News & updates for the week of November 25, 2019

No School for Students November 25-29
Parent Teacher Conferences: November 25 & 26
Thanksgiving Break: November 27-29

Have a great Thanksgiving! 
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!
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th during scheduled 15 minute appointments:

Monday, November 25 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM, 5:00 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:45 -11:30 AM, 12:30 - 3:15 PM 

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FHS Student News
Important Dates
Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26th
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29th
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 2nd
Return from Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 14th
Band & Orchestra Concerts - FHS Auditorium

Wednesday, December 18th
HS Chorale & Show Choir Concert - FHS Auditorium

Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd
Winter Break - FHS and Polaris Career Center

Monday, January 6th
Return to School

Food Drive
The High/Middle School Mentoring Classes will be participating in a Food Drive from December 2nd through December 18th.  Please bring in canned (tuna, soup, vegetables) or boxed food for the Fairview Food Bank. The mentoring class with the most donated food will receive a pizza party. 
Scholastic Book Fair
Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child's emotional growth. But perhaps the best benefit is the lasting bond you create with your child when you read with them. Visit the Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

Book Fair dates/times: 
Friday, November 22 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 25 - 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! And if you're not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping option. We've partnered with The Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online.
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News from the PTA

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 here and go to "Join the PTA" or you can print out a membership form 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! 

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for Next meeting is 12/04/19.  All are Welcome!

Teacher Conference Luncheon
MMS/FHS PTA will be hosting lunch for our hard working teachers and staff on Tuesday, November 26th (conference day). Please click HERE to sign up to bring dessert, water or tableware. 
Staff Spotlight

Jess Atwood, MS Film & Fiction and HS History & Government Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up?  Westlake, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend?  Baldwin-Wallace and studied abroad at the University of Hull in Scarborough, England
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I taught at an online school for 4 years, and also worked as a wedding coordinator at a church.
  4. Children / pets? 2 kids, Neil is 5 and Maggie is 3.  1 dog, Captain is a 13.5 year old Jack Russell
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  Oddly enough, I do a lot of theatre outside of FHS. But my ultimate fav thing to do is just relax and hang out with my kiddos.  
  6. Favorite song/artist? Neil Diamond is my favorite artist (hence, my son's name), but I love so many different styles and genres of music that it is hard to narrow it down.
  7. Favorite food? French Fries with mayonnaise 
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  When I watch students turn into awesome young adults.

Rich Friel, HS Gym Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Toledo, Ohio 
  2. Where did you go to college?  * University of Toledo (Major in PE/Minor in Health) Decathlete for Boys Track & Field Team.   *Cleveland State University (Master of Education with a specialty in Sport Management)   *My first inspiration was going to be an anesthesiology but after teaching swim lessons at the University, I changed my major to Education.  *Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  My first teaching position was a PE/Health Teacher/Football & Track Coach at St. John's High School in Toledo, Ohio, my alma mater.  My second teaching position was at Defiance Jr. High as a PE/Health Teacher / Football and Track Coach. 
  4. Do you have any children:   I am married to my wife Jennifer for 30 years and have 2 boys, Austin & Kyle.  We used to have a horse and goats, etc... but now we just have our German Shepherd and Jack Russell. 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  At this point in my life, I am taking care of my 92-year-old mother.  Otherwise, I like shooting sports, fishing at our pond, and spending time with my family at home and the lake. 
  6. Favorite song/artist: Foreigner, Aerosmith, Boston & (R & B) 
  7. Favorite food? Italian (Spaghetti) 
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? Knowing that I can still make a difference in helping guide a young person's life. 

Ryan Graff, HS Art Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Medina, OH
  2. What college did you attend? Baldwin Wallace University
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I've been an art teacher in Fairview since 2000 (Garnett Primary, Mayer, FHS). During college and high school my jobs included painting/home renovation, line Cook, dishwasher.
  4. Children -  3 children...Makenzie (senior), Spencer (sophomore), Landon (7th grade) North Olmsted City Schools 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Run like Forrest Gump  
  6. Favorite artist? The Strumbellas, Yellowcard, Collective Soul, Blind Pilot
  7. Favorite food? Chicken stips, bleu cheese, buffalo sauce, fries, pizza, reuben sandwiches, The Rail, Barrio,...basically all the food.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?   I love challenging students to think differently.  It's always amazing when they and others see their accomplishments and rewards for their hard work and effort.
Holiday Concert Schedule
December 14, 2019
We are very excited about this performance and know that you will enjoy it as well.  Students need to dress up for this concert. Boy - buttoned down dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dress shoes.  Girls - long skirt and blouse or long dress. You may wear holiday clothes if you choose. This is an afternoon of giving and music.  Admission will be a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Fairview Hunger Center.
If you are able, please donate a baked item for the FPMTA to sell at the bake sale.  Items can be dropped off at 1:00 or brought to school the day before.  

