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January 15th, 2017

BIG NEWS FROM THE FPO (Fairview Parent Organization)

The FPO board is made up of parent volunteers dedicated to making a difference. Although much of what we do is "behind the scenes" we like to think that our efforts have a positive impact everyone involved with Fairview. Our main objective is to support the administration, teachers and students. This is accomplished in many ways, including fund raising, classroom support, community building, and communication. But none of this would be possible without the support of our Fairview parents and community.

In addition to your support, we need your help. Several of our current board members will be "graduating" this spring. We are seeking new volunteers to help keep this vital organization thriving. There are dozens of ways that you can help! If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Renae Foxhoven at [email protected].

And in other FPO news.....we thought you might want to know where your hard earned donated dollars have gone this year. The Knight Quest is our fund raising drive at the beginning of the year. After donations are collected we ask the teachers to submit mini-grants of how we can help make their classrooms thrive. We had over 50 innovative and creative mini-grant requests! After committee deliberations here is just a sample of some of the the grants that we, granted.

Electronic balances for the physics classesDigital Art suppliesSpecial ed sensory items
High interest/ low readability publications for students Books for the French Department Chromebooks and a storage/charging carts
Replacement interfaces boxes for current science software Support for the College/Career Center ACT practice books, available to all students
Supplies for the SAC (Student Achievement Center) Kitchen supplies for our catering programs Photography equipment for our growing Film and Tech programs
Two new fruit trees for Fairview's expanding orchard Supplies and funds for school climate and safety initiatives and much, much more!

Thank you for your continued support. We pledge to spend your money wisely and in a timely fashion. We believe your students should benefit from your generosity!


New Semester = New Class Fees!

Please log on to the Fairview website and click on the student fees tab to check out your balance. It is easier to take care of this now than during the mad scramble at the end of the year!


To Senior Parents Who Bought A Baby Ad:

Hard copy proofs of the baby ad pages will be available for you to look at in the main office from 7:45 am on Thursday, January 12 to 2 pm on Thursday, January 26. The main office is open from 7:45 to 3:45 pm every week day.

The ads will be in a large, bright green folder at the front desk. There are sticky notes and a few pens in the folder as well, so you can leave notes for us on your baby ad page directly, or you can email me with any changes or corrections: [email protected]. If you're emailing changes, the email must be sent by 3:20 pm on Thursday, January 26 to guarantee that the changes will be made.

Here's what you should be paying attention to and commenting on with these proofs:

  • Are photos blurry, or otherwise not great? If so, you can send me new ones.
  • If your ad has more than one photo, is there one you would like to be bigger than the others? We will make all of the photos as large as we can within the space.
  • Read your text carefully, including the title. We copied exactly what you submitted and just placed it in the ad. Let us know if there are any typos or formatting things to fix.
  • Text in languages other than English, and text that includes some types of punctuation, can often have ¿¿¿ in place of characters that the website didn't understand. Please tell us what those should be. We don't want to guess what it should be and get it wrong.

Here's what you SHOULD NOT be paying attention to or worrying about:

  • All those red brackets. We're deleting them. We know they make the pages look messy.
  • Sizing of ads. We know they're not all exactly 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8. We're working on that! They'll be perfect.
  • Other layout imperfections, like photos that aren't perfectly aligned.

Counseling Office and College/Career Center News

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

COLLEGE MIDYEAR TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORMS: The forms for sending midyear transcripts to schools that require them, are available, in the counseling office. Now is the time that many colleges want updated transcripts with 1st semester grades. Check with colleges you’ve applied to, and if 1st semester transcripts are required or requested, fill out the yellow “Request to Send Mid-Year Transcript” form and give it to Jill Pries or Sharyn Corson. A list of Common App schools which may require a Mid-Year Report is available for viewing, in counseling.

JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES: Mark your calendar to attend a Fairview special event with college planning speaker, Peter Van Buskirk!! On Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 6:30 pm, BVSD presents noted author, speaker, and former Dean of Admissions at Franklin and Marshall College, Peter Van Buskirk. He will speak about student-centered solutions for college planning and the inside story of college admissions and financing. He provides solid recommendations for choosing and applying to college. It is hosted at Fairview High’s Auditorium. All BVSD students high school students are welcome, and is especially recommended for juniors and their parents. Doors open at 6:00pm. See the program's website here.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR 17-18: Fairview High School students are invited to attend a field trip tour of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center on January 25 at 11:50-3:00 with FHS staff. Students interested in participating need parents or guardians to sign them up on the link. Scroll down to the FHS time spot on this site to register. Bus transportation is available.

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. Parents and guardians are invited to come back with their students to attend the Arapahoe Campus Showcase Night on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder to tour our CTE Programs. See a video of CTE here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2tHsiAlFg8, or visit the CTE website. During the school year, transportation is provided from the BVSD high schools to the CTE Center at Arapahoe Campus.

8th GRADE STUDENTS EVENING OF TRANSITION: Feb. 15, 2017. Future Fairview students and their families are encouraged to attend this important program for an overview of Course Selection. Counselors visit middle schools during the spring semester for actual online course selection for 8th graders. Details will be posted soon on Fairviewhs.org.


