The Fairbanks Local School District was founded in 1960. Our school colors are red and white. Our mascot is the panther.
Fairbanks History

The Fairbanks School District was named after Charles W. Fairbanks who was born (1852) and reared in Unionville Center, Ohio. Charles W. Fairbanks graduated from school at Unionville Center and from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1872, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. After marrying a Marysville resident, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he became active in politics.

Charles W. Fairbanks was elected to the United States Senate (Republican, Indiana) in 1896, from which he resigned in 1904 to run as Theodore Roosevelt's Vice President. He served as Vice President from 1905 to 1909. Following this, he returned to his law practice in Indiana. Fairbanks died in 1918 and is buried in Indianapolis.

Charles W. Fairbanks, who was born in a log cabin in our school district, made significant and important contributions to the development of our American History.
Fight Song - The Victors

Cheer for its Fairbanks Winning, Cheer 'Til the Noise is Dinning, Cheer for the Panthers, They're the Men Who Wear the "F"!

Hail to the Team that's First Rate, Hail to the Name of Fairbanks, Hail to the Panthers, Fighting on to Victory! Hey!

Kenneth Kanniard - Class of 1964
Alma Matter

Fairbanks our high school dear, Firm as the land you grace; Never can time efface Our faith in thee. Though years part us from thy halls Loyal to thee we'll stay Praising as we do today Our Fairbanks High.

Teach us to build our lives Founded on love and truth, Proud of our years as youth At Fairbanks High For you our prayers will rise To God above the skies. Guarding with watchful eye, Our Fairbanks High.

Patty Boerger Jawyn - Class of 1966
Community Sports/Youth Activites
Mr. Joey Newell's Blog Page
Youth Soccer
Posted 4/26/2016 at 11:52:19 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]

The Fairbanks High School Soccer program will be hosting its annual summer camp June 6-9 from 6:30-8 pm each night. High school coaches Humphrey and Spain, FHS boys and girls players, and Mike Heifner from UCISL Player Development will lead children age 3-14 in drills, training tips and scrimmages. Please see attachment for the registration form.

Posted 3/23/2016 at 8:58:37 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Congratulations Fairbanks 6th grade Travel Team. Triad Classic Gold Division champs!
Posted 3/23/2016 at 8:52:30 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Great job to the middle schoolers who participated in the Ohio Way Junior High state tournament. Great job to Tanner Conway and Aiden Groves. Congratulations to Ethan Chippas, who placed 8th and Zach Fox who placed 7th in their respective weight classes. Thanks to them and the rest of the middle schoolers who worked hard all season long to make this 1st year a great success.
Posted 3/14/2016 at 2:21:01 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]

Members of the Fairbanks Wrestling Club wrestled in their final tournament of the year in Marion at the Ohio Way State Tournament.
Jacob Rigsby finished 3rd, Sam Vollrath finished 6th, and Trevor Chippas finished 7th in their respective weight classes.
Congratulations and great job to them and the rest of the High School wrestlers on a successful year.
Congratulations to Billy Bodie in the Middle School. Wrestling in the Ohio Way youth state tournament in Marion, Billy won the championship in his weight class. Great job Billy.

Good luck to him and the other Middle school wrestlers who will be competing next weekend at the Ohio Way Junior High state tournament.
Youth Basketball
Posted 3/1/2016 at 7:12:25 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Congrats to the 5th grade boys team, as tourney champs, and a vastly improved 4th grade team who lost a tough one in the consolation finals of mostly 5th grade teams.
Youth Basketball
Posted 3/1/2016 at 7:10:44 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Basketball
Runner up picture of the Fairbanks boys 6th grade at the Tri-County tournament
Posted 2/25/2016 at 9:44:16 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]

Jason Cook represented Fairbanks High School at the District Division II Swim Meet held Friday at The Ohio State University. He placed second in the 200 freestyle with a personal best time of 1:50.30 which automatically qualified him for the State meet in Canton on Thursday. He also placed 9th in the 50 freestyle just missing the podium. Jason is a Junior and this is the first time he has qualified for the state meet.

Youth Girls Basketball
Posted 2/24/2016 at 7:21:29 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Girls Basketball

The 6th grade Lady Panthers wrapped up their Tri-County season with a hard fought tournament. They represented the school well and stepped up to serve in various roles throughout the weekend to ensure that the tournament ran smoothly. They are an impressive group of young ladies with an abundance of Panther Pride!

They'll take that Panther Pride to Amanda Clearcreek for the Amanda Shootout on March 5th and 6th, along with the 4th and 5th grade teams. Be sure to wish them well!

Pictured: (Front) Kate Ruff, Veronique Grand, Gracie Pyers (Back) Avery Groves, Abby Trego, Anna Poling, Katelyn Vollrath, Coach Dana Poling

Youth Girls Basketball
Posted 2/24/2016 at 3:42:54 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Girls Basketball
The Fairbanks Girls 5th Grade Basketball Team won their league championship this past weekend in a hard fought game against West Jefferson. The 5th Grade Lady Panthers came back from an 8-point deficit in the first half to win by 3 points. The team consists of 5th graders: Lindsey, McKenzie, Cayde, Elaina, Kennedy, Macy, Carly, Ellie and Amber. Congratulations girls!
Youth Basketball
Posted 2/15/2016 at 10:47:22 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Basketball

5th Grade Boys finished 9-0.

