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.




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

Fairfax scores perfect in Special Education determination rating!!!

Click link below for full article:

 Determinations 2015.pdf


November 30, 2015

Character word for the Quarter: ‘HONESTY’. Definition:Being Truthful in What You Say and Do.

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 

Calendar Changes: December 9 will be a full schedule attendance day & December 11 will be the 1/2 day with dismissal @ 12:18pm. Morning Schedule

Students who think they are in FBLA & have not paid dues by WEDNESDAY are mistaken. You are NOT in FBLA.

Mound City BB Tournament: Boys vs. N. Nodaway @ 6pm, Girls vs. TKO @ 7:30pm TONIGHT, Bus will leave @ 4:30pm. Be here early & ready to leave.

FCCLA members participating in STAR Events: To be registered you need to have your $12.00 entry fee in by FRIDAY. If Mrs. Million doesn't have your money or you have not made arrangements, you will not be participating in Regional STAR Events on Jan. 27.

The Fairfax FFA Chapter is featured in This Week in AgriBusiness & we need your help to win one of the 3 Grand prizes from Nationwide. 1st place = $1,000.00, 2nd place = $500.00, & 3rd place = $250.00. We are 1 of 43 FFA Chapters nationwide, who are eligible for one of the grand prizes. To vote log onto & register. Once you have done that a verification email will be sent to you to be able to vote. Login & Fairfax FFA is on page 2. You can vote once daily throughout the remainder of 2015. Prizes will be awarded January 2016....Thank you for your support!!!!

 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


11/30-12/05-- Mound City BB tourn.- Bracket on website ( High School - Athletics - Tournaments

12/01-- JHBB @ St. Gregory's (Maryville) - 5:30pm

             FFA mtg. - lunch

12/02-- NHS mtg. - lunch

 12/03-- JHBB @ Nod. Holt - 5:30pm

              Drama club mtg. - lunch

12/04-- ASVAB testing - Sophomores - 8:15am (Jrs/Srs interested in military)

             Hospital 8th gd. Career Fair: 8:15 - 11:30am

12/05-- ACT Work Shop - Mr. Staten's class room: 8-9:30am

12/07-- 7 wk. Progress reports

             BB @ Home (Girls only) - S. Paige - 5pm (JV,V)


12/08-- FCCLA mtg. - lunch

12/09-- Dismiss @ 12:18pm - P.D.

             7-12th gds. class mtgs. after lunch

12/10-- K-12th gds. Winter Music program: K-6 = 6:30pm, 7-12 = 7:45pm

              Dinner before Music program: 5-7pm

              Art Club mtg. - lunch

12/11-- BB @ Rock Port - 5pm (JV,V)

12/12-- ACT test date

             FFA Area I Trap Shoot - Smithville - 9am

 ***Lunch Today*** Taco, lettuce, cheese, salsa, Pears, Applecrisp, Milk

***Lunch Tomorrow** Chicken patty/bun OR PB&J sandwich, Mashed potatoes, Mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges, Milk

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

***Breakfast Wednesday***  Sausage brkfst pizza, Orange, Fruit juice, Milk 

11/30 - 12/04, 2015: ASD/After School Zap Program = J. Mullins    Elem. Morning = S. Fentiman    H.S Morning = M. Staten    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: Being Truthful in What You Say and Do.

Employment Opportunities-

Substitute Bus Drivers

To apply contact Principal Dustin Barnes  660-686-2851

Annual Performance Report

From the St. Joseph News Press

 Schools earn high marks Annual Performance Review 11 18 15.docx

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  • November 30, 2015
    Kindergarten and first graders are preparing for the music program!!! Great voices!!
  • November 24, 2015
    Hs boys lose to Dekalb 59-29
  • November 24, 2015
    Fairfax high school Boys basketball down 19 at halftime
  • November 24, 2015
    Fairfax girls basketball team loses to Dekalb 56-44
  • November 24, 2015
    Fairfax girls down by 5 at halftime
  • November 24, 2015
    Dekalb 15 Fairfax 14 start of the second quarter
  • November 24, 2015
    First and third graders on a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt!!
  • November 24, 2015
    Third grade class helping the First graders make place mats!!