Lewis F. Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School
News & updates for the week of February 10, 2020
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Work with a Teacher - Great learners know when to learn independently and when and how to ask a teacher for help .

Knowing how to learn independently is important, however it doesn't mean you have to do it all alone!!  Your teachers are here to help and they will always know how to give you a little push whenever you get stuck!

Knowing when and how to speak up and ask for help is a skill for success in any area.
Below are three key terms teachers and learning experts might use to describe this important skill for success in school, jobs and life itself!
 
➡️"Self-Awareness" means knowing your strengths and weaknesses as a learner.
The first step in asking for help is asking yourself: " How much do I understand the topic or task?" You might find that you do not need help yet, or that you do need help about something different than you thought
  • What have you done to understand the topic or task already?
  • Have you read the key resources or task description?
  • What do you know for sure about the topic or task?
 
➡️"Help Seeking" means knowing when and how to ask for help while you're learning alone. It is a skill that will help you throughout all of school, and even into college.
  • Think what do I know and what am I confused on - people are able to help you more when you ask for what you need.
  • Is this something a friend could quickly help with or do you need a teacher's explanation?
 
➡️ "Self-advocacy" means making a purposeful effort to speak up for your ideas or needs.
Remember to respect the teacher's time and what is happening in class at that moment - wait for an appropriate time to ask.
  • In class : if it is a quick question, at the appropriate time, raise your hand and say you have a question
  • Workshop/ after school: ask the teacher if there will be a workshop on the topic or task you are confused on. If not, ask if you can get 1:1 support after class or after school.
  • PLT : is there a system in class to get support from peers or from the teacher?
  • Remote: Write your teacher a polite email.  Explain what you are confused about, ask for specific help, and ask when the teacher will be able to help.
Your teachers are not there just to tell you the right answers. They can also teach you to learn by yourself!
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!
Red Cross Blood Drive
Student Council Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in the Fairview High School Gym on Friday, March 6th from 8:00-12:45PM.

Community Members and Parents are Welcome to sign up!  To sign up online, click here and enter the sponsor code - Fairview.

Important Dates
February 12th - HS/MS PTA meeting - Classroom 125 (Across from Auditorium) @ 6:00PM
February 17th - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL for students and staff
February 18th - Regular Board Meeting - Parkview Gym @ 6:30 PM
February 19th - Parent Meeting for AP Students who plan to attend trip to Britain and France next Summer. - FHS Auditorium 7:00-8:00PM
February 20th - APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness Meeting - Fairview Public Library @ 6:30PM
February 26th - Class of 2023 Fundraiser @ Sauced 11:00-9:00PM
March 6th - Student Council Red Cross Blood Drive - FHS Gym 8:00-12:45PM
March 13th - No School for Students - Staff Training Day
April 2nd - Career Night @ FHS Gym 7:00-9:00PM
April 3rd - End of 3rd Quarter
April 8-13th - Spring Break - No school for students or staff (return to School, April 14th)
April 10-17th - POLARIS Spring Break (return to Polaris, April 20th)
April 25th - Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash
April 30th - HS/MS Open House 6:00 - 7:00PM
April 30th - 2020 State of the Community - FHS Auditorium - 7:00 PM
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 Kaminiski, Digital Media Teacher


  1. Where did you grow up?   Elyria, Ohio
  2. Where did you go to college? Undergrad: Kent State University Masters: Cleveland State   What did you study? Art Education, minor in studio painting
  3. Do you have any children / pets? 2 daughters, 2 dogs
  4. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spending time with family camping, playing guitar, listening to music, and photography.
  5. Favorite Hobby? Photography
  6. Favorite song/artist? That's a tough question, I really like all types of music. Hard to narrow it down. I like 90's alternative music and currently explore Independent Music Artists.
  7. Favorite food? Coffee
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? What I teach is an extension of my hobbies and personal interests.
Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash is April 25
Dear Fairview Families,

It is time for the 5th Annual Gilles-Sweet Derby Dash!  Please join us on April 25th for our 5K and 1-mile family fun run.  

We will be raffling off weekly prizes to those who register for the race.  Prizes include:
Becker's Donuts
Penn Station Subs
Movie Certificates
And many more.....

The day of the event we will have activities including:
Face Painting
Fairview Tattoos
A Bounce House
And our favorite balloon making Magic Man!

Here is the print registration form and a link to Hemes for online registration.

Hope to see you all April 25th
High School Announcements
Attention Senior Students
SAVE THE DATE(S):
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.

SAVE THE DATE:
Attention Parents of students planning to take AP French , AP World History or AP Literature next school year.  There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00PM in the HS Auditorium, regarding the trip to Britain and France next Summer.  Please plan to attend this meeting if your child will be going on this trip.  
Middle School Announcements
Warriors of the Week

Kaila O. - 6th Grade
Kaila O. is a model student.  She tries her best at everything she does and is always working to get ahead.  Kaila participates in class discussions and is often seen helping other students.  Just the other day one of the students in class wasn't understanding something and was very frustrated.  Kaila dropped everything she was doing to take the time to walk over and kneel next to the student and help him.  She didn't leave his side until he understood. Great job Kaila!


Brigid G. - 7th Grade
Bridgid G. went above and beyond on her Scaled Drawing portfolio problem and did outstanding on her end of unit assessment. Brigid is responsible, hard working, and resilient. She is not afraid to ask questions and gives 110% on her assignments. Brigid is a very responsible student who respects both staff and peers. She works to her full potential and always seeks out help from her teachers. She is a role-model for others to follow and uses her tools to become successful both in and outside of the classroom.



Ben S. - 8th Grade
Ben S. is a kind, polite, and respectful student willing to go the extra mile.  His calm demeanor allows him to communicate with everyone in a respectful and intelligent way.  The high quality work that Ben submits demonstrates understanding of material as well great effort.  His work is submitted in a timely manner as Ben always stays current in his classes. Ben exemplifies the meaning of student-athlete as he participates in basketball and takes numerous advanced courses.  Ben has been a wonderful addition to the LFM Math Club as he problem solves individually and with the group.


Mr. Garcia Honored with "T" in PTA Award
Congratulations to Mr. Garcia who was awarded the "T" in PTA Award from the PTA Council. Mr. Garcia is a middle school math teacher and Builders Club advisor.  #WarriorPride
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
Fundraising - Class of 2023
FUNDRAISING - CLASS OF 2023
WHERE: SAUCED
WHEN: FEBRUARY 26TH
TIMES: 11:00-9:00PM

Fundraising - 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.
~A stylish jute/burlap tote bag for $10.00. This bag is 16inX14inX7
~NEW Warrior Beanie Hats for $18.00
PTA - Volunteer
Basketball season is 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!
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! 

HOMEWORK HELP
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 LAB
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
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


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!

Athletics

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.

Picture day for both HS and MS athletics will be after school on March 24th.  Coaches will have order forms in early March.
Administration

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



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