Week of January 7, 2019
FHS to Host Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Task Force
In hopes of spreading their message of drug abuse prevention to students and their families in Cuyahoga County, the Akron area chapter of the Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Task Force will be speaking to our students on January 7th (FHS 8:45 a.m., MMS 10:30 a.m.).  
The NOPE Task Force effectively tells the story of overdose from a number of perspectives. Their presentation utilizes family members, police officers, and actual 911 tapes of overdose calls. Although some content is graphic at times, the scripts have been approved by licensed psychologists, certified prevention professionals, law enforcement officials, The Safe and Drug Free School Board Advisory Council, and family members who have lost children to drug and alcohol related incidents.  
The mission of NOPE is to reach communities through prevention, education and support. Founded in Florida in 2004, they also have chapters in Pennsylvania and now in Ohio. The Akron area NOPE chapter was formed by the principal at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Dr. Jeffrey Hartmann. The Akron area NOPE chapter completed their first presentation this year on September 12th at Cloverleaf High School in Lodi and has since spoken to students at Kent Roosevelt, Ravenna, and Green high schools.
Questions? Please Contact: The FPCS MS/HS Counseling Offices at   (440) 356-3500 ext 4147.
From the PTA
PTA Meeting January 8th
The Middle School/High School PTA will meet on January 8th at 7pm in the high school Health Room. Please join us to learn more about our schools, events and PTA!
Boy's Basketball Concessions
The Middle School/High School PTA and the Junior Class run the Boy's Basketball Concessions. Please sign up to help with a shift this season!

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 
End 2nd Quarter

Records Day -  No School for Students

MLK Day-No School

Begin 2nd Quarter

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

Warrior Pride 
Follow your Warrior Athletics teams on Twitter and on the Athletics web site.
From Carrie Sullivan, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator 

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

Happy New Year to all the FPCS families!

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

I first want to thank the FPCS staff and the following organizations of Fairview Park (listed below) for their efforts in helping all FP families to have a great holiday. This year we helped 38 families in our city have a successful holiday. All of your efforts were well received with smiling faces. Thank you to: 
    *Mosaic Club
    *Key Club
    *Women's Club of Fairview Park
    *Shop with a Cop
    * Police Department
    *Mayor's office
    *Staff of the EEC, Gilles-Sweet, Middle School and High School 

(We could not do this without the terrific organization of Sandy Vetrovsky (GS) and Susan Morrison (EEC).....thank you!)

In the new year......look for Parent University Topics on
   *Supporting your Student's Growth Mindset  - Jan 28, 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet
   *5 and 6th grade coffee talk                           - Jan 24, 9 a.m. at the Gemini Center
   *More on Mental Health                                 - TBA
   *Drug and alcohol presentation                       - TBA
   *FBI - cyber security                                       - TBA

If you have other topics you would like to hear about at the next Parent University, please  let me know!

Please email me anytime at   csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us  with questions. 

Reliable Resources:  Gale - Just the Facts
by Mrs. Dill, 6-12 Librarian 

  • A global leader in education, learning and research resources online
  • Subscription databases (high school level) paid for with Fairview High School money
  • Passwords required for access
  • Databases include a general database, US History, World History, Science
  • Reference ebook collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), of 43 books or sets of books
  • One-step searching called PowerSearch allows user to search all databases and GVRL at once. WARNING: many topics provide thousands of results; use "limiters" on the right to narrow results 
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
You will find buttons to INFOhio, Gale and Passwords
Need help?   Email Mrs. Dill at   gdill@fairview.k12.oh.us  or stop by the library
Securly DOES NOT block the database information.

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
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