I got Your Six

Joey Newell has served as our middle school principal for the last six years. He is an alumnus of Fairbanks and grew up in Milford Center. In addition to middle school principal, he has served as a teacher, coach, and athletic director/assistant principal in our schools. He talks to parents during school pick-up. He paints […]

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Safety Issue – Reflections

On Wednesday, October 5, a text chain was shared with me discussing a potential safety issue for our schools for the next day. This happened around 10:20 pm. By receiving this message, it set events in motion that unfolded over the next 36 hours. After an initial investigation the potential threat was unfounded, but there […]

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Am I a Contributor?

Let me start by apologizing. Typically, I really dislike when people enter conversations by apologizing, but in this case I think it is warranted. My goal is to write regularly to share what is happening across our schools. That has not happened this school year. My last blog was around the start of school. That […]

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First Day of School Eve

Good Afternoon Fairbanks Families, Tomorrow, my three daughters will begin their school year.  Our oldest daughter is entering 10th grade, our middle daughter is entering 6th grade, and our youngest is entering 5th grade. Our school year is typically packed with academic studies, extracurricular, and family events.  For many of you, this is the fourth […]

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Welcome to 2022 – 2023!

Today, our schools welcomed our staff back to officially begin the 2022-2023 school year. Convocation is one of my favorite events of the entire year. Seeing our staff ready to welcome back our students is very exciting. Fairbanks Local Schools has “Pride in our Past, Passion in the Present, and Preparing for the Future.” This […]

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Welcome to August 2022!

Welcome to August! I cannot wait to see our students, staff, and community over the coming weeks! August is my favorite month of the school year. Many people disagree with me, but please let me explain my thinking.  First, I love school. School is awesome. There are traditions, new friendships, challenges, accomplishments, Friday night football, […]

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School Safety

The following was sent earlier today to all district parents and staff. Please reach out to any of our district offices or to me directly at adhamschirg@fairbankspanthers.org if you are in need of anything or have questions. Please keep the community of Ulvade, Texas in your prayers. “Dear Fairbanks Families, The heartbreaking and senseless violence […]

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Graduation Week 2022

It is finally here. The moment students, families, and staff members have been working towards for years. It is graduation week. This week will be an exciting week across Fairbanks Local Schools. It will be highlighted by celebrations like the 5th grade clap out and middle school teacher auction, but the culmination is Saturday in […]

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Who is your Mrs. Burns?

Mrs. Burns was a Social Studies teacher at Westerville South High School. She was an amazing teacher. Her classroom was welcoming to all students and she worked incredibly hard to connect with each of us. I walked into her classroom as a 9th grader that was unsure about high school with a low level of […]

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State of the Schools 2022

Last night, I had the opportunity and honor to share with our school community the State of the Schools. The theme for the evening was our district’s mission statement –  “Pride in our Past, Passion in the Present, and Preparing for the Future.”  Our students and staff did a tremendous job of showcasing how we […]

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