April 1st, 2017
Final "Coffee With The Principal" for this year....May 3rd
Library Viewing Room
After Prom Chaperones
Hi Fairview Staff and Parents!
We are Kaitlin and Emma, two of the juniors in charge of planning prom this year. Prom will be on April 29th from 8-12pm at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
We need 40 chaperones to make this prom night awesome!
Thank you in advance and please feel free to email us with any questions,
Emma Vernon and Kaitlin Dailey
April is a month of testing unusual schedules. Please check out the Fairview Calendar for more information!
April 8th ACT
April 11th no school for students not taking SAT and PSAT
No School for any students April 14 & 17
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)
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.
FAIRVIEW COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR JUNIORS: College-Bound Juniors and Parents: Please plan to attend the College Planning Night for Juniors on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 – 7:30pm, in the FHS Auditorium. Information is presented by the Fairview Counseling Department about finding the right match, and the junior timeline & checklist for the college application process. Resources for college information is covered, including an overview of the Family Connection by Naviance, a comprehensive website that students will use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.
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.
PSAT10: Important information regarding the PSAT-10 test being administered on April 11th is available to families. A part of the test administration involves consent by your family and student, to participate in data collection to College Board through the PSAT-10. Attached is the sample information which College Board requests that your student to provide. However, a student must sign a consent form prior to completing the Student Data Questionnaire (SDQ) portion of the test. Please review the student data questionnaire instructions provided by College Board and discuss this with your student. Participation in the questionnaire is optional and voluntary and will not impact the PSAT10 test score. The data can also be registered on your student’s own College Board account at anytime they wish to log in and supply it. If you would like your student to fill out the Student Data Questionnaire (SDQ), they will be given the opportunity during the testing day, on April 11th. Your student must sign a consent form prior to filling out the SDQ. Parents do not sign the consent form.
Additionally, College Board has also provided a free PSAT10 student guide that any 10th grader may use to practice for the test. Your 10th grade student can pick up their copy in the Fairview Counseling Office. There is no consent form, or SDQ in the free PSAT10 student guide practice test; these are not needed to use the free student guide. Please email [email protected] with questions. Thank you.
SAT: A part of the test administration involves consent by your family and student, to participate in data collection to College Board through the SAT. However, a student must sign a consent form prior to completing the Student Data Questionnaire portion of the test. Please review these supplemental instructions from College Board, which describe the questionnaire, then and discuss this with your student. The data can also be registered on your student’s own College Board account at anytime they wish to log in at collegeboard.org, and supply it.
Participation in the questionnaire is optional and voluntary and will not impact the SAT test score. If you would like your student to fill out the Student Data Questionnaire (SDQ), they have an opportunity to complete it at a desk, in the Fairview counseling office, before testing day (on April 11th). Your student must sign a consent form prior to filling out the SDQ. Parents do not need to sign. Consent forms and the SDQ are available to 11th graders in the counseling office. Students can complete the 35-item questionnaire, during their free period, and it should take about 45 minutes to complete. Sharyn Corson and Jill Pries are available in the Fairview counseling office to assist your student with the questionnaire. Please email [email protected] with questions. Thank you.
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.
SENIORS: GRADUATION is just around the corner. Seniors, you are responsible for monitoring your grades, credits, and graduation requirements. Check with your counselor and/or the Attendance Office if you have any questions about your graduation status. This is not a time to let up on your grades. Graduation may be at risk when grades drop or students stop attending class. It is possible that with a drastic drop in grades, colleges may use the right to rescind offers of acceptance. Keep up your good work! Not yet applied to college? College applications are still being accepted by many colleges throughout the spring semester. Come to the Counseling Office College/Career Center for help. https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/college-applications/applying-to-college-start-here
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.
FOLLOWING ARE ONLY A SAMPLING OF MANY SUMMER OPPORTUNITES AVAILABLE:
- 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.
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.
Fairview's Annual POPS Show is Coming!!
This large scale variety show is filled with Fairview students displaying their wide array of talents! This audition based performance will blow your mind! Every year the show evolves to represent fresh new talent. Tickets will be on sale (www.fairviewhs.tix.com) soon!
April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
April 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Fairview Swim Team
Come to the South Boulder Rec Center to support the Fairview boys swim and dive competitions!
April 4 at 4:00 against Greeley West
April 11 at 4:00 against Fossil Ridge
April 18 at 4:00 against BOULDER HIGH