Congratulations to all Seniors,
It has been a long road but the end is near. You are about to graduate from High School and a whole new chapter of your life is about to begin. While you are getting ready to head out into the world, we would like to inform/remind you that your files and emails will be removed from our systems ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by late August and your School-issued email address will cease to exist.
If you have any files that you would like to keep after graduation, please refer to the following link and make use of Google's own "Google Takeout". With this tool, you can create yourself a .zip file, containing all of your Google Drive and App data, that you can then download onto your home computer. Once you have yourself a .zip file of your Google files, you can then upload your documents to your own personal cloud storage account ( e.g. email@example.com ) or similar e.g. dropbox.
Once again, Congratulations Class of 2019!
NOW is the time to purchase your 2018-19 FHS Quill yearbook! The staff has been working hard to capture all the people, events, and activities during this school year. You can order your book BEFORE MAY 20 at Jostens. If you have questions, please contact Jolene Bullis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-472-2059 ext. 6808. Don't miss out!
You are encouraged to take an important survey about how Iowa is meeting the needs of students with dyslexia. This survey takes about 20-30 minutes.
The Iowa Department of Education is teaming up with the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to distribute this survey on behalf of the Iowa Dyslexia Task Force. The task force was established by the Iowa General Assembly in 2018.
The survey’s intended audience includes parents of children with reading difficulties, public school administrators, educators, and paraprofessionals; area education agency professionals; and higher education teacher training faculty.
The survey is completely anonymous and voluntary, although participation is strongly encouraged so that the task force can have a comprehensive collection of information about dyslexia response in Iowa. Survey results will be detailed in a report to the Governor and General Assembly in November. This report will be available to the public.
If you have questions about this survey please contact Kathy Bertsch (email@example.com).
Need this survey read aloud?
You can use your own screen reading software with this survey. This survey is also accessible using the free screen reader extension, ChromeVox. Click to install ChromeVox for Google Chrome and click the text you would like read aloud.
On Tuesday, May 7th FMS had 15 students participate in the Great Prairie AEA 6th Grade Math Bee at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. In the math bee this year there were 14 school districts participating with a total of 35 teams including approximately 155 students. Students took written tests in five different areas including number systems, ratios & proportions, equations & expressions, geometry, and statistics & probability. They were given 14 minutes to complete each test. The last round of the competition was a group round. Students had to work together to complete a 12 question test in 20 minutes. They had to agree on answers and submit one test sheet to be scored. Awards were given to the top 10 individuals and the top 6 teams. Individual scores were calculated by adding all five rounds together to get a total. Group scores were calculated by adding the top three individual totals from the team, then adding the team score (number correct multiplied by 3).
The following students participated.
We have several celebrations! We had two students - Rocky Galusha and Luke Konczal - who had perfect scores in a round. We also had one student who placed in the top 10 out of 155 - Luke Konczal. He was one point away from the top 3 trophies. Out of 35 teams, one of our teams placed 2nd! The students on this team were Wyatt Lovelady, Brody Phillips, Grace Lu, and Luke Konczal.
Following the competition Creative Edge provided the FMS students with lunch and took them on a tour of their facility. Students saw how water jets were used to cut the materials there. They also learned the differences between marble and granite and saw samples of each. They saw several projects being worked on that will be sent to different cities when finished. Students then went to Sky Factory for another tour. They toured the farm where they learned about the math involved in things like determining how much space is needed to grow specific amounts of food and calculating soil composition for the best possible product. They enjoyed watching the tadpoles and bullfrogs in the small pond. At both businesses students saw the different products built here in Fairfield and sold all over the world. Both local businesses talked with the students about how they use math and science in the jobs available at their factory. Special thanks to Nate and Jim at Creative Edge and Faith and Troy at Sky Factory. It was a great experience for our FMS students!
Trojan Golf Camp is to learn the basics about the game of golf. The basics include: learning rules, etiquette, short-game, fairway shots, tee-box strategies and the golf swing are all included. Having fun learning these golf essentials are at the top of the list. Each session, golfers will be working on different drills to increase on-course knowledge. Camp will end with a skills competition and a 1 day tourney.
WHO: Boys & Girls
DATES: June 24-28
WHERE: Fairfield Golf & Country Club (You do not have to be a member)
GRADES: 4-8th Grade (2019-20 School Year)
Checks made out to :
Head Boys Golf Coach
501 BelAire Drive
T-SHIRT SIZE (Youth or Adults)_________________________________________________________________
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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.
Founder of The Closet
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