Postsecondary education scholarship applications are now available to FHS Seniors! Applications can be filled out online or printed out and handed into the FHS Main Office or emailed to email@example.com
Local Scholarships are due March 7th, 2019 (unless otherwise noted) and Greater Jefferson County Foundation Scholarships are due March 14th, 2019 (unless otherwise noted).
The Senior Awards Program will be held in the Fairfield High School Auditorium, May 15th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Epperson or Mrs. Steward in the FHS Guidance or Mrs. Megrath in the FHS Main Office at 641-472-2059.
The Class of 2018 received in excess of $100,000 awarded to students at the Senior Awards Program in May 2018. The scholarships are administered or sponsored by the Greater Jefferson County Foundation and many local individuals, businesses and service organizations. Most of these awards, with the addition of several new scholarships, are available again this year. The awards vary from $250 to $5,000 and are given as either one-time amounts or as renewable scholarships. Many are open to any student, without regard to the applicant's intended field of study, while others are for students who may intend to pursue careers in a medical field, business, teaching, fine arts, engineering, mathematics or vocational or agriculture related fields. The criteria for applying also vary and may include, but are not limited to, academic record, community service, participation in activities and financial need.
2018 FMS KINDNESS ROCKS PROJECT
7th grade students in art class with teacher, Holly McDow, are currently working on a project called “FMS Kindness Rocks.” Students discussed different rock painting projects that are happening in our area and across the country, especially rock paintings intended to spread kindness and cheer through positive, uplifting messages, artworks and quotes.
Students were asked to think about how they could show or spread kindness through the simple idea of painting a rock. Each student then designed and painted two rocks – one to stay on display in the courtyard at FMS and one to be placed out in the community. The display in the courtyard will grow as students add more rocks to it over time. Students also discussed responsible places to leave rocks and were not to leave them in areas that could possibly cause any problems or harm.
Rocks placed in the community are to be enjoyed and even taken by the public who are lucky enough to find one. Only one thing is asked of those who find and/or take a rock painting - simply find a way to pay kindness forward to another lucky individual. The hope is that more individuals will take time to remember kindness toward others and possibly even create more rock paintings to give to others or place for others to find.
The Fairfield Community School District and the University of Iowa are interested in learning more about how 6th-8th grade students talk about mental health with their parents and how parents may bring up this topic with their children. In learning more about this, we hope to provide the Fairfield Community School District with helpful information and materials to help parents facilitate this conversation. In order to learn more about this, we ask that you complete the following survey. This survey is completely anonymous and should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. More information about can be found at: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/
Thank you for taking the time to complete this and learn more about our efforts!
A new selection of student artwork is now on display at the Jefferson County Hospital and Clinic. The ten pieces of FHS art are located in the clinic's waiting room. The artwork will be on display during the months of October, November, and December. FHS students' art included in the display include: Adriana Alonso (10th), Delaney Breen (9th), Grace Connor (10th), Clare Else (10th), Claire Epperson (10th), Sophia Fritz (9th), Rosa Gaona (10th), Madison Kraemer (12th), Enzo Mazza (10th), and Logan Nelson (10th).