Congratulations to Sydney Ossman for her acceptance to Methodist College!
Farmington FFA up for the BIG A Challenge! Read more here: https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190221/nick-in-am-is-farmington-high-school-ffa-up-to-big-challenge?fbclid=IwAR06yV2KZ61Z5ncqk8xA0cbtFC35RKiQ3jgzrQc3OZ6AHlfXIBFNMYFWXQc
Food service update - the meals originally scheduled to be served on Wednesday will now be served on Thursday.
Tonight’s activities will are still scheduled to be played. JH Volleyball will play at Cuba at 5:30 vs Canton. HS Varsity boys basketball will play their regional game at Tremont at 7pm vs Tremont.
Due to school being cancelled, Beauty and the Beast merchandise can be turned in Thursday by noon. Here is the order form: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/296647/Order_Form_Beauty.pdf
There will be NO SCHOOL today- Wednesday, February 20th. Be safe out there!
Beauty and the Beast: FINAL COLLECTION--If you would like to order a Beauty and the Beast Merchandise item, they are due TOMORROW. Forms are found on the District website. Questionsfirstname.lastname@example.org
It's National FFA Week! We are beyond excited for it. We are kicking our week off with our annual ski trip tomorrow morning, having a teacher breakfast, fundraising for Farmers Feeding Farmers, Section Public Speaking and Creed CDE, and a "lucky" teacher will be kissing a lamb this year. Please help us spread the word about our dress up days for this week!
Congratulations to Broc Shymansky for placing 6th at the state wrestling tournament! Please join us at the high school this evening @ 10:30 as the fire trucks escort him home!
Congratulations to Broc Shymansky. Broc competed at this weekends IHSA State Wrestling Tournament where he had a terrific weekend and comes home with a 6th place finish! Great job Broc!!!
Broc Shymansky heads to the medal round in IHSA State Wrestling!
Congratulations to our Seniors on Senior Night!
The JH volleyball match scheduled with St. Vincent has been rescheduled for Thur, Feb. 14. The 8th grade match will be played first, followed by the 7th grade. We will honor our 8th graders at our last home match on Mon., Feb. 18.
Congratulations Sarah Litchfield for being selected for the 2018-19 All-State Academic Team! Full article here: https://www.ihsa.org/NewsMedia/Announcements/tabid/93/ID/1635/2019-IHSA-All-State-Academic-Team-Presented-by-Caterpillar-Announced.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2-tBdn4_oPYIniBGs-JRAHLH4jvUmCe8zhBTgYO666HN26ufPpKLPJCSE
Tonight's Scholastic Bowl meet at East Peoria is cancelled.
Tonight's JH volleyball match with St. Vincent de Paul has been cancelled. A rescheduled date is pending.
Tonight's JV & Varsity boys basketball vs Knoxville has been postponed to Wed, Feb. 13. JV at 6pm, followed by the Varsity. We will honor our Seniors inbetween the games.
Families: one of our bus routes was involved in a weather related incident this morning after coming upon a slick spot and sliding into a ditch. All students were moved to an alternate bus and arrived at school safely around 10:30am. Involved families are being notified by phone, if you have any questions please contact the bus barn.
SENIORS and PARENTS: We will be hosting our First Annual Senior Signing Night! On May 8th starting at 5 PM, come do a signing for your future endeavors--whether it be college, career, trades or military--we will be highlighting your future plans! We will be taking pictures and posting them! We will send out a sign up as the time comes closer. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com . Thank you.
District 265 will be running on a 2 hour delay this morning- Tuesday, 2/12. There will be no AM Bright Futures and no breakfast served.
Good luck to FCHS Winterguard as they compete today at Naperville Central today!
Don’t forget the art club is hosting a dance this evening until 10pm! Come join the fun!
Wrestling, Science Olympiad, Basketball...oh my!!! Best of luck to all of our team and groups competing today! Also, shout out to our FFA representing in Schaumburg these past two days!
All of the buses have left the school. Due to the weather, routes may take a little longer than usual to run. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Tonight's Prairieland Conference Scholastic Bowl meet at Cuba HS is cancelled.
Tonight's Fresh boys basketball game vs Macomb has been cancelled.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 1- We are pushing the due date for merchandise to Friday February 15. Please have all forms and money turned in by then. Forms are on the district website. 2- Be Our Guest calendar/rehearsal times are sent out! Students will be taken directly after school to the theatre so parents don't have to make extra trips. First rehearsal is March 5th! and 3- Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JV & Varsity Boys Basketball at Kewanee, originally scheduled for Jan. 26, has been rescheduled for Sat, Feb.9. The JV will play at 1pm, followed by the Varsity.
Families: please note that Bus 12 will be running significantly behind. The bus broke down before leaving the lot and students were held while a replacement was loaded. Thank you for your patience!
The rescheduled JV boys basketball game vs Lewistown on Mon, Feb. 11 has been cancelled. The varsity start time is moved to 7pm.
Our current school year calendar has been updated to reflect recent cancellations. Changes are as follows: School will be in session on the following dates with regular dismissal times- Friday, April 26 Friday, May 3 Friday, May 10 Friday, May 17 Tuesday, May 21 Regular Early Dismissal Times - Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23- HS Exams Thursday, May 23 will be the last day of attendance for students Friday, May 24- Teacher Institute Day Graduation dates have not changed- High School Graduation- Sunday, May 19 Jr. High Graduation- Wednesday, May 22
Trey Benitez was selected as Farmington Central High School’s Senior of the Month for February. He is the son of Shelly Palley and Fernando Benitez. He has one sister, Chelsea Benitez. Trey is a strong academic student as he is in the top 20 percent of his class and was a candidate for the National Honor Society. He works well with his peers and is compassionate and supportive to those around him. He is a quiet and reserved young man but takes charge confidently. Trey was also a member of the football team his four years at Farmington. He will attend the University of Illinois in the fall where he plans to major in Computer Engineering. Congratulations, Trey!
Tonight's Scholastic Bowl competition at Princeville HS is cancelled.
Tonight's cancelled JH volleyball match vs Chillicothe has been rescheduled for Wed, Feb. 6 at 5pm at Farmington Central JH.
The following activities have been cancelled for Tue, Feb. 5: HS JV/Var boys basketball vs Knoxville. Rescheduled for Tue, Feb. 12 JH volleyball vs Chillicothe. Rescheduled date pending.
Congratulations to February Staff Member of the Month--Mrs. Simaytis! She is currently in her 2nd year teaching at Farmington and graduated from Western Illinois University and Kewanee High School. She lives in Farmington with her husband Phil and cat, Frida. While she isn't filling Instagram with pictures of her cat, she likes to spend her free time painting, gardening, fishing, and swimming while listening to Led Zeppelin. What she loves most about Farmington is getting to know each kid and just how awesome they are. Congratulations!
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Here is the schedule for elementary/junior high students. Any questions, please email email@example.com https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/296840/Be_our_Guest_Schedule.pdf
Beauty and the Beast merch order form is ready for you! Please see this link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/296647/Order_Form_Beauty.pdf
Good luck to our wrestling team who competes at Knoxville High School today!
Lady Farmer last game of the regular season is TODAY at Elmwood!
The JH volleyball match vs Elmwood originally scheduled for Jan. 22 has been rescheduled for Tue, Feb. 19 at 6pm.
Tonight's Prairieland Conf Scholastic Bowl meet at Elmwood HS has been cancelled.
There will be no school on Thursday, January 31st. Please stay safe in these extreme winter conditions!
The following activities are cancelled for Tue, Jan. 29: JV/Var boys b-ball at Princeville HS Schol Bowl at East Peoria Fresh girls b-ball at IVC JH volleyball vs Brimfield JH 8th gr b-ball at Chillicothe for Regionals. Rescheduled to Thur, 1/31 at 6:15pm
The following events are cancelled for Mon, 1.28: JH VB at Midwest Central MS JH 8th boy BB at Chillicothe IESA Regional HS girls BB at DeeMack HS A rescheduled date for JH VB and 8th boys BB is forthcoming. HS GBB will not be rescheduled.
Due to the rescheduled JV/Varsity girls basketball games with North Fulton on Thur, Jan. 31, the Freshmen girls game vs Metamora is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Tonight's Freshmen boys game vs Princeville has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
The JV & Var girls basketball game vs No. Fulton scheduled for Jan. 24 has been rescheduled for Thur, Jan. 31. JV will start at 6pm, followed by the Varsity.
Please note an addition to the FCHS JV & Varsity Boys Basketball schedule. The Farmers will play at Princeville HS on Tue, Jan. 29. The JV will begin at 6pm, followed by the Varsity.
This morning, Monday 1/28, Dist 265 will be running on a two-hour delayed start. Doors will open 2 hours late, no breakfast will be served and there are no AM Pre-K classes. Dismissal will be at the regular time.
Best of luck to our Farmington Winter Guard team as they present HOPE: A Story of Survival today at Naperville North High School.
Due to weather conditions, tonight boys and girls basketball games at Kewanee HS are cancelled.
Congratulations to the FCHS Cheerleaders as the win the IHSA Sectional at Mahomet!!! Great job ladies. Now it’s onto State!!! We are proud of you!!!
Best of luck to our High School Cheerleaders competing at Sectionals today!
Freshman boys basketball vs Havana scheduled for Mon, Feb. 11 has been cancelled due to rescheduled JV/Varsity game vs Lewistown. It will not be rescheduled.
After Prom 2019 forms were distributed during enrichment today. If you need a form, stop by the high school office.
The boys basketball game that was rescheduled for Wed, Jan.23 has been rescheduled for Mon, Feb. 11. JV at 6pm, followed by the Varsity. Technically, this is the last home game. However, we will be celebrating Senior Night on Tue, Feb. 5 vs Knoxville.
January Staff Member of the Month! Miss Burdess is currently in her 7th year teaching at Farmington and graduated from Eureka College and Brimfield High School. She lives in West Peoria with her dog, Maggie, and fiance, Matt, and will be getting married this summer. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, and baking desserts. Her favorite books are historical fiction with a touch of mystery, and her favorite thing about teaching at Farmington is how fun her students are. Congratulations Miss Burdess!
Wrestling vs Illini Bluffs & Canton is still on as scheduled. It will now take place in the FCHS main gym beginning at 6pm.
Tonight's JV & Varsity Girls Basketball game vs No. Fulton at Farmington is cancelled. A rescheduled date is pending.
Tonight's HS Scholastic Bowl meet at Brimfield has been cancelled. All other events are on as scheduled.
Tonight's HS girls basketball game will be played in the FCHS gym beginning at 6pm, and the HS wrestling meet will be held in FCJHS gym and begin at 6pm.
The JV & Varsity Boys Basketball game vs Monmouth-Roseville HS scheduled for Tue, Feb. 12 and will not be rescheduled. Subsequently, Senior Night has been changed to Tue, Feb. 5 vs Knoxville.
Congratulations to alumnus Emily Kenney for being a finalist (in three categories) for the 56th Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition!
Tonight’s 7th grade IESA regional game at Illini Bluffs MS is still ON!!! The Farmers tip-off at 6:15pm
The following events are cancelled for Wed, 1.23: JH VB vs Abingdon/Avon HS Boys B-ball vs Lewistown Rescheduled dates are pending
All classes are cancelled for Wednesday, January 23rd.
The following activities are cancelled Tue, 1.22: HS Schol Bowl at Dunlap JH VB at Elmwood 8gr Boys B-ball vs Pekin St.Joe HS Boys B-ball vs Lewistown Check website for rescheduled dates.
All classes are canceled for Tuesday, January 22nd.
Beauty and the Beast-Be Our Guest Cast List! The FCHS Drama Department welcomes ALL students who auditioned from the elementary and junior high to join our cast! Welcome and Be Our Guest! Schedules and information will be released next week. Questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
The FCHS JV & Varsity girls basketball game at Lewistown scheduled for Sat, Jan. 19 has been cancelled.
The FCHS Varsity Cheerleaders going to the Fremd HS Cheer Competition has been cancelled.
The 7th grade boys basketball IESA Regional game at Illini Bluffs MS scheduled for Sat, Jan. 19 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Mon, Jan. 21 at 6:00pm. Please refer to athletic schedule for updated regional schedule of games.
Due to impending weather, the FCHS Wrestling team will not be competing in the Orion Invitational wrestling tournament Fri, Jan. 18 and Sat, Jan. 19.
Varsity Boys Basketball going to Bloomington CC on Sat, Jan. 19 is cancelled. They will play 2 games at BCC on Mon, Jan. 21 beginning at 11am.
