Weekly News and Updates for the Week of October 28, 2019
Warriors of the Week
Each week through this year we will recognize several of our students through our "Warrior of the Week" award. Students receive this award for displaying effort that goes above-and-beyond our expectations - reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth. 

This week's Warriors of the Week are:

6th GRADE


Lillian C.
Lilly recently found herself in a difficult situation with another student. Rising to the occasion, Lilly advocated for herself to bringing in appropriate adult support to resolve the situation. Lilly's ability to communicate with grace and maturity under difficult circumstances sets an example of the excellence of character that Fairview students should aspire to.

7th GRADE



Bryan W.

Bryan has been such a superstar this year already! He lights up any room with his smile and positive attitude. Bryan is a constant presence at morning Office Hours and Math Lab. This year in 7th grade he has really stepped up to the plate, participating in class discussions and putting forth his best effort. He uses class time wisely and makes sure to take appropriate breaks. Bryan is one to make all classmates feel included and happy which is a winning quality for a good leader.

8th GRADE



Ben N.

Ben is such a great kid! He works hard in class, even with distractions! He does an excellent job of balancing his work and friends, all while striving to be successful. He does a great job during class discussion, providing excellent insight. Ben is definitely emerging as a leader, and we are so proud of him. Keep it up, Ben!
Picture Retakes
If students need their pictures retaken, they can do so on Monday, October 28. They will need to bring their original package with them and give it to the photographer that day. The same package will be ordered, with the new image.

If a student was absent on picture day, they will need to get their picture taken on Monday, October 28. Order forms are in the MS office, if you'd like to order a package.
Red Ribbon Week
This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week to encourage students to say no to drugs. We are teaming up against drugs and committing to be drug free! 

Monday will be TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS so wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt on Monday!

To reinforce Red Ribbon Week, we are having a group of people called the Improbable Players come in to present a play called Stages, which focuses on the misconceptions that lead to substance misuse. It's a sketch revue and uses satire, clowning, and humor to drive home important information about substance use disorder and skewer commonly held misconceptions. They cover topics like: beer, pot, excuses, appearance, peer pressure and more. The show will be followed by a talkback and Q&A.
Halloween 
There will be a Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, open to all Middle School and High School students and staff. Judging will occur at the beginning of 2* in the HS gym. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: scariest, funniest, best group and most creative/best overall.
UPCOMING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
The Fairview Park City School District is seeking a diverse group of student, parent, staff, and community member stakeholders to be a part of the Learning Management System (LMS) Review Committee.

Meetings will be held as needed from November 2019 through May 2021. The first meeting will be: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.

The committee facilitator will be Dr. Terri S. Pope, Tri-C Westshore Campus President.

The first meeting activities will include:
  • Establish key criteria for the "best-fit" Learning Management System (LMS) for FPCS grades 6-12
  • Affirm timeline and committee commitment to goal
  • Develop communication plan to provide transparency and keep all stakeholders apprised of committee work and progress toward goal.
 
Subsequent work will include:
  • Research LMS options, interview current users, conduct site visits
  • Quarterly updates to the Board of Education
  • Reviewing LMS options with stakeholders
  • Soliciting and addressing feedback throughout the process from Board members and stakeholders
  • Assuring curricular delivery in LMS allows for alignment with Ohio Learning Standards and FPCS strategic plan.
 
Tasks for between meeting work and sub-committees will be established as needed.
 
Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
 
Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts
MS Basketball Cheerleading tryouts are coming up. There will be clinics on this coming Monday and Tuesday (October 28 and 29) after school from 4:30-6:00 PM in the choir room. Tryouts will be on Wednesday, October 30 at 4:30, also in the choir room.
Ski & Snowboard Club
If you haven't signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club, but still want to, you have time! Please go to the following link to sign up by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd. There will be another meeting in November to talk about bus pricing and logistics. Our first trip to Boston Mills/Brandywine will be in January! See Miss Smigelski in room 251 for more information. 
Summit Personalized Learning Platform
Do you ever wonder what your student should be working on while not at school? Here are a few tips on how to best know what students can do at home to be successful in school:

Projects : Red or yellow checkpoints indicate that work needs to be completed. If a checkpoint says "Feedback Requested" it means that the assignment has been submitted to the teacher. However, you can always review submitted checkpoints with your student to ensure that quality work has been done.

Focus Areas: Students should always be preparing for Power Focus Areas by exploring the resources on the playlists and taking notes/completing study guides. Unless a PFA is green (mastered), students can always be working on taking notes/preparing. Once the Power Focus Areas are mastered, students can attempt the Additional Focus Areas to boost their overall grade.
Math Lab
Math help is available this week before school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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.
Office Hours
Office Hours take place every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM and are open to ALL students.
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. For more information, click HERE.
Staff Highlights


Jeff Frantz, Head Custodian

1. Where did you grow up?  Fairview Park

2. What college did you attend?  Cleveland State and West Side Institution of Technology

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Maintenance Foreman, Groundsman, Utilityman, Sweeper Cleaner, Weekend Custodian


 

4. Children / pets?   A dog named Snuggles

5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  Watching and going to sporting events

6. Favorite song/artist?  ABBA - every song!


 

7. Favorite food?  Mac and cheese

 

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  Helping the children.


