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.

February 23, 2017

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 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 

Community Adults -- KNOW YOUR NUMBERS....FREE!!!! TOMORROW from 6 to 9 AM @ Community Hospital Fairfax Conference room. *Cholesterol, Blood Sugar & Blood pressure checks. **Full body composition analysis. ***Cardiovascular risk analysis. Know Your Risk! Questions call: 660.686.2317

FFA Week(2/18-25): Dress up days: TODAY = The Plow - Farmer day. TOMORROW = The Flag - America day (wear all red, white, and blue). Points will be based on percentage of who dresses up in the classes.

LUNCH ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK (sing up sheets in the HS office): TODAY = 3 legged races. (20 pts.) 2 students from each class. TOMORROW = Tug-O-War (50 pts.) Assembly 2:45 PM

If you are interested in being a Lifeguard @ the TKO pool this summer, please contact Mrs. Wooten @ 660.853.8248. You must be 15 by WEDNESDAY. Deadline is March 1 to sign up.

 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

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 2016-17 School 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


 ADDITIONS TO PRINTED CALENDAR:    TOMORROW = Josten's to deliver Sr. orders @ 2:45PM (NO checks - cash or money orders only)



 02/18-25-- FFA week

02/20-25-- District BB tourn. @ Mid Buchanan = TBA

02/23-- JH Wres. @ Falls City = 4:30PM

            Play practice: 7-9PM = Stage

02/24-- Jostens - Sr. delivery @ 2:45PM (NO checks - cash/money order only)

             FFA Supporter luncheon: 11 AM - 1:30 PM

02/27-- JH Wres. @ Rock Port = 4:30PM

             Play practice: 7-9PM = Stage

             Spring sports practice begins

02/28-- JH Wres. @ TKO = 5PM

03/01-- NHS mtg. = lunch

              Play practice: 7-9PM = Stage

              Ash Wednesday

03/03-- JH Wres. @ Stanberry = 6PM

             ACT testing deadline for April

 ***Lunch Today*** Chicken patty/bun OR PB&J sandwich, Mashed potatoes, Carrots, Apple crisp, Milk

***Lunch Tomorrow*** Taco salad, lettuce, cheese, salsa, Peaches, No Bake cookie, Milk

***Breakfast Tomorrow***  Biscuits/gravy, Orange, Fruit juice, Milk

 ***Breakfast Monday*** Cereal, Mini muffin, Peaches, Fruit juice, Milk

02/21- 02/24, 2017: ASD/After School Zap Program = J. Mullins    Elem. Morning = J. Koop   H.S Morning = A. Lewis    Lunch = M. Hedlund 


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

3rd Grade Elementary Teacher

Substitute Bus Drivers


To apply contact Principal Dustin Barnes- 660-686-2851




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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