  • Course Drops - Forms are available in the counseling office.
  • Clean Drops are through 1/18/17 (Wednesday).
  • WP/WF drops are through 2/24/17 (Friday).
  • Late Drops after 2/24/17 will receive an ‘F’ on transcript.
  • Adds - Second semester course additions must be completed before the semester begins, see your counselor.
Click here for expanded details of the Fairview schedule change philosophy.

GAP YEAR FAIR: Students seeking info about gap year options are encouraged to check out the gap year fair presented by USA Gap Year Fairs on Tuesday, January 31, 6:00-9:00 at Peak to Peak High School, 800 Merlin Drive. You may also see Fairview counseling webpage titled “alternatives to college” for current information on opportunities for Fairview students

BVSD INNOVATION IN EDUCATION FILM SERIES: “Beyond Measure” presentation is Monday, 1/19/2017, 6:00 pm at Boulder High, 1604 Arapahoe Ave, doors open at 5:30. For information and to reserve seats, visit the webpage here.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AND PROGRAMS: Many summer internships have application deadlines in January and February. For information see: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/internships for internship info, and summer programs information: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/summer-programs. For a complete listing of all opportunities on our database click here https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/student-opportunities for the searchable list.

COUNSELING WEBSITE DETAILS: (Tab 2) Have you ever hovered over the red banner at the top of the counseling page? The latest research from our College & Career Center team can found on the webpages. This week explore the “Academics & Classes” menu (2nd tab) for a detailed breakdown of information on choosing classes, course offerings, planning, graduation & college requirements, and academic support, as well as honors & IB courses.

ARE YOU FILLING OUT THE FAFSA SOON? See the video How to fill out the FAFSA, and get information on the CSS profile here. 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.

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.

The FHS Lessen Stress Community Working Group Presents:

Know the Law! Know the Consequences!
How it relates to Drugs and Alcohol

Save the date:
Tuesday February 7th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fairview High School
For parents and high school students

With Prom and Graduation Celebrations approaching, you will not want to miss this timely and informative discussion.

Join FHS Principal Don Stensrud along with a panel of experts discussing everything you need to know regarding the consequences of MIP's, sharing prescription medications, fake ID's, hosting under age parties, and more. Learn how even minor offenses can affect you, your child and their future.

They are coming back!.................................

If you were lucky enough to attend last's year concert you will be thrilled that they are returning. If you missed this last year, don't make the same mistake again! Nationally acclaimed, yet local band, FACE, and world renowned vocal a capella sensation The Real Group (visiting from Europe) will be performing together, at Fairview FEBRUARY 11th!

This amazing display of local and international talent is not to be missed! Tickets will sell quickly! You can get yours at fairviewhs.tix.com.

Tickets (reserved seating) are $32.00. (Typically $75-$125 for The Real Group alone)

We are also offering an amazing VIP package (limited to 125 guests) for $100. Each VIP ticket will include a "Meet & Greet" session, with a photo opportunity, a signed CD from each vocal group, and premiere seating!

Mark your calendar, get your tickets, and prepare to be blown away!

Click here to view a YouTube sample:


Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) Send Off Concert!

Jan 19th at 7:00 p.m

Fairview's Excalibur and Kingsmen choirs are honored to have been selected to perform at CMEA this year.

We are hosting a send off concert, featuring not only Excalibur and Kingsmen, but visiting performers "Lark" and "Mix" From UCD.

This will be a wonderful, family friendly, evening of spectacular music. Tickets can be purchased at fairviewhs.tix.com.

Fairview Swim Team

The Boys Swim and Dive Team has some exciting announcements! Our new head swim coach is Lauren Sampl and our assistant coaches are Angelique Dousis and Murphy Alafoginus! The Diving coach will be decided soon!

Important Dates:
Preseason starts January 30th

January 30- February 9 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm at East Boulder Rec Center

February 13-24 from 3:45 – 5:45 pm South Boulder Rec Center

Regular Season Starts February 27

Monday – Friday 3:45 – 5;45 pm at South Boulder Rec Center

Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 am

1/1/17 PE Blog

Happy New Year! With the start of a new year, we are typically eager to begin our resolutions. Often, our resolutions have to do with either our diet or exercise. Studies have shown that more than half of people do not achieve their resolutions. For those wanting to start or get back into an exercise routine, here are a few ideas to keep you going strong:

  1. If it’s been a while since you exercised, don’t work out to aggressively. Ease into it and allow a day to recover.
  2. It’s recommended that you commit to your exercise program for at least three weeks before it becomes a positive routine. So be patient and give it a month and see how it makes you feel.
  3. Make sure to stay hydrated and get sufficient sleep.
  4. Try to find an exercise partner or use an app to help keep you accountable and motivate you.
  5. Half the battle is making the time. We can all find the excuses to get out of working out but if you can carve 30-40 minutes out of your day whether it’s early morning, lunch or after school/work.

Hoping you have a healthy and active 2017 year!


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