Dear Fairport Families,
We trust you are enjoying your summer so far. There has been a change in leadership at Fairport Harbor Schools for the coming school year. Attached is a message from Superintendent, Domenic Paolo explaining the changes.
We are so proud of all of the many great things going on in our school district. We know that change can be difficult, but purposeful change with clear goals for the benefit of students is never something to fear, but rather to embrace. Our Administration team are committed and dedicated to making this transition one that benefits students, staff, and community now and into the future.
Open Enrollment for Kindergarten is closed & Full for the 2019/2020 school year
Spring Screening Sessions have concluded.
If you live in Fairport Harbor, call the Board Of Education at 440-354-5400 ext 102 for registration information.
Residents-Click Here to register your student.
August 21 Screening 8:00-3:00 (ONLY BY APPOINTMENT if need further screening)
August 22 (Kindergarten Phase-In Girls ONLY) 8:20-3:00
August 23 (Kindergarten Phase-In Boys ONLY) 8:20-3:00
August 26 ALL Kindergarten students start – 8:00-3:00
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.
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.
Financial Aid Meeting for Seniors & Parents/Guardians 10-3-19 6:30 pm - 7pm
Harding Parent Teacher Conferences 10-23-19 5pm -8pm
Harding Parent Teacher Conferences 10-30-19 4pm-7pm
20/20 Trip Parent Meeting 10-30-19 5pm - 6 pm
CCP (College Credit Plus) Meeting 10-30-19 6pm-7pm
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
Welcome to the 2019/20 school year! We are fortunate that numerous travel opportunities are made available to students in grades 6-8. This year's trip for students will be to Washington DC, May 13-15, 2020. This three day/two night trip will be $460. Any interested student will be required to submit a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $120 NO LATER THAN September 24, 2019. After the initial deposit, four payments of $85 will be due October 22, November 19, January 14 and February 11. Checks can be made payable to the Fairport Harbor Board of Education and submitted to the high school office. If at any time you have any questions, please contact me by email at email@example.com.
Please sign up to receive updates and alerts regarding travel this year by texting @fhdc2020 to 81010
Lakeland Community College will be hosting a Fall Campus Visit Day on Friday November 1, 2019, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m!
A postcard will be going to the homes of area high school juniors and seniors inviting them and their parents to attend. We also plan to have posters advertising this visit day to the high schools as soon as possible. Some schools may have already received their posters. Please also consider adding this event to your daily announcements and newsletters.
This session will be full of great information for your students and their parents, including:
An opportunity to meet with program representatives
Lakeland Community College and Holden University Center overview
How to pay for college
I have attached a copy of the event flier. Registration is required and seating is limited. Students can register online at www.lakelandcc.edu/visit.
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No School Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, or Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Classes resume Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
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
No School today in celebration of Presidents' Day!
Paugh, Schuster have their way in win over Brooklyn
By Steve Hare -October 12, 2019
Brooklyn scored first in Friday’s Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division contest at Fairport Harding on Friday but the Skippers dominated from there and beat the Hurricanes, 47-7.
“These kids made a statement this week,” Fairport coach Cameron Ruff said. “This was a must-win game and the kids rose to the challenge.”
The Homecoming win was the first for the Skippers in many years and they did it in impressive fashion.
“I’m most proud of our kids’ focus during their homecoming game and their response to Brooklyn going up 7-0 in the first quarter,” Ruff said. “Rather than become upset with each other after giving up a long score, they regrouped, communicated, and played their best football by scoring 47 unanswered points.”
Jamiar Tate opened the scoring with a 57-yard touchdown run to give Brooklyn a short-lived 7-0 lead.
Justice Bartley hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass from Sam Schuster but the Skippers failed to convert the two-point conversion and trailed 7-6.
Cody Paugh’s 67-yard touchdown run and Schuster’s two-point conversion gave Fairport a 14-7 lead it would not relinquish.
Paugh finished the night with 26 carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns. His career night was set up by the work of the offensive line.
“Our offensive line of Martin Mendoza, Mike Voiles, Quentin Piotrowksi, Deano Spiesman, Noah Greene, and Dillon Knesebeck put the team on their back and blocked great all night,” Ruff said. “They made room for our running backs all night and provided ample time for Sam to throw.”
Schuster added touchdown runs of 3 and 11 yards in the second quarter and a 21-yarder in the third quarter. Paugh scored on runs of 10 yards in the third quarter and a 48-yarder in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring.
“This was Fairport’s first homecoming win in a long time,” Ruff said. “These kids deserve every minute of this victory because they played their hearts out.”
Fairport's long journey pays off with 50-0 win
BY TIM SHIRER
Back in August prior to the start of the high school football season Fairport was informed by Saint John that Saint John was playing eight man football this season. Fairport was not interested in the eight-man format, so the game was cancelled. Fairport Athletic Director Sandra Knight searched for a game. The only week three game she could find was out of state in Morgantown, West Virginia against the Trinity Christian Warriors. The Skippers made the three-and-a-half-hour trek to mountains in Morgantown and the Warriors were gracious host. But in the end the talented Skippers football team lead by head coach Cameron Ruff was to much for the Warriors and the Skippers prevailed in a shut out 50-0.
