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.




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.


October 26, 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 

ADDITIONS TO CALENDAR: November 11: ASVAB Interpretation @ 1:30PM - Sophomores - English room.

Assembly TOMORROW @ NOON for gds. 6-12th. Speaker from the Buchanan County Drug Task Force.

Any HS girls interested in cheerleading for wrestling need to sign up in the HS office by NOON FRIDAY.

RED RIBBON WEEK DRESS UP DAYS: TODAY = Famous Movie couples. TOMORROW = Shades, hat & tie day. FRIDAY = Wear RED & WHITE.

Thanksgiving meal will be served on November 11. Anyone guest wishing to eat @ the school that day, need to contact the HS or Elem. office by TOMORROWNO LATE notices will be accepted. This is to ensure we have enough food available for our students & their guest. Payment before November 11 is preferable, this will keep the service line moving in a timely manner. All guest meals cost $3.00. You may send your payment w/ your student  or make your payment @ the HS or Elem. office. Thank you

All JH & HS students who were absent the day of the health fair need to work it in to their schedule next week to see the nurse for their health screen on TODAY or FRIDAY, between 8-11AM.

All students who attend Vo-Tech need to go to the nurse's offfice after lunch MONDAY, to be screened. The nurse will stay @ school till 1AM, to get these completed. Screening takes about 5 minutes.

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. 


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


10/24-29-- Red Ribbon wk.

10/26-- 12:18PM Dismissal = PD

10/27-- Buchanan Co. Drug Task Force Speaker @ 12PM

10/28-- FB Play Off = TBA

10/29-- District Cr.Co. = TBA

             Marching Pride @ NWMSU Parade = 9AM

10/31-- Happy Halloween!

              JHBB @ FX - W. Nodaway = 5:30PM

              State VB = TBA

             NWMSU College visit = 11:30PM

11/01-- JHBB @ FX - Platte Valley = 5:30PM, W. Nodaway = 6:30PM

              DARE = Jrs.

             All Saint's Day

             FFA mtg. = lunch

11/02-- FFA Area 1 Fall Speaking Contest - Savannah = 4:30PM

              Peru College visit - library = 11:30AM

              NHS mtg. = lunch

11/03-- JHBB @ Mound City = 5:30PM

10/04-- ACT testing deadline for December

11/05-- State Cr.Co. = TBA

11/06-- Daylight Savings Time Ends (FALL back 1 hour)

11/07-- Stu. Co. mtg. = lunch

             3 wk Progress Reports

             JHBB @ S. Holt = 5:30PM

             FFA Trap Shoot - Smithville = 4:30PM

            275 Conference Band Day

11/08-- Picture Day: Groups, Make- up individual

              DARE = Jrs.

              JHBB @ Hamburg = 4:30PM

              Voc. Rehab Viist

             FCCLA mtg. =  lunch

              Election Day

11/09-- Dismiss @ 12:18PM - PD

              FFA NW Fall Speaking Contest - Cameron - 4:30PM

              7-12th gds. Class mtgs. after lunch

             EA Wolves Fall Sports Banquet @ TKO Community room = 6:30PM

11/10-- JHBB @ TKO - Rock Port = 5:30PM

             Art Club mtg. = lunch

 11/11-- Veterans Day

              Elem. & JH/HS Veterans Day Assembly

              Winter Sports pictures @ TKO after school = BB, Chearleading, & Wrestling

11/12-- Celebrate AG. @ NWMSU = TBA

 ***Lunch Today*** Hamburger/bun OR Hotdog, Baked beans, Curly Fries, Pears, Milk

***Lunch Tomorrow***  Chicken noodle soup OR Cream of potato/bacon soup, 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich, Mixed fruit, Milk

***Breakfast  Tomorrow*** Cereal, Donut, Pears, Fruit juice, Milk

***Breakfast Friday***  French toast sticks, syrup, Peaches, Fruit juice, Milk 

10/24 - 10/28, 2016: ASD/After School Zap Program = N. Harrington  Elem. Morning = J. Blakeman    H.S Morning = J. Dowis    Lunch = P. Bredensteiner


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





Fairfax R-3 School District is accepting sealed bids for the Community For Kids Preschool Building located at 108 E Main Street.  The bids will be taken until November 17th. The school board reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.  Please submit sealed bids to the Superintendent's office at 500 East Main Street, Fairfax, MO. 

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