News & updates for the week of October 7, 2019
Friday, October 11th
NEOEA Day - FPCS IN Session - Polaris is NOT in Session
Homecoming Parade and Football Game!
Saturday, October 12th
Monday, October 14th
Wednesday, October 16
7:00-8:30 PM - MS (7-8th grade) Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert, FHS Auditorium
Thursday, October 17th
Polaris Presentation to Sophomore Students
Friday, October 18th
Polaris Presentation to Sophomore Students
Wednesday, October 23rd
7:00 PM HS Orchestra Concert
Thursday, October 24th
8:00 AM Senior Portraits - Back of Auditorium
Monday, October 28th
Tuesday, October 29th
7:00 PM HS Marching Band Concert
Wednesday, October 30th
5:00 PM - NHS Induction Ceremony ~ FHS Auditorium
Wednesday, November 6th
Seniors Helping Seniors
Friday, November 15-17th
Fall Play at FHS
Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26th
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29th
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Search the Twitter hashtag #FoundSomethingCool for updates on cool activities being done on campus! Look for updates from Mr. Vicha @fhsprincipal, Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_ap and Mr. McHugh @mrjordanmchugh. There's LOTS of great things happening on campus and we want you to be able to see some of the wonderful things we see every day!
On Friday, October 4, 2019, the campus of Fairview High School and Lewis F. Mayer Middle School practiced a lockdown drill.
We are pleased to report that all students and staff responded appropriately and efficiently to the drill. Practice of drills is mandated by state law, Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3737.73.
It is crucial to be as proactive and prepared as possible. Drills, both announced and unannounced, are scheduled to duplicate a variety of real world emergencies.
Whereas practicing safety drills helps us prepare for emergencies, we spend even more time working with students to be proactive in preventing emergencies from occurring in the first place.
We promote a positive school environment where students feel welcome and comfortable, as well as physically and emotionally safe, and where students are able to build positive peer and adult relationships. We appreciate your support in these efforts.
We would like to thank the Fairview Park Police Department and Fire Department for their assistance in ensuring the safety of our students during the drill.
If you have questions regarding building safety procedures, please don't hesitate to contact Chris Vicha, Campus Principal at
or at (440) 356-3500.
Powder Puff/Homecoming Festivities
Powder Puff Game
7:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 10
Junior Girls vs. Senior Girls
Admission - 4 nonperishable food items for the FP Food Pantry
Friday, Oct. 11
5:30 PM Starts at Lorain and W 220, South on W220, East on Eaton Rd., North on W210, West on Campus Dr., North on W213 and into the FHS parking lot
6:45 PM Pregame announcement of the Homecoming Court
Saturday, Oct. 12
7:00 - 10:00 Homecoming Dance - FHS Gym
Doors open at 6:45 and close at 7:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK
Monday: Once upon a Jersey Day
Tuesday: Once Upon a Grandparents Day
Wednesday: Once Upon a Hawaiian Day
Thursday: Once Upon an 80's Day
Friday: Once Upon a Warrior Day
Nominees for the 2019 Homecoming Court
(Voting: English classes on Monday, Oct. 7th. If you don't have an English class at FHS, see Mrs. Dill in Room 219 to vote before Wed. at 3:15)
Class of 2023
Class of 2022
Class of 2021
Class of 2020
Mandatory meeting for ALL Nominees on Tuesday at 3:30 in room 220.
Ready Set! Coffee Roasters are the supplier of the coffee delivered by the Warrior Coffee Company. Mrs. Kohl, one of our Intervention Specialists, along with her students, take staff orders and make coffee (tea and water) deliveries throughout the week. Founders of Ready Set!, Molly and Chris (a sibling duo), are opening their Fairview Park garage and could use your support of their operation.
We thank Ready Set! for everything they are doing for our programming - including social studies visits to educate our children on geography and turning the coffee industry into a plausible career in the future. In turn, our children will educate Molly and Chris in the details of how they run their business.
This October, Ready Set! will be opening their doors every Saturday from 10:00AM - 1:00PM for their Garage Sale Series. They will have a live coffee roasting demonstration each Saturday at 10:30 AM. Here's what's happening:
$1 pour overs
$2 Ethiopian nitro cold brew on tap
$2 espresso shooters
$3 for espresso roast in a cappuccino or cortado
$2 hot chocolate
$14 each for a pouch of whole bean or ground coffee.
