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 December 3, 2018
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.

This month's Warrior of the Month is:

Claire L.
Claire is a true leader in the classroom and in the building.  Claire is a member of student council and is also involved in the play and cheerleading.  Not only is she an exemplary student in the PLP but she uses her empathy to help other students not only academically but socially/emotionally as well.  Her leadership skills are always being used to help others and additional skills including communication and service are also evident throughout the school day.  Claire is a great addition to her classes and she works hard to make others around her rise to her expectations. She is a great model of what we expect of our middle school students.  

Clare is doing excellent in and outside the classroom.  She is always willing to help others. Clare participates in cheerleading and she took part in the musical.  Clare always greets you when entering the room.

Claire is extremely helpful when it comes to her fellow peers. She is extremely involved in extracurricular activities and is a leader in the classroom.  

Other nominees for Warrior of the Month included:
Brooklyn R.
Alexis P.
Sarah W.
Madison B.
Kennedy C.
Caty W.
Lily H.
In case you missed it: Another Opportunity to See the "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" Documentary
TONIGHT (December 3) at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium is another chance to watch the documentary "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety."
Letters about Literature Contest
A librarian from Cleveland Public Library, Timothy Phillips, is coordinating this national reflective writing contest.  Funding comes from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Students are asked to write a heartfelt letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre-fiction (poem, short story, novel) or nonfiction (biography, memoir, autobiography)-that is contemporary or classic.  They are to describe what the author's word meant to them and how they came to view themselves and their environment differently. Rather than a book report or fan letter, letters are to be considered a more private conversation with the author, and should be no more than 500 words.

Letters are encouraged to be completed and saved in MS Word, and can be uploaded online at www.read.gov/letters .  This is a great opportunity to refine your child's digital literacy. Video guidance for online submission can be found here  .

Prizes at state level:
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50

At all levels, and along with Honorable Finalists, entrants will receive age-appropriate books, as well as having their work published in a commemorative booklet and be invited to a special awards ceremony on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Main Branch of Cleveland Public Library (downtown).

FULL DETAILS of the contest format and regulations.
Pull Tab Collection - Ronald McDonald House
We recently had several staff members make dinner for the residents of Ronald McDonald House. The House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at little to no cost. The staff brought back these pop can tab collection boxes, and we wanted to extend an invitation to all of our families to join us in collecting! Last year, Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland raised nearly $7,000 from pop can tabs alone! That money goes directly to the families staying in the House - it allows them to get diapers in an emergency, gift cards for celebratory dinners, etc. For more information, visit: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/pull-tabs . Please collect and send the tabs to school with your child...the families at Ronald McDonald House Cleveland thank you!
Giving Tree
The Middle School Builders Club will be collecting items for the Giving Tree starting on Monday, December 3.

Please bring in new socks, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves to be placed on the Giving Tree, and donated to the Fairview Park Hunger Center.
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Varsity Boys Basketball will take their talents to Quicken Loans Arena as part of the Cavs Elite High School Hoops Series. The game will take place on January 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM against the Panthers of Elyria Catholic. Following the Fairview game, fans are invited to attend the Cavs vs. Miami Heat game that evening at 7pm.

Tickets are $30 and include admission to both the Fairview vs. Elyria Catholic game as well as the Cavs game to follow.

To get tickets -
  1. Create a FlashSeats Account (or if you already have one, write down the associated email address)
  2. Bring a check to the high school main office made out to Fairview High School with 'Cavs Tickets' in the memo line. Checks should be $30 times the number of tickets desired.
  3. Check your FlashSeats account later that day and the tickets should be in your account, delivered from Mr. Dianetti

Fans will sit in the lower bowl area for the Fairview game in the afternoon. Cavs seats will be in Loudville. Seats purchased at the same time will be together for the night game. Teams/Players - see your coaches for details on purchasing seats together.
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!
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, click HERE .  This link will continue to be available below in our Useful Links section below.  

Content of the PLP
The subject-specific material (facts, definitions, information, formulas, procedural skills, basic concepts, grammatical structures) comprising each discipline. This material can be studied independently, practiced or memorized at a student's own pace. Content comprises 30% of a student's grade: 21% through Power Focus Areas, which are required, and 9% through Additional Focus Areas, which are highly encouraged and can make the difference between an A- and A+. Think Power Focus Areas, "P, " required to PASS and Additional, "A,"  needed for grade of A . Content is grounded on the OHIO LEARNING STANDARDS . (Click to learn more.)

DID YOU KNOW?  
On your child's Summit page, click on the PROGRESS tab on the left side of the screen. There you can see what assessments have been taken, comments from teachers regarding assignments and projects, what has been mastered, etc. Notes your child makes can also be seen. On the right hand of the screen you can see current grades, thus far for the school year. These grades are not final and will fluctuate depending on the blue line and whether or not projects and focus areas have been completed, their grades on the projects, etc.
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.

Important Dates
Monday, December 3
4:30 - 6:30 PM - Boys 7/8th Grade Basketball @ Greenbriar MS

"Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" - another opportunity to see the documentary 
7PM FHS Auditorium

Tuesday, December 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Boys 7/8th Grade Basketball @ Firelands Local Schools

Wednesday, December 5
7:00 PM - Parent University - depression/anxiety talk with counselors from Fit Mind Cleveland at Gilles-Sweet

Thursday, December 6
5:00 PM - Boys Basketball vs. Buckeye Junior HS @ MMS

Saturday, December 8
2:00 - 6:00 PM - The Fairview Park Music Department presents an afternoon of holiday music in the Auditorium at Fairview HS.




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

Please email me anytime at csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us with questions. 
Another Opportunity to Watch"Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" and Upcoming Parent University

On December 3, the Fairview Park City Schools will again screen the IndieFlix film "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium. 

 

Angst is a lighthearted and honest look at anxiety through the eyes of students, parents, educators and experts. This movie is for everyone and sends the message that anxiety is treatable and prevention is key. The film is approximately 55 minutes long and is appropriate for those ages 10 and up.

 

On December 5 from 7-8 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary, families are invited to the first "Parent University" sessions which will be a continued discussion around depression and anxiety. A special guest speaker will join from Fit Mind Cleveland, a local counseling firm.

If you have questions, please contact  Carrie Sullivan, Family and Community Engagement  Coordinator at csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us
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