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March 15th, 2017

Proctors Needed

Proctors needed for IB and AP exams in May! Exams begin on May 1st and end on May 17th with both morning and afternoon exams. No experience is necessary and there will be a brief training session in late April. Please check the schedule below carefully and email the IB Office at [email protected] if you are available to help in this important volunteer oportunity.

Morning proctors arrive at the IB Office at 7:00 am and afternoon proctors arrive at 11:15 am.

You may not proctor an exam that your student is taking.

Thank you for your help!

Click here to download the exam schedule.

Boulder Fairview After Prom

The amazing 2017 Boulder Fairview After Prom is just weeks away, Saturday April 29-30, 11:30pm - 4am at the East Boulder Rec Center. After Prom is a very important event which costs approximately $35,000 to put on each year with over 1500 kids in attendance. Its a great way to keep the kids off the streets following Prom. Donations from the community allow us to keep ticket prices for the event inexpensive, just $8, and free for our kids of need. Encourage your students to start making plans to attend After Prom. It is open to all Boulder and Fairview Juniors and Seniors and their approved guests. Everyone is welcome regardless if they attend Prom. Students may come solo, with a date or with friends to this year’s party of the century themed Star Wars! Tickets available for purchase on our website April 1.

We need your help to make After Prom a success. Please add your financial contribution in these ways:

  1. We are seeking local business sponsors our event. If you are a local business owner or work for a company that might donate, please visit our web site http://bhsfhsafterprom.org/ and simply click the Business Sponsor button on the home page where you can complete the sponsor form and choose to donate via credit card or send a check. We have a sponsor page and will provide other marketing opportunities for your business. Donations range from $100 - $1000 for a total of $10,000 in business sponsors.
  2. Family sponsors are also encouraged to donate $40 to help offset these costs. Simply go to our website and click on the yellow ‘Donate” button on the home page to make your online donation. http://bhsfhsafterprom.org/
  3. Upcoming dining out options (which coincide with the BHS High School Play - RENT the Musical)• All Day,Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6 - California Pizza Kitchen. Print and present this CPK coupon and After Prom gets money!

Great Works Concert

March 16th 7:00 p.m.
at the Ascent Church in Louisville

This FREE concert will feature Fairview students in Festival Choir, Enchantment, Madrigals, Band and Orchestra.

This annual event promises to be an evening filled with spectacular talent and beautiful music.

Please join us for the concert followed by a dessert reception.

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)

SPRING BREAK is right around the corner! On behalf of all the Counseling Faculty and Staff, we hope you have a restful and safe week as you enjoy these coming days, March 27-31).

DENVER SPRING COLLEGE FAIR 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. The RMACAC Spring College Fair has something for everyone. This fair is free for students and parents.

Many colleges accept applications for admission throughout the spring semester. Come to the Counseling Office College/Career Center for assistance, or visit the counseling website’s college application page.

HANDS-ON SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WORKSHOP EVENT AT FAIRVIEW: Come join us for a hands-on scholarship workshop at Fairview, showing how to search for scholarships using the Fairview scholarship database. Meet on Tuesday, 3/21, 12:30-1:30 pm, in the Counseling Office College/Career Center(CCC). Specific scholarships targeted for Fairview students will be highlighted, and after a brief presentation, participants will have time to search for individual scholarships with personalized assistance from Scholarship Search Specialists. Please RSVP to Sue Erickson, CCC Volunteer: [email protected]

9th Gr. PARCC TESTING: The 3 days scheduled for 9th grade PARCC tests are March 22-24. The Colorado State Assessment for all 9th grade students is the PARCC test. Regular classes will take place for all students that are not testing in PARCC, including those 9th grade students who are not participating in PARCC tests. *9th grade teachers will not introduce new content during the testing* to accommodate students who participate in the PARCC tests. If a student feels they cannot miss a specific class period on one of these test days, administration staff will assist them on PARCC make-up test day, which is during PSAT10/SAT testing day, the morning of April 11. The PARCC tests are for 9th grade only, and consist of 4.5 hours of Language Arts assessment and 4.5 hours of Math assessments. Visit Boulder Valley School District’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for up to date information about state tests and options. If parents want their student to participate they do not need to do anything, students are already preregistered for tests. If parents do not want their student to participate in PARCC, parents need to follow the instructions here to opt out for their student. How to opt your student out of state testing using Infinite Campus.
View the 3-Day 9th Grade PARCC testing schedule on the main webpage of Fairviewhs.org