FREE sweets while sipping and sampling.
Bring family, friends, and your favorite coffee mug to 3901 West 224 Street in Fairview Park!
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!
The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling Pepperoni Rollers for $2 each. Orders are due by Friday, October 25. Pickup will be Monday, November 11. Click HERE for an online order form.
Class of 2021 Fall Fundraiser
Polaris Career Center will conduct parent conferences on Thursday, October 10th from Noon - 3:00 PM. Program teachers will be contacting parents to set up in-person conference times, as needed. If you are not contacted by your student's program teacher for an in-person conference, your student's progress can be viewed by logging into Infinite Campus parent portal.
Due to the parent conference schedule, there will be no classes held for SENIORS on Thursday, October 10th at Polaris Career Center. All Junior students should follow their regular Polaris Career Center schedule.
Parent Conferences can always be arranged by contacting the program teacher directly via phone or email.
Did you know Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School have a PTA? We sure do! Our PTAs are combined and meet at 6pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the high school (Room 125). Can't make the meetings? That's OK! Many members help in other ways throughout the year or simply join to support our schools. We work to support our students and staff members through various events and activities throughout the year. You can join online
and go to "Join the PTA" or you can print out a membership
and turn it into the Middle School or High School office stating PTA on the envelope. Thank you and we hope our students and staff have a great year!
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Look Within," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Print out submission guidelines and an entry form today and r
eturn your entries by
For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at
. Have questions? Contact Angie Cause, the Fairview Park Council of PTAs Reflections Chair, via email
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hi Fairview Park Families!
If you missed the Parent University last Monday on Technology, we will be posting the slides and resources on my FACE page next week.
Now that we are all getting settled into out school year, I thought I would talk about SLEEP. According to the American Academy of
Pediatrics, the recommended sleep by age is:
Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
The group found that adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression, especially for teens who may experience increased risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts.
In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children,
establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night.
The AAP program, "Brush, Book, Bed," is available here:
If you notice your child not getting enough sleep, talk to them to see if there is something bothering them, think if they have had enough exercise each day, make sure they haven't had caffeine or maybe even talk to your child's doctor.
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Seniors Helping Seniors has been set for Wednesday, November 6th! More details to come!
Parent Information and Tips
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
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.
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.
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.
Early on, students use the information and tools here to set long-term goals - including grades for current school year - and directions, such and college and career.
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%
Student Progress Text Messages
If you haven't already, you will soon begin to receive automated text messages that summarize your student's academic progress. The messages give you tips on how best to speak with your child when it comes to the nitty-gritty of their learning tasks here at school, so that you can best support your student in their learning at home.
Parents will receive, on average, 2 messages per week that are triggered by their own child's academic calendar and performance. Messages are available in English and Spanish.
Ms. Jennifer Parente
High School Student Counselor (9-12 A-K)
440-356-3500 ext. 4103
Mrs. Nora Walsh
High School Student Counselor (9-12 L-Z)
440-356-3500 ext. 4102
to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE
- Juniors will be attending Northeastern Ohio College and Career Fair on October 9 at Kent State. Permission slips due on October 4th.
- PSAT for Juniors and Sophomores will be held on October 16th. Students should bring a check for $17 payable to Fairview High School to Mrs. Pieffer before October 9th. We have 80 spots available.
- October 7 - CSU President to address 75 juniors/seniors - sign up with Mrs. Pieffer
- October 9 - Juniors to Kent State for the Northwestern College/Career Fair - 8:30 am - 12 noon
- October 16 - PSAT for Juniors and some Sophomores
- November 20 - Sophomores to Polaris
More details to follow closer to the events!
Fairview High School will once again be participating in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey sponsored by the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods out of Case Western Reserve University. Please look for an email in your inbox with more information!
SENIOR STUDENT CHECK-IN SIGN UP
Counselors will be available by appointment to check Senior Credits for Graduation.
Please have your Senior Student sign up via Sign Up Genius to see their Counselor below!
College visits this week include:
Mr. Joe Dianetti
440-356-3500 ext. 4157
Save the Dates
Winter Sports Picture Dates - All After School
HS - November 21st
MS (except Girls Basketball) - December 2nd
MS Girls Basketball - January 13th
Mr. Chris Vicha
440-356-3500 ext. 4100
Mr. Chris Honeck
440-356-3500 ext. 4101
Useful Links for High School Parents