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October 15th, 2016

Coffee with the Principal

Please joint the FPO (Fairview Parent Organization) for a Coffee with the Principal on Nov. 2nd.

Join Principal Stensrud from 8:30 to 10 am in the FHS Library/Viewing Room. Interesting and timely educational-related topics will be discussed in an informal group setting.

After Prom

Dear Friends,

The 22nd annual After Prom is on April 29, 2017!

Following the Boulder and Fairview Junior/Senior Proms, 1,500 students will enjoy a community sponsored, safe and fun-filled evening at the East Boulder Rec Center from midnight to 4:00 am

Many HS juniors and seniors say this is the most memorable night of their high school experience.

This event is only possible through parent involvement and the generosity of parent and business donations.

As an After Prom committee member, I am asking for your help. Here is what is needed…

  1. Parent volunteers for the day and night of After Prom - sign up here After Prom Volunteer
  2. Parent volunteers for After Prom Planning Committee sign up here: After Prom Volunteer
  3. Parent and Business Donations (tax deductible) After Prom Donate or http://bhsfhsafterprom.org

Please consider making a tax deductible donation before the end of 2016.

As BHS/FHS parents, we have an opportunity to carry on this tradition that keep our children safe after prom.

For more detailed information, please visit http://bhsfhsafterprom.org

Check our the Facebook page from 2016 After Prom https://www.facebook.com/BHSFHSAfterProm/

Please pass this along to other BHS / FHS parents including those with freshman and sophomores!

Thank you
Tricia Dessel
After Prom Planning Committee Member

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)

COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES: Visit your FHS counselors on Thursday during CAT 11:05-11:45a, in the CCC for one-to-one help with college applications. See our NEW video “Requesting your transcripts” for info on filling out your Green Sheet. If you need to request counselor letter of recommendation there are additional steps of completing the parent brag sheet and student questionnaire or reflection letter on Naviance. Parents call Jill 720-561-3212, if you need help with your brag sheet/Naviance access. Please note the Common Application DOES require a letter of recommendation from the Counselor, and may also require one or two teacher letters as well. Many schools using direct (non-common app) applications ask for only a teacher letter of rec, not counselor letter. For specific instructions on the Common Application, the Coalition Application or other school specific applications see our new step-by-step application reference guide for help. For all college applications needing a letter of rec from your counselor, you must meet the following request deadlines:

College Application DeadlineLast day to submit request and materials to your counselor
November 1October 1
November 15October 15
December 1November 1
December 15November 15
January 1November 18 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
January 15November 18 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
February 1January 1

FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA/SCHOLARSHIP INFO: Recently, Fairview families enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Mr. Rob Drybread, a financial aid officer at CU Boulder. His presentation covered updates on FAFSA and financial aid that are common to most college FAFSA situations. View his presentation slides on our “Paying for College - Start Here” webpage. Extensive information is available on the counseling 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.

VISIT THE FHS COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER (CCC): For more help with scholarships, internships, study abroad, summer programs, travel programs, jobs, and alternatives to college; visit with our awesome volunteer team in the CCC during school hours, or email Carol Diebel at [email protected] for an appointment.

PERFORMING ARTS AND VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR (NACAC): This event is at the Infinity Park Event Center 4400 E. Kentucky Avenue. Glendale, on Sunday, October 30, 1:00-3:00pm. For more information see the Performing and Visual Arts webpage here. http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/PVA-College-Fairs/Pages/Denver.aspx

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.

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP CLASS @ CU BOULDER: PLC is hosting a “Taste of PLC” presentation for potential applicants to CU’s program for academic excellence and scholarship opportunites. The flyer is here. This event is on November 15, 5:30-8:00pm, in the Wolf Law Building. For information or to RSVP by November 8, email: [email protected].

PSAT: The PSAT test results are usually delivered to Fairview for distribution in mid-December. Check the FHS counseling webpage for updates.

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 http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling.

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO FAIRVIEW THIS YEAR: (ON-CAMPUS at Fairview!!!) College representative visits at Fairview continue throughout the year. Most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center, in the Counseling Office. Junior and Senior students can attend during a class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers. Sophomore and Freshmen students may attend only during free class periods. Coming to these visits will help students become more familiar with the variety of campuses and allow them to meet with reps who will be reading their applications. The college rep visit calendar is posted on our website. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email about when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.

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.

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].

Trick or Treat Street

Trick or Treat Street, Oct. 26th from 5 – 7 pm.

This fun and safe event is open to the Boulder community. The 600 hallway at Fairview will be decorated by various clubs and sports teams. There will be fun activities, treats, and games for kids under 12. Bring your little ones, dressed in costumes, to our "street" for pre-Halloween activities. This is a safe environment for the young kids in our community and it also provides a service and bonding experience for our clubs and sports groups. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a room, needing more information, or wanting to bring children to Fairview, please contact Katie Boselli at [email protected]


Fairview senior Michael Zarian has verbally committed to swim for Harvard University. Zarian, the 2016 BoCoPreps.com Boys Swimmer of the Year, is a three-time state champion, winning the 200 IM last year and the 500 free the past two seasons. Congratulations Michael!!!!

Duncan Lester verbally committed to University Minnesota to dive.

Fairview's Production of AIDA is Coming Soon!

Nov 9-12!

