Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Ave., Fairview Park, OH 44126 | Ph: (440) 356-3510
Mr. Chris Vicha, Principal | Mr. Jordan McHugh, Associate Principal
Week of October 22, 2018
Warriors of the Week
Each week through this year we will recognize several of our students through our "Warrior of the Week" award. Students receive this award for displaying effort that goes above-and-beyond our expectations -- reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth. This week's Warriors of the Week are:

Brigid G.
Brigid comes to class daily with her materials and always has a positive attitude. She is also helpful and considerate of others when they do not understand something. She is always willing to take the time to help.

Connor G.
Conner is always eager to learn something new no matter how much time it takes. He is willing to work hard to figure out a solution and is also willing to teach others.

Abdallah D. and Yousef D.
Abdallah and Yousef are both Warriors of the Week for their hard work and positive attitudes! They are kind to all they meet and work well with everyone. Yousef and Abdallah ask great questions when they need help, but are also persistent when trying to solve problems on their own.

Liam C.
Liam is an all around great kid. He listens, respects, understands and appreciates.

Cadence R.
Cadence is a joy to have in school - she is always prepared for class, works diligently, and is respectful and kind. She is always ready to help, and for that, we thank you Cadence!
Student Council 
We are having a spooky Halloween dance on October 26th! It will start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. in the high school gym. Admission will be $5. You are welcome to wear a costume, but no weapons or masks!
MMS Teacher Office Hours
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. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity!
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. 
The 8th Graders went to Washington, D.C. this past week. They were a great representation of Fairview Park! So many sights in so little time! Much fun and learning was had by all!
Stagecrafters Fall Play
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
Resources for parents can be found here. 
Testing Information
MAP benchmark testing round one is complete! Two more administrations will take place throughout the school year. Grade level Math and ELA teachers will be happy to provide you with specific dates and information.

Ohio State Testing will take place in the spring. These tests are extremely important for your child's long term success. It is never too early to begin getting ready!

See some ODE preparatory resources here and general test prep resources here .
PLP Workshop Open Office Hours
Evening Office Hours are being offered for parents who would like custom-tailored and hands-on assistance with navigating the personalized learning platform. Up to three families can sign up per timeslot. This is intentional so the workshop can be focused on more specific needs. 
Once signing up, please email Mrs. Melanie Wightman at mwightman@fairview.k12.oh.us with specific questions or concerns. 

If you prefer a one-to-one meeting, please email Mrs. Wightman for an appointment. 
Location:  Board of Education Conference Room, 21620 Mastick Rd.
Warrior Spirit Wear
Check out the official Warriors apparel store and Fairview merchandise for Warriors fans, parents and alumni. 

Fairview Park PTA Council Reflections Art Program
The Ohio PTA, through National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit original works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production and music composition. The Reflections program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity as they reflect on the yearly theme. Teachers, parents, children and community can get involved in enhancing arts education though the Reflections program. The Reflections Program is one of the best examples of the PTA's ability to bring out the best in our youth. PTA strongly supports education in the arts. It is about creating educational excitement and involvement within our schools between parents, teachers and o ur kids.

Students can enter Reflections® in the following grade divisions - Primary: preschool-grade 2, Intermediate: grades 3-5, Middle/Junior: grades 6-8 and Senior: grades 9-12. They may submit works in any of the six arts areas: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual arts, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Special Artists can submit entries in any category. Our Reflections program begins at the local level, advances to PTA Council level, then to State for judging. The State winners of the Award of Excellence are then advanced to National PTA.

This year's theme is " Heroes Around Me." All students that wish to participate in the Reflections Art Program need to fill out the entry form and return it along with their original artwork to their school office by November 1, 2018. All participants will be invited to an Art Show to view the masterpieces created in January. Questions can be emailed to Angie Cause at angiekleincause@yahoo.com. Good luck!

Join the Fairview Park MS / HS PTA Today! Our PTA is an active organization working to secure the best possible educational experience for our children. We look forward to your membership and support to help us accomplish things we have planned for this school year! You can join online HERE. Paper forms are available in the MS office.

Important Dates
Monday, October 22
Personalized Learning Platform Workshop Open Office Hours, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Board of Education

Friday, October 26
Last Academic Day of the 1st Quarter
Halloween Dance in the HS gym, 7:00-9:00 PM

Monday, October 29
Personalized Learning Platform Workshop Open Office Hours, 6-9 p.m. Board of Education

Thursday, November 1
Boys 7th Grade Basketball @ Brookside HS/MS, 5:00-6:30 PM
Boys 8th Grade Basketball @ Brookside HS/MS, 6:30-8:00 PM

School Counseling
Mrs. Mary Cory
Middle School Student Counselor
440-356-3510 ext. 3135

Follow the counseling office on twitter: @FviewCounselors
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) 
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117

Ask Carrie...

Hi FPCS families! Next week is the end of the first quarter already. I hope that your child is on track to having a successful school year.  If the grades aren't up to par, may I suggest:

1) Every night (Mon-Thur) your student should have a homework time (between 4 p.m.-8 p.m.) where they can finish up some work, study, read, etc.

2) Make sure your child has a good study area with no distractions and electronics put away.

3) Your child should be getting around 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

4) If your child is struggling, they should talk with their teacher (5-12 grade) to let them know. If you have any concerns, call/email their teacher.  If concerns continue, call/email their counselor.

Please email me a question you have regarding things going on at school, parenting, etc... then I will share the answer next week. You know that you are not alone and other parents may have the same concern/question. 

Carrie Sullivan 
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator 

Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126