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McKinley Elementary Open House August 21, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
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A bridge program designed to transition new Kindergarten students to the academic and social expectations in Kindergarten.
Ohio was awarded a $35 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The three-year grant focuses on serving the greatest numbers of students living in poverty, students with disabilities, English learners and students identified as having reading difficulties. The grant builds on Ohio’s commitment to ensuring all students have the reading skills needed to succeed in education and life.
“We are excited to partner with Riverside, Perry, The Lake County Educational Service Center, and Lake Erie College to develop a comprehensive literacy plan to improve outcomes for our students across our collective districts. This generous award will allow us to specifically target literacy outcomes for our middle and high school students” said Jennifer Polak, the District’s Director of Pupil-Personnel. “It was a great pleasure to work with the other districts in writing this grant and we are honored to have the opportunity to improve our curriculum and teaching practices to ensure that our students have the reading skills necessary to achieve success!”
The grant, submitted by the consortium, addressed students from birth to twelfth grade. The award from ODE, however, will fund activities and professional development for content teachers of middle and high school students to assist them in implementing effective, research based literacy strategies in all classes.”
“Reading is the foundational skill that ultimately allows us to learn more, and through this application process, we were able to see the great work happening in Ohio’s schools,” added Paolo DeMaria, state superintendent of public instruction. “These Striving Readers grants put crucial resources directly into classrooms across the state, and we’re excited to work with awardees to improve outcomes for Ohio’s most vulnerable children.”
By Chris Lillstrung, The News-Herald
POSTED: 05/02/18, 12:15 PM EDT
Fairport’s Greig Field was again honored by Pioneer Athletics with a 2017 Fields of Excellence Award.
This is the seventh time Greig Field has received this plaudit.
According to a news release, Fields of Excellence “honors outstanding athletic fields and the hard working field crews who diligently maintain them.”
Created in 1997, the program has honored more than 1,000 fields across the country.
College, universities, high schools and parks and recreation departments submit pictures of the fields, along with letters of recommendation and application forms describing their field maintenance program.
From those this year, 91 winners were selected by Pioneer Athletics.
Greig Field was one of 13 winners in Ohio, along with Convoy Crestview, Elida, Fort Loramie, Galion, Berlin Hiland, Lexington, Lorain, West Lafayette Ridgewood, Spencerville and Elmore Woodmore at the high school level and Xavier University.
Fairport will get a certificate of recognition and banner for the award.
April 24, 2018
Please click the image or article title to learn more about how Fairport has been honored for the past 7 years and is in the Fields of Excellence Club!
CLEVELAND, March 23, 2018 – The Lubrizol Corporation, in partnership with the Lake County Educational Service Center (ESC), announces the teacher team of Russ Messer, Jerry Hites, Paul Conn, Sheila Felix, Tim Hlousek, Sarah Murphey and Susan Tenon as the winner of the annual Lubrizol Lake County STEM Teacher Award. The "Hooked on Education" team led by Russ Messer, a STEM teacher at Fairport Harding High School, was selected for their innovative, interdisciplinary project-based lessons that engage students with personalized learning and connections to the real-world.
As recipient of the award, the "Hooked on Education" team will receive $5,000 for STEM-related teaching expenses of the teams choice, and team leader Russ Messer will receive sponsorship to attend the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) Teachers, Industry and Environment (TIE) Conference. In addition, Fairport Harding High School will receive an award of $5,000 for STEM equipment.
Addressing the Fairport Harbor Schools Board of Education, administration and community members, Julie Edgar, corporate vice president of innovation and chief sustainability officer for Lubrizol, honored the team by highlighting their innovative unit entitled "The Sky's the Limit". This unit is an interdisciplinary collaboration between an English and physics class to design, create and test water-fueled bottle rockets and launchers in the context of the themes of tenacity, dreams and the importance of education from Homer Hickam's memoir, Rocket Boy. During her remarks, Edgar stated, "I would like to recognize the team for promoting innovation in teaching and education, and in providing students the opportunities to learn in ways that match their interests, skills and talents. I applaud them all for their commitment and passion, and for making such a positive impact in their students' lives."
By Steve Couch, For The News-Herald
POSTED: 03/14/18, 10:20 AM EDT
The Fairport Harbor Schools Theatre Department is proud to present “The Addams Family” this weekend under second-year director Johnathan Luster.
Performances are at 7 p.m. March 16-17, and 2 p.m. March 18 in the Branthoover Auditorium at Fairport Harding High School. Tickets are $5 per person on a first-come, first-served basis at the door or pre-sale at the high school office.
Doors open one hour before curtain, and seating is 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. The show runs approximately 2 ½ hours with a 15 minute intermission, and light refreshments will be available. Information can be found at www.fhevs.org or contact Harding High School at 440-354-5400.
As an added bonus, kids can come early to enjoy free crafts, photo props, and are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Addams Family member. You might even be able to get a signed autograph and your picture taken with your favorite character after the show!
In the small world of Fairport Harbor, a production this size requires a community effort, and indeed that is what they have done here by fielding a cast that utilizes students from the high school, middle school and elementary school.
“I’m encouraged by some of the young, strong, musical talent I have seen in Fairport already this year,” Luster writes, “with the assistance of choreographer and Fairport chemistry teacher, Dr. Erin Allen, who has infused the show with some energetic dance numbers to delight the audience.“
Luster also works with kindergarten teacher Jennifer Dubeansky, as the music director. Costumes, make-up, lights, sound and set design have all been touched by students in the show.
Don’t skip this positively ooky production this weekend.
The 12th Annual Inspiring Excellence-Hamilton Award Dinner was held Tuesday May 29th at the Fairport Harbor Senior Center. The top 10 Seniors were invited to write essays about their most inspiring teacher or coach. The essays were randomly numbered and judged by the Fairport Academic Boosters. One thousand dollars in scholarships were given to the winners. Essay writers and their families gathered with community members to celebrate heartfelt essays and inspirational messages. Thank you to Frankie’s Catering for the wonderful meal, Chris Yano and the Fairport Harbor Senior Center, Mayor Manross, Fire Chief Bob Lloyd and the Board of Education for supