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In the light of the pandemic, the Fairfield Pre-school has put together a "Virtual Graduation". Congrats 2020 Pre-school Grads!
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FCSD COVID GUIDELINES for Open Gyms/Fields, Weight Room Usage, and Summer Out-of-Season Sports’ Coach Contact
Training Sessions Scheduled as of June 30, 2020:
* HS Athletic Performance Training Sessions - Site HS Weight Room - Supervisor Jeff Jones
- HS Boys Session 6:30-8:00am - July 1,2,6,7,9,10,13,14,16,17,20,21,23,24,27,28,30,31
- HS Girls Session 8:00-9:30am - July 1,2,6,7,9,10,13,14,16,17,20,21,23,24,27,28,30,31
- HS Boys and Girls Session 2:00-3:30pm - July 1,2,6,7,9,13,14,16, 20,21,23, 27,28,30 (NO Fridays for 2:00pm session)
* HS Volleyball Sessions - Site Fairfield Middle School Gym - Supervisor Diana Drish & Vicki Rebling
- July 1,2,6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23 from 7:00-8:00am
* HS Football Sessions - Site Fairfield High School - Supervisor Nate Weaton
- July 12,19, 26 from 2:00-4:00pm
* HS Cross Country Sessions - Site Fairfield High School - Supervisor Jerrod Belzer
- July 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 from 10:00-11:00am
* HS Boys Basketball Sessions - Site Fairfield High School Gym - Supervisor Mick Flattery
- July 8,10,15,16,21,23 from 8:00-9:00am
* HS Girls Basketball Sessions - Site Fairfield High School Gym - Supervisor Jeff Miller
- July 1 and July 5 with other dates TBD from 1:00-2:30pm
CAPACITY LIMITS (Based on 1 student per 120 sq. ft.)
HS Gym: 86
HS Weight Room: 25
HS Wrestling Room: 26
MS Gym: 45
GROUP SIZE LIMITS
HS & MS Gyms and Fields: up to 6 individual in a group
HS Weight Room & Wrestling Room: up to 3 individuals in a group
Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between participants as much as possible. This means additional spacing between participants while participating in drills so that they remain spaced out, and no congregating of participants while waiting to perform the drill. Coaches will attempt to keep the same students in the same groupings as much as possible.
SANITATION & HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER GUIDELINES
Earlier this year, FHS ESports Club member, Dallas Carlson, was selected as an esports scholarship winner through the NASEF "Beyond the Game Challenge". The club was proud to announce that he was the first esports scholarship winner in the school's history. By the end of the school year, Carlson marked another notch in his belt. ByteSpeed Computers in conjunction with Gravity Gaming offered a scholarship contest to high school and college students. The students were asked to submit an essay expressing how their lives were effected by being a member of a school esports team.
Esports coordinator had spoken with the respresentatives from ByteSpeed who were very impressed and moved reading the submitted essays. There were over 150 entries submitted. Dallas made it into the top 15 runners up. The top six students received a gaming laptop. With the quaility of the essays that were submitted, it was decided to add a package for the other runner up submissions. Dallas was one of these students. Below you will find the tweet that was put out about the scholarship winners.
Dallas was an active member of the FHS Esports Club playing HearthStone, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Killer Queen Black. He also was more than happy to share his knowledge of the titles and the game play with his fellow students as was all mentoring his coaches.
In the fall, Dallas plans to attend UNI and is currently looking into participation with their esports team on campus.
The FHS Esports Club continues to grow and make a name for themselves. This winter, club member Dallas Carlson entered a "Beyond the Game Challange" through NASEF. NASEF is the national esports federation that our local club belongs to. Throughout the year they will offer challenges that students can volunteer for and be judged. Each winner, as selected by a panel of judges, wins a $500 scholarship, 15 minutes with an esports professional and then usually an additional prize that is specific to their challenge.
Most recently, the FHS Esports Club was notified by its second challenge winner. In the spring, Nicole Sutherland decided to submit a piece of original fan art as an entry in this particular challenge.
Sophomore Nicole Sutherland
The challenge is listed below:
"Creating fan art requires you to build on the existing lore, characters, and worlds that exist within the esports realm. Character concept artists and costume designers help bring characters and creatures to life. They draw inspiration from as little as a napkin sketch or as much as a full-blown narrative concept and generate ideas and craft designs that are compelling and iconic. Respectful digital citizens honor the intellectual property of others and give credit where credit is due.
Create digital fan art inspired by your favorite game!"
Besides the scholarship and 15 minutes with an esports professional, Nicole also was awarded a set of Copic Markers to continue working on creating more fan art.
Congratulations to Nicole on your scholarship....keep up the good work.
Nicole also actively participates with the Super Smash Bros Ultimate team for the district.
Congratulations to the FHS Esports Senior Class. You were all instrumental in the growth and development of our club. You pushed our club to move forward and to play different titles. You had success both individually and with the school. You will be missed. Good luck as you continue on your life journey, and as always, remember to Win with humility, lose with grace, and do both with dignity.
Recently the FCEA Friend of Education winners were announce at the annual Teacher Appreciation Ceremony. Keep reading to read excerpts from the nomination letters for each winner. Also, click here to watch the entire program:
John Sandbothe has been a supporter of education for more than a decade. He truly embodies and lives by the values and missions that Fairfield Community School district strives for.
John has supported many teachers with meeting their science standards by bringing agriculture to the classroom. He not only brings the supplies, but also teaches valuable lessons that meet the teaching standards. Students have made pumpkin pie in a bag, planted a garden in a glove, made mini greenhouses, and many other fun and meaningful activities.
Last fall John spearheaded Fairfield’s Chamber of Commerce first annual teacher appreciation event. This event was such a great success, and teachers truly felt appreciated. John has made a name for himself as being a generous leader.
This year he did Ag in the Classroom with all the kindergarten classes. Kids loved it! He, and Farm Bureau, sponsored an indoor recess center. It had games, books, and an awesome teacher cabinet.
Most recently when a call came to track down bags to help teachers pack student’s supplies John answered the call. It is no surprise that in less than 24 hours, over 1,200 bags were acquired from different businesses in our community. That’s how John Sandbothe does business! John's ability to bring the community and school together is evidence to how much he truly cares about the students and staff of Fairfield Community School District.
Thank you, John Sandbothe, for your selfless dedication to the students and staff of FCSD. It is a pleasure for Fairfield Community Education Association (FCEA) to award John Sandbothe the 2020 Friend of Education Award.
Mark and Laurie LaVan
They are the quiet helpers, behind the scenes, but responsible for much of the weekly work with Carry On Bags. Laurie maintains distribution lists, coordinates volunteers, set-up and tear down of the assembly line, and the filling of nearly 500 bags every two weeks.
Due to Covid-19 she now coordinates volunteers to distribute weekly bag pick ups on Thursdays and home delivery on Fridays.
Mark does all the heavy lifting, literally! He loads and hauls totes between storage and schools on a regular basis. Mark writes grants for COB and has been instrumental in finding the funding that is necessary to keep the program running. Together they spend numerous hours keeping this program running smoothly, week after week for the benefit of FCSD students and families.
Thank you, Mark and Laurie, for all you do for our students and community.