The JH Boys basketball game vs Pekin St. Joe scheduled for Thur, Jan. 17 has been rescheduled for Tue, Jan. 22. This will be an 8th grade game only at FCJHS starting at 5:30pm
Parking Lots A & C will be closed from 1-5pm on Friday, 1/18 as snow removal crews work to clear remaining snow on the lots. After 1:00 pm, YMCA After Care families are asked to pick up their students in the B lot at the B4 Commons doors.
The following Farmington Central Jr/Sr HS activities are cancelled for Thur, Jan. 17: JH Volleyball at Havana JH JH Boys Basketball vs Pekin St. Joe JH HS Girls Basketball vs Midwest Central HS HS Wrestling at Midwest Central HS HS Scholastic Bowl at Abingdon/Avon HS Rescheduled dates are pending.
That’s a JV Basketball win!
Beauty and the Beast- elementary and junior high students auditioning. 1- it came to my attention that some parents forgot to turn in a form. Bring the form completed to auditions and you can still be up for a role. 2- I will decide tomorrow by the end of school if auditions are still happening due to weather. 3- any questions please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com. Thanks.
Var & JV Girls Basketball at DeeMac, originally scheduled for Sat, Jan. 12 has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at Dee Mack HS. JV will begin at 5:30pm. Fresh Girls Basketball at Havana on Wednesday, Jan. 16 is cancelled. A rescheduled date is pending.
The FCHS Freshmen girls basketball game at Havana HS on Wed, Jan. 16 has been cancelled due to the rescheduled games at South Fulton. A rescheduled date is pending.
The Harvest Team field trip for tomorrow has been cancelled. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FCHS has added an additional Cheer Competition to its schedule. The HS Cheerleaders will compete at Fremd HS in Palatine, IL on Sat, Jan. 19 at approx. 11:15am.
WHITEOUT 2019 will be tomorrow at the basketball game! Collection buckets will be at each entrance. All profits will go to support St. Jude. Thank you for your support.
Auditions for THURSDAY Beauty and the Beast: Students will be brought to the theatre right after school where the company will meet each other. Students will participate in theatre games first and then work on a dance and scene. Please make sure your student has comfortable clothes and shoes. FCHS Theatre will have snacks and water available. Rehearsal will end at 4:30pm (just in time for conferences). Please pick up your student from the Theatre, entering center doors. A final company list will be posted FRIDAY. Any questions, please contact email@example.com
Have an old prom dress you want to go to a good cause? FCHS is hosting a prom dress drive the week of January 28th. Please see attached document link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/286501/PROMiseofHope2019.pdf
TALENT SHOW MOVED---The Talent show has been moved to April---we will send out more information as it becomes available. Questions-please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Varsity & JV girls basketball game at South Fulton scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and is rescheduled for Wed, Jan. 16 at 6pm.
Josie Carballido was selected as Farmington Central High School’s Senior of the Month for January. She is the daughter of John and Mandy Carballido. She has one sister, Zoe. Josie excels academically as she is currently 3rd in her class, a member of the National Honor Society, and an Illinois State Scholar. Along with her studies, Josie is involved in various extracurricular activities which include: Band, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Key Club and Harvest Team. In addition to her extensive involvement in school, Josie finds time to give back as she volunteers within the community. She helped young children with crafts at the Hanna City Heritage Days as well as tutored in the junior high, served food at the Hanna City Firehouse Breakfast with Santa, and worked the Red Cross blood drive. She will attend Loyola University Chicago in the fall where she will major in Psychology. Congratulations, Josie!
Musical rehearsal for tomorrow has been cancelled. Thank you.
Kewanee Varsity Tournament Results 1st - Quinton Fultz (120) 2nd - Ellian Barnett (138) 2nd - Andrew Bucco (145) 3rd - Broc Shymansky (220) 4th - Kyle Peckham (132) 6th - Travis Sutherland (185) GREAT JOB!
THEATRE FESTIVAL: We are moving to the morning All State show of In the Heights at 9:30. We will be leaving University of Illinois directly after the show.
HS girls basketball at DeeMack and HS Cheers at Lincolnway are cancelled today
The Peoria County High School Scholastic Bowl meet at Dunlap HS has been cancelled.
The following events have been cancelled for Saturday, Jan. 12: Fresh Boys basketball at IVC JH Boys Basketball vs Lewistown These are the only events that have been cancelled as of 2:30pm, Friday Jan. 11.
As of Friday morning, the FCJHS Cheers will be competing in the IESA State Championships held at Peoria Civic Center. The order of competition continues to change. Our JH Cheers are scheduled to compete at 10:53am on Saturday. Please refer to the IESA website at www.iesa.org
Tonight's JH boys basketball game at Dunlap MS will have the 8th grade play first at 4:15pm, followed by the 7th grade.
5pm. Our wrestling team competes at HOME! Come out to support the team.
Best of luck to our scholastic bowl team as they compete tonight in Brimfield!
Congratulations to the JH Cheerleaders for receiving 4th at State ICCA today!
ICCA State today! Let’s go Farmers!
Farmington's Got Talent presented by FCHS Theatre Department! Tryouts are January 15th at 3:15 pm in the Auditorium. The show will take place January 18th at 7 pm. Students: $4 and Adults $5. All talents welcome to audition for any grade level! Hope to see you there! Flyer: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/281310/Talent_Show_Flyer.pdf
WHITE OUT 2019! Order forms are due MONDAY January 7 by noon in the High School Office. Wear your shirts: Tuesday January 15th! All funds support St. Jude! Form: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/274600/WHITEOUT_2019.pdf
Have a happy and healthy New Year!
High Five Friday brought to you by FCHS Theatre Department, Harvest Team Members Zack Johnson and Sam Fletcher. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
The JH Boys Basketball game vs Wethersfield scheduled for Thur, Jan. 3 is cancelled. A rescheduled date has yet to be determined.
Congratulations to Farmington Central HS senior Jarod DePriest on signing his national letter of intent to attend South Dakota State University. We will be holding a signing ceremony on Jan. 8 at 3:15pm in the HS Reseach Center. Family and friends are invited!!!
The 2018 yearbooks have been delivered. Graduates are welcomed to have someone pick them up for them, or see Mr. Paul after school this week. Anyone interested in buying one of the extra books can contact Mr. Paul.
White out for St. Jude is just around the corner. Attached is the shirt form if you would like to order. Forms and money are due JANUARY 7th at NOON https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/274600/WHITEOUT_2019.pdf
Congratulations Evan Glad! He will be attending Bradley University majoring in Animation. Congratulations Evan!
That’s a JV Basketball Win!!
Congratulations cheer teams! Junior High receives 2nd and High School 1st place! CONGRATULATIONS!
Farmington Theatre Department Presents: “Beauty and the Beast” Congratulations to the cast! Belle- Emily Stidham Beast- Devin Johnson Maurice- Avery Mowen Gaston- Zack Johnson Lefou- Emma Evans Monsieur D’Arque- Cody Capitani Cogsworth- Gavin Mowen Lumiere- Seth Stidham Babette- Makenna Huffman Mrs. Potts- Jaden Van Winkle Chip- Mariah Hayden Madame de la Grande Bouche- Lindsey Marinich Narrator- Riley Reed Young Man- Sam McMillin Old Beggar, Woman- Kali Garrison Townspeople- Kat Pfahl, Makenna Hintz, Mary Halcomb, Elizabeth Vallas, Jessamine Britt, Miranda Hursey, Sam McMillin, Violet Easley Servants- Riley Reed, Jessica Siadek, Carlee Taylor, Fantasia Snyder, Addison Neal, Emily Kiesewetter, Bailey Kennelly, Kaitlyn Alcorn, Kaiya Hintz
Don't forget to bring a toy for FREE entry tonight! Santa will be here 5-6:30pm with the Varsity Basketball Team, Cheer Team, and Dance Team. This event is sponsored by FCHS Theatre Department.
LES MIS ATTENDEES: We will be leaving FCHS parking lot at 7AM. Please arrive at 6:45. Itinerary will be provided at departure. Any questions: email@example.com. Thank you!
Basketball with Santa is this TOMORROW night! Bring a toy for FREE ENTRY!! Toys will go to St. Jude-Peoria. Sponsored by the FCHS Drama Department--see attached flyer for times and more info! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2713
Please click on the link below to view the new fan parking arrangements at Elmwood HS. The Boys Basketball team will play there this Friday, Dec. 14. https://5il.co/5w2y
Another successful FFA Auction and Bake Sale! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our program!
A Reminder that our Annual Greenhand Ceremony & Bake Sale Auction is TONIGHT. We have a Chili Supper and Photography Display that begins at 4:30 in the Ag Hallway/Classroom. Greenhand Ceremony, where first-year members receive their Greenhand pins, begins at 6pm tonight and the Bake Sale Auction will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Greenhand Ceremony (usually takes about 20-30 minutes). Please be sure to park in the High School and Jr High Parking lot this evening and enter through the High School or Ag Department doors, as there a lot of events happening at the school tonight. We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!
Basketball with Santa is this Saturday night! Bring a toy for FREE ENTRY!! Sponsored by the FCHS Drama Department--see attached flyer for times and more info! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/271340/BBall_with_Santa.pdf
Don't forget to check out the talented team of CHEERLEADERS! They are outstanding!
Excellent win for our JV Boys Basketball Team! Next up VARSITY!
The following link is the schedule for the Varsity Boys Basketball at the Macomb-Western Holiday Basketball Tournament. http://www.holidaybasketball.com/bracket/index.html
Those headed to Les Mis this Sunday---here is the itinerary! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/230031/Les_Mis.pdf
Please note the JH Boys Basketball scheduled with Havana for Thur, Dec. 13 has been rescheduled to Thur, Dec. 20. This will be played at Farmington Central Jr High at 5pm.
Kelsey Bohlmann-Alvis was selected as Farmington Central High School’s December Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Mary Ann and Levi Blair. She has three brothers; Austin Bohlmann, Connor Alvis, and Levi Blair Jr. Kelsey is a strong academic student who works well with her peers and is compassionate to those around her. She is curious about her passions and follows her interests with gumption. Kelsey is also involved in several extracurricular activities which include: Volleyball, Dance Team, and FFA. In addition to her involvement in school, Kelsey finds time to give back to the community as she volunteered for the Farmington Fire Department Chicken Fry. She will attend Spoon River College in the fall where she plans to major in Nursing. Congratulations, Kelsey!
Join us today at 2:00 in the Auditorium for the HS Winter Concert! Both the HS Band and Chorus will be performing many wonderful selections!
Farmington FFA. 10th place State Agronomy. Weeds, Crops, Equipment, Soils. Team includes, Caleb Mahr, Sam Deppermann, Ethan Marvel, and Ethan Emken... Great Job guys!!!
Today Ashleigh Janssen, Ethan Ulm, Kali Garrison, and Gabe Benson competed in State Dairy Foods CDE at the U of I in Champaign. The team of four received 14th place overall with Ethan placing 25th, Ashleigh 54th, Kali 79th and Gabe 94th. They identified cheeses, milk defects, dairy vs. Non dairy, performed the California Mastitis Test, and did a team problem. Great work Farmington FFA members!
Farmington wrestling competed at the porta invitational today Broc Shymansky finished 1st Quinton Fultz finished 1st and Elian Barnett finished 7th. Proud of these guys and their efforts today! Team finished 16th out of 23 teams with only 4 wrestlers competing today. Great job!
High school and junior high cheer cheer both received FIRST PLACE!
Come check out the cheerleading competition at FCHS today!
Congratulations Meredith Stufflebeam! She was accepted to SIU-E today.
Mrs. Paige Burklund is our December Staff Member of the Month. She is in her 3rd year at Farmington Central High School. She has been married for 6 years and has 2 dogs, Tate and Tawney. Her favorite things about teaching include: watching students shift their perspectives towards positive personal and worldly changes; creating lessons that are student driven and that are "out of the box"; and learning alongside students to solve everyday issues. "My students challenge me to be better than I was yesterday, which is always a personal goal that I have. I am humbled and thankful for their lives!" Congratulations Mrs. Burklund!
Our thoughts are with Normal West JV Girls Basketball Team.
Great work to these students who played music today at EPIC in Peoria. Harvest Team Member Makenna Hintz organized the event with Jacob Gibbs. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Farmington Central High School presents "Beauty and the Beast" in April! In planning this show, we are looking for 3rd-8th graders to help fill some roles. It would be great to have younger students involved in a few songs and be throughout the show as needed. JUNIOR HIGH: We have decided to allow Junior High students (6-8th grade) to also audition for CHIP if they would like. That audition MUST happen during high school auditions (December 12 or 14). Sign ups will be sent out this week. The attached is a flyer (link below) MUST be signed before winter break in order for an audition to occur. Please turn in to Mrs. Hanlin or Mr. Lambert. If you have questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/267195/Beauty_and_the_Beast.pdf
Please note the JH boys basketball game at Bushnell-Prairie City JH has been rescheduled to Wed, Dec. 12. The 7th grade will play at 6pm, followed by the 8th grade.
