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November 1st, 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.

Class fees for first semester are past due!!

Class fees were due September 27th. Please log onto Infinite Campus to see what your student owes. You can hover over the fee to see the comments what the fee is about.

To pay the fee, go to Revtrak on-line payments https://fairviewhigh.revtrak.net Fees can be paid with a credit card, debit card or e-check.

Yearbook 2016-17!

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

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

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)

THIS MONTH IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE AND COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER: Counselors are assisting senior students with college applications and letters of recommendation; as well as hosting College Representatives from around the country (see below). In addition, the counselors are presenting Guidance Curriculum lessons to students in all grades, through the ICAP program. This series of lectures and student surveys teaches students about 4-year planning, careers, choices for higher education, application and scholarship procedures, and much more. See details of these at https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/icap-individual-career-and-academic-plan. Seniors and Juniors have already had ICAP presentations in September. Freshmen were given their first ICAP lesson in October during their Freshman Seminar classes. Sophomores will come in November, in their Language Arts classes. Ask your students about their ICAP presentations, and view some of the results on our Naviance software, that supplies resources for ICAP. Parents have access to our Naviance software using their own log-in. Parents may call the counseling office at 720-561-3212 and 720-561-5328 or email [email protected] for a personal log-in password.

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 email [email protected], 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 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

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY – HELP WITH FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA: Complete your FAFSA with free help from volunteer professionals of College Goal Colorado http://www.collegegoalcolorado.org/ . On Sunday November 13, 2016 1:00-3:00pm, volunteers at Front Range Community College campuses in Westminster and Longmont work with individuals and families on completing their FAFSA applications. See a list of items to bring and location addresses here. 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.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO Specific scholarships are listed on our pages as well: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/paying-for-college/scholarships.

HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: Now is the time to begin thinking about concurrent enrollment at CU-Boulder or Front Range Community College for next semester. If you are in need of an advanced-level course or are interested in trying something new, you can apply for the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program. Information is available on the BVSD website http://www.bvsd.org/students/Pages/Concurrent-Enrollment.aspx and you should pick up an application packet in the FHS Counseling Office with Ms. Wendy Herron. Applications must be completed and returned to Ms. Herron no later than November 14. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! PLEASE NOTE: Both students who are NOT currently taking courses at CU Boulder and those students who ARE currently enrolled in courses at CU must complete paperwork with Ms. Wendy Herron.

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.

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.

FHS Lessen Stress Community Working Group

The FHS Lessen Stress Community Working Group now has a Webpage on the FHS Website under "Parent Resources". Please visit our page for more information on what we are doing, how to get involved, community events, resources for parents and related articles.

Save the Date: We are helping PEN (Parent Engagement Network), BVSD, and HOPE organize a community event - Stress & Anxiety - Rethink, Reset, Refresh! on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Boulder Valley Christian Church. If you are interested in volunteering to help with registration and other needs, email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Events:
PEN is presenting SCREENAGERS - this film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. A MUST SEE for families! November 17th, CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL,10300 South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, $10/adult, $2/youth.

Odds Bodkin Master Story Teller - 11/1-11/9
Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin arrives next week! Visit http://www.parentengagementnetwork.org/ for more info.

Fairview's Production of AIDA is NEXT WEEK! NOVEMBER 9-12!

Tickets are going quickly!

Go to Fairviewhs.tix.org to buy yours today!

Nov 9 7:00 p.m. $5.00
Nov 10 7:00 p.m. $10.00
Nov 11 7:00 p.m. $10.00
Nov 12 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10.00

The musical Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera. 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 Choir Organization


The FCO (Fairview Choir Organization) has been nominated to receive a grant for $7,000! The winner of this grant is solely at the discretion of the community. The non-profit that receives the most votes, between now and Nov 10th, will be awarded the money. We need your help!

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/h5e5c24 and submit your name and address, then scroll down to the FCO logo: and cast your vote of support! You may disregard the pop up that asks for your cell phone number.


Let's show the City of Boulder how we support our local schools and their amazing programs!

Boulder Philharmonic




Festival Choir will be performing in “A Wicked Good Christmas,” concert with the Boulder Philharmonic. Celebrate the holiday season with the choir, the Boulder Phil, and Broadway star Dee Roscioli, who rose to fame playing Elphaba in Wicked. Tickets range from $13 - $70.

The Boulder Phil will generously donate 20% of tickets sales to the Fairview Choir Organization if you purchase your tickets to this concert using a special order form found at this link.

Simply print the form and return it with payment BY DECEMBER 2 (checks payable to the Boulder Philharmonic) to the mailbox of Fairview choir director Janice Vlachos or to the Fairview choir library (attention: Susan Jackson). Treat your family to a special holiday event and support your school at the same time. Your tickets will be available at the Will Call Box Office in Macky Auditorium on December 10.

FHS Swim & Dive Team News

Cliff Rosell has joined the FHS SWIM and DIVE teams as our new dive coach. Cliff has a strong history in the pool both swimming and diving. Cliff was the head coach at Aspen High School where he grew the swim team from 8 to 44 and the dive team from 1 to 9.

Cliff graduated from San Diego State University and his MBA at University of Colorado-Boulder. He currently swim at Rally Sport with the Masters and was part of their finance team. Cliff volunteers with Boulder Emergency Squad as a rescuer ad swift water rescue instructor.

Keep an eye out for more details as Cliff gets the preseason dryland program going. Cliff can be reached at 619-920-9096 or [email protected].


Among the estimated 11,000 participants in the upcoming 52nd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) in Boston next week, spectators will see a record number of junior athletes representing Colorado. The 12 students are all members of Colorado Junior Crew (CJC). Our students will compete in three races on October 22-23 against an international field of junior competitors. Students representing Colorado include.... Isaiah Cormier, Sam Snyder, Sarah Usher (Boulder High School) Grace Antonucci (Niwot High School) Jesse Garnas (Silver Creek High School) Maya Ambraziunas, Olivia Brown, Josephine Henze, Brennan Lyle, Juliette Moore, James “Trae” Pennington, Saylor Strugar (Fairview High School)

Colorado Junior Crew was started in 2007 and calls Boulder Reservoir home. The club trains young athletes, ages 13-18, year-round in both sculling and sweep rowing. With more than 73 active members from 20 middle and high schools throughout Boulder, St. Vrain Valley, Adams 12 and Jeffco School Districts, CJC is one of four youth rowing programs in Colorado. Find out more about Colorado Junior Crew at www.cjcrew.org or click on this PDF.


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