Girls in Science @ SMV

March 15, 2018
Who: Middle school aged girls Where: Science Museum of Virginia When: Saturday, March 24, 6:30 pm – Sunday, March 25, 9 am What: Invention-inspired overnight sleepover Why: Middle school girls join forces with professional women to learn what skills are needed to be an inventor. Girls will work through the design process and discover how it applies to innovation. Bring your problem solving skills, your best ideas and your imagination! Your Camp-In at the Museum includes: • Access to Museum exhibits • Dome feature: Dream Big • Special guest speaker • Variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations • Access to Shop4Science • Evening snack • Breakfast • T-shirt Cost: $10 per person One adult chaperone required for every four girls. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 804.864.1400. Register today! Girls in Science Camp-In: Invent Your Future Girls in Science Camp-In is sponsored by Visit us at smv.org. 3

Girls in Science flyer

Worker’s Permit Information

March 15, 2018

Are you interested in getting a workers permit?  The attached instructions outline the steps in getting your permit The school is no longer involved with this process as everything is now available online at the VA Department of Labor website.  Go to http://www.doli.virginia.gov/for more information and make sure to click on the attachment.  Thanks!

PTSA Write-A-Check Campaign

March 9, 2018

Our PTSA is excited to begin its Write-A-Check Fundraising Campaign. All of your generous donations will directly benefit programs that support our students at Fairfield. We hope you will consider helping us reach our goal of $600. Please see attached flyer and/or contact Mrs. Payne, our PTSA President, at lup1212@verizon.net for more information

The Fairfield Middle School PTSA is excited to offer the Write-A-Check Fundraising Campaign. 100% of your generous donation benefits the parents, students, and staff of Fairfield Middle School. Your support is critical in making this fundraiser a success. The school relies on money from the PTSA to cover the gap between what our state and district provide and the kind of educational and community programs we know will build a truly well-rounded child. By writing a check, you are ensuring that all children at Wilder Middle continue to benefit from the great programs and activities we provide each year. Your donation helps the PTSA provide: Teacher Appreciation Parent Programs/Workshops Benchmark Assessments SOL Support/Incentives Volunteer Appreciation Awards Operational Resources School Supplies & Equipment Student Achievement Awards Student Programs Student Workshops Career Day Academic Enrichment Please help us continue to provide this level of support to all our students, teachers, and staff for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. To participate, simply write a check and return the form below to the PTSA Drop Box in the main office or mail to the address below. You DO NOT need to be a member of the PTSA to donate, so make it count and get EVERYONE involved!! There is power in numbers!! We need your support by making a monetary donation! No amount is too small! Your donation will be kept completely confidential, and any amount will be greatly appreciated. Unlike other fundraisers, 100% of your donation goes directly to the school. If we divide and conquer, Fairfield Middle School WILL reach new heights! Thank you in advance for your generous support! Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Fairfield Middle School – Attn: PTSA 5121 Nine Mile Rd, Richmond VA 23235 lup1212@verizon.net

Write a Check Campaign flyer

Spring Fling – 3/29

March 5, 2018

Falcon Families, we have the unique opportunity to be joined by Human Kind and Virginia Employment Commission to offer a free, one-of-a-kind program tailored to provide car loan assistance and other financial and career advice to our community! The staff and faculty at Fairfield Middle School would like to invite you to our Spring Fling on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM for an evening of great tips, food, and door prizes! Dinner will be provided. Don’t miss out on this invaluable experience! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Belton in the School Counseling office.

FMS Spring Fling Family Engagement Night with Dinner and Door prizes March 29, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm Come learn how to: reduce debt, improve credit score, resume/job hunting tips  Need a car?  Come learn how to receive a low interest car loan

Spring Fling Flyer

Youth Art Month Drawing Challenge

March 5, 2018

Do you like to draw? Do you enjoy a challenge? Then Fairfield’s Drawing Challenge is for you! There will be 2 drawings to complete each week in March, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded at the end of the month. You must complete all drawings to be eligible to win. Stop by room J7 or N7 for forms and more information. You do not have to be enrolled in an art class to participate!


