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Congratulations to Cathy Hamill

2021 Middle School Health Education Teacher of the Year

Connecticut Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) has awarded Ms. Hamill this honor in recognition of her accomplishments.  Read more...

RLMS's Steve DeAngelo  shows his appreciation of Ms. Hamill.  Read more...

Our School Safety Team is Outstanding!

Above from left:  Ofc. Greg Quiles (FLHS), Ofc. Felicia Clark, Ofc. John Chebowski (FWHS), Sgt. Fred Hine, Ofc. Ed Kovac.  Not shown: Ofc. Kevin McPadden (WFC)





Photo at right:  Ofc. Chance Wilkie (our very own TikTok star) in action at FWHS.


FWHS students start nonprofit in honor of late classmate

Fairfield Student vounteers support one-stop election source.

Olivia Charles, Patrick Covino, Robert Harvey are some of the FPS students working on the Know Your Reps initiative.   Know Your Reps launched during the 2019 local election and has returned even bigger this year, including more Warde and Ludlowe student volunteers. The website includes information about the 114 candidates running this year, and basic information about how Fairfield’s town government works, including its makeup, structure and what each position or board does. The goal is to help Fairfield residents become better informed voters.  Read more... 

FLHS John Vallilo gives Bridgeport youth a 'Chance to Play'

FLHS senior and avid hockey fan John Vallillo has launched Chance To Play, a fully integrated program that exposes young urban kids to ice hockey. John has been a member of the high school varsity hockey team since he was a freshman, Vallillo currently serves as the captain of Ludlowe’s hockey team and plays center position. He is truly passionate about the sport and was disheartened to learn that hockey is not introduced to many schools in the inner cities surrounding Fairfield due to the cost of the sport.   Read more... Watch here... 

Lin Sunil creates COVID-19 memorial: 'All of us have been affected'

First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick congratulates Lin Sunil during a dedication ceremony for a new COVID-19 Memorial at Jennings Park, in Fairfield, Conn. Oct. 27, 2021. Sunil, a senior at Fairfield Warde High School, is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troup 82, and designed and built the memorial for his Eagle Scout project.  Read more...

Fairfield Woods Educators and Student Collaborate on Two Children's Books

FWMS teacher Cathleen Hamill, FLHS student Layla Aziz, and FWMS Dean Kristofer Kelso collaborated on two books about inclusion.  Read more...

Sage Garver Creates Virtual Tour of Wildlife Sanctuary

The FLHS junior created a virtual tour of the Roy & Margot Larsen Sanctuary at the Connecticut Audubon Society as a Gold Star Scout project. It's a 21-stop guided walk through the sanctuary, highlighting different animals and plants that make up the ecosystem, with accompanying pictures and even videos featuring commentary by some Audubon staff.  Read more...





Digna Marte joins FPS as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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District Announcement

Position Description

Dear FPS Community,

I recently brought my nine year old daughter Grace to a playground birthday party.  When we got there she told me not to get out of the car; she would walk in by herself.  None of my kids had ever said that at age 9 so I had to ask why. That was my first mistake.  
“You don’t look so nice.”
“Well honey, I just came from working in the yard.  It's not so bad.”
“Dad, it's not so great either.  The party is over at 12:30.”
And off she went.

Second mistake. I return a little before 12:30, clean shirt and all, and go onto the playground.  I want these parents to know she has a father who cares for her.  Grace is actually happy to see me and introduces me to the birthday boy’s father. “This is my dad,” she says, “He looks like my grandfather, but he is actually my dad.”  Should have stayed in the car.

So this is a long way to share that experience only gets you so far and you learn something new every day.  As I enter my 36th year in education I am continually reminded that the most wonderful thing about working in education is the constant change in students and staff which keeps us learning at all times.  It is also one of the most challenging aspects of our work.  Constant change can shift our focus if we are not careful.  Our need for a dedicated plan of improvement is great.

As I wrote last month we are working to develop our next five year District Improvement Plan.  Our committee has drafted four goals which I shared with the Board of Education and other town boards this past week and which I share with you below.  Included with these goals are the data sources that will be used to refine the goals and their plans.

There is much work still to be done.  For each of these five year goals we will draft specific one year goals with accompanying action steps and budget impacts.  That is the work to be completed in the next couple of months before the Board of Education reviews a first draft in February, 2022.

Before I let you go I want to thank every member of the community who has worked so hard to keep our school community strong over the first two months of the school year.  It is everyone’s combined efforts that have kept our quarantine numbers low and the great majority of our students in school. 

Take care,

FPS goes PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Warde Senior Dance on a beautiful October night.

Grade 9 English students at FWHS crafted creative projects based on their independent reading books . Some of the projects were new book covers, memory boxes, scrapbooks, and playlists.  These were presented in a "science fair" format.

Author visits are back!  Rob Buyea visited with all three of our middle schools in October.

Sherman students put on an impromptu performance of Cinderella for their classmates at recess.

Dwight students get an outdoor science lesson observing caterpillars.

Stratfield students working with measurement on Flashlight Friday.

October gave us some gorgeous days for Walkathons and Walk to School days across the district.