FPS Staff Spotlights
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!
During the month of November, twenty-four members of Fairbury FBLA conducted their annual American Enterprise project. This year, three classes of Fairbury Elementary fourth-graders were taught the meaning of American Enterprise, the importance of spending locally and the multiplier effect which happens when money is spent within the community. Third graders were able to set up a cookie baking business, bake cookies at the high school, and market their cookies to the high school and junior high students. With over $400 in revenue collected over three days, this year’s cookie sales were a big success! After paying all expenses, the remaining profit will be split between the three fourth-grade classes. Each individual class will decide how to spend their business profits. The annual American Enterprise project is enjoyed by all students. FBLA members enjoy working with the younger kids, and the fourth-graders love making a trip to the high school. “Overall, I thought this project was pretty fun,” FBLA President, Zane Grizzle said. “We (FBLA members) got a lot out of this project and were able to help fourth graders understand what goes into making a business and understand the American Enterprise System.
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 Connie Schouboe, Fairbury High School Art Teacher, as the recipient of the October Jeffs’ Best Award!
Here’s a comment from her nomination:
Connie has been a teacher at the high school for many years and has experienced so many things within the district. This is what makes her such a valuable part of the high school and the Fairbury School District. Connie is definitely the person that everyone goes to for advice about classroom management issue, problems they are encountering with students, or problems they are encountering with life. Connie is truly a selfless leader who cares about the entire school and will give up her time to listen to anyone in need. Connie always has a passion to help her students and has truly been a rock for me to lean on in my 7 years of teaching at Fairbury. She helped me so much my first couple of years and I always know that I can go to her with questions or for advice about so many things going on in my life. I highly recommend Connie Schouboe for the Jeffs Best Award!
Fire Prevention was a huge success at Jefferson! Our students learned Fire Safety, along with getting to explore the fire engines and the different equipment used on a daily basis. Thank you to our Rural Fire Department volunteers for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help us be safe in case of a fire.
Fairbury Public Schools is naming the high school gymnasium playing floor for long time and retired basketball coach Chuck Moore who coached boys basketball at Fairbury High for 23 years. He led the Jeffs to State Championships in 1971, 1973, 1978 and a runner-up in 1983.
CHUCK MOORE COURT will be officially dedicated on Friday October 8th. The general public and past players are invited to an open house at the school’s gymnasium from 4:00-5:30 pm. The dedication will be followed by the Fairbury Jeffs vs Lincoln Christian football game at the Fairbury Athletic Complex. The Booster Club is hosting a tailgate prior to the game. Please spread the word about this well-deserved recognition and mark your calendar for the event.
The Senior players on the 1971 State Championship team wanted this honor for him and says so much about why we will forever celebrate the game of basketball at the FHS gymnasium on CHUCK MOORE COURT. Naming the court for Coach Moore expresses The Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education and past players gratitude to this very special Jeffs coach.
Chuck Moore’s coaching career spanned 50 years including basketball, track & field, football, and wrestling. Coach Moore’s boys basketball coaching record at Fairbury was 310-190 over a 23 year period (1969-1992). He was 13-3 at State (a perfect 8-0 at Pershing Auditorium) during that time winning 6 District and 9 Conference titles.
In 2003 the Moores (primarily Coach Moore’s wife Sharon) were instrumental in heading up a five-year private fund-raising effort to build the $1.6 million Fairbury Athletic Complex which houses the football stadium/track facility.
Chuck Moore Career Honors
- 1978 District Basketball Coach of the Year
- 1989 Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year
- 1997 Coach of Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Siegel
- 1997 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team – 1973 State Championship Team
- 2007 Ed Johnson/Mike Heck Award for significant contributions made to high school basketball
- 2011 Inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame as a coach
- 2013 Inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- 2020 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Golden Anniversary Team – 1971 State Championship Team
Public Health Solutions needs your help to wash out the Influenza and Covid-19 viruses. When more people receive the flu/covid-19 vaccine, less people will become sick and spread these viruses to others. This is especially important for infants 6 months or younger, immunocompromised individuals, or the elderly as they are at a greater risk to have serious complications due to influenza and coronavirus.
Public Health Solutions District Health Department will again be offering flu immunization clinics for students at your school and will be offering Covid-19 vaccines to anyone with a returned consent form who is 12 years and older. Prior to the start of the clinic, students will bring home a consent form and fact sheet explaining the importance of receiving the flu immunization. For the Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer), there is a fact sheet on our website: phsneb.org. There will also be an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) fact sheets at the school for anyone who receives the Covid-19 vaccine. Parents and guardians are encouraged to read the information carefully, complete and sign the consent form, and send it back to the school with their student.
Sink the viruses and become a winner! All students who return a completed permission form AND receive the vaccine/vaccines on the day of the school clinic, will be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 gift card. Do not let the viruses win!
Public Health Solutions will be at your school on October 20, 2021.
For more information, contact your school health office or Public Health Solutions at 402-826-3880.