Free Admission tonight and Free Popcorn? HOW? Bring a toy for the Hope Chest! Harvest Members Sydney Williams and Jaden VanWinkle are collecting toys at the gate. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Please note a change in the JV/Varsity boys basketball schedule. The game at Peoria Christian scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. The JV will begin at 4pm, followed by the Varsity at approx. 5:30pm.
Farmington Girl Scout Troop 4502 is collecting plastic caps to be recycled into a Friendship Bench for our school playground! Please see the attached flyer for the list of acceptable caps, which can be dropped off at the FCES office or sent with any FCES student. Thanks for helping us reach our goal of 100 lbs of recycled caps!
Tonight’s Jr High boys basketball game at Bushnell-PC is cancelled. A rescheduled date is pending.
That’s a JV win!
Harvest Members Sydney Williams and Jaden VanWinkle are collecting toys for the Hope Chest. See details here. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
The JH 8th grade girls basketball game at the Avon Regionals has been postponed to Thur, Nov 29 at 7pm
The JH boys basketball game at Bushnell-PC scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Wed., Nov 28 at 6:00pm
Tonight’s JH boys basketball game at Bushnell-PC has been cancelled. A rescheduled date is being determined.
Tomorrow nights Boys Basketball student section theme: Pajamas!
Harvest Team Members Sydney Ossman and Abby Simpson painted the bathroom stalls in the high school. Looks great! 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
The following activities have been cancelled for tonite: Freshmen boys basketball at Monmouth JV/Varsity girls basketball vs Abingdon-Avon We will reschedule these games at a later date.
Farmington Central CUSD#265 will be closed Monday Nov. 26th. Please be safe!
Harvest Members Sydney Williams and Jaden VanWinkle are collecting toys for the Hope Chest. See details here. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
From our family to yours. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
High Five Friday (Fist Bump Friday) brought to you by Harvest Team Members Zack Johnson and Sam Fletcher. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Great work to Harvest Team Leaders Sydnee Barton and Riley Reed for working with students on reading in the elementary school. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
High School Harvest Team Members Bailey Kennelly and Liz Hayden paint a mural for the Junior High School. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Congratulations Josie Carballido! She was accepted to Loyola University with a Presidential Scholarship! Congratulations Josie!
Congratulations Logan Smith! He was accepted to University of Illinois at Chicago where he will major in Engineering. Congratulations Logan!
Thank you is not enough to all those who serve. Happy Veteran’s Day.
Come check out the art auction tonight with soup, desserts and more! 5-8pm.
Excellent work to Harvest Team Member Makenna Hintz for organizing entertainment for the residents of Farmington Country Manor today. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
We have 7 JH and HS Band and Chorus students participating in the ILMEA District 2 Band and Chorus Festival today at Augustana College! Concerts are in Centennial Hall today— Bands perform at 4:00 and Choirs perform at 6:00. Have a fantastic day making wonderful music today, students!!
SMACKDOWN for Disabilities is tonight at 7pm! Hosted by Harvest Team Members Presley Fox and Emma Evans. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
PLEASE NOTE: SMACKDOWN will be tomorrow night at 7pm in the high school gym. Cost to get in is $3. Bake sale available.
Tonight is your final chance to see FCHS present: "Clue On Stage". Show begins at 7pm--doors open at 6pm. Cost is $5.
Welcome to Clue: On Stage. Good Afternoon, Here is the review for "Clue: On Stage". http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20181102/farmington-show-gives-audiences-clue
Congratulations Sarah Litchfield! She was accepted to the University of Missouri (Mizzou). Congratulations Sarah!
Thank you breakfast to the Cafe staff! Prepared by Harvest Team Members Avery Mowen and Logan Archdale. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
FCHS Drama Department proudly presents: “CLUE: ON STAGE” tonight and tomorrow at 7pm. Cost is $5. Come join us for a whodunnit fast paced show.
Jacob Gibbs was selected as November’s Senior of the Month. Jacob is a strong academic student as he is in the top 10% of his class and is the Student Senate Representative of our National Honor Society chapter. Along with his studies, Jacob is involved in various extracurricular activities which include: Golf Team, Scholastic Bowl, FFA (President), concert, marching, pep and jazz band, Harvest Team, musical, play, Thespian, and Student Senate representative. In addition to his extensive involvement in school, Jacob finds time to give back as he volunteers within the community. He served food during the Elmwood Fire Department Pancake breakfast, helped with the Farmington backpack program (Farmers Feeding Farmers), and placed flags on the graves of Veterans for Memorial Day. He plans on attending Western Illinois University in the fall where he will major in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Congratulations, Jacob! Please see Mrs. Clope by the end of the day.
Congratulations Emily Stidham! She was accepted to Bradley University, majoring in Biomedical Science - Pre-Med. Congratulations Emily!
Today is the LAST DAY to reserve your spot for Les Mis! Please have your $25 reservation to Mr. Lambert by noon today.
2 days left to reserve your seat for Les Mis! Only 10 seats remain. To reserve your spot, please send a $25 payment ($100 total) to Mr. Lambert. The trip is December 16th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre! We will be traveling on a charter bus. Questions- email@example.com
Congratulations to Katie Parm! She was accepted to Bradley University to major in Actuarial Science-Math! Congratulations Katie!
DUE by noon on Thursday. Reserve your seats for "LES MIS" at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for $25 (total cost is $100). Come join the fun on December 16th!
Farmington Theatre Department presents "Clue: On Stage" this Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Come check out what's going on in Theatre!
TIME FOR SOME FOOTBALL TODAY! Playoffs begin at 2 pm. See you there!
Excellent work today to our Cross Country runners at sectionals! Proud of Makenna, Addy and Andrew!
On the run today! Makenna Hintz, Addy Neal and Andrew Cation taking on sectionals for Cross Country in Elmwood this morning!
Excellent showing by our Junior High Speech Teams!
Excellent work to Harvest Leader Jacob Gibbs! 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs. https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/local-sports/farmington-senior-spearheads-pink-fundraiser/1550760241
Congratulations Kaitlyn LeBron for her acceptance to Illinois State University-Criminal Justice Program!
Come join us for the final night of Scholastic Book Fair! We hope to see you before or after you parent conferences! We are set up in the cafeteria.
Reminder, tonite’s JH girls basketball game vs Macomb is at Farmington and starts at 5pm.
Book Fair is now open!
Saturday’s football playoff game is at 2pm. Admission. Is $5 for all spectators. No passes accepted as per this is an IHSA event.
Just a reminder the Scholastic Book Fair will be set up tonight and tomorrow in the elementary cafeteria 5-8pm! Hope to see you there!
FCCUSD #265 practiced a lockdown drill in conjunction with Farmington and Peoria Co. police depts. at 8:25am today. This type of drill secures the building and safely shelters all students, staff, and visitors in case of an emergency. If you have questions, please call 245-1000.
Become a Friend of the Theatre! Here's how: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/245649/Friends_of_the_Theatre.pdf
Smackdown for Disabilities shirt orders have been extended to Wednesday! Please have your orders in to participate. Sign ups are in the High School office.
A reminder that Les Mis ticket reservations end on November 1st. Reserve your seat with a $25 down payment. See Mr. Lambert for details.
Let’s take a moment. Volleyball competed And played very well, Regional Cross Country today with three advancing to sectionals, Marching Band finishes second in their class at WIU, and the Football team begins their journey into playoff season. I am sure we are missing more things our students have done today—what a great day to be a Farmer!
The Farmington football team will host Greenville in the first round of the IHSA playoffs. The game will be played Sat, Oct 27 at 2pm.
Congratulations to our Golden Wave taking 2nd tonight! Excellent work to our band and guard.
Hey farmer fans!!! Your football team will be playing Greenville on Saturday at 2:00 at home!!! Come out and support these boys!!! Let’s pack the stands!!!
Congratulations Andrew Cation for advancing to sectionals for Cross Country!
Girls Cross Country- 8th place overall. Congratulations Makenna Hintz and Addy Neal for advancing to Sectionals! Excellent work ladies!
Regionals for Cross Country today—girls run at 10am and boys at 10:30am. Come out to FCHS to support our team!
Volleyball game today starting at 10! Come support the Lady Farmers.
That’s a Farmer Win!
Today is Farmington's 10th year participating in the National Day of Writing. This event is hosted by Harvest Team Members Josie Carbillido and Khloe Hitchcock. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Wanna know who the Farmers are going to play in this years IHSA football playoffs?? Tune in to this link at 8pm on Saturday and find out https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/farmington-high-school-farmington-il/evt441d184d56
SMACKDOWN for Disabilities will be November 7th, at 6PM. Mark your calendars! This event is hosted by Harvest Team Members Presley Fox and Emma Evans. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Chad Johnson-Jim Maloof Realtor, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
IHSA Regionals for Cross Country begin at 10AM tomorrow morning--We are hosting! Come support our XC Farmers!
Don't forget---Volleyball is tomorrow at home! Come support our lady farmers! Games begin at 10AM!
Best of luck to our Marching Golden Wave as they compete for the final time this season at Western Illinois University tomorrow night! Get a sneak peak tonight at the halftime showing!
A group of 8th grade students have been working hard on a fundraiser for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight. They will have a table set up at the entrance to the football game on Friday to take donations. Each person that donates will have their name on a wall display to be placed in the junior high. Please stop by to talk to the students on Friday and donate any amount that you are able.
That’s a Senior Night win!
Don't forget to join us in the Elementary school for the SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!!! We will be set up all week and in the cafeteria during conferences.
A group of 8th Grade students are doing a fundraising event for our local Honor Flight. Community donations will be taken at a table by the front gate during the Farmington Farmers football game Friday, October 19.
Note the JH girls basketball game vs Macomb on Oct25 will be played AT FCJHS at 5pm
Become a supporter and "Friend of the Theatre"! Now available to order- 3/4 zip fleece jackets! Order form and information are attached. Thank you for supporting Farmington Theatre. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/245649/Friends_of_the_Theatre.pdf
Greetings! Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Miserables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more. Interested in seeing a professional theatre production of "Les Miserables"? Please see attached information sheet to go to the FABULOUS FOX THEATRE in St. Louis December 16! RESERVE YOUR SEAT WITH A $25 DOWN PAYMENT BY NOVEMBER 1! Bring your friends, kids, parents or grandparents! Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Guard is right around the corner. Here is our schedule this year:Sunday January 27- Naperville North HS Sunday February 10- Naperville Central HS Sunday March 10- Lincoln-Way East HS Saturday March 23- Minooka HS Friday-Sunday March 29-31- LaPorte HS, Indiana
Just a reminder---picture re-take is tomorrow!
Don't forget to place your online orders for football playoff apparel! The website will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 14th. If you don't want to order online, contact the FCHS office by 3:00 pm Friday the 12th at 245-1000 x.3. https://fhsfbstateplayoffs2018.itemorder.com/
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to FCES!! October 19 - October 25 children can shop in the Research Center/Library from 8:00 - 8:30 am and during their weekly Research Center/Library time EVERYONE is invited to visit the Book Fair in the cafeteria during Parent/Teacher Conferences October 24 and October 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm See our Book Fair Homepage for information: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=farmingtonctrlelemschool1&appesp=CPT/ib/20120101///txtl/FairFindertoHomepage
The phones are fixed! (309)245-1000 is now working.
While the number 309-245-1000 is still not working, please use (309) 245-9182.
Seniors. Today we welcome McAndree College- check it out during enrichment.
Congratulations Sarah Litchfield for her acceptance into the Nursing program at Bradley University. She also received a Presidential Scholarship! Congrats Sarah!
Good Morning! Phones are having issues this morning. Please email your building secretaries for absences and/or questions. Thank you.
Thank you Helping Hands! http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20181008/helping-hands-donates-proceeds
Congratulations to School Board Members Kelly Threw, BJ Oldfield, and Ron Zessin for reaching Master Board Member Status!
Our phone system is currently not working. We are trying to resolve the problem. Thank you for your patience.
3rd place Golden Wave!
Excellent showing by our Marching Goldenwave! Awards coming soon!
Let’s go band! Best of luck at the Limestone Competition!
Students scheduled to work at Reed Park with the Rotary Rotaters—they have cancelled today. Thank you.
