News & updates for the week of September 30, 2019
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 30th
Sophomore Class Mtg./Josten's Ring Mtg. 3rd period - Auditorium

Parent University: Technology: 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet

Wednesday, October 9th
Polaris Parent Conferences
6:00 PM - PTA Meeting  Room 125

Friday, October 11th
NEOEA Day - FPCS IN Session - Polaris is NOT in Session
Homecoming Parade and Football Game!

Saturday, October 12th
Homecoming Dance!

Monday, October 14th
NO SCHOOL for Students

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
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!
Fairview Weather Station
Through a partnership and grant with the Fairview Park Education Foundation, we were able to purchase and install our own weather station at FHS! The system is mounted to the north side of the tower. HUGE shoutout to Colleen Sliwinski for working on this. Check it out at featured the WeatherSTEM system this week. Read the article here.
Attention Parents
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 with more information!
Picture Day
Picture Day was this past Monday! If you forgot to send in an order form, or one never came home with your child, you can still order! Order online at using the Picture Day ID: EVTWCK4CF.
Gaming Club
Attention Students! Mr. Cohan is hosting a Gaming Club for 6th-12th graders that will tentatively take place every other Saturday throughout the school year. The cost is $20 per student. Stop by Room 211 for a permission slip. 
Ski Club
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)
The first Parent University event is scheduled for September 30th at 6:30pm at Gilles-Sweet, and will be focused on TECHNOLOGY. There will be a panel of experts present, who will help us (K-12) understand the ins and outs of things in order to protect our children. 

Some amazing sites that may be helpful to you as a parent are:

·      Common Sense    

·      Connect Safely   

·      Center for Parent Information and Resources

·      Article from CNN

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Polaris Information
SENIORS: Polaris Career Center will conduct parent conferences on Thursday, October 10th from Noon - 3:00 PM.  Program teachers will be contacting parents to set up in-person conference times, as needed. If you are not contacted by your student's program teacher for an in-person conference, your student's progress can be viewed by logging into Infinite Campus parent portal.

Due to the parent conference schedule, there will be no classes held for SENIORS on Thursday, October 10th at Polaris Career Center.  All Junior students should follow their regular Polaris Career Center schedule. 

Parent Conferences can always be arranged by contacting the program teacher directly via phone or email.
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)
Student Experience

What is project-based learning?
Projects are the foundation of the academic experience. Through project-based learning, students develop cognitive skills - like critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making - that are necessary to be successful in college and beyond. With almost 200 rigorous projects in the Summit Learning curriculum, the final products that students complete are diverse, ranging from simulating historic debates to suggesting changes to school policies to build community.  Students build toward the final product by completing a series of checkpoints with their peers, and receiving feedback from their teacher at each checkpoint. This immersive learning style forces students to not simply learn for a test, but instead, actually develop mastery over the subject matter .

Projects are designed to encourage collaboration. Teachers encourage students to work with their peers on rigorous tasks; they group students flexibly so they can offer workshops for students struggling with specific skills, content and/or habits. 

Getting Involved
You don't need to be an expert on the content knowledge covered in your child's projects in order to support them well. The best way you can support your child is to help them reflect, explain their work, and become a better self-directed learner.

You and your students will have access to every project via the Platform

In the Platform, you can see in real-time what project your student is working on, cognitive skills they're building, and learn more about their progress and feedback they've received from their teacher.

Q: What is the role of a teacher in the classroom?
A: Teachers are at the heart of every classroom. They use their expertise to help students understand how what they've learned,  and how it applies to the world around them. They focus on helping students develop lifelong cognitive skills such as critical thinking, and they ensure that students are learning to collaborate and build interpersonal habits.

In the News

Gilles-Sweet is selling Warrior PRIDE socks featuring the new Warrior Mascot.  Sale begins Monday, September 16th - October 1st.   Get yours today!  Order forms can be picked up and dropped off in the HS Main Office. Print an order form
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!


- Juniors will be attending Northeastern Ohio College and Career Fair on October 9 at Kent State.  Permission slips due on October 4th.
- PSAT for Juniors and Sophomores will be held on October 16th.  Students should bring a check for $17 payable to Fairview High School to Mrs. Pieffer before October 9th.  We have 80 spots available.
- October 7 - CSU President to address 75 juniors/seniors - sign up with Mrs. Pieffer
- October 9 - Juniors to Kent State for the Northwestern College/Career Fair - 8:30 am - 12 noon
- October 16 - PSAT for Juniors and some Sophomores
- November 20 - Sophomores to Polaris

More details to follow closer to the events!

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

This Week in Athletics:


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

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