Fairfield Intermediate School


Hughes reads to 3rd grade

Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes took time to pose with third graders after reading them a book last week.
Photo by April Walker

Mayor Kenny Hughes read to Fairfield third graders last Friday as part of the school’s mystery guest program. In honor of Black History Month, Hughes entertained students with a reading of As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson.

The story follows Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr. on their quest for civil rights for all people. Hughes explained the significance of Black History Month to students and discussed key figures named throughout the book.

During each reading, students are given a list


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.


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


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.
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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.


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.


The legacy of Case Robinson

Students and teachers at Fairfield Intermediate School wore their Be Kind T-shirts to kick off the #kindness4case challenge.
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In honor of Case Robinson, Fairfield Intermediate School is challenging each homeroom to make a 100-link kindness chain as part of their Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) project. Robinson, a fifth grader, passed away recently in a tragic ATV accident.

“Case was a respectful, kind, and enthusiastic student,” said FIS Principal Shetonia Scires in an email. “He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face.”

The school created the RAOK in his honor to spread kindness throughout the school and community. The school created the challenge for students to have something positive on which to focus in the days following Robinson’s death.


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


Lemonade Extravagana a success

Raeanne Rossiaky (left) and Casey Couture (right) were awarded the Community Spirit Award Saturday.
Photo by April Walker

Fuzzy Friends Lemonade, owned by Raeanne Rossiaky and Casey Couture, took home the Community Spirit Award with their booth at Saturday's Lemonade Extravaganza. Twenty-two students from Fairfield Intermediate School set up on the square as part of the project. Each child was raising money for a certain organization, such as their church, animal shelters, American Red Cross, and nursing homes. Crazy Craft Girls, owned by Lydia Morgan and Jenna Haden, earned the Taste Test Award with their Honey Apple Lemonade, while the People's Choice Award was Briana Thurman, owner of Kountry Girl Lemonade. FIS teahcer Gina Martin said the school plans to be back next year with more stands and invites the public to support these wonderful youth business owners.

Photo by April Walker


Lemonade Extravaganza Saturday

Several young entrepreneurs are heading to the courthouse square to sell lemonade. The students are learning what it takes to earn a dollar with this pilot program. The Lemonade Extravaganza is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Booths will be set up around the square and at the following locations:

  • Kennedy's Korner
  • Something Different
  • Napa
  • Brookshire Bros.

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FIS honors birthdays

Fairfield Intermediate School Birthday Book Club celebrated February 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 Reese Beaver, Madelyn Morrison, Sariah Henderson, Bethany George, Lyndsee Green, and Elian DeVillier. The Fairfield Intermediate School is very grateful to these families for their donations.

Photo courtesy of Theresa Minze


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