Break a leg to our music students auditioning for ILMEA today!
A big Farmer win tonight! Pink out was a success...thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this a successful event. Excellent work to Harvest Team Member Jacob Gibbs for organizing this evening. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
October Staff Member of the Month is Mr. Bradley "Whit" Whitcomb. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Monmouth College and is currently working toward his Master's Degree in Mathematics from Illinois State University. He is currently in his 5th year of teaching math in Farmington. In addition to teaching, he has coached football and girls basketball for five years, and JH track for four years. He's really enjoyed my time here at Farmington, in the future would like to finish my Master's degree and begin offering dual-credit courses. If he hadn't become a teacher, he probably would have become a Country music singer. His favorite part about my time at Farmington is the relationships he's built with the students. "I'm very blessed to have found this place and call it home". Congratulations Mr. Whitcomb!
Hayden Bradt was selected as Farmington Central High School’s October Senior of the Month. Hayden is the son of Rhonda and David Bradt. He has one sister, Kynzie. Hayden excels academically as he is first in his class and is the Treasurer of our National Honor Society chapter. Along with his studies, Hayden is involved in various extracurricular activities which include: football, basketball, track, Math Team, Student Senate representative, WYSE Team, Key Club, Class Officer, and Harvest Team. In addition to his extensive involvement in school, Hayden finds time to give back as he volunteers within the community. He worked with children at Camp Invention and the Special Olympics while assisting at the Scholastic Bowl and Biddy-Ball Tournaments. He will attend college in the fall and is planning to study Pre-med. Congratulations, Hayden!
Reminder: Bully prevention shirt order forms are due on Tuesday.
Don’t forget to wear your Pink Out shirts today!
Girls golf headed to regionals! Let’s go!
It’s Custodian Appreciation Day! Thank you to our staff for making our schools shine!
Fantasy Farming Results were released today. Students made all the management decisions for this test plot. Farmington place 3rd in yield with 251.5 bushels per acre! Great job team!
Just a reminder that Friday night is the Pink Out event at the Elmwood-Farmington game. We will also be holding a moment of reflection Friday to support the speedy recovery of a Peoria Richwoods Football player.
Bus #1 is running late. Sorry for the inconvenience.
That’s another Farmer win!
Another great parade! And now---on to the game!
Parade participants: please make sure to park off the road so busses may pass through. Thank you.
During the month of October, Farmington Central School District staff and students will be participating in a variety of activities/lessons pertaining to Bully Prevention Month. As part of this month long initiative, committee members thought it would be fun if we ALL wore orange on Oct. 24th. We are giving the option for all staff and students to purchase the attached Bully Prevention shirt. If you choose to order a shirt, please use the attached form and turn it in by 10 am on Tues. Oct. 9th. Any questions, please contact Sara Hanlin: email@example.com https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/235691/Bully_Prevention_Shirt_Order_Form.pdf
Parade line-up information has been emailed to all those who entered floats/groups. If you did not receive it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Congratulations Melody Martin for best dressed today!
Homecoming Day 2: HS/JH-Heavy Metal/Rock and Roll; Elementary- Rock Star Hair Day!
Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Royalty: Freshman Attendants- Faith Wheeler and Zachary Austin Sophomore Attendants- Emma Vallas and Brayden Smith Junior Attendants- Jenna Meade and Broc Shymansky Senior Attendants- Kaitlynn Vallas and Aero Van Houten Queen Jessica Siadek and King Hayden Bradt CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Volleyball time—-BUMP. SET. SPIKE!!!
Time for some FOOTBALL!
An error in voting for Homecoming Royalty has been discovered. Voting recalculations are occurring and will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you.
Homecoming picture forms are now available: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/231741/Homecoming_Dance_Order_Form.jpg
Congratulations Jacob Gibbs on his acceptance to Western Illinois University!
Don't forget to get your parade entries in! We will post the line up on WEDNESDAY.
It's Homecoming Week! Theme- Dancing with the Stars! Dress up today: HS/JH- Disco/Soul/Raggae; Elementary- Disco/Hippie (60s and 70s).
It's Homecoming week! Information on Parade Line-up will be coming on Wednesday afternoon.
Homecoming Dance is this Saturday night! Pictures will be available 6:30-8 pm in the cafeteria area. We will have information packages available Monday afternoon.
FARMINGTON GOLDENWAVE RECEIVES 1st PLACE TONIGHT! A score of 605! Awesome job.
Let’s go Goldenwave Marching Band and Guard!
It has been brought to our attention there has been some degree of confusion concerning the homecoming dance and dress code. For clarification, the same attire that was allowed in the past, will be allowed again this year. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Lambert or Mr. McMillin. Thanks.
Shout out and Congratulations to Emily Kiesewetter for her acceptance to Mizzou!
Girls golf at Rockridge cancelled on 9/18 has been rescheduled for 9/25 at 4pm
The totals are in! Thank you to everyone in the community for their support with Blackout 2018! The total donation amount: $5,000! Thank you to the Harvest Leadership Team for running this program! 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Huge shout out to the staff at OSF for coming today to teach about CPR Hands-only and AED machines to the students and staff! Harvest Team was able to assist with this event and host. 2018-19 Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
Join FCHS Theatre Department for a trip to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis for "Les Mis"! Questionsemail@example.com https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/230031/Les_Mis.pdf
Today a fire alarm was inadvertently pulled causing our buildings to evacuate. All is well, and there are no fires or injuries to report. Our students and staff responded quickly and efficiently; thankfully, for no reason other than a false alarm.
HOMECOMING "Dancing with the Stars" is next week! Here are dress up days! (Take a screenshot) Monday- HS/JH- Disco/Soul/Raggae; Elem- Disco/Hippie (60s and 70s) Tuesday- HS/JH- Heavy metal/rock and roll; Elem- Rock star hair day! Wednesday- All Schools- A Day at the Opera (finest clothes) Thursday- HS/JH- Boy Bands; Elem- Blues Day (wear blue to celebrate blues music) Friday- All Schools- Country Any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMECOMING DANCE is Saturday September 29 in the High School Gym Cost- $7 individual; $10 couple Time: 7-10 pm Please use center lot for drop off and pick up. School dress code applies. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Questions- email@example.com
Parade- Friday September 28- early out release schedule Line Up: Begins at 2:30pm Friday. Please enter Fulton Street from the East end off of Elmwood Street. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS and please stay on the sides. Buses will need to come down to drop kids off. There are numbers along the sides, please line up next to your number. FFA members will be along the route to assist. Mr. Lambert will be located at the Presbyterian Church if you need assistance. Route: Headed south starting at Gold St and Fort. Turn North at the four way stop. Turn East on Court ST End back at Reed Park. School buses – (after drop off) please park facing East (Elmwood St) pull past 1st St. Any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
PINK OUT forms are due to Mr. Lambert/Offices by THURSDAY this week. Any questions, email@example.com.
SENIORS: Make sure your donut orders are to Mr. Lambert by first hour today.
Today's girls golf match at Rockridge (Highland Springs) has been cancelled.
Vote for Farmington Central Schools to win $25,000 in UnityPoint Health's Back To School Contest! Voting is easy and doesn't require a name or email address- simply select from the list of schools and submit. You can vote as many times as you want from now through September 30th, so share with your family and friends and help us #ImagineTheAmazing! https://www.unitypoint.org/imaginetheamazing.aspx
The 2019 Winterguard team will present “Hope” this year—a show that will bring attention and awareness of the struggles of breast cancer. Our team this year includes: Chelsey Platt. Emily Stidham. Melody Martin. Emily Adkins. Kaitlyn Lebron. Addison Gilstrap. Sydney Ossman. Adriane Morse. Abby Simpson. Coaches Ryan Lambert and Carmen Platt.
Don't forget--TONIGHT IS BLACKOUT! Wear your 2018 Blackout shirt for free entry. We will have some extra shirts for sale at the door. Various sizes available. Price is $15. Thanks for all your support with Easterseals!
BLACKOUT IS UPON US!!! Shirts will be sent home with students tomorrow. Remember to wear them Friday night to the game for free entry!
Calling all Farmington School Dist. 265 teachers, past & present. We will be riding in the homecoming parade on Friday Sept. 28th. The parade begins at 3 pm, but we will start lining up at 2:30pm. If you would like to join us, please meet us on Fulton Street (near Gold Street). Remember to wear purple and gold! We hope to see you there!!!
JV Football at the half 27-Farmington. 0-Rushville.
Good Morning, Harvest Team Leader Jacob Gibbs is completing his project for first semester as a PINK OUT at the October 5th Football game against Elmwood. He is, with your help, raising money for two families in our school district who are currently fighting breast cancer. In doing so, he has a shirt you can pre-order (form link below), which allows for free entrance to the football game, a chili dinner at the game for donations, and donation cans will also be set up at the concession stands and entry gate. Due date for the shirt is September 20th at 3pm. Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs. If you have any questions, please let Mr. Lambert or Jacob Gibbs know. Order Form below: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/223405/Pink_Out_Order_Form.pdf
Congratulations to Mr. Herink for being selected as the September Staff Member of the Month! Mr. Herink graduated from Western Illinois University and then moved to become a USAF Musician. He has been married to his wife Karol for 29 years, has 4 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 more grandchildren on the way. This is his 28th year of teaching, with 17 of them at FCHS. He enjoys fishing, targets, bike riding, reading and listening to music. Congratulations Mr. Herink!
32-6. Another Farmer win! Always humble and kind.
Thank you to the 2018-19 Harvest Team Sponsors: Lozier Oil, Bank of Farmington, Joe Webel with Stewart-Peterson Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions, Farmington Community Bank, and Marilyn & Larry Gibbs.
This weekends marching band competition at Washington HS is cancelled.
Homecoming Dance for FCHS is Saturday night September 29th---7-10 pm in the gym. The theme: Dancing with the Stars. Cost: $7 individual and $10 couple. Let's have a great night!
Homecoming is around the corner. Here is parade information, which is Friday September 28. PLEASE make sure to be off the road so buses can make it through Fulton Street as they have students to drop off. To enter the parade: email firstname.lastname@example.org Line Up: Begins at 2:30pm Friday. Please enter Fulton Street from the East end off of Elmwood Street. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS and please stay on the sides. Buses will need to come down to drop kids off. There are numbers along the sides, please line up next to your number. FFA members will be along the route to assist. Mr. Lambert will be located at the Presbyterian Church if you need assistance. Route: Headed south starting at Gold St and Fort. Turn North at the four way stop. Turn East on Court ST End back at Reed Park. Questions: email@example.com
The JH baseball game at Oak Grove scheduled for Sat, 9/8 has been cancelled.
Today's JH cross country meet at Rushville Invite is cancelled and rescheduled for 9/13
Today's FCHS girls golf match at Limestone is cancelled.
Today's JH baseball game at Peoria Hts is cancelled.
We will be inducting our 2018 Farmington Drama Club Thespians tomorrow morning.
FCHS Cross Country at Monmouth Prime Beef Invite is cancelled for today
Congratulations to Sarah Stevens on being selected as September Student of the Month!
34-28 with the Farmer win!
Congratulations to the Company of the 2018 Production “Clue: On Stage” Presented by Farmington Central High School. Wadsworth- Adian Basalay Yvette- Makenna Huffman Miss Scarlett- Emily Stidham Mrs. Peacock- Makenna Hintz Mrs. White- Bailey Kennelly Colonel Mustard- Zach Johnson Professor Plum- Seth Stidham Mr. Green- Devin Johnson The Cook- Khloe Hitchcock The Motorist- Melody Martin Auxiliary Scarlet- Tori Benedict Mr. Boddy- Ethan Sweet The Cop- Gavin Mowen Auxiliary Wadsworth- Ethan Ulm FBI Agents- Abby Pepper, Cody Capitani, Jessamin Britt CREW/TECH: Stage Manager- Jacob Gibbs Asst. Stage Manager- Logan Archdale House Managers- Jessica Siadek, Kaitlyn Lebron Tech Director- Addison Gilstrap Costumes Directors- Tori Benedict, Kristy Gazelle Stage- Alexis Stufflebeam, Abby Foshay, Liz Hayden, Destynee Skaggs House- Miranda Hursey, Abigail Keplar Lights- Wyatt Davis, Alex Gorsuch, Stephanie Kelly Make-Up/Hair- Chesney Koenig, Kloey Wheeler, Faith Wheeler, April McGuire, Kendra Renfroe, Jenna Meade, Presley Fox, Kylee Hayden, Fantasia Snyder Stage Crew/Painting/Stage Design- Emma Evans, Abby Simpson, Gracelyn Ulm, Brooke Wherley, Melissa McVey, Sydney Ossman, Abbey Fisher, Trista Nichols, Avery Mowen, Jessamin Britt, Emily Adkins, Trinity McGuire, Jaden Van Winkle, Anna Melnikoff, Ari Johnson, Cherokee Williams Head Curtain-Alex Clark
Please note a change in the HS cross country schedule. The meet at Princeville on 9/13 has been changed to 9/18.
