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Save the Date
November 13 
Seniors Helping Seniors
Fall Sports Awards Banquet

November 15-17
Fall Play "The Dining Room" at FHS
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November 19
Regular Board of Education Meeting 
6:30 p.m., Gilles-Sweet Elementary

November 22 
Gilles-Sweet Turkey Trot

November 25 & 26
NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences 

November 27-29 
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break 
Learning Management System (LMS)
Review Committee Holds Initial Meeting
The first meeting of the Learning Management System Review Committee was held at Gilles-Sweet Elementary on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

The committee facilitator is Dr. Terri S. Pope, Tri-C Westshore Campus President.

The first meeting activities included:
  • Establish key criteria for the "best-fit" Learning Management System (LMS) for FPCS grades 6-12
  • Affirm timeline and committee commitment to goal
  • Develop communication plan to provide transparency and keep all stakeholders apprised of committee work and progress toward goal.
View the presentation and notes from the 11/4 meeting here
 
Subsequent work will include:
  • Research LMS options, interview current users, conduct site visits
  • Quarterly updates to the Board of Education
  • Reviewing LMS options with stakeholders
  • Soliciting and addressing feedback throughout the process from Board members and stakeholders
  • Assuring curricular delivery in LMS allows for alignment with Ohio Learning Standards and FPCS strategic plan.
Tasks for between meeting work and sub-committees will be established as needed.

A diverse group of student, parent, staff, and community member stakeholders are encouraged to be a part of the Learning Management System (LMS) Review Committee. 
Meetings will be held as needed from November 2019 through May 2021. 

The next meeting will be Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary. 
Learning the Science of Hockey
The Cleveland Monsters hockey team and the Great Lakes Science Center have teamed up for the second year to bring a STEM learning program to school districts across the Greater Cleveland area. Students at Gilles-Sweet Elementary are excited to be selected to be part of the action! 
 
The program kicked off with a special visit from Monsters players and their mascot Sully and professionals from the Great Lakes Science Center on October 23. 

High School Fall Play "The Dining Room"
Featured November 15 - 17
The Fairview Stagecrafters and International Thespian Troupe 8671 will present the fall play "The Dining Room" on the following dates and times in the Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School: 

November 15, 7 p.m. 
November 16, 7 p.m. 
November 17, 2 p.m. 

More information and tickets are available for purchase online here. 

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes-some funny, some touching, some rueful-which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.  From Dramatist Play Service Inc.
From inside the new Innovation Center/Library at Fairview High School. 
Construction Updates
The district facilities project, which began in spring of 2018, is nearly complete. The Parkview Early Education Center is undergoing major renovations and is scheduled to re-open in early January 2020. The Board of Education Offices will also move back to Parkview at that time. Lewis F. Mayer Middle School students and staff are enjoying new and updated classrooms, a new main office, and courtyard area. Fairview High School is in the final phase of construction, with the remaining to be completed by spring 2020, which includes the cafeteria, courtyard, and innovation center. 
Above: A new gate for the toddler playground at the Early Education Center; new pre-school classroom finishes. 
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