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CVC Article By: By Steve Hare -August 31, 2019
Fairport Harding used a balanced offense and stout defense to open the 2019 season with a 32-6 win over visiting Newbury on Friday.
Sam Schuster completed all five of his passes for 155 yards and one touchdown and the Skippers ran for 226 yards as a team.
“Our coaching staff is extremely proud of these kids for their efforts all winter and spring,” Fairport coach Cameron Ruff said. “Their hard work in the weight room has paid dividends for these kids in their development as football players and people. Their added strength has allowed us to block and tackle much better than we’ve done in the past. That showed tonight. We blocked and tackled with and executed the game plan.”
Cody Paugh led the ground game with 11 carries for 97 yards while Schuster added 64 yards on 10 carries. Jayden Alston carried three times for 41 yards and a score and Josiah Cooper scampered for 24 yards on five carries.
“Our offensive line brought great effort tonight,” Ruff said. “They paved the way for our running backs and provided time for our pass plays to get open. Quentin Piotrowski, Martin Mendoza, Dominic Knesebeck, Mike Voiles, Ethan Whitt, and Noah Greene did great blocking tonight. Sam Schuster ran with power and Cody Paugh averaged over nine yards per carry.”
The Skippers were equally effective in the passing game where Schuster spread out his five passes to four different receivers.
Justice Bartley caught one pass for 72 yards and a score, Damon Yahner hauled in one for 45 yards and Paugh had a 10-yard reception. Dillon Knesebeck recorded two catches for 38 yards.
Fairport’s defense shut down Newbury’s offense thanks in large part to six takeaways.
Bartley and Tai Malone both picked off a pair of passes.
Whitt led the defense with eight tackles and Dominic Knesebeck finished with three stops, a fumble recovery a blocked field goal and a defensive touchdown.
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Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Jessica Hibbard 00'
Steven Tokar 85'
Skip Lakia 73'
1961 Fairport Track Team State Runners-up
Friday, Sept 20-Hall of fame inductees will attend an assembly at Harding High, be introduced at Greig Field at 6:15.
Saturday, Sept 21 is the Induction Ceremony & Hall of Fame Banquet at the Fairport Harbor VFW at 6:00 pm Tickets are $25.00 each
Contact Scott Hribar at SHribar@fhevs.org for more information
PHOTOS: Fairport vs. Southington football scrimmage, Aug. 22, 2019
By Coleen Moskowitz
Photos from the Fairport vs. Southington football scrimmage, Aug. 22, 2019
Click for the link to see all 40 photos.
8th-grade students traveled to Perry HS today to listen to motivational youth speaker David J. Flood.
Leadership Lake County sponsored this event and invited every student in Lake County to hear this message.
Students had three challenges issues today:
1. Look on the inside
2. Find 2 adults in your school, look them in the eye and say thank you.
3. No one eats alone.
Flood told many stories about his life, family, children and challenged students to include others, show up for others and challenges student to look at yourself to see if you are the same person around your friends. His message to youth today was to be true to yourself, love others and include others.
Thank you to our amazing Fairport Harbor Fire Department for spending two days this week in our classrooms teaching fire safety to our kiddo's. The students had a wonderful time learning about fire safety and seeing the fire truck. Be sure to have your child complete their fire "homework". The homework project is to sleep with their bedroom door closed. By sleeping with a bedroom door closed, you can significantly reduce the spread of smoke, heat, and fire if a fire should start in a home.
About 600 students from 15 Lake County high schools spent time at Madison High School on October 3, 2019, learning about manufacturing and participated in many hands-on exhibits and spoke with companies in Lake County about the manufacturing industry.
Special thanks to Madison High School for hosting.
Fairport students enjoyed the day and many said they were surprised to see how many opportunies and jobs are available from big companies in Lake County.
Overwhelmed 💙⚓🌍 by our amazing school! McKinley families and their community collected 569 pairs of socks for Sub Zero Mission... thank you to everyone who participated in helping those in our community💗. So proud of the young leaders! Mrs. Adamic's 3rd grade class won the contest collecting over 220 pairs of socks 😍. Mrs. Adamic's class has chosen an animal for the McKinley PTO to adopt in their class' name from Penn Glenn Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and will have VIP seating at an all school assembly with their adopted animal. A special thank you to our IB ambassadors for counting and keeping track of the donations as they came in.
Thank you to the Fairport football team, band and cheerleaders for coming to McKinley Friday for a special assembly. Our kiddo's had a great time listening to the band, watching the flags and majorettes and cheering along with our fabulous FHS cheerleaders! The staff enjoyed looking at the adoring looks in the kids eyes as they shook hands with football players. These high school students were terrific role models for our students and showed so much kindness to all of them! I couldn't help but smile as I overheard our kids talk about growing up and being cheerleaders, football players and the "big drum boy". A great time was had by all.
Proud To Be An American
Thank you to Angelica Soto Serna for her service to our country! She came to McKinley Friday to see her daughters after a lengthy deployment. Students and staff were honored to thank her for helping to keep all of us safe.