Dear Skipper Families,
In Fairport Harbor, student safety is always our top priority. When our region receives a blast of winter weather it is often accompanied questions about school closing in the event of dangerous conditions.
The decision regarding school closures begins early and involves multiple factors:
Parents can always choose to keep their children home if they truly feel there is a weather-related safety risk. These absences will be recorded as excused, with make-up work provided to the student, if the Superintendent designates the day as a Severe Weather Day in the school district.
Please do not hesitate to contact the district if you require additional information in this regard.
Domenic Paolo, Ph.D.
Congrats! Mr. Luster is the 2017 Franklin B. Walter outstanding educator recipient. Thank you for all you do for our students and faculty.
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.
We hope you can join us for this track and softball fundraiser. Please contact any track player or softball player for tickets. Please contact Coach Hribar or Coach Reed if you have any questions! 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and concessions available. See you there Skippers!
Fairport Skippers Baseball & Softball Fundraiser
16oz Souvenir Glass
Please email Coach Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-725-0294
or email Coach Reed at email@example.com
Checks made payable to Fairport Baseball
We will be taking orders through February.
Enjoy yourself and support our cause at a special fundraising event for:
Fairport Harbor 5th Grade Camp
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Store: 9571 Mentor Ave. Mentor Ohio
Show your Blaze cashier this flyer prior to paying - Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to our organization.
State law requires that schools administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all grade 11 students.
Fairport Harding Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, Feb. 27th.
All juniors report to Harding High School on Feb. 27th at 7:45 am.
All other Harding Middle/High School students will report to school at 12:30 pm.
Harding will follow a modified class schedule on Feb. 27th.
All students will report to their C Block after picking up their Chromebook. Students will follow the regular schedule for the remainder of the school day.
12:30 - 1:04 C Block
1:07 - 2:27 D Block
2:30 - 3:05 E Block
Any questions, please contact Harding Testing Coordinator Mr. Colbert @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss the Fairport Harbor Theater present The Addams Family!
Dates: March 16, March 17 and March 18
Location: Branthoover Auditorium
329 Vine Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Show times: TBD
Any questions, please contact the Drama Director: JJ Luster at email@example.com
Special thanks to the American Legion Post 336 Painesville for the honor guard ceremony prior to the FHS Boys Basketball game on February 2, 2018. It was a great collaboration between boys basketball and student council along with the FHS band, FHS Cheerleaders, Junior Class Stand, FHS Art Department and Athletic Director.
Coach Cardina added to the fun evening by providing a raffle basket and candy treats for the crowd.
The Fairport School District would like to extend their respect to all the men and women in the military that devote their time to the safety of our country at home and away.
On January 18th, 2018 teachers from FHEVS High School, Middle and Elementary School participated in a Professional Development opportunity at Auburn Career Center through the Northern Ohio Research and Training Technology Hub (NORT2H). They used their amazing skills to build an AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX for our students!!
Congratulations to the Five Fairport Harbor Harding High School students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Auburn Career Center on January 31, 2018.
Sofyea Bailey-Culinary Arts 2
Autumn Bodenstadt-Patient Care Technician 1
Shy Bodenstadt-Allied Health Technology 1
Nicholas Fazekas-Electrical Engineering Prep 2
Hannah Hulett-Allied Health Technology 1
On Thursday, January 25th, McKinley Elementary held it’s annual District Spelling Bee. Participants from Grades 3-5 who won their classroom spelling bees earned a spot in the District Spelling Bee held in McKinley’s Gymnasium. Our twelve McKinley students did an excellent job showcasing them spelling aptitudes. After about 50 minutes of competitive spelling rounds, Fifth Grader, Lily Elmore was the last speller standing and winner of the 2018 McKinley District Spelling Bee. Lily will be attending the Lake County Spelling Bee held on February 22nd from 7:00-9:00 at the Auburn Career Center Presentation Center. In the case of a snow day, a backup date has been held for February 27, 2018 at 7:00pm. The winner from the Lake County Spelling Bee will proceed to the Tri-County Spelling Bee which will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Kirtland Public Library at 9:30am. Way to go Lily Elmore! We are very proud of this young scholar!
Fairport Girls Basketball players have been busy collecting sponsors for the past few weeks in preparation for their Annual Hoopin' For a Cure Event, which took place on February 9, 2018 in the Fairport Harding High School Gymnasium. Students from McKinley also participated in this event.
Each player shot 100 free throws and then tallied their results. Sponsors could donate a lump sum to the cause or sponsor a player based on the number of shots they made.
Thank you to Brickhouse Pizza who donated all of the pizza for the players for the event. Another thank you to all the parents and families who came to support the players as they shot their free throws!
One fourth grader from McKinley, named Allie, raised almost $400 for the good cause to help a local family fight cancer.
The total amount being raised is still to be determined and once all the donations are tallied, we will update you on the website.
