News & updates for the week of November 4, 2019
Halloween Costume Contest Fun!
Student Categories:

Scariest Costume
  1. Oliva R. 6th grade - "doll"
  2. Colin C. 8th grade - "IT"
Funniest Costume
  1. Brielle R. 8th grade - "Dwight"
  2. Lauren E. 6th grade - "Darla"
  3. Emily B. 10th grade - "Napoleon"
Best Group/ "Best Friends" Costume
  1. Eva, Cadence, Bailey, Hannah & Olivia 9th grade - "Frat Boys"
  2. Alexandra, Eric, Emmett, Anya 11th grade - "Supersmash"
  3. Logan & Paola 12th grade - "Dressed as each other"
  4. Matt & Sophia 10th grade - "PTA Mom and her Son"
Most Creative Costume/Best Overall
  1. Fiona G. 11th grade - "Climate Change"
  2. Amelia P. 9th grade - "Amelia Earhart" 
  3. Isabel B. 6th grade - "Dark Crystal"
  4. Alex & Kayleigh 6th grade - "Percy Jackson"
  5. Isabel J. 6th grade - "Jack Skeleton
Important Dates
Wednesday, November 13th
Seniors Helping Seniors

Friday, November 15-17th
Fall Play at FHS

Tuesday, November 19th
Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, November 20th
Sophomores visiting Polaris Career Center

Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26th
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29th
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 2nd
Return from Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 14th
Band & Orchestra Concerts - FHS Auditorium

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
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!
Red Ribbon Week
Last week was Red Ribbon week. We celebrated in an effort to encourage students to say no to drugs. To reinforce Red Ribbon Week, we had a group of people called the Improbable Players come in to present a play called Stages, which focused on the misconceptions that lead to substance misuse. Information for parents regarding the show as well as follow-up questions you can ask your child can be found here:  Improbable Players Information for Parents: STAGES.
Parent Information and Tips!
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th during scheduled 15 minute appointments:

Monday, November 25 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM, 5:00 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:45 -11:30 AM, 12:30 - 3:15 PM 

Sign up HERE 

Fairview Young Life Dodgeball Tournament
Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors has been set for Wednesday, November 13th!
The school day will begin with a kickoff at the Senior Life Office located behind City Hall.  Your child needs to check in by 8:30am. The yards have been selected by the staff at the Senior Life Office.  The students will work in groups at 1, 2 or 3 assigned yards and return to the Senior Life Office when they complete their task.  Once all of the yards have been cleared, the students will be excused for the remainder of the day. Students will need to bring their own rakes, leaf blowers, tarps, gloves, etc.  Students will also need to transport themselves from house to house. Permission forms will be distributed in their English Class and we will have extras in the HS Main Office. Please return the permission form to the HS main office no later than Friday, November 1st.
Staff Spotlight

Andy Bruening, 9th Grade Science Teacher

Where did you grow up? North Olmsted
  1. What college did you attend? University of Cincinnati
  2. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Cancer and muscular dystrophy researcher, Home Depot Door Guy, Best Buy TV Salesperson, Plain Dealer Delivery, construction worker
  3. Children / pets? 3 children / TOO MANY PETS
  4. What do you like to do when you're not working? Camping, reading, playing music
  5. Favorite song/artist?  Favorite Song: Superstition by Stevie Wonder  Favorite Artist: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  6. Favorite food? Guacamole
  7. What makes you passionate about your work? Helping kids find their WHY!

Pete Cibulskas, MS / HS Band Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Parma, Ohio and moved to Olmsted Falls my Sophomore year of High School.  I graduated from Olmsted Falls High School.
  2. Where did you go to college? What did you study?  I attended THE Ohio State University.  I studied Music Education. I earned a Masters in Music degree from Case Western Reserve University.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I was a substitute Teacher for one year.
  4. Do you have any children / pets?  I have 3 children.  Ellie is 18, Emma is 15, and Ian is 10.  No pets.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby?  I love to take my camper and visit the country.  We have been to 39 states and visited a ton of National Parks.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Right now I enjoy the bands Maroon 5 and Old Dominion
  7. Favorite food?  Steak.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I love to make music.  There is nothing better than to work with people with similar passions and achieve a goal we all set.

