News & updates for the week of November 18, 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!
FHS Student News
Important Dates
Tuesday, November 19th
Board of Education Meeting, Gilles-Sweet, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 20th
Sophomores visiting Polaris Career Center
NEW DATE! Seniors Helping Seniors 

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-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 

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. 
Student IDs

Student ID's have arrived.  If your child missed homeroom earlier this week, please ask them to stop in the HS Office to pick up their ID.
Attention Seniors! 
Seniors Helping Seniors has been set for Wednesday, November 20th!
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.
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! 

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for Next meeting is 12/04/19.  All are Welcome!


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. 

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,  entry form and guidelines  and return 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 .
Book Fair
Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child's emotional growth. But perhaps the best benefit is the lasting bond you create with your child when you read with them. Visit the Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

Book Fair dates/times: 
Friday, November 22 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 25 - 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! And if you're not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping option. We've partnered with The Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online.
Visit scholastic.com/fair To find our school.

Staff Spotlight

Meghan Hignite, Social Studies Teacher

1. Where did you grow up?  I graduated from Bay High School in Bay Village (Go Rockets!)

2. Where did you go to college? What did you study?  I went to undergrad at Mercyhurst University, where I earned my Bachelor's in History.  I  then went to John Carroll University and earned my Master's in Education, and  eventually went to Cleveland State University for my College Credit Plus certification in  U.S. History.

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Working at FHS has been my first full-time teaching position.  However, while in grad  school, I served as an intern teacher at St. Ignatius for a year!  

4. Do you have any children / pets?  I have a bratty, spoiled chihuahua named Mica! 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby?  I am a big crafter.  I also love to travel - my husband and I have been to Europe several times, and we have plans in the coming years to make more trips!

6. Favorite song/artist?  Oh this is a tough one because I listen to all genres - but I especially love music from the  90s and 2000s!

7. Favorite food? 

Chocolate!  It's a food group, obviously.


8. What makes you passionate about your work? 

I love the relationships and rapport that I build with my students.  It keeps me coming back everyday! It also helps that I LOVE history, and I get to talk about it all day, everyday.


 




Anne Dance, Math Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Parma, OH
  2. Where did you go to college? CSU  What did you study? Math and Science
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I taught Math and Physics at St. Augustine Academy
  4. Do you have any children / pets? I have 3 children (Rick, Mariann, and Randi) and 3 grandchildren (Mikey, Sophia, Peyton)  2 dogs (Bailey and Sammie)
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby? When I am not working, I like to knit, make projects with my cricut, and babysit the grandchildren
  6. Favorite song/artist? Billy Joel is my favorite artist
  7. Favorite food? Barbeque Spare Ribs
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I enjoy the feeling when I know that what I am trying to teach the students finally makes sense to them.  I also like to see them apply what they have learned to another situation.

Anna Tieri, HS Secretary
  1. Where did you grow up? Parma, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? University of Akron and Cleveland State (graduated from CSU)           
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Many roles, but my roles here at FHS have been ISR, Study Hall, Guidance/Athletic Secretary and now Main Office/Athletics.
  4. Children / pets? 3 kids (Antonia age 13, Julia age 12 and Angelo age 8) Dog Maximus is 6 years old.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Take my kids to all of their things.  LOL! Soccer, soccer, soccer and horseback riding. All kidding aside, I love to watch them all play soccer and my daughter Antonia is very confident on her horse which blows my mind every time I watch her ride!  
  6. Favorite song/artist? I like all types of music.  Currently on an Ed Sheran kick.
  7. Favorite food? Pizza! And Mexican.
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 friendsfpcs.org .

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.

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.
Personalized Learning Platform (PLP)
Read about one teacher's experience teaching with Summit AND her experience as a parent of students using Summit in their school.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Families!
 
It is that time of the year.....Parent/Teacher conferences!  HERE is an article that I hope you take with you so you know the perfect questions to ask our teachers to really learn where your child is at! I hope you all have a great conference and learn something awesome about your child!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness
A few parents looking to network and discuss the Platform and how to support our children in the face of 21st century education have formed a group called APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness. Their next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 PM in Room A/B at the Fairview Park Library. Generally, to be discussed:
  • Summary report of last meeting, specifically comments/input attendees provided on index cards
  • Continue discussion about education
  • Facebook page
All are welcome! Bring a friend!

In addition, if you are a member of the Gemini Center and are interested in talking to some fellow parents about the Platform (and whatever else may come up), look for the Prepared book on the shelf by the track. APP Walks at the Rec Center on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 10:30 AM. 

Prepared , by Diane Tavenner:
 
An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cof-ounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. 

Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model. 

Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.


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

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
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