• Student Announcements

    February 14, 2024

     

    Anyone looking for farm work on the weekends call Evan Diehls @

    573-999-7074.

     

    Our local Rotary chapter is making it possible for 3 juniors or seniors to be able to attend the 2024 Rotary Student Government Day on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Since 1955, the Jefferson City Rotary Club has hosted Student Government Day. Rotary clubs throughout Missouri invite local juniors and seniors to come to Jefferson City for one day to learn about state government. During this day, students will have the opportunity to observe the legislative process and meet with their Representative and Senator. This would be a great opportunity for students who are interested in going into government. There are only 3 spots available. Please let me know if you would be interested in attending.

     

    Cinderella's Closet of Mid-Missouri. Cinderella's closet is a non-profit business that provides assistance with gifting formal wear to young females. In order to qualify for their services, you will need to apply for a fitting date (see below). I have attached some information about Cinderella's Closet and the referral/application process. If you need an application form, Mrs. Shepard has some in my office and I will also have the QR codes hanging up as well.

     

    Please see Mrs. Shepard if you have any questions or need assistance.

     

    Fitting Dates for Cinderella's Closet

    • Saturday, March 23, 8-2

    • Saturday, April 6, 8-2

    • Saturday, April 13, 8-2

    • Saturday, April 20, 8-2

     

    Congratulations to the Lady Falcons Softball Team for making Academic All-State for Class 2. The team had a GPA of 3.76, which ranked them 9th in the State for team GPA. Individual honors for Academic All-State are as follows: Payton Kindle, Whitley Sunderland, Paige Vroman, Rylee Finley, Addy Gibbs, Cayle John, Bailey Simpson, Skylar Sunderland, and Mariah Felten. Way to represent Fayette High School.

     

    Sophomores: MATC is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, March 13th from 3:00-6:30 pm. This would be a good opportunity for your parents to meet the instructors, visit classrooms and check out the programs that you are interested in. Information for this event has been shared to you via email.

     

    Spring Athletic Season is approaching. If you plan on participating in any spring sport, please have all completed paperwork on FinalForms. You must also have a current physical on file. Use this link to register or make updates to FinalForms: 

    https://fayette-mo.finalforms.com/ Physical Forms and FinalForms instructions can be found in the spinning shelf in the library.

     

    Seniors,

    Pictures for the senior video are needed. E-mail Becky Callahan at callahanb5@ymail.com  four pictures. Make sure to include one baby picture and one senior picture. You can include two other pictures of your choice. Also, send any group pictures throughout the years of our seniors. If you do not have a way to digitally send pictures to Becky, you can drop pictures off at the high school office.  We will need all pictures by March 15.

     

    The 2023-2024 Yearbook is on sale and can be ordered online at

    https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1060802/Fayette-High-School/2024-Yearbook/20230617041829220105/CATALOG_SHOP

     

    Did you forget to order your 2022-2023 FHS Yearbook? Or saw the yearbook, and now you want to purchase one? Well, you are in luck! There are a limited number of them on sale now for $30 per yearbook. See Mrs. Williams in the library or contact one of the yearbook staff members.

     

    CMU will be hosting an Esports Day on Saturday, March 2nd.  This day includes a student panel with an admission representative, a campus tour, lunch, and a few hours in our Esports facility where you will be able to play. Please see the flyer for the event that was shared to your email. If you are interested, you will scan the QR code to RSVP.

     

    There is still time to order items from Jostens. The link below provides information about all Jostens offers to FHS students, including class rings, letterman jackets, yearbooks and much more. Extra ordering packets are located in the FHS Library. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1060802/Fayette-High-School/

     

    Senior Recognitions Ads, which includes a picture & a message, for the yearbook, can be purchased at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads

     

    Juniors are selling lollipops to raise money for prom. The cost is 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.

     

    Friendly reminder from your principal: Remove ear buds and put cell phones away while you are ordering lunch. Removing ear buds and putting your phone away will help the cooks out tremendously. Thank you!

     

    Students that need to see Mrs. Shepard, please use the QR code posted around the school to set up an appointment. You may also email her if you can’t access those QR codes.

     

    Scholar Bowl Team practices will be every Wednesday and Thursday during 8th hour.

     

    Jostens graduation orders should now be done online at www.thegraduationcenter.com Extra packets and order forms are located at the office and the library.