Kymberly Bowlen, Psychologist

  1. Where did you grow up?  Austintown, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend?  I attended Youngstown State University for my undergraduate degree in psychology. I also attended YSU for my Master's and Educational Specialist degrees. 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I was a pharmacy technician prior to and during grad school (for 11 years total!). I also worked as a behavior technician at a center that served students with Autism. 
  4. Children / pets? Neither, but I am hoping to have a dog soon. 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I recently got a new bike, so that's been my go-to hobby lately; both on paved trails and in the woods. I enjoy being active outdoors. I also like to read and exercise when I can find the time. 
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Brand New and Motion City Soundtrack have been long-standing favorites of mine.
  7. Favorite food? It just depends on the day, but you really can't go wrong with a good pizza. 
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I enjoy trying to figure out how students think and problem-solve. My position allows me to get a glimpse into the minds of the students I work with, and to use that insight to help them. 
The Fairview Park City School District is seeking a diverse group of student, parent, staff, and community member stakeholders to be a part of the Learning Management System (LMS) Review Committee.

Meetings will be held as needed from November 2019 through May 2021. The first meeting will be: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.

The committee facilitator will be Dr. Terri S. Pope, Tri-C Westshore Campus President.

The first meeting activities will include:
  • Establish key criteria for the "best-fit" Learning Management System (LMS) for FPCS grades 6-12
  • Affirm timeline and committee commitment to goal
  • Develop communication plan to provide transparency and keep all stakeholders apprised of committee work and progress toward goal.
Subsequent work will include:
  •  Research LMS options, interview current users, conduct site visits
  • Quarterly updates to the Board of Education
  •  Reviewing LMS options with stakeholders
  • Soliciting and addressing feedback throughout the process from Board members and stakeholders
  • Assuring curricular delivery in LMS allows for alignment with Ohio Learning Standards and FPCS strategic plan.
Tasks for between meeting work and sub-committees will be established as needed.
If you have questions, please email .
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. 
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!
Ski & Snowboard Club
If you haven't signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club, but still want to, you have time! Please go to the following  link to sign up by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd. There will be another meeting in November to talk about bus pricing and logistics. Our first trip to Boston Mills/Brandywine will be in January! See Miss Smigelski in room 251 for more information. 
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!

The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling fresh and great smelling holiday wreaths, tabletop trees and centerpieces from Mickman Brothers, one of the top suppliers of decorative wreaths in the United States. You can choose from 5 great options: Holiday Classic Wreath, Victorian Wreath, Cranberry Splash Wreath, Table Top Tree and Candlelit Center Piece. Orders ship out the week before Thanksgiving. Once we receive the whole order, we will be in contact for pick up.

Please review the descriptions below, fill out the online form and submit payment no later than Friday, November 8th.

Contact Angie Cause ( ) or Christine McElwee ( ) with any questions.

Class of 2021 Fall Fundraiser
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.
PTA Membership
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 Park Families!

I hope that the end of the first quarter has gone smoothly for you and your family. If there are any issues  please call or email your child's mentor teacher, counselor or principal. We all want you and your child to  have a successful year.

We had a great week of Red Ribbon activities and announcements district-wide. At the Parent University on Monday we had some amazing speakers come in to talk about drugs, alcohol and vaping. The information we received can be found in the links below. Some important notes: 

1) A child's brain is not developed until at least 25 years old, so any substance they put into their body will cause issues with the development of the brain.

2) If you see a change in your child like coughing, fatigue, change in sleep habits, change in their behavior, etc., monitor what they are googling, texting and talking about. Talk to them! Click HERE if you need some guidance on how to talk to your kids about drugs.

Additional Resources: 
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
If you want to understand the learning management system better, we have a group of parents willing to be your mentor. If you are interested in having a parent mentor, email Carrie Sullivan , FACE Coordinator, and she will connect you.

Other ways to get help: call/email your child's mentor teacher, counselor or principal, and/or Mrs. Wightman (Director of Teaching and Learning) for individual help.
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

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

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