Dear Parents, Please download and read our Parent Emergency Notification and School Closing Procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the main office. Thank you.
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.
On November 28, 2017, please join the students in the Hooked on Education Design Lab program for the Second Annual Hooked on Education Fish Fry!
Location: Fairport Harbor Senior Center 1380 East Street Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Fish Fry Seating Times Available: 5:15, 6:15 or 7:15 pm.
Tickets are free, but you have to have a ticket to attend.
Please call the Board Office @ 440-354-5400 Ext. 102 or email CClair@fhevs.org or NRock@fhevs.org for tickets.
A block with the most food will win a donut party!!
All items will be placed in a box in A block and counted every Friday and then brought down to the office at the end of each week. Teachers will mark weekly total on the chart posted in the classroom. The holiday season is the busiest time of the year, so let’s help our Fairport food bank stock up for the winter!!
Suggested Items needed:
Cereal or crackers
Canned soups or stews
Meal starters (ex.Mac & cheese)
Canned tomato products
Treat items (cake/brownies/fruit snacks)
We hope to see you at Harding High School to celebrate Harbor Holidays!
At Harding, there will be:
Chinese Auction (Winners drawn at 2:30)
Kids’ Corner Coloring Table
Music by FH Band Students
Yummy Cabbage and noodles!
Lots of vendors plus music and dance performances by Harding students!
Fairport Dance Academy will perform in the auditorium @ 3 pm.
Come out and join us!
The Grinch and Max are stopping at McKinley Elementary during Fairport’s Harbor Holidays 11am-3pm on Saturday, Dec. 2!
❖ Come make a craft
❖ Take a selfie
❖ Bid on an auction basket
❖ Buy something from your favorite vendors!
(some include Scentsy, LulaRoe, and Pampered Chef)
50% of your order will support McKinley's Fifth Grade Camp! Please join us for this event! Thank you!
What? Parent Advisory Council is comprised of parent representatives from each school. They meet with the principals and other district staff on a monthly basis during the school year to discuss a variety of topics, share information and broaden understanding of school-related issues.
Where? Fairport Harbor Public Library
When? Monthly - Next Meeting: December 18, 2017 @ 6 pm
-Identify common needs and goals among the parents of students enrolled in Fairport Harbor School and facilitate strategies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their respective school’s parent organizations.
-Provide the principals with feedback and insight from the parent’s perspective
-Bring to the principal’s attention existing and emerging issues expressed by parents at the school they represent.
-Serve as an advisory, not a decision-making body, that makes recommendations, encourages brainstorming and provides opportunities for parent involvement on committees and task forces.
-Facilitate communication between and among the parents and parent organizations from different district schools
-Serve as a forum for sharing innovations and best practices from around the district.
Bring in your donations during the month of December - 2017
Donations are being collected!
Socks * Gloves * Pillows * Hair Products
Childrens clothes – Baby * Toddler (all sizes)
Board Games * Toiletry * Deodorant
Toothpaste/Brushes * Nail Remover
Cleaning Supplies * Toys * Snacks
Drop off (new) items to Mrs. Jurick
Items will be collected through Jan 5, 2018
Our FHS Bowling program has had great success with state tournament appearances 4 out of the last 5 years, including both the boys and girls last season. Just getting there is an outstanding feat but it is a significant goal of our bowling team to not only make an appearance at the state tournament, but to compete for that elusive state championship. Good luck to all of our bowlers as they continue to do the work necessary to achieve that goal.
Congratulations to Head Coach Jerry Rich on this outstanding achievement!
By Tawana Roberts, The News-Herald
POSTED: 10/27/17, 11:52 AM EDT
Over a dozen schools in Lake and Geauga counties are being recognized for their successful implementation of Ohio Positive Behavioral Inventions and Supports.
These schools will be honored at the 2017 Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Showcase on Nov. 30.
According to The State Support Team Region 4, the award winners demonstrated extraordinary leadership of implementation efforts, creative problem solving and innovative strategies.
By Jonathan Tressler, The News-Herald
POSTED: 10/10/17, 3:45 PM EDT
A brochure distributed by the Fairport Harbor Schools earlier in October highlights some of the district’s accomplishments over the 2016-17 school year.
The Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District Quality Profile arrived in area mailboxes during the week of Oct. 2.
“The purpose of the Quality Profile is to provide ‘the rest of the story,’ giving the Fairport Harbor community a report on how our schools are performing in the areas that matter most,” the publication’s cover reads. “The Fairport Harbor Board of Education believes schools should provide opportunities for students to pursue excellence in many forms. The education we provide goes far beyond what is measured by standardized tests.”
School Board President Mary Javins in an Oct. 10 phone interview said she’s seen lots of growth in the district in her time as a school official.
“I’ve been on the school board for 16 years and, in the last 10 to 12 years, we’ve added a lot of programs we haven’t had before, such as International Baccalaureate (candidacy at McKinley Elementary School), personalized learning and early college. That was the biggest thing and it’s blown up into our design lab,” Javins said, referring to the increasing number of students earning college credit while still in high school, along with the new space at Fairport Harding Middle/High School where project-based education takes place day in and day out at the school.
On November 15, Harding High School English 3 students hosted the first annual Stop the Hate Assembly. The stop the hate essay, sponsored by the Maltz Museum, was designed to create an understanding of people of other races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. The students who were invited to speak were selected for writing some of the best essays which addressed how they stood up to hate. We hope their presentations and the panel discussion helps our Harding students to become more aware, caring and kind students.
In picture - Panelists left to right: Chris Farmer, Zachary Holtz, Maria Savani, Maya Stupica, Liz Olvera
Click to read more - and coming soon - a video of the assembly created by Auburn Career Center's IMT students!
Both the Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Teams had scrimmages on Saturday, Nov. 11. Student Council volunteered their day to serve our Veterans in attendance. All veterans who were in attendance received a free hotdog, chips and drink.
The Harding Middle School and High School Student Council are partnering for the food drive war during the month of November and collecting items for Forbes House during the month of December. Please see a member of Student Council for more information!
Pictured is one of our Harding High School Parents and Navy Veteran Jeff Urban with Student Council members - click for more pictures!
Congrats to our 8th grade Scary Story Contest Winner Olivia Hoge-Massengill. Olivia participated in the 20th Annual Ghost Story Contest sponsored through Saugus.net. She won a t-shirt and has her work published on their website. Click for more information!
In picture: Gabbie Carlson with her mom Stacy and dad Karl next to Nathan Hale, 3rd Vice Commander at American Legion Post 336.
Gabbie Carlson recently entered an essay in the Americanism and Government essay contest sponsored by the American Legion Post 336 through her history class with Mrs. Messenger. The essay topic was: "What does it mean to be a veteran?"
Mr. Nathan Haley, 3rd Vice Commander of Post 336, came to Harding High School on October 31st to announce the results of this essay contest. Gabbie's essay was selected as the winning entry! You can read her winning essay here.
Gabbie read her essay out loud during a school assembly.
All are invited to attend a celebration of her accomplishment on Saturday, Nov. 11th @ Post 336 @ 7 pm to hear Gabbie read her essay and receive her prize of a $100 savings bond. Congrats Gabbie on your accomplishment!
Here is some up to date information on our Harding High School Student Council and NHS. NHS just completed 140 Halloween treat bags for Lake County Council on Aging. Treat bags are distributed to Senior Citizens and homebound residents in Lake County. Many thanks to the NHS students and giving back to the community. FHS Student Council will be partnering with the Middle School Student Council to collect items for Forbes House, a woman's battered shelter located in Painesville during the month of December. For more information, please contact Mrs. Bidlack.