Your quick resource for news and information from Fairview Park City Schools | December 2018
Fairview Park City Schools Recognized by State
The Fairview Park City Schools have received a new designation from the Ohio Department of Education.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, the ODE began identifying schools every three years based on Ohio's accountability system and provide a continuum of support for schools designated as Warning, Priority, Focus, and Independent.  All four school buildings in the Fairview Park City School District have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as "Independent".
Jo Hannah Ward, Director of Office for Improvement and Innovation for ODE said in a statement, "Independent schools strive to continuously improve student outcomes by supporting the whole child, ensuring equitable services for all students, and creating a culture and climate that support learning."
Additionally, all buildings have demonstrated evidenced-based strategies in the following areas: curriculum, instruction, and assessment; human capital management; school climate and student supports; leadership, administration and governance.
"We're pleased that the Ohio Department of Education has recognized the efforts of our teachers, support staff, and building administrators by continually striving to improve student outcomes.  We will continue to aspire to excellence each and every day," said Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner. 
In Case You Missed It: Another Opportunity to See "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" 
On Monday, December 3, there will be another opportunity to watch the documentary "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety". The film will begin at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium. 
Parent University Launches
The district is launching "Parent University," a series of workshop-style sessions to provide more resources and information for parents and families. 

The first session will be on December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Gilles-Sweet Elementary cafetorium. 

The discussion will center around depression and anxiety, as well as feature a special guest speaker from local counseling firm Fit Mind Cleveland. Also, parents will be able to ask the panel questions.

Based on feedback from a survey administered through the Family and Community Engagement department, potential topics of future Parent University sessions include social  Social Media 101, Apps & Technology for Education, Is My Child Gifted?, How to Help My Child Do Better in School, Reaching the Third Grade Guarantee, Help with Math Homework, College/Career and Financial Aid Resources, and Navigating Online Tools. 

If parents would like to see a specific topic addressed, please email FACE Coordinator Carrie Sullivan at 
Thank You, Fairview Park!
On November 6, voters passed Issue 5, the Fairview Park Schools renewal levy. This keeps Fairview Park Schools moving forward! Thank you!
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Underway
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is collaborating to review the district strategic plan and coordinate a Community Forum for community feedback on the goals and vision of the school district. By spring, the group's goals are to review/revise vision and mission statements, review/revise key goal areas, and develop strategies for each goal area. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please email us
District Holiday Concerts 
On Saturday, December 8, the Fairview Park Music Department presents an afternoon of holiday music in the Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - Gilles-Sweet Golden Singers
2:30 p.m. - Gilles-Sweet Band
2:45 p.m. - Gilles-Sweet Orchestra
3:00 p.m. - Middle School 6th Grade Band
3:20 p.m. - Trash Can Band
3:30 p.m. - Middle School 6th Grade Orchestra
4:00 p.m. - Middle School Concert Band
4:30 p.m. - Middle School Concert Orchestra
5:00 p.m. - FHS Symphonic Band
5:30 p.m. - Chamber orchestra, String Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra

Then, on Thursday, December 13, the Fairview Chorale Department will present an evening of holiday music beginning at 7 p.m. in the Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School. The Holiday Chorale Concert will feature the Mayer Middle School Glee Club, Mayer Middle School Concert Choir, FHS Scarlet Singers, and the FHS Chorale.
The 3 rd grade concert,  My Marvelous Magical Sleigh, will be Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

Upcoming Events
December 3
"Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" Film Screening
7-8 p.m., FHS Auditorium

December 5 
Parent University: "Depression and Anxiety" 
7 p.m. Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium 

December 8 
Holiday Concerts
Fairview High School Auditorium 
2 - 6 p.m. 

December 11
Regular Board Meeting 
BOE Conference Room
6:30 p.m. 

December 12 
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting 
FHS Innovation Center
7 p.m. 

December 13 
Family Game Night
Gilles-Sweet Elementary
5:30 p.m. 

December 13
Chorale Concert 
Fairview High School 
7 p.m. 

December 24 - January 2, 2019
Winter Break 

January 3, 2019
School Resumes 

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