News and Information from the Fairview Park City Schools Counseling Department
Special Community Presentation of the Film
"Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" and Follow-Up 'Parent University' 
The Fairview Park City School District Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department is inviting parents and the community to a series of events on the topics of depression and anxiety.
  • On November 28, the Fairview Park City Schools will screen the IndieFlix film "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" at 7 p.m. in the Fairview High School Auditorium. "Angst" is a lighthearted and honest look at anxiety through the eyes of students, parents, educators and experts. This movie is for everyone and sends the message that anxiety is treatable and prevention is key. The film is approximately 55 minutes long and is appropriate for those ages 10 and up.
     
  • On December 5 from 7-8 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary, families are invited to the first "Parent University" session which will be a continued discussion around depression and anxiety. A special guest speaker will join from Fit Mind Cleveland, a local counseling firm. Click here to RSVP
If you have questions, please contact  Carrie Sullivan, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator at csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us

Important note for parents: T he film will also be screened for 6th - 12th grade students and MS/HS staff during school hours on December 3 and 4. If you prefer your student does not watch the film, please email your child's counselor prior to December 3. Thank you. 
Gilles-Sweet Elementary 
News from Gilles-Sweet Elementary 

11/9-12/12 
Collection of "Birthdays in a Bag" donations for Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center. Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center provides shelter, food and other resources to women and children in need. At this time there are 32 mothers staying at Laura's Home with a total of 94 children. That's a lot of birthdays to celebrate each month!

In order to create "Birthdays in a Bag" we are asking for donations of the items below through Wednesday, December 12th.  We assigned items to grade levels in hopes of collecting a more even amount of each item.
  • First grade: Cake mix and cupcake liners            
  • Second grade: Frosting and birthday candles
  • Third grade: Forks and crepe paper
  • Fourth grade: Birthday napkins and fun plates (8-12 pack)
  • Fifth grade: "Happy Birthday" banner and medium-sized gift bags (to pack the items in)

11/28 - " Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety"  movie screening for parents and community members in the FHS Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

12/5 - Parent University on Depression and Anxiety Presentation at Gilles Sweet 7 p.m.

12/13 - Family Game Night 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet

Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade boys on the Let Me Run team who will participate in the Fall Classic 5K on 11/18! Gilles-Sweet is proud of your hard work and determination!


Lewis F. Mayer Middle School 

The Latest and Greatest from Mayer Middle School!

11/28 - "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" movie screening for parents and community members in the FHS Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

12/5 - Parent University on Depression and Anxiety Presentation at Gilles Sweet 7 p.m.

12/12: 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Coffee & Conversation - Gemini Center, 9-10 a.m.

*December - January: MAP benchmark assessments in classrooms*

12/24 - 1/2: Winter Break

1/ 2 - 1/9: Add/Drop Period (for semester electives only). Forms will be available in
                   the MMS office!

January 7 ~ N.O.P.E. (Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education) Presentation

January 24 ~ 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Coffee & Conversation - Gemini Center, 9-10 a.m. 

MMS Teacher Office Hours and After School Tutoring
Every Friday from 7:45 am - 8:20 am ALL teachers will be available for academic assistance.  

Students can sign up with any teacher to get the help they need. After school tutoring will take place on different days each week. Please remind your student to ask his or her mentor when the next opportunity will be!

Please encourage your student to take advantage of 'free time'  during breaks to catch up/get ahead...
the blue line takes breaks when we do. 

Mrs. Cory is working to see all middle school students for individual 10-minute meetings throughout the school year! This is meant to be an overall check-in covering the three developmental domains articulated by the  American school Counselor Association:
  • Social/Emotional
  • Academic
  • Career

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Fairview High School 

What's Happening at the High School?

11/19-11/23: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

11/28 - "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" movie screening for parents and community members in the FHS Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

12/5 - Parent University on Depression and Anxiety Presentation at Gilles Sweet 7 p.m.

12/6-12/21: End Of Course Makeup Exams

12/16 & 12/21 - Polaris to present to Sophomores

1/16--Sophomore Visit to Polaris (sign up required)

2/20--State-sponsored ACT given to all juniors

FHS Office Hours - Help is available!  
Every Friday from 7:45 am - 8:20 am teachers will be available for academic assistance.  Just have your child check in with that teacher prior to and they can get the help they need!

End of Course Exam Help is available!
Every Thursday morning from 7:45 am -8:20 am teachers will be available in the Innovation Center to help students prepare for the December retakes of End of Course Exams.  In addition, students can login to Study Island and practice any time of day! Click here to access study island! Usernames should be: firstinitiallastname@FHS and password is 6-digit student ID.   More information regarding EOC's can be found here.

See the counseling office for questions!!!


Angst Documentary - On December 28th at 7 pm we will be showing the documentary Angst to the Fairview Park community.  Student and staff will view it the same week at school.  It is a must see with the prevalence of anxiety and depression in young adults. Please click here to read more.

Hey Sophomore Parents!  Check out Polaris Career Centers website.  Never too early to start thinking about options for next year!  Polaris will be coming in December to present to the 10th graders in English class and those interested will go to Polaris for a tour on January 16.


Meet the Counselors! 
GILLES-SWEET ELEMENTARY


MAYER MIDDLE SCHOOL

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 
Grades 9, 10 

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Grades 11 & 12 
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