Fairfield Middle School

What's Going On In The World Of the Griffins

February Newsletter Greeting

Random Acts of Kindness - February (PLEASE CLICK BELOW)

SIC Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 4pm

FMS Media Center

FMS Job Shadowing- Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 8am-3pm

Pre-approved locations and individuals

Permission forms are due Monday, February 10, 2020.

Should you have any questions, please call Ms. D. Miller at 803-635-4270 ext. 20202.

President's Day- Holiday- February 17, 2020

In honor of President's Day, there will be no school for students and staff on Monday, February 17, 2020 unless there is a need for an Inclement Weather Make-Up Day.


"Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2020 occurs on Monday, February 17. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present." History.com https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day

Quarter 3 Interim Reports Distributed

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 3pm

At the end of the day

Black History Month Program- Friday, February 28, 2020

"Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history." History.com https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month


Fairfield Middle School will recognize the accomplishments of prominent African- Americans on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Fairfield Middle Gymnasium.

The Amazing Shake - Teaching Students Professionalism



THE RON CLARK ACADEMY'S AMAZING SHAKE

The Amazing Shake is a dynamic and exciting live competition that rallies leaders and role models in a school’s community together to teach students about professional skills for success.

https://www.theamazingshake.com/


The Amazing Shake Fundraiser Form

Career Corner for the Month:

The career cluster of the month is manufacturing. Manufacturing is planning, managing and performing the procession of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities as production, planning and the control, maintenance and engineering of products.


Careers in Manufacturing include:

  • Machine operator
  • Welder
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Furniture maker
  • Textile inspector
  • Laborer


Miller's Message to Fairfield Middle School Scholars:


Students, I want to remind you that you are a force to be reckoned with. In other words, you are strong and cannot be ignored. You are the future. You will become the leaders of our societies, businesses and nations.


I want to remind you to stay focused. Get good at something. Teach yourself to be more than just okay at something. Strive to be the best and when you become the best, make your best better. I want to remind you to read more books and learn from the characters. I'd also like to remind you to take a break from your cell phones. We spend hours and hours on our phones. Go outside. Talk about things that really matters with your friends.


Lastly, I remind you all to be grateful. Be thankful for what you have done with your life so far. Be thankful for your family, friends, teachers, administrators, etc.


Take a look at your future. Take comfort in knowing that the best is yet to come.


With lots of Love,


Ms. D. Miller, GCDF
Career Specialist

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Book of the Month: Ali Cross by James Patterson



"Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve?

When Ali's best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood---and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend. But being a kid sleuth isn't easy---especially when your father warns you not to get involved!---and Ali soon learns that clues aren't always what they seem. Will his detective work lead to a break in Abraham's case or cause even more trouble for the Cross family?"

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