Week of January 21, 2019
Reminder! No School Monday, Jan. 21
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.
Kindness Week January 22-25
Across the country in our schools next week students will be participating in  No Name-Calling Week.  Fairview Park Middle and High School students will be participating in this too. The purpose is to help us all remember that bullying and name-calling are very hurtful and can cause a negative impact on a person's academic achievement, educational aspirations and psychological well-being.  We want students, teachers, families and our community of Fairview Park to be aware of the damage bullying and name-calling can be to a person and put a stop to it! Find kind words to inspire all of us to be the best we can be!  Each day students will have an opportunity to participate in various activities like wear a red ribbon to show you support this movement, wear colorful clothing to show your support and do a random act of kindness.

Tuesday:
  • Students sign board outside of 250
  • Students pick up ribbons

Wednesday:
  • Show your support for No Name Calling Week by wearing a colorful outfit
  • Share a picture of yourself in your colorful outfit with #kindness

Thursday:
  • Photo booth outside of room 250

Friday:
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

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.
The After Prom Committee is looking for volunteers to donate desserts for the 2019 Night At The Races Fundraiser. Click here to sign up.

From the 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!
 

Info from the Counseling Office
9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents

Scheduling Information for the 2019 - 2020 school year
On January 25th, we will be speaking to the 9th and 10th graders regarding course selections for next year.  We will also review graduation and end of course exam requirements.  Course selection requests are due on February 1st.  


11th grade Students and Parents:

Scheduling Information for the 2019 - 2020 school year
On January 24th, we will be speaking to the 11th graders regarding course selections for next year.  We will also review graduation and end of course exam requirements.  Course selection requests are due on February 1st.  


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™.

www.act.org/stateanddistrict/examinees

https://academy.act.org/ 


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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 

01.21.19
MLK Day-No School

01.22.19 
Community Forum on Strategic Planning
7 p.m., Gilles-Sweet Elementary 

01.22.19
Begin 2nd Quarter

01.23.19 

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

6:30 p.m.
FHS Auditorium 


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

Reliable Resources
By Mrs. Dill, 6-12 Librarian 

Gale:  Just the Facts
  • 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.

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

FROM CRAIG COHAN
As we wind down the semester, I have received positive feedback from my Creative Writing and Film classes.  Both seemed to really enjoy them. My creative writing class turned in some really good pieces and we had fun discussions in film class.  Also, my advanced sophomore classes seem to be enjoying Shakespeare!

FROM CHRISSY KARLIAK
On Tuesday, Jan. 8 twelve Chorale students represented FHS by singing the National Anthem for the Cavaliers game against the Pacers.  In addition they were invited to be part of the Hi5 Tunnel to greet the Cavs when they entered the court. See below!

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. 
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