PSAT10 and SAT TEST: Going forward, the Colorado State Assessment for 10th grade is now the PSAT10, and for 11th grade it is the SAT. Fairview will provide these tests for free on April 11 for students in 10th and 11th grade only. Testing students in 10th and 11th should be at school by 8:00am. Students in 9th and 12 grade, and those opting out of the PSAT10 or SAT will not have classes. There are no classes held on April 11, there is no school for students, it is a testing only day for 10th & 11th. All other students have the day off school. If parents want their students to participate, they do not need to do anything. All 10th grade students in the state of Colorado are already registered for the PSAT10, and 11th graders are registered for SAT without Essay, for April 11. Students who preregistered on their CollegeBoard account, for the Essay by the February 14 deadline, take part in the SAT Essay on the same day, April 11. Visit Boulder Valley School District’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for up to date information about state tests and options. If parents do not want their student to participate in PSAT10 or SAT, parents need to follow the instructions here to opt out for their student. How to opt your student out of state testing using Infinite Campus.

College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy to provide tailored SAT practice online! Students who have a College Board account can log in and get personalized SAT practice plan provided by Khan Academy. Log in to Collegeboard.org, to access this help.

BVSD SUMMER SCHOOL: On Campus: With BVSD summer learning, students may earn physical education course credits in a fun summer course offering. Increase aerobic fitness and overall wellness in a fun, relaxed environment. Sign up is March 6 through May 26. Information about summer on campus courses is here: http://bvsd.org/summerlearning/Pages/High-school-OnCampus.aspx

BVSD SUMMER SCHOOL: Online: Registration for summer school courses, through BVSD online learning begins April 10. Summer school offers students the chance to take courses to satisfy Course Requirements, or for Credit Recovery, or as Supplemental. A variety of courses are available, visit http://bvsd.org/onlinelearning/bvsdonline/Pages/summerschool.aspx for details.

HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: Now is the time to begin thinking about Concurrent Enrollment at CU-Boulder or Front Range Community College for next fall. If you are in need of an advanced-level course in Mathematics or World Language 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

If you are interested in getting more information about accessing courses at CU-Boulder, you can attend an information night hosted by the CU Concurrent Enrollment Program. The CU High School Concurrent Information Night is Monday, April 10 from 5:30 – 6:30pm at CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science building, room 155A, located just north of the Continuing Education building at 1440 15th St, Boulder.

All interested students should plan to pick up an application packet in the FHS Counseling Office from Ms. Wendy Herron. These applications are available now and must be completed no later than Monday, May 9. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

US MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY: The offices of US Senators Michael Bennett & Cory Gardner, and US Representative Ken Buck present US Military Academy Info Day Saturday April 15, 1:00-4:00 pm, at Fort Morgan High School, 709 East Riverview Ave., Ft. Morgan, in the school auditorium. For students who cannot attend, a similar event is at Denver South High, on April 22. Learn about Military Academy Nomination, and meet reps from West Point, Naval Academy Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Air Force and ROTC programs. Contact Annie Larson at: [email protected] for more info.

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.


  • CU Boulder’s Science Discovery Program: Seeks high school student volunteers for the STEM Crew to provide assistance with K-8 summer camps.
  • Boulder County Youth Corps Summer Jobs: Students, 14-17, can apply for community service projects including building trails, constructing fences, landscaping, and more. http://www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps
  • King Soopers is now hiring, visit Jobs.kingsoopers.com
  • Town of Superior offers summer jobs. Assistant pool manager, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor. See http://agency.governmentjobs.com/superiorco/default.cfm for more information and to apply.

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. 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.

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.

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 “College Applications” menu, found on the 5th tab. The “Overview: Applying to College” page is an excellent place for Juniors to begin viewing the tips on this process. Email [email protected] with questions or comments about the website.

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.

Homework Survey - Extended Deadline

Please Submit by March 24th

Too Much? Too Little? Just Right?

In order to address student and parent concerns regarding homework at FHS, the Lessen Stress Community Working Group is gathering parent input. This 10 question survey should only take 1-2 minutes to complete. Remember to fill out a separate survey for each of your children attending FHS. We assure you that all answers will be kept confidential. Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important survey.


Encuesta De La Tarea

Demasiado? Insuficiente? Apropriado?

Para abordar las preocupaciones de los padres y los estudiantes sobre la cantidad de tarea en FHS, el grupo de Lessen Stress En La Comunidad van a conseguir sus pensamientos a través de una encuesta de 10 preguntas. Solo debe durar uno o dos minutos de tu tiempo. Por favor, llenna la encuesta por cada estudiante suyo en FHS. Todas las respuestas van a quedar confidencial por seguro. Gracias por su tiempo de llenar esta encuesta muy importante. Por favor completa no más tarde que el 10 de marzo.


