Weekly News and Updates for the Week of October 21, 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


Grace D.
Grace has been a true Warrior these past couple of weeks. She has been working hard in and out of the classroom. She did really well at Mohican and really impressed all of her teachers. Grace is a great example of how to be a Warrior.

7th GRADE


Nicole G.
Nicole has demonstrated the ability to quietly work very efficiently on her own and focus on her art assignments by being very self motivated. Her finished art projects are always on time and reflect an attention to detail and clarity unique for a student her age. She always comes to class prepared and does exemplary work. She puts a lot of effort into all her projects and it shows! Nicole goes above and beyond what is expected, and is a role model to her fellow students. She's kind to all and has a great sense of humor. We are looking forward to seeing her progress the rest of the school year. Fantastic work Nicole - we are very proud of you!

8th GRADE


Devan S.
Deven has really stepped up in these first several weeks of school. He volunteered to share his family story, even making a specialty food from his family! Deven is kind and polite and always has a smile on his face. Way to go, Deven. Keep up the good work!
Staff Highlights
Julie Mistur, Educational Aide

  1. Where did you grow up? Berea
  2. What college did you attend? Tri-C        
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Office Manager, Public Programs Supervisor GLSC, Volunteer Coordinator LENSC
  4. Children / pets? I have one daughter, Katie, a 7th grader at Lewis Mayer MS, and 2 cats Benny and Nicky
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Hiking and exploring with my daughter
  6. Favorite song/artist? Solid by Eric Church
  7. Favorite food? Chili and pizza, just not at the same time, usually
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I love literature. 
Marilyn Horstman, Intervention Specialist
  1. Where did you grow up? Cleveland 
  2. What college did you attend? Kent State         
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Teacher at the EEC and Gilles, along with a server at the Melting Pot. 
  4. Children / pets? 2 little girls, Lily who is 3 years old and Ruby who is almost 6 months old
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spend time with my family 
  6. Favorite song/artist? No favorite at this moment, but enjoy country music
  7. Favorite food? Pizza
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I want to help students succeed.
Judy Casselberry, Spanish Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up?  California and Arizona
  2. What college did you attend?  Baldwin-Wallace and Cleveland State
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  Legal secretary
  4. Children / pets? Three adult daughters and grand-beagles.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I like to grow fruit and vegetables, paint, exercise, travel to Spanish-speaking countries, and take road trips and hike throughout the South West.
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Pink Floyd, Queen, The Mavericks, Juanes
  7. Favorite food? My husband's spaghetti.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  The students make me laugh, and I'm able to expose students to an amazing language and culture.
Parking Lot Safety Reminder
There are a lot of cars, bicycles, and people in the parking lot before and after school. Please be aware and follow the pick-up/drop-off procedures  . Bike-riders and pedestrians, please be aware of the traffic and be sure drivers see you!
Ski & Snowboard Club
If you haven't signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club, but still want to, you have time! Visit Ms. Smigelski for information on how to do so. Our first trip to Boston Mills/Brandywine will be in January!
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.
Hot Button Issues
Thank you for the questions that have been submitted using the HOT BUTTON ISSUES button. We will continue to address your questions and concerns in this section of the newsletter, and will archive all issues on the website in the Hot Button Issues Archive .

WEBSITE
There is a wealth of information on our website . In addition to our morning announcements and daily schedule , you can find the Mayer Middle School calendar , information about course and extra-curricular offerings , gifted & talented services, homeless services, services for students with limited english , the school counseling page , breakfast/lunch menus , the school clinic , a staff listing , and a transportation page. The PARENTS page has an alphabetical listing of links to pages as well - check it out!
#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!
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.
Box Top Earnings (2019-2020 School Year)
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!
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 .


Summit Personalized Learning Platform
What is student engagement? 
Students set goals, select strategies that will allow them to meet those goals, and practice and show those strategies to eventually see if their plan worked. This learning cycle is somewhat self-directed, can be applied to any task in the adult world, and is developed across all aspects of our program.

Schools who use the program dedicate specific time to self-directed learning. Students are able to practice the self-directed learning cycle in Mentoring and Projects. Students prepare for projects by learning information, accessing additional resources and taking content assessments in order to understand the material deeply. Since the material is self-paced, students have to build plans to pass the required content assessments. As they learn, students see direct evidence of the benefits of the self-directed learning cycle and build learning strategies that they can then transfer to new situations.

From the first day of school, students are empowered to own their learning. To guide students, we use the Self-Directed Learning Cycle . Students practice actionable goal setting by making plans, reflecting on progress, and switching strategies if necessary to achieve their goal. We want students to graduate with a Sense of Purpose and a clear path to reach their goals. 
Tips for families: Ask your student about the short- and long-term goals they have set at school. Log into the Platform to track your student's progress. View this goal-setting as critical for not only their journey to graduation, but their journey into adulthood. 

Developing student engagement
We place students at the center of their learning journey, empowering them to set goals and deeply understand content by interacting with it in a way that's aligned with with how they learn best. Listen to one Chicago middle schooler's journey from "I can't do it" to tutoring her peers .
FUNDRAISING - FRIENDS OF THE 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.
Parent Information and Tips
Know! To Practice Good Sportsmanship 
Contact Us
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

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)
Hi Fairview families,

With the end of the first quarter coming to a close in two weeks, hopefully everyone has established expectations  with their child on the following:

1) Sleep - bed times
2) Technology limitations ( see Common Sense website for a family contract).
3) Time each school night to spend 30 minutes or more on homework, studying for future tests or re- reading information.
4) Making sure your child is getting enough physical activity. 

All of the above factors can contribute to how well your child is doing in school and preparing for life!

Remember, any questions or concerns... email/contact your child's mentor teacher (6-12) or home room teacher (K-5).

PLEASE pencil in the date of October 28 to attend the Parent University on Drugs, Alcohol and Vaping! Lots of information for ALL parents!



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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