Tickets are $5 for opening night and $10 for all other performances, including a Saturday afternoon matinee.

Tickets will go on sale Oct 18th at Fairviewhs.tix.com

The musical Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th century opera of the same name. However, this is no opera! While strongly influenced by African music, Elton John’s score is energetic and eclectic, drawing on reggae, Motown, gospel, and pop styles. Premiering on Broadway in 2000, it was nominated for five Tony Awards, a Grammy, and also named by Time Magazine as one of the top ten theater productions of the year.

Through rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida brings a timeless story of forbidden love to a new era. Born out of conflict between Egypt and Nubia, the captured princess Aida and the Egyptian captain who has enslaved her must balance responsibility and love. The star-crossed lovers, bound by family and culture, must decide whether to follow their hearts, or lead their people.

Fairview Choirs and Orchestra

The Fairview Choirs and Orchestra will be performing along side the Annie Moses Band at the Buell Theater in Denver, TONIGHT! (7:30 p.m.)

Tickets are still available.
To get tickets, visit http://www.axs.com/events/314100/annie-moses-band-the-art-of-the-love-song-tickets. Click on the Fairview High School Offer" tab on the right. Enter FAIRVIEW when asked for a password to receive 35% off original ticket prices!

Holiday Wreath Sale

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

Sale ends October 31st!

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 Robotics Team

Hey Fairview Families!

The Fairview Robotics Team needs money to be able to compete in this year's national competition. Robotics does amazing things to connect kids with technology and give them real-world experience, and we need your support. To learn more about the team and what we do, click here.

We require a lot of money to build a fully-functioning robot and compete, but every donation is helpful, big or small!
Please donate here!

Our team runs on donors like you.

Thank you so, so much!
Lauren Keel
2016-2017 Fairview Robotics

Tipi Raisers Winter Clothing Drive for Pine Ridge Lakota Friends.

Please donate any gently used or new winter coats, boots, gloves, hats or other winter clothing Oct. 18th-21st. Simply place it in the box marked Tipi Raisers near the front entrance. Items will be delivered to Lakota youth at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Informal Dance

There will be an Informal Dance on Friday, Oct. 28th, from 8 - 11 pm, in the Small Gym.

Lessen Stress Community Working Group

We will be working on the following issues this year: homework, bystander/upstander training, drug use and abuse, best practices for announcing selections and cuts, providing stress reducing activities for final week, encouraging student advocacy, alternative activities for informal dances, and ideas for becoming a more inclusive campus. Please contact Richele Mein or Debbie Brinley at [email protected] for more information.

Junior Poms Clinic

Jr. Poms Clinic is TODAY (Oct 15th) from 1-4 pm (check in at 12:45 pm) in the FHS gym. Cost is $70 per dancer. This includes a clinic with FHS Poms dancers, snack, t-shirt, pom poms, bow and half-time football game performance at Recht Field at Boulder High School, Friday Oct. 21 at 7 pm. Contact [email protected], cell303-718-6446.

National Fossil Day

Saturday, October 22. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Family Day: Eating Archaeology. Ever since there have been people in Colorado they’ve been hunting, gathering, planting and harvesting. Explore how some of the earliest inhabitants hunted 13,000 years ago. In addition to the hunt - roots, nuts, seeds and fruits – even insects, were essential to survival in Colorado’s mountains and plains. We’ll travel through time from past meals to current locavore food production and even into the future as we think about where we might take food next. Throw atlatls, grind corn, butcher a model bison, and more!

FREE Science and art activities for the whole family. For more information, please visit www.colorado.edu/cumuseum.

Sábado 22 de octubre – 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Día familiar: Comer la Arqueología. Desde que ha habido gente en Colorado han cazado, recolectado, plantado y recogido cosecha. Explore cómo algunos de los primeros habitantes cazaban hace 13,000 años atrás. Además de la caza – las raíces, frutos secos, semillas y frutas – incluso los insectos, eran esenciales para la supervivencia en las montañas y llanuras de Colorado. Viajaremos a través del tiempo de las comidas anteriores a la producción de alimentos actualmente cosechados por uno mismo e incluso cuando especularemos de dónde tomaremos nuestros alimentos en el futuro. ¡Avienta lanzas, muele el maíz, destaza un modelo de bisonte y mucho más!

Actividades GRATIS de ciencias y arte para toda la familia. Para mayor información visite www.colorado.edu/cumuseum.

PEN (Parent Engagment Network)


- Odds Bodkin, Nationally acclaimed story teller, November 1-9!
Nov 1, Meet & Greet
Nov 2, Stories of the Land at Angevine Middle School
Nov 5, Door to Imagination adult story telling workshop at Pioneer Elementary
Nov 9, Story Earth adult presentation at CU SEEC
For event details and registration go to: www.penbv.org/odds-bodkin

- FUNdraisers:
October 15 - CU Football Fundraiser - join us in cheering CU on at the homecoming and raise money for PEN!
Get your discount tickets at www.cubuffs.com/promo and enter PROMO CODE: 2016PEN
Flyer and info at: www.penbv.org/events/buffs-vs-arizona-state-fundraiser

October 18 - Denver Press Club Social
Entry is FREE however registration appreciated.
Join us for a fun social with free appetizers, low cost drinks, and celebrity bartenders!
Info and registration: www.penbv.org/events/dpc


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