Your quick resource for news and information from Fairview Park City Schools | February 2019
Community Film Screening of  Most Likely To Succeed on Monday, February 4
Join us on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium for a community film screening of  Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely To Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way. 

Gilles-Sweet Elementary School staff enjoying Smoothies on the Go business
Gilles-Sweet teacher Mrs. Sheldon said her five students are the popular kids at school with their successful Smoothies on the Go business, which every Friday serves teachers and staff members flavorsome treats.

Students Embrace Learning on 'Cold Days' with S.T.E.A.M. activities, reading, and more
Two days out of school on account of the cold weather doesn't mean the learning stops. It simply means Fairview Park students embrace the goal to Learn Differently.  

Using a variety of communication and collaboration tools combined with encouragement from their teachers, students took on challenges ranging from S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to reading to completing assignments in their online platforms.

Check out some of the fun below and in this Twitter gallery
Vote for Kaylee as the Artsonia Artist of the Week! 
Kaylee5990, an artist from Gilles-Sweet Elementary School, has been selected as a finalist for this week's grade 4th-6th "Artist of the Week" award.

The student who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday, February 2 will be selected as the featured Artist of the Week. To cast your vote, simply click on the following link.

The winning "Artist of the Week" will be featured on the Artsonia homepage during the upcoming week (starting on Sunday) and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning teachers and $50 to the winning artists. Vote now!

Fairview Park City Schools Selected as an "Innovative District" by the International Center for Leadership in Education 
The Fairview Park City School District has been selected as an Innovative District by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). 

As a part of the recognition, Innovative Districts and Model Schools are invited to be guest speakers at ICLE's 27th Annual Model Schools conference. 

Superintendent Bill Wagner will present on the topic of "Making Transformative Change a Reality" in front of a national audience. 

According to ICLE, Model Schools and Innovative Districts recognize the need for change, collectively establish a vision, and systematically work together to create a learning environment that enables students of all abilities to thrive. They focus on leveraging individual data to make instructional decisions and personalize instruction; balance rigor and relevance in interdisciplinary learning; and create equity, access and opportunities for all.

"Model Schools are schools that are experiencing rapid growth in student achievement; schools that are deliberately working to shift the culture to one of high expectations for ALL students; or schools that are working through challenges...and are beating the odds," says Dr. Bill Daggett, ICLE Founder.  

The district submitted a detailed application, along with this video, highlighting how the Fairview Park City School District aligns with the unique criteria ICLE seeks in each Model School/Innovative District, including: Credible Supporting Data; Passion; Student Focus; Future Forward; Supportive Culture; Communication, PR and Branding; All Means ALL - Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for ALL students; and Diversity.  

Selection as an ICLE Innovative District is a unique honor.  Last year (2018), only 11 districts earned this distinction and received resulting recognition at the national Model Schools Conference.
Upcoming Events
Monday, February 4
Most Likely to Succeed Community Film Screening 
7 p.m., FHS Auditorium 

Tuesday, February 5

Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting 
7 p.m., FHS

Tuesday, February 12

Regular Board of Education Meeting
5:30 p.m., BOE Conference Room 

Monday, February 18
- President's Day

Thursday, February 21 
Family Game Night
Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
6:30 p.m. 

February 27
District Orchestra Concert

7 p.m. FHS Auditorium 
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