     

    Addison Powell has a letterman jacket for sale for $200.00. Please see her for details.

     

    Seniors: Please do not park in the four parking places nearest the building next to the football field or the parking place adjacent to the disabled spaces. These are reserved for the Parents as Teachers Play Center.

     

    Students who have loaner Chromebooks from the Library need to return them ASAP. We will not be able to check out loaners if they are not returned at the end of the hour/day of which you are using the computer. If you have already received your one-to-one personal Chromebook, make sure you bring those to school every day. The loaners are needed for students that have yet to receive their personal Chromebook. When you return your loaner Chromebooks, please make sure you place them back on the chargers.

     

    THERE SHOULD BE NO LIVESTREAMING DURING SCHOOL. Cell phones are only to be used by teacher's permission. Violations of this rule will result in a discipline referral.

     

    ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

    February

    02/14 FHS Choir Fox Trip

    02/15 JVB/VG/VB vs Jamestown (Senior Night) - 5:00 pm

    02/16 P/T Conferences 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    02/19 Districts: VG vs Sturgeon at Sturgeon High School - 6:30 pm

    02/20 Districts: VB vs New Franklin @ Glasgow High School - 5:00pm

    02/20 FHS Scholar Bowl @ Paris against Paris & Scotland

    02/20-22 PURE FREEDOM Presentations 

    02/22 Central’s Got Talent (Music Department) - CMU

    02/24 Truman Jazz Fest @ Kirksville

    02/27 FHS Scholar Bowl @ Westran against Westran & Salisbury - 4:00 pm

     

    Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Shepard

    2023-2024 ACT Dates

    Test Dates

    Regular Registration Deadline

    Late Registration Deadline

    Photo Upload and Standby Deadline

    April 13, 2024

    March 8, 2024

    March 22, 2024

    April 5, 2024

    June 8, 2023

    May 3, 2024

    May 17, 2024

    May 31, 2024

    July 13, 2024

    June 7, 2024

    June 21, 2024

    July 5, 2024

     

    State Technical College of Missouri will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 16th, for interested students. This would be a good opportunity for you and your families to tour their campus and learn more about specific programs that you might be interested in. See the information below...

    Show Me State Tech-SAVE THE DATE!!!

    You are invited to participate in State Technical College of Missouri’s Show Me State Tech in March.  Show Me State Tech Open House provides students and family members the opportunity to visit our campus in Linn, MO on Saturday, March 16. Students and family members can interact with current students, alumni, and faculty, and see our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.  Click here to access the online registration form.

     

    Mrs. Shepard has a few applications for the 2024 Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers Scholarship. Only students who are children of Ray-Carroll members or members of Ray-Carroll themselves are eligible for this scholarship. The deadline for the scholarship is Wednesday, February 14th. Stop by my office to pick up your application.

     

    The following colleges will be visiting FHS in February:

    • Friday, February 9th - State Tech - during advisory

    • Wednesday, February 14th - Ranken - during advisory

    • Tuesday, February 20th - Missouri Valley College - during advisory

    • Wednesday, February 21st - State Fair Community College, Allied Health Sciences - during advisory

    If there is a college, university or trade school that you would like to come to FHS, please let Mrs. Shepard know so I can reach out to them.

     

    The AGA Mid-Missouri Chapter is now accepting applications for our Skip Eno Memorial Scholarship Program for Undergraduate college students.  For more information and to apply, please visit our website at:  https://midmoaga.org/Awards_Scholarships  Applications are due no later than May 1, 2024. I have a few applications in my office. AGA is the association for connecting and empowering professionals who support the government, from financial management to IT, human resources, cybersecurity and more, to accelerate their careers. We work together to advance good government initiatives and improve citizen trust in government.

     

    The American Sportsman Forever (ASF) organization is accepting scholarship applications from students in Howard County based on their passion for hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting sports, and conservation. Applicants must be accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, technical, or trade school of their choice. Applications are due by April 1st and are non-renewable. Please stop by Mrs. Shepard's office to pick up an application.

    Here is a scholarship opportunity from the Insurance Professionals of Mid-Missouri. The top applicant will receive a $750 scholarship. The scholarship is open to any high school seniors graduating in the 2023-24 school year, who have been accepted to an accredited college or university following graduation, and currently attend high school in one of the following counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, and Randolph.

