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
Save the Date!
For those people that want pre-sale and are unable to get their tickets on Sunday, November 17th during Tech Sunday.
No tickets will be available or picked up directly at the High School office. Direct all callers to Mr. Luster Email: JLuster@fhevs.org
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
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.
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!
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 Article by Steve Hare:
Cody Paugh ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and he also threw for a score in leading Fairport Harding to a 45-6 win over visiting Richmond Heights in Friday’s Senior Night win.
“We’re proud of these seniors for their efforts tonight,” Fairport coach Cameron Ruff said. “They had a goal to win their Senior Night game and they accomplished that with a huge win over Richmond Heights. These seniors have led the way for this program to experience wins like these and we’re proud of their hard work.”
**Click to read the full article**
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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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.
Eight students from the FHS Marching Band performed with the Kent State Marching Band on Saturday, October 26th during their football game against Miami University.
Very proud of these kids! They arrived at 11:30 am to prepare for a
3:30 pm kick-off. They quickly learned the songs and logistics. They
performed at half-time with other school bands from around Ohio and
participated in the stand tunes during the game. It was cold, wet,
rainy and nasty...but they spent their free Saturday learning from the
KSU marching band students and did an amazing job!
Congratulations to Maria Sterringer a senior at Fairport Harding High for completing the Detroit Free Press Marathon on October 20, 2019. The 26.2-mile race route took her in and out of Canada twice. This was her first full marathon! Congratulations to Maria and her dad, Rick Sterringer for completing their first marathon!
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.