Lewis F. Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School
News & updates for the week of February 3, 2020
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week 2020 (#NSCW2020) is Feb. 3-7, 2020.  The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselors: Mrs. Cory, Mrs. Walsh, and Ms. Parente!
Student Appreciation Day
Cupcake Day is approaching and PTA needs your help!  PTA is asking each generous baker/shopper to provide 24 decorated cupcakes.  Sign up here.
Thanks for helping us make this a great event!
Important Dates
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 @ 6:30 PM
February 20th - APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness Meeting - Fairview Public Library @ 6:30PM
February 24th - Parent University - Gilles Sweet Elem. @ 6:30 PM
March 13th - No School for Students - Staff Training Day
April 3rd - End of 3rd Quarter
April 8-13th - Spring Break - No school for students or staff
April 14th - Return from Spring Break
April 30th - HS/MS Open House 6:00 - 7:00PM
April 30th - 2020 State of the Community - FHS Auditorium
May 7th - 8th Grade Polaris Tour (more info to come)
May 22nd - 8th Grade Dance 6:30-9:30PM @ Bain Park Cabin $10 at the door
May 25th - Memorial Day Holiday - No School for Students or Staff
June 9th - 2020 FHS Commencement Ceremony
June 11th - Students Last Day of School (4th Quarter Ends)
June 12th - Teachers Records Day
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
Chris Vicha, Campus Principal

1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Berea, Ohio

2. Where did you go to college? I obtained my B.S. at Baldwin Wallace University and my M.A. Ed. from the University of Cincinnati.

3. What other roles have you had before your current position? 
- Denny's-Dishwasher, Cook, Server, Asst. Night Manager 
- Hazardous Waste Removal- Tri-Axle Dump Truck Driver  
- Sunnyside Porsche/Audi-Auto Detailer and Porter
- North Ridgeville City Schools-English Language Arts Teacher/Boys Basketball Coach + 1,000 other supplemental contracts 
- Fairview Park City Schools-AP/AD, AP, HS Building Principal, 6-12 Campus Principal

4. Do you have any children / pets? Yes!
Wife-Regina (Social Studies Teacher, Elyria High School) 
Two Daughters- Nina (8) and Gianna (3)
Three Dogs- Doberman Pinscher (Bailey), Basset Hound (Piper)  Australian Shepherd (Dakota)

5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  Play with my kids, dogs and cars
6. Favorite song/artist?  Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd

7. Favorite food?  Pizza and anything else that contains carbohydrates 
8. What makes you passionate about your work? 
Educators have the ability to provide experiences each day that will serve their students for the rest of their lives. Even on the craziest of days, I don't look at my position as work. I look at it as a chance to have a positive impact on the future of each and every child I interact with. Being an educational leader within the school also allows me the opportunity to support the workforce of teachers and support staff to give their best to the students every single day. I take great pride and pleasure in that. 
Cheri Glavic, Bio-Medical Teacher

Cheri Glavic, Bio-Medical Teacher

1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Euclid and then Mentor.

2. What college did you attend? Kent State (B.S. Biology and Pre-Medicine), Cleveland State (MEd Curriculum and Instruction)

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Retail management, Taught at Euclid High School and Brooklyn High School. I also worked for an online curriculum developer.

4. Children / pets? 4 kids (William - 13, Nathan - 11, Michael - 7, Kaylin 5), 1 dog (Pixie)

5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Read, run, play with my kids, listen to live music

6.  Favorite song/artist? I love a lot of music. A few of my favorites are: Slumber - Need to Breathe; Fight Song - Rachel Platten; The Sound of Silence - Disturbed; Feel Invincible-Skillet; Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

7. Favorite food? Steak

8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love seeing the students excited about what they are learning and to share my own passion for science.

Paige Smigelski, Middle School Math Teacher

1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Lakewood, Ohio.
2. What college did you attend?  I attended the University of Cincinnati. Go Bearcats!
3. What other roles have you had before your current position? 
I worked as a long-term sub at St. Albert the Great (6th grade math), North Royalton Middle School( 6th grade math, RTI teacher, and ESL teacher), and Fairview Park (7th grade math). I also was a district substitute in Lakewood for several months. 

