Weekly News and Updates for the Week of January 13, 2020
Attention Middle School families: Beginning Monday, January 13, drop-off will be in the HS parking lot. Students may enter through the north doors. All MS visitors should enter through the front HS entrance. Students may still be picked up after school on Campus Drive. Thank you!
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:

Grace W.
Grace W. is a kind hearted 6th grader who cares about every one of her peers.  Grace is often seen complimenting others, helping peers to understand a concept they are struggling with or just being a good listener to a student in need.  Grace is on top of all of her work and is never afraid to ask a question if she doesn't understand something or just needs clarification. Grace is a leader in group work situations and helps to keep groups on task and moving towards their final goal.  Grace is a true Fairview Warrior! Keep up the good work.

Sadie F.
Sadie F. is the 7th grade Warrior of the Week. Sadie takes pride in her work and her community. As an active member of Builder's Club, Sadie has shown a commitment to make a positive impact on both her school and community. She is a hard worker and asks great questions. She is always on task. Sadie has a great attitude and has great determination to keep trying until she gets something right!

Erich M.
Erich is a conscientious student who always works hard to show his best work. As a writer, Erich is very talented and was even one of Lewis F. Mayer's winners for the God and Country Letter Writing contest back in November. We can always count on Erich to be a strong contributor to class while being polite and fun! Great work, Erich!
Second Semester Elective Schedule Changes
Second semester elective schedule change requests will be accepted from 1/27 until 1/31 on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may use the counselor request form, which will include a time-limited option specifically for scheduling needs. Thanks for your patience during this time of fluctuation.
College Credit Plus, AP, and Electives Showcase
Parents and students in grades 8-11 encouraged to attend!

On Wednesday, January 15, parents and students who are interested in College Credit Plus courses are invited to attend an informational presentation beginning at 6:00 PM in the FHS Auditorium. Cleveland State, Lorain County Community College, and Tri-C will be in attendance to answer questions. School counselors will also give an overview of process/requirements.

Then, from 7:00-8:30 PM, parents and students who are interested in taking any AP courses and/or Elective Courses at FHS next year are strongly encouraged to attend. AP and Elective Teaching Staff will be on hand to present general information regarding AP or electives, course details, and student work showcases. We will begin in the auditorium and then breakout into classrooms.
Reminder: No School for Students Monday, January 20 and Friday, January 24
Schedule for week of January 20: 

1/20: No School 

1/21: Will run like a Monday (A Day) 

1/22: Normal Wednesday Schedule

1/23: Normal Thursday Schedule

1/24: No School for Students
Junior Achievement Day
Junior Achievement Day will return to MMS the week of March 3rd. More details to follow as they are worked out!
Advocates for Progress and Preparedness
The Advocates for Progress and Preparedness will be hosting a screening of 
CyberWork and the American Dream  on 1/23/20 at 7:30 PM in the FHS auditorium.

This documentary looks at the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the future of work. Since the Industrial Revolution, new technology has increased wealth, freedom and life expectancy. But it has also destroyed outdated businesses and automated jobs. How can the U.S. best prepare for the challenges of this new technological disruption? Visit the APP group on Facebook  for more information.

Math Club
LFM Math Club Meeting will be every Thursday before (7:45-8:30 AM) and after school (3:30-4:15 PM) in Room 247. LFM Math Club is available for students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th.
Math Lab
Math help is available before school on 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.
Staff Highlights

Chris Honeck, Associate Principal
  1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Napoleon, OH
  2. Where did you go to college? University of Toledo - BA of Arts, Cleveland St. University - MA in Education, Ashland University - MA in Educational Administration 
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Credit Manager of Repossession - Detroit, MI, Teacher Counselor - Positive Education Program, Cleveland, Intervention Specialist - Elyria High School, Elyria Pioneer football coaching staff
  4. Do you have any children / pets? I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. 1 cat.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spending time with my family.
  6. Favorite Hobby? Working out, listening to music, watching football and Historical Documentaries
  7. Favorite song/artist? Shadrach - Beastie Boys
  8. Favorite food? Burgers, steaks and fried foods.
  9. What makes you passionate about your work? I want every student that I come in contact with to have a positive experience with me and recognize I am looking out for their best interests.

Adam Garcia, 7th Grade Math Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Youngstown, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? Youngstown State University
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? In high school, I worked at Dairy Queen. In college, I worked at Inner Circle Pizza and East of Chicago Pizza. Before teaching 7th grade Math I was the Lewis F. Mayer math tutor. 
  4. Children / pets? Savannah 1 year-old daughter,  Hudson 2 month-old son,  2 dogs (Lucy and Rosie) 
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Spending time with family and friends.   
  6. Favorite song/artist? I mostly listen to talk radio or podcasts. In the summer, nothing beats listening to some country music like Kenny Chesney or Luke Bryan.
  7. Favorite food?  My favorite food is Pizza. Specifically spicy pizza with jalapeƱos  and crushed red peppers and in my opinion the best pizza in the Cleveland area is from A Slice Above in Strongsville.  
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  Knowing I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on children's lives and maximize their potential. 

