Lisa Maschmann Receives the Jeffs’ Best Award!

The Jeffs’ Best Award was created by the Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education to highlight and celebrate the great work of our staff. On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to congratulate Lisaa Maschmann, Central Elementary 1st Grade Teacher, as the recipient of the October Jeffs’ Best Award!  These are her nomination statements:

Lisa is an amazing teacher who goes out of her way to help students. She is also a great resource for any teacher. She is very dedicated to the district and helps whenever she can. If you need something, chances are that she has it for you.

Lisa has been teaching for many years and I cannot thank her enough for always sharing her wisdom, suggestions and ideas! She was a great mentor my first year and has continued to support me – even after moving to another grade level.  Lisa is an amazing teacher at Central!

Our district is  blessed to have Lisa, and she is well deserving of this honor.

Volleyball Senior Night

Photo credit to Erin Starr.

The Lady Jeff’s Volleyball Team celebrated senior night on October 4th.  They also honored Hillary Christ, a long time para educator, who is currently fighting breast cancer.

FPS Students Place in the Spelling Bee

The Jefferson Co. Spelling Bee took place on October 4th.  Students from all over the county in 5th and 6th grade competed. Elias Keyser, 6th grader from  Jefferson Intermediate, placed 3rd and Westin Dux, 5th grade student from Jefferson Intermediate, placed 4th.  Congratulations Elias and Westin! 

Senior Spotlight – Emily Woosley

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 third Senior Spotlight is Emily Woosley. Congratulations Emily!

Author Vanessa Roeder to Visit Schools

On October 17, Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate Schools will welcome Author Vanessa Roeder to visit with grades K-6.   She will talk to children about her 2022-23 Golden Sower Nominee The Box Turtle; and each session will include a drawing demonstration and question/answer session. She is also the author of Lucy and the String and The Stack.   You may visit Vanessa’s website for more information at

JEFFS Gone MAD – Take 5 Tuesday

FPS students loved ‘Take 5’ Tuesday🖐🏻They reminded students that sometimes it is beneficial to take a break and recoup! 3rd-12th grade students  were provided positive affirmation coloring pages and coloring utensils! Jeffs Gone M.A.D. volunteers made videos for Jefferson students to watch each day this week. We explained the WHY behind what we were doing!


Jeffs Gone M A D

Fairbury Jr./Sr. high school and Jefferson students will get to participate in wellness activities the week of October 3-7.   The convocation will be presented  by Jeffs Gone M.A.D. members on Monday!😊
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