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Fairfield Board of Education Appoints New Member

The Fairfield Board of Education appointed Jerrilynn Gundrum to fill its vacant board seat at the June 6 meeting. Mrs. Gundrum is a resident of Fairfield Township. An attorney by profession, she is a member of the Butler County Bar Association. In the community, she has been active with the Fairfield Township Youth Basketball League, including its board.
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FCSD School Board President Honored with National Award

Michael Berding, President of the Fairfield Board of Education, and President of the Butler Tech Board, was honored by the National Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region 1 as its Outstanding Board Member. Berding was recognized for his advocacy work for the students at Fairfield City Schools, and career tech at the local, state and national levels.
Berding is pictured here (second from the left) with Fairfield Superintendent Billy Smith, Board Member Brian Begley, and Treasurer Nancy Lane. The award was presented during the Butler Tech Board of Education meeting on May 21.
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Fairfield Rotary Presents Scholarships, Art Award & Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Ta’Vonna Ishmon, the ACT-SO teacher at Fairfield High School, for being recognized with the Fairfield Rotary Club’s Educator of the Year Award! Mrs. Ishmon is truly deserving of this honor for working tirelessly to make the future bright for her students. She is shown here with Superintendent Billy Smith and Principal Bill Rice (that’s her daughter hiding behind her!). The presentation was part of the annual Rotary Education Day, where seniors from Fairfield and Badin high schools are awarded scholarahips and art student Katelyn Montgomery was recognized with an art award. Her piece will be displayed as part of the Rotary Club’s collection of student art at Fairfield High School. Congratulations to all!
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FCSD Elementary Counselors Making an Impact with our Youngest Learners

In just 2.5 days in each elementary building per week, our counselors have... (1) -Supported about 4,300 students in grades K-5 this year; (2) - Visited more than 170 classrooms for large group lessons; (3) - Counseled approximately 461 students in small groups; (4) - Conducted roughly 1,715 individual counseling sessions. Learn more about our new counselors and how they help our youngest students' social emotional learning by clicking the headline above.
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FHS Butler Tech Junior Earns IT Industry Standard Certifications

Congratulations to Ethan Link, a Fairfield High School junior at Butler Tech, who received several industry standard certifications in Information Technology with Microsoft MTA HTML, CSS, Software Development, and Python programming as well as several in CTE certifications.
This young man, a student of Yan Krayterman, has done a tremendous job in representing ButlerTech, his associate school, and himself gaining certifications providing that endgame that will transform his life, gaining career and college readiness as a lifelong learner.
Congratulations to Yan Krayterman in providing that professional and skilled environment so that students like Ethan Link can earn employable skills that employers so earnestly seek.
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Fairfield Board of Education Approves Administrative and Coaching Recommendations April 18

Congratulations to Heather Tash for being approved by the Fairfield Board of Education to be the new assistant principal at Crossroads Middle School beginning with the 2019-20 school year. She is currently a health teacher at Creekside Middle and brings more than 10 years of experience in the classroom.
The board also approved a recommendation to name Aaron Blankenship the new athletic director. He will replace Mark Harden, who resigns effective June 30 to accept a similar position in another district. Aaron is currently an assistant principal at the high school, and had previously taught social studies and was dean of students at the Academy.
Additionally, the board approved a recommendation to name Darren DJ Wyrick head coach of the varsity boys basketball team for the 2019-2020 season. He replaces Jeff Sims, who recently resigned. DJ comes to us from Vandalia-Butler High School. We welcome DJ to Fairfield!
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Fairfield City School District Music Education Program Earns National Recognition

A strong commitment to music education has earned the Fairfield City School District a Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

In its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students...
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