Fairfield Community School District is proud to announce the hiring of Nate Weaton as the next High School Head Football Coach. As a member of the FHS coaching staff, Mr. Weaton has shown his devotion to using his time and talents to help prepare students for life through the sport of football. His visionary, planning, and leadership skills which he has used successfully in his business career allow him to lead and motivate coaches and players toward a common goal on the football field. All of these proven characteristics along with his sincere care for our students, parents, school, and community made him an ideal candidate to continue Fairfield’s strong football tradition.
Mr. Weaton grew-up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. At Cedar Falls High School, he participated in football and basketball, and was a three-year letter winner in both. He credits many coaches for being incredibly strong inspirations in his life and he uses these experiences to guide his own coaching actions. He considers himself blessed to have played for and learned from: Bob Weaton (who was a long-time Iowa High School football coach in Hawarden, Mason City, Cedar Falls and Waterloo West High Schools), Pat Mitchell (a legendary Cedar Falls High School Head Football Coach who served in that capacity for 40+ years), and Jerry Slykhuis (the Hall of Fame Cedar Falls Head Basketball Coach).
Mr. Weaton obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa in Economics, and was a scholarship graduate of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. He has spent the last 20 years in progressive business and entrepreneurship ventures. From 2012 to 2017, Weaton was with Dover Corporation, responsible for their Hillphoenix Specialty Products Division (Keosauqua, IA) and Hillphoenix Case Division (Richmond, VA). In 2017, he started Weaton Capital, a diversified manufacturing company focused on providing succession planning solutions to great Iowa companies.
For the past 7 years, Mr. Weaton has volunteered as a coach for the Fairfield Youth Football, Fairfield Little League, Babe Ruth and Fairfield Youth Basketball Programs. The past two seasons, Weaton has served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach on the Fairfield Trojan Football Varsity Staff. During the 2017 season, Weaton was responsible for Wide Receivers, and in 2018 he switched to the defensive side of the ball with responsibility for all secondary positions. He also shared responsibility for Special Teams positions. This broad exposure to offense, defense and special teams, gives him great experience that he is eager to take into his beginnings as Head Coach. His wife, Lori, is President of Agri-Industrial Plastics Company and they reside in Fairfield. They have 5 children, Cami, Jack, Abby, Max and Sam.
Our school district is extremely confident that through Mr. Weaton’s guidance and relationship building, our student athletes will learn to give their best effort in every situation, they will develop strong leadership skills, and they will represent Fairfield in a first-class manner. Please help us welcome Coach Nate Weaton as the next Head Football Coach for our Fairfield High School Football program. Go Trojans!
On Saturday, March 2nd, nine athletes from the fledgling "FHS Trojan Esports Club" made the trip to WACO high school for a Fortnite, 1v1 Build Battle. If this sounds a little foreign and confusing to you, that is ok. The idea of Esports is a new, up and coming concept.
The nine students from Fairfield traveled to WACO to take on a field of 32 total athletes representing eight schools in Southeast Iowa. This was a double elimination tournament, and the champion would walk away with a trophy that was 3-D printed during the tournament and a Respawn Gaming Chair.
The tournament lasted about five hours, and when all the dust had settled, six of the nine Fairfield students placed in the top 10.
Kyle Schubick lost late in the winner's bracket, just to battle back and face the same person who sent him to the battle back bracket in the first place. Their final match lasted over thirty minutes, and Schubick walked away with 2nd place.
Schubick is on the left.
All of the student athletes battled hard in their games and represented Fairfield high school well, not only with their final standings and game play, but also by exhibiting exquisite sportsmanship.
What is next is yet to be seen. The Esports Club is a member of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), and offers regular seasons with games as well as pop-up tournaments. In the near future, several of the Fairfield athletes are considering Fortnite tournaments, Rocket League tournaments and even a Smash Brothers tournament through the federation.
FMS Trojan PRIDE Award
1st Semester 2018-2019
Congratulations to our FMS Trojan PRIDE winners for the first semester! These students were nominated and selected by their teachers. Teachers were asked to nominate someone who "demonstrates Trojan PRIDE consistently in and out of the classroom." Trojan PRIDE is a part of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system at
Prepared to learn
Respectful to self and others
Integrity in our actions
Environmentally aware and safe
FMS Trojan PRIDE winners are:
Carsen Eklund was chosen to receive a Trojan PRIDE Award for 1st Semester. He does a great job following Trojan PRIDE throughout the day in and out of class time. He always puts his best work into doing his assignments and making sure they are completed on time. He is a great role model to other classmates daily as he participates in class and works well in groups with other students. Although Carsen is quiet and shy, he can consistently be a leader because he is always doing what he is supposed to be doing. Keep up the great job!
Faith Jones has been selected as a Trojan PRIDE winner for 5th grade. Faith is a great example of Trojan PRIDE because she uses integrity and is a good leader. She always puts forth her best effort in everything she does. Faith is a kind and caring person. She is always thinking of others and makes sure everyone is included. She is a pleasure to be around because she genuinely cares about others. Congratulations, Faith!!
