Fairbury Public Schools Presents: Wizard of OZ

The Fairbury Fine Arts Department is bringing a classic musical to Fairbury High School this spring. Fairbury students will be performing the musical rendition of one of the first color films, The Wizard Of Oz. Based on the 1939 film, Dorothy (Cambria Myers) must find her way to Emerald City with her dog Toto (Eloise Dusso) and her new friends Scarecrow (Regan Kapke), Tinman (Daniel Creekbaum) and Lion (Liam Young). They seek the help of the Wizard of Oz (Jace Dorn). Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Izzy Ausk), helps them evade the Wicked Witch of the West (Lilly Ausk) aided by faithful monkey, Nikko (Gabe Ausk). 

This rendition of The Wizard Of Oz follows closely to the story written by Frank L. Baum in 1900. With music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, this musical has all of the classic songs you know and love like Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See the Wizard, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.

You won’t want to miss the Fairbury Fine Arts Department’s version of this great classic. Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 4th.

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2023 Turkey Trot Benefitting the Fairbury TeamMates Chapter!

Join us for the 11th Annual Husker Rehab Turkey Trot Benefitting the Fairbury TeamMates Chapter Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Registration begins at 6:45 a.m.
Fairbury High School Commons
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!

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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!


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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