Congratulations to our very own Nathan Yaussy for being awarded $25,000 and title of Ohio Milken Educator Award Winner for 2019!
We are very excited to officially announce that McKinley has been AUTHORIZED to offer the Primary Years Program as an International Baccalaureate World School! As the first IB World School in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties we are proud to offer this prestigious program to our school community.
November 4, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 20, 2019
January 13, 2019
February 14, 2020
April 9, 2020
Teacher work days-Students do not report to Fairport
Winter Break Details
Friday, Dec. 20. 2019-Teacher work day- No school for students
Monday, December 23, 2019, through January 3, 2019
Classes resume Monday, January 6, 2020
Students in grades 9-12 only.
January 9, 2020 regular schedule in the morning, C & D block are finals (if you do not have a C or D block Final-You may leave school)
January 10, 2020- A & B Block are finals (if you do not have an A or B block final you may leave school).
MAKE-UPS- January 10, 2020 - Make up finals if you were absent on January 9, 2020.
*Please note- Students in grades 6-8 are required to be here all day on January 9 & January 10.
The lunch room will be open during all lunch periods as usual.
The MCORE Foundation to Provide Cardiac Screening Opportunity for
Fairport Harding High School on January 23, 2020
Why Preventative Heart Screenings for Youth Ages 12-22?
Fairport Harding High School Parents and Community,
Each year over 400,000 people are affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is not a heart attack but an electrical malfunction of the heart that causes it to stop suddenly. Sudden cardiac arrest is often called the silent killer as you or your child could have an abnormality that goes undetected and without any recognizable symptoms until it is too late.
The mission of the MCORE Foundation is providing communities with education about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), symptoms and family history in hopes to prevent these tragedies from happening in our communities. Our education program works in conjunction with a high level mobile cardiac unit that provides preventative baseline heart screenings for children ages 12-22.
Our mobile screening unit partners with schools, hospitals, and foundations to provide convenient and dependable heart screenings that otherwise would not be available.
Our mobile cardiac unit will be at Fairport Harding High School on Thursday, January 23, 2020
All MCORE Foundation screenings include:
• An ECG and limited Echo test performed by registered cardiac sonographers
• Results read by our team of pediatric and general cardiologists
• Images stored within your secured account for future access or to send to your medical provider.
Each test is approximately 10-12 minutes and you may use your healthcare spending account or flex care spending account for the payment. *Should you require financial assistance please contact us.
To learn more about the MCORE Foundation, get involved with our mission, or to donate please visit us at: www.mcorefoundation.org
Blood Drive at Harding High School
9 AM to 2:00 PM
Staff will greet you at the student entrance/gym door.
Contact Jerry Hites at JHites@fhevs.org or Principal Rumbarger at KRumbarger@fhevs.org for more information.
Jesse Srpan, a 2009 Auburn welding graduate and owner
of Raw Iron Choppers, is offering the first-ever back to
back weekend TIG welding motorsports class!
Learn professional TIG welding skills and fabrication techniques from tube bending/frame building, sheet metal work and exhaust fabrication.
Saturday, February 8 & February 22
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We ask that you arrive no later than 8:30
COST: $300 Per Student
Students will need to wear work boots, long pants
and long sleeves. Students also need to bring a welding helmet and
welding gloves and safety glasses.
Note: This class is geared to the home welder up to the experienced welder.
No School today in celebration of Presidents' Day!
Please download our 2018-2019 Fairport Harbor Schools Quality Profile
Please download our Fairport Harbor Schools Quality Profile (2017-2018).
You can also review Quality Profile (2016-2017).
We hope you enjoy our video about Fairport Harbor Schools!
Michael Rentz was one of the News-Herald Players of the Week 12/5/19.
On the lanes, Led the Skippers to a first-place finish at the St. Ignatius Wildcat Classis with a 635 series. Recorded the second-highest series of the tournament and earned all-tournament honors.
Congratulations Michael Rentz!
FAIRPORT HARBOR – A school assembly at Fairport Harding High to welcome State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria Nov. 8 turned into a special surprise, especially for science teacher Nathan Yaussy.
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Fairport young but hopeful
November 18, 2019
Fairport Harding returns three starters and five others with varsity experience leaving the Skippers hopeful to show vast improvement from last season.
With just two seniors on the squad and six sophomores expected to play key minutes, the Skippers remain young but have the potential to be competitive this winter.
“We are very young and a work in progress, especially after the tough season we had last year,” ninth-year head coach Matt Cardina said. “However, we have matured on and off the court so I feel we have a strong potential to grow a lot this year and begin to learn how to win.”
What the Skippers lack in size they make up for with their speed and Cardina plans to use that quickness to his advantage.
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Congratulations to Mr. Nathan Yaussy Science Teacher for winning the 2019 Milken Award-Known as "The Oscars of Teaching". Click to read more & see photos.
Thank you to the Fairport Harbor Police Department, Sgt. Eric Miller, Fairport Harbor Fire Department, Painesville Police Department, Grand River Police and Grand River Fire Department for conducting our staff ALICE training refresher on Monday November 5, 2019. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our students, staff and community safe!
CVC Leadership and Sportsmanship Conference today for our Skipper athletes.
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This year's event took place at Case Western Reserve, which was orchestrated by Mr. Hlousek.
The kids love this event. We were expecting a lot of snow on Tuesday, and I had several kids tell me on Monday after school that they did not want a snow day because of Model UN. That's dedication!
Thank you, students, for representing Fairport Harbor Schools, you all looked very professional.
Senior Hannah Babbitt and Junior Faith Tully played in an all star volleyball game 11/9/19 at Ursuline College in Ohio Varsity's Underclassmen Showcase and Senior Slam. Thank you to Varsity volleyball coach Kate Selleny for nominating them, going to the game and supporting them. Tons of Skipper fans and families were there. This is a positive memory for our student-athletes! Well done!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Fish Fry.
We appreciate Joe Longo for donating food and cooking all of the fish, stop into Longo's have a nice Italian Dinner & say THANKS!
Dave Hall, of Top Flight Charters, has a tremendous amount of patience for our Hooked on Education students! He teaches our students how to cast, reel and clean the fish. He shows kindness and care when they get a bit seasick and always has a positive attitude. Every charter this year the students "limited out"-so he finds the fish too!
Dr. Paolo, Mr. Hites & Mr. Messer have all gone out fishing this year with different groups of students, we are not clear on who caught the biggest fish, but several students received "Fish Ohio" certificates.
Chris Yano at the senior center went over and above to help with this event, her helpfulness and patience as we take over for the afternoon should be commended!
We appreciate the support of the Board of Education, Mary Javins, Linda Cope, Amy Hites, William Lukshaw, and Anna Coll, as well as the teachers and staff at Fairport Schools. Huge Thank you to Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Rumbarger and Mrs. Polak for serving and jumping in to help where needed.
Gabby Palmer is taking a Creative Writing course at Lakeland this Semester. For their first assignment, they were asked to write fictional poetry, any style. Gabby wrote several free verse poems. Her professor was so impressed that he submitted the poems to the campus magazine and they were published in the Fall Edition of "The Lakelander". Attached are copies of her published poems.
The "Red Houses" poem is based on her experience with a play she did at FHS many years ago, called "SISU is in the Heart" with Park Cofield about his family from Finland. The story and the people she met through that process had a huge impact on her.
Her poem, "Humiliation", speaks for itself.
Skippers Inc sold t-shirts designed by our Entrepreneurial Class and Zoe Ferris at the fish fry. Awesome job all the way around. $10 per custom shirt.