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.


January 19, 2017

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:  01/27-- 8th gd. Hospital Career Day = 8-11:30AM

                                                        Play practice = 7-8PM on the stage: Jan. 18, 25, 30

All Students: Community Hospital – Fairfax is looking for student waiters to help out with their Celebrity Waiter Dinner on March 25, 2017. This evening allows Community Hospital – Fairfax to raise much needed funds for important equipment and lifesaving technology. Serve dinner to our donors alongside a cast of celebrity waiters before you enjoy dinner and entertainment performed by teachers, students and community members from our area. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact your school counselor or reach out to Kris Umbarger at 660-686-2350, by e-mail at

4-H in Focus: Youth Photography Workshop!! When = Saturday    Time = 9AM to 10:30AM     Where = TKO Baptist Church    Insturcted by  WC & Mike Farmer **Please bring your camera!!  RSVP by Jan. 13 to660.744.6231 or       Class cost $5.00 **Enrolled 4-H Youth are FREE!!! ****

4th ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT sponsored by Class of 2018!! Saturday, Feb. 4, @ 7PM in the high school gym. Emcee Mark Staten!! Enter your team of 8-12 members ($10 for each member) by emailing or calling Mrs. Wyatt @ / 660.253.0656 or Mr. Palmer @ / 660.734.0182. You can also contact any member of the Class of 2018. Please try to enter your team by WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1. Walk-ins will be accepted @ $15 per person.

TKO NHS BLOOD DRIVE: When: Wednesday, February 8     Time: 1PM - 7PM      Where: TKO Elem. gym     Book your appt. @ esavealifenow.ogr, enter Sponsor Code: atchisonmo. For additional details contact Mark Staten @ 660.253.0183 or

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


01/19-- JV BB @ Jefferson = 6PM

            Wrestling @ Mid-Buchanan = 5:30PM

            Business Club mtg. = lunch

01/20-- JV/V BB @ Rock Port = 5PM

01/21-- Area I Trap Shoot @ Stewartsville = 9AM

           FX Athletic Booster's 6th gd. BB tourn. = All day

           Wrestling @ Lathrop Invite = TBA

           JV BB tourn. @ W. Platte = TBA

01/23-28-- (Vr.) N.W. MO BB tourn. = TBA

               JV Girls BB @ TKO - Falls City = 5:30PM 

01/24-- Wrestling @ Stanberry = 5:30PM

01/25-- 12:18PM dismissal = P.D.

            3 wk. Progress Reports

            Play practice = 7-8PM - Stage

01/26-- Wrestling @ Albany = 5:30PM

01/27-- 8th gd. Hospital Career Day = 8-11:30AM

01/28-- Knights of Columbus 5/6th gds. BB tourn. (Maryville)

           Wrestling @ Maryville tourn. = TBA

           FX Optimist 4th gd. BB tourn. = All day

01/30-- JVBB @ Mid-Buchanan = 6PM

              Play practice = 7-8PM - Stage

01/31-- JV/V BB @ W. Nodaway = 5PM

             Wrestling @ Sidney = 5:30PM

02/01-- NHS mtg. = lunch

             Play practice = 7-9PM - Stage

02/02-- Wrestling @ Riverside = TBA

02/03-- JV/V BB @ TKO - N. Nodaway = 5PM

02/04-- Wrestling @ Warrior Invite = 9AM

             FFA Area I Trap Shoot @ Smithville == 9AM

            Mound City 5-6th gds. BB tourn.

 ***Lunch Today*** Ravioli/meat sauce, Green beans, Cheese bread, Mandarin oranges, Milk

***Lunch Tomorrow*** Chicken nuggets OR Ham sandwich, Corn, Pineapple, No Bake cookie, Milk

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

 ***Breakfast Monday*** Bacon scramble pizza, Applesauce, Fruit juice, Milk

01/17- 01/20, 2016: ASD/After School Zap Program = N. Harrington    Elem. Morning = L. Lotter    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-

7-12 English Teacher

7-12 History Teacher

Substitute Bus Drivers


To apply contact Superintendent Michael Garrett 660-686-2421




Notice of Filing for Fairfax R-3 School Board Candidacy


       The Fairfax R-3 Board of Education positions currently occupied by Deanna Beck, Matt Heits, and Doug Miller come open in April of 2017.  Interested parties are encouraged to file for these openings.  The term of these offices is three years. 

       In order to file for the Board of Education, you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the District, reside in the state of Missouri for one year preceding their election or appointment, and be twenty-four (24) years of age.

       Interested persons may file with Laurie Yocum, bookkeeper/secretary to the superintendent, at the Office of the Superintendent, Fairfax R-3 School, 500 Main St. Fairfax, MO 64446, December 13 of 2016 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:45 pm,

December 14, 15, 16 and 19 of 2016 between the hours of 7:45 am and 3:45 pm,

December 20, 2016 between the hours of 7:45 am and 2:00 pm,

January 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of 2017 between the hours of 7:45 am and 3:45 pm and January 17, 2017 between the hour of 7:45 am and 5:00 pm.  

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  • January 24, 2017
    Final from West Nodaway. EAWolves defeat West Nodaway 59-36. Nice job wolves!!
  • January 24, 2017
    Halftime at West Nodaway. EAWOLVES lead West Nodaway 38-17
  • January 24, 2017
    East Atchison lady wolves defeat West Nodaway 52-16 in the first round of the Northwest Tournament. Play North Nodaway on Wednesday at 4:30
  • January 23, 2017
    JV girls in action vs. Falls city tonight
  • January 23, 2017
    Two more additions to the AR Hall of Fame!!!!
  • January 23, 2017
    Using Google Slides to learn our vocabulary words
  • January 23, 2017
    2nd grade starting off the morning!!
  • January 23, 2017
    Kindergarten class learning about groundhog day!