News & updates for the week of October 28, 2019
Important Dates
Monday, October 28th
Picture Retakes
6:30 PM Parent University - Gilles Sweet

Tuesday, October 29th
7:00 PM HS Marching Band Concert ~ FHS Auditorium

Wednesday, October 30th
5:00 PM - NHS Induction Ceremony ~ FHS Auditorium

Friday, November 1st
8:00-12:45 PM Red Cross Blood Drive ~ FHS Gym

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
#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!

Picture Retakes
If students need their pictures retaken, they can do so on Monday, October 28. They will need to bring their original package with them and give it to the photographer that day. The same package will be ordered, with the new image.

If a student was absent on picture day, they will need to get their picture taken on Monday, October 28. Order forms are in the HS office, if you'd like to order a package.
Red Ribbon Week
We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week to encourage students to say no to drugs. We are teaming up against drugs and committing to be drug free. Monday will be TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS so wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt on Monday!
Halloween
There will be a Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, open to all Middle School and High School students and staff. Judging will occur at the beginning of 2* in the HS gym. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: scariest, funniest, best group and most creative/best overall.
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

Jeff Frantz, Head Custodian


 

1. Where did you grow up?  Fairview Park


 

2. What college did you attend?  Cleveland State and West Side Institution of Technology

3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Maintenance Foreman, Groundsman, Utilityman, Sweeper Cleaner, Weekend Custodian

4. Children / pets?    A dog named Snuggles


 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  Watching and going to sporting events

6. Favorite song/artist?  ABBA - every song!  

7. Favorite food?  Mac and cheese


 

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  Helping the children.


 


 



Joe Dianetti, Athletic Director


 


1. Where did you grow up?  Stow, Ohio


 

2. Where did you go to college? What did you study?  Ohio University - Sport Management, Ohio State University - Sports Administration, Notre Dame College - Education (7-12 Social Studies)


 

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?

Middle Social Studies School Teacher - Chapelside Academy (Cleveland)


 

4. Do you have any children / pets?  2 pitbull mixes - Minka and Mojo


 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby?  Watch sports (as if I don't get enough at work). Play Golf, softball, volleyball (mostly in the summers when I have time). Full country concert circuit at Blossom every year.

6. Favorite song/artist?  Jimmy Buffett, anything country, and almost anything live/acoustic  

7. Favorite food?  Pizza, Chicken Wings, anything with Carbs - I'm not picky

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  Seeing hard work pay off. As athletic director, I see first hand the hours and hours that   our athletes and coaches put toward their craft. Seeing that hard work rewarded in  games and with conference, area, and state honors is awesome. Even in my own work, I   feed off of the successes and lessons learned of our athletes, coaches, and athletic   programs as a whole and am constantly proud of what I see out of them representing  our community. 

 



Grant Graves, HS Government Teacher



 

1. Where did you grow up?  Lakewood, OH


 

2. Where did you go to college?  What did you study? 

Ohio University, Social Studies Education with a Coaching Minor


 

3. What other roles have you had before your current position? 

Soccer and Baseball Coach, Substitute Teacher, TLC Coordinator, PA Announcer


 

4. Do you have any children / pets?  No children, one dog named Pepper


 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby?  My hobbies include coaching, reading, paddle boarding, exploring different breakfast  places and this great city of Cleveland


 

6. Favorite song/artist?   Bruce Springsteen- Tenth Ave Freeze Out & Caamp- Feels Like Home

7. Favorite food?  Chicken Paprikash 

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  The process and the journey of students discovering their abilities and interests. When  you can help spark a young person's interests and direction for further learning, it's energizing and invigorating. Makes me proud to be an educator and a Warrior!
UPCOMING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
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 communications@fairview.k12.oh.us .
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. 
Fundraising
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 ( angiekleincause@yahoo.com ) or Christine McElwee ( cmcelwee10@yahoo.com ) 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 PTA.org/Reflections/Awards . Have questions? Contact Angie Cause, the Fairview Park Council of PTAs Reflections Chair, via email angiekleincause@yahoo.com .
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Parents!

As we end the 1st quarter next Friday, I hope that your child is feeling success in their year. Please remember, any concerns should be communicated to their homeroom or mentor teacher as a first defense. 

I hope that you will be able to attend the Parent University on Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet. This program is meant for all parents and I promise you will leave with some important information. 

As you know, next week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  This is a great teachable moment for all ages and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. We will be showing our commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 28 through November 1. Your child is encouraged to dress each day with the different themes so they are actively participating in this great campaign! The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.  Below are some resources that may be helpful to you and your family or a friend. Please let me know if you need any other information! 

Resources:

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Parent Information and Tips

Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Do you ever wonder what your student should be working on while not at school? Here are a few tips on how to best know what students can do at home to be successful in school:

Projects : Red or yellow checkpoints indicate that work needs to be completed. If a checkpoint says "Feedback Requested" it means that the assignment has been submitted to the teacher. However, you can always review submitted checkpoints with your student to ensure that quality work has been done.

Focus Areas: Students should always be preparing for Power Focus Areas by exploring the resources on the playlists and taking notes/completing study guides. Unless a PFA is green (mastered), students can always be working on taking notes/preparing. Once the Power Focus Areas are mastered, students can attempt the Additional Focus Areas to boost their overall grade.
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.

November 20 - Sophomores to Polaris

SENIOR STUDENT CHECK-IN SIGN UP
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:
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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