FISD

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.
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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Wed
11
Oct

Lady Eagles run away with title of Golden Eagle Run

Fairfield Lady Eagle runners, Madison Smith (1489) and Morgan Coleman (1475) come out of the woods in first and second place during the Golden Eagle Run on Saturday morning on their own course in Fairfield.

Photos by Richard Nelson

Fairfield's Lady Eagles cross country team ran off and left their competition Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Golden Eagle Run on their own course. The Eagles didn't do so badly, either, finishing second to Mexia. Morgan Coleman and Madison Smith finished first and second to pace the Lady Eagles to the title, 31 points ahead of second place.

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Wed
11
Oct

FHS twirlers head to state

Fairfield High School twirlers advanced to state at the UIL Regionals competition held Sept. 23. Twirlers are (from left) Raegan Emmons, Kendall Crawford, Camri Griffith, Madelyn Gallegos, Abbie Garcia, Margo Measles, Bailey Jones, and Lyndi Wilson.
Courtesy photo

Thu
10
Nov

CNB sending teachers to educator conference

Community National Bank and Trust Vice President Teresa Duke (left) got the opportunity to tell FISD teacher Bryant Smith (right) that the bank was sending him to the 8th Annual National Educator Conference.

Corsicana – Community National Bank & Trust announced that it is sending nine teachers to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference (#JSNEC16) in November, including a 3-day stay at the Dallas Intercontinental Hotel in Addison. The conference aims to provide teachers with the tools, training, encouragement and experience to educate PreK-12 students in personal finance. “We are very excited to send Bryant Smith from Fairfield ISD to the conference,” said Teresa Duke, VP/Loan Officer. “This is a great opportunity to send a teacher from our community to learn more about financial literacy and then implement it back into the classroom.” The national Jump$tart Coalition is presenting its 8th annual conference, which gives attendees the opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans in addition to networking with colleagues from across the country.

 

Wed
17
Aug

FISD superintendent announces resignation

Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District.  An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent.  The Board and Mr. Edwards have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the District.

On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Edwards for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, staff, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the entire District team during Mr. Edwards’s tenure as Superintendent.

Wed
17
Aug

FISD welcomes new teachers

Fairfield ISD Assistant Superintendent Melissa Cox (not pictured) welcomed 10 new teachers and coaches for the 2016-17 school year last week. Pictured are (back row) Johnny Ward, J.T. Brown, Jonathan Knowles, Amanda Leland, and Paula Cessna; (front row) Kaytie Story, Misty Towles, Gina Gilliam, Paige Slovacek, and Kayla Davis. Teacher in-service began Monday, Aug. 15, for the new school year.

Photo by April Walker

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