District Facilities Update, Annual Report, Personalized Learning, and more.
Your quick resource for news and information from Fairview Park City Schools.                July 2016
BOE Votes to Pursue Option 4
of District Facilities Plan

On Tuesday, June 21, the Fairview Park City Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to pursue Option 4 of the proposed District Facilities Plan, which includes renovations and additions to Fairview High School and Mayer Middle School, updates at Gilles-Sweet Elementary, and upgrades and additions at Parkview Early Education Center. The BOE also approved the two resolutions required to place a bond issue/permanent improvement levy to fund the plan on the Nov. 8 ballot.

2016 Annual Report to the Community 

The 2016 Annual Report is now available on the District web site. The report is an overview of the Fairview Advantage, the District Strategic Plan, and highlights from the past school year. Copies will be available at Summerfest and each Fairview Park resident and business will receive one via mail beginning late next week. 

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District Awarded the Meritorious Budget Award for Eighth Consecutive Year 

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) recently awarded the Fairview Park City School District its Meritorious Budget Award  (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation for the 8th consecutive year. The award is presented to school districts that have met or exceeded the rigorous Meritorious Budget Award criteria. Fairview Park City Schools is one of three districts in the state to receive this award.

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What is Personalized, Project-Based Learning?

An article by Tom Vander Ark on the  Education Week blog highlights how schools across the country are implementing personalized, project-based learning and addressing the challenges that often accompany said methods.
" Project-based learning is a great way to engage students, to encourage collaboration and creativity, and to promote authentic work and assessment. But it's hard to: set a high bar for high quality project deliverables; assess projects objectively especially when they're all different; help students with low level skills engage in challenging projects; mitigate the free rider problem of loafing team members; provide enough but not too much formative feedback and support; avoid big knowledge gaps resulting from a string of projects."
Apply to be an AFS Intercultural Host Family

AFS Intercultural Programs USA is seeking host families for international students for the upcoming school year. The program has been successful in the Fairview community since the 1960s.

"The impact of hosting an AFS Exchange student lasts a lifetime," said Sandy Arancibia, Fairview High School Spanish teacher. Arancibia's family hosted a female student from Ecuador during the 1966-77 school year. The family still remains in close contact with her and says "she's like a sister to me after all these years."

Quick Links: 
Student Handbooks (posted under Resources page of each school)
FPCS in the News

Fairview Park schools seek $35.2 million bond issue, permanent improvement levy on Nov. 8 | Cleveland.com | June 28, 2016

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