Meghann Peters, French Teacher
  1. Where did you grow up? Cleveland and Lakewood
  2. What college did you attend? What did you study? John Carroll University: French Education and Kent State University for a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I worked at Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop through college. I taught MS French in Cleveland Heights and MS/HS French in Parma.
  4. Children / pets? 3: Michelle 12, Aria 6 and Oliver almost 2. Pets: 1 cat Norah and a 3 month old puppy Rosie.
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? I enjoy playing with my kids, baking, walking, gardening and reading.  
  6. Favorite song/artist? Depends on my mood. 
  7. Favorite food? Chicken soup and manicotti
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? French is FUN! I love learning about and sharing cultural differences. I love when students get the chance to use their language skills out and about with others.
PTA - Volunteer
Basketball season is almost here and MS/HS PTA and the Junior Class are teaming up to run the concession stand for the Boy's Basketball home games. Volunteers are needed, so please consider signing up by clicking here.  
Rewards Programs
Mayer Middle School is registered with both the Giant Eagle's Apples for Students and Heinen's Teaming Up for Education programs. When signing up for Giant Eagle's program, the code for Lewis F. Mayer Middle School is 2472.  When signing up for Heinen's program, sign in to your account on the Heinen's Tasteful Rewards Program page and select Lewis F. Mayer Middle School from a list of participating schools.
Box Top Earnings (2019-2020 School Year)
Fundraising - Class of 2020 After Prom
Fundraising - Class of 2021
The Class of 2021 have added some new items to their merchandise table:  
~Grey Holloway joggers - $30.00.  They have a pocket at the back and at the side. Fairview    Warriors is embroidered on the top of the leg.  
~Fairview Warriors car magnet.  It is 7X2 inches and is $5.00.
~A stylish jute/burlap tote bag for $10.00. This bag is 16inX14inX7

For more information contact Mary Moore, Class Advisor
Fundraising - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools 
 We will be selling foam fingers during the basketball season. We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two. 
Contact Us
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Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, January 14
7:40 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Book Club, Room 204 

Wednesday, January 15
7:40 AM - 6th Grade Book Club, Room 209

Thursday, January 16
8th Grade Science Fair SETUP, Gemini Center

Friday, January 17
8th Grade Science Fair, Gemini Center

Tuesday, January 21
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Thursday, January 23
7:30 PM - APP screening of CyberWork and the American Dream, FHS Auditorium

Monday, January 27 
6:30 PM - Parent University - Summit Learning Platform Info - Location: MS/HS (Room TBD)

Tuesday, February 4
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Tuesday, February 11
7:40 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Book Club, Room 204 

Tuesday, February 18
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Wednesday, February 19
7:40 AM - 6th Grade Book Club, Room 209 

Tuesday, March 3
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Tuesday, March 10
7:40 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Book Club, Room 204

Tuesday, March 17
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Wednesday, March 18
7:40 AM - 6th Grade Book Club, Room 209 

Tuesday, April 1
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Tuesday, April 15
7:40 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Book Club, Room 204

Wednesday, February 19
7:40 AM - 6th Grade Book Club, Room 209 

Tuesday, May 5
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Tuesday, May 12
7:40 AM - 7th and 8th Grade Book Club, Room 204

Tuesday, May 19
7:45 AM - Builder's Club Meeting, Room 201

Wednesday, May 20
7:40 AM - 6th Grade Book Club, Room 209 

Friday, May 22
8th Grade Dance, Bain Park Cabin

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Save the date for January 27 at 6:30 p.m. for the next Parent University held at the MS/HS on the Summit Learning Platform. More info coming soon.

Happy New Year Fairview Park Families!

I hope the holidays went well for everyone and we are ready for a new year!

I want to start off by THANKING the families, school groups (student council, Key Club, PTA) and community groups (Women's Club, West Shore Rotary Club, FP Fire Department, First Federal of Lakewood) for their awesome donations in making sure our Fairview Park Families had presents for Christmas and a wonderful holiday meal to share with their family!!! All families were very appreciative of the kindness we brought to them!

So we are starting a new year!  For some of us that is easier said than done.  Enclosed are two articles that have great information in them!

This article is on healthy ways to start the new year and stay mentally sharp for the year!

The other article is something that we see a lot of in this area of OH because we have such little sun.  It will give you some guidelines to look at if this is something you see in your child or someone close to you.

How Mental Health Stigma & Seasonal Depression Affect Students

Lastly, I want to remind parents that we have a partnership with the Transition Bridge Program.  What does that mean?  We have access to a clinical counselor that works with our counselors and families to plan for a student's return to school after a mental health hospitalization.  She will facilitate supportive communication with the hospital and the schools and help strategize ways to help students.  If your child should be admitted for mental health hospitalization, please let them know you would like Transition Bridge support.  They will take care of things for you and your family.  

I wish all of our families of Fairview Park a healthy and happy NEW YEAR!

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

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