Week of January 14, 2019
Important Note for Monday, Jan. 14
Since students do not report to school on Friday, 1/18, Monday (1/14) will be a "Friday". The following week (1/21-1/25) will run normally.
College Credit Plus, AP, & Electives Info Night on January 16
On Wednesday, January 16, parents and students interested in College Credit Plus courses are invited to attend an informational presentation beginning at 6 p.m. 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 7:00-8:45 p.m., 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 and then breakout into classrooms.

Community Forum on Strategic Planning to be held January 22
Your input is needed - and greatly valued - to help shape the school district's strategic goals. We hope you will attend the Community Forum on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary. A short presentation will be followed by interactive group sessions on developing priorities for the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, school board, and administration to implement over the next several years. Take a look at the most recent strategic plan here.
Board Approves Revised School Calendar -
No School for Students on March 15 and April 18
At the January 9, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved a revised school calendar for the current school year.  
 
There will be no school for students K-12 on Friday, March 15, 2019. This will be a Staff Professional Development Day. 
 
There will be no school for students K-12 on Thursday, April 18. This will be a middle/high school Phase 2 to Phase 3 construction moving day, and a K-5 Professional Development Day. 

Please mark your calendars accordingly. The revised calendar has been updated here
Upcoming Parent University Workshops

Special Parent Presentation by the NOPE 
(Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education) Task Force

Wednesday, January 23 
6:30 p.m.
FHS Auditorium 

As a follow-up to the student presentation on January 7, in this presentation, parents/caregivers will receive information on:
   - Prescription drugs - safe ways to store them or dispose them
   - How to tell if your child is using drugs
   - What to do if you think your child is using drugs. 

VERY Important information! PLEASE plan on attending... it will be worth your time!  
We will also have information from area agencies on how and where to get help.


Growth Mindset and Gifted Students 
January 28, 6:30 PM 
Gilles-Sweet Cafeteria

Presentation/discussion surrounding the ways in which mindset affects our gifted students academically, socially, and emotionally, including underachievement and perfectionism. Brief Q & A to follow.


Additional Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Events and Resources

On Jan. 7 the MS and HS students had a separate assembly from the NOPE Task Force (Narcotics, Overdose, Prevention, and Education). Their mission is to diminish the frequency and impact of drug overdoes death through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy. While the presentation is at times blunt and evokes powerful emotions, all students were told at the assembly that staff is around to help in any way. Your child should have left with a lot of information. The highlight points:
    * If your friend passes out or is acting weird - GET HELP - parents or 911.  They explained the Good Samaritan Law to the students.
   * Sharing prescription drugs is illegal.
   *Carrying around prescription drugs in their bottle or loose in a pocket or purse is illegal.
   * If you or someone you know is using drugs -GET HELP - ASK!!

We hope you will attend the special parent presentation on January 23 (more info above).

Two Area Districts Showing the Film "Screenagers"

January 22, 7 p.m., Avon Lake Performing Arts Center
175 Avon Belden Road

Please join the Avon Lake City School district and the Avon Lake PTA Council for a presentation to learn and discuss more about the effects of the increased screen time of our kids/students. The viewing of the movie followed by a panel of our district social worker, mental health professional, district school faculty members and high school students will take place. Parents of all ages can benefit from this program along with students ages 10 & up. 


January 31, 6 p.m., Westlake Performing Arts Center

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.
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 
01.16.19
College Credit Plus Presentation 6:00 p.m.
AP & Electives Info 7:00 p.m.

01.18.19
Records Day -  No School for Students

01.21.18
MLK Day-No School

01.22.18
Begin 2nd Quarter

02.01.19
Commencement Orders in  Café - 12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

02.15.19
Commencement Orders in  Café - 12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

02.18.19
Presidents' Day-No School

03.15.19
No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Warrior Pride 
Follow your Warrior Athletics teams on Twitter and on the Athletics web site.

FROM GAYLE DILL 
The high school book discussion group met on Thursday, January 10 to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This novel, a spin-off on recent news of racial tensions involving police provided much to discuss. Group members are now looking forward to comparing the book to the recently released movie. For the February 7th meeting, each student will select his/her own mystery to read and discuss with the other members.
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. 
Scholarships
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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