It is the mission of the Fairfax R-III Schools is to equip students with appropriate skills to function as contributing citizens in our changing global society. The highest skills will be developed in the (Each student will develop skills to the maximum of his/her potential in the areas of...) communication arts, mathematics, science, social relationships, fine arts, wellness, and technology. Students will experience the excitement of discovery, and the school will nurture that experience into a life-long quest for learning.


SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th from 7:30 a.m-6:00 p.m. in the Fairfax School Library.


7th Grade Registration and Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 10th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the School Library.  All parents and students are encouraged to attend.  If you are the parent of a 7th grade student and you have children in other classes, you may register all of your children at this time. 




Go to the Parent Portal and sign in (  Parent Resources -- Check your Child's Grades

click on the meals tab -- click on  ONLINE PAYMENT -- Enter amount you wish to Pay -- Follow instructions

There is a service charge for using online payment.


May 16, 2016

Character word for the Quarter: ‘COMPASSION’. Definition: Caring for Others with Kindness.

REMINDER that Flu season is upon us.......Remember to cough into your sleeve.wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, & still reinforce.WASH THOSE HANDS!!......Have hand sanitizer handy. We just have to do our best to try to prevent!!!.......Nurse Grossman 


The Cost of Lunches to The End of the Year can be found on the Home page of the website ( 

2016 Summer Strength & Agility @ TKO is for Anyone Gds. 7-12. Flyers can be found in the HS Office.

 *We still have some times open on May 18, for students who would like to have their physical done for activity participation, for the 2016-17 school year. This is an easy & convenient way to get it done & not have to pay for an office visit.

Community Hospital-Fairfax Physical Therapy is offering a Speed & Agility Camp for 7 - 12th graders this summer on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10AM, @ Heartland Recreation Center, beginning on June 7. Registration is available by calling 660.686.2317, by visiting, or by visiting the HS AD. Register by May 20. Fees associated. Scholarships are available. 

Community Hospital is trying to get everyone in Atchison/Holt Counties to fill out the community health needs assessment - it will take 10 minutes of your time  Here is a link to the Community Health Needs Assessment survey online. Please feel free to forward far and wide:

***RAFFLE*** -- 2 TICKETS to KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians - Monday, July 18, 2016. Game starts @ 7:15PM. Raffle tickets are $5 each. Tickets will be sold @ various TKO school events. You may also contact Lisa Clement ( or @ TKO Elem. 660.736.4177). Drawing for tickets will be the last evening of the TKO Rodeo on June 11, 2016. (Need not be present to win.) Proceeds to go to 3 area women who are currently fighting cancer: Kris Traughber, Wendy Schaefer, & Tammy Moore(Connie Gebhard's sister). Tickets donated by Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative. Tickets are to their suite. Includes food, beverages & parking cost! Sponsored by Schoolhouse Rock.

The Ag. Department is selling FX & EA stepping stones for $20.00!! If you would like to order one please call 660.686.3368 or email Choose of colors: A) EA stepping stone w/ orange letters & black background. B) EA stepping stone w/ black letters & orange background. C) FX stepping stone w/ green letters & white background. D) FX stepping stone w/ white letters & green background. 

 STUDENT PORTAL -- Just a reminder to students. You can view your grades, announcements, attendance, etc. from the student portal. Get your Login Id & password from Mrs. Umbarger. Go to the school website ( - STUDENT - GRADES. This will get you to the login page.

If you need a copy of the calendars -- You can ask for one in the office or get it off the website ( You can find it under Elementary, Junior High, or High School tabs. Just hold your mouse arrow (pointing hand) over any of the previous mentioned tabs, scroll down to 'Calendar of Events/Menu' and click.  Note: You can also get a copy of 2015-16 Year calendar & class schedule. You may need to adjust your margins to print it out properly. Click on the enable editing button on the top to be able to adjust the margins. 


Do you need to improve your ACT score or do you want to prepare before you take the test? See Mrs. Hedlund or check out the ACT PREP classes offered by NWMSU and Missouri Western in the Guidance Room next to Mrs. Hedlund's office on the board under student opportunities! Sign up NOW, space is limited! 

See Mrs. Hedlund if you have any questions or need more info! Student opportunities are posted in the Guidance room located beside Mrs. Hedlund's office. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Go to the Fairfax R-3 website click on the 'Student' tab. 

Due Dates for Scholarships: 

**Go to your college website and apply there! 

College Visits: Teachers please dismiss students 1ST bell. Grades 10 – 12 are welcome, bring your lunch


05/14-21-- Bsbl. Districts @ W. Platte

05/16-- Dismiss @ 12:18PM = End of 4th Qtr. / 2nd Sem. / 2015-16 School year.

             Awards Assembly: Elem. = 8:30AM, HS = 9:45AM

            1/2 Pints / Pints bsbl. @ FX = 5:30PM

            Cubs bsbl. @ TKO = 6PM

05/17-- Teacher work day

              State Golf

05/18-- Sports physicals by appointment @ School

05/20-21-- State Track

05/21-- Armed Forces Day

05/23-- Bsbl. Sectionals

05/24-- Spring Sports banquet @ TKO = 6:30PM

05/25-- Bsbl. @uarter Finals

05/26-- 1/2Pints / Pints bsbl. @ FX = 5:30PM

05/27-- FFA Chptr. Officer Work Day - TBA

05/30-31-- State Bsbl.

05/30--1/2 Pints / Pints bsbl. @ FX = 5:30PM

             MEMORIAL DAY 

***Lunch Today*** Hotdog, French fries, Peas, Granola bar, Milk

***Lunch Aug. 17, 2016** ??????, Milk

***Breakfast  Aug. 17, 2016***  ???????, Fruit juice, Milk

***Breakfast Aug. 18, 2016***  ???????, Fruit juice, Milk 

08/22 - 08/26, 2016: ASD/After School Zap Program = ??   Elem. Morning = ??    H.S Morning = ??   Lunch = ??


For School closing because of weather you can listen to: KMA (960 AM), KKBZ (99.3 FM), KFEQ (680 AM), KNIM (1580 AM), (97.1 FM). You can call the Maryville radio station snow line to get a listing of canceled school @ 660-582-7669 (do not call the radio station itself). You can also watch KQTV, Channel 2 out of St. Joseph and the Local Cable station, Channel 60





Character Word of the Quarter:


Definition: Caring for Others with Kindness.

Employment Opportunities-

Substitute Bus Drivers

To apply contact Superintendent Michael Garrett 660-686-2421




Bulldog Alerts.png




follow me