When I think of Integrity, Brock Atwood comes to mind. He knows when it is his time to be silly and have fun, and he knows when it is time to listen and learn. I can depend on him to complete his work, ask questions when he needs something, and he always comes to school willing to learn. Even if he's having a bad day, I have never seen it because he displays self-control. It is clear he is in control of how he decides to treat his friends and adults, which is with respect at all times. Brock is a leader, and the choices he is making now in his school career, are only helping him to be successful for the rest of his life. Congratulations, Brock!
Lincoln Kessel shows Trojan PRIDE everyday inside of the classroom and out at recess. I consider Lincoln a role model because he is a person of integrity and has accountability. More importantly, he shows a growth mindset by accepting constructive criticism.
Nicole Hunger has been selected to receive the 1st semester Trojan PRIDE Award. Nicole is a true example of Trojan PRIDE. She is kind to all that she meets. She gets along with everyone and works well with anyone she gets put in a group with. She is responsible- always getting her work and assignment journal done and turned in on time. She goes above and beyond on her work, always giving her best. I can depend on her to show her peers how they should behave even when no one is around to see. Congratulations, Nicole! Keep it up!
Ella Holderbaum has been chosen as this semester's Trojan PRIDE recipient for 6th grade. Ella sets a great example of what Trojan PRIDE is all about. She always comes to class with a positive attitude. Ella is student who others can depend on, strives to do what is right, and encourages others to do the same. Keep up the great work, Ella!
Henry Phillips is a young man who exemplifies Trojan PRIDE on a consistent basis. He is prepared for class each and every day. He shows respect to others by being kind. Henry demonstrates integrity by being honest and fair with those who know him. He is dependable and contributes to a safe learning environment daily. Henry made the transition from home school to public school look easy. The 6th grade team is proud to name Henry Phillips as a Trojan PRIDE recipient!
Laney Norris has been selected as a Trojan PRIDE winner for 6th grade. Laney shows her Trojan PRIDE in everything she does. She is always prepared and ready for every day. She has a great work ethic and is an enthusiastic learner. She is ALWAYS willing to help her teachers and classmates. Laney can always be depended on to do the right thing. She is an excellent example of Trojan PRIDE!
The 6th grade team is happy to announce that Dimitri Petrimeas has been chosen as a 1st semester Trojan PRIDE winner. Dimitri comes to class prepared to learn every day. He works well with other students and is nice to everyone. He takes responsibility for his learning and asks questions if he doesn't understand something. He gives his best effort every day. He is a fantastic student, and definitely has earned this Trojan PRIDE award.
The 7th grade team would like to congratulate Carter Moore on being the recipient of the Trojan PRIDE Award. Carter is a person that leads by his core values such as being a gentleman, positive, and prepared. Carter is a gentleman because he is respectful to his classmates and teachers. He is also a positive student (and leader) because he self-advocates and wants to learn. Teachers can truly observe Carter’s thinking process because he is highly verbal with his answers and thinks about his thinking. Not only is Carter positive about his learning, but he can be seen as a coach, patient when helping other group members that are struggling. Way to go, Carter!
The 7th grade team would like to congratulate Manny Ftwi on being the recipient of the Trojan PRIDE award. Manny has a kind soul and a wonderful attitude. For example, his perseverance has helped him continue to advance his skills and knowledge, and it is this type of Trojan PRIDE that will aide him throughout life. In addition, he does not shy away from difficult tasks, asks questions until he understands, and maintains a positive attitude without getting defeated. A leader always learns from their mistakes, and Manny does just that. Overall, Manny positively sets the tone for class and greets everyone with a smile and a wave hello.
The 7th grade team would like to congratulate Carter Stutzman on being the recipient of the Trojan PRIDE award. Carter is a person that is reflective, therefore, he wrote in his Unit 2 Summative Assessment for English, “When I pay attention in class and I got a note from my
The 7th grade team would like to congratulate Hayden Smith on being the recipient of the Trojan PRIDE Award. Hayden is a very sweet girl who includes everyone. She’s a quiet leader, and when you watch her in class, she’s a perfect example of what to do and how to be. Hayden is also very diligent in her work and will go out of her way to seek out any work she missed while absent and gets it done immediately. To sum up, Hayden is polite and kind to others, takes her studies seriously, and is intrinsically motivated.
When it comes to Trojan PRIDE, Colyier Boese has set the bar high. In addition to completing and turning in his assignments, he often goes above and beyond expectations. He is respectful to both his peers and his teachers and does a great job listening and working with others. When it comes to integrity, this young man can be counted on to do what is right even when no one is watching. He stays on task and even encourages those around him to stay on task. His teachers and peers can depend on him to give a good effort in class each and every day. This young man does the small things right and has shown growth over his years at FMS. The 8th-grade team would like to congratulate Colyier for consistently showing Trojan PRIDE throughout the year!
