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February 15th, 2017




Student Fees

Did you forget to pay your student fees? Reminder invoices are being sent out this week to parents who have not paid their student fees for the 2016-2017 school year. The fees for Fairview can be paid by credit card, debit card or e-check on the Fairview website at the following link: Pay fees here.

You may also have your student bring a cash or check payable to the Treasurer's office at the school.

This is particularly important for graduating seniors. Avoid the end of the school year rush and having to pay fees at senior checkout. Don't delay, pay today!




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)

2017-18 COURSE SELECTION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Please know that FHS students will be receiving lots of information during upcoming weeks in order to make course selection decisions. Students will be beginning the process of course selection in February and course selections won't be finalized until March. Rest assured, there is adequate time to gather information about course choices--both academic and elective--and begin to organize a list of courses for next year and beyond. Although counselors don't typically meet individually with students/parents regarding course selection, students will be receiving teacher and parent input about the best course of study for next year in both academic and elective classes. Teachers and counselors will be assisting students in entering their courses into Infinite Campus in early March. Just a reminder, there is extensive information about the FHS curricular offerings on the FHS course selection section of the counseling website, including the 2017-18 FHS Course Description Guide. Students and parents are encouraged to access the FHS Honors program website for specific questions about AP/IB/PIB course offerings and pathways. We have a proven history of students being successfully placed in courses every year and we are confident that students, teachers, and parents will work collaboratively to make these decisions.

SAT TEST COLORADO STATE ASSESSMENT FOR JUNIORS: Going forward, the Colorado State Assessment for Juniors is now the SAT, and Fairview will provide it at no cost, on April 11 for students in 11th grade, here at Fairview. Visit Boulder Valley School District’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for up to date information about state tests and options. All juniors are pre-registered for SAT (no writing), April 11. Email [email protected] for questions.

COLLEGE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, ATTENTION SENIORS: Many colleges have scholarships and formal programs for leadership training, and these may include dorms. Examples: Applications are now being accepted for the CU Presidents Leadership Class PLC: http://www.colorado.edu/plc/apply-now, the CU deadline in February 15. The leadership program at CSU in Fort Collins is PLP SLICE: http://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-leadership/presidents-leadership-program/ and The Women's Foundation of Colorado Girls Leadership Program is taking applications at http://wfco.org/girlsleadershipcouncil

SCHOLARSHIPS, SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: TIME IS OF THE ESSENSE! Many scholarship listings and internships may have application deadlines coming up very soon. Please explore our databases for these opportunities now. Click for internship listings, or the Fairview scholarship website.

JOBS, VOLUNTEER OPPS, AND TRAVEL PROGRAMS: Any of these opportunities can be an excellent way to explore your areas of interest and contribute to your self-discovery! They can also help develop a compelling resume for college applications. For searchable listings of student opportunities click here for the student opportunities page. For complete listings in ANY of these areas, see our website link here.

FOLLOWING ARE ONLY A SAMPLING OF MANY SUMMER OPPORTUNITES AVAILABLE:

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE EVENTS: Anyone interested in Front Range Community College can get an inside look at FRCC during the Spring Open House. Family members/friends are welcome to attend. Learn about academic programs, talk with faculty members, get detailed information about financial aid, academic advising, and transfer options. Tour the campus, talk with students and find out if FRCC is right for you! Enjoy food, giveaways, and informational sessions. **Spanish-speaking staff is available.** One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. Visit the FRCC website here. FRCC Boulder County Longmont Campus Open House is Tuesday, March 7 from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m at 2121 Miller Dr., Longmont. The FRCC Westminster Campus Open House is Thursday, March 16 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 3645 W. 112th Ave., Entrance 2, Westminster.

CU BOULDER SCIENCE DISCOVERY TEEN CAFÉ: CU offers the chance for teens to attend an evening science presentation and interact with scientists at CU’s Museum of Natural History. This month’s gathering “From the Slopes to the Stars: Science in Extreme Places” with featured scientist, Dr. Ulyana Horodysky, is March 8, 5:30-7:00. See http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/teen-cafe-schedule/ for schedule and reservations.

COLLEGE FAIR/COLLEGE APPLICATION IN SPRING: Many colleges accept applications for admission throughout the spring semester. Come to the Counseling Office College/Career Center for assistance, or visit the RMACAC Spring College Fair. This fair has something for everyone. For over 25 years, RMACAC has sponsored annual college fairs supporting higher education options across the country for the students in this region. These fairs are free for students and parents. The Denver Spring College Fair is Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:30pm at the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver. For details on this college fair and to register, click here.

