News & updates for the week of November 11, 2019
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!
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
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 

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. 
Upcoming 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! 
Teacher Conference Luncheon
MMS/FHS PTA will be hosting lunch for our hard working teachers and staff on Tuesday, November 26th (conference day). Please click HERE to sign up to bring dessert, water or tableware.
Staff Spotlight

Colleen Nagy, HS Math
  1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Mentor on the Lake until I was seven and then we moved to Lyndhurst, where I attended South Euclid Lyndhurst City Schools.
  2. What college did you attend? I earned my BS in Middle School Education at Miami University in Oxford and my Masters in Administration at Ashland University.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Prior to coming to Fairview Park, I taught 7th grade Reading and 7th grade Math at East Knox Local Schools, near Mount Vernon.  Since starting at Fairview in 2009, I have taught 7th and 8th grade Science, 9th grade Geophysical Science and Algebra I.
  4. Children / pets? My husband (John) and I have 3 children, Emma (7), Hannah (5) and Allison (2.5). We also have two fish. 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  When I am not working, I like to spend time with my girls and husband. I also really enjoy running (when I have time), singing and dancing. My family and I participate in a passion play for Easter (Tetelestai) that occupies about 4 months of our time each year.   
  6. Favorite song/artist? Probably Casting Crowns or Lauren Daigle or any Broadway show music. 
  7. Favorite food? Avocado Toast or anything with Hummus (I am boring). 
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I really feel like teaching is my opportunity to give back to society, teach problem solving and spread kindness. 

Isis Prior, HS English Teacher, MS and HS French Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Bay Village, Ohio (But, don't hold it against me.) But I also lived in San Francisco, Chicago, and central Pennsylvania during my summers. 
  2. What college did you attend? University of Pittsburgh.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Assistant Manager at the GAP in California and Northeast Ohio; French teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (in three different schools). 
  4. Children / pets? I have 2 kids- Sam is 18 and a freshman at CSU and Sophia is 14 and a freshman at Hathaway Brown. I have 2 furry kids- Pumpkin is 12 and Bruno is 6.  
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? I have 2 jobs, 2 kids, and am a doctoral student at CSU- I am always working.   
  6. Favorite song/artist? It depends on my mood. I like all types of music.
  7. Favorite food? Gnocchi pomodoro
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love learning, discussion, and helping people to be successful in life. (It sounds corny, but it's true.)

Gayle Dill, Librarian

  1. Where did you grow up?  Fruit farm in Western NY.  It had been in the family for over 100 yrs.  You learn to have a solid work ethic on a farm!
  2. What college did you attend?  BA - State University of NY at Geneseo, MA - State University of NY at Buffalo, Library Media - Kent State 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? 3rd and 5th gr. Teacher for 6 years in Western NY, Digital telephone trainer - 2 years, Cuyahoga County Public Library Librarian's Assistant - 6 years, Miles Standish Elem. Librarian (Cleveland Public Schools) - 2 years.  But my favorite roles are wife, mother and grandmother!
  4. Children / pets? 2 grown sons and 2 daughters-in-law, 4 adorable grandchildren.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Read (of course), bake, volunteer work, travel with husband (especially camping and hiking in the national parks), scrapbooking vacation and family photos.
  6. Favorite song/artist? Oldies groups like ABBA, Beatles, Beach Boys and Contemporary Christian music.
  7. Favorite food? Mitchell's Ice Cream
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love talking with students about books, especially when students tell me they loved a book I recommended.  I am also passionate about teaching students/adults how to find and use reliable resources and appreciate when previous students visit and tell me they were the only student in their college class that knew how to choose and use credible sources. 
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 - 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 .

Also, we are very excited to bring you something new this fall. 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 .
Ski Club Fundraiser
Class Fundraisers
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
GV Art + Design Sale
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.

Mrs. Frygier & Mrs. McIntyre

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 Reflections
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 .
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Hello Fairview High School Families! Over the past few weeks, we've been so encouraged by what we're seeing in our classrooms. Students are engaging in hands-on projects and developing important skills, like collaboration and presenting an argument. They are meeting one-on-one each week with their dedicated mentor and setting goals, making plans, and reflecting on their learning.

When you receive your child's grades, they may look different than they have in the past. This grading method gives families and students a clearer view of where a student is making particularly strong progress and where they have areas for improvement. In addition, instead of showcasing their knowledge in a one-time test, a student's grade is formed over the course of the year, meaning they have plenty of opportunities to improve over the course of the year before being awarded their final grade.

Once logged in with your student's (or parent) login [as a reminder, log in as your child at using their email address and their password] visit your child's dashboard, and then go to the Progress Page. The grades panel on the right side gives the current academics grades. Courses with grades, are on or ahead of pace. Courses with Incomplete, need attention. Click on the grades for each class for more detailed information.
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Two awesome resources available...

(Isn't it great to see that Family Engagement is across our state!!) A great site for families and teachers that has many tools and ideas of how we can all work together = parent + student + teacher!! Need some ideas for family time?  Check out the website!

2) Transition Bridge - we are collaborating with Cleveland Clinic Foundation to bridge communication and support between the school, medical side and families!!!  This is an important piece for families that have a child that is hospitalized for various reasons. We are building a way to make a smoother transition for students to return to school.
If your child becomes hospitalized, please make sure you contact your child's counselor or myself so that we can create a smooth transition for them!!! Click HERE for a great return-to-school checklist.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

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!


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