Our horse judging team placed 1st in Section 12 Horse Judging CDE at 4 Rocks Arena in Delavan last night! Katie Patterson placed 2nd, Caleb Mahr placed 6th, and Abby Simpson 9th overall. Keep on the lookout to see how our team is going to do at SIU International this upcoming Friday and State Horse Judging st Blackhawk College next Saturday. Participants included (Abby Simpson, Sarah Stevens, Katie Patterson, Sam Deppermann, Caleb Mahr, Kaitlyn Staley, Ashleigh Janssen, Laura Stevens, Mahala Lafferty, Liz Hayden, and Jacob Gibbs)
Congratulations to 2018 Alumnus Jack Fletcher for being named to the University of Illinois Honors Program. He is one of only 159 freshman and sophomores to receive this honor. Full article: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/687633#image-1
Excellent round of auditions for Clue! Cast and crew list will be posted tomorrow evening.
Reminder there will be no school on Friday 8/31 for Teacher Institute and Monday 9/3 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the extended weekend and we'll see everyone back on Tuesday!
IESA 2A softball pairings are out. FCJHS will play at Canton on 9/5 at 4:30pm
A reminder the football game Friday will be themed as Tourist/Hawaiian night! Student Section---Let's Rally!!
HOMECOMING 2018 is just around the corner! Be prepared for "Dancing with the Stars". More information on the parade, dress up days, and activities are coming next week! Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions for Clue On Stage are today after school. Company list will be posted on Friday!
JH softball & baseball at Illini Bluffs has been cancelled for today.
There will be a Veterans Day Assembly at the High School on Friday, November 9th. This year we will have a presentation honoring the many Veterans in our midst. In order to do so, we will need the following: -Name and of yourself, an immediate relative (living and/or deceased parent, grandparent, son/daughter, and your relation to them) -Dates of service -Rank -Branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) -A photo (preferably in uniform) -Sending the picture to the following e-mail: email@example.com Please send the above information at your earliest convenience as the presentation will take some time to build. There will be more information about the program as time gets closer. Thank You for your assistance in this matter! Respectfully, Travis Wilkinson
Welcome to school today you will hear the Goldenwave Marching Band at work!
Congratulations to the 2018/2019 Farmington Central High School National Honor Society officers. They are as follows: President- Avery Mowen (Middle), Vice President- Mackenzie Schaer (Far Right), Secretary- Sarah Litchfield (Middle Right), Treasurer- Hayden Bradt (Middle Left), and Student Senate Representative- Jacob Gibbs (Far Left).
Thank you to everyone who ordered Blackout 2018 shirts! We sold over 600 shirts this year. Remember to wear your shirt September 14 for free admission!
32-14 WIN!! A great start to the Farmer Football season!
JH baseball vs United is cancelled for Sat, Aug 25
Tonight's varsity football game is in Wyoming, IL on the 200 block of Madison. Start time is 7pm
Blackout orders are due today!
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN BLACKOUT FORMS. Forms are available on the Facebook page and website--also available in student emails (HS)
Heads up that buses did not leave until 3:30 today (Tuesday 8/21), please plan accordingly!
Today's JH Cross Country meet with Brimfield/Elmwood is at Jubilee College State Park, not at Brimfield track.
Hey Students!! Football Dress-Up Days are below: Aug. 31 - Tourist/Hawaiian Night Sept. 14 - Blackout Night Sept. 28 - Homecoming/ School Spirit (purple/gold) Oct. 5 - Pink Out Night Oct. 19 - Camo Night
Excellent work to Mr. Lambert, Co-Producer of "In the Heights" for Illinois High School Theatre Festival! http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20180817/local-educator-hits-heights-at-theatre-festival
Today's JH softball & HS cross country contests are postponed & rescheduled for 8.21.
Reminder to turn in your Blackout forms this week!
Shout out to Mr. Lambert for representing Farmington at the Midwest Circuit at Stagg High School.
Day 2 was a great one! The buses are on their way home!
All of the buses left the lot by approximately 3:30 pm. Adjust your drop-off times accordingly.
The Fulton County’s Emergency Management Agency, Farmington F.D., and Fulton County 911, will be at Open House tomorrow to talk safety!
Come check out the Band program tonight at 5pm at the football stadium at FCHS.
Welcome to our new staff at orientation today! Big thank you to Parkside, Pam Davis, Caldon Anderson, The Farmington Museum, Dave Giagnoni, and Fronie’s for hosting! Thanks to Chief Darsham, Kelly Holloway, Ann Riccioni, Chris Evans, Lucas Staub, our administrative team, secretarial staff and district office for helping out today as well. Great work to the TIPS Team for organizing—-Elizabeth Martin, Carrie Jordan, Kristie Rude and Ryan Lambert.
River City Rhythm Drum&Bugle Corp is out working hard this morning! Now until about 12:30– Drum line is working in the HS parking lot. Color Guard is over near the softball diamonds. Frontline pit is on the lawn by the HS band room. Brass is working on the football practice field. More rehearsing then after lunch! Rehearsals are open to the public!
On Friday, August 3, Farmington Central will spray the courtyards and aggregate areas of the baseball and softball fields.
Parking Lot B will be re-striped on Thursday, August 2nd in the morning. Please park in Lots A or C.
Are you the a parent of a 6th grade student? Are you new to the Jr. High School? The Jr. High is hosting a New Family Informational Meeting on Wednesday August 8th at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium.
Registration 2018-July 24th from 7am to 7pm! If you need to use a computer or turn in paperwork or fees, come to the HS cafeteria.
Bright Future Parents/Guardians- if your child is new to BF this school year (2018-19) please register your child and turn in certified birth certificate, physical and immunization records. Registration packets are available at District Office Monday-Thursday 7:30-4 and Friday 7:30-12. All students must have this information completed before the first day of school for Bright Futures. Students cannot start until paperwork is turned in. If your child is a returning Bright Futures student, you can register your child online through Skyward Family Access via the district website. If you need login information please call the District Office @ 245-1000 ext. 4.
JH Cross Country practice for 6th-8th grade students starts July 30th from 7-8:30 am at the track. Current physical is required.
JH Baseball tryouts for 6th-8th grade will be July 30, 9-11 am at the baseball fields. Parent mtg at 8:45 am. Current physical is required.
JH Softball tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls will be July 23 from 9-11 am at the softball fields. You must have a current physical.
Reminder! If you ordered HS graduation or JH promotion pictures from Forever Me, they are available for pick up at the District Office.
Farmington 265 will be spraying herbicide to the fence lines and athletic fields on Friday, June 29.
Elementary Lot C will be closed Monday June 25- Wednesday June 27 for seal coat and crack fill. Please use Lot B.
Farmington 265 will be spraying herbicide to the fence lines, athletic fields and sidewalks on Monday, June 18.
The results are finally in from State Parliamentary Procedure contest this past Monday. We placed 6th in the state among a very talented field of teams! Chair Karah Thomas placed 5th among the chairmen, Secretary Jacob Gibbs placed 7th among the secretaries in a 3-way tie for 7th. Christy Mahr placed 15th, Katie Barnett placed 19th, Gabe Benson placed 32nd, Jacob Gibbs placed 34th, and Sam Deppermann placed 40th as floor members. Congratulations on a strong run this year! From Section in January to Districts in May and State Finals in June, it was a long season with multiple practice meetings and tests but the results speak to the dedication shown by our outstanding members!
High school graduation and jr. high promotion picture orders are now available at the district office. If you chose to have them mailed, they were sent out today as well.
Attention! Farmington Central 265 will be spraying herbicide Thursday, June 7, to the courtyards, sidewalks and fence lines. . Thank you!
Reminder!! Tomorrow, Monday, June 4 Farmington CUSD #265 will be applying herbicide to the fence lines and sidewalks
Attention!! Monday, June 4, Farmington CUSD #265 will be applying herbicide to the fence lines and sidewalks.
I want to thank Mayor Kent Kowal for spending the day with my 8th grade classes earlier this month. He did a very informative presentation on concentration camps which the students had been learning about in their literature classes. So grateful for his knowledge and willingness to volunteer his time for our students. Mrs. Chris Evans
Judd Anderson advances to Saturday in the 110M hurdles!
Good luck to the boys who compete at state today in this order: Carter Hintz PV 4x1 Judd Anderson 110H 4x2 Judd Anderson 300H Relay competitors: Ethan Kenney,Judd Anderson, Dash Anderson, Jakob Uryasz, Jack Fletcher
Great work to the Farmington Harvest Team! http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20180523/farmington-harvest-team-celebrates-successful-year
8th grade parents of FCJHS: We are running behind. We will stop in Hanna City at the Bank. Due back in Farmington around 10.
Join us today to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2018! Ceremony begins at 2 pm in the high school gym.
Girls track 2nd in the state overall! Go girls!!!
Excellent work to our girls track team!!!!!
Congrats to the boys headed to state next weekend: Judd Anderson 110H,300H, 4x1,4x2 Jack Fletcher 4x1,4x2 Dash Anderson 4x1 Ethan Kenney 4x2 Jakob Uryasz 4x1,4x2 Carter Hintz PV Boys finish second in the sectional
Farewell rainy Six Flags! Headed back.
The JH track sectional for today has been postponed until Monday May 14. It start up again at 10 am.
Music Surplus Sale is happening NOW at FCHS!!! Come check it out!
Last night the meet was incorrectly scored, scoring 8 places due to a default setting in the program. IHSA Sectional scoring only scores 6. This morning we were contacted by the IHSA. The end result Farmington 78 BPC 70. Sectional Champions for the first time since 1992!
We would like to thank everyone who was a part of making After Prom 2018 a success! If we missed anyone, we truly appreciate you and our apologies. Donations- Maria Strubar (In memory of Dave Strubar), Lori Vallas, Dione Anderson, Marci Fletcher, Sheils Peckham, Paige Burklund and Culinary Class, Kroger in Canton, Mike and Deb Uryasz, The Gates Family, Matt and Nicole Staley, SNIPS, Majesta Anderson, Monica Neff, Anna Efnor, Craig and Konnie Lansford, Gary and Pat Boyer, Will and Rachel Kenney, Mary Pille, Dennis Thomas, Laura Hahn, Melissa Stevens, State Farm- Tom Conklin, Canton Walmart, Phyllis Fulkerson, Fronies, Monicals in Canton, Kim Litchfield, Jessica Homan, Nicole Lettow, Christi Garlish, Melissa Palma, Brenda Powell, Renee Kiesewetter, County Market, Farmington Athletic Boosters, Kitchen Cooked, Kathy Workman Additional Thank you’s- Dr. Zac Chatterton, Kris Mason, Sue Arbogast, Scott Mallicoat, Mike (M & K Parties), Buffalo Wild Wings, Avanti’s, Custodial Staff Chaperones- Ryan Lambert, Jeff Otto, Brad Whitcomb, Maria Strubar, Beth Vandermeer, Mat Fletcher, Marci Fletcher, Susan Gibbs, Chris Gibbs, Jacob Meisner, Abby Simaytis, Daisy Salgado, Tamara Clark, Sheila Peckham And to our FEARLESS committee--Dione Anderson, Sheila Peckham, Marci Fletcher, Ryan Lambert After Prom 2018: I would like to thank everyone who was a part of this years after prom event. This is my 9th year (I believe) with After Prom, which was started by Mrs. Tiffany Pullen and has continued today as a way to provide a fun and safe environment for our students. It has been a pleasure working on this and with the committee. This year is my final year as part of After Prom. It will continue under the direction of a committee for next year. Thank you again!- Mr. Ryan Lambert
The varsity softball game with D-Mack for May 10, has been canceled.
Harvest Team Member Christy Mahr shows her artistic ability to spruce up the entrance to the High School office! Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Congratulations to the following students who will represent Farmington High School as the 2018-19 Harvest Leadership Team! Annabelle Easley, Khloe Hitchcock, Sydney Barton, Bailey Kennelly, Liz Hayden, Seth Stidham, Josie Carballido, Sydney Ossman, Makenna Hintz, Emily Stidham, Hayden Bradt, Mackenzie Schaer, Samuel Fletcher, Laura Stevens, Kylee Hayden, Riley Reed, Sarah Stevens, Emma Evans, Sydney Williams, Abby Simpson, Avery Mowen, Logan Archdale, Jacob Gibbs, Zach Johnson, Dalton Powell, and Presley Fox.
