Fairport Harding High School took on a new initiative this year and developed a student inquiry design lab. We selected 35 students to educate in this new model. and we are pleased to announce we are hoping to expand the model for the 2017-2018 school year. Please download our letter here to learn more about this program.
Congrats! Mr. Luster is the 2017 Franklin B. Walter outstanding educator recipient. Thank you for all you do for our students and faculty.
Allison Lehr, as Belle, and our very own Middle School Teacher, Johnathan Luster, as the Beast, perform a scene in the Fine Arts Association production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
JUST RUN LAKE COUNTY
When: May 27, 2017
Where: Fairport Harbor beach (start and finish)
Time: 9:00am start (plan on getting there by 8:15am)
Registration Process for students
Rather than sending home registration forms and liability releases for every student, we are providing an online registration system through Chronotrack/Athlinks that is similar to how you register for a race.
This is a free event - All you have to do is register online - parents must register their students and sign the release online.
Students participating in Marching Band, Concert Band, Theater and Art are invited to attend the Fine Arts Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Harding High School in the Branthoover Auditorium.
Please join us as we celebrate this year's achievements in Music, Theater, and the Arts. All students participating in Middle School or High School Marching Band, Concert Band, Theater Students, or Art students are welcome with their families.
Cake & Ice Cream will be served.
Sponsored by FHS Band Booster and FHS Drama Boosters.
We hope your students have shared with you all the special events and celebrations that have taken place throughout the year from the Lake Metroparks “Survivor” team building competition last fall, to our recent Olympic Day and Lip Sync Battle, to our Skipper Pride program.
These special activities are student rewards for their commitment to our Harding compass points of Honesty, Dedication, Citizenship, and Responsibility. Our final celebration will take place on June 1st, when all students in grades 6-12 who have earned the privilege will have a choice to attend either a Cleveland Indians game or Skyzone Trampoline Park.
Please click this announcement for more details!
Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 8
Time: 4:00-6:30 pm
Please reserve your spot in our summer basketball camp for rising fourth to eighth graders!
Participants will practice the basics of man-to-man defense and work on shooting, dribbling and passing.
You must register by May 31. The fee is $40 to attend. Late Registration is $50.
Every participant will receive a t-shirt. Water/gatorade will be provided.
Athletes should come with proper attire - shorts, athletic shoes and t-shirt.
All students entering 4th to 8th grade are invited to attend.
Please note: Cash or Checks Made Payable to Fairport Board of Education should be turned in by May 31 to avoid a late registration fee.
Please help support our student-athletes for the upcoming seasons by joining us at Painesville Country Club for an afternoon of fun!
Registration & Lunch - 12:00
18-hole Shotgun Start - 1:00
Please register by Monday, June 12.
Fairport Harding High School and Junior High are planning to host a first-ever summer camp workshop for aspiring poets and creative writers who are students enrolled in grades 6-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a follow-on to the very successful Fair Poet Contest held in the fall and spring. It is part of our long term goal to build Fairport Harding as a recognized center of excellence for poetry.
We are looking for students who are committed to participating in seven sessions that will be held from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sessions may be slightly longer on days with field trips planned. The first session will be held on Monday, July 10 and the last on Monday, July 24.
Students will meet at Harding High School at 9:30 am. From there, students will visit various locations in the community to work on their creative writing and poetry skills. Students do not need to bring lunch, unless there is a field trip planned, but they may bring snacks or bottled water.
The sessions will provide an opportunity to read and discuss poetry, and to present their own poems for feedback from their peers and mentors. The sessions will be moderated by faculty from Harding High School and mentors from Lake Erie College.
Interested students should contact Mrs. Knight, Mr. Campbell or the main office for an application.
