News & updates for the week of January 13, 2020
College Credit Plus, AP and Electives Showcase to be held Wednesday, January 15
On Wednesday, January 15, parents and students interested in College Credit Plus courses are invited to attend an informational presentation beginning at 6:00 PM in the FHS Auditorium. Cleveland State, Lorain County Community College, and Tri-C will be in attendance to answer questions. School counselors will also give an overview of process/requirements.

Then, from 7:00-8:30 PM, parents and students interested in taking any AP courses and/or Elective Courses at FHS next year are strongly encouraged to attend. AP and Elective Teaching Staff will be on hand to present general information regarding AP or electives, course details, and student work showcases. We will begin in the auditorium. 
Reminder! No School for Students Monday, January 20 & Friday, January 24
For the week of January 20: 

Monday, 1/20: No School - MLK Day

Tuesday, 1/21: Will run like a Monday (A Day) 

Wednesday, 1/22: Normal Wednesday Schedule

Thursday, 1/23: Normal Thursday Schedule

Friday, 1/24: No School for Students
Great Things Happening
Polaris Business Professional & Office Technology and Fairview High School senior, Sarah E., was elected to an Ohio Business Professionals of America (BPA) officer position in November. BPA is the leading career-technical student organization for young people pursuing careers in business, finance, marketing and information technology. Statewide, there are over 9,000 members in 18 regions.
 
To qualify to run for an officer position, Sarah had to clear several hurdles. She was one of 70 students who traveled to Columbus to take a BPA written exam, participate in an interview and submit an essay on why she wanted to run for office. Twelve finalists, including Sarah, were then selected to run for six statewide officer positions. The finalists gave a speech, campaigned, conducted group interviews and created campaign displays and handouts. Sarah placed third and earned the secretary position. As Ohio BPA secretary, she serves nearly 10,000 students across the state, creates agendas for monthly meetings and keeps and distributes meeting minutes.
 
This is a HUGE accomplishment! Congratulations, Sarah!
Katie M. made it to Lausanne, Switzerland! Katie will represent the United States in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in the sport of curling.  

Read the article featured in West Life here.
News link from Channel 5 here.
Link to Olympic Coverage and how to watch Katie can be found here.

Students and staff at the middle and high schools cheered Katie on by wearing USA themed apparel to school on Friday! 
Lost and Found
PARENTS! The lost and found bin in the cafeteria is overflowing! If your child lost something, please encourage them to look in the lost and found. We're amazed at how many winter coats are in there!
FHS Student News
Staff Highlights

Chris Honeck, Associate Principal
  1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Napoleon, OH.
  2. Where did you go to college? University of Toledo - BA of Arts, Cleveland St. University - MA in Education, Ashland University - MA in Educational Administration 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Credit Manager of Repossession - Detroit, MI, Teacher Counselor - Positive Education Program, Cleveland, Intervention Specialist - Elyria High School, Elyria Pioneer football coaching staff
  4. Do you have any children / pets? I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. 1 cat.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spending time with my family.
  6. Favorite Hobby? Working out, listening to music, watching football and Historical Documentaries
  7. Favorite song/artist? Shadrach - Beastie Boys
  8. Favorite food? Burgers, steaks and fried foods.
  9. What makes you passionate about your work? I want every student that I come in contact with to have a positive experience with me and recognize I am looking out for their best interests.
     

Meghann Peters, French Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Cleveland and Lakewood
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study? John Carroll University: French Education and Kent State University for a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I worked at Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop through college. I taught MS French in Cleveland Heights and MS/HS French in Parma.
  4. Children / pets? 3: Michelle 12, Aria 6 and Oliver almost 2. Pets: 1 cat Norah and a 3 month old puppy Rosie.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? I enjoy playing with my kids, baking, walking, gardening and reading.  
  6. Favorite song/artist? Depends on my mood. 
  7. Favorite food? Chicken soup and manicotti
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? French is FUN! I love learning about and sharing cultural differences. I love when students get the chance to use their language skills out and about with others.
     

Julie Kim, HS Science Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Brook Park, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? Kent State University
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Teaching and coaching at other schools, craps dealer, brick layer, concrete worker, excavator.  Senior chemist at Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University 
  4. Children / pets? 3 children / 2 dogs
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spending time with my family
  6. Favorite food? chocolate

Important Dates
January 15 - College Credit Plus/AP Information Night - FHS Auditorium @ 6:00 PM
January 16- LMS Review Committee - Gilles Sweet Elem. at 6:30 PM
January 20 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL Students and Staff
January 21 - Special Board Meeting 6:30 PM at Parkview BOE 
January 23- APP -Advocates for progress and preparedness meeting - FHS Auditorium at   7:30PM
January 24 - Teacher Record Day - NO School for Students.  POLARIS is IN Session
January 27- Parent University - Summit Learning Platform Info - 6:30 PM
February 1- Winter Formal - HS Gym. 7:00-10:00pm.  Doors open at 6:45.
February 17 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL for students and staff
February 18 - Regular Board Meeting - Parkview Gym @ 6:30 PM
February 20 - APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness Meeting - Fairview Public Library @ 6:30PM

PTA - Volunteer
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. Volunteers are needed so please consider signing up by clicking here.
Upcoming PTA Meeting: January  14 at 6:00 PM in Room 123.
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. As of January 13, 2020, all middle and high school students must also enter through the high school entrance (north parking lot doors or main office doors).
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 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 .
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 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)
Happy New Year Fairview Park Families!

I hope the holidays went well for everyone and we are ready for a new year!

I want to start off by THANKING the families, school groups (student council, Key Club, PTA) and community groups (Women's Club, West Shore Rotary Club, FP Fire Department, First Federal of Lakewood) for their awesome donations in making sure our Fairview Park Families had presents for Christmas and a wonderful holiday meal to share with their family! All families were very appreciative of the kindness we brought to them!

So we are starting a new year!  For some of us that is easier said than done.  Enclosed are two articles that have great information in them!


This article is on healthy ways to start the new year and stay mentally sharp for the year!

The other article is something that we see a lot of in this area of OH because we have such little sun.  It will give you some guidelines to look at if this is something you see in your child or someone close to you.

How Mental Health Stigma & Seasonal Depression Affect Students

Lastly, I want to remind parents that we have a partnership with the Transition Bridge Program.  What does that mean?  We have access to a clinical counselor that works with our counselors and families to plan for a student's return to school after a mental health hospitalization.  She will facilitate supportive communication with the hospital and the schools and help strategize ways to help students.  If your child should be admitted for mental health hospitalization, please let them know you would like Transition Bridge support.  They will take care of things for you and your family.  

I wish all of our families of Fairview Park a healthy and happy NEW YEAR!
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
Administration

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



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