Turkey Your Principal….and the Winner is?

Fairbury Jr-Sr High School had the most food donated for the “Turkey Your Principal Food Drive”, which was sponsored by Mrs. Hamel and FCCLA.


From Mr. Molloy:
“Who would have known so many lessons could be shared with students simply by wearing a turkey costume?  Some important lessons I hope students learn today are:


(1) The importance of commitment and follow-through.
(2) Unique situations can either be rewarding or negative.  It is your approach that determines the outcome.
(3) It is ok to laugh at yourself.

Relationships matter and I certainly hope students have enjoyed seeing me in a turkey costume for the majority of the day! #jeffpride”

Congratulations to Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School for the largest donation of food for the Turkey Your Principal food drive!


2022 Turkey Trot

Join us for the 10th Annual Husker Rehab Turkey Trot Benefitting the Fairbury TeamMates Chapter Thursday, November 24, 2022!
Registration begins at 6:45 a.m.
Fairbury High School
1501 9th Street
7:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins
Post Race: Refreshments – Grab a quick breakfast snack immediately following the completion of the race!
Plan to walk/run no matter the weather: rain, snow, or shine!

Turkey Trot Registration 2022

Central Elementary Adds a Sensory Path

Central Elementary has added a sensory path, “brain break”, for students to use throughout the day.  Tip toeing on flowers, balancing on a snake, jumping on logs, wall pushes, spinning, walking heel toe, and reaching for the stars, are a few of the activities students can participate in as they make their way through the sensory path. During these exercises, students are building brain connections responsible for interpreting information from their sensory system.

The sensory path can offer students an opportunity to:

  • Self-regulate
  • Organize their bodies
  • Prepare themselves for the appropriate arousal levels for their classroom academic success

The sensory path, being a means for sensory regulation, can reduce sensory seeking behaviors, increase energy levels when needed, and provide a structured break when a student may need time to decompress. Movement and exercise enable blood flow and efficient circulation throughout the body. As a result, students can show increased focus and attention to their academics as well as increased cognitive functioning.

In addition to a “brain break”, this sensory path can allow students to further develop and practice motor skills such as:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Body and spatial awareness
  • Graded movement (impulse) control
  • Visual-motor skills

In the classroom, there are many motor-based skills that are correlated to academics such as sitting still; paying attention; speaking and communication; handwriting; motor imitation of demonstrations (how to add, divide, sound out a word, etc.); following directions; and so much more!

A Special “Thank You!”

Thank you to the following local businesses and departments at FHS for participating in the Fairbury High School Transitional Work Based Learning Program.
Juniors and seniors that receive special education services may have the opportunity to earn credits while also learning on-the-job skills as part of the transition component of their IEP.
This semester students participated at a variety of locations.  We appreciate their willingness to give students additional opportunities outside of the classroom setting to learn new skills!
-Scherbarth ACE Hardware
-3rd Street Body & Glass
-FPS Maintenance Department
-FPS Food Services
-Whispering Acres

Vacant Lot Project

The purpose of the Vacant Lot Project is to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit, involvement in the community, communication skills, and collaborative teamwork.

Students in College Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Business Classes were challenged to come up with ideas for  further development of the lot on the corner of 4th and D street in Fairbury. A sample of community members were asked to provide input regarding what they believe our community needs. Based on the information gathered, classmates Jax Biehl, Ethan McCown, James Olds, and Ethan Smith made decisions about what they believed would be the most feasible opportunities for development. Students took aerial photos of the lot using a drone  to create a visual for the two development options. The proposal was presented to the Fairbury Planning Commision.

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