Because of the success from the washcloth and handtowel drive, the students of FHS were rewarded with a dodgeball tournament. The teachers came out on top, dominating the Juniors and Seniors. We are hoping to have more fun like this in the months to come.
ACT Camp Update
The Juniors went to an ACT Camp at OU Ironton on February 10th. Students learned tips and tricks for their upcoming ACT on February 25th. Multiple other schools attended for a whole day of learning.
The Student Council is holding a fundraiser, and they are asking for hand towels. Every grade that brings in 100 towels will be entered into a dodgeball tournament. The goal is 500 or more towels, so help the school out and bring in your towels today!
The Fairland band is heading to the OMEA Conference (All-State Band) tomorrow, January 29th in Cincinnati. Go Dragons!
The yearbook theme this year is “Peace Out 2020”, which is a hippie style. Yearbooks can be bought from Mrs.Sansom, or you can keep watch for the people selling them during lunch. The cost is $40 and money must be given while placing the order. The yearbooks are going to be great this year, so get one while you can!
On February 5th, OU in Ironton is holding a one-day ACT camp. This camp is for any Junior, and the cost is $40. The program is designed to help the Juniors with their upcoming ACT test. This will be an all-day event, and students will not get back until around 2:00 PM.
This is the moment everyone has been waiting for! Yearbooks are finally on sale for $40 and $5 for a name stamp. Every Tuesday at lunch, the students from Publications will be selling them! Make sure to grab one while you can.
Big E Tournament
The Big E Classic
The annual Big E Classic is this weekend at Fairland High School and several talented teams are attending. The matchups are:
Fairland Vs. St. Albans JV Girls
Fairland Vs. Chesapeake JV Boys
Athens Vs. Chesapeake Varsity Boys
Tolsia Vs. Huntington St. Joe Varsity Boys
Fairland Vs. Warren Varsity Girls
Fairland Vs. South Webster Varsity Boys
Good luck Fairland!
Snowball Dance Update
The Snowball Dance took place on Friday, December 6, 2019. The dance was a fundraiser to help raise money for the cheerleaders to go to Disney. They are going to Disney for a cheer competition, and raised many funds from this event. The students enjoyed it too!
The FHS Choir Concert was performed on December 15, 2019. The concert's main theme was 90's and Christmas. The Choir and Varsity Vocals sang many songs mainly focused on Christmas. While singing, they were joyful, merry, and bright. The Christmas concert was definitely a very successful show.
Beta Club Shopping Trip
Beta Club went on their annual shopping trip today. They had about thirty kids that had the privilege to go shopping. Beta Club got enough fundraiser money to be able to spend $150 on each kid. They bought things such as toys, clothes, coats, and socks.
Futsal is a term for soccer that is played indoors. Futsal can improve your soccer skills for the regular season. A new indoor team has been formed at Fairland. Players can age from Elementary to High School, and games are played inside the gym. The league starts in February. Anyone can come to the open gyms held every Sunday from 7-9 at the FHS gym.
The FHS Cheerleaders are holding a Snowball Dance in order to raise money for their Nationals Competition in Disney World. The Dance will be held at Ohio University Southern from 7-10 PM on Friday, December 6th. The cost will be $10 at the door. We hope you come and support the cheerleaders!
The Prom Committee has decided on a theme this year! It is "Rustic Romance." Many fundraisers are to come to help pay for the expense of the dance, but it will all be worth it once the dance comes around and the beautiful decorations are up! The FHS Prom will be at the high school on April 25th.
Representative Bill Johnson came to Fairland High School on Monday, December 2nd. The entire Junior class listened to him talk, and he answered some of their questions about the U.S. government system. The students learned a lot from this experience. We greatly appreciate Representative Bill Johnson for his visit.
Can Food and Toy Drive
Can food and toy drive was held through November 11th-November 25th. It was a huge success as we brought in almost 5,000 items and 3,638 cans as a school. The grades got very competitve, but the Sophomores came out on top. They won ice cream bars at lunch, and them and the Juniors, who ended in second, won a free period.
Beta Club Babysitting
The Beta Club has started a new community service activity. During the PTO meetings at Fairland East, the Beta Club students will babysit the kids while their parents are in the meeting. They used the last PTO meeting as a way to gain community service hours.
Math Club Update
The FHS Math Club had a successful time at Trunk-or-Treat October 28th! Everyone provided candy for the event, and the effort showed through fantastic turnout. The Math Club is off to a fantastic start.
The Copy team in Publications is updating the Fairland High School website. Look for some new upgrades. Make sure to answer the weekly riddle and read the articles about the week.
Beta Club November Update
The FHS Beta Club's winter service project is coming up. Members will go shop for children in need and make their Christmas a little more special. So far, the Beta Club has held multiple fundraisers to save money for the Christmas shopping trip. Members and the kids look forward to this every year. It's going to be great!
Spirit Week is a week when students are encouraged to dress up according to the assigned themes chosen by the Student Council. Next week, the Fairland football team is playing their rival, Chesapeake High School. The dress up days this year are "America Monday," "Team Tuesday," "Switch it up Wednesday," "Trick-or-Treat Thursday," and "Green Friday."
