Technology in Learning
After using the past four years to bring Fairfield Schools technology up to what is required for today's teaching and learning, the district is poised for laptops to be provided to students 1:1 at Fairfield Jr-Sr High School for the 2017-2018 school year.  A committee from the school is looking at the best phase-in of the plan.  An outline and vision of the plan endorsed by the school board can be found here.
New Paris Elementary Recognized as Four Star School
New Paris Elementary School was named as one of the top 25% of schools in the May 24 announcement by the Indiana Department of Education of the Four Star Schools.  For the press release and the link to the IDOE''s Four Star website, click here.
Fairfield Jr-Sr High School Makes Top 20 in State
Fairfield Jr-Sr High School was ranked the 12th highest high school in the most recent US News and World Report ranking of Indiana High Schools based on graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, test results, and college & career readiness.  Click here to see the rankings announced in April 2016.
State Board of Education Honors District for Teacher Evaluation System
Fairfield Schools was recognized for the transparency and equity of its teacher evaluation system by the State Board of Education at its February 3, 2016, meeting.  Read more about it in the Goshen News and Elkhart Truth.
Additionally, on April 1, the district was recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice in this area. Fairfield’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. Identified programs, like Fairfield's, are student-centered and focus on positively impacting students through innovative programming and activities that provide a high-quality learning environment and experience. This Promising Practice will be shared with educators across the state of Indiana as an example of best practices that are having a positive impact on Hoosier students. 
 
See the resolution from the State Board and the letter of recognition here.
Watch the video of the State Board recognition here beginning at the 25:20 mark. 
Additional information about the Promising Practices initiative can be found on the Department’s website: www.doe.in.gov/outreach/promising-practices.
 
2016 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

From the 18 counties in our region, South Bend Museum of Art received over 3000 artworks to judge. Only 7-10% of entries receive a Gold Key, the top award which then moves on to National Scholastic judging. Fairfield received 26 awards this year, shattering the record last year with 21 total awards. New this year is an impressive 12 Gold Keys! View the artwork here. 

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Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Information
Click on this link to see how you can help students learn about personal finance and economics within Fairfield Schools.
Welcome to Fairfield Community Schools


Fairfield Community Schools is comprised of Benton, Clinton and Jackson Townships in the southeast corner of Elkhart County. The school district encompasses approximately 124 square miles. The school corporation is under the direction of a five-member board elected by the people to represent each township and provide two at-large seats. 
Current families are invited to click on the "Parents" and "Students" links above.  Families interested in joining the Fairfield family can click on the "Prospective Students" link for information about enrolling in the district. 

Fairfield Administration Contact information
Phone: (574) 831-2188
Fax: (574) 831-5698
Address: 67240 County Road 31
Goshen Indiana 46528      
 Email:   sthalheimer@fairfield.k12.in.us 
News at Fairfield
Fairfield Student Artwork Published
Students from Wendi Sparks's high school art classes are featured on pages 16-19 of Schoolarts at this link. 
Future Veterinary Assistant Career Pathway Featured
Indiana Prairie Farmer featured the veterinary lab space and program to begin fall 2017.  See article here. 
New Paris Elementary Featured in Goshen News
See the Goshen News article highlighting New Paris's focus on collaborative learning within the STEM model. 
Millersburg Elementary Featured in Focus on Millersbug
The project-based and hands-on learning at Millersburg Elementary was featured in a January 29 feature in the Goshen News. 
Benton Enrichment Clusters Featured
The Elkhart Truth's "Classroom Chronicles" highlights the student enrichment clusters that are a Friday staple at Benton Elementary. 
Fairfield Senior Chosen to Attend Global Conference
Senior Emily Miller has earned the opportunity to attend the World Food Prize global conference in Iowa in October.  Read details of her research essay and the trip here. 
Benton Elementary Receives Recycling Grant
WNDU and Martin's provided Benton Elementary a "One School at a Time" grant of $1,000 to support its recycling program.  See the link here. 
Fairfield FFA Featured by WNIT
Fairfield's FFA instructor Kraig Bowers talks about soil judging in "Outdoor Elements" feature by WNIT public television  See video at WNIT link at about the 16:20 mark. 
Fairfield Awarded Grant for Buses
Fairfield Schools was awarded a $40,000 grant from the EPA for the replacement of two school buses with newer emissions buses. See the EPA announcement. 
"Our Community, Our Schools" Project
Find resources for families and community members regarding the changes coming to Fairfield Community Schools.
 
 
Fairfield Named to AP Honor Roll

Fairfield Community Schools Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

 
WNDU 16 Spirit Award
Fairfield Falcons win the Spirit Award for Week 8 of the 2014 season
See coverage at WNDU.com    
See presentation of award
 
Read with a Falcon
September 2014: "Chalk Talk" article about high school football students reading to elementary schools          See Goshen News coverage 
Scholarship Established for FJSHS Graduates

April 2014: Ernest Sailor establishes scholarship in wife's memory for FJSHS graduates. See Goshen News coverage.

 
Pearson Success Story
Fairfield Schools was recognized as a Pearson Celebrating Success story for its implementation of PowerSchool student management system and AlertSolutions notification system. 
Fairfield Transportation

November 2013: Fairfield Schools was featured in District Administration article on bus rides

 
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