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.


On Wednesday, May 18th Doctor Joanna Burke will be at the Fairfax School from 8:00 4:00 p.m. to administer sports physicals to athletes for the 2016-2017 school year.  The cost is   $25.00  and each physical will take approximately 15 minutes.   We have only a limited amount of spots for the day.   If you would like to sign your child up to get a physical that day you can either stop by the HS office or call and speak to Sandy Umbarger or Dustin Barnes.  Appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis 

Note: If your students takes an extra milk at lunch and/or breakfast, add $0.35 per milk, per day.

LUNCH Charges to

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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.


May 04, 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 


The Cost of Lunches to The End of the Year can be found on the Home page of the website ( 

Make up bsbl. game vs. N. Nodaway. Leave @ 12:45PM

SENIORS ** Reminder*** All bills must be paid BEFORE commencement!! 

**We still have some times open on May 18, for students who would like to have their physical done for activity participation, for the 2016-17 school year. This is an easy & convenient way to get it done & not have to pay for an office visit.

All upcoming Freshmen that would like to join FCCLA please contact Mrs. Million.  You are also welcome to join our last mtg. of the year on May 10 during lunch in the ITV room.  

Community Hospital is trying to get everyone in Atchison/Holt Counties to fill out the community health needs assessment - it will take 10 minutes of your time  Here is a link to the Community Health Needs Assessment survey online. Please feel free to forward far and wide:

***RAFFLE*** -- 2 TICKETS to KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians - Monday, July 18, 2016. Game starts @ 7:15PM. Raffle tickets are $5 each. Tickets will be sold @ various TKO school events. You may also contact Lisa Clement ( or @ TKO Elem. 660.736.4177). Drawing for tickets will be the last evening of the TKO Rodeo on June 11, 2016. (Need not be present to win.) Proceeds to go to 3 area women who are currently fighting cancer: Kris Traughber, Wendy Schaefer, & Tammy Moore(Connie Gebhard's sister). Tickets donated by Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative. Tickets are to their suite. Includes food, beverages & parking cost! Sponsored by Schoolhouse Rock.

The Ag. Department is selling FX & EA stepping stones for $20.00!! If you would like to order one please call 660.686.3368 or email Choose of colors: A) EA stepping stone w/ orange letters & black background. B) EA stepping stone w/ black letters & orange background. C) FX stepping stone w/ green letters & white background. D) FX stepping stone w/ white letters & green background. 

 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


05/04-- NHS mtg. - lunch

             District Golf tourn. @ Savannah = all day

             FFA Chapter Banquet = 6PM

            Jr. Class  Field Trip - WWI Museum = 7:45AM

05/05-- Bsbl. @ S. Nodaway = 4:30PM

             Drama club mtg. - lunch

            Spanish 1&2 field trip

            Cinco De Mayo

05/06-- Deadline for June ACT testing

             A.R. Camp In

            Elem. Field day - Rain date

05/07-- District tract @ Albany - 10:30AM

05/08-- Mother's Day

05/09-- K-12 Music Program: K-6 = 6:30PM, 7-12 = 8:15PM

             Dinner before Music program = 5-7PM

            Sectional Golf @ Mozingo = All day

05/10-- Seniors last day

              FCCLA mtg. - lunch

             Pre-School Graduation

             JV Bsbl. @ W. Nod. = 4:30PM

            1/2 Pints / Pints Bsbl @ FX = 5:30PM

05/11-- Senior Trip

             Finals: 1, 3, 5, & 7th hrs. 

05/12-- Finals: 2, 4, 6, & 8th hrs.

             Art club mtg. - lunch

             Kindergarten Graduation - Old gym = 6PM

             Cubs Bsbl (JH) @ TKO = 8PM

            Board mtg.

***Lunch Today*** Chicken patty/bun OR Ham sandwich, Mashed potatoes, Carrots/ranch dressing, Mixed fruit, Milk

***Lunch Tomorrow** Tacos, lettuce, cheese, salsa, Yogurt, Rice Krispie treat, Milk

***Breakfast Thursday***  Brkfst pizza, Granola bar, Fruit juice, Milk

***Breakfast Friday***  Cereal, Mini muffins, Fruit juice, Milk 

05/02 - 05/06, 2016: ASD/After School Zap Program = D. Wyatt    Elem. Morning = P. Simanek    H.S Morning = M. Hedlund    Lunch = J. Mullins


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-

K-12 Art Teacher

K-12 Librarian

To apply contact Principal Dustin Barnes  660-686-2851

Bus Drivers


To apply contact Superintendent Michael Garrett 660-686-2421


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