Lewis F. Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School
News & updates for the week of January 27, 2020
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_ap .  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!
Important Dates
January 27th - Parent University at FHS, more info below
January 31st - Middle School Winter Dance - MS Gym. 6:00-8:00PM
February 1st - Winter Formal - HS Gym. 7:00-10:00pm.  Doors open at 6:45PM
February 3rd - Senior Class Meeting with Josten's - FHS Auditorium 9:15AM
February 17th - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL for students and staff
February 18th - Regular Board Meeting - Parkview Gym at 6:30 PM
February 20th - APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness Meeting - Fairview Public Library at 6:30PM
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Feeling Overwhelmed by a big task?   Accomplish huge goals by breaking them into smaller steps that can be tackled one by one!

Breaking Down Big Tasks into Smaller Steps - Athletes, artists, musicians, writers, doctors and experts of all kinds use the same technique to reach their goals, and you can too! They take a big task ("I'm going to write a fantasy novel") and break into smaller steps ("First, I'll create my main characters. Then, I'll outline the plot, chapter by chapter. Then..."). It might feel difficult to start work on a big goal, but if you break it down into small "bite size" pieces and set a timeline for when each piece will get done you will soon discover your goal is within reach! 

What is "Chunking"? -
Chunking is a learning strategy that allows you to break down big ideas into smaller bits (called 'chunks') that are easier to remember. Just like you can break down a big task into smaller steps, you can break down a big idea into smaller chunks. You can help your brain understand and remember big things by breaking them into smaller chunks. Smaller, easier tasks build on each other. Gradually, you will learn the big topic and be able to remember it in the future!
Parent University: One-on-One Tips and Tools for Academic Success
On Monday, January 27, parents and students are invited to sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet with a teacher and ask any questions they may have about the following (but not limited to) skills and processes in middle/high school:
  • Goal Setting
  • Mastery Learning
  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • Grading Procedures
Teachers will be available for small group and/or individual meetings with parents. 

Note the high school room number on the sign up sheet where the meeting will be held. 
FHS Student News
Lost and Found
Our LOST and FOUND is growing (and not in a good way).  If your child is missing anything at all (Coats, hoodies, gloves, glasses, water bottles, earrings, rings, etc.) PLEASE encourage them to check out the lost and found located in the MS Gym.  Any items not claimed at the end of this school year will be donated. 
Cleveland Kids Book Bank Project
Middle School/High School PTA is offering a service project for parents and students at the Kids' Book Bank Cleveland. Click here for more information.
Staff Highlights

Matt Ziemnik, Middle School Math Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Bay  Village, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? I attended Ohio University and Cleveland State University.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Before my current position in the Middle School, I was a High School Math Teacher, Elementary Physical Education Teacher, 8th Grade Football Coach, Head Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Coach and Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, 3rd and 4th Grade Math Intervention, volunteer youth soccer coach.
  4. Children / pets? I have 2 children! My  Son Jackson is 12 years old and in 6th grade, and my Daughter Emery is 9 years old and in 4th Grade.  I have two pugs. Mugsy is a 15 year old fawn pug and Vader, who is a black pug, will be 2 years old in March.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  When I'm not working, I like Coaching or playing soccer and spending time with family. 
  6. Favorite song/artist? I love most thrash metal and Iron Maiden.
  7. Favorite food? Mexican and/or seafood.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?   Working with children and helping them learn makes me passionate about my work!

Ruthann Baldi, Teacher Aide
  1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.
  2. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Before my current position here at FPCS I was a Pharmaceutical buyer for Gray Drug and an in home daycare.
  3. Children / pets? Yes, I have 3 kids! 2 boys and 1 girl.
  4. What do you like to do when you're not working? When I am not working I like to work out and read.
  5. Favorite song/artist? Casting Crowns
  6. Favorite food? Chocolate!
  7. What makes you passionate about your work?  I love it when a student is working on a concept, and FINALLY  gets it!!

Andy Slack, Intervention Specialist
  1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up right here in Fairview Park.  It's funny when you are young and can't wait to move out of the city you grew up in.  Then as you get older you realize that Fairview Park is a great city.
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study?  I did my undergraduate work at the University of Mount Union where I majored in Physical Education and minored in Health.  I received my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and licensure in Special Education from Cleveland State University.  I am currently working on my Doctorate in Leadership Studies from Ashland University. 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I have always worked as an Intervention Specialist during my 18 years in education; also in Grafton and Tiffin, Ohio.  My favorite high school job was working as a vendor at Municipal Stadium in the early '90s. I sold hotdogs and soda in the right-field upper deck sections.  
  4. Children / pets? I have two children and no pets.  My oldest daughter, Tori, is 8 years old and is in third grade.  She has a great sense of humor and loves to be on stage. My youngest is Josie.  She is 5 years old and is in Kindergarten. She is our athlete and is very into gymnastics.  
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  When we are not working we are usually up at our place in Marblehead.  We are usually hanging out at the islands or on the beach.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  I like a wide variety of music from classic rock to anything 80's.  I am in a Jurassic 5 phase now.
  7. Favorite food?  Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits.  
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I love to see students make the transformation to that confident learner.  I call this the "metamorphosis stage". I am fortunate to work with great students who may need more help than most.  Seeing that level of dependence on others fade and that confidence to be more dependent is what makes teaching a great job.  
High School Announcements
Winter Formal 
Winter Formal this year will take place on Saturday, February 1st from 7:00-10:00 PM.  Doors will open at 6:45 PM. No admission will be allowed after 7:30 PM and after entering the building, students will not be allowed to leave until 9:30 PM. If your child would like to bring one (1) non-Fairview High Student to the dance, an "out of school guest form" must be completed and returned no later than Thursday, January 30th by 3:00 PM.  Guest forms are available in the HS Main Office.  Admission into the dance is $10.00 at the door.

