Donations are now being accepted to help build the "Trojan Honor Courtyard" directly in front of the Fairfield High School Auditorium.
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FMS Students of the Month
Each school month, the Fairfield Elks Lodge sponsors the
Dain Burkhart has been selected to receive the Student of the Month Award for the month of May. Dain always pushes himself to learn new things. He works well with others and is responsible about getting his work done on time. Dain has really focused on improving the skills he needs to be successful. He demonstrates good leadership skills when he works with others. Keep up the good work, Dain! Congratulations!
Teague Hannes has been chosen as the 5th grade Student of the Month for May. Teague brings his humor and easy-going style with him each day to school. He puts forth his best effort on all that he does in class. Teague works well with others and treats his classmates with respect. I can always count on Teague to think outside the box and keep trying even when things get difficult. Keep up the great work, Teague!
Elyse Setterstrom has been chosen as May Student of the Month. Elyse is a hard-working student. She puts her best effort into everything she does. Even when things get a little challenging, she doesn’t give up. She continues to persevere and finds a way to accomplish her goals. Elyse is a leader for her peers, wants to do what’s right and chooses to show integrity in the classroom and out. Congratulations Elyse!
I would like to nominate Daisy Trent as student of the month. Daisy is a delight to have in the classroom. She works very hard every day and doesn’t give up easily when the task is challenging. One of Daisy’s best qualities is her consistent work ethic. I appreciate everything that she has to offer - her great attitude, and her determination to overcome difficult tasks. I am very proud of you Daisy! Keep up the excellent work!
Wyatt Lovelady has been selected as the 6th grade Student of the Month for the month of May. Wyatt is always respectful to his teachers and his peers. He is prepared for class every day with all of his materials and a positive attitude. He has a great sense of humor, but is serious about his learning. Wyatt did a fantastic job at the 6th Grade Math Bee. He works well with a group and includes everyone. Congratulations, Wyatt. Keep up the great work!
The sixth-grade team would like to congratulate Gabby Ford on being selected by her teachers as the sixth-grade student of the month for May. Gabby is known for her positivity that she shares with everyone daily. Even when things are tough she strives to do her best at all times. She is the type of student that all teachers would love to have in her classroom. Keep up the good work and congratulations, Gabby!
Haley Hughes holds her integrity high in the classroom; that is one reason why she is the recipient of the May 2019 Student of the Month Award. Haley is also very helpful to others in the classroom. She pushes herself to do her very best and is great at encouraging others around her to do the same. Haley can be depended on to come to class prepared. Furthermore, Haley adds a tremendous amount to classroom discussions and group learning opportunities. Congratulations, Haley, on your success!
Growth is an important word that describes Lindsey Knopp; that is an important reason why she is the recipient of the May 2019 Student of the Month award. Her 7th grade teachers are very proud of the growth that she has made this past year. This growth has helped her confidence; allowing her to have a growth mindset; being willing to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them. Not only has she shown growth, but she is conscientious with her work, participates in class, and leads her peers in group conversations. Congratulations, Lindsey on your accomplishments this year!
The 8th-grade team would like to recognize Felix Wingo for Student of the Month. Felix can always be counted on to show respect to his teachers and peers. He is the first to ask how you are doing, share a story, or offer a joke. He follows directions, participates actively, and contributes meaningfully in class. He is truly an asset to FMS. His positive attitude, smile, and sense of humor are appreciated every day.
The 8th-grade team is excited to recognize Giteeka Adhikari as May's Student of the Month. Giteeka consistently shows Trojan PRIDE in and out of the classroom. She comes to class prepared and ready to learn with a smile on her face each and every day. Even when she is not in class, Giteeka can be depended on to make sure she completes the work and assignments she missed in a timely and efficient manner. She is always respectful and aware of her surroundings and treats her peers and teachers with respect. Giteeka often goes the extra mile to include others and challenges herself on a daily basis. Giteeka's actions are aligned with the Trojan PRIDE standards and provide a positive example for her peers to follow. Way to go Giteeka! We are so proud of you!
The Fairfield Summer Food Program serves FREE meals to children age
18 and under. This program is funded by the USDA.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
After all children are served, Adults may purchase a meal for $3.75.
This program is a communal feeding program, food must be consumed at the
program site, with the exception of fruit.
