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Hundreds of area band students competed at All-Region tryouts in January where an impressive 192 students from Northside and Southside High Schools earned places in the All-Region Band. Fort Smith students earned 13 of 18 possible first chair placements. 

The National Band Association (NBA) recently awarded the Southside High School Rebel Band the 2014 National NBA Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award. Previously a finalist for the Southwest Division of the nation, the band was recognized in Chicago on Thursday, December 18 at the association’s General Membership Meeting along with the other recipients. There were five divisions represented by finalists and winners alike at the meeting. 


A total of 129 FSPS junior high students will represent the District in the 2014-2015 All-Region Band. Band members from all four junior high schools earned seats after competing with hundreds of other students in the area. The students will participate in the All-Region Clinic and Concert to be held at Northside High School in January.

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1-26 School Board Meeting
1-27 Kimmons Author Visit: An Evening with Meg Medina
2-4 Fort Smith City Council of PTAs Meeting
2-9 Southside Author Visit: An Evening with Linda Grover
2-14 Valentine's Day
2-16 President's Day
2-16 Professional Development - No Classes
2-23 Kindergarten Quarter 3 District Assessment Window
2-23 School Board Meeting
2-26 Secondary Principal's Meeting
3-8 Daylight Saving Time Begins
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3-17 St. Patrick's Day
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3-23 Spring Break - No School
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3-30 Classes Resume
4-2 Secondary Principal's Meeting
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4-5 Easter
4-6 National Honor Society Banquet
4-7 Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
4-21 Mystery Sharefest and Quizbowl
4-22 Mystery Sharefest and Quizbowl

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