Front row from left to right: Nicholas Welch, Caleb Wenger, Andrew Crowe, Peyton Hubbs, Nathan Combs, CJ Swartz, Evan Blumenschein, and Joe Ziegler.

Back row left to right: Coach Matt Wenger and Coach Chip Hubbs

Youth Basketball
Posted 2/15/2016 at 9:06:07 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Basketball

4th Grade finished 5-4 while playing in a 5th grade league.

Team pic is below. From L->R are: Derek Shaw, AJ Landon, Cohen Riley, Dominic Kennedy, Jackson Stage, Leo Rausch, Neil Kohls, Cole Justus.

Youth Basketball
Posted 2/14/2016 at 6:34:48 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Basketball
The Fairbanks 6th grade boys travel basketball team won their last season game to complete a 9-1 season. In doing so, they are league champs. Now off to league tournaments in 2 weeks to try to defend our title. Attached is a picture of the team. Front Row Dylan Tobe, Caden Feller, Andy Higinbotham, Cade Ziegler, Noah Rausch, Grant Rausch, Ryker Beaty, Alex Crowe. Back Row Coach Jon Feller, Coach Doug Tobe, Coach Jeff Ziegler
Youth Wrestling Clinic and Dinner
Posted 2/11/2016 at 9:27:11 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Please come out and support our youth wrestling program Saturday Feb 27.  Please read attached flyer with more information.
Youth Girls Basketball
Posted 2/8/2016 at 9:53:50 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]

Our Lady Panther Basketball Club was in action this past Sunday at Ben Logan. It was a clean sweep for the Panthers! The 4th grade team defeated Triad 24-9, the 5th grade team defeated Ridgemont 29-4 and the 6th grade team defeated Triad 22-7.

With one week left in our regular season, the 4th grade team (playing in a league with mostly 5th grade teams) stands at 4-5 and tied for 7th (of 12). The 5th graders are 8-1 and in 2nd place in that division. The 6th grade team is 7-4 and in 3rd place in their group.

Come cheer for the girls at our season-end tournament at Fairbanks on 2/20 and 2/21. Games will begin at 10:00 both days.

Youth Basketball Picture
Posted 2/3/2016 at 8:03:03 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Youth Basketball Picture
Fairbanks Summer Ball Association
Posted 2/3/2016 at 8:00:05 AM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Fairbanks Summer Ball Association
Posted 1/29/2016 at 12:48:18 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
Fairbanks Summer Ball Association sign-ups for Baseball-Softball-TBall will run from Feb 1st to Mid March. Website to sign up is: http://fsba.siplay.com/site/

Youth Basketball
Posted 1/28/2016 at 12:08:44 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]

Come watch the Fairbanks 4th, 5th, & 6th grade travel basketball teams in action this Sunday, Jan 31 playing at Fairbanks HS/MS gyms.  Game times are: 4th grade @ 1PM  5th grade @4PM  6th grade @ 2PM

High School Wrestling Club
Posted 1/27/2016 at 12:08:56 PM by Joey Newell [staff member]
At Johnathan Alder Tournament Fairbanks Wrestling Club had one placer Jacob Rigsby 3rd place at 170
Fairbanks Local Schools Athletic Admission Prices
  • Varsity Contests- Adults $6.00 and Students (1-12) $4.00
  • JV Contest only- Adults $3.00 and Students (1-12) $2.00
  • Middle School Contests- Adults $3.00 and Students (1-12) $2.00
  • Resident Senior Citizens* admitted free of charge with a Fairbanks Board of Education issued Senior Citizen Pass. This pass must be obtained through the Fairbanks Board of Education Office.
  • Non-Resident Senior Citizens are admitted at the student admission price with a Golden Buckeye Card.

Please Note: Tournament admission prices are not set by the Fairbanks Athletic Department.

Passes will give admission to all home middle school and high school events. Family passes are good for immediate family members, high school aged and under. Note: Passes will not be honored at home league tournaments. Please purchase your pass prior to attending the athletic event. No credit will be given for prior admissions paid.

* Senior Citizen Passes

If you are 60 years old or older and live in our school district, then you quality to receive a complimentary 2015-2016 Senior Citizen Pass. The pass provides the opportunity for Senior Citizens to attend school events without paying an admission fee. This includes sporting events, plays, band concerts, or any event held on the school property. It will not cover fees for events hosted by other districts or any tournament hosted by our district. This pass will be issued by the Central Office, and each individual will need to provide proof of address and a valid driver's license (or any validated I.D.)

The Central Office is located just inside the front entrance to the Middle School. Please feel free to stop in Monday through Friday from 7:30 - 4:00 P.M. We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our school events.

Facilities Rental

If you are interested in renting one of our facilities, please contact the following people for availability and pricing:

Elementary School: Mark Lotycz

Middle / High Schools: Tom Montgomery

Gymnasiums: Scott Shively