Attention Senior Students
We will hold a Senior Class Meeting on Monday, February 3rd in the Auditorium at 9:15AM.  Please plan to attend this meeting! Josten's will be here to pass out packets with information regarding Cap and Gown Ordering, Commencement Announcements, etc.  Counselors will also be in attendance to speak to you about graduation requirements and answer any questions you may have. 

Future meetings include:
February 7th - Cap and Gown Orders from 12:30-3:15 in room 138.
February 21st - Cap and Gown Orders from 12:30-3:15 in room 138
Please note that the cost of Cap and Gown will double for any orders placed after February 28th.
Good Things Happening at FHS
The Greater Cleveland Solo and Ensemble Contest is this Saturday the 25th at Normandy High School. Over 25 Students in band and orchestra will be performing solos and small ensembles in front of judges for a rating and comments. Best of luck to them all!

The Kind Club and Fairview Pride GSA headed to Gilles Sweet this past Thursday to read and do activities with the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to promote No Name Calling Week!
Athletics Highlights

Bowling - Boys won the handicap scoring division on play for the D1/D2 championship on     Saturday.

Boys basketball - Luke Howes broke the all time assists record last week. 

Swimming - Both Boys and GirlS won on Senior Night against Padua 

Wrestling - Matt Kaufmann placed 7th at the Maumee Bay Classic On Saturday. 
Middle School Announcements
Warriors of the Week

Ava A. 6th Grade
Ava is an incredible student who sets a strong example for others to follow.  She is driven, organized, punctual, and has already finished every power focus area in all but one class! Not to mention, Ava is kind and supportive to all those around her, often quietly lending a kind word or offering guidance to her fellow classmates in every type of situation.  It will be very fun to see all that she accomplishes in the coming years. Keep up all the hard work, Ava!

Alexandra M. 7th Grade
Alexa M. is a hard worker who always puts a lot of thought into her projects. She comes to class prepared to learn. Alexa is a leader with her actions and words. She is a dedicated student athlete and gives her all both on and off the court. She does a great job of participating during class and giving good thoughts to discussions. Alexa has mastered the skill of time management which is a key to success in middle school. She leads by example and is always willing to help others.  We are proud of all of Alexa's accomplishments this year!


Ryan H. 8th Grade
Ryan is someone you are always happy to see come in the classroom door. A hard worker, cooperative peer and helper to classmates, Ryan always puts his best foot forward. We can always count on him to give his best, even if others around him may be distracting. Thank you, Ryan, for your continued dedication to being successful!

Fox8 Cool School
Thanks for voting! Mayer Middle School will be the featured Fox8 Cool School of the Week on Thursday, January 30. Tune in to watch the featured segment around 6:30 a.m. 
Middle School Dance
The MS student council is hosting a winter dance on 1/31/20, from 6-8 p.m., in the MS gym.  Dress is casual. Drop off and pick up is on Campus. There is a HS boys basketball game, however, students are not permitted to cut through the buildings.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

Volunteers are needed for the dance! 

Semester 2 Scheduling Appointments for Middle School Students
Students may request scheduling appointments with Mrs. Cory using the digital request form
starting on Monday 1/27. 

They should check school email to know when to report for their appointment - the email will be the pass. 

The vast majority of semester classes are already full, and no study halls will be added for MS students. Course change requests will be accepted for semester courses only. Students must follow the schedule in PS until notified of any changes made. 
See Mrs. Cory or Mrs. Pieffer if you have questions!
8th Grade Science Fair 
Volunteer/Fundraising Opportunities 
PTA - Volunteer
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. Volunteers are needed so please consider signing up by clicking here.
Super Bowl Squares for PTA Council
Once again Fairview Park PTA Council is selling Super Bowl Squares to help support our PTA and community events and annual scholarships for seniors. Click here  for more information and the opportunity to win!
General announcements for both buildings
Visiting the Building
All visitors need to enter the building through the main high school entrance on West 213. As of January 13, 2020, all middle and high school students must also enter through the high school entrance (north parking lot doors or main office doors).

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. 
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.
Box Tops
You no longer HAVE to cut Box Tops (although you still can). Get the app and choose Lewis F. Mayer Middle School. Within 14 days of purchase, scan your receipt and the items with Box Tops will be credited to MMS!
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
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

Digital Request Form for students wanting to see Ms. Parente

Mrs. Nora Walsh
High School Student Counselor (9-12 L-Z)
440-356-3500 ext. 4102

 Digital Request Form for students wanting to see Mrs. Walsh

Mrs. Mary Cory
Middle School Student Counselor
440-356-3510 ext. 3135

Digital Request Form
for students wanting to see Mrs. Cory

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


Mr. Joe Dianetti
Athletic Director
440-356-3500 ext. 4157

Save the Date: Winter Sports Banquet will be held on March 16th, 2020 More information can be found here.

Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100

Mr. Chris Honeck
Associate Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4101
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