News & updates for the week of December 9, 2019
#FoundSomethingCool
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!
State Representative David Greenspan stopped by this week and talked with classes about the Ohio State Legislature, a great real-world experience for these Government students!
Students in Mr. Graves' Government class completed a week-long financial literacy course thanks to Finmango, taught by Bob Gillingham and Rich Hoag. 
Food Drive
The High/Middle School Mentoring Classes will be participating in a Food Drive from December 2nd through December 18th. Please bring in canned (tuna, soup, vegetables) or boxed food for the Fairview Food Bank. The mentoring class with the most donated food will receive a pizza party. 
FHS Student News
Summit Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Most Likely To Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.
Ohio Department of Education
The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. HERE is a link to the settlement. To be clear, our District is not a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community.
Staff Highlights

Jan Lockwood, Attendance Secretary
  1. Where did you grow up?  North Olmsted Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study?  Ashland University / Vocational Home Economics
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I taught for 3 years in North Olmsted at the Middle School and then after I had my family I worked for a doctor for 16 years
  4. Children / pets? I have two children, my daughter Melissa  and my son Daniel. They both graduated from Fairview High School.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? I love spending time with my grandchildren and hanging at home.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Rod Stewart
  7. Favorite food?  Fettuccine Alfredo
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I like seeing the progression of students from 6th grade through 12th grade.  I know I always ask them why they are late and some of the answers are amazing and everyone has a bad day once in a while, but in the long run, I hope they learn that when they get a real job, they will try to be on time and be responsible for themselves.


Nora Walsh, Counselor
  1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend?  I went to CSU for both undergrad and graduate school.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I was an intervention specialist before becoming a school counselor.
  4. Children / pets?  I have 3 kids - Maeve, Aidan and Ian.  My husband Pat and I have been married for 26 years.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I love gardening, reading, spending time with family, walking and cooking!
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Anything by Queen!
  7. Favorite food?  Total foodie - love it all.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  The students!  I love working with kids and helping them reach their goals.


Chris Koczur, Intervention Specialist
  1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up in New Jersey.
  2. What college did you attend?   I attended Penn State University and Baldwin Wallace College.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I was a VP of Finance for a manufacturing company for my previous career. The company manufactured rotisserie ovens for Boston Market and steamers for Red Lobster.
  4. Children / pets?  I have a daughter Eva who is a freshman at Fairview. I also have a daughter Molly who is a 6th grader at the middle school. I have a 4 year old black cat named Jinx who constantly gives me love bites if I don't play with him. 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I like to coach soccer, attend high school sporting events, and play fantasy premier soccer.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  My favorite band is Queen and favorite song is Bohemian Rhapsody.
  7. Favorite food?  My favorite food is shrimp.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I really enjoy making relationships with students and helping them learn so they can be a positive influence on their community.
Important Dates
Thursday, December 12th
6:30 PM - Learning Management System Review Meeting - Gilles-Sweet

Saturday, December 14th
2:00-7:00 PM - Band & Orchestra Concerts - FHS Auditorium

Tuesday, December 17th
6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting - Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

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

Wednesday, January 15th
6:00 PM - CCP Information Night/AP Electives - FHS Auditorium

Monday, January 20th
No School - MLK Day

Friday, January 24th
Teacher Records Day - No School for Students. Polaris is in Session.

Monday, February 17th
NO School for FHS & Polaris
Holiday Concert Schedule
December 14, 2019
We are very excited about this performance and know that you will enjoy it as well.  Students need to dress up for this concert. Boy - buttoned down dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dress shoes.  Girls - long skirt and blouse or long dress. You may wear holiday clothes if you choose. This is an afternoon of giving and music.  Admission will be a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Fairview Hunger Center.
 
If you are able, please donate a baked item for the FPMTA to sell at the bake sale.  Items can be dropped off at 1:00 or brought to school the day before.  

2:30 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Golden Singers
3:00 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Band
3:15 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Orchestra
3:30 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Band
4:00 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Orchestra
4:30 Mayer Middle School Concert Band (7-8)
5:00 Mayer Middle School Concert Orchestra (7-8)
5:30 FHS Jazz Band
6:00 FHS Symphonic Band
6:30 FHS Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, & Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Chorale Concert 
December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 
7 p.m. 
Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School

All middle and high school choirs will perform. Alumni of the Chorale will be invited to join us on stage for the "Hallelujah Chorus" and "Carol of the Bells".
Concession Stand Sales - We Need Your Help!
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. Games start December 3rd.  Volunteers are needed so please consider signing up by clicking here.
News from the PTA
PTA MEETING

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!
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!
Fundraising - Friends of FPCS
We are so appreciative of the continued support throughout this year. Thank you all for dining to donate, purchasing pepperoni rollers, ordering Holiday Ham gift cards or Holiday wreaths. All order forms are available on our website at friendsfpcs.org .

Also, we are very excited to bring you something new. We will be selling foam fingers during the basketball season. We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two here .

And, be sure to check out our Five Below fundraiser below! Give back while doing your holiday shopping!
Class Fundraisers
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.
~Arriving Monday:  A stylish jute/burlap tote bag for $10.00. This bag is 16inX14inX7

For more info/to order: contact Mary Moore 
Class of 2023
Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Dear Parents and Students,

We are starting our first big fundraiser for the Class of 2023.  We hope that our first venture will be a successful one with your help.  Please see the attached document for directions on how to purchase and promote Yankee Candle sales for our class.  It is SO easy.  Forward the PDF letter to your friends, families, co-workers, etc. 

There are more than just candles!  Please see the great selection of gifts online.  No money needs to be turned in to students, as all sales are done online and shipped to your home.

We can use all the help we can get.  Our class can get 40% of the profits!

Thanks in advance for your help and support.  Please see a class officer, representative, or your class advisors for assistance.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Frygier & Mrs. McIntyre

Class of 2020 After Prom
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.
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Families!

Before everything gets out of hand with holiday stuff, how about doing some "Kindness" as a family each day? This could be a fun way for our young children to learn ways they can help others.



I also wanted to make sure everyone had a great parent teacher conference. I hope your child is having a great year! Parents, are you feeling any frustration with you student's learning platform? Need help understanding how to see how your child is doing and what they need to be working on? If there are ANY issues, please email me ASAP so I can set you up with a parent mentor (parent of a student in our district that has been in your shoes and can help you)!

Keep calm and enjoy!! ����
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


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!

NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

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.

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:
Athletics

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



Administration

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
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