News & updates for the week of October 21, 2019
FHS Featured on WKYC Channel 3's "Girls in STEM" Segment
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 23rd
7:00 PM HS Orchestra Concert

Thursday, October 24th
8:00 AM Senior Portraits - Back of Auditorium

Monday, October 28th
Picture Retakes

Tuesday, October 29th
7:00 PM HS Marching Band Concert

Wednesday, October 30th
5:00 PM - NHS Induction Ceremony ~ FHS Auditorium

Friday, November 1st
Red Cross Blood Drive 8:00-12:45PM ~ FHS Gym

Wednesday, November 6th
Seniors Helping Seniors

Friday, November 15-17th
Fall Play at FHS

Wednesday, November 20th
Sophomores visiting Polaris Career Center

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 and Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_apThere'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!
Staff Spotlight

Judy Casselberry, Spanish Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up?  California and Arizona
  2. What college did you attend?  Baldwin-Wallace and Cleveland State
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Legal secretary
  4. Children / pets? Three adult daughters and grand-beagles.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I like to grow fruit and vegetables, paint, exercise, travel to Spanish-speaking countries, and take road trips and hike throughout the South West.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Pink Floyd, Queen, The Mavericks, Juanes
  7. Favorite food? My husband's spaghetti.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  The students make me laugh, and I'm able to expose students to an amazing language and culture.

Jen Parente, HS Counselor
  1. Where did you grow up?  Brook Park
  2. Where did you go to college?  What did you study? I did my undergrad at BGSU.  I majored in Chemistry and minored in Math Education.  I received my Masters in School Counseling at CSU.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I've been here forever!  I started as a math tutor, I tutored part time and taught 7th grade science, 8th grade science and math, then I became a full-time teacher and have taught Chemistry, Algebra, Math Analysis, Honors Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus
  4. Do you have any children / pets?  I have three kids: Liliana is 13, Natalia is 12, and Antonio is 8. I have two cats:  Lina and Buddy
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby? I love watching my kids' sporting events;  I'm a homebody...I like to hang out at home with the kiddos
  6. Favorite song/artist? I like so many different kinds of music...but I LOVE Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, and I also love 90's grunge :)
  7. Favorite food? Mashed potatoes!
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love working with kids!  If I can help a kid to have a better day, then I have had a great day!

Dave Latkovic, English Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? West Park, Cleveland
  2. What college did you attend? Witttenberg University           
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Teaching and coaching at other schools, craps dealer, brick layer, concrete worker, excavator.
  4. Children / pets? 3 dogs--Smalls, Sugar, and Penny
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Think 
  6. Favorite song/artist? "For What it's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
  7. Favorite food? Stuffed Cabbage
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love literature.
Warrior Coffee Co.
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!
Picture Retakes
If students need their pictures retaken, they can do so on Monday, October 28. They will need to bring their original package with them and give it to the photographer that day. The same package will be ordered, with the new image.

If a student was absent on picture day, they will need to get their picture taken on Monday, October 28. Order forms are in the HS office, if you'd like to order a package.
Visiting the Building
All visitors need to enter the building through the main high school entrance on West 213.
Early Dismissal/Late Drop-off
If you need to pick your student up early or bring them in late, please enter through the main high school entrance on West 213. Please call Mrs. Lockwood, the attendance secretary, at 440-356-3510 x 4104, to report an early dismissal / late drop-off. 
Parking Lot Safety
There are a lot of cars, bicycles, and people in the parking lot before and after school. Please be aware and follow the pick-up/drop-off procedures. Bike-riders and pedestrians, please be aware of the traffic and be sure drivers see you!
Ski & Snowboard Club
If you haven't signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club, but still want to, you have time! Visit Ms. Smigelski for information on how to do so. Our first trip to Boston Mills/Brandywine will be in January!
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
PTA Membership
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 November 18th.  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,

With the end of the first quarter coming to a close in two weeks, hopefully everyone has established expectations  with their child on the following:

1) Sleep - bed times
2) Technology limitations ( see Common Sense website for a family contract).
3) Time each school night to spend 30 minutes or more on homework, studying for future tests or re- reading information.
4) Making sure your child is getting enough activity 

All of the above factors can contribute to how well your child is doing in school and preparing for life!

Remember, any questions or your child's mentor teacher (6-12) or home room teacher (K-5).

PLEASE pencil in the date of October 28 to attend the Parent University on Drugs, Alcohol and Vaping! Lots of information for ALL parents!
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors has been set for Wednesday, November 6th!  More details to come!
Parent Information and Tips

Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
What is student engagement? 
Students set goals, select strategies that will allow them to meet those goals, and practice and show those strategies to eventually see if their plan worked. This learning cycle is somewhat self-directed, can be applied to any task in the adult world, and is developed across all aspects of our program.

Schools who use the program dedicate specific time to self-directed learning. Students are able to practice the self-directed learning cycle in Mentoring and Projects. Students prepare for projects by learning information, accessing additional resources and taking content assessments in order to understand the material deeply. Since the material is self-paced, students have to build plans to pass the required content assessments. As they learn, students see direct evidence of the benefits of the self-directed learning cycle and build learning strategies that they can then transfer to new situations.

From the first day of school, students are empowered to own their learning. To guide students, we use the Self-Directed Learning Cycle . Students practice actionable goal setting by making plans, reflecting on progress, and switching strategies if necessary to achieve their goal. We want students to graduate with a Sense of Purpose and a clear path to reach their goals. 
Tips for families: Ask your student about the short- and long-term goals they have set at school. Log into the Platform to track your student's progress. View this goal-setting as critical for not only their journey to graduation, but their journey into adulthood. 

Developing student engagement
We place students at the center of their learning journey, empowering them to set goals and deeply understand content by interacting with it in a way that's aligned with with how they learn best. Listen to one Chicago middle schooler's journey from "I can't do it" to tutoring her peers .
Student Counseling 

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

Follow the counseling office on Twitter: @FviewCounselors
Click HERE to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!


In an effort better serve our students, we have created an online form that students can access if they need to see us. We are hoping this will also help with students missing classes to come visit. The link can be found on the school counselor page next to the counselor of choice.
Need to see your counselor - click here   Please know that if a student is in crisis, we will see them immediately.

November 20 - Sophomores to Polaris

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
Athletic Director
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
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100

Mr. Chris Honeck
Associate Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4101
Useful Links for High School Parents