Panel on "Opting Out of Testing"

Share Your Perspectives and Hear from Others about Opting Out of Testing
The CU Boulder School of Education is looking for a parent who would be interested in participating on a panel about opting out of testing to be held on April 5th. The parent would need to speak from their perspective for 5 minutes and stay for a Q & A period.

For more information about participating on this panel, please contact Professor Michele Moses: [email protected].

Inside Opt-Out: A community forum exploring opting out of standardized testing
Parents, teachers, students, and community members are invited to explore what is gained, what is lost, and what are the alternatives when testing and when choosing to opt out of standardized tests. As testing season gears up, join us for a community conversation about opting out. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday April 5, 6-7:30pm
CU Boulder Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC), 4001 Discovery Drive (map & parking information), Seminar Room 128
Free and open to the public
Refreshments provided and childcare and Spanish translation available upon request.
RSVP requested (not required to attend): bit.ly/InsideOptOut

  • Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center
  • Derek Briggs, director of the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation
  • Allison Atteberry, assistant professor of research and evaluation methodology
  • Sydney Chinowsky, University of Colorado Boulder Student
  • Parent panelist TBD
    • Moderated by: Michele Moses, professor of educational foundations, policy and practice.

      Introductory remarks: Terri Wilson, assistant professor of educational foundations, policy and practice

Hello, Fairview Arts Community!

Fairview's Interact Club is looking for bands and musicians to perform at the 2017 Jamfest, which will be held this year on Thursday, April 6th at Fairview. ANY genre of music in ANY format is welcomed (even nontraditional styles like acapella or electronic!) - the only requirement is clean lyrics. If you're interested in performing, all you have to do is send a video to us at [email protected] of you or your group performing a song.

If you haven't heard of it before, Jamfest is an annual music festival held in conjunction with Boulder High School's Interact Club that aims to feature student musicians from both schools in a friendly battle-of-the-bands format. Local businesses, including Lucky's Market and Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, donate food and drinks for attendees to enjoy, and all proceeds from ticket sales go to charity. Jamfest is a really amazing opportunity for everyone who participates, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!

Jam on!
- Fairview Interact Club

Congratulations to the Fairview Chess Team

Jonathan Wang, Andy Wu, Jason Lin, Ryan Swerdlin Placed 1st at State

Ryan Swerdlin also placed 1st in the individual competition, Andy Wu placed 7th

Dental Care

Dental Care at Arapahoe Campus for BVSD High School Students

Spring 2016 Dental Aid and Arapahoe Campus partnered to provide routine dental cleanings and screenings for students who need it at Arapahoe Ridge High School. We would now like to open it up to high school students at your school. Students would take either the morning or afternoon CTE bus to Arapahoe Campus for their appointment and will return on the CTE bus when they are done.

  • Open to any 9-12th grader
  • Uninsured, Medicaid, and insured welcome as long as they do not have a regular dental care provider
  • Services are no cost to student and family
  • Services at this time include dental screening, cleaning, fluoride and sealants.
  • May be referred for further treatment if screening warrants
  • Students needing services would need to have the attached permission slip filled out by parents and sent to Kelli Preston RN, SNC at Arapahoe Campus at least a week prior to their appointment
  • Once paperwork sent the health para will contact Kelli by phone or email to set up an appointment.
  • Space will be provided for student to do school work while waiting

Dental Dates for 2017

  • March 16 and March 17
  • April 27 and April 28
  • May 18 and May 19

Questions or to schedule an appointment:
Kelli Preston BSN, RN, SNC
Full Time School Nurse at Arapahoe Campus
Office: 720-561-6406
Email: [email protected]

Please click here to download the consent form.

The Parent Engagement Network

The Parent Engagement Network ("PEN") will be offering the following events in the next few month. For more information on PEN, see their website: http://www.parentengagementnetwork.org/pen-connection-newsletter

Tuesday, 03/14/2017 - Thursday, 04/06/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

PEN Coaching and Trainings
Egg and I, Boulder CO

Tuesday, 03/14/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Screenagers Documentary at Centennial Middle
Centennial Middle School, Boulder Colorado

Saturday, 04/22/2017
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Anxiety and Stress Symposium
Ascent Church, Louisville CO

Tuesday, 04/25/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monarch High School, Louisville CO


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