Week of January 28, 2019
Update from Fairview Park Police Chief Upperman and Superintendent Wagner on the Recent Safety Concern
Superintendent Wagner and Fairview Park Police Chief Upperman spoke with John Benson of  Cleveland.com  regarding the recent safety concern at the middle school and high school. Click here to read the 1/25/19 article on Cleveland.com. Also, in case you missed this video message from Dr. Wagner on 1/23/19, you can watch it here.
Stagecrafters Spring Performance - Bye Bye Birdie
Stagecrafters will be presenting the musical  Bye Bye Birdie  this April. Any student in grades 7-12 is invited to auditions. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, January 28 and 29 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM in the auditorium. You must come prepared to sing at least 16 bars of a song and you MUST bring sheet music. No acapella singing will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, Stagecrafters will be offering audition prep clinics on Monday, January 14 from 3:15 - 5 PM and Tuesday, January 22 from 3:30 - 5 PM in the choir room. These clinics are not part of the audition but will help you prepare. Please email or see Mrs. Atwood with any questions.
Community Film Screening of 
Most Likely To Succeed
Join us on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the FHS Auditorium for a community film screening of  Most Likely to Succeed. 

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. 
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
By Carrie Sullivan 
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator 

A good way to get through this cold weather is to plan ahead! So thinking that we have around 85 more days til summer vacation sounds very warm! 

Now that we are in the middle of the school year, it is always a good time to do the following with your child:

1) Supplies - do they need to get some more school supplies? (new folders, pencils, paper, etc.)

2) Sleep - is your child getting enough sleep?  Do they have a good routine on getting to bed at a decent time so they get 8-10 hours of sleep?

3) Work - is your child finding a time each night (Monday-Thursday) to spend time reviewing work, finishing some work up or reading?  There is always something to do for school!

II. If you or someone you know is a Federal Employees that are affected by the government shut down, please contact me as I have some resources that can help get food on the table. 

III.  Please don't forget to check out the  FACE page (from parent tab, under F, click on FACE).  Listed are all upcoming events and many resources for all!!!  

If you missed the NOPE presentation this past week, please click on their website for valuable information for ALL PARENTS to see..... http://www.nopetaskforce.org/
Please contact me as I have some helpful information if you have any concerns about your child.

***Don't forget about the upcoming Parent University at Gilles-Sweet on Supporting Your Student's Growth Mindset at 6:30 p.m. this coming Monday, January 28.  Free babysitting available!
The After Prom Committee is looking for volunteers to donate desserts for the 2019 Night At The Races Fundraiser. Click here to sign up.


The Committee is also seeking Junior Parent volunteers for this event.  We are looking for 10 parents to volunteer for 2 hour shifts. Please contact Laurie Weaver at weav54@me.com to volunteer!
Cupcakes Needed for Student Appreciation Day
The Fairview Middle/High School PTA needs your help!

To celebrate Student Appreciation Day on Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 14, 2019) every student at the middle and high school will receive a free cupcake during lunch. We usually have enough to share with teachers, staff and administrators!  Cupcake bakers are needed! To volunteer or learn more details please use this link.
ACT Practice Tests
There are a number of resources to help examinees prepare to take the ACT, including the opportunity to take a practice test, and use free personalized resources with ACT®  Academy™.



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Prepare for Winter Weather School Notifications
With winter weather upon us, families should prepare for winter school closing notifications. In order to receive these announcements quickly, it is important for families to have correct contact information in their students' PowerSchool accounts. This will allow the District's automated messaging system to quickly reach you--via phone, email, and text--with emergency weather information.

To Receive Weather/Emergency Calls, Text Messages, and Emails
Log in to your PowerSchool account and Under  "Alerting" click on  "SwiftReach SwiftK12" in the top left corner. 

On the screen that opens, click on  "Contact Information" to make sure your phone numbers and email address is correct. Then check your  "Alert Preferences" to make sure each category is checked for what you wish to receive under "General Information."  Weather-related closures are sent under the "General Information" category. 

Social Media & Website 
Families can follow the District on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive instant weather notifications. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at @FPSchools 

The district will also update its website, wwww.fairviewparkschools.org with school closing information.

Local Television
FPCS will notify local TV stations WKYC (NBC), WEWS (ABC), WOIO (CBS) and Fox8 with school closing information.

Thank you!
FHS Student News
FHS Student News: September 14th 2018

Important Upcoming Dates 
Commencement Orders in  Café - 12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Commencement Orders in  Café - 12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Presidents' Day-No School

No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Reliable Resources
Spotlight on Individual Databases - Explora
Explora - a general INFOhio database for all subject areas
  • Contains thousands of articles from magazines, news sources and journals
  • Includes photos, videos and primary sources
  • Available at both the 6-8 and 9-12 grade levels
  • Search results can be limited by publication date, source type and lexile (reading) level
  • Individual articles can be saved to Google Drive for future reference
To Access:
            Go to the District webpage > click on Students > click on Core Tools > click on FHS/MMS Library > hover over Research > click on Online Databases >click on INFOhio > scroll down and click on Explora
Need help?   Email Mrs. Dill at gdill@fairview.k12.oh.us or stop by the library
Securly DOES NOT block the database information.
Senior Class Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings
Support the Senior class by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, January 30 from 5-9 PM!
Warrior Pride 
Follow your Warrior Athletics teams on Twitter and on the Athletics web site.

The GSA and Kindness Club sponsored No Name-Calling Week this week. Students signed the chalkboard wall and pledged not to call anyone a name this week and to stand up to bullying. We are so proud of these students and their work this week to promote kindness.
Start Talking Parent Resources 
Naviance How-to Videos
Ms. Parente compiled several helpful videos for student on navigating Naviance. Click here to watch the videos. 
We update the scholarships page often. Be sure to check back regularly. 
Student Job Opportunities
There is now a section of the web site for Student Job Opportunities
College Visits
Click here to view the current list of colleges visiting FHS. Students must get a pass from Mrs. Merrill in the counseling office to attend. 
Useful Links and Information