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Fairmont Fall Play a Nod to 'The Bard'

In conjunction with Fairmont’s year-long celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday, "Shakes Yeare," the Theatre Department is proud to present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged" on Thursday, October 23 @ 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 25 @ 2 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 26 @ 2 pm. 


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National Merit Scholars

Fairmont High School is proud to announce three seniors, Sam Barton, Jason Guadalupe, and Sarah Kane, as National Merit Semi-Finalists. They achieved this distinction by ranking in the top one-half of one percent of the more than 1.5 million seniors in the country who took the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). They will continue in the competition to be named Finalists. Rachel Gaines, Elizabeth Groll, Harper Luczka, Sullivan O'Hara, Josh Schnipke, and Chris Warner placed in the top five percent of all test-takers and received the designation of Commended Scholars.  Jason Guadalupe and Alex Heindl were chosen by the  National Hispanic Recognition Program as a result of their high scores, and Ruth Jebessa received recognition as a National Achievement Scholar. Congratulations to all of these students for demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success. Collectively, this group represents the greatest number of Fairmont students recognized by National Merit since 1990.

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Fall Blood Drive

BLOOD DRIVE – On Friday, October 31, over 200 Firebird students and staff will be signed up to donate blood in our annual Fall Blood Drive. Blood donation is another great Fairmont tradition. In over 29 years of blood drives, the Firebird community has donated close to 750 gallons of the precious gift of life. Student donors have been given information to share with parents, and 16 year-old donors require a parent/guardian signature on the permission form, Adult donors are welcome. Call 499-1652 to make and appointment between 8:00 and noon.

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Prospective Student Open House

As Kettering non-public eighth graders begin to explore their high school options, we would like to take this opportunity to invite them to a special, Kettering Fairmont High School Open House. 

In Kettering, we are blessed to have great public and private schools. Our goal is to give students and parents accurate information to make the best decision for each family. We are offering two Open House dates to choose from:  October 24th from 9-11 a.m. and/or October 30th from 7-9 p.m. in Fairmont’s Recital Hall.

This event is intended for Kettering residents who have attended Private Schools. We will have an 8th Grade Parent night in the spring for our Van Buren and KMS students.

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Nationally Known A Capella Group in Concert at Fairmont

The nationally known a cappella group Street Corner Symphony, a finalist on the second season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, returns to Kettering Saturday, November 8th, for an all-day a cappella festival and a 7 p.m. public concert in the Trent Arena.

The six-man group, based in Nashville, features Kettering native Kurt Zimmerman on vocal percussion. Zimmerman, who graduated from Kettering Fairmont in 2012, was a three-year member of the acclaimed Fairmont a cappella group Eleventh Hour. Besides Zimmerman, Street Corner Symphony includes brothers Jeremy, Jonathan and Richie Lister, along with Adam Chance and Mark McLemore. Their repertoire covers a wide range from Gospel and barbershop to rock and pop.

Street Corner Symphony last performed in Kettering at Fraze Pavilion in August 2013, just a month after releasing Southern Autumn Nostalgia, their first album of all original music. Their YouTube performance of “Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit has more than 400,000 views, and their cover of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” has logged more than 75,000.

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