Based on individual student’s attendance and participation in the Workshop, four students will be chosen to attend the Wick Poetry Center Camp from July 26-31 at Kent State and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Each year, the State Support Team Region 4 along with the Lake County Education Service Center and Geauga County Education Service Center regionally hosts the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement and Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Awards Program for Lake and Geauga County.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
Outstanding Student Achievement - Erik Halstead
Franklin B. Walter - Mr. Johnathan Luster
Please join us in congratulating our Fair Poet Winners:
First - Morgan Braemer - "Just One Smile"
Second - Maya Hess - "If I Were"
Third - Jennifer Soria - "Strength"
Runner Ups - Zoe Ferris - "Real Strength"
Caleb Jones - "Strength is Smarts"
First - Rashawn Alston - "Rising Above the Dark"
Second - Lydia Shaw - "Resilience"
Third - Ashlynn Craft - "Be A Man"
Runner Up - Liz Olvera - "I See Strength Everyday"
Victoria Palmer - "Private Machines"
Owen Meachum - "The Strength of the People"
Emily Bradac - "Our Little Universe"
To read the poems by our Fair Poets and see pictures from the assembly, please click this announcement.
Victoria Palmer's art work was selected by Ohio's Arts Council from the 60th House District. Victoria's painting represents Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexico. Her art work is one of 99 works of art currently being exhibited for the year at the Statehouse.
State Representative John Rogers visited Fairport Harding High School to present an award to Victoria. He said, "When you think about the artist who paints or when you think about the poet who puts the words or his or her thoughts on paper, in some way shape and form, the artists try to communicate with each other." Thank you to State Representative John Rogers for supporting the arts and for coming to our school for this occasion. Congratulations to Victoria on her winning art work.
Thank you to Mrs. Janet Merrick from the Fairport VFW for coming to our assembly on May 5, 2017 to present four awards to our Harding High Students for their participation in the VFW Patriotic Art Contest.
Our VFW Student Art Winners were:
Chace O’Meara - 1st place
Alexis Tanker - 2nd place
Michael Chipps -3rd place
Angie Gutekunst - Honorable Mention
Congratulations to all of our artists and to Ms. Luoma!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
For the second year, the Lake County Storm Water Management Dept. sponsored a rain barrel design contest for two students. Designs were submitted and two students won. These students got to paint their designs onto two rain barrels. Our student winners were Chace O'Meara and Ari Ocasio. These will be auctioned or raffled off at one of the Lake County summer events. Congrats to Ms. Luoma and her fantastic art students!
May 4, 2017
Please click to read the rest of this blog post from the Ohio Department of Education.
Hooked on Education is a personalized learning project that had an authentic beginning that started with a 3-D printer, a student-centered teacher and a struggling student with a great idea. Fairport Harbor is located next to Lake Erie and much of the economic development of the region is stimulated by the lake. The Fairport Harbor School District has a K-12 enrollment of around 750 students. It is a unique district as they do not have a transportation department — all students walk to school.
As a district that has been educating young minds since the first brick school building was built in 1876, Fairport has had a significant place in the history of Lake County, Ohio. Today the educational program of Fairport Harbor looks much different than it did in the 1870?s. However, the existing facilities are deteriorating. The buildings do not meet all state and federal codes for accessibility. The heating, electrical and plumbing systems are showing their age. Although great efforts have been made to maintain these historic buildings, they are in need of necessary and costly updates.
Please click on this announcement for more information.
By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
on December 01, 2016 at 11:34 AM, updated December 01, 2016 at 12:24 PM
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio -- Domenic Paolo, Fairport Harbor's superintendent of schools, was tutoring an expelled student last year. Knowing Paolo loves to fish, the student made him a fishing lure on the office's 3-D printer.
Paolo loved the lure. "It was out-fishing my other lures," he said. "With 22 cents of plastic, he made a lure better than ones I'd paid $10, $12 for."
The result is a new student program called Hooked on Education. Since September, some 36 students at Fairport Harding High School who'd struggled in traditional classroom are spending most of their day researching, designing, printing and painting lures.