Turkey Your Principal

Hey Fairbury Public School families! Don’t forget to have students bring canned or boxed food throughout this week.  Donated food will help families in our community have a happy holiday seaon!  #jeffpride

One Act Play at FHS!

Been a Loooooooong time coming, but Fairbury High School FINALLY has an NSAA Play Production (One Act)! Saturday, November 12th featured the  inaugural performance! FHS also hosted the very first Invite as well.  Thank you to Aaron Liebel, Ryan Dusso Dawn Jobman and David Davis for making it happen! Good luck cast and crew!!

One Act will present their Play for the Community ( And Parents) on Dec 2nd at 6:30

Digging In…

Color Run 2021

Math Centers

Ms. Bonar’s 6th grade math centers! Math review at its finest! (Mrs. Bonar)

Geometry Class


Geometry students put on their thinking caps today! Fun hats offered inspiration for life application of conditional and converse statements. (Mrs. Petersen)

Fairbury High School Receives $5,000 Grant From Farmers Cooperative for Shop Class

The Fairbury shop class is getting a $5,000 grant from Farmers Cooperative. Read the story here. (Mr. Haley)

Real Colors

College Management students took the Real Colors assessment this morning. there were 3 Gold students plus myself and 1 Blue in the room. A big thanks to Extension Educator Darci Pesek for the training! (Mrs. Dux)


Learning about the advantages/disadvantages of Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Corporations through a tower building challenge. The partnership won this time! (Mrs. Dux)

Trash Pick Up

Great Day for Highway 136 cleanup! We had 18 FFA members take time out of their busy schedule to come and help! (Mr. Dux)

Planting Trees for Tomorrow

Thank you to the Class of 1965 and George Acker for letting the Fairbury Ag Education students help plant memorial trees and teaching us about the ins and outs of planting trees. (Mr. Thomas Dux)

The Future of FPS Volleyball

4/5 Graders practiced their volleyball skills this week in Ms. Faltin’s PE class! The future looks good! (Ms Ashley Faltin)

Wave Machine

We’re surrounded by waves! Sound and light travel as waves to our ears and eyes. Ocean waves crash onto the beach. Radio waves broadcast music to our cars. We even use waves to cook our food – in microwaves! The students in Mr. Gerth’s class created wave machines to see how all different kinds of waves move!  (Mr. Gerths)

Go Fish!

Celebrating and practicing our alphabet while playing “Go Fish” (Mrs. Jodi Veldt)

Raising the Guatemalan Flag in Spanish 2!

Rigoberto, our new student, gifted us his countryś flag to enjoy! (Mrs. Jodi Veldt)

Economic simulation in Intro to Business…lots of interacting and negotiating taking place!  (Melissa Dux)  What’s on your plate this semester? Student-Athletes, College SENCAP Classes, Extracurricular activities, and jobs…they juggle it all. (Mrs. Melissa Dux)Image

7-12 Band and Vocal Music Starting Strong

7-12 Band (Mr. Dusso)
Wow what a great start to the year so far! High school band camp was a huge success with the final performance at the Wilber Czech Days Parade. The 7-12 bands have been hard at work getting ready for Pep Band and Marching season. The HS Band looks to premiere Part one of our World of Warcraft Halftime show at our first home football game Friday September 3rd!!! JH Band has been hard at work learning marching commands and mastering out school song “Colors” to march in the homecoming parade in September!

HS ChoirGreat start to the year! We are already making music and singing together very well. We have a couple of students interested in auditioning for the All State Choir and have begun to work on music and techniques to aid them in those auditions. We also have begun to learn a song that we will be performing in honor of our veterans in the community on Veterans Day. Crimson EliteShow Choir is Back! Crimson Elite has returned to its roots as a competitive Show Choir.  Dance Boot camp is coming up and we will be getting ready to start here in September. The show choir season doesn’t officially start until December, so we will have this first semester to get ourselves familiar with what a show choir is!! This year’s theme?! 80’s!! Are you a 9-12th grader that still would like an opportunity to audition? We will hold a second chance audition, Friday September 3rd at 7:30am in the music room! i hope to see you there!

Organizational Recruitment Party

The organizational recruitment meeting was held on August 23rd at Camp Jefferson. They had a great turn out, good food, and fun times. Everyone was glad they could get together and celebrate the beginning of the school year!

