News & updates for the week of December 16, 2019
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!
Attention Senior Students
If you have not completed the orange sheet of paper asking for your full name for your diploma, please do so ASAP!  The order for your diplomas cannot be submitted until ALL SENIORS have submitted this sheet to Mrs. Bennhoff in the HS Main Office!  Any questions, please see Mrs. Bennhoff.
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. 
Summit Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Students are permitted to retake tests (content assessments) so they learn from their mistakes. As educators and parents, we know students learn and grow the most when they encounter challenges. If a student struggles to pass an assessment after a few attempts, their teacher will intervene and help them master the content. Learning science shows that a large percentage of learning happens in letting students persist through struggles and challenges, and that's exactly why struggling in the safe environment at school and learning those lifelong habits is going to set our students up for success long after they've left school.

Don't forget...we still have copies of Prepared available. Please contact the 
HS office to inquire about getting your copy!
FHS Student News
Ohio Department of Education
The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. HERE is a link to the settlement. To be clear, our District is not a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community.
Staff Highlights

Hillery Needham, Orchestra Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and I am a HUGE Packer fan.
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study? I attended Baldwin Wallace University and received a Bachelors in Music Education. I also attended Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and received a Masters in Music Education. I started playing piano at the age of 5, viola at 10, and flute at 11. I was in band, orchestra, and choir growing up.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I taught for a year in Westlake as an elementary general music teacher. I also taught for four years 7th & 8th grade orchestra and elementary general music in Bloomington, Indiana. I've been teaching private lessons since I was in high school, but have recently taken a break. I also have taught at the collegiate level, teaching future music teachers string techniques and music methods.
  4. Children / pets? I have identical twin boys who are ten years old. I also have an 8 year old daughter.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? I like to do crafts with my daughter, attend concerts, and read with my kids.  
  6. Favorite song/artist? This is a tricky question for me since I am a big fan of many different types of music. My all time favorite orchestra piece is Sibelius Symphony No. 2. 
  7. Favorite food? My favorite food is anything Italian.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love how each day I come to school is a new and different day. I enjoy watching the progress each student makes from one day to the next. It is my hope that I am instilling a lifelong love for the arts.

Christine Martynowski, Educational Aide
  1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in North Olmsted, Ohio near Pine School.
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study? I attended the University of Akron and majored in Industrial Management - Production.  (Quality Control)
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I spent 8 years in the DAP program in Fairview Park City Schools.  Prior to working in the schools, I worked at a flooring store and in the accounts receivable department of an Insurance Agency.
  4. Children / pets? We have two grown children and no pets.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? When I am not working I enjoy sewing, hiking and drives in our classic mustang.
  6. Favorite song/artist? My current favorite song/artist is 'Run Devil, Run', by Crowder.
  7. Favorite food? My favorite food is any type of seafood.  
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? The look on a students face when they learn something new, is priceless!  The 'baby' steps that the students that I work with take make those episodes scarce. When there is a breakthrough! 

Chris Sawicki, Intervention Specialist
  1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Cleveland.  We moved to Seven Hills when I was 6. I graduated from Normandy High School.
  2. What college did you attend?  I attended Baldwin-Wallace.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degrees in 1980, and a Master of Arts in Education in 2002.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I had a lot of part-time jobs in high school and college.  I scrubbed floors and stocked shelves at Gray Drug. I pumped gas at Sunoco and Mobil. I was a bartender at Olive Garden. I worked as a laboratory technician for the Schmidt Brewing Company as my first job full-time job.  I was a computer operator, then became a programmer for Fullwell Motor Products and Cleveland Networking Corp., working on writing financial and sales applications.  That was when computers were really big and housed in large air conditioned rooms. I became a specialist in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and went to work for TMW Systems, a company that designed and sold transportation software for trucking and cargo ships.  I spent a summer as a co-driver on a commercial truck and got to experience first-hand how systems worked. I was promoted to project manager for the Maritime Transportation System software project and was sent to Bermuda to work on modifications to that system for Bermuda Container Lines Co.  I then went to work for Oatey Co., a manufacturer of plumbing products, as a programmer. I left the business world in 2002 and became an Intervention Specialist. My first teaching job was at Columbia Station Middle School.
  4. Children / pets?  I have 2 adult children, both boys.  My oldest is 32 and is a district manager for a vehicle inspection company.  My youngest is 28 and is a senior at Cleveland State in the electrical engineering program.  He also works part-time at Charter Steel as an intern engineer working with their control systems.  I have 4 cats, 2 that are indoor and 2 that are mostly outdoor. They are all rescues.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I love to work on and drive antique autos.  I own a 1930 Ford Model A.  
  6. Favorite song/artist?  I have a wide variety of musical taste.  I like jazz and classic rock. My favorite artist is Cal Tjader, a jazz vibraphonist.
  7. Favorite food?  My favorite food is a tie between pizza and chicken wings.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I have always had a passion for teaching since I was in high school.  I love to see the look of joy on a person's face when they understand how to do something new.  I especially love helping people who have a difficult time helping themselves. I just feel that simply working with things without connecting to individual lives is meaningless. 
Important Dates
Tuesday, December 17th
6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting - Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

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

Wednesday, January 15th
6:00 PM - CCP Information Night/AP Electives - FHS Auditorium

Monday, January 20th
No School - MLK Day

Friday, January 24th
Teacher Records Day - No School for Students. Polaris is in Session.

Monday, February 17th
NO School for FHS & Polaris
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.
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!
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 2020 After Prom
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)
Happy Holidays Fairview Park Families!

I hope that things are moving along smoothly for everyone during these busy times!
For MS/HS families , this coming week should be a week of communicating. Have your child show you their platform..... if you see all green...YEAH!  If you see any yellow or red, have your child send an email to that teacher (and cc you) asking "What do I need to do to make mine green?"  When you both hear back from the teacher, sit down with your child and make a plan for when the work will be done. The sooner is always better than later, plus it would be great to be done with the work and start a NEW YEAR with all caught up!

For GS families , this can also be a week of communicating!
If you have any concerns, it would be nice to check in before break.  Make sure all your child's work is in and they are caught up. Start the New Year with a fresh start!

For all - check out the latest Common Sense Media articles...
reviews of the latest movies, TV shows, books, apps, etc that are appropriate for your child!
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

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