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 March 4, 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:

Annaliese M.
Annaliese is a true Fairview Park Warrior. She takes pride in all of the work she does. Annaliese most recently turned in her Cell City project that was absolutely amazing as well as entertaining. The students were asked to be creative and she definitely took that to heart. Annaliese is a good role model, helper and friend. Keep up the good work!

Andy C.
Andy has been making great strides in his classes this week and his dedication shows. His hard work, both in and out of class, has been noticed and should be applauded! He is always polite, respectful, and works really well with his peers. Andy's creativity is evident and he uses it to make his projects stand out. Keep up the good work, Andy!

Kenny H.
Over the past 3 weeks, Kenny has really turned his educational focus around. Kenny has been working extremely hard to get caught up while continuing to work on his current projects. Kenny has shown the grit and determination over the past 3 weeks to warrant the label of Warrior of the Week!
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.



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!


You can still order your YEARBOOK online! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com to order, using the Yearbook ID Code: 11998419.

Friends of FPCS Fundraisers
March Basketball Brackets
The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will be running brackets for the 2019 Men's NCAA Tournament. Join the fun!  Brackets cost $10 each. The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will retain 50% of entry fees. The other 50% will be paid out for 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), and 3rd (10%) place. The more entries we receive the more money you can possibly win so please share with you friends and family!  You can sign up at  tournamentpools.com and enter the Pool ID# 148327 and the Pool Entry Code warriors18 or go to  this link to sign up. You can pay for your entries via Pay Pal at  friendsfpsc@aol.com  (select family/friends to avoid fees)  or by check (made out to Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools) or cash mailed/dropped off to Melissa Hille, 4239 West 211th Street, Fairview Park, OH  44126. Online entries must be received by noon on March 21st.   Paper entries will also be accepted however they are due by March 20th at 7pm.  All results will be posted online through the website.  Contact Melissa Hille at  melissahille@sbcglobal.net for more information.  
Help support Our Kids. Our Community. Our Future. The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools mission is to develop strong, vibrant and safe schools that are essential to the stability and growth of our community.   

Career Night
Middle School students that attend the Career Fair will get a reward for doing so! Take a selfie at the event with the hashtag #FPCareers , then show your Tweet/post to someone in the MS office the next day in order to get the reward! 

Click here for a list of career fields that will be represented at Career Night.
April 15 & 17 Cheerleading Clinics and Tryouts
April 27 - Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash 
Testing Information

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     

In order to prepare your student(s) for the upcoming standardized tests, it is important that they begin their studies early. To help them prepare, families can access Student Tutorials and Tools , where each type of question on the OST is broken down in video tutorials.  

Student Practice Resources
Science (8th Graders only!)

Students can also access the Students Practice Site to familiarize themselves with the format of the assessment.  They will log in with their first name and their student ID (they use this for lunch).

Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
Step-by-Step Directions on how to navigate through a Power Focus Area

  • Click on the Power Focus Area you are working on.
  • Take the Diagnostic.
  • Use the Diagnostic to create a KWL chart.
  • Define key terms listed in the box on the right
  • Complete the Study Guide (if available) OR take Cornell Notes, using the Playlist Resources listed under each Objective.
  • Get the Study Guide or Notes approved by teacher.
  • Take the Content Assessment.
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 Tuesday AND Friday from 7:45 am - 8:20 a.m. 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!
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. 
Important Dates
Monday, March 11
9:30 AM - Jim Basketball Jones Assembly
6:30 PM - Parent University, Individuality and Intensities of Gifted Learners, 6:30 p.m. Gilles-Sweet

Tuesday, March 12
7:40 AM - Book Club, Library

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

Friday, March 15
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
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Career Night, FHS Gym

Friday, March 22

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

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14
Stagecrafters presents Bye Bye Birdie

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

Monday, April 15
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Cheerleading Clinic for current 6th and 7th grade students, MS Gym

Wednesday, April 17
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Cheerleading Tryouts for current 6th and 7th grade students, MS Gym

Friday, April 26
Junior Achievement Field Day

Saturday, April 27
Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash

Tweet of the Week
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) 
If you were not able to attend the Internet Safety Presentation this past Monday, March 4, 
a recap has been  posted to the FACE page. There is important information here for all ages of Internet users. 

Wait Until 8th Campaign 
Please consider signing the pledge of having your child wait until after 8th grade to get a smartphone.  On this website it lists many great points of why parents should wait as well as articles for parents. https://www.waituntil8th.org/

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

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