NHS introduction is tonight at 6pm and Academic Awards starts at 6:30 pm.
Please join us tonight at 6 PM for the National Honor Society induction ceremony and, directly following at 6;30 PM Senior Awards Night!
The varsity baseball game with Monmouth-Roseville for today, May 7 is at Monmouth.
After prom 2018 has just concluded! Students should be headed home now.
Students should be making their way either home or after prom. Doors open at 12!
Parliamentary Procedure Results! After a couple days of waiting, the results are finally in and they were worth the wait... Our Varsity Parliamentary Procedure team are District Champions, and headed to State Finals! Karah Thomas placed 2nd in district as chairperson. Jacob Gibbs won 1st place district secretary AND floor member. Christy Mahr placed 2nd, Gabe Benson placed 4th, Katie Barnett placed 10th and Sam Deppermann placed 16th as floor members. The Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team placed 3rd in District Competition Wednesday night. Ethan Ulm placed 2nd as chair person. Ashleigh Janssen placed 1st as secretary AND as floor member. Ethan Emken placed 4th, Jason Chrestenson placed 6th, and Michaela Mapes placed 12th as floor members. Great job to both teams on outstanding performances Wednesday! State finals for the Varsity team will be held June 11 in Springfield at State Convention.
The timeline for grand march, prom, and after prom is as follows: 4pm- Those participating in grand march must be lined up in the art hallway 4:30- Grand march will begin 5:15- Coronation will directly follow grand march 6:30- Students may arrive at Weaver Ridge Country Club 7-8- Italian buffet dinner (included with your prom ticket purchase) 8-11- Dance 12-1- Arrive at After prom 5am- released from After prom
The Junior High Track meet for today has been cancelled.
Oh the places you'll go! Harvest Team Member Timothy Benedict created a map of where our seniors will be going next year! Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Another busy weekend! TODAY -4:30 Varsity Baseball vs. Peoria Heights H.S. @ HOME. -Softball vs. North Fulton H.S. @ HOME. Varsity plays 4:30/JV 6:00. Friday, May 4th: -4:00 Boys and Girls Track will compete at Lewistown H.S. Bus departs 2:15. -4:30 Varsity Baseball vs. Eureka H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 2:30. -Softball vs. Bushnell-Prairie City @ HOME. Varsity plays 4:30/JV 6:00 Saturday, May 5th: -10:00 JV Baseball vs. Midwest Central H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 8:00. Prom: 4:00 Grand March - H.S. Gym 5:15 Coronation following Grand March 7:00 Dinner @ Weaver Ridge 8:00-11:00 Dance @ Weaver Ridge 12:00-5:00 After Prom @ H.S.
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows her appreciation on behalf of the students to the 6 senior staff members at FCHS. Mr. Paul- 29 years! After reaching out to Mr. Paul one of the topics discussed was why he became a teacher he stated, “Science has always been a favorite topic of mine—I’ve always looked at science problems like puzzles that have to be figured out. You can’t just memorize answers to things, you have to take the information that you have and put it all together. As a teacher no two days are going to be the same. I may teach the same topics next year, but I’ll get to work with different personalities that present new challenges and new rewards.” Mr. Paul has been at Farmington for almost 30 years and he believes Farmington school district pushes it’s teachers to work their hardest. He has enjoyed working with his coworkers throughout the years. The most rewarding part for Mr. Paul is when he hears from former students and their successes.
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows her appreciation on behalf of the students to the 6 senior staff members at FCHS. Mr. Herink- 16 years! Mr. Herink has enjoyed teaching at Farmington. He think his time has really gone by fast! His favorite thing about Farmington is the band. If all jobs had the same pay and same hours, he would choose the job of a professional fisherman. GO BAND!
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows her appreciation on behalf of the students to the 6 senior staff members at FCHS. Mr. Hardesty- 19 years! Mr. Hardesty describes his job at Farmington as “ The job of a lifetime.” He’s always wanted to be a social studies teacher along with a coach. Another question I had asked him was, “If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you want and what is a job you would be horrible at?” And after some discussion he came to the conclusion that he would probably want to be in the military. A job he said he would be bad at is anything involving food!
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows her appreciation on behalf of the students to the 6 senior staff members at FCHS. Ms. Rathbun 9 years! One of the most important things to Ms. Rathburn is PE and getting kids active. She enjoys meeting the families of the past and the future generations that come through the doors. She stressed how she likes the kids at Farmington and enjoys teaching them. She would like to implement a bicycle class in PE along with Bicycle trails. She wants to encourage students to ride their bikes to school!
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows her appreciation on behalf of the students to the 6 senior staff members at FCHS. Mr. Horn- 27 years! Mr. Horn’s time at Farmington has been enjoyable with its ups and downs over the course of his 27 years. His biggest gratitude is the students in our district. Mr. Horn has been a support system for both personal and physical problems.
Harvest Team Member Presley Fox shows appreciation to our six senior teachers at FCHS! We will be posting each teacher tomorrow! Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
The IHSA Bass Fishing sctional for May 3rd at Banner Marsh has been postponed until May 7.
Great work to Harvest Team Member Courtney Renfroe! She is keeping up with Teacher Appreciation Week (a little early). Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Great work to Harvest Team Member Jessica Siadek! She made May Day baskets with Mrs. Fruendt's Kindergarten class! Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Do you have volunteer hours to turn in? Get them in to your Head Class Sponsor TODAY or they will not count for graduation cords. Also, make sure to email Mr. Lambert with any volunteer experiences you would like to take part in so it can be approved. If you have questions, see Mr. Lambert.
Emily Buster is named May Senior of the Month. Emily is a member of the basketball, golf, softball and winter guard teams. She is also active in the Harvest Leadership Team, Spanish Club, Student Senate and Key Club. Emily was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2017 for Mid-West Color Guard Circuit and was the first Student Representative on the Board of Education. She has assisted in a variety of capacities throughout school, including: raising funds for Schramm School, UNICEF and the Miss You Can Do It Pageant, helping at local food drives, and also has volunteered for the past two summers at Methodist Hospital. Emily plans to attend Illinois State University and major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Congratulations Emily!
Congratulations Jordan Peckham & Katlynn Schaer! They were recipients of the FCHS Principal's Award at the Illinois Principal Association breakfast today.
The Farmington Central CUSD#265 Board of Education is considering changing the grading scale for students in junior high and high school. The principals will be hosting an open forum from 5-6:30 pm on Wednesday May 2nd in the auditorium. Any staff, student, parent or community member who wishes to learn more or would like to share their thoughts are encouraged to come to the meeting. Participants and guests are encouraged to park in B lot and enter through the high school commons. The grading scale was a discussion item in April, and the first reading will be in May with second reading occurring in June.
Reminder that After Prom is this weekend. If you still have a donation, please drop it off in the high school office or central office. We appreciate everyones support!
High School Band and Chorus Concert this afternoon at 2:00 in the Auditorium! Band and Chorus members and family- don't forget to stay for the annual Ice Cream Social after the concert! Also this afternoon is the Art Auction! This begins at 1:00 in the HS Cafeteria. Purchase a number for $1 and bid on some fantastic artwork submitted by both students and staff members! Auction goes until 4:00- be sure to get your bids in before it ends! All funds raised go to support our Art and Music departments. All are welcome to attend this afternoon full of Fine Arts!!
Congratulations to the State Horticulture CDE team for placing 24th yesterday. The team consisted of Sam Deppermann, Ashleigh Janssen, Caleb Mahr, Alyssa Schade, and Sarah Stevens. Here are a few photos of tgem yesterday. A special thank you goes out to Trish Deppermann for coming in and helping teach bow and corsage making!
Sarah Litchfield on fire! She broke the school record in pole vault last night!
Great job to boys and girls track at Eureka!! Boys brought home second girls brought home third!!
Sunday Event--You don't want to miss! Sunday, April 29th: 2:00 H.S. Spring Band Concert in the auditorium.
Another Busy Saturday!! Saturday, April 28th: 10:00 Varsity Baseball vs. Knoxville H.S. Bus departs 8:15. 10:00 JV Baseball vs. Stark Co. H.S. @ HOME. 5:00 Varsity Softball vs. Morton H.S. @ Louisville Slugger Complex. Bus departs 2:15.
REMINDERS: Friday, April 27th: 4:00 Boys & Girls Track will compete in the Eureka Invitational @ Eureka H.S. Bus departs 2:00. 4:30 Varsity Softball vs. Rushville H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 1:45. 4:30 JV Baseball vs. Knoxville H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 2:45.
Parent/Teacher Organization is starting in the Junior High! Are you interested? Come to Room 382 (Mrs. Rude's room) Thursday May 3rd at 3:15 pm. Parents and Teachers are welcome! Hope to see you!
Congratulations to the girls track and field team---ranked 3rd in the state!
Great work to Harvest Team Members Ethan Kenney and Hayden Bradt for teaching Spanish in the Junior High this semester. Harvest Team Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Today is the last day to purchase your prom and grand march tickets, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Do you have volunteer hours to turn in? Get them in to your Head Class Sponsor by next Tuesday, May 1st or they will not count for graduation cords. Also, make sure to email Mr. Lambert with any volunteer experiences you would like to take part in so it can be approved. If you have questions, see Mr. Lambert.
Next week! Prom Committee is sponsoring dress up days next week in preparation for prom. The dress up day themes are: Meme-day Monday- Dress up like your favorite online meme (these MUST be school appropriate) Twinning Tuesday- Dress up to match a friend Wilderness Wednesday- Dress up like a wild animal or a wilderness explorer Throwback Thursday- Dress up like your favorite decade ALL outfits must be approved at the door. Clothing must abide by the FCHS dress code and be free of innuendos or inappropriate language and/or content.
Sunday, April 29th: 2:00 H.S. Spring Band Concert in the auditorium.
Saturday, April 28th: 10:00 Varsity Baseball vs. Knoxville H.S. Bus departs 8:15. 10:00 JV Baseball vs. Stark Co. H.S. @ HOME. 5:00 Varsity Softball vs. Morton H.S. @ Louisville Slugger Complex. Bus departs 2:15.
Friday, April 27th: 4:00 Boys & Girls Track will compete in the Eureka Invitational @ Eureka H.S. Bus departs 2:00. 4:30 Varsity Softball vs. Rushville H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 1:45. 4:30 JV Baseball vs. Knoxville H.S. -THERE- Bus departs 2:45.
Hope to see everyone there! Softball vs. South Fulton H.S.@ HOME. Varsity plays 4:30/JV @ 6:00.
Huge shout out goes to our Administrative Assistants today! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to our students, staff and community!
Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team for their excellent job at State last weekend. Top 10 Finishers at State Meteorology - Holly Shriber & Emma Evans3rd Write It-Do It - Addie Gilstrap & Jessamine Britt3rd Potions & Poisons - Alisyn Eichorn & TalenaHorn 5th Wright Stuff - Adian Basalay & Tori Benedict5th Anatomy & Physiology - Jessamine Britt & Jack Stevens6th Experimental Design - Talena Horn, Alisyn Eichorn, Erica Riccioni6th *Pentathlon - Carlee Taylor., Luke LeBron., Aidan Foshay., Austin Asbury6th Road Scholar - Tori Benedict & Addie Gilstrap7th *. DensityCarlee Taylor & Erica Riccioni7th Roller Coaster - Tori Benedict & Adian Basalay8th Thermodynamics - Jack Stevens & Adian Basalay 8”th *Shock Value -Carlee Taylor & Luke LeBron8th Forensics -Marianne Haines & Kaitlyn LeBron6th Rock & Minerals - Megan Gilstrap & Marianne Haines7th *Trail Event High School Students Top 10 Finishers at State Science Olympiad Write It-Do It - Addie Gilstrap & Jessamine Britt3rd Wright Stuff - Adian Basalay & Tori Benedict5th Forensics - Marianne Haines & Kaitlyn LeBron6th Anatomy & Physiology - Jessamine Britt & Jack Stevens6th Rock & Minerals - Megan Gilstrap & Marianne Haines7th Road Scholar - Tori Benedict & Addie Gilstrap7th Roller Coaster - Tori Benedict & Adian Basalay8th Thermodynamics - Jack Stevens & Adian Basalay 8th
Congratulations to the 2018-19 FFA officers. President Jacob Gibbs Vice President Sarah Stevens Secretary Katie Patterson Treasurer Sam Depperman Reporter Ethan Marvel Sentinel Caleb Mahr Historian Austin Mottaz
Reminder! Due to no emergency days being used this winter, this Friday, April 27, is the first Friday of no school.
