Weekly News and Updates for the Week of October 14, 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:


Kannon J.
Kannon has really connected with the spirit of the Mohican experience. His politeness and leadership has shone through. Kannon's positivity is infectious and we are sure he's made lasting memories at camp this week.

Jude K.
Jude was "all in" on all activities at Mohican, making the most out of his time on the field trip. He found an artifact on a hike that was probably at least a century old!


Chris P.
Chris has shown great initiative to seek out help and to help others. He is a conscientious student who has been spotted cleaning up without being asked and lending supplies to classmates in need. He is polite and a good friend. Keep up the great work, Chris!


Tiffany H.
We're all so proud of Tiffany for coming to the "Tell Me A Story" night and sharing her family traditions and stories with the crowd. She has been really showing a strong effort in all her classes. She is a pleasure to have in class and works well with all different types of students. She blocks out distractions around her and knows how to get things done!

Briana M.
Briana is an independent intrinsically motivated student and is a "five star" art student. She is artistically skilled, self-motivated, focused on her work, able to meet deadlines, and very courteous and caring in her dealings with her fellow art students. 
Staff Highlights
Tiffany Zemek, ESL Teacher

Ms. Zemek grew up in North Olmsted and studied Early Childhood Education at Ashland University. Prior to joining the Fairview Park City Schools family, she taught Title 1 Reading and ESL in Lakewood for 2 years. She has two daughters - Kaitlyn is 20 years old and Liliana is 2 years old and a cat named Kiki Kitty. When not working, she's kept very busy playing and chasing around her youngest daughter. She hopes to be able to learn to be a cake decorator once Liliana gets a little older. Some of her favorite artists are Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Chicks and Pink, and her favorite food is pizza. When asked what makes her passionate about her work, she said, "I'm an advocate for my students and their families. I have the opportunity to work with the whole family and learn about their cultures."
Connie Obrycki, Speech and Hearing

Mrs. Obrycki grew up in Fairview Park - she's a hometown girl - and went to The Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree, Case Western Reserve University for a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing and Ashland University for a graduate degree in Educational Administration. She has one daughter named Cora and a cat named Whiskers McGhee. Prior to working in her current position..."In high school, my first job was at Freshens Yogurt at Westgate Mall.  Then I took a job at Denison Photography Studios selling senior portraits. I also worked at Little Met Golf Course in the snack shop. Professionally, I've worked for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District as a speech therapist and literacy coach, and then at the Lake County ESC as the Coordinator for Autism Programs. In Fairview, prior to being a speech therapist, I was the Director of Student Services for nine years (and for two of the nine years, I was also the Principal of the Early Education Center)." When not working, Mrs. Obrycki loves being on the water - boating and fishing, and even baits her own hook. Some of her favorite things: favorite artist is Pit Bull and favorite food is tacos. When asked what makes her passionate about her work, she said, "I truly enjoy working with children.  Being a special part of a child's life and making a difference, whether big or small, is my greatest reward."

Sarah McIntyre, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. McIntyre grew up in New York City and in a village in Northern New Jersey called Ridgewood. She was a history major at The College of Wooster where she earned her bachelor's degree, and studied Educational Administration at Baldwin Wallace for her master's degree. Before teaching, Mrs. McIntyre worked as a waitress at a New Jersey diner and was a lifeguard on Clearwater Beach in Florida. She has one son, named Gavin, who is 20 years old and studying accounting at The Ohio State University, as well as a cat named Olive, who she believes plots her demise while she's teaching here at Mayer Middle School. When not working, she and her husband love to travel. He is from Italy and they love to visit family. She also really enjoys cooking for family and friends. Her favorite song is Sugar Magnolia by the Grateful Dead, with Vienna by Billy Joel coming in second, and her favorite food is Real Italian Pizza!! When asked what makes her passionate about her work, Mrs. McIntyre said, "My students!! I love inspiring an interest in history and learning!"
MS Counseling Office
Mrs. Cory's office moved! She can now be found in the Counseling Office with the HS counselors. It's right across the hall from the attendance office. 

Counseling Office News: "We are transitioning to a digital request form for students and an iPad check-in for counseling office visitors. When students ask to visit Mrs. Cory, they will be prompted to complete the form prior to leaving class and be called down when she's able to see them, based on need.
FACE Office
Carrie Sullivan can now be found in the MS office, in Mary Cory's old office.
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 .

As mentioned above, mentors play a crucial role in your child's progress at school. If you have concerns about a particular class, please contact the subject area teacher first. If you have concerns in general, please first contact your child's mentor teacher. Staff emails are listed on our website and can be found HERE

 All visitors need to enter the building through the main high school entrance on West 213.

If you need to pick your student up early or bring them in late, please enter through the main high school entrance on West 213. Please call Mrs. Lockwood, the attendance secretary, at 440-356-3510 x 4104, to report an early dismissal / late drop-off. 

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!
Basketball Tryouts
MS Boys Basketball tryouts will take place on October 16, 17 and 18 from 5-7 PM in the MS gym.
6th Grade Transition
Thank you to all of the parents and students that were able to make it on October 4 for our 6th grade 101 session.  We realize the time/date did not work for everyone we wanted to share with all of you the presentation we went through for your reference. As always, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
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 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. 
Daily Announcements
Click HERE if you're interested in reading our daily announcements. 
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.
The fall fundraiser has ended. If a student forgot to return their order form and payments last week, be sure they bring it to school on Tuesday!
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!
From the PTA
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 .

MAP Testing
The fall MAP testing window is 8/15/19 - 11/30/19. Some testing started as early as this past week.

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

Summit Personalized Learning Platform
What does mentor time look like for your child?
We know that all families want their children to be truly known and cared for by the adults at their school. All students are paired with a mentor who acts as their advocate both inside and outside of the classroom. They meet with your student one-on-one regularly to support them in making progress towards their own personal goals.

Mentors play several roles. They stay up-to-date with a student's progress across all classes and will support your student through personal and academic challenges. Mentors also help students set both long-term and short-term goals and coach them through their progress.
Your child's mentor can become a liaison between the school community and your family. Reach out to your child's mentor regularly to find out how you can best support them.

Mentors will be keen to hear all about your student - their personality, their goals and aspirations, life outside of school that could have an impact on life inside the classroom, and more. Together, you can work with your student to set long- and short-term goals and help support them in their journey toward leading a fulfilled life. 

BONUS:  Hear from a student about the impact her mentor has had on her life.
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.
Contact Us
Please click on the button if you have any questions or concerns.
Upcoming Events
Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15
Builders Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18
5:00-7:00 PM - MS Boys Basketball Tryouts, MS Gym

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

Friday, November 1
1st Quarter Ends

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,

I know as parents that we always worry about how are children are doing mentally, physically, socially and academically in school and at home. Of course, if you have any concerns about your child, as a district, we want you to contact your child's mentor teacher in grades 6-12 or their homeroom teacher in grades K-5 as the first order of defense.  If things have not improved within a week or two, then include your child's guidance counselor in the discussion. In the meantime, it may also be good to talk to your child's pediatrician. Here's a great article about this.

As always, please contact myself if you have any questions or concerns!

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

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

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