     

    Candidates will write an essay on the following topic:

    The insurance industry is constantly changing and is subject to many industry

    disrupters. How should insurance companies embrace and implement

    emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or big data analytics, and

    what are the concerns with doing so?

    Essay format:

    • Double-spaced

    • Normal, one-inch margins

    • Font Times New Roman, size 12

    • 2-3 pages

    • If you use resources, attach an additional page for works cited

    Note: Please include a cover sheet that states your name, telephone number, mailing address, email address, the school you attend, and the college you plan to attend. DO NOT show your name on the essay itself. Essays will be judged anonymously. Application essays must be attached to the email as a PDF or Word document. 

    Essays must be received via email by 5:00PM on Sunday, March 31st, 2024, and should be sent to: InsProMidMo@gmail.com

     

    Project 21 2024 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Project 21 Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 as follows: One $2,500.00 First Prize, and Three $1,500.00 Second Prizes. Applications and guidelines for the scholarship were sent to your emails. Please see Mrs. Shepard if you need a copy or have any questions. The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2024.

    Good Shepherd Hospice is now accepting applications for student volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new career and add to your resume. Some of the programs include:

    • Social work

    • Human Services/Sociology

    • Theology

    • Gerontology/Family Studies

    • Office Administrative Programs

    • Future medical students

    • Future nursing students

    For more information, you can contact Ashley Jeffries at 660-869-8752 or Ashley.Jefferies@goodshepherdhospice.com They have locations in: Independence, Marshall, Cameron, Butler, and Warrensburg.

     

     

    Hello,

    My name is Wendy Cox, and I am the scholarship chairman for the MO JCI Senate Scholarship program. Graduating High School Seniors for the 2023-2024 school year have the opportunity to win a $500 state scholarship and be in the running for a $1000 National scholarship opportunity through the US JCI Senate. I have attached the link for the scholarship application and checklist which must be included. We also offer a scholarship for students not going to college but a trade school. Please see the link for that below.  They, too, must have a checklist included with their application.  All applications MUST be mailed no later than January 19, 2024, to me at 16509 Winter Leaf Drive, Wildwood, MO 63011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

     

    Wendy Cox

    Scholarship Chairman

    MO JCI Senate

    314-960-5704

     

    https://www.usjcisenate.org/Scholarship-Apps/23-24ScholarshipApplication.doc

     

    https://www.usjcisenate.org/Scholarship-Apps/23-24VocationalApplication.doc

     

    https://www.usjcisenate.org/Scholarship-Apps/StudentCheckList23-24.docx

     

    My name is Dror Liebenthal, CEO of Bold.org, the largest independent scholarship provider in the US with millions of students.

    We've recently launched the $18K Ryan Yebba Memorial Mental Health Scholarship, and we'd love to receive more applications across the country. Since the application deadline is coming soon, we're hoping to collaborate with Fayette High School to help fight student debt by sharing the news.

     

    Here are the basic details of our scholarship:

     

    If you plan to attend SFCC next fall, you may now begin applying for scholarships. SFCC Scholarship Application opened November 15th. The priority deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. See the attached picture for more information and links.

    The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and desire to contribute to society. Students who are eligible to be considered for this scholarship need to meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled as a full-time high school junior, graduating in 2024

    • Be committed to pursuing a bachelor's degree

    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

    • Maintain a GPA of 2.0

    • Be a US citizen

    • Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income is required)

    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

    The online application can be found at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/93417-Horatio-Alger-Association

    Please let Mrs. Shepard know if you apply for this scholarship because there is a form that she must fill out as well. The deadline to apply is March 15th.

     

    State Fair Community College is hosting our annual CTE Signing Day on Wednesday April 17!Save the date - registration opens soon. In conjunction with Signing Day, here is a great SCHOLARSHIP opportunity for students who plan to participate. 3M offers 20 scholarships and SFCC has been fortunate to have winners every year! (SEE FLYER ATTACHED)

     

    ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
    This scholarship is focused on bridging gaps of inequality with the highest standards of skilled trades and education. 3M has allocated a $1,000 scholarship to twenty (20) talented students participating in National Signing Day.