When we think of Trojan PRIDE we think of students who are hard workers, students who look out for others around them, students who are kind and thoughtful, and students upon whom we can rely (and when I say "we" I mean students, teachers, staff -- everyone). When we think of these qualities, there is one student who stands out: Paris Thommen. We are proud to award this hardworking, thoughtful, kind, reliable and respectful student the award for Trojan PRIDE. Keep up the good work.
The 8th grade team would like to congratulate Myles McEntee on receiving the Trojan PRIDE Award. In class, Myles works hard and completes the tasks that are given to him. He is one to make sure that he is not just getting stuff done, but doing it with diligence and care to make sure that he completes the work correctly. He is not afraid to ask for help and is willing to work with others to help them become successful. Myles shows Trojan PRIDE by making sure to show integrity both in and out of the classroom. He even shows great Trojan PRIDE by being environmentally safe and aware by taking time to help the custodians keep the school clean. The eighth-grade team is very proud of Myles’ accomplishments! Keep it up, Myles!
This student is awesome! Nicole Robb constantly exhibits all aspects of Trojan PRIDE. The eighth-grade team can always count on her to be on task, have a great attitude, show respect towards her peers and teachers, and make sure her assignments get turned in and are completed with high quality work. This recipient of Trojan PRIDE has a lot to be proud of. Her passion and interests will allow her to accomplish great things in her future! Keep doing what you're doing and spread that Trojan PRIDE! Way to go, Nicole!
Parent / Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Once again, some of the buildings will be running on an earlier schedule to help accommodate several situations with students in multiple buildings and other situations. Please pay attention to the conference times of your buildings.
The conference portal will open for parents to sign up for conference times on Monday, February 25th.
Please see the link on the front of the school webpage.
Mon. March 18th /Tues. March 19th
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fairfield Middle School
Mon. March 18th /Tues. March 19th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fairfield High School
Conference Format Grades 6-12
The conference format for students in 6th through 12th grade is different than the format for grades Pre-K - 5th. For parents attending High School conferences, you may pick up student schedules, report cards and building maps in the High School office. All of the teachers will be in their respective rooms and there are not specific scheduled times for each teacher. You will need to just go to the rooms of the teachers you would like to visit and wait if there happens to be a line.
For parents attending Middle School conferences, you may pick up your son/daughter's report cards and IEP reports from a welcome table in the front lobby area. All of the teachers for grades 6-8 will be located at tables in the commons/lunch room area or the library. You can then proceed to each table to visit with particular teachers of your choice. Shared teachers or specials teachers that also serve 5th grade students might be located in other places of the building depending on their needs. Coffee, cookies and snacks will be provided for families attending conferences.
Conference Format Grades Pre-K - 5th
The teachers for students Pre-K through 5th grade will be in their respective rooms. The conferences run in 15 minute sessions. Parents are asked to please access the school website here. For help signing in and registering for a conference time, please watch the following video.
Families Intending to Enroll 2019-20 Kindergarten Students:
FCSD Kindergarten Registration will be held on Tuesday March 26th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday March 27th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Thursday March 28th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm @ Fairfield ACT Building (403 South 20th Street, Fairfield, IA). The purpose of registration is for parents/guardians to complete and turn in necessary KG paperwork (enrollment not health documentation) before the annual round up.
Round up will be held at Washington Elementary School Friday April 26th from 9:00 to 11:00 am for students with last names starting with the letters A-L and 1:00 to 3:00 pm for students with last names starting with the letters M-Z. Please try to arrive early to allow time for check in. The purpose of Round Up is for your child to get the feel of the kindergarten classrooms and for assessments to be done.
Please feel free to contact Traci Waugh with any questions. ph: 641-472-6836, fax: 641-472-0269, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Points Worth Noting
Required Forms for KG Registration
It has come to my attention that one of two students in the Fairfield Community School District is currently living under the poverty guidelines. That’s 50% of FCSD kids! While I do not know specifically which students are receiving assistance, I do know we have a high number of families who could use some help.
In an effort to help students, I have come up with the idea of a hygiene closet. The goal of the hygiene closet is to provide students, free of charge, items that cannot be purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars.
I understand hygiene products are expensive to purchase, yet are necessary.
To sign up to receive bags, a parent or guardian must return a completed permission request form to me. Once the form has been returned, your child will be given a hygiene bag to take home. When these supplies are gone, your child will be able to order refills.
To re-order privately, students may log into their school google account and complete the reorder form in their google drive. Items will be discretely placed into the student’s locker. There is an option for parents to pick up the re-order from the school office instead of having student carry the items home. If students don’t wish to order refills online, they may stop by my room (FMS 108) and pick up items.
The ultimate goal is to have a hygiene closet, full of supplies, in all four FCSD buildings. As of right now, FMS will be the first building to begin distribution of supplies.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the hygiene closet, please contact Lisa Greenig at or 641-472-5019 (FMS office number)
This community service project is provided by the generosity of your school staff, local businesses, service organizations, and community members. It is a joy to be able to share blessings with your family.
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