FISD

Wed
13
Feb

6 teams move forward in Iron Chef

50 Shades of Food was just one of the teams moving forward in this week's Iron Chef competition.
Photo courtesy of Laura Craddick

Six teams are moving forward in the first annual Iron Chef competition at Fairfield High School after competing against other class periods last week in the appetizers round. Judging this event are nine community members. During the first round of cooking, the winning teams created various appetizers based on the mystery ingredient, which was avocado.

Moving on to the next round and their winning dish are:

Wed
30
Jan

District closes for sickness

After 293 students were reported absent Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, school officials decided to close each campus for cleaning at Fairfield ISD. Interim Superintendent Tony Price said he has "determined it is in the best interest of students, staff, and community to cancel Fairfield ISD classes for Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 1."

"Our cleaning service has been doing extra cleaning, but with the staff and students out of the buildings on those days they will be able to do even more," said Price Wednesday morning. "It is my hope and prayer that four days of separation will help break the cycle and allow our students and staff to reunite on Monday, Feb. 4, as a much healthier unit."

Price said all extracurricular activities are canceled with the exception of varsity.

Wed
19
Dec

FIS celebrates club

Fairfield Intermediate School Birthday Book Club celebrated November and December birthdays with lunch and birthday snacks in the library. These students' families donated a book to the library in honor of their birthday. The members celebrating this month are Michael Zachry, Loressa Covert, Kaylee Williams, Austin Archibald, Prestin Clark, Braylen Collett, Landon Morrison, Logan Freer, Owen Lane, Finn Smith and Jace Clark. The Fairfield Intermediate School is very grateful to these families for their donations.

Photo courtesy of Teresa Minze

Wed
19
Dec

Education Foundation awards over $11K

FISD teachers and Education Foundation members paraded through the halls while awarding more than $11,000 to various staff members recently.
Facebook photo

Excitement was in the air Friday, Dec. 14, as the Fairfield ISD Education Foundation awarded over $11,000 in grant money. The grants were presented to all four Fairfield campuses in dramatic fashion as the band marched through the halls while the Education Foundation Board of Directors handed out checks to the recipients. “It is the absolute best day for the board. We are always excited to see the faces on the faculty and students when they receive the grants,” said FISD Education Foundation President Brian Evans. Jennifer Chavers’ junior high students will receive funds for digital discovery programs to connect students with the outside world and learn to problem solve through teamwork.  Fairfield Junior High School was also awarded orb robots that target problem solving and creative thinking through a coding application. This program will be implemented by Kristen Dunlap.

Wed
28
Nov

Pre-K Thanksgiving parade

Lots of little turkeys filled the halls of Fairfield Elementary School during the pre-k's annual Thanksgiving parade. Students designed their own turkey outfits and paraded through each hallway with balloons prior to their holiday break.

Facebook photo

Tue
20
Nov

FISD plans projects

FIS Principal Shetonia Scires gave an update on her first two months in her new position during last week's school board meeting.
Photo by April Walker

Several projects will be starting soon at FISD campuses including a handicap platform at the football field. School board trustees unanimously voted to accept bids from Supreme Fixture Company for a junior high freezer at $40,689 and a high school freezer for $44,140 with a 30 percent down payment.

Superintendent Tony Price said he will ask the company to begin June 1.

The board also agreed to begin rehabilitate the old weight room for junior high students to use during inclement weather. Price said the floor needs to be redone, which will cost approximately $10,000.

Wed
14
Nov

Eagles head to playoffs

Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel cheers as his team recovers a fumble during last week's game against the Salado Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield heads to the playoffs in Palestine Thursday night where they will compete against Wills Point High School after winning the battle of the Eagles in Salado last week. The final score of last week’s game was a rather close 28-15, bringing their final win-loss in district to 8-2.

Because of stadiums either closing or already having games scheduled on Friday night, the teams will face each other a day earlier at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

Coached by Greg Cranfill, the Wills Point Tigers’ win-loss record is at 5-4.

 

Wed
30
May

FHS top students named

Salutatorian Kealie House and Valedictorian Brittani Oglesbee proudly display their certificates showcasing their achievement at last week's senior awards assembly.
Photo by April Walker

Following in her older sister's footsteps, Brittani Oglesbee has worked her way to the top of her graduating class, finishing as valedictorian with a 5.43 GPA. Oglesbee worked hard to keep her grades up, but never really knew that she would graduate valedictorian.

“There is a lot of competition in my grade, so I feel honored to be valedictorian,” she said.

Oglesbee said her favorite classes throughout high school were Journalism and English.

“I had Mrs. [Kathie] Maciel all four years, first for Pre-AP English I and then Journalism,” she said. “She was a great teacher and I loved her class.”

The top student also loved having Theresa Matthews as her Pre-AP English II teacher, saying she was “one of the best teachers I have every had throughout my time in Fairfield schools.”

Fri
18
May

Authors welcomed at Fairfield Library

Fairfield students recently penned books as a special project, which are now displayed at the Fairfield Library. Library patrons can scan the QR code on any book to hear the story read in the author's voice or watch a movie based on the book and created by the author. Last week, students brought their parents to the library on a special Book Mobile bus, which shuttled 1st through 5th grades over from their campuses. Pictured is Library Director Gary Wiggins enjoying a book with author Anna Allen.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
07
Mar

FJH named 2nd in Follett Challenge

Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) was named the second place People's Choice winner – with a total of 3,520 votes – of the recently held Follett Challenge, bringing home $8,000 from the foundation for books to libraries and classrooms. Through the national contest winners could receive up to $60,000 in prizes. In December Fairfield Junior High School students, led by Digital Media teacher Tammy Gawryszewski, entered a five minute video and five written components describing how the district's innovative program prepares students for the demands of the 21st century.

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