On Friday, April 27, maintenance will be spraying herbicide on the courtyards.
The varsity boys baseball team will only play a single baseball game this Saturday, April 28 with Knoxville. Game time is still 10am.
Congratulations to the boys track team on their dominating performance at winning the Fulton County championship.
Congratulations to Megan Gilstrap on setting a new school and Fulton County record in the girls shot put. 38' 1 1/2".
Kent Kowal visited the 8th grade History classes on Monday to give a Power point presentation about the Panama Canal. The 8th grade students had learned about the Panama Canal earlier in the year. Mr. Kowal shared pictures from his recent trip and explained in depth how the Panama Canal was built and how it works. The students enjoyed the presentation and learned a lot. A huge thank you to Mr. Kowal for spending his day with us.
In an effort to plan for future spending of Title Funds, the District is asking for your input! Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMZYQWQ You will have until 12:00 noon on Monday, April 30th to participate. Thank you for your time!
Student Shout-out! Thank you to the community member who sent this in: "We hosted a (larger than we expected) wrestling tournament at the High School on Saturday and 3 of your students came to watch and support their classmates, as soon as they got there they jumped right in and asked if we needed help. We took them up on it as we actually did need extra help. I was very impressed with Dalton Powell, Paige Vallianatos, and Sam Fletcher. Dalton and Paige worked as table help, keeping time and score as we had 8 mats going and each mat needed 2 people at each table and Sam served as a runner for us." Way to go Dalton, Paige and Sam!
Interested in FCHS Harvest Team next year? Applications and information are in your email. Applications are due TODAY. Please print them and bring to Mr. Lambert.
Do you have volunteer hours to turn in? Get them in to your Head Class Sponsor by May 1st or they will not count for graduation cords. Also, make sure to email Mr. Lambert with any volunteer experiences you would like to take part in so it can be approved. If you have questions, see Mr. Lambert.
On Friday, over 40 art pieces were submitted to the Prairieland Art Conference hosted at Western Illinois University. We took three ribbons home. Abbey Gilles with second place in oil pastel, Logan Smith with third place in Sculpture, and Maddy Halm with student choice in 3-D Design. Congrats to the winners and a wonderful job to those who submitted!
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Track and Field teams on winning the Farmington "Tuffy Bowen" Invitational.
Please be aware that at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, the Farmington Fire Department will be performing a controlled burn of the prairie grass at Farmington Central CUSD 265.
Good luck to our Softball team who is playing against Metamora today!
Good luck to our Science Olympiad team as they head to the State competition today!
A Week in Review- April 14-21 Finally Track Meets, Softball and Baseball games! Eskridge Awards Announced- April 14 Key Club Member of the Month-Gabe Benson- April Progress Reports- April 16 Prom Tickets go on Sale- April 17-26 Spanish Field Trip-Chicago- April 17 Megan Gilstrap breaks school record!- April 17 Peoria Zoo Day-April 18 --all day field trip Arts in the Park- April 19 @ Peoria Courthouse—Cancelled State WYSE Competition- UofI- April 19 Field trip-Contract Negotiations at UAW- April 19 Color Guard Try-outs- April 20 After Prom Forms due- April 20 State Science Olympiad- April 21
Good luck today to Jack Fletcher as he competes in the State WYSE Competition at the University of Illinois!
TIME CHANGE: Auditions for the 2018 FCHS Color Guard will be after school until 5pm in the high school gym.
The HS baseball game for today, April 18, at Monmouth has been canceled.
The home softball games with Mon-Rose for today, April 18, have been canceled.
The F/S track meet at Wethersfield for tonight has been canceled
Correction - the home JV baseball game with Williamsfield has been canceled.
The home JV baseball game for today, April 18 with Mon-Rose has been canceled.
April 12, we competed at Section 12 Horticulture CDE and Ag Mechanics CDE at ICC. It was a successful day for both teams! In Horticulture, Sam Deppermann placed 1st in written exam and Sarah Stevens placed 3rd. In the Landscape practicum, pruning, Alyssa Schade placed 2nd. In Plant Evaluation, Sarah Stevens placed 3rd. Pictured below from left to right: Caleb Mahr, Sam Deppermann, Sarah Stevens, Ashleigh Janssen, and Alyssa Schade. In Ag Mechanics, the team placed 3rd Place overall. Brett Oldfield placed 1st in Carpentry and will be advancing to State on May 15, Lynzie Peacock placed 2nd in Electricity, and Ben Efnor placed 3rd in Surveying. Pictured below from left to right: Ben Efnor, Lynzie Peacock, Brett Oldfield, Wyatt Davis, and Austin Mottaz.
Baseball, softball, track, and scholastic bowl...oh my! It's finally game nights again!
The JH track for today April 16, at Macomb has been canceled.
Applications for the FCHS Harvest Team 2018-19 have been sent to students (please check your email; 8th grade please see Mrs. Tracy or Ms. Clayton). They are due on Monday April 23. A team of 4 staff and 1 community member will review applications. Any questions, please see or email Mr. Lambert.
Great work to Harvest Team member Katlynn Schaer for organizing a week of kindness at FCHS. Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
The HS softball game for today April 16, with MWC has been canceled.
A Week in Review (April 8-14): School Board meeting- April 9 Scholastic Bowl Banquet- April 9 SAT Testing (Juniors)- April 10 Life Skills fundraiser for Autism- April 11 Basketball Showdown- April 11 @ 5:30 pm in the JH GYM EPIC Trip (Lambert)- April 12 8th grade students to ISU for Jostens Renaissance- April 13 ISU Theatre to FCES (3rd Grade)- April 13 HS School Assembly-Prom Assembly- April 13 Culinary Arts present Chicken Korma at lunch- April 13 Eskridge Awards Released- April 14 Varsity Softball to Chicagoland Tourney- April 14 Another busy week ahead of us!
THIS JUST IN: Congratulations to Gabe Benson from Farmington for being the Member of the Month for Division 20E! He’s always excited to volunteer no matter the cause, and his home club has recognized him as someone that they can always count on. Way to represent, Gabe!
Congratulations on another successful Theatre season at FCHS. Here are the recipients if this years Eskridge Awards. Best romantic lead-Alyssa Ulm Little Shop Best villain- Zac Siadek Little Shop Best comic actor-Seth Stidham- Game of Tiaras and Little Shop Best vocals make-Carter Hintz- Little Shop Best Trio- Emily Stidham, Makenna Hintz and Jessamy Hintz- Little Shop Best special effect-Trinity McGuire- Game of Tiaras Best puppet- Megan Gilstrap and Ben Efnor Little Shop Best choreography- Little Shop (tie with Cantons Big Fish) Directors Award- Jacob Gibbs senior Award- Timothy Benedict
Thank you to everyone for a success prom re-enactment event today! Especially Marsha, Lisa Maynard and Scott Voice for presenting. To Timothy Benedict, Karah Thomas and Jack Fletcher for hosting. Our students pictured were to take part in events outside; however, due to weather it was not possible. Please see more on the NEWS tonight!
The home varsity baseball game with Midwest Central for today has been canceled.
Due to weather, life flight will not be landing at FCHS.
Big win for the Softball team last night against Knoxville High School!
Tryouts for the High School Marching Colorguard Team season will be Friday April 20th 4-6pm in the high school gym. Any questions, see Mr. Lambert.
Attention! Bus Route 15 is running about 13 minutes late.
The HS track meet on April 16 at Knoxville has been movd to April 17. Still at Knoxville at 4pm.
Tonight's JHSB match at Limestone-Walters will start at 3:30 in order for our track members to be able to get to their track meet at IB
Seniors are the big winners of the Basketball Showdown! Great work to Harvest member Sam Fletcher for this event! Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
TONIGHT!! The 4th and 5th Grade Music Classes will present their Spring Concert "Choose Kindness"! This concert will feature some great songs about friendship and kindness as well as a couple favorite tunes performed on the recorders by the 4th graders! The students have been working very hard to prepare a wonderful performance with a very important message. Doors will open at 6:00. Students should be in their bleacher spots by 6:20. **4th graders- remember to bring your recorders! Concert starts at 6:30 in the HS gym. ALL are welcome to attend!!
TONIGHT is the Basketball Showdown! We will be playing in the Junior High gym starting at 5:30. Entry is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Don’t forget to wear your shirts. Any questions, see Sam Fletcher.
★ This year's prom theme is "The Music of the Night: A Masquerade." Prom and grand march tickets will be available to purchase outside the gym doors before and after school beginning Tuesday, April 17th. Ticket prices are $25 per student or $40 per couple. Seniors may purchase their tickets at a discounted rate of $15 each. Those planning on walking during grand march will not be charged to participate. However, those attending as audience members will be charged $5 per ticket. Tickets for grand march will also be available the day of at the door. The last day to buy tickets for both prom and grand march will be Thursday, April 26th, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Basketball Showdown is tomorrow night! Watch the high school classes battle it out starting at 5:30pm in the JUNIOR HIGH GYM. Cost for admission is $2 students and $4 adults. Hope to see you there!
Week in Review (April 1-7): April 2- No school April 3-5- Autism Awareness Week April 5- NHS applications sent April 5- After Prom Planning committee meeting April 6- SIP Day April 6- Children's Hospital Fundraiser (over $600 raised) April 7- Winter Guard Championships in Indiana
The HS softball game with Stark County has been rescheduled for April 17. We will play a varsity game at 4:30 at Farmington.
All sporting events for today April 9, have been canceled.
Good luck to FCHS Winterguard as they compete at Championships tonight!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Ami Orozco and Kylie Gates!
Farmington Central CUSD #265 is seeking substitutes in the following categories: Cafeteria Custodial Student Facilitator Teacher For more information please call the District Office at 245-1000 x 4.
The HS baseball game with IB for today, April 5, has been canceled.
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Key Club officers! President: Jessica Siadek Vice President: Mackenzie Schaer Secretary: Abbey Pepper Treasurer: Chesney Koenig Editor: Sydney Williams Representative: Sarah Stevens
The HS softball games with Kewanee cor this Saturday, April 7, have been canceled.
The JVbaseball game for this Saturday, April 7, has been canceled.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Tommy Cook and Michaela Buehrer!
The JH track meet for today, April 5, at lewistown HS has been caneled. They will not have practice.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Ethan Rickard and Emily Kenney!
The JH boys track meet for this Saturday at home, April 7, has been canceled.
The HS track meet at Macomb this Saturday, April 7, has been canceled
The JV baseball game with monmouth-roseville for today, April 4, has been canceled.
The JH track meet for today, April 4, has been canceled.
The HS softball and baseball games for today, April 3, have been canceled.
Ms. Burklund is April’s Staff Member of the Month! This is her second year teaching at Farmington and she teaches: Foods, Culinary Arts, Intro to FACS, Parenting, Child Development, and Human Relationships. Ms. Burklund’s favorite thing about teaching is being creative, trying new things, and making connections with her students. Some of her hobbies outside of teaching consist of cooking, traveling, hiking and playing sports, and going to car shows. Congratulations to Ms. Burklund on April’s Staff Member of the Month!
Nick Johnson was selected as April’s Senior of the Month. Nick takes great pride in his academics as he has maintained a grade point average above a 3.5, is taking an English dual credit course, and has been on the Honor Roll throughout his high school career. Along with his studies, Nick is involved in numerous extracurricular activities which include: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Club Soccer, Spanish Club, Key Club, FFA Interact, and Harvest Team. In addition to his involvement in school, Nick finds time to give back to the community as he volunteered his time to help children at the Hanna City Heritage Days, the Farmington Summer Festival, and by coaching youth soccer. He will attend Truman State in the fall where he plans to major in Elementary Education and continue his football career. Congratulations, Nick!
The HS track meet for today, April 3, has been canceled.
PARCC testing is in full swing in the Junior High. Teachers and students have been preparing the building to encourage students to do their best. Eighth grade students tested last week, and their teachers are very proud of their efforts!
Wear your BLUE tomorrow! Autism Awareness week will be celebrated 4/3-4/6. The National "Light it up Blue" day is actually celebrated on Monday, 4/2. Since we will still be on break, Farmington will be kicking off the awareness week by lighting it up blue on Tuesday, 4/3. Life skills staff and students will be selling Autism awareness items during the lunch hours next week. Stay tuned for more details and future emails from your life skills staff!