8th Grade Writing SOLs – 3/20-27

March 2, 2018

Beginning March 20th, 8th graders will be taking the Writing SOL tests.  This letter includes more information

Newspaper Club Advice Column

February 26, 2018

Students, are you looking for advice or an opinion about a school-related question or issue? Ask Miss Know-It-All! The FMS Newspaper Club will post your question anonymously in our next issue and you can look to see what advice our mystery correspondent Miss Know-It-All has to offer. Send in your question using the following link:


2018 Reflections Winners

February 8, 2018


The Reflections Program Awards Students in Pre-K-12th grade who create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.

2017-2018 Fairfield Middle PTSA Reflections Winners:
 GRAND PRIZE = $25 Target Gift Card:
o MUSIC Composition = Joyce A. (6th grade)
                                                                                  o Also moved up to the Henrico County Level Competition
 FIRST PLACE = $10 WaWa Gift Card:
o PHOTOGRAPHY = Kennedy G. (6th grade)
o DANCE = Kennedy G. (6th grade)
o LITERATURE = Adrianna W. (6th grade)
o VISUAL ARTS = Sylvia B. (7th grade
Congrats from the PTSA and thanks for everyone’s participation!!

8th Grade Events and Expectations

February 5, 2018

February 2, 2018

Dear 8th Grade Falcon Families,

It is hard to believe that the school year is half over and with this comes the realization that your child’s middle school experience is nearly at its end. We could not be more proud of the growth and achievements of the class of 2025!  To celebrate these successes, the 8th grade team is hard at work planning several events.

The events are detailed below as are the requirements for attendance. We want each student to be able to fully participate, so we are sharing the guidelines now. Not only are these celebrations in honor of the hard work students put into their middle school career, but they also serve as an incentive for students to continue meeting our high academic and conduct standards.

The following is a brief synopsis of each of the end of the year events:

  • 8th Grade Dance: scheduled for Friday, June 1st from 6:00-8:30 PM in the FMS gym
  • 8th Grade Class Trip: the specific time and place have yet to be determined but it will be fun!
  • 8th Grade End of the Year Cookout: scheduled for Thursday, June 7th from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

              The requirements to attend these events are:

    • during the third marking period students cannot be suspended,
    • during the fourth marking period students must not be suspended or be assigned in-school suspension,
    • additionally, students cannot receive a failing grade for any course during the third marking period or during the first half of the fourth marking period.
  • 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: scheduled for Friday, June 8th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Highland Springs High School (15 S Oak Ave, Highland Springs, VA 23075). In order to attend students:
    • must not be suspended at during the fourth nine weeks.

Our goal is for ALL students to attend ALL events. However, we impress upon the students to do their best academically and maintain appropriate behavior as they both factor in the decision on whether a student can participate in the end of year activities.

We will provide more information, invitations and permission slips for each event once we get closer to the dates.

Fairfield staff and PTSA are working diligently to ensure that our 8th grade students have a memorable end to their FMS career. Should you have any further questions about these events, please contact Ms. Lee at celee@henrico.k12.va.us.

Thank you for your continued support,

Dr. Angela Thompson – Principal

Mr. Scott Fortune – 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Mrs. Tiffany Morgan- 8th Grade School Counselor

Mrs. Rashawn Smith-Bolar – 8th grade IB School Counselor

Ms. Chelsea Lee – 8th Grade Team Leader

Summer 2018 Online 9th and 10th grade Health/PE

December 14, 2017

Please read the following information to learn more about taking the health/PE courses online as 9th graders in Summer 2018.  Info. flyer 


5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223
Phone (804) 328-4020 | Fax (804) 328-4031
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers
Attendance: (804) 328-4023
Clinic:(804) 328-2404
School Counseling (804) 328-4024

School Administration:
Angela Thompson, Principal
Alison Walden, Associate Principal
Scott Fortune, Assistant Principal
                                    Jill Blom, Assistant Principal                                    
Mahdi Dublin, Administrative Intern