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 




October 09, 2015

Character word for the Quarter: ‘Respect’. Definition:Treating Others with Courtesy and Honor.

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

Fire Prevention wk.(10/4-10)= Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures & burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into & did most of its damage on Oct. 9, 1871........Information taken from the NFPA website.

Scoliosis screens are TODAY, for only those JH students  who returned a permission slip. The following students need to report to the old gym @ 9am: Cayla Brown, Kaden Cooper, Ian Hedlund, McKenzie Frohn, Morgan O'Riley, Jesse Graves, Jaycee Graves, Wyatt Burke.

JHFB Boys - Pizza party MONDAY after school. Ride the bus w/ the Varsity FB players to their practice.


FFA Members who have NOT paid their dues need to pay Mr. Palmer ASAP!

God's Army -- A community wide youth group for grades 7-12, will be mtg. every Sunday from 7-8:30pm @ Heartland Rec. Center in TKO. The 1st Sunday of each month is Sunday. Supper from 6:30-7pm w/ Group to follow. Suppers will vary each time. Kicking off October w/ pizza! Come join us. Your story matters!! Contact Jami DeRosier @ 660-623-0161 for questions.

 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


10/04-10-- Fire Prevention wk.

10/09-- FB @ Rock Port - 7pm

           Color guard fundraiser ends

          Elem. Fire truck rides

         10th gd. DARE

10/12-- VB @ Home - Nod. Holt - 6pm

           Stu. Co. mtg. - lunch

          Columbus Day Observed

10/13-- VB @ Home - S. Holt - 6pm

             *SENIOR NIGHT*

           FCCLA mtg. - lunch

10/14-- Dismiss @ 12:18pm - P.D.

           Health Fair

           7-12th gds. class mtgs. - after lunch

10/15-- MY SUCCESS Event - Soph. - St. Joe

          VB @ TKO - 6pm

          Business Club mtg. - lunch

         Board mtg. - 6:30pm

10/16-- End of 1st Qtr.

         FB @ Worth Co. - 7pm

        10th gd. DARE

10/17-- MO Day Marching Festival - Trenton

10/19-21-- VB Disticts - TBA 

10/19-- Start of 2nd Qtr.

10/21-- Hi-Step/TNT mtg. - lunch

10/22-- Dismiss @ 12:18pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences: 2-7pm

10/23-- NO School = Parent/Teacher Conferences: 8am - 12pm

            FB Play Offs - 7pm

10/24-- NWMSU Homecoming Parade

           ACT testing

           United Nations Day

10/26-30-- Red Ribbon Wk.

10/26-- JHBB @ Fx - N. Nodaway - 5:30pm

10/28-31-- National FFA Convention

10/28-- Dismiss @ 12:18pm - P.D. 

10/30-- FB Play Offs - 7pm

            Elem. Fall Parties - 2:30pm

            10th gd. DARE

10/31-- Halloween

 ***Lunch Today***  Chicken nuggets, French fries, Carrots, Mixed fruit, Milk

***Lunch Monday*** Chicken Quesadilla OR Ham/cheese sandwich, Lettuce salad, Strawberries, Granola bar, Milk

***Breakfast Monday***  Cereal, PopTart, Peaches, Fruit juice, Milk

***Breakfast Tuesday***  Brkfst sticks, Yogurt, Fruit juice, Milk 

10/12 - 10/16, 2015: ASD/After School Zap Program = E. Schmerber  Elem. Morning = S. Mires  H.S Morning = J. Palmer   Lunch = D. Million


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 


****Fairfax Marching Pride will be taking orders for Stadium chairs. BULLDOG, FAIRFAX MARCHING PRIDE & WOLVES design will be available. Contact Ms. Wyatt if interested.

Character Word of the Quarter:


Definition: Treating Others with Courtesy and Honor.

Employment Opportunities-

Substitute Bus Drivers

To apply contact Principal Dustin Barnes  660-686-2851

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  • October 8, 2015
    Varsity Girls play hard but lose to Rock Port. Thanks for everyone's support at the Pink Out!!
  • October 8, 2015
    Junior High EA Wolves win second Game over Rock Port in 3 Sets!! Way to end the season strong girls!!
  • October 8, 2015
    Junior High EA Wolves Defeat Rock Port in First Game tonight 25-23, 25-5 AHHH Team!
  • October 8, 2015
    Tarkio JH Girls Showing their Support!! Coach Graves holding a wreath that will be auctioned off.
  • October 8, 2015
    Super Pink Out Supporters working the Junior Stand!!!
  • October 8, 2015
    Junior High Fairfax girls getting ready for the pink out
  • October 8, 2015
    2nd Graders Enjoying their Movie Reward!!!
  • October 8, 2015
    Pink out volleyball game tonight at Fairfax versus Rock Port starting at 5:30. Show up and support!!