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 18, 2019
Reminder! No School on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents Day
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
Luella S.
Luella has shown that she is a leader of mighty Warriors in ELA and other classes. When working on revisions, Luelle was a key Warrior for students to rely on to look over their work. Luella may have been mistaken for a teacher by her peers during this time. Luella's 'care for all' attitude has been appreciated by all her teachers.

7th
Tyson C.
Tyson is always going above and beyond with his course work, reaching to make things more detailed, creative and challenging. He is inquisitive and shares his enthusiasm for learning with others. Tyson's participation in extracurricular activities contributes to his ability to be a well-rounded student. He is already actively working towards and planning his long term college goals. He is a true leader and learner!

8th
Khalista M.
Khalista deserves the WoW for always being so thoughtful and compassionate towards peers. She has a huge heart and an amazingly generous spirit! Khalista is a model of kindness for all of us.

Lauren D. (not pictured)
Lauren came to us as a new student this fall. She has really made LFM her new home and established roots here. She is so incredibly friendly and helpful, and has created meaningful bonds with many kids already. She is a delight to teachers, and shows enthusiasm and creativity every day.
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!

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.
Junior Achievement Field Day
At this time, we have 9 spots available for JA Field Day. Please complete the permission slip in order to secure a spot for your child. We will have a standby list as well, in case the slip is not one of the first 45 submitted.
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
The second half of the school year is in full swing! We know that understanding your child's progress and making sure they are on track is important to you. With that in mind, we're excited to announce a new, easier way to check your child's grades within the Summit Learning Platform.

The new visual display of grades allows you to easily understand your child's progress and what they need to continue working on. The changes do not impact your child's grades, but will simply help you better understand where your child is at with their school work by displaying course grade with an easy visual breakdown showing how project and focus area progress contributes to the final grade. To learn more about the new grades visualization, read this Help Center article . Once you're familiar with the new visual, login to the Summit Learning Platform to see your child's grades in the new feature.

As you know, with Summit Learning, the majority of your child's grades are based on their progress on Cognitive Skills developed through projects. Projects allow students to really apply what they have learned and demonstrate deeper thinking skills.

We encourage you to ask your child about what their favorite project has been so far this year or what project they are most looking forward to working on next. Follow the Summit Learning Facebook page to see more examples of projects in action!

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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!
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 Fundraisers
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
Wednesday, February 20
3:20 PM - Track and Field Informational 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
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, FHS

Monday, March 4
3:00 PM - FHS Drill Team informational meeting, Room 222

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

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

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


Reliable Resources
By Mrs. Dill, 6-12 Librarian 
 
History/Biography Databases - Just the Facts
 
INFOhio:
  • Biography Reference Bank - articles on half a million people from antiquity through today
  • World Book - online encyclopedia articles in Advanced (HS) and Student (MS) versions including primary sources, videos, photos and suggested websites
  • World Book Timelines - view timelines created for countries and world history or create and share your own
 
Gale:
  • U.S. History in Context and World History in Context - both contain articles on significant people, events and topics through full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites 
 
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
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