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 February 25, 2019
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:

6th
Spencer B.
Spencer takes bride in the work he does. When given the challenge, he puts his all into his projects and checkpoints making sure to turn in his best quality work. He isn't happy with the minimum and is always looking to put that twist or additional information into his products. In science, he came up with a creative way to display his cell city that is very different than the others...way to think outside of the box! Spencer is also always willing to help others who aren't understanding a concept by helping to lead them to understanding through practice and questioning rather than just giving answers. Keep up the great work Spencer!!

7th
Gabby D.
Gabby is an all-around great student and athlete. She is dedicated to all that she is involved in. Her shining personality is such a positive part of any class she is in. Gabby is a friend to all and works well with all she meets. We are lucky to have Gabby as a part of our 7th grade!

8th
Nate G.
Nate always has a positive attitude and comes to class prepared and ready to work. He is extremely organized and does a good job of balancing athletics and academics. Nate is a great example of how a student athlete should be. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys making people laugh.
Warriors of Writing Bring Home PenOhio Awards
The Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Power of the Pen Team was very successful over the weekend. They are bringing home the Grand Champion Award and the 7th and 8th grade teams each bringing home a 2nd place trophy! Eva K. received 1st place overall in the 8th division and Kelli W. received 3rd place overall in the 8th grade division. Congratulations!
SAY SOMETHING WEEK - 2/25 through 3/1
As part of our drive to bring Say Something Week To Fairview High school and Lewis F. Mayer Middle School, there will be a number of activities for students to engage with throughout this week as follows:

Mentor Monday : slides are going to be looked over by each mentor during the mentoring period

Trusted Teacher Tuesday : Write down a trusted teacher you would be willing to talk to, and we will deliver them to those teachers

Warrior Wall Wednesday : Write your name to pledge that you will SAY SOMETHING on the chalkboard next to Mr. Bruening's classroom

Say Hey Thursday : Say a genuine hello to 5 NEW people

Fairview Family Friday: Fairview Family (Spirit Day) wear Fairview gear

From the Office
Remember that there will be NO SUMMER SCHOOL this summer. Students will need to complete all their work by the end of the 4th quarter. The last day of school is May 23, 2019.

Please send in your pull tabs from soda and soup cans - we are collecting them for Ronald McDonald House - they will use the funds raised for families staying at the House while their child(ren) is in the hospital.

Items ordered from the SPRING FUNDRAISER will be delivered to the school on Thursday, February 28. Students will be called to the office to pick up their items on that day, or the next, depending on time of delivery.

Call for BOX TOPS! Please cut out and send in your Box Tops! It's an easy fundraiser for the school. Turn them in to Mrs. Ristagno in the Middle School office!

Testing Information
APRIL

April 11            OST Math (6/7/8)
April 12            OST ELA (6/7/8)
April 15             Makeup Day
April 16             Science (8) / Makeup Day (6/7)
April 17             Makeup Day     
Drill Team Tryouts
Attention all 8th grade girls interested in trying out for 2019-2020 FHS Drill Team - the informational meeting will be held in Ms. Keener's room (Room 222) on Monday, March 4 right after school. See Ms. Keener if you have questions or cannot make it to the meeting.
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
As children grow, their goal-setting can become increasingly complex. Below are five tips for developing this important life skill in your child. Visit the Summit Learning Blog to read the full article.
  1. Make your goals SMART - specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based.
  2. Start simple, and let goals grow with your child.
  3. Find the right motivation.
  4. Check in regularly.
  5. Reflect and reframe failure.
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You can make an appointment with Melanie Wightman, Director of Teaching and Learning, to interpret and discuss individual student's achievement and progress, including grades and winter MAP benchmark. Appointments can be scheduled during the school days or selected evenings at parent convenience. You can reach Mrs. Wightman at (440) 331-5500.

You can make an appointment to come in, take a tour, and observe classes in action. Call Mr. McHugh, the Associate Principal, at (440) 331-3510 x 3100.
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!
Social Media and Internet Safety Presentation
Families and community members are encouraged to attend a "Parent University" informational presentation on social media and internet safety on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary (4320 W. 220th St.).

Randy Kimbro, a member of the FBI Citizens Academy, will be the presenter.

Topics covered will include how social media posts can affect future jobs, inappropriate searches and their effects, Apps to avoid, how the "bad guys" operate, and other important issues faced by internet users of all ages.

Come learn important information about how you can keep your children (and yourself) safe online.

Students are welcome to attend if parents feel it appropriate. Babysitting will be available for young children.

