FMS Students of the Month
Each school month, the Fairfield Elks Lodge sponsors the
Ryan Shoucair has been named November 5th Grade Student of the Month. Ryan shows Trojan PRIDE every day. He is helpful to others, kind, and respectful to his peers and his teacher. He takes advantage of going above and beyond the daily assigned work. Congratulations, Ryan! Keep it up!
The November 5th Grade Student of the Month is Grace Forrest. Grace shows great Trojan PRIDE characteristics on a daily basis. She works hard at excelling in her work and shows a great attitude toward tasks and people at all times. She is a pleasure to have in class. Keep up the great work, Grace!
The 6th grade team would like to congratulate Hannah Applegate on being selected by her teachers as the November Student of the Month. Hannah is prepared, and positive every day of school. She is extremely dependable on getting work done on time and helping others when needed. Hannah displays a great work ethic and attitude, striving to do her best at all times. Way to go Hannah!
Congratulations to Noah Mizelle for being chosen as the November 6th grade Student of the Month. He is a quiet leader who works hard every day. He is always respectful to students and staff. He has a positive attitude and isn't afraid to ask questions. He has done an amazing job transitioning to FMS. We are thrilled to have him! Keep up the great work!
Paris Thommen is truly a self-motivated learner. She always tries her best and takes the time to do well and does not hesitate to ask questions.
Colyier Boese wants to succeed and shows it through his effort in class. He is respectful to his teachers and peers and always puts his best foot forward. He is creative, compassionate, and consistently demonstrates integrity. The 7th grade team is proud to recognize Colyier! Way to go!
Delaney Breen has been showing excellent Trojan PRIDE inside and outside the classroom. Delaney’s work ethic and willingness to ask for help in class has been exceptional. She takes pride in her work and great ownership for her learning. Delaney is always prepared for class and does a great job listening and following classroom expectations. Keep up the great work, Delaney!
The 8th grade team would like to congratulate Grady Flynn on his selection as the November Student of the Month. Grady has put his best foot forward this year, exemplifying every aspect of Trojan PRIDE. From his eagerness to learn to his quick wit to his desire to perform well, Grady has been an asset to the 8th grade classrooms. Well done, Grady! Keep up the great work!
Jefferson County ACT Facts
Once a month the Jefferson County ACT (Alcohol Consumption Task Force) releases ACT Facts. These facts are compiled to help our community become more aware of some of the issues facing our community.
Here are your facts for November 2017.
Congratulations to our October Principal Award Recipients! Keep up your hard work!
The annual induction ceremony for the Fairfield High School chapter of the National Honor Society was held Monday, November 13, 2017, at 7:30 P.M. in the high school auditorium. Highlights of the ceremony included the student-created videos which illustrated the qualifications of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. From the scholarship video, produced by Gannon Courtright, Aaron Haines and Kolten Webber, the audience was reminded that scholars need to continually work hard in school. The leadership video, prepared by Hermela Gebremariam, Blu Schultz and Hollie Nelson, shared that there are many qualities necessary to be a leader. The character video, created by Phoenix Haessler, David Wallingford and Jackson Brown, asserted that there are many traits needed to display good character. Connor Ryan, Jordan Guezimane and Hunter Drish shared a service video that reminded the audience that service is long-lasting and that service is doing something for others selflessly.
An additional highlight of the ceremony was the Vox choir’s performance of “Prayer” by Rene Clausen. This choir, led by Zach Reiter, is composed of the finest singers at FHS.
21 members were then inducted during the traditional candle-lighting ceremony. Conner Ryan, local NHS president, led the new and old members in the NHS pledge. After the ceremony, parents and friends greeted all members during a reception in the high school commons.
Current senior members are: Gannon Courtright, Hunter Drish, Hermela Gebremariam, Jordan Guezimane, Phoenix Haessler, Aaron Haines, Hollie Nelson, Connor Ryan, Blu Shultz, David Wallingford, and Kolten Webber.
Newly inducted seniors are: Natalie Brader, Kristen Daugherty, Kelsey Hollander, James Lyman, Gunnar Mattson, Kelly Petersen, Corwin Robinson, and Shawn Spurrier.
Newly inducted juniors are: Ashley Bloomquist, Anatta Charoenkul, Carson, Crile, Mark Diers, Jillian Dunlap, Julia Fritz, Laurel Hilger, Kara Jeffrey, Malory Jones, Madison Kraemer, Bryanna Popejoy, Dalton Rippey, and Jackson Weaton.