 

 



Ryan Barry, MS Physical Education/Health Teacher


 

1. Where did you grow up?  Lakewood, Ohio


 

2. What college did you attend?  Kent State University and Emporia State University

 

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?   I taught 2 years in Cleveland charter schools and 2 years at University School K-8 campus. I have also painted both commercial and residential for about 12 years.


 

4. Children / pets?  2 dogs- Champ 12 and Dakota 10


 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working?


 

When I am not working, I like to spend time on home improvement projects. I just recently just completed my kitchen remodel over the summer.  

6. Favorite song/artist?  "Free Falling" by Tom Petty 

7. Favorite food?  My Dad's homemade Spaghetti! 


 

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I really enjoy being around students in a different learning environment that challenges them both physically and mentally. My favorite part about my job is seeing students show interest in learning how to take care of their bodies for a lifelong pursuit of healthy and active living. 



Joe Dianetti, Athletic Director

 

1. Where did you grow up?  Stow, Ohio

2. Where did you go to college? What did you study?  
Ohio University - Sport Management, Ohio State University - Sports Administration, Notre Dame College - Education (7-12 Social Studies)


 

3. What other roles have you had before your current position?
Middle Social Studies School Teacher - Chapelside Academy (Cleveland)


 

4. Do you have any children / pets?  2 pitbull mixes - Minka and Mojo

 


 

5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby?  Watch sports (as if I don't get enough at work). Play Golf, softball, volleyball (mostly in the summers when I have time). Full country concert circuit at Blossom every year.

 

6. Favorite song/artist?  Jimmy Buffett, anything country, and almost anything live/acoustic


 

7. Favorite food?  Pizza, Chicken Wings, anything with Carbs - I'm not picky

8. What makes you passionate about your work?  Seeing hard work pay off. As athletic director, I see first hand the hours and hours that  our athletes and coaches put toward their craft. Seeing that hard work rewarded in  games and with conference, area, and state honors is awesome. Even in my own work, I  feed off of the successes and lessons learned of our athletes, coaches, and athletic  programs as a whole and am constantly proud of what I see out of them representing  our community. 
#FoundSomethingCool
Search the Twitter hashtag #FoundSomethingCool for updates on cool activities being done on campus! Look for updates from Mr. Vicha @fhsprincipal and  Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_apThere'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!
Warrior Coffee Co.
Ready Set! Coffee Roasters are the supplier of the coffee delivered by the Warrior Coffee Company. Mrs. Kohl, one of our Intervention Specialists, along with her students, take staff orders and make coffee (as well as tea and water) deliveries throughout the week. Founders of Ready Set!, Molly and Chris (a sibling duo), are opening their Fairview Park garage every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM for their Garage Sale Series and could use your support of their operation. Bring family, friends, and your favorite coffee mug to 3901 West 224 Street in Fairview Park!
Box Top Earnings (2019-2020 School Year)
PTA-Reflections
PTA REFLECTIONS
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Look Within," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Print out the submission guidelines and an entry form and return your entries by November 18th.  For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards . Have questions? Contact Angie Cause, the Fairview Park Council of PTAs Reflections Chair, via email at angiekleincause@yahoo.com .


FUNDRAISING - FRIENDS OF THE FAIRVIEW PARK CITY SCHOOLS
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling fresh and great smelling holiday wreaths, tabletop trees and centerpieces from Mickman Brothers, one of the top suppliers of decorative wreaths in the United States. You can choose from 5 great options: Holiday Classic Wreath, Victorian Wreath, Cranberry Splash Wreath, Table Top Tree and Candlelit Center Piece. Orders ship out the week before Thanksgiving. Once we receive the whole order, we will be in contact for pick up.

Please review the descriptions below, fill out the online form and submit payment no later than Friday, November 8th.

Contact Angie Cause ( angiekleincause@yahoo.com) or Christine McElwee ( cmcelwee10@yahoo.com) with any questions.


Friends of Fairview Park Holiday Ham Sale
HELP US MEET OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
20% OF EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS OUR GROUP
Hot Button Issues
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Please click on the button if you have any questions or concerns.
Upcoming Events
Monday, October 28
Picture Retakes
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Parent University: Vaping, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Gilles-Sweet

Friday, November 1
1st Quarter Ends
8:00 AM - 12:45 PM - Red Cross Blood Drive, FHS Gym

Monday, November 4
6:30 PM - Learning Management System Review Committee Meeting, Gilles-Sweet

Tuesday, November 12
Book Club

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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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Parents!

As we end the 1st quarter next Friday, I hope that your child is feeling success in their year. Please remember, any concerns should be communicated to their homeroom or mentor teacher as a first defense. 

I hope that you will be able to attend the Parent University on Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet. This program is meant for all parents and I promise you will leave with some important information. 

As you know, next week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  This is a great teachable moment for all ages and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. We will be showing our commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 28 through November 1. Your child is encouraged to dress each day with the different themes so they are actively participating in this great campaign! The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.  Below are some resources that may be helpful to you and your family or a friend. Please let me know if you need any other information! 



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

Student Counseling


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

Digital Request Form for students wanting to see Mrs. Cory

Follow the counseling office on Twitter: @FviewCounselors

Click HERE to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!

Administration


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



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