News & updates for the week of October 14, 2019
Upcoming Events
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
Picture Retakes

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

PSAT Reminder from the Counseling Dept.
Just a friendly reminder that we are taking registration for the PSAT until Tuesday at 9 am. 
Students need to bring in a $17 check made payable to Fairview Park Schools.  We highly recommend college bound juniors and sophomores to participate.  The test begins at 8 am on Wednesday.
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!
Staff Spotlight

Tiffany Zemek, ESL Teacher

Ms. Zemek grew up in North Olmsted and studied Early Childhood Education at Ashland University. Prior to joining the Fairview Park City Schools family, she taught Title 1 Reading and ESL in Lakewood for 2 years. She has two daughters - Kaitlyn is 20 years old and Liliana is 2 years old and a cat named Kiki Kitty. When not working, she's kept very busy playing and chasing around her youngest daughter. She hopes to be able to learn to be a cake decorator once Liliana gets a little older. Some of her favorite artists are Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Chicks and Pink, and her favorite food is pizza. When asked what makes her passionate about her work, she said, "I'm an advocate for my students and their families. I have the opportunity to work with the whole family and learn about their cultures."

Connie Obrycki, Speech and Hearing

Mrs. Obrycki grew up in Fairview Park - she's a hometown girl - and went to The Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree, Case Western Reserve University for a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing and Ashland University for a graduate degree in Educational Administration. She has one daughter named Cora and a cat named Whiskers McGhee. Prior to working in her current position..."In high school, my first job was at Freshens Yogurt at Westgate Mall.  Then I took a job at Denison Photography Studios selling senior portraits. I also worked at Little Met Golf Course in the snack shop. Professionally, I've worked for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District as a speech therapist and literacy coach, and then at the Lake County ESC as the Coordinator for Autism Programs. In Fairview, prior to being a speech therapist, I was the Director of Student Services for nine years (and for two of the nine years, I was also the Principal of the Early Education Center)." When not working, Mrs. Obrycki loves being on the water - boating and fishing, and even baits her own hook. Some of her favorite things: favorite artist is Pit Bull and favorite food is tacos. When asked what makes her passionate about her work, she said, "I truly enjoy working with children.  Being a special part of a child's life and making a difference, whether big or small, is my greatest reward."

Becky Hicks, English Teacher

Mrs. Hicks is a bit of a country girl! She grew up on a farm in Columbia Station, Ohio where they raised sheep and pigs, and is a proud graduate of Columbia High School, home of the Raiders. She started off at Bowling Green University as Pre-Med with the intention of studying physical therapy, but changed majors and ended up graduating from Cleveland State. Mrs. Hicks received her Master's Degree from Baldwin Wallace and her Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Toledo. Before coming to the FPCSD, she worked at North Ridgeville High School teaching Reading, Speech (Public Speaking), Sophomore and Junior English and was the Junior Class advisor. She and her husband, Sean, have no kids - they like to travel too much - but are 100% dog people and hope to get another one next summer when they'll have time to stay home and train the puppy. In their free time, Becky and Sean love to travel and see the world, try new foods and make amazing memories. At home, she enjoys crafting or curling up with a good novel and a glass of wine. She's a sucker for 80's and 90's music and at the top of her list of favorite foods are Greek food and chocolate! When asked what makes her passionate about her work, she said, "Besides my love of literature and the conversations that ensue, one of the best aspects of my job are the relationships I develop with my students. Being able to see them grow into young adults and start their lives is an amazing opportunity that not many people get to experience. I also love getting messages from those same students years later thanking me for challenging them or for teaching certain novels, topics, or random facts they need to beat Jeopardy. 
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!
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. 
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
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! 
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 families,

I know as parents that we always worry about how are children are doing mentally, physically, socially and academically in school and at home.  Of course, if you have any concerns about your child, as a district, we want you to contact your child's mentor teacher in grades 6-12 or their homeroom teacher in grades K-5 as the first order of defense.  If things have not improved within a week or two, then include your child's guidance counselor in the discussion. In the meantime, it may also be good to talk to your child's pediatrician. Here is a great article about this.
As always, please contact myself if you have any questions or concerns!
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 does mentor time look like for your child?
We know that all families want their children to be truly known and cared for by the adults at their school. All students are paired with a mentor who acts as their advocate both inside and outside of the classroom. They meet with your student one-on-one regularly to support them in making progress towards their own personal goals.

Mentors play several roles. They stay up-to-date with a student's progress across all classes and will support your student through personal and academic challenges. Mentors also help students set both long-term and short-term goals and coach them through their progress.
Your child's mentor can become a liaison between the school community and your family. Reach out to your child's mentor regularly to find out how you can best support them.

Mentors will be keen to hear all about your student - their personality, their goals and aspirations, life outside of school that could have an impact on life inside the classroom, and more. Together, you can work with your student to set long- and short-term goals and help support them in their journey toward leading a fulfilled life. 

BONUS:  Hear from a student about the impact her mentor has had on her life.
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

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.

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