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.


NOMINATE FAIRFAX R-3 SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE MONSANTO GRANT!!!  IF you are a farmer and live in the Fairfax School District you can nominate us at the following link -

Those students who have any outstanding bills (lunch, band, etc.) may not participate in any extra curricular activities. (sports, clubs, etc.)

The Fairfax R-3 School District still has openings for children ages 3 and 4 for the preschool program for the 2015-2016 school year. If interested, please contact the school at (660)686-3424 or email  Tuition is set at $100 per month. 



May 01, 2015

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

 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.

ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY -- TODAY -- Stu. Co. Food Shack Menu: Main Entre: Pulled pork sandwiches = $2.00, Pulled beef sandwiches = $2.00, Hotdogs = $1.00. Sides: Bag of potato chips = $0.50, Baked goods (brownies, etc.) = $0.50. Drinks: Gatorade = $1.25, Water = $1.00, Canned pop = $0.75.

*****If you did not order a sack lunch for field day, you will need to buy your lunch from the Food Shack TODAY.******

Seniors -- You need to have all outstanding bills paid before check out on TUESDAY!!! 

HS BB mtg. TODAY @ 2:30PM in the gym. 

EA Wolves FB player & parent mtg., Wednesday, May 13, @ 7PM in Fairfax gym, for all students entering gds. 7-12 in the fall of 2015 that are wanting to play FB.

These Atchison County Library books are missing & need to be checked back into Mr. Staten's classroom by TUESDAY @ 8AM!!!!! (Turn these books in soon & no one will get hurt....Ha Ha): 1)The Doomsday's Box   2) The Obsidian Blade  3) Scare Scape  4) Second Impact  5) Starbird Murphy and the World Outside  6) Texas Showdown 

Cheerleaders will be selling team tumblers. You can find anything from FB teams to NHL teams. They also have a special design just for the EA Wolves. Tumblers are 32 oz. w/ lid, BPA Free, & dishwasher/microwave safe. The cost is $15. If you would like to purchase one or see the designs, you can look @ the catalog by talking to any cheerleader or Mrs. Lotter.

FRIDAY, May 8 --  7-9th gd. English students will be hosting a Literature Museum in the old gym. They will set up @ 8:10AM & will be "open" from 8:30 - 11AM. They would love to have the elementary & anyone in the community to view their research & projects they have worked on this year. The 2nd gd. has been invited to display their research too. Please plan to see what they have completed this year.

SPRING BLOOD DRIVE!! Where = Rock Port Elementary gym (600 S. Nebraska). When = MONDAY  Time = 3 - 7 PM. Sponsored by the Rock Port FFA. Book your appointment @, enter sponsor code: atchisonmo.

FCCLA members & next years 9th gdrs. planning to join FCCLA next year -- if you are interested in attending Cluster mtg. conference next fall, please see Mrs. Million ASAP. She needs numbers for a nut fundraiser this summer to help pay your way to this conference.


Baccalaureate for seniors will be on THURSDAY, @ 8PM -- Christian Church.

The Salvation Arm Service Extension Camp -- June 16-19, for ages 8-12 yrs. -- So much to do. Outdoor adventure, Bible, Team building, Nature, Crafts, Sports, Swimming, lots & lots of free time to explore & make new friends. For more information or to request an application call Teresa @ 1-800-336-4547, ext. 368. Visit us on Facebook: KWM Service Extension. 

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.

Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy - For students interested in being a Missouri Hwy Patrol, this is a summer camp where you learn about this occupation. Age 16-18, must have a C average or higher and a 2.0 or higher GPA. May 31 - June 5. See Mrs. Hedlund for more information if you are interested. 


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! 


05/01-- Elem. Field Day

             Vr. EA Track @ Mound City - 2:30PM (Panther Relays)

            State Solo/Ensemble Contest

05/4-8-- Teacher Appreciation week

05/04-- K-12 Spring Music Program: K-6 @ 6:30PM, 7-12 @ 7:45 PM

             Dinner before music program: 5-7PM

             275 Conference Golf tourn.@ Rock Port - 12:30PM

05/05-- Seniors Last Day

            275 Conference Track @ Mound City - 3:30PM

            JH 275 Conference Track @ Mound City - 4PM

            Cinco De Mayo

05/06-- Senior Trip

             District Golf @ Mozingo

05/07-- Kindergarten Graduation - 6:30PM

             EA Bsbl. @ TKO - Braymer - 4:30PM

             Baccalaurete _ 8PM @ the Christian Church

05/08-- Alumni Banquet - 7PM (set up @ 1PM)

             June ACT deadline

             EA Bsbl. @ N. Nodaway - 4:30PM

05/09-- District Track @  - 10:30AM

05/10-- Commencement: Fairfax @ 1PM, Rock Port @ 2:30PM

             Mother's Day

***Lunch Today***  Elem. Field Day: Sack lunch by order: Ham/cheese sandwich, Potato chips, Cookie, Drink, Milk

***Lunch Monday**  Chicken patty/bun, OR Ham Sandwich, Mashed potatoes, Carrots/ranch dressing, Mixed fruit, Drink

***Breakfast Monday***  Cereal, Donut, Fruit juice, Milk

***Breakfast Tuesday***  French toast sticks, syrup, Yogurt, Fruit juice, Milk 

05/04 - 05/08, 2015: ASD/After School Zap Program = N. Harrington   Elem. Morning = P. Simanek   H.S Morning = M. Carpenter   Lunch = M. Hollingsworth


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 


****Fairfax Marching Pride will be taking orders for Stadium chairs. BULLDOG, FAIRFAX MARCHING PRIDE & WOLVES design will be available. Contact Ms. Wyatt if interested.

Character Word of the Quarter:


Definition: Caring for Others with Kindness.

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