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 4, 2019
Warrior of the Month
Each month a student will be recognized  as Warrior of the Month. These students are nominated by their teachers and exemplify what it means to go above-and-beyond our expectations - reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth.

Eva K.
Eva has an outstanding work ethic and great enthusiasm for school. She is always well prepared, motivated and eager to participate in any activity we are working on. She is engaged in discussion and works well with any peers. She balances sports and outside activities while completing all work in advance.

Eva is thoughtful, polite, helpful and a wonderful example of a hard-working and diligent student.

Other nominees for Warrior of the Month included:
Madison B.
Community Film Screening of 
"Most Likely To Succeed" 
Join us on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium for a community film screening of  Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely To Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way. 

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.

At the January 9, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved a revised school calendar for the current school year. There will be no school for students K-12 on Friday, March 15, 2019. This will be a Staff Professional Development Day. There will be no school for students K-12 on Thursday, April 18. This will be a middle/high school Phase 2 to Phase 3 construction moving day, and a K-5 Professional Development Day. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
NATIONAL STUDENT COUNSELOR WEEK
Mary Cory, our middle school counselor, goes above and beyond in service of our students every day.  While we are eternally grateful for her presence here at Lewis F. Mayer, we are poised to recognize the incredible impact she has on our students and staff as the nation celebrates National School Counselor Week February 4-8th.

Each day the offices will share moments of celebration for the counseling team via Twitter (using #NSCW19).  Students will show their support by writing reflective messages to be shared around the school. Mrs Cory will share words of wisdom and encouragement each morning during announcements to encourage students to utilize the wide variety of services the counseling office provides.

Please join us in appreciation of Mary Cory, and the rest of the Fairview Park City Schools counseling team.  
Cupcakes Needed for Student Appreciation Day!
The Fairview Middle/High School PTA needs your help!

To celebrate Student Appreciation Day on Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 14, 2019) every student at the middle and high school will receive a free cupcake during lunch. We usually have enough to share with teachers, staff and administrators!  Cupcake bakers are needed! To volunteer or learn more details please use the link here.
Testing
7th Grade Math - MAP testing on Tuesday, 2/5 and Wednesday, 2/6.
6th Grade ELA - MAP testing on Thursday, 2/7 and Friday, 2/8.
7th and 8th Grade Cheerleaders
This is a reminder to please turn in your uniforms to Room 203 no later than Wednesday, 2/6.
8th Grade Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following individuals, who all had perfect scores on their projects, as voted by the judges, at the Science Fair: Cadence R., June P., Amalea S., Livia K., and Eva K. Great work ladies!
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
Grades for students using the Platform do not get posted in PowerSchool until the end of the school year (except for semester courses - first semester courses are posted in PowerSchool now). In order to see your child's grades, visit the Summit Learning website. Login using your child's account. Once logged in, go to the Progress tab on the left. There you will be able to see grades listed on the right-hand side of the page for each course.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can make an appointment to come in and observe a class(es) in action. Call Mr. McHugh, the Associate Principal, at (440) 331-3510 x 3100.

You can make an appointment with Melanie Wightman, the Director of Teaching and Learning, for a one-on-one lesson on the Platform and interpretation of your student's progress.  Call her at (440) 331-5500.

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!
Important Dates
Tuesday, February 5
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Advanced 8th Grade ELA FT to the Book Bank

Tuesday, February 12
Book Club Meeting

Thursday, February 21
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Friends of Fairview Park City Schools Fundraiser at Danny Boy's Pizza in North Olmsted

Saturday, February 23
PenOhio's Northeastern District Tournament @ Shaker Heights MS
8:30 - 11:45 AM - 6th Grade Math Club Competition, St. Raphael's in Bay Village

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

Thursday, February 28
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

Thursday, March 7
Junior Achievement Blitz Day

Monday, March 11
9:30 AM - Jim Basketball Jones Assembly

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

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



Reliable Resources
By Mrs. Dill, 6-12 Librarian 
 
Spotlight on Individual Databases - Student Resources in Context
 
Student Resources in Context - the general, multi-subject Gale database
  • Contains articles from full-text magazines, academic journals, news sources, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites
  • 9-12 grade level
  • Advanced search allows for limiting by peer-reviewed sources, document type and Lexile (reading) level
  • Articles can be highlighted and notes can be taken
  • articles can be saved to Google Drive (with highlighting and notes) for future reference
  • Topic Finder produces new keywords and connections to other topics to help refine searches
 
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 >click on Gale > click on Student Resources in Context
 
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
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117

Reasons to reach out to the FACE Coordinator.

1) There are resources on the FACE homepage for everyone on there!  If there is something you need to know more about, that is a good reason to reach out to me!

2) If you are having a certain issue with your child, I am sure many other parents are too... another good reason to reach out to me and I can find the answers you need!

3) Have a good idea on how to help improve school-family relationships? Reach out and let me know!

Remember, I am here to help make your life easier!

Upcoming Film Screenings 

a) Avon Lake High School is showing a movie and having a talk about Vaping next Thursday, Feb 7 at 7pm.

b) Rocky River High School is showing the movie "Angst" on Monday, February 25 at 7pm.   If you missed our two showings....now is your chance to see it!! It is worth your time!
Administration
Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100
Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100
Useful Links
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126