After Prom 2018 is underway! Please make sure to have your forms turned in soon (students--check your email). Any questions, please ask: firstname.lastname@example.org . THANK YOU to the committee (Marci Fletcher, Dione Anderson, Sheila Peckham and Ryan Lambert) for organizing everything. Anyone interested in taking over After Prom 2019 please let me know as well. Thank you!
Great job to everyone at the talent show! What great performances by everyone! Here are the winners! Excellent work by Harvest Team Member Taylor Simpson, who organized the event. Harvest Team is sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Kelsi Inglis and Brooke Franciscovich!
Week in Review: Musical "Little Shop of Horrors"- March 23-25 Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser- March 23-25 Indoor Track Meet- March 24 Bank of Farmington- Kevin Sprecher to Business Class- March 26 Bank of Yates City Donation of Identity Theft books- March 26 SAT PREP- Enrichments Ceramic field trip to WIU - March 27th Farmington’s Got Talent!- March 29 Break- March 30-April 2 COMING UP: School Resumes- April 3 Autism Awareness Week!- 4/3-4/6 Guest Speaker (HS)- April 6 SIP DAY- April 6 Children’s Hospital Fundraiser (Hats)- April 6 Winter Guard Championships- April 6-8
The varsity baseball game with Brimfield for tomorrow, March 31, has been moved to a 11am start time.
The JV softball game for tomorrow, March 30, with Canton will be played after the varsity game.
Autism Awareness week will be celebrated 4/3-4/6. The national "Light it up blue" day is actually celebrated on Monday, 4/2. Since we will still be on break, Farmington will be kicking off the awareness week by lighting it up blue on Tuesday, 4/3. Life skills staff and students will be selling Autism awareness items during the lunch hours next week. Stay tuned for more details and future emails from your life skills staff! Don't forget your blue on Tuesday!
The JV baseball game at Dunlap for today, March 29, has been canceled.
The home varsity baseball game with canton for today, March 29, has been canceled.
Join us tonight in the auditorium at 7pm for Farmington’s Got Talent! We have 12 acts and an exhibition lined up for your entertainment. Admission is $2 for students and $4 for adults.
Farmington's Got Talent is tomorrow at 7pm in the High School Auditorium.
The JH track meet for today has been postponed until April 16, not April 26. Sorry for the confusion.
The boys and girls JH track teams will practice tonight, March 28, until 5pm
The JH track meet for today, March 28, has been postponed until April 26. Start time will be 4pm in Macomb.
The girls softball game for today, March 28, has been postponed until May 7. Start time is 4:30 at Eureka HS.
Championship schedules are out for Winterguard. We will perform at 7:27 pm on Saturday April 7. Our competition group includes (SRA): TF South HS, Marengo, Coal City, Plainfiled North, Davenport, Sandwich, Lake Zurich, and Stevenson High Schools.
After Prom is just around the corner! Send in your donations to FCHS 310 N. Lightfoot Road Farmington IL 61531. We appreciate your support in keeping our kids safe on Prom night.
Harvest Team Member Karah Thomas brings a bake sale and goodies stand to the Musical for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Foundation with help from fellow HTM Jack Fletcher. Sponsored by: Lozier Oil Company, Bank of Farmington, SS Marine Products, Tom Conklin-State Farm Insurance, Morton Community Bank, SNIPS Hair Studio and Kiesewetter Insurance.
Thank you to Kevin Sprecher from the Bank of Farmington for speaking to the Intro to Business classes about auto loans.
A big THANK YOU to the Bank of Yates City in Farmington for donating "Identity Theft" booklets for the students in the FCHS Intro to Business classes.
The HS softball game for tomorrow, March 27 with Stark County has been canceled.
The HS baseball games for tomorrow, March 27, have been canceled.
The HS track meet for Tuesday, March 27 at Elmwood has been canceled.
The JV softball game for today at Morton has been canceled.
One last chance to come see a brilliant production of Little Shop of Horrors TODAY at 2pm! Doors open at 1pm. Bake sale will be open!
Congratulations is deserved for these three outstanding FFA members! Yesterday was State Awards Day in Champaign. Sarah Stevens, Katie Barnett, and Karah Thomas interviewed in Agricultural Processing, Equine Science Entrepreneurship, and Small Animal Production and Care, respectively. These ladies were among the top 5 in the state in their proficiency areas, something few FFA members can say. Outstanding work and dedication by them in their Supervised Agriculture Experiences!
A Week in Review March 18-24: Winterguard Competition-Schaumburg High School- March 18 Grade Cards Distributed- March 19 Chess Club- March 20 Creating Champions Field Trip- March 20 Chicago High Agricultural Sciences field trip- March 20 Musical Review with Ledger- March 21 Parent Teacher Conferences - March 22 Game Club- March 22 Book Club Meeting- March 23 Logan Trivoli Cadet Program Meeting- March 23 Boys and Girls Track Illinois Prep Times at Illinois Wesleyan-March 23 Musical "Little Shop of Horrors"- March 23-25 State Awards Day (FFA)- March 24 Kiwanis All-Star Game- March 24
A Week in Review-March 11-17: Book Fair Week (K-5)- March 11th week SAT Prep for Juniors- Enrichments until April IHSTF Meeting (Farmington Represented)- March 11 Monmouth College Rep Visit - March 12 FCA Kickoff – March 13 Chess Club Meeting--March 13 WYSE team to Knox College -March 13 Blackburn College Rep Visit - March 13 Boys Track won Titan Indoor Invitational Megan Gilstrap- set girls shot put school record- 35 ft. 11 in. Life Skills fundraiser- March 14 Game Club - March 14 Bradley University Rep Visit - March 14 Blood Drive Drama Department- March 14 Shedd Aquarium Field Trip Environmental Science -March 14 Key club Field Trip to Morton Mission Mart- March 15 SIP DAY (GENIUS HOUR-K-12)- March 16 Special Olympics Workers -March 16 Mrs Clope Baby Shower (HS)- March 16 School Safety Training (K-12)- March 16 IHSA STATE SCHOLASTIC BOWL Assistants-March 16
One last chance to come see a brilliant production of Little Shop of Horrors at Farmington High School Sunday at 2 pm. Doors will open at 1pm. Bake sale will be open as well throughout the show. We hope to see you at the show!
Peckham 60m 3rd 8.02, 200m 6th 26.85, 400m 2nd 1:00.44, Litchfield PV 6th 9-6, J Anderson 60m HH 4th 8.60, 2 X 200 Anderson, Kenney, Uraysz, Anderson 8th 1:36.24, 4 X400 Anderson, Fletcher, Fletcher, Uryasz 10th 3:41.02
Due to weather, the Farmington High School Production of "Little Shop of Horrors" has been cancelled. We will have our final show tomorrow beginning at 2pm. House will open at 1pm. We apologize for this inconvenience but the safety of our community and students are our number one priority. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Great work to our Theatre Department! Come see the show this weekend! here is our review from the ledger---ENJOY!! http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20180323/farmington-show-turns-food-pyramid-upside-down
The JH IESA Solo & Ensemble contest for tomorrow March 24 at K. Wethersfield has been postponed until Saturday April 7.
The varsity DH baseball game with Peoria Christian for Tomorrow March 24 has been postponed.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Hannah Lane and Summer Record!
Farmington Theatre Department presents: Little Shop of Horrors---TONIGHT and TOMORROW at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm (doors open 1 hour prior). $7 Adults/$5 students. Bake sale will support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and Theatre department
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Josie Clark and Alecia Gates!
The JV baseball game with Mercer County for Saturday March 24 has been postponed until May 3. Start time will be 4:30 at Mercer County.
World Down Syndrome Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, 3/21 and Farmignton Schools would like to celebrate! -Down Syndrome awareness is represented by the colors yellow and blue. Feel free to sport those colors on Wednesday. -"Lots of socks"... wear bright colors, mismatched, long/short, crazy socks on Wednesday. Why? Because our differences are what make us great! Wear bright colored crazy socks so people ask you about them and you can share what you know about Down Syndrome and bring awareness to our community!
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Dance Team! Jaden Van Winkle Abby McCormick Trinity McGuire Sydney Williams Tess Crowe Katie Staley Allison Neff Mollie Kephart Nicole Holtz
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Hannah Schierl and Jonathan Meyer!
Two Livestock Judging contests in two days makes for a lot of fun, and it's even more fun when you do well! Yesterday, we traveled to Salem, IL for the Marion County 4-H contest. Katie Barnett placed 6th in swine, and 11th overall. Also competing yesterday were Zach Smith, Sam Deppermann, and Ethan Emken. Today, we competed in the Bushnell-Prairie City FFA Alumni contest. No individual awards were won but the team of Sam Deppermann, Drew Vawter, John Terrell and Christy Mahr took home 4th in beef and 2nd team overall!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2010 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Kayla Thorne and Chris Guidi!
The varsity baseball game with Kewanee at home for tomorrow has been canceled.
The varsity baseball game today at Kewanee will be played at Northeast Park, located on rt 78 on the very north end of town.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2009 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Samantha Moss and Kristin Zilch!
Great work to the students and staff for blood drive donations! We collected over 45 usable units!
Results are in from WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering): 2nd place—Jack Fletcher in math 3rd—Jack Fletcher in biology Jakob Uryasz in physics TJ Benedict in physics Avery Mowen in computer science Team placed 3rd!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2008 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Sarah Johnson and Ethan Platt.
Good luck to the Boys Baseball team as they play at IVC this evening.
The 7:30 p.m. Board of Education meeting tonight will be held in the high school gymnasium instead of the research center. Anyone attending should enter through the main high school entrance A-1 or the events entrance B-3.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2007 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Katherine Kovanda and Korin Petersen.
March is Theatre in our Schools month! Friday was Wear Your Show Shirt to School!
Do you have a talent that you would like to show everybody? Sign up for Farmington’s Got Talent today! All entries are due by Thursday, March 15th. Prizes will be given to the top 3 acts. Community involvement is more than welcome, however only K-12 students will receive prizes. The event will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm in the Auditorium. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesp5QpAjOKRYNyCYUpwKyfg87VZvM3YX--GHOqnUN5NP7o_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Nice job ladies!! Congratulations to our following players for making the Prairieland All-Conference team: Unanimous 1st team: @morgan_powel 1st team: @GilstrapMegan 2nd team: @ppeckham01 Honorable Mention: @SpragueMacie #RINGTHEBELL
Congratulations to Jake Uryasz - unanimous First Team All Conferece. Judd Anderson - First Team All Conference. Jarod DePriest - Second Team All Conference. Nick Johnson - Second Team All Conference!
Congratulations Jake Nicolas and Jarrod! http://www.galesburg.com/sports/20180307/2017-18-wci-sports-all-area-boys-basketball-team
Last night at District Proficiency Interviews, we sent six students to interview about their SAEs and couldn't be happier with each of their performances. Christy Mahr was named a finalist in Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship, and Austin Mottaz was a finalist in Turf Grass Production. Caleb Mahr placed second in Vegetable Production. Katie Barnett won Equine Science Entrepreneurship, Sarah Stevens won Agricultural Processing, and Karah Thomas won Small Animal Production and Care. Congratulations to all students for their dedication and hard work towards successful SAE's! Katie, Sarah and Karah will now compete at State Awards Day on March 24th. They are now among the top 5 students in their respective areas in the state. Best of luck!
Support your Research Centers with a Book Fair Purchase! Book Fair is next week!! No time to come in? Order online-- http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3789343&direct=Y
Would you like to participate in the showdown of the classes basketball tournament on April 15? If so there are sign-ups in the office for players and coaches. There are two coaches per class, at least one male one female, and you MUST order a T-shirt to play or coach. Ordering a shirt will also grant you free admission to the game. Please see Sam Fletcher for any questions.
Do you have a talent that you would like to show everybody? Sign up for Farmington’s Got Talent today! (See link below) All entries are due to Taylor Simpson by Thursday, March 15th. The event will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm in the Auditorium. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesp5QpAjOKRYNyCYUpwKyfg87VZvM3YX--GHOqnUN5NP7o_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2005 FCHS Directors Award for Theatre Excellence to Arica Inglis and Stephanie Arrowsmith.
Midday Bus #3 is running 15 minutes late.
The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. State scholar designation provides honorary recognition with no monetary award. Approximately the top ten percent of graduates from approved high schools are announced as State Scholars each year. Congratulations to the 2018 Illinois State Scholars from Farmington: Timothy Benedict, John Fletcher, Jessamy Hintz, Caden Lansford, and Cody Rickard.
Good luck to the Scholastic Bowl team as they compete at Regionals today at Peoria Christian. Match begins at 5:20pm.
Alumni of the Year! Please see attached form for more information.