Fairfield Public Library,
104 W. Adams – 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Fairfield Rec Center,
1000 W. Burlington-12:15 -12:45 p.m.
Pence Elementary- 1000 S. 6th St. 11:30 a.m. – noon
North Bay/Lantern Park Apartments-
210 E. Pierce Ave. 11:15 -11:45 a.m.
Lockridge Ball Diamond Shelter 106 S. Broadway, Lockridge
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
FMS Trojan Pride Winners May 2019
Congratulations to our FMS Trojan PRIDE winners for the 2nd semester! Teachers were asked to nominate students who "demonstrate Trojan PRIDE consistently in and out of the classroom." Trojan PRIDE is a part of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system at
Prepared to learn
Respectful to self and others
Integrity in our actions
Environmentally Aware and Safe
FMS Trojan PRIDE winners are:
Aja Dorothy was chosen to receive a Trojan PRIDE Award for 5th grade. She exemplifies Trojan PRIDE traits daily by coming to school prepared each and every day. She is very responsible with being on time with her work. She seems to be the quiet, shy type of student in the classroom, but she can show leadership skills when needed to be a good role model to others. She shares bright ideas with others and can always be depended on to help and do the right thing. She will be missed in the classroom next year, but she will excel in 6th grade and do well continuing to grow and be a great model to others. Congrats, Aja Dorothy!
Caroline Van Pelt has been chosen to receive the Trojan PRIDE award. Caroline's passion for school is evident in the dedication she puts into her work. She is brave enough to try things out of her comfort zone. She asks questions when she needs direction and then applies that direction to her work. She is a leader in the classroom and a model to her classmates by standing up for what she knows is right. Her positive attitude is infectious and always is a delight to have in the classroom. Congratulations, Caroline. Well deserved!
Spencer McCready has been selected to receive the Trojan PRIDE Award! Spencer is always trying to improve and learn new things. He is focused during class and always participates. He is a great example of leadership. When working in a group, Spencer keeps his group on task so they can accomplish their goals. Spencer also demonstrates integrity at all times. He uses every spare minute of the day to finish work or read quietly while waiting for the next instruction. He can be trusted to do what is right. Congratulations, Spencer!
Axl Starr has been selected to receive the Trojan PRIDE Award. He has been a quiet leader in class all year and just recently has started being more vocal in his leadership roles. I know that I can count on Axl to be respectful and use his integrity. Others can count on him to stand up and do the right thing, even when the choices are tough. Axl is responsible and puts forth his best effort in all he does. Congratulations, Axl! Way to go!
Isabel McCready is an exemplary student, as she has many qualities that allow her to earn this Trojan PRIDE Award. She is part of the student council and recently has been a part of the student leadership team that works with our school culture and climate. Isabel also demonstrates Trojan PRIDE in the areas of respectful behavior, integrity in words and actions, and dependability. I can always count on Isabel to help on many different tasks in the classroom, from helping a struggling student to leading a small reading group. I am very proud of her growth this year and I know that she will continue to demonstrate these qualities throughout her career at FMS. Congratulations, Isabel!
Josh Mineart is a student who does not shy away from a challenge. He takes difficult tasks and turns them into opportunities to improve his skills. He is helpful, courteous, pleasant, always displays integrity, and gives his best every day. He is every component of Trojan PRIDE - we are so lucky to have Josh at FMS!
The 6th grade staff proudly nominates Lilly Bergren for the Trojan PRIDE Award. Lilly has a positive attitude and is a leader in the classroom for her classmates. Lilly uses a strong work ethic to go above and beyond in all of her work. She always has a smile on her face and brightens up a classroom on a daily basis. Congratulations, Lilly!
Luke Konczal has been chosen to receive the Trojan PRIDE award. Luke is always an engaged learner. He participates in class discussions and works hard on all of his assignments. This strong work ethic is evident in his academic performances in the classroom. Luke is respectful to adults and to his peers. He is a great example of Trojan PRIDE! Congratulations, Luke!!
Haleigh Strickland has been chosen to receive the Trojan PRIDE award. Haleigh always comes to class with a positive attitude and friendly smile. She is a great leader, and is always willing to lend a hand to help others. Keep up the great work, Haleigh!
The 7th grade team has been honored being Elizabeth Martin’s teacher. Unanimously, amongst the 7th grade team,
The 7th grade team’s consensus on adjectives that describe Carson Rubey are success, choices, and positivity.
Julio Velasco-Shondel is a friendly young man who consistently has a smile on his face. His smile is infectious; whether it is greeting people or taking on a challenge, Julio ignites with positivity. Julio is not only positive, but he builds good relationships with the people he is around and who he works with. For example, he works well in any group and is determined to help others succeed. This act of service also increases his chance of success. Julio also is a curious individual and soaks up his learning opportunities. Overall, Julio is a joy to be around. Congrats, Julio!
Mazie Zimmer can be described as a passionate learner; willing to put worth work and effort to ensure she does her very best. Not only is she passionate, but she can be described as a leader. She has grown in her leadership skills throughout the year. For example, she works well with others such as helping them if they are struggling and handles conflict in a positive way. The 7th grade team also values her emotional strength by coming to class with a smile and a kind greeting every day, even when she’s not having a great day herself. In all, Mazie is an example of Trojan PRIDE because she consistently demonstrates respect to those around her and can be counted on to show integrity in all that she does.
