don’t have to be an athlete or already be in shape to reap the rewards of exercise. Numerous studies have proven that physical activity helps the brain produce endorphins which are our “feel good transmitters”. Nearly any form of exercise or movement will improve our fitness levels while decreasing our stress! Additionally, a little daily exercise improves our moods and helps us get a better night sleep. So if you’re feeling a bit anxious and struggling to focus in class and or at work, take a break and get a little exercise. We welcome anyone to come in and join one of our several PE classes throughout the day.







If students would like more information or permission slips to the conference please have them see Michelle Kletzky in Counseling.





An Invitation from Boulder High

Reality Check

Short Description:
How to Help Your Child Deal with Screen Addictions and Alcohol and Marijuana Use... without Power Struggles. Learn four of the most efficient and successful parenting methods that support your child’s decision-making processes related to high-risk behaviors, and do so in ways that deepen your connection with your child. You’ll also learn the four most common mistakes parents make when trying to protect kids who are making bad decisions, and what actually works.

How to Help Your Child Deal with Screen Addictions and Alcohol and Marijuana Use... without Power Struggles.

Learn four of the most efficient and successful parenting methods that support your child’s decision-making processes related to high-risk behaviors, and do so in ways that deepen your connection with your child. You’ll also learn the four most common mistakes parents make when trying to protect kids who are making bad decisions, and what actually works.

In this transformational two-hour presentation, Michael Vladeck will teach you how to most effectively help your children cultivate their emotional and mental stability. You’ll also learn how to enhance their decision-making skills and personal sense of unconditional self-worth. By building upon these foundations, your children will gain the perspective, self-awareness, and strength to make wiser choices regarding the excessive use of technology, alcohol, and drugs. You’ll learn how to address these issues of addictive behaviors as they arise (and even before they arise). By skillfully applying structure, boundaries, and consequences to your childrens’ lives, you’ll encourage them to foster critical thinking, and emotional and social intelligences which lead to relationship dynamics that work.

You’ll leave this presentation with profound insights and accessible methods to create and sustain healthy relationships with your children. In turn, your children will learn how to maintain balance and empowerment when faced with current societal pressures.

This event will take place on Oct 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Boulder High School.

There will be time for Q and A at the end of the presentation.

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Michael Vladeck is a nationally recognized expert in teaching conscious parenting, and helping parents raise balanced, grounded, and emotionally intelligent children in our current digital culture, while deepening connection and avoiding power struggles. He has been a family counselor and coach since 2004, helping parents and their kids on their relationship dynamics, personal transformation, and development.

"We would recommend his work to anyone who wants to experience more authenticity, connection and peace in relationship with their teenager.”
~ David and Robin Johnson, Parents, Boulder, CO

“Michael has a unique ability to connect with both parents and young people in ways that I have never experienced before. He “gets it” on so many levels. I credit Michael with having a pivotal and positive influence on our lives at a time when, without his help, things might have gone in a direction none of us wanted.”
~ Susan LaHoda, Parent, Boulder, CO

“As a mentor and spiritual teacher, he is inimitable. The time I spent with Michael is marked by a deeper understanding of the person I am, and the person I hope to become—he is a true role model for young adults.”
~ Kelsey McCabe, 18

Video excerpts:
New: Lessening the Frequency of "Bad Parenting Moments"
Why Working On Your Personal Issues is Essential to Creating Connection With Your Children
How self-criticism can blind us from compassionate parenting
Understanding Your Child's Perceptions of Reality
No longer Arguing Over Reality - Getting Underneath the "Story" to Create Connection
On Being "Perfect" and Helping Kids Get They Are Enough Exactly As They Are
Creating Connection with Your Kids by Doing Your Own Inner Work
The paradigm shift of relating more deeply with kids than ever before
Why it is that your kids have never disrespected you

Blog Posts:
23 Ways to Keep Your Kids in Balance with Digital Media and Technology
Any time that you can give a great and insightful speech, don’t….
The heart of intimacy: the impact of curiosity and validation

Newsletter Articles:
Parenting With Less Urgency
Resolving Conflict: Getting Underneath the Story
The Art of Imposing Rules onto Children’s Lives
3 Questions That Can Transform Your Relationship With Your Child
Role-Modeling For Kids How to Deal With Frustration




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