In 6th grade Social Studies, students have been studying the geographical and cultural differences of the United States and Canada. Students participated in an activity called Socratic Smackdown where students were asked the question, Where would you rather live, the U.S. or Canada? Students used information gathered from articles and websites to make claims and counterclaims against their classmates to answer this compelling question. Way to go 6th graders! These discussions were thoughtful and engaging!
6th grade science students worked collaboratively on a Starburst Rock Lab. Students have been studying Rocks. Through the lab, students learned how rock transforms from sediment to igneous rock. Students used starburst to cut, mold, layer, and melt to represent the different phases.
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!
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.