Solo Cup Stack Challenge

7th Grade STEM students kicked off their first week of STEM challenges with a partner, team building activity called the “Solo Cup Stack Challenge”.  They were given limited time, specific materials, and the requirement of not being able to touch the cups with anything but the string/rubber bands.  They had to work together with their partner(s) to figure out the best strategy to engineer their cup tower the fastest!(Mrs. Carly Winter)

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

In Miss Lassek’s 2nd grade classroom, the students heard a new story during the first week of school. Miss Lassek read the story “Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.” This story outlines the importance of having courage, the importance of embracing our differences and the importance of never giving up. After hearing the story, the students took on a new challenge. The students were required to build the tallest tower in the classroom with only a few supplies. The students were given 20 mini marshmallows, 1 large marshmallow, 20 dry spaghetti noodles, a piece of paper and 5 inches of tape. The important details of the task was that the tower must stand on its own and hold the large marshmallow on the top. The students felt the challenge and difficulty of the task but never gave up! Congratulations to our winner, Carter Petersen for building the tallest tower to support the large marshmallow! (Mrs. Lassek)

 First-hand Accounts of Teaching and Learning in Fairbury Public Schools.

Intro to Business presented their Food Truck Pitches to a panel of potential investors today. (Mrs. Melissa Dux)

COLT 2021! Fairbury FFA Team Building with the Helium Stick! (Mr. Dux)

No electricity? No problem. Still finding ways to teach and review for finals and projects.

Accounting finals continue even if there are no lights today.

Karly and Madi preparing breakfast casseroles for FHS staff! We appreciate you and Mrs. Beranek!

Math manipulative for hands-on learning with surface area and volume. I used all of these items this morning for 7th grade and geometry!

Field trip to Metal Quest for Industrial Tech. (Mr. Shane Haley)

Cake Wars – An intense Cake Wars competition concluded last week on Culinary. Here are the results: Allison won best All- Around Cake with her cake pictured below. Congratulations Allison!! (Mrs. Emily Manning)

Makena received best decorated cake for her patriotic themed cake (inside and out)!

Nylah got best tasting frosting with her Strawberry Lemonade cake.

Addy received best tasting cake with her s’mores cupcakes!

Mrs. Dux’s 6th Grade Class – Now Seniors

Honors Night.  Congratulations Students!

Our Spanish Club volunteers this morning. Thank you Ethan, Gavin, Jacob, and Zane We know that recycling is necessary to care for the Earth. (Mrs. Johnson)

Intro to Business class presented their International Business Projects today. (Mrs. Melissa Dux)

This guy is doing amazing work!! Our choir sounded fantastic! Great job!! (Mr. Dusso)

Last night FCCLA members helped keep Fairbury beautiful by cleaning up McNish park. So proud of these members who put their community first! (Mrs. Manning)

5th grade students in Mrs. Ruhnke’s class are working together on four tasks to solve the puzzles and clues in an Escape Room Activity! (Mrs. Ruhnke)

Dr. Winter and the Energizers taught a smoking/vaping prevention unit to Jefferson Intermediate School 4th grade students. The unit included several hands on activities. It was a great experience for our 4th graders and they had some amazing questions! (Dr. Emily Winter)

Fairbury FFA Secretaries. 60 year’s apart. Grandpa and granddaughter. Awesome stuff.

What is the best deal for fountain pop in Fairbury? Students calculate volume while using the four Cs of education: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. (Mrs. Julie Petersen)

I challenged them to make the Worst PowerPoint Ever! Over the top animations, poor design, lots of pictures, etc. After all, you have to know the design rules to break them! (Mrs. Melissa Dux)

Check out the cool things happening in STEM (Mrs. Carly Winter)

Skills Students Working on the Playground in Jansen. (Mr. Haley)

Lady Jeffs Win The Dan Tesar Invitational! Scoring 164 points!!

1st Grade “Moosical” (Mrs. Schoenrock)

Prom King and Queen

5th Grade Students Show Creativity (Mrs. Bartels)

 Students at Jefferson are preparing for the Kiwanis Track Meet on May 5th. Thank you Cory Schweitzer for organizing the event and preparing students!

Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Schoenrock and Mr. Schweitzer conducted team building drills. 6th graders completed an activity called “The River”. They had 2 min. to work out a plan to get to “dry” land using scooters, pool noodles and jump ropes.

6th grade students demonstrating a lot of effort in Mrs. Bonar’s Class.They completed a digital “Breakout Room”.

Storm Water Experiments  (4th grade Gerths)

5th and 6th Grade Concert  (Mrs. Schoenrock and Mr. Dusso)

Friday 30 minute challenge: Applying their knowledge of product packaging to create their own themed Happy Meal Box and toy proposal (Mrs. Melissa Dux)

Painting Walls and Building Houses (Mr. Shane Haley)

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Kindergarteners Learn About Bees

Mrs. Moody’s Kindergarten class has been learning about plants in their knowledge unit. They have learned about plant parts, photosynthesis, and about the process of pollination. Mrs. Engelmann made a special appearance to show about her bee keeping and how bees are great pollinators!