2012-2013 Principal's Message
As Fairfield Community High School Principal, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school's web page. Our staff and students work hard to keep the website as current as possible. I hope you find it to be a helpful and useful tool for finding information about the policies, programs, and events going on at FCHS. I want to welcome all returning FCHS students and especially the Class of 2016 to our school. I encourage each and every one of you to make the most of your education here at FCHS. The beginning of a new school year gives all of us the opportunity for a fresh start where we can tackle new challenges, participate in new experiences, and develop interests that have never been explored.
As we begin the 2012-2013 school year, FCHS is happy to introduce two new teachers. Mrs. Natalie Hurd, will be teaching Art and Graphic Design and Mr. Donnie Lyons, will be teaching Social Science. Also new this year, Mr. Bob Wells has been assigned as the Dean of Students. Mr. Wells will continue his duties as Athletic Director.
The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core. These Common Core standards will let parents know what is expected of their students at each grade level. In addition, the Common Core standards ensure that your children in Fairfield have access to the same high-quality education as other students in Illinois and across the country. Most importantly, parents will be assured that their student is learning the skills and gaining the knowledge to be successful, productive citizens in the 21st century.
As we begin to incorporate the Common Core standards into our curriculum, we will utilize school improvement days as well as LATE START mornings. On the third Tuesday of each month, the student school day will begin at 9:00 am with a regular 3:00 pm dismissal. This allows teachers an opportunity to collaborate with one another in the planning and implementation of the Common Core standards required at each level.
I am truly blessed to serve as your principal and I look forward to working with each and every one of you. I believe that true success in education requires collaboration between the school, the parents and the student. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Jill Fulkerson, Principal Fairfield Community High School
Last updated on 08/30/2012