Spring Dance on March 8
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Safety Town Volunteers Needed!
Safety Town is a program held at the Gemini Center for incoming Kindergarten students and volunteers in grades 6-12 are needed! If you would like to volunteer this summer, click here for more information and to fill out an application. 
Friends of FPCS Fundraiser
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District 
The District offers recycling contests and prizes throughout the school year. Teachers, educators and youth leaders are encouraged to participate.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Photo Contest
What does reduce, reuse, recycle mean to you? This annual contest is designed to capture what the theme Reduce, Reuse, Recycle means to a student in either a photograph or a drawing. A photograph or drawing might tell how the student has repurposed an object so it could be used again, illustrate how the student reduces waste or shows how the student recycles at home, at school or in their community. Cuyahoga County K-12 grade students or those attending school in Cuyahoga County are eligible for prizes.  
Click here  for more information. The entry must include the artist name, address, school, grade level and optional caption.  Entries are due by March 1 .
Important Dates
Tuesday - Thursday, February 26 - 28
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM - GROUP 1 - 7th Grade Food Bank Service Project
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - GROUP 2 - 7th Grade Food Bank Service Project

Wednesday, February 27
7:00 - 8:30 PM - District Orchestra Concert

Thursday, February 28
Spring Fundraiser items being delivered to school.

9:00 AM and 6:30 PM - Snacks and Strategies - 5th and 6th grade parents invited to meet with Carrie Sullivan, FACE Coordinator and Mary Cory, MS Counselor, Gemini Center

Friday, March 1
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - American Red Cross Blood Drive, FHS Gym

Monday, March 4
3:00 PM - FHS Drill Team informational meeting, Room 222
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Staying Internet Safe, FBI presentation, Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

Tuesday, March 5
7:00 - 8:30 PM - District Band Concert

Wednesday, March 6
6:00 PM - DC Parent Meeting for current 7th Grade parents, Auditorium

Thursday, March 7
Junior Achievement Blitz Day

Friday, March 8
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Student Council sponsored MS Dance, cafeteria

Monday, March 11
9:30 AM - Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
6:30 PM - Parent University, Supporting your Students Growth Mindset

Wednesday, March 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM - District Choir Concert

Friday, March 15
NO SCHOOL - STAFF RECORDS DAY
8:00 AM and 2:00 PM - Counseling Dept. hosting meetings for parents of students entering 9th grade, Gemini Center

Tuesday, March 19
6:00 - 9:00 PM - Friends of Fairview Park City Schools Fundraiser at Main Event Entertainment

Thursday, March 21
6:00 - 9:00 PM - Career Fair at FHS

Friday, March 22
LAST DAY OF 3RD QUARTER

Tuesday, March 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM - Innovation Showcase, Gilles-Sweet Gymnasium

Saturday, April 13
8:30 - 11:45 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Math Club Competition

Friday, April 26
Junior Achievement Field Day




Tweet of the Week
Reliable Resources
By Gayle Dill, M.S.Ed., Certified Media Specialist
Librarian Gr. 6-12
 
English Databases - Just the Facts
 
INFOhio:
  • Literary Reference Center - information on thousands of authors and their works including literary analysis
  • Literature Online: American & English Literature - full text American and English literature including poetry, prose and drama
  • Points of View Reference Center - multiple perspectives on current issues; perfect for persuasive essay assignments
 
Gale:
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - Multiple e-books in the Literature section on literary movements and themes, feminism, Shakespeare, modern American literature and 21st century novels
 
To Access:
            Go to the District webpage > click on Students > click on Core Tools > Click on FHS/MMS Library > hover over Research > click on Online Databases
You will find buttons to INFOhio, Gale and Passwords
 
Need help?   Email Mrs. Dill at gdill@fairview.k12.oh.us or stop by the library
 
Securly DOES NOT block the database information.

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
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator 
phone:  440-356-3500 ext. 4117


There are a few Parent Universities coming up!!! Please check the FACE website or many are being communicated through social media. I hope you check them out!

On March 4th, we have Randy Kimbro coming. He is a spokesman for the FBI task force to educate us on:

  • How social media posts affect future jobs.  
  • Inappropriate searches and their effects.  
  • Apps to avoid.  
  • How the bad guys use seemingly innocuous things that we post, against us.

This event would be good for you and your child (about 10 year and older) to come and learn together the dangers on the internet. Please check the following resources for more information:

** Wait Until 8th (we are doing this campaign at GS):

**Author from Cleveland, OH, Jesse Weinberger

**Article on kids safety online


VERY Important TOPIC.....I hope you and your child will come on Monday, March 4th at 6:30pm to Gilles Sweet.There will be a raffle for some prizes!
Administration
Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100
Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100
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Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126