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Principal's Message

Principal Whitfield

Greetings Wildcat Families!

We have had a fantastic start to the 2018-2019 school year!  Our students, parents, teachers, and staff are energized, positive and ready for a fresh start. This year, our academic focus will be improving our students’ math skills, reading proficiency, and enhancing our STEAM initiative here at Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science. We teach the core curriculum and differentiate instruction, so we can meet the needs of all students, higher level questioning to prepare our students for success, and teachers are encouraged to increase engagement, innovative practices, and rigor in their classroom.

Education is truly a partnership in which teachers and parents share a common vision and common goals for children. An important aspect of that relationship is communication. Teachers will make every effort to provide meaningful, ongoing information to parents and we want to encourage parents to keep in contact with their children’s teachers. Whether parents have a question, a suggestion or perhaps a concern, it is important to let the teacher know. The student’s agenda book is an excellent tool for sending quick notes to teachers.  Thank you for supporting this effort by working with your child at home each night. You are an important Piece to the Puzzle here at Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science.

I am so proud of our accomplishments from the past school year. We continue to have students recognized for academics and the arts. We have 19 students who qualified to be Duke TIP Scholars. Our school has many students who performed exceptionally well on the state assessment in academics and the arts.   Way to go Wildcats!

Please join us in welcoming our new teaching staff this year. I hope that each of you had the opportunity to meet them at the Meet and Greet. If you have not met the new staff, please stop by and see them during the Parent/Teacher Conference on November 1, 2018.

I look forward to another rewarding year in 2018-2019. We have an excellent school, full of outstanding students, teachers and staff, which are supported by a great community. Please help us share in the vast accomplishments of our students this year by coming out and supporting the Wildcats as we continue to open minds through the academics and the arts.


We Have All the Pieces to the Puzzle to help students to be successful in school and life.


Mrs. Whitfield, Ed.S

Palmetto’s Finest Principal