Request for Proposal: Milk, Bread and Prime Vendor
The end of the school year is soon approaching. Please be sure that your student's meal account has a zero or positive balance.
Meal account balances will be carried over to the 2018-19 school year with the exception of meal accounts that have a negative balance of $15 or more. Those accounts will be handled as outlined in the District's Meal Charge Policy (710.4). If you have any questions please contact, Stephanie Hawkins at 641-472-2655 ext. 6703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a meeting for families interested in home schooling for the 2018 - 2019 school year on Friday, May 18, from 1:30 - 3 at Lincoln Center, 401 W. Stone in Fairfield.
Service Club has started using our Project Jack Grant money by tying knot into fleece squares to make blankets. The club goal is to make 15 to give away. Students will put names into a hat and announce the winners before school ends.
The Club will need a new sponsor next school year as Cheri T plans to start a new "Express Yourself" show and tell Craft and Hobby Club next . Service club has been very fun. Working with 4 ages of students builds leaders and followers. Doing the window displays has been as much fun as sneaking treats to all 73 staff members once a month. Big thanks to the FMS PTO for helping give us funds and support. Concessions work of set up selling and tear down taught good people skills and sharpened counting back change.
FMS Students of the Month
Each school month, the Fairfield Elks Lodge sponsors the
Madison Yarnell was chosen to receive the 5th grade Student of the Month award. She does an excellent job being a good role model in the class and following Trojan PRIDE expectations. She sets high goals and expectations for herself and works hard to achieve her goals each and every day. She loves to help around the classroom and helps in keeping our room and school environmentally safe. Keep working hard at all you do. Congratulations!
Dimitri Petrimeas has been selected as April Student of the Month because of his hard work and integrity. Dimitri is helpful, kind, and dependable to his classmates and adults. These qualities will help you as you navigate life. Thank you for showing Trojan PRIDE, and for being a quality role model. Keep it up! You'll do great things, Dimitri.
The sixth grade team is pleased to award April Student of the Month to Bode Hoskins. Bode has had a positive attitude towards learning during the month of April. His work ethic is one of his best attributes. Even when things are not easy, he is one to not give up. If he does not understand something he will always ask for clarification. Congratulations and keep it up, Bode!
The sixth grade team is proud to announce that Savannah Hollander has been selected the FMS Student of the Month for April. Savannah brings a positive attitude, and a willingness to help others to class consistently. She is a dependable student and her teachers appreciate her work ethic. Savannah shows her Trojan PRIDE by being prepared for class each day, and working hard to do her best. Congratulations, Savannah, and keep up the great work!
Nicole Robb, who has only been at FMS a short time, has been awarded April Student of the Month. Since her short arrival, she has already made a positive impact on her peers and the overall classroom environment. Not only does Nicole have great demeanor, but she also has a strong work ethic. The seventh grade team has observed her diving right into a task, putting forth full effort, and managing time wisely. Overall, Nicole brightens a classroom with her terrific sense of humor, and her talents are just beginning to be discovered at Fairfield Middle School. Congratulations, Nicole!
Erica Meyers, a conscientious student, is awarded April Student of the Month. She takes her work seriously to ensure her best success. Erica not only puts forth effort, but she is not afraid to make mistakes, as that drives her learning process. Erica, the seventh grade team appreciates your pride in being dependable, and having a positive attitude along with a sense of humor. Congratulations, Erica, on your hard work and being a quiet leader!
Nate Woodburn has shown great growth in demonstrating his Trojan PRIDE. During class, he is respectful by raising his hand to ask questions and clarification. He shows integrity when working on individual and group work, making sure to do his part. Nate has also done well in regard to communication with teachers to arrange times to either complete homework assignments or make changes to improve his score. Keep up the good work!
The 8th Grade team would like to recognize Kaylee Pringle as April Student of the Month. Kaylee consistently practices Trojan PRIDE in and out of the classroom. She comes to class prepared each and every day. Even when she is not in class, Kaylee can be depended upon to make sure she completes the work and assignments she missed in a timely and efficient manner. She is always respectful of both her peers and her teachers and is consistently looking to go the extra mile to include others. Kaylee’s actions relating to Trojan PRIDE provide a positive example for her peers to follow. Your teachers are proud of you, Kaylee!
FHS Weight Room Renovation
The FHS Weight Room recently received an upgrade and was equipped with new Power Lift equipment. The older equipment was removed and sold at auction to make room for the new equipment and flooring. The new equipment was delivered and installed during Spring Break in March. Funding for this project was provided by private donations from people and businesses in the Fairfield community. We are looking forward to get our student athletes into the new and updated weight room!
Avid readers from the Fairfield Middle School competed on April 26th in the Great Prairie Area Education Agency Battle of the Books competition. Team members read and studied 30 select books from varied authors, genres, time periods, and cultures to compete. This was a big task, but the students worked together to collectively read the titles--meaning each student read a portion of the list.
FMS sent two six-member teams to compete in the event. The 5th/6th grade team members were: Ashlynne Alexander, Harmony Bailey, Riley Jenkins, Grace Lu, Samu Shrestha, Emma Wendland and alternate Alysa Alexander. The 7th/8th grade team members were: Katelyn Adam, Erin Epperson, Abby Ford, Olivia Sandbothe, Bradley Warnell, and alternate Karen Ehret. They were coached by Dee Ann Lantz, FMS Teacher Librarian and Afton Hallauer, Fairfield Public Children's Librarian.
The competition required persistence and study. Teams worked together for months to prepare for the event, building friendships and collaborative work skills. At the competition, teams were allowed one hour to complete a written 80-question, short answer test. While the tests were being scored, students enjoyed a presentation by Iowa author, Delia Ray. Students were able to purchase books by the author and have them autographed. The FMS team members had a great day and are already excited to compete in next year's Battle of the Books.
Trojans Compete In 1st Trojan Athletic Combine
On April 7, over 30 FHS student-athletes participated in the 1st Trojans Athletic Combine. The combine allowed the athletes to be introduced to the new FHS weight room facility. We had a great group of athletes participate who showed excitement and pushed each other to achieve at higher levels. Thanks to all the athletes who participated in the event and coaches who volunteered to put this combine on!