Search the Twitter hashtag #FoundSomethingCool for updates on cool activities being done on campus! Look for updates from Mr. Vicha @fhsprincipal , Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_ap and Mr. McHugh @mrjordanmchugh . There'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!
The ELA, OA, and social studies classes are working on a cross-curricular unit that incorporates the themes and ideas from the summer reading books and ties them into all of our students' family stories.  Each grade level will be working in their classes with artist Natalie Bauman to create their final products for these classes. Ms. Bauman is a digital artist with the Center for Arts Inspired Learning and we are grateful to use her services through a grant from the Fairview Park Education Foundation. Look for additional information for our Tell Me Your Story Showcase coming up on October 3rd, where the students will show off all their hard work.
Middle School Fundraiser Fall 2019
Middle School Fundraiser Fall 2019

Our Fall Fundraiser kicks off TOMORROW! Students will get a packet of information in Mentoring. Orders and payment are due by Thursday, October 10. Make checks payable to Fairview Park City Schools. Funds raised help us pay for student rewards and curriculum supplies. Students can win prizes for selling items. Students that sell 15 items or more will be invited to a pizza party after the fundraiser is over! The top seller will win a Kindle. 

You can purchase items out of the catalog, or online at www.ShopFund.com . Family and friends out of town can order online too!
You no longer HAVE to cut Box Tops (although you still can. Download the app and choose Lewis F. Mayer Middle School. Within 14 days of purchase, scan your receipt and the items with Box Tops will be credited to MMS!
Picture Day
Picture Day is on Monday, September 23. Order forms will be distributed to students TOMORROW in Mentoring.
Office Hours
Office Hours will begin on Tuesday, September 17. Teachers will be available for students to come in each Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM. Teachers may invite students to come in, but students can absolutely come without an invitation.
Math Lab
Beginning on Tuesday, September 17, math help will be available before school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:30 AM in Room 201 for students in 6-12 grade. Students can receive help on checkpoints, power focus areas, portfolio problems, etc. 
Fall Play Auditions
Stagecrafters and Thespian Troupe 8671 will be holding auditions for our Fall production, The Dining Room, on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18 from 3:45 - 5:30 PM. 7th and 8th graders are invited to audition. Please bring a resume and headshot if you have one. You will only need to attend one day of auditions. Please see Mrs. Atwood or any of the Thespian officers with questions.
MAP Testing
The fall MAP testing window is 8/15/19 - 11/30/19. Testing will take place during that time. 
Some testing will start as early as this week. 

Questions about MAP testing should be directed to subject teachers or mentors. 

Announcement Re: Computers
If you were not already aware, this year at the High School and Middle School, students are not allowed to bring their own computers to use at school. All 6-12 students will be issued a Macbook to use at school, and that is the only computer that they should be using within the building.
Fairview Park PTA Council is selling red t-shirts with the new warrior mascot. Shirts range in size from 2T-4XL and are priced from $10-$14. Orders are due by September 20. Click HERE to place your order.
FUNDRAISING - Friends of Fairview Park City Schools
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!
The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling Pepperoni Rollers for $2 each. Orders are due by Friday, October 25. Pickup will be Monday, November 11. Click HERE for an online order form.
Homework Help
The Fairview Park Library is one of several branches in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system that will be once again offering free, after-school homework help Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for students in grades K-8. There will be an open house on Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for families to meet staff and see the space. For more information, click HERE .
Introduction to the PLP
Our approach to teaching puts whole-child development at the forefront of the educational experience. It's also rooted in the science of how children learn best and designed to drive student engagement, strong student-teacher relationships, and meaningful learning. This program also equips our teachers with comprehensive tools and resources to support every student to reach their potential-both in the classroom and beyond.

Inside the classroom
A hands-on curriculum-with a focus on projects based on real-world scenarios, group work, and mentoring-helps  students put what they're learning into action.

Student engagement
* Teachers help foster an environment where students feel invested in their learning.
* Teachers give students a deeper understanding of what they're learning and why they're learning-and in the way each student learns best.
* Students feel empowered to take ownership of their own learning progress, motivating them to stay engaged.

Student-teacher relationships
* Teachers cultivate deeper connections with students using tools and strategies that give them a better understanding of their students as learners and as people.
* Teachers tailor their teaching to every student's specific needs through thoughtful mentoring sessions and group workshops.
* More meaningful and productive interactions take place, creating a dynamic learning environment.

Meaningful learning
* Instead of simply memorizing information, students focus on developing a strong grasp of class material and effective application of key skills, such as critical analysis and communication.
* Students learn from a curriculum that helps them demonstrate a strong grasp of concepts and key skills before progressing-students move forward once they have shown they understand what they've learned.
* Students see how they're learning applies to their personal interests, future success, and life outside of school.

There are three components that guide this approach to teaching:

Teachers play an additional role as mentors to their students, providing support through weekly 1:1 meetings. Mentors help students identify how to improve progress in their classes and overcome challenges. Mentors also help students develop effective learning strategies, behaviors, and a mindset they can apply in the classroom and to personal goals.

Teachers show students how their learning is relevant to life outside of school through projects based on real-world scenarios. Students demonstrate the application of real-world skills, such as working effectively with a team and contributing to their community through these hands-on, peer-to-peer projects.

Teachers help students develop habits associated with lifelong learning, such as the ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals, self-awareness, and stress management. Students, parents, and teachers also have access to an online learning platform that provides them with a detailed view of student progress.
Parent Information and Tips!
Study shows students in 'active learning' classrooms learn more than they think. Read more HERE

Contact Us
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Upcoming Events
Monday, September 16 
Parent University: Success in Sixth Grade, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Room 139

Tuesday, September 17
3:45 - 5:30 PM - Fall Play Auditions, Auditorium
6:30-7:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting, Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

Wednesday, September 18
3:45 - 5:30 PM - Fall Play Auditions, Auditorium

Monday, September 23
Picture Day!

Tuesday, October 8 - Friday, October 11
6th Grade Trip to Mohican

Monday, October 14

Wednesday, October 16
7:00-8:30 PM - MS (7-8th grade) Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert, FHS Auditorium

Thursday, October 17
6:30 PM - 8th grader DC parent meeting, FHS Auditorium

Monday, October 28
Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 13 - Friday, November 15
8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

Friday, November 15-17
Fall Play at FHS

Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

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I hope the first full week of school has gone smoothly for all our Fairview families!  I have been overjoyed this week watching students become independent young learners from grades kindergarten to twelfth grade!

If you are noticing some changes in your child now that we are back at school that you are concerned about, please do not hesitate to contact your child's homeroom teacher (grades K-5) or mentor teacher (grades 6-12).  They are the best "first" email or call to make!

In two weeks, September 30th at 6:30pm at Gilles-Sweet, I am hosting our first Parent University on technology. I am going to have a panel of experts that can help us all (K-12) know the ins and outs of things we should know to protect our children. Here is a link of a resource I have found that is helpful to all parents (and teachers), Common Sense Media.

Hope to see you Sept. 30th!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117

Student Counseling

Mrs. Mary Cory
Middle School Student Counselor
440-356-3510 ext. 3135

Follow the counseling office on Twitter: @FviewCounselors

Click HERE to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!


Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100

Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100

Useful Links for Middle School Parents