SUMMER EXPERIENCE FAIR: This fair happens Tuesday February 28, 2:30-4:30pm, at Peak to Peak High 800 Merlin Dr., Lafayette. Representatives present options for internships, research, volunteer and job opportunities. See Fairview counseling webpage titled “alternatives to college” for current information on some summer opportunities for Fairview students.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR 17-18: 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. 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.

CMAS, PARCC, AND OCTOBER PSAT-NMSQT RESULTS: Paper copies of test results for April 2016 CMAS, PARCC, and the October 2016 PSAT-NMSQT, are available for students to pick up, in the counseling office. You may see your student's PSAT-NMSQT results on the SAT webpage (collegeboard.org), by logging in to the student's account.

SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES:

  • WP/WF drops are through 2/24/17 (Friday).
  • Late Drops after 2/24/17 will receive an ‘F’ on transcript.
Click here for expanded details of the Fairview schedule change philosophy.

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: 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 “Experiences” menu, found half way down the 3rd tab “Interests & Careers”. The “Experiences” page features information on jobs, volunteering, summer programs, internships, and travel options. Boulder County Youth Corps and Growing Gardens are examples of the opportunities listed. Email [email protected] with questions or comments about the website.

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.

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.




Make-A-Wish

Dear Fairview Community,

Every year, Student Council partners with Make-A-Wish to sponsor one specific, local child and make his/her wish come true. This year, our Fairview community is sponsoring and raising money for Martha. She is a 14 year old girl from Boulder with ewing sarcoma. Martha's wish is to go to the Galapagos Islands! Our goal is to raise $7500 and we need your help.

A little bit about Martha: her favorite color is blue; her favorite book is Harry Potter; her favorite class is science; her favorite band is Mumford and Sons; her favorite TV show is Parks and Rec; and her favorite actress is Amy Pohler. She also enjoys mountain biking, a good game of monopoly, or sushi at her favorite restaurant, Benihana.

Ewing sarcoma is a form of cancer that forms in and around the bones. It usually affects children and young adults and causes bone pain, swelling, and sometimes bone fractures.

Please consider these ways to help Martha:

Donate to Andrew’s online fundraising account:

  1. http://site.wish.org/goto/Fairview2017
  2. Participate in the many activities and fundraisers during Wish Week (March 6-10, 2017). Student Council will be releasing more information about this soon!

Any donation means a great deal to Martha and her family and gets them one step closer to going to the Galapagos.

Thank you so much for helping make Martha's wish come true.

Sincerely,
The Student Council Make-A-Wish Committee

Go Knights!




Five Concerts In Five Days!

Some amazing opportunities to enjoy fabulous music! Fairview's own Excalibur and Age of Guinevere are performing in this wonderful venue on Feb 23 & 24.

A vibrant string orchestra! And, no conductor!
In our latest Soundscape matinee we present the Sphere Ensemble, a very unique string orchestra established in 2011 by a group of professional musicians who wanted to explore new directions in string ensemble playing. From Bach to Brubeck, from classical to tango to bluegrass to rock, the musicians bring a diverse background of performance to the group - as evidenced by their eclectic style of compositions and arrangements. In this concert titled "Relationships," we hear music that has been inspired by various types of human relationships - not to be missed!
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Join us for two evenings of hot vocal jazz sung by two of the best high school vocal jazz ensembles in the region! They just returned from New Orleans, where they had the honor of being invited to perform at the Jazz Educator's National Convention. These talented high school students can swing! - they improvise, perform in different sized ensembles, and do many of the jazz standards (including Sunny and Fly Me to the Moon) as well as arrangements of more modern jazz. Thursday, February 23rd, will feature AGE OF GUINEVERE - the superb all-female vocal jazz ensemble. Friday, February 24th, will showcase EXCALIBUR, the mixed vocal jazz group. First time at the Dairy and the intimate Gordon Gamm Theatre! Tickets are on sale now and will go fast!
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In a jazz spectacular, flugelhorn master Dave Fulker, legendary grammy winner Don Grusin, and jazz singers Robert Johnson, and Teresa Carroll will headline an exotic night train. With jazz powering its pistons and headlamp, the locomotive will draw near and illuminate images suggested by Anoranza and Saudade, the Spanish and Portuguese words for yearning. Grusin's piano, Mark Diamond’s bass, and Christian Teele’s percussion top a fine rhythm section, Robert and Teresa's voices soar, and Fulker's flugelhorn warms the cold February night air - as the train carries listeners swiftly to the lands of longing and beyond! Sponsored by Bernardi Real Estate Group
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