Check out www.fhevs.org/athletics or on our Fairport Harding Athletics Facebook group for some video footage from the event!
Students at McKinley and Harding took part in Start with Hello Week. Start with Hello Week teaches students the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classrooms, school, and community. Students at Harding placed friendly notes on each other's lockers. Students at Mckinley participated in Hero day. Thank you to everyone who took part in this week's events to create a more inclusive school community and make a new friend at school.
This year, five of our Harding High School art students were selected to participate in the Umbrella Project sponsored by LEAF (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation) It is a Fine Arts Curriculum Enhancement project for upper-level high school art students. It is a non-profit global children's art initiative. Its mission it to teach students they can make a difference. Using a theme that inspires creativity, students paint on white, blank umbrellas. Money raised will fund student scholarships and LEAF's Resource Center. Eight High Schools participated and included Willoughby's Fine Arts Association. Entries are judged by a panel of community artists. First place winners receive a $1,500 scholarship. 2nd place-$1,000 scholarship and 3rd place-$500 scholarship. This years theme was "Music tells my story and Our Community."
An open house was held at Lake Erie College where all submitted umbrellas were judged and made it to the 2nd round. Caitlin Potter represented FHS by making it into the top 50 student entries. A benefit Auction and Raffle will take place at the Great Lakes Mall Thursday 4/26, 2018 at 5:00 pm. At this time students will be awarded their scholarships. Congratulations to all of our students who submitted designs and especially to Caitlin Potter who placed in the top fifty!
Parents & Board Members were invited to observe a ballet class on January 10th, 2018. During the Fall semester, 24 middle school students enrolled in ballet, a new course offered at Harding. This elective, designed for beginners, introduced students to basic movement, vocabulary and French terminology. Attention was paid to proper body alignment, coordination of movements, as well as the discipline and structure that are the pillars of any ballet class. Each class followed the traditional ballet class format, beginning at the barre and then continuing with exercises in the center. An introduction to choreographic elements was also taught, with students choreographing their own, original dances. The semester culminated with an open class to which families and staff members were invited to observe and share in a celebration of the accomplishments of each of the students. Dr. Erin Allen is the Ballet Teacher.
Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Fair Poet Winners:
High School - Grades 9-12
1st Place - Rylie Erb
2nd Place - Victoria Palmer
3rd Place - Breanna Cremeans
Middle School - Grades 6-8
1st Place - Owen Meacham
2nd Place - Samantha Collins
3rd Place - Samantha Yowell
To read all of the poems by the Fair Poet Finalists, please click the image to the left!
Grades 6-8 Fair Poet Finalists (Left to Right) (Top Picture)
Morgan Braemer Grade 8 “Lost”
Samantha Yowell Grade 7 “The Beauty of Technology”
Samantha Collins Grade 8 “Mask of Lies”
Owen Meacham Grade 7 “Cassini”
Mia King Grade 7 “Record and Watch”
Grades 9-12 Fair Poet Finalists (Left to Right) (Bottom Picture)
Jesus Chavez Grade 12 “Mi Poesia!”
Victoria Palmer Grade 11 “Dystopia”
Angie Gutekunst Grade 11 “Technology (Click, Click, Click)”
Breanna Cremeans Grade 10 “Technology (It’s Popular)”
Rylie Erb Grade 10 “Why me?”
Congratulations to our Patriot's Pen Essay Winners:
1st place: Morgan Braemer
2nd place: Emily Luke
3rd place: Natalie Gladding
Representatives from the VFW Post 7754 came to present awards to each of these students for their winning essays. Commander Kalal, President of the Essay Contests Mr. Sherwood and VFW Secretary Janet Merrick were here at the school to present awards.
The theme for this year's contest was: America's Gift to My Generation.
There were just over 70 essays submitted from grades 6-8 from just Fairport Harding Jr. High to the local VFW Post 7754. Mrs. Merrick shared the great news that 8th grader Morgan Braemer's first-place essay has placed third in the district and has moved on to the state competition.
We wish Morgan Braemer the best as her essay advances to the next round of judging and are very proud of her accomplishments!!
Congrats again to all of our essay winners.
Click the image to read the winning essays!
Congratulations to our Voice of Democracy Winners
1st place: Maya Hess
2nd place: Adam Wilson
3rd place: Angie Gutekunst
Just under 50 high school students competed in the Voice of Democracy speech contest this year. Students in grades 9-12 had to write a speech and then record it. Auburn Career Center's IMT students came to Fairport earlier in October and then created the audio recordings on CDs for our students to submit to the Fairport VFW.
Thank you to all who participated and shared their opinions on America's Future!
Well done to our three high school speech winners!
Around September of next school year, please be on the lookout for next year's annual VFW Voice of Democracy contest and be sure to submit yours!
Click the image to read the winning speeches!