Fairfield Junior High School


Awards given to FJH students

Ally Robinson is pictured with one of her awards, the Elton Moore Humanitarian Award.
Photo by Tammy Gawryszewski

Eighth grader Ally Robinson was awarded three prestigious awards last week during the end of year award ceremonies at Fairfield Junior High School. Robinson earned her name on the following plaques:

  •  Elton Moore Humanitarian Award
  •  Jeff McBay Academic Award
  •  American Legion Post 288 Citizenship Award

Fellow 8th grader Valeria Ramirez was awarded the John Perona Citizenship Award, while Gage Lane also earned a spot on the American Legion Post 288 Citizenship Award plaque. Seventh grader Jonathan Thomas was given the Johnnie Pye Citizenship Award and Andrew Fantroy, 6th grade, earned a spot on the Suzann Leadbetter Citizenship Award.


FJH enters ILPC contest

By Jordan Maciel

The Fairfield Junior High EGLZ News team recently entered the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) State Broadcast Contest. They competed against 1A through 4A high schools and middle schools across Texas. ILPC is a UIL Academic competition for journalism. The team received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Broadcasting. They competed in eleven categories, placing in seven. FJH EGLZ News received 1st place in Announcements, 2nd place in Documentary, and 2nd place in graphics. 


FJH Eagle of the Month

Fairfield 8th grader Marcos Contreras-Gonzalez was named Student of the Month at Fairfield Junior High School.

Photo submitted by Sonya Gibson


FJH cheer squad named

Nineteen junior high girls were named to the 2018-19 cheer squad last week. Mascot will be Riley Ralstin and Bailey Miller was named manager. The cheer sponsor is Tammy Gawryszewski. Pictured are (back row) Avery Thaler, Ava Thompson, McKinna Brackens, Rynna Bonner, Paige Posey, and Bailey Miller; (middle row) Linsey Cockerell, Chasidy Starr, Landry Bayless, Kennedy Lane, and Haley Moore; (front row) Lily Beaver, Addisyn Cox, mascot Riley Ralstin, Ellie Grissett, and Jacey Jones; (seated in front) Marissa Eppes and Cooper Lawley. Not pictured is Kori Pillette.

Photo submitted by Tammy Gawryszewski





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.


FISD undergoes deep cleaning in wake of influenza

The cleaning crew of SSC Service Solutions tackled first the junior high campus before taking the rest of the week to clean the other campuses and buses of Fairfield ISD.
Photo by April Walker

Using hospital-strength disinfectants, the crew of SSC Service Solutions performed a deep cleaning of each Fairfield campus and all district buses after school officials closed the campuses last week. Students returned to school Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The flu has plagued this area since the season began in September 2017. FISD Superintendent Tony Price said there were 150 absences just last week in the district.

Cleaning crews, led by SSC Service Solutions owner Cecelia “Miss CeCe” Sweeney tackled each building, beginning with the junior high school followed by elementary, intermediate, and high school campuses. Buses were cleaned Monday, Feb. 19.

Miss CeCe said her crews wiped down door knobs, desks, counters, tables, lockers, pencil sharpeners, water fountains, and more. All sports equipment and toys were also disinfected.

“Everything we think a kid or teacher touch, we're wiping it down,” she explained.


FJH seeking community votes for National Education Contest

Fairfield Junior High's Digital Media class, taught by Tammy Gawryszewski, has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 program. In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, FJH Digital Media students also submitted a short video to promote its program that teaches the 21st century skills needed to be prepared for life.


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Boosters chili event set Nov. 11

Fairfield Band Boosters is hosting a chili cook-off this weekend as a fundraiser for the Grand Band from Eagle Land. This 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Fairfield Junior High School commons area. Chili check in is at 2 p.m.; judging at 3 p.m. and People's Choice tasting at 3:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places, as well as an Overall winner and a People's Choice. Admission is $5 and competition rules are as follows:

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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.
Courtesy photo

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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FJH students released following power outage

Parents began lining up to pick up there children from Fairfield Junior High School after a power outage shut the school down for the day Monday, Oct. 2.

Photo by April Walker

Fairfield junior high students were rejoicing Monday morning when an unexpected power outage allowed them an early release at 12 p.m. The power was reportedly down in one half of the building, while the other half worked.
“The power is expected to be out for most of the day,” said FJH Principal Bryan Gawryszewski in a mass email sent to parents. The power outage only effected the junior high campus, but phone lines were down throughout the district, as well.

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