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 November 5, 2018
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
Aurora M.
Aurora is a sweet, quiet student. She stays on top of all of her work and lends a helping hand when needed.

7th
Emma G.
Emma is helpful to everyone in class. Emma always completes her work on time and strives to be the best student she can be.

8th
Georgia R.
Georgia is a delightful student who strives to be positive and uplifting. She lights up the room, adds joy to class, and does it all with a great sense of humor.
Fairview Can't Stop the Feeling!
Fairview Can't Stop the Feeling - we love our students and staff! "Mighty Molly" shares her love of Fairview students and staff in this fun music video! Watch now!
From the Office
There will be no summer extension this year. All work must be completed by the end of the last student day.
Community Open Houses 
Phase 1 of the construction project is near completion, and staff will be spending the day on Friday, November 16 moving into their Phase 2 locations. 

Families and community members are welcome to tour the newly renovated areas of the building during Parent-Teacher conference times on Monday, November 19 from noon to 7:45 PM and on Tuesday, November 20 from 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM. Please enter through the front doors of Fairview High School. 
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!
Stagecrafters Fall Play
Personalized Learning Platform FAQ
Each week we will highlight a different word associated with the Platform. For a full glossary of terms you may need defined, look for the link below in our Useful Links section.

Content Assessment
The ten-question assessment that a student requests when ready to show their learning of the content objectives of a specific Focus Area. Content Assessments are computer-scored immediately upon completion; the passing score is 8/10 for non-AP courses and 7/10 for AP courses. A student must get approval from a teacher before attempting the assessment. If the student does not pass, the student may take the Content Assessment again.

DID YOU KNOW?
There are 4 reasons students have INCOMPLETE grades:
  • Students may not have completed all Projects in a course,
  • Students have Cognitive Skill averages below 70%,
  • Students have Math Concept averages below 70%, and
Testing
MAP benchmark testing round one is complete! Two more administrations will take place throughout the school year. Grade level Math and ELA teachers will be happy to provide you with specific dates and information.

Ohio State Testing will take place in the spring. These tests are extremely important for your child's long term success. It is never too early to begin getting ready!

See some ODE preparatory resources here and general test prep resources here.

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!
Important Dates
Tuesday, November 6
Election Day - Schools are in Session

Thursday, November 8
Boys 7th Grade Basketball @ Wellington HS, 5:00-6:30 PM
Boys 8th Grade Basketball @ Wellington HS, 6:30-8:00 PM

Friday, November 9
Stagecrafters Fall Play - Tony and Tina's Wedding - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 10
Stagecrafters Fall Play - Tony and Tina's Wedding - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 11
Stagecrafters Fall Play - Tony and Tina's Wedding - 2:00 PM

Monday, November 12: C Day - transportation will be adjusted accordingly

Tuesday, November 13: B Day

Wednesday, November 14: C Day

Thursday, November 15: B Day

Friday, November 16
NO SCHOOL for students. Transition Day

Monday, November 19 - Tuesday, November 20
Parent / Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break


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

I hope the end of the first quarter was successful for all our FPCS families! Please email me at csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us with any questions you have regarding things going on at school, parenting, etc. then I will share the answer next week! I am sure other parents may have the same question and would love to see the answer.

I thought I'd just take a minute to have everyone assess how 1st quarter went.  

*Is all well with grades, emotionally happy, etc.?  Great

*Are grades not up to par? Not feeling emotionally upbeat? Make sure you and your child know that there are resources and people to help!

For students, have them talk to their teachers.... ask what can I do to improve my grades.  If they are not "feeling" upbeat.... are they eating right? exercising? sleeping? If all those are YES, and your child is still not their usual self, then maybe they need to see the school counselor or an outside source.

For parents, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about being a parent.  I am always looking for topics that parents want to know more about. Let me know, and I will find the right resources to help all of us be better at parenting! 
Administration
Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100
Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126