     

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    • A GPA of 2.75 or higher

    • Enrolled or intending to enroll in a technical education program at SFCC beginning the Fall of 2024

    • Underrepresented populations, including but not limited to Black or LatinX students

    • Participate in SFCC’s CTE Signing Day

     

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

    Counselors/Teachers/Advisors: there is no limit on the number of candidates you can nominate – they just need a desire to pursue a future in technical education at SFCC. The 3M Scholarship Committee will select 20 students based on eligibility criteria across the nation to receive the $1,000 scholarship.

     

    Awardees will be announced on April 4, 2024, and awarded at National Signing Day.

     

    SUBMISSION FORM – deadline Friday, March 1 by 5pm CST.

     

    Project 21 Essay/Poster/Video

    1. The Missouri Gaming Association is announcing the Project 21 2024 Scholarship Program. This will be the twenty-eighth
      year the scholarship campaign is conducted in Missouri. The goal of this scholarship program is to not only inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but to also educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling. The Project 21 Underage Gaming Task Force was established by Harrah’s Entertainment in 1989 to address the issue of underage gambling. We strongly believe in the continuation of education and awareness programs such as Project 21 as effective tools in deterring underage gambling. Project 21 2024 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Project 21 Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 as follows: One $2,500.00 First Prize, and Three $1,500.00 Second Prizes. Scholarship Application Attached

    1. American Sportsmen Forever Scholarship

      1.   The American Sportsman Forever (ASF) organization is accepting applications from students in Howard County based on their passion for hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting sports, and conservation.

      2. Applicants must be accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, technical, or trade school of their choice. Applications are due by April 1st and are non-renewable. Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Shepard’s office.

    The Missouri Association of Rural Education (MARE) scholarship program is open to graduating high school seniors of MARE member school districts. Applicants must have indicated plans to pursue a degree in education.  Only senior students from MARE member school districts are eligible to apply.  Last year, MARE, with support from EdCounsel, LLC provided twenty-nine (29) $500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from all over the state.  The 2023-2024 Scholarship Awards will increase to $750.00 per scholarship.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 13, 2024.  The guidelines application has been emailed to you. Mrs. Shepard has copies in her office to pick up.

    The Keith House Memorial Scholarship Award is a $1200 scholarship awarded to a high school senior band member who is planning to pursue a degree at a four-year college and participate in at least one band-related ensemble during the freshman year. Your major instrument must be a concert band instrument, and you must be a resident of Boone or Howard Counties.

    Requirements

    This application form must have all sections filled in completely and the application must be signed by the applicant. Please type or use ink and print clearly. Include a resume (no length limit) emphasizing accomplishments and attach it to the application form. Two signed letters of recommendation, one from your band director and one from your private teacher, must be included and should be attached to the application form.

    Application forms are available at www.ccbonline.org. If you need a paper application please let me know. Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2024.

    Missouri S&T is now offering 30 and 60-minute "Admissions and Engineering" virtual sessions for booking during school hours! Do you have students that are interested in STEM careers? One of our many engineering degree programs are sure to spark their interest. Want to know about specific engineering degree programs? Our amazing professors are available for 30-minute virtual presentations to speak about engineering programs that are now well known and in high demand by top industry leaders. We hope to meet you virtually soon. Book your spot using the email that Mrs. Shepard sent to you.

    Hey seniors! Here are a couple of scholarship opportunities.

    1. Dr. R.F. Taylor Christian Leadership Award

    • Eligibility: Open to any graduating high school senior who resides in the Fayette R-3 School district, attending a private or public school, or who is homeschooled.

    • Requirements

      • Pastoral Reference

      • Community Reference

      • School Reference

    • Finalists: 3 finalists will be selected by the sponsor of the FHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes Students and a representative from the Fayette Ministerial Alliance

    • Award Winner: The award winner will be selected after conducting interviews with all three finalists. The award is $1,000.

    • The deadline for this scholarship is April 15th

    2.  Smith Chapel Scholarship

         Requirements:

    ● Student must attend one of the following high schools:

    1) Harrisburg High School

    2) Fayette High School

    3) Sturgeon High School

    ● Student must have an accumulative GPA of 2.5.

    ● Student must be enrolled in a college or technical school for the Fall Semester.

    ● The scholarship will be available in the fall once your college has confirmed that you are enrolled.

    *The deadline for this scholarship is April 30th.

    The scholarship applications were sent in an attachment in an email and Mrs. Shepard has copies in my office.