Publications is going well this year. The theme of the yearbook is "Peace Out." There will be lots of colorful pages and peace signs. The Business team has sold many ads, the Copy team is working on the website, and the photographers are taking lots of pictures. Everyone is hard at work.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week takes place October 28th through November 1st. The goal is to raise awareness of alcohol and drug prevention as well as mental health awareness. Team Tuesday of Spirit Week was dedicated to "teaming up" against drugs. Each day, a new skit involving drugs, alcohol, ATV safety, and cyber bullying wil be played on the morning news.
Baseball Field Upgrades
Currently, the Fairland High School Baseball team is redoing the field. Last year, they redid the infield, and this year they are redoing the outfield and dugouts. Turf was put in the hitting building too. The baseball team is looking to have a very successful season full of fun, good memories, and wins. Hopefully, these new upgrades to the complex helps the team achieve this dream.
Powderpuff Wrap up
This Tuesday, October 29th, the Junior and Fresman girls took on the Senior and Sophomore girls in a game of powderpuff football. Some of the boys on the team were the coaches. The final score was 18-12 with the Juniors and Freshmen winning.
Every year, FHS holds a powderpuff football game in honor of spirit week. The concept is for girls to play flag football, while the boys cheer. This year, our game is on October 29 at the Fairland Football stadium at 7:00 PM. It costs $3 at the gate and $1 to play. All money will go to the Student Council for future projects.
Help Drop Box
There is a new drop box in Fairland High School. This box is a place where students can drop a note and anonymously talk about their problems or things bothering them. It does not have to be anonymous because some students may need to ask for an after school snack or a winter coat. This box was made by the Student Council to promote a better community throughout the school.
The Student Council, along with many other clubs, will be hosting a haunted house and trail on October 28th. There will be trunk-or-treat, a scary maze, and a lot of frights, all in one place. The entire community is welcome, and donations are accepted. We hope to see you there!
1st Nine Weeks Close
The end of the 1st Nine Weeks will come to a close this Friday, October 11th. The report cards will roll out later next week. Our students have worked extremely hard this grading period, and we hope to continue the trend the rest of the school year!
Grade Chant Competition
Last week, each class had to participate in a series of games for homecoming week. The winner is determined by the amount of points each grade gets throughout the week. On Friday, there was an offer of five bonus points to the grade that came up with the best cheer or chant. Each grade competed for the points, and the Juniors won.
FHS Blood Drive
On Sept. 24th, the FHS Student Council assisted the Red Cross with their biannual blood drive. It was very successful, receiving about 30 pints of blood. These donations will save several lives. The Student Council members worked a tremendous amount as well to make sure the drive was successful. We Bleed Green!
Next week, September 30- October 4, at FHS is Homecoming week. Each day, students will have shortened classes, and the grades will compete against in each other in a series of games. The games they will play are cage volleyball on Monday, Bring Me on Tuesday, Chicken on the Hen House on Wednesday, Deadfish on Thursday, and dodgeball on Friday. Students can't wait for a week of fun!
The Fairland High School Marching Band will participate in the Jackson Apple Festival on September 21st. The Jackson Apple Fesival is one of the most respected and well known festivals in Ohio celebrating Jackson county's leading industries. The Fairland High School Marching Band recieves the privelege of representing our school and displaying their talent at one of the best festivals in Ohio.
Student Council Pink Out
The FHS Student Council
is hosting a pink out where all students wear pink for breast cancer awareness.
The members are selling pink shirts for $15, and the money will be raised for
cancer patients who cannot afford to get a mammogram. All of the proceeds go to
St.Mary's Hospital, so make sure you buy one!
Beta Club Mums Fundraiser
Recently, Beta Club members sold mums to raise money. They sold large and small mums, and each club member had to sell $60 worth. Beta Club profited $2,070 from the flowers. This money will help the club with service projects throughout the year.
One of the most popular in-school activities is the Pep Club. It's a great way for students to help cheer on the sports teams. Currently, it is football season, and every game has a theme for the students to participate in. The first home game theme was Pajama Night, and this Friday's theme will be maroon in honor of Alex Miller.
FHS Homecoming was October 5th. The theme was "Once Upon a Time." The cheerleaders put up amazing decorations to fit the spirit. Students talked about how much fun it was at the dance and how exciting it was to dress up.The dance was a great success afterwards!
Last week, all four grades competed in fun and intense homecoming games! Starting the week off on Monday was Cage Volleyball, Tuesday was Bring Me, Wednesday was Chicken on a Henhouse, Thursday was Deadfish, and Friday was Dodgeball. the freshmen ended the week with a score of 12 points, the sophomores with 16, seniors with 22, and the juniors won overall with a score of 30! A lot of energy and team spirit was shown from all four grades this year!
This year's Homecoming Court is, for Freshman Attendant-Ashleigh Sites, Sophomore Attendant-Morgan Webb, Junior Attendant-Lexi Hall, and Senior Attendant-Taylor Webb. This year's Fire Queen is Olivia Lewis, Homecoming King is Jonathon Arthur, and Homecoming Queen is Sara-Kate Lewis.
Ugly Sweater Day
Fairland High School is celebrating christmas with Ugly Sweater day on Friday December 20, 2019. This is a fun way to help get in the Christmas spirit on the last day of school before break. Make sure to wear your ugliest sweater and get festive!