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FCSD

 

Fairfield Community School District provides public education for 1670 children living in the Fairfield, Libertyville, Lockridge and Pleasant Plains areas.

The district vision is captured in the words, “Dream, Think, Lead, Act.” As a district, we believe that...

·all kids can learn

· we serve learners

·  we collaborate to learn

· we solve problems together

· clear communication is critical

· we define and follow best practice

· we serve compassionately

· trust is essential

 

Fairfield CSD offers a variety of academic programs to its students, serving Kindergarten – 4th grade in three attendance centers, 5-8th-grade middle school, and 9-12th-grade high school. Three-year-old and four-year-old preschool programs provide the first steps in formalized learning to over 70 children.  The Opportunity Center provides diversity in learning through an alternative program, home school, and regional career academy.

Teachers continue to strive for excellence by studying data and participating in monthly professional development.  Learning opportunities include Authentic Intelligence Work, Technology, Early Literacy Initiative through Really Great Reading, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and data teamwork. Teachers have leadership opportunities through the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant. Technology integration is occurring throughout the district as teachers implement learning opportunities for students using technology. FCSD is proud to recognize our National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT), and teachers presenting at national conferences and workshops. Fairfield is also proud of our State Teacher of the Year, Scott Slechta.

Through a regional career academy partnership with Indian Hills Community College, students have increased learning opportunities with college exposure. Students can take Advanced Placement (AP) classes that can also earn credits and accelerated college placement. High school students can take Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Agriculture classes gaining exposure to engineering and other career opportunities.  Gateway provides exposure to engineering exploration at the middle school level.

FCSD students excel in numerous extracurricular activities.  Students have had opportunities to perform at the Iowa Thespian Festival at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Theater, and receive state-level honors in sports, drama, and speech, music, and leadership positions. Organizations and clubs meet after school such as reading, archery, Future Business Leaders of America, Agriculture, and robotics.  Involvement is encouraged for all students as it is a way to stay connected and improve talents.

Fairfield area is a learning community, and community members can access the districts and schools website at www.fairfieldsfuture.org. The website is for students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. It provides resources for assignments, employees, event calendars, information about the district, and access to online tools and resources. Community members can access live events through Live Streaming and sign up for notifications at: www.thecube.com and sign up for a login and follow Fairfield Community Schools; Fairfield Iowa. Parents can access Parent Portal to monitor students’ academic progress, attendance and use the district’s dining system. Parents can also pay fees and add funds to their students’ accounts online. The web page contains school, and education news and parents can sign up for email messages and automated phone calls announcing school delays, early dismissals or cancelations.

The Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors and Superintendent Laurie Noll oversee the district. Board members each elected for a four-year term, are Board President Phil Miller, Vice President Kate Van Pelt, Jennifer Anders,  Joe Carr, Jeremy Miller, Paul Miller,  and Warren Schaefer. 

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