School requires ID Check to Enter Student Areas

As part of a program to increase the safety of students and staff, West Side Schools began using a visitor management system Monday when students and staff returned from Spring Break. The new procedure will require all district vendors, substitute teachers, volunteers, and visitors — including parents — to present a valid, state-issued ID, such […]

Girls and Boys State

These four Shirley High School Juniors will represent the Shirley/Fairfield Bay area this summer at American Legion Boys State and Girls State. Post 333 of the Fairfield Bay American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary sponsor the students for the week long seminars intended to increase the students’ understanding of how democracy works in state […]

Shirley Drama Club is Off the Save the Wizard

The Shirley High School Drama Club’s new play for this year is “We’re Off to Save the Wizard.” Dorthy returns in their sequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” with a new copper friend named Tick Tok to help save the Wizard who has been kidnapped by Ruggedo, the evil Gnome King. The drama club, consisting […]

Fairfield Bay Community Education Center

by Dr. Catherine Swift The Education Center offers a wide variety of educational classes, workshops, and lectures for the benefit of the Fairfield Bay community and the surrounding areas. The weekly class schedule is posted in the Fairfield Bay newspaper and distributed to many local publications and radio stations, in addition to being posted on […]

Soup Contest Winner

2016-South-Side-Soup-Contest-1st-place-Spicy-Thai-Shrimp-Soup-Emily-Payne-Hannah-Hall-Layla-Holley-Caitlyn-Walthal-Lori-Rooney-Teacher Mrs. Lori Rooney’s, South Side High School Nutrition Students accepted a challenge from the Van Buren County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to create an original, tasty and nutritious soup. The “Make it a Meal with Soup” contest was meant to be a fun learning experience with cash prizes for the three top winning teams. […]

Community Education Class Schedule

WEEK OF February 22 – February 26 As always we request that you call in advance to reserve your space… One Day Painting with Panache Tuesday, February 23 10:00am – 12:00 noon At the Education Center studio! Acrylic artist Jim Tindall will lead the 2 hour class for beginning students who will complete a finished […]

Community Education Center Update

The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will reopen on Tuesday, February 2 for the 2016 season. In celebration of Fairfield Bay’s 50th Anniversary, we will focus on our areas earliest peoples and their 4,000 year old legacy from the Indian Rock Cave (Edgemont Shelter on the National Register of Historic places). Sterling scholars lecture series […]

Shirley Receives Exxon/Mobile Grant

Shirley High School has received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Billy D. Jackson of B-B Oil Company of Searcy, Arkansas worked with school officials to secure the grant which is one of thousands available to schools across the country. The grants are made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corporation. The […]

Education Center Year End Message

First of all, let me say that I am extremely pleased with the quality and quantity of classes, programs and events that the Education Center has offered during my first 6 months as Director. I have had the good fortune to take over a school that had well established classes, with outstanding instructors and a […]

Shirley Basketball

Shirley vs St. Joseph Conway St Joseph, AR – The Shirley Senior Blue Devils won 2 out of 3 games in the Conway St Joseph Classic in early December. Shirley defeated the host team, Conway St Joeseph in the opening round 47 to 37. Guard Michael Meeuwsen led the Blue Devils with 14 points and […]