FISD

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.

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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.

Wed
31
Jan

Girls take 4th, boys 10th at Emory Rains Invitational

Coaches Kevin Childers, John Bachtel, and Joel Kuehl congratulate A.J. Polk for making his lift during last weekend's powerlifting competition.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield was well-represented Saturday, Jan. 27, as the powerlifting team competed against 15 other schools at the Emory Rains Invitational Powerlifting Meet. Girl powerlifters placed 4th, while the boys placed 10th overall.

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Wed
31
Jan

Brittani Oglesbee named Student of the Year

Senior Brittani Oglesbee earned the Student of the Year award from FISD Superintendent Tony Price.

Fairfield Superintendent Tony Price named four teachers of the year and a student of the year who is on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held last Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Depot X -- a business which was awarded Business of the Year.

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Wed
01
Nov

Pirates, Mutiny, Treasure

Sophomore Erin Rachel, senior Jamesha Hatcher, sophomore Kayla Grecu, junior Suhani Patel, and senior Kaitlyn Neidich rehearse their lines at practice.

Photo by Anna Kay Willimas

The Fairfield High School Fall Production will be "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Joseph George Caruso. The Drama Club will perform Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. “Acting has always been a passion for me, and the group we have this year is a special one,” sophomore Emma Copeland said. “I’m super stoked for the play.”

Wed
01
Nov

Students celebrate Red Ribbon Week at area schools

Fairfield Junior High School's winners of Tacky Tuesday were ( in no particular order) Bailey Miller, 6th grade; Braylon Sandifer, 6th grade; Trinity Little, 7th grade; Jake Schick, 7th grade; Jada Sandefer, 8th grade; Adam O'Pry, 8th grade; and FJH teacher Sandahl Anderson.
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Students celebrated being drug free during a fun week at both Fairfield's junior high and high school. Each day sported a different theme and high school officials hosted an anti-drug poster contest. Winning posters were chosen based on creativity, anti-drug message, and artwork. High school winners were:

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