Kind. Responsible. Dependable. Reliable. Many students display these positive traits from time to time, but the field narrows considerably when we look for students who consistently display these qualities. Our nominee is one of those few. Always ready with a smile or a helping hand, this young lady has led the way for her classmates as a wonderful role model. Congratulations to Ana Carmenhato. We are proud of your accomplishments and steadfast adherence to the tenets of Trojan PRIDE. Best of luck in high school!
Ellie Stever is a great student who shows Trojan PRIDE in and out of the classroom. She is one that will do anything that is asked of her and will do so with a smile on her face. She is respectful to all staff and students and is willing to help them in any way that she can. Ellie is a positive leader who shows tremendous integrity wherever you see her. The 8th grade team can always count on her to do her work to her greatest potential and to come to class prepared in every way to learn. The team appreciates everything she has done and all she continues to do. Keep up the tremendous work, Ellie!
When it comes to Trojan PRIDE, this young man has set the bar high. In addition to completing and turning in his assignments, he often goes above and beyond expectations. He is respectful to both his peers and his teachers and does a great job listening and working with others. When it comes to integrity, this young man can be counted on to do what is right even when no one is watching. He stays on task and encourages those around him to do the same. His teachers can depend on him to give a great effort in class each and every day. This young man is a quiet leader and does all the small things right which makes him a great role model of Trojan PRIDE for his peers. The 8th-grade team would like to congratulate Jacob Carlson for showing Trojan PRIDE throughout the year! Keep up the great work Jacob!
This young man strives for excellence in his work, both in the classroom and on the field. He stands up for himself and for others. He’s consistent, persistent, and dependable. He participates in activities that both challenge him and bring him joy. He has a growth mindset and doesn’t let obstacles stop him from achieving his goals. He’s a master of timing, knowing when to buckle down and be serious but also understanding the appropriate moment for a good joke to lighten the mood. He’s a wonderful addition to every classroom. The 8th grade team is proud to honor Bradley Warnell with the Trojan PRIDE Award.
TROJAN SUMMER STRENGTH TRAINING
Strength and Speed & Agility training sessions will be offered to our high school student-athletes again this summer. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, athletes can choose to participate in either a 6:00am or a 7:00am strength training session. On Fridays, only (1) one strength training session will be offered to athletes at 7:00 am. In addition, on Fridays, athletes can also choose to participate in a speed & agility specific training session at 8:00am. The workouts will start on Friday, June 7th. See specific dates and times of the training sessions listed below. We hope to see many of our student-athletes taking advantage of this great opportunity! Go Trojans!
What: Trojan Athletic Strength Training Sessions
Who: Any 9th-12th Grade FHS Student Athletes (** Based on the upcoming 2019-20 school year)
Location: FHS Weight Room, Gym, Track
Attire: Athletic clothing and gym shoes are required
Coaches: Strength Coaches Jerrod Belzer and Woody Orne will be designing the training sessions and will be assisted by Fairfield Coaching Staff Members to administer the workouts to the student-athletes.
Dates & Times:
Fri. June 7 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. June 10 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. June 11 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. June 13 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. June 14 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. June 17 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. June 18 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. June 20 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. June 21 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. June 24 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. June 25 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. June 27 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. June 28 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. July 1 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. July 2 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. July 4 - OFF - NO SESSIONS OFFERED
Fri. July 5 - OFF - NO SESSIONS OFFERED
Mon. July 8 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. July 9 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. July 11 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. July 12 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. July 15 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. July 16 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. July 18 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. July 19 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
Mon. July 22 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Tues. July 23 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Thurs. July 25 - Two Strength Training Sessions @6am & @7am
Fri. July 26 - One Strength Training Session ONLY @7am, Additional Speed & Agility Training Session @8am
The Great Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity and The Fairfield High Building Tech Class 2019 Housing Project
Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards presented to Fairfield High School
The Broadway Players of Fairfield High School have been recognized with the following awards and honors for their October 2018 production, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten as part of the 2019 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA), presented by EMC Insurance Companies:
Distinguished Scene - “Reflect the Light”
Outstanding Community Engagement - Kindergarten Literacy Project
Special Recognition for Performance in a Principle Role - Wyatt Whitham
A year-end Awards Showcase will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 77 schools from across the entire state. Fairfield High School senior Abyni Garner will receive the Outstanding Community Engagement Award on behalf of the Broadway Players and will share about their fundraising project which will provide a new book for every kindergarten student in Fairfield.
The Awards Showcase will be live-streamed at IPTV.org as part of a collaboration with Iowa Public Television. IPTV will air a highlights special of the evening later this summer. IHSMTA is a year-long, signature education initiative of Des Moines Performing Arts.
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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