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 1, 2018
Start with Hello
MMS students and staff participated in Start With Hello Week from 9/24-9/28. Classes wrote kind notes and words and posted them in the hall. Friday morning, students at MMS and the FHS Marching Band spelled out their promise to Start With Hello.
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.

Maya C. is an excellent choice for the Student of the Month because she exemplifies the quality of collaboration. She can work with anyone and is always ready to listen to a new idea. She keeps her group on task in a positive way. She has kind words for all and a willingness to meet others halfway in the spirit of teamwork. Maya has the ability to express her ideas while still respecting those who have differing opinions.

Other nominees for Warrior of the Month included:
Julia G.
Eva K.
Nola F.
Brigid G.
Cadence R.
Georgia R.
PowerSchool Alerts
If you'd like to check on / update your alert preferences for attendance, fees, general information (school closings, etc.), grades, lunch balance or teacher messages, log into your PowerSchool account and click on SwiftReach SwiftK12 in the top left corner. From there, click on Alert Preferences in the top right corner, make any desired changes and updates, then click on Save Changes.
Fall Fundraiser
October 1 will mark the kick-off of Mayer Middle School's Fall Fundraiser.  We continue to partner with Great American Opportunities to bring valuable funds to our Middle School program.  This year, we hope to have a record-breaking campaign, and will be offering a wide range of goodies ahead of the festive season.  And there's more.....all purchases will be with you before Thanksgiving !!

You can start to create your shopping lists by browsing the catalogs here .
We will sell:
  • GA Favorites catalog items
  • Gourmet Cookie Dough
  • Entertainment® Ap
Students will bring home hard copy brochures on October 1, after our kick-off assembly!

Fairview Football Breast Cancer Night 10/12
Fairview Football Breast Cancer Night 10/12

Join us Friday, October 12, 2018 for Fairview Park High School's PINK OUT
football game against Clearview! This night will be an evening of education and support for
If you or someone you know has been touched by Breast Cancer, we would like to invite you onto the track for our Circle of Hope at half-time to be recognized as a PINK WARRIOR or supporter! 
Peanut Butter Drive
Mayer MS is teaming up with The Cheesecake Factory! The goal is to collect 300 jars of peanut butter during the month of September. Each mentoring group will be competing to bring in the most POUNDS of peanut butter (any type and/or brand).

The 1st place classroom gets lunch delivered from The Cheesecake Factory (sandwich, chips, salad and a slice of cheesecake per student!) as well as a $50 Cheesecake Factory gift card for the teacher, to be raffled off to a student in that class.

The 2nd place classroom gets one slice of cheesecake per student and a $25 Cheesecake Factory gift card for the teacher, to be raffled off to a student in that class. All donations will go to the Fairview Park Food Bank!

The Drive is over, and the Top Mentoring Groups are:
  1. Cataldo  40 jars -  102 lbs.
  2. Garcia  70 jars -  80 lbs.
  3. Frank  29 jars -  70 lbs.
  4. Cibulskas -  48 jars -  68 lbs.

The middle school has collected 414 jars (711 lbs.) of peanut butter! We more than DOUBLED our goal of 300 jars!
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
PLP "Views"

Week View
This is the View students use to set and manage weekly goals. Students can select goals from ones that are generated by teachers assignments OR compose their own. On this page, a student will see a reminder of an upcoming mentor meeting and a prompt to prepare for that conference.

Year View
The BLUE LINE! An indicator of PACE. This view also shows the scope and sequence of the year. You can hover over the blocks for basic information about project progress and focus areas.

Progress View
In the Activity column, you can see the activity type and course. In the Courses column, you can see a snapshot of courses with current grades and long-term goals. If you click on course grade, you can see the overall grade, project results, focus areas and cognitive skills averages. Below the Courses column is the name of your child's mentor.

College View
Early on, students use the information and tools here to set long-term goals - including grades for current school year - and directions, such as college and career.

Resources View
In this section, students (and parents) can familiarize themselves with various study skills.

Focus Areas = 30% (Power Focus Areas = 21% / Additional Focus Areas = 9%)
Projects = 70%

Visit our website for more information about the Personalized Learning Platform.
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!
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.

Food Services
The deadline to apply for free or reduced meal benefits is October 1. If you applied online, you do not need to submit a paper application. If you do not re-apply, your status will be changed to full-pay. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Diana Hill at 440-356-3525 x 4120 or email dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us

Apply Online (username is student code)

Picture Retake Day
Picture day was this past Monday. If you did not get an order form (with the heat days, distribution was delayed), no worries. All students got their picture taken. Proofs will come home and orders can then be made. Picture RETAKE day is October 15, if you want to give the perfect picture another shot!
Important Dates
Monday, October 1
11:45 am - Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off Assembly
5:45 pm - Girls Volleyball v. Langston MS @ MMS

Wednesday, October 3
5:00 pm - Girls Volleyball @ Brooklyn MS

Thursday, October 4
5:00 pm - Boys Football @ Columbia MS

Tuesday, October 9 - Friday, October 12
6th Grade Student Trip to Mohican
If you have any questions re: the trip, or need to fill out the paperwork for medication, please contact Mrs. Dunlap ASAP at kdunlap@fairview.k12.oh.us .

Wednesday, October 17 - Friday, October 19
8th Grade Student Trip to Washington D.C.

Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126