To become members of NHS, students must be juniors or seniors with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students then complete a form, listing their activities, leadership roles, and service completed. All teachers are invited to nominate students for membership. Finally, a small committee of teachers chooses the members to be inducted, based on their nominations and completed forms.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding high school students in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. It is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Local sponsor is Mr. Jim Edgeton.
Fairfield CSD - Washington Elementary HVAC Improvements ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Project # 4173421 Issued for Bid: 11-20-2017 00 1113-1
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT: FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY HVAC IMPROVEMENTS
406 East Madison Avenue, Fairfield, IA 52556
BIDS DUE: December 14, 2017 at 2:00PM
THE Owner (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS Owner):
Fairfield Community School District
403 South 20th Street, Fairfield, IA 52556
Architect (hereinafter referred to as Architect):
4125 Westown Parkway, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
NON-MANDATORY PREBID MEETING: December 5, 2017
Washington Elementary, 406 East Madison Avenue, Fairfield, IA 52556
TO: POTENTIAL BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Owner at 403 South 20th Street until 2:00PM, Central Time, on December 14, 2017.
Bids will be considered by the Owner at a public meeting to be held at Fairfield Community School District Administration Building at 7:00PM, Central Time, on January 15, 2018 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.
The general nature of the work is as follows:
The project consists of a heating and cooling retrofit which will include the replacement of the HVAC systems with a new closed loop wellfield and geothermal heat pump system. The project will also consist of an upgrade to the electrical service, fire alarm upgrades, and LED lighting, and new ceilings. There is an alternate for a kitchen remodel.
The work must commence on or about June 11, 2018 (at the completion of the 2017-2018 school year) and must be substantially completed on August 28, 2018. The project shall reach final completion on or before September 28, 2018.
Bidding documents may be examined at the Architect/Engineer's office, at the Owner's office, online at, and at the following location(s):
Bid Clerk bidclerk.com 28 N. Clark St., Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60602
Construction Market Data cmdgroup.com 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30092
Action Reprographics, actionrepro.com, 5037 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
Fairfield CSD - Washington Elementary ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Project # 4173421 Issued for Bid: 11-20-2017 00 1113-2
Dodge Data & Analytics, construction.com 4300 Beltway Place, Ste. 180, Arlington, TX 76018-5253
iSqFt isqft.com 4500 W. Lake Forest Drive Ste. 502, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Marshalltown Construction Bureau, isqft.com 709 S. Center, Marshalltown, IA 50158
Construction Update Plan Room isqft.com, 221 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Copies of the Bidding documents may be obtained by Bidders and Subbidders at Action Reprographics, 5037 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA, 515-288-2146, www.actionrepro.com, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders upon depositing the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each set of documents. A Master Builders card may be presented in place of a deposit. The deposit will be refunded in full upon return of the documents in good condition within ten days after receipt of bids.
Each Bidder shall accompany the Bid with a Bid security, in a separate envelope, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of the contract corporate surety bond or bonds, acceptable to the Owner, for the faithful performance of the contract, in an amount equivalent to one hundred percent of the amount of the contract. The bidder's security shall be in an amount equivalent to 5% of the bid amount, and shall be in the form of a cashier's or certified check drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States of America, or a certified bank share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States of America or a bid bond with corporate surety satisfactory to the Owner. The bid security will be held by the Owner until a contract is fully executed and bonds are approved by the Owner.
All Bidders are required to provide a statement regarding their residency status as required by 875 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 156.
Contractors using “materials, supplies, and equipment” on projects in designated “exempt entities” may purchase these items without liability for the sales tax. The contractor must have a purchasing agent authorization letter and an exemption certificate from the public entity to present to the retailer, which specifies the construction project and will be available for that project only.
Owner will issue an authorization letter and an exemption certificate to the contractor and/or subcontractors for the purchase or use of building materials, supplies, and equipment to be used on this project only. DO NOT include sales tax on your bid form.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 30 days after the date of the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids.
Bidders shall be prepared to submit a performance bond and payment bond conditioned on the faithful performance of the contract. Out-of-state bidders shall be prepared to submit an Out-of-State Contractor Bond to the Iowa Division of Labor in accordance with Chapter 91C of the Code of Iowa.
By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa labor to the extent lawfully required under Iowa law.
It is the intent of the Owner to award a contract to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder provided the bid has been submitted in accordance with the bidding requirements. The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities or irregularities. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Published by order of the school board of Fairfield Community School District.
Publish: by November 30, 2017
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