A Message for Families & The Ultimate Guide to ACT Prep

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The Ultimate Guide to ACT Prep in 2023

Standardized tests are an important (sometimes dreaded) part of the college admissions process. It’s a hurdle that students can overcome with the right preparation and support. But you and your student may have questions. This guide to ACT prep walks them through the details of the test, how to register, what scores mean, and why the test is important in post-high school plans.

Senior Spotlight – Alekz Hunt

Each week, Fairbury Public Schools wants to dedicate some time to celebrate seniors. These will be shared as they are submitted by the graduating class. Our nineteenth Senior Spotlight is Alekz Hunt. Congratulations Alekz!

Rotary Tailgate Supper

Come to the Tailgate supper at the Friday, Feb. 10, Fairbury vs. Schuyler basketball games in Fairbury. Doesn’t a fresh-grilled burger, brat or hotdog sound good?

Step Ahead Early Childhood Program Application

Step Ahead Early Childhood Program Application

If you have a preschool age child, please fill out the online application for the Step Ahead Early Childhood Program at Central Elementary.  This year, applications will be reviewed using a point system.  You will be notified at a later date for acceptance into preschool.


One School One Book

This month Fairbury Public Schools  kicked-off One School One Book.  They have purchased one common chapter book for each Central and Jefferson family.  They  prepared a January reading calendar for the chapter book where  the classroom teachers read Chapters 1 and 2 of the book on January 9 and then the book was sent home along with the reading calendar with the youngest child or only child. 

Update:  There have been reports that piglets were born at the Arable farm.  One smaller, weaker pig may see his time at the farm shortened because he is a runt!  This runt was named Wilbur by a young girl, Fern, who lives at the farm.  She saves him and Wilbur goes on to live at Fern’s uncle’s farm where he meets a rat named Templeton; and a talking spider named Charlotte who offers to be Wilbur’s friend.
Some of the geese at the farm think that Wilbur is going to be the main course at the Christmas dinner.  Charlotte tells her friend, Wilbur, that she will save him!
Officials at Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate say that parents and students have read 15 chapters of the book so far and that many students have been turning in their questions!  That is the most wonderful news!!!
Keep reading and find out how this special book about friendship ends.
This Saturday, January 28, we are going to have the movie “Charlotte’s Web” at Central Elementary for our Central and Jefferson families.  We will have two times to select from – the first one will be at 10:00 a.m. (doors will open at 9:45 a.m.) and the other will be at 1:00 p.m. (doors will open at 12:45 p.m.) .  You may bring your own blankets or pillows to sit on.. Please come and join us for this celebration!
Many thanks to our Librarian, Mrs. Cara Simpson, for setting up this project to promote reading in our district.

Senior Spotlight – Mason Wood

Each week, Fairbury Public Schools wants to dedicate some time to celebrate seniors. These will be shared as they are submitted by the graduating class. Our eighteenth Senior Spotlight is Mason Wood. Congratulations Mason!

Molloy Named as New FPS Superintendent

“Last week after learning of Mr. Grizzle’s resignation, the board of education negotiating committee met and discussed options moving forward. The committee felt fortunate to have a strong candidate within the district, who for four years has been a part of and understands the needs of FPS.
With confidence, the committee recommended Mr. Molloy for the position. We are excited to announce that the board offered Sean the superintendent position this morning and he accepted.
Together with the board, Stephen and Sean will work to ensure a smooth transition. We are excited for the future of the district. Please join us in congratulating Superintendent-Elect, Mr. Molloy!” – from BOE President, Angie Judd
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