4. Children / pets?  Not yet! 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working?
I enjoy going to workout classes such as spinning, rowing, and boxing. I love to spend time with my family and friends and try to get outside as much as possible. Nothing like reading a good book on the porch! 
6. Favorite song/artist?  Too hard to pick! But, I enjoy country music, alternative rock, pop, oldies... really all types of music! 

7. Favorite food? My favorite food is pizza. 

8. What makes you passionate about your work? 
My students make me passionate about my work! I enjoy forming positive relationships with students and seeing the kids learn, create, and form friendships within my classroom. I also love how hilarious they are! There isn't a day that goes by that a student doesn't make me laugh or surprises me with their overt kindness. I wouldn't trade teaching for anything! 
High School Announcements
~Subscribe to the high school news segments here.
~Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Cohan's Senior Students are currently reading the Novel, Dear Evan Hansen and it has provoked great reactions and great discussions!  
~AP French, AP Literature and AP World History Officially presented next year's European trip to incoming students.  We will be able to provide an amazing educational experience for students enrolled in one of the three courses.

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.
Middle School Announcements
LFM Middle School is a Cool School!
Check out the segment that aired on Thursday featuring our awesome middle school students! 
Power of the Pen
On December 14, 2019, the Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Power of the Pen team participated in the Northern Regional District Tournament at Monticello Middle School. The 8th grade team received the 2nd place trophy. The 7th grade team won 1st place. Several students placed in the top 12 of their division. Nola F received 10th place while Ella J received 11th place in the 8th grade division. Liam K, Tyson C, Addison L, and Ashley S all had great showings in the 8th grade division. In the 7th grade division, Lily H received 2nd place, Mia K received 3rd place, and Allie S placed 7th. Nicole G, Paige B, and Abby E helped the team by getting good scores in the 7th grade division.
Warrior of the Month
Alexa P. comes to class everyday with a smile on her face and a desire to learn. She is dedicated and works hard to be the best version of herself, and puts a great amount of effort into each of her classes. Even though she is caught up and well ahead in her classes, she uses office hours to enhance her knowledge. She recently completed an enrichment activity in language arts. During this project she had to read the novel 'Girl Who Dranked the Moon'. She completed this reading along with her independent reading and classroom reading (three books!!)
Alexa's classwork is always of the highest quality and far exceeds expectations. When she uses her rubrics she tries to use upper grades scoring system to challenge herself. She is supportive and collaborative with her peers which makes her a great role model in class. Her classmates go to her for assistance and clarification. She is a positive influence on others and is always willing to lend a helping hand to a classmate. Alexa also gives her all to the community. She and a friend started a collection for supplies to donate to the APL all on their own!  She is a wonderful student, and absolutely deserves to be the Mayer Middle School student of the month. Alexa is a true Warrior!
Save the Date - 8th Grade Dance
The 8th grade dance will be held  Friday, May 22,  6:30-9:30 p.m. B ain Park Cabin.  $10 at the door.
Fundraising/Volunteer 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.
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. 

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!
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!
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 Fairview Park Library is one of several branches in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system that will be once again offering free, after-school homework help Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for students in grades K-8. For more information, click HERE .

Math help is available before school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45-8:30 AM in Room 201 for students in 6-12 grade. Students can receive help on checkpoints, power focus areas, portfolio problems, etc. 

Office Hours take place every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM and are open to ALL students.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117

For all FPCS Families,

I wanted to make sure we are all on the same page regarding the news about the flu. Here is a great link to a story that I think will be helpful to all!  

Some other facts:

Flu Symptoms
Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • *It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Period of Contagiousness
You may be able to spread flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
  • People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins.
  • Some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
  • Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an even longer time.
On a happier note, 

For parents of Juniors and Seniors - 
Next week is the National College Fair at the Huntington Convention Center on Feb 8th from 1-4pm. (downtown CLE). This is a great opportunity to visit with and get information from a large variety of colleges throughout the US.  Here is the link for more information!!

Seniors  - please don't forget that we have two more days available for you to meet with a  College Now  representative to either start your FAFSA or go over for accuracy.  Here is the link to sign up: (students and/or parents can attend).

As always, we are here if you have any questions about preparing for your next step!
Have a great week everyone!
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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