2:30 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Golden Singers
3:00 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Band
3:15 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Orchestra
3:30 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Band
4:00 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Orchestra
4:30 Mayer Middle School Concert Band (7-8)
5:00 Mayer Middle School Concert Orchestra (7-8)
5:30 FHS Jazz Band
6:00 FHS Symphonic Band
6:30 FHS Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, & Symphony Orchestra
Summit Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
As an educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cof-ounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. 

Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model. 

Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life in her book titled Prepared . Please contact Mrs. Wightman to request a copy, provided to the school by the author.
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!
Fundraising - Friends of FPCS
We are so appreciative of the continued support throughout this year. Thank you all for dining to donate, purchasing pepperoni rollers, ordering Holiday Ham gift cards or Holiday wreaths. All order forms are available on our website at .

Also, we are very excited to bring you something new. We will be selling foam fingers during the basketball season. We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two here .

And, be sure to check out our Five Below fundraiser below! Give back while doing your holiday shopping!
Ski Club Fundraiser
Class Fundraisers
Class of 2021
The Class of 2021 have added some new items to their merchandise table:  
~Grey Holloway joggers - $30.00.  They have a pocket at the back and at the side. Fairview    Warriors is embroidered on the top of the leg.  
~Fairview Warriors car magnet.  It is 7X2 inches and is $5.00.
~Arriving Monday:  A stylish jute/burlap tote bag for $10.00. This bag is 16inX14inX7

For more info/to order: contact Mary Moore 
Class of 2023
Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Dear Parents and Students,

We are starting our first big fundraiser for the Class of 2023.  We hope that our first venture will be a successful one with your help.  Please see the attached document for directions on how to purchase and promote Yankee Candle sales for our class.  It is SO easy.  Forward the PDF letter to your friends, families, co-workers, etc. 

There are more than just candles!  Please see the great selection of gifts online.  No money needs to be turned in to students, as all sales are done online and shipped to your home.

We can use all the help we can get.  Our class can get 40% of the profits!

Thanks in advance for your help and support.  Please see a class officer, representative, or your class advisors for assistance.

Mrs. Frygier & Mrs. McIntyre

New Warrior Mascot T-Shirt Sale
Fairview Park PTA Council is selling gray, red, and black hooded sweatshirt with the new warrior mascot. Shirts range in size from 2T-4XL.  Orders are due by December 6th so you can receive them in time for the holidays. Click for more information and to order!   
Class of 2020 After Prom
Concession Stand Sales - We Need Your Help!
Basketball season is almost here and HS/MS PTA and the Junior Class are teaming up to run the concession stand for the Boy's Basketball home games. Games start December 3rd.  Volunteers are needed so please consider signing up by clicking here.
Rewards Programs
Fairview High School is registered with both Giant Eagle's Apples for Students program and Heinen's Teaming Up for Education . When signing up for Giant Eagle's program, the code for Fairview High School is 6074.  When signing up for Heinen's program, be sure to select Fairview High School from a list of participating schools.
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Families!

The holiday season is coming upon us... and you know what that means..time to get together with our family and friends! For many, it is a good time had by all, but for others, it can be a stressful time. HERE is an article offering suggestions on how to reduce stress, deal with loss or change, and enjoy the holidays on a budget. In addition, resource numbers are listed for those who find the stress of this holiday season, or any other time of year, too much to handle. 

For more information regarding reducing the holiday stress for your child, click HERE

I hope everyone has a restful and thankful Thanksgiving!
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
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.

Save the Date:
CCP Information Night and AP Elective Night is set for January, 15th in the HS Auditorium from 6:00-8:00 PM

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