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Save the Date
October 11
Homecoming Parade, 5:30 p.m. 
Football Game, 7 p.m., Fairview v. Elyria Catholic 

October 12 
Homecoming Dance

October 14
No School for Students 

October 16 
Regular Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Concert: MS Band, MS Orchestra, & MS Choir (7/8) at FHS, 7 p.m. 

October 17 
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m. 
Middle School Gym 

October 23 
Chorale and Orchestra Concert
7 p.m.
FHS Auditorium

October 28 
Parent University: 
Drug, Alcohol, and Vaping Awareness
6:30 p.m., Gilles-Sweet Elementary

October 29
FHS Marching Band Concert
7 p.m.
Middle School Students Share Family Traditions and Stories at "Tell Me Your Story" Exhibition
Students in grades 6-8 at Lewis F. Mayer Middle school are learning to connect with their families in a new way.

Through a grant from the Fairview Park Education Foundation, students are engaging in a cross-curricular learning project in their English, Social Studies, and Operation Advantage classes where they are learning how to interview their family members, record and edit video, and publish their work. 

Students were asked to read books by Alan Gantz over the summer, with a visit by the author this fall, however, due to the publisher canceling book tour dates for Gantz, another plan was put into action. 

The Fairview Park Education Foundation generously stepped in with a $4,400 grant to be able to bring local artist Natalie Bauman in to  Lewis F. Mayer Middle School.

Bauman is a video producer and has created an App called "SimplyTold" which provides interview prompts to guide users through creating a personal or family legacy, one video at a time.

Natalie Bauman is the founder and CEO of The Digital Mosaic, LLC, an online video storytelling experience, to better serve families, organizations and people who want to tell and preserve their collaborative stories. Using her years of expertise in interviewing people and creating compelling stories, she's created an easy-to-use video platform that bridges the huge gap between shooting videos on a phone and hiring a professional.

Organizations like the Alzheimer's Association, leading senior care providers, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library system, are all on-board using the SimplyTold tool to gather the stories that matter to the people they serve.

"The students' natural enthusiasm to share their own stories is so easily elevated to thinking about how to learn more about their family members," said Bauman. "I love seeing them connect to their history and start to understand how their family's experience impact them. Capturing and sharing their family stories helps kids see themselves in a different context, as part of a bigger picture, which I think is so important for pre-teens and teens. Digital storytelling tools like my SimplyTold app makes it easier to easily create and manage videos for Fairview Park City Schools Traditions program."

Each middle school student in grades 6-8 had an opportunity to showcase their projects under the theme of, "Tell Me Your Story: Family Traditions" on October 3.
 Homecoming Weekend 2019
This year's Homecoming Theme is "Once Upon a Homecoming" 

Homecoming Weekend Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 10: 
Powder Puff Football Game
7 p.m., FHS Stadium 
Junior v. Senior Girls 
Admission is a non-perishable food item. 

Friday, October 11: 

Homecoming Parade
Kicks off at Gilles-Sweet Elementary
5:30 p.m. 

Homecoming Football Game 
7 p.m. 

Saturday, October 12 
Homecoming Dance

WKYC Visits Fairview High School to Feature WeatherSTEM System
The  Fairview Park Education Foundation  generously provided a grant for a WeatherSTEM system to be installed at Fairview High School. The system provides data on temperature, pressure, wind, lightning detection, high heat monitoring, locations of planets, and much more. The system will be utilized by students studying environment sciences and weather, as well as by staff to monitor outdoor conditions for athletic events.
Check out the live stream and more features here!

WKYC Channel 3 stopped by to talk with Mrs. Sliwinski, who applied for the grant, and students for a feature for the "Girls in STEM" segment, which will air in a few weeks. 
Warrior Word Newsletter
In addition to our weekly email newsletters for school families and our monthly Fast Five (what you're reading now!), we are excited to introduce an additional quarterly newsletter called the "Warrior Word". This newsletter will highlight students and staff and the great things happening in our schools. Be on the lookout for printed copies around the community. You can read it online here.
School and Community Flyers/Fundraisers 
The Fairview Park City School District welcomes the opportunity to share events, fundraisers, and other information from Fairview Park organizations on our web site, providing the purpose of the organization complements the educational mission of the Fairview Park City Schools. Furthermore, the District recognizes the value in providing information to our families about opportunities in our community that promote the intellectual, physical, personal, and social development of our students.

We have a new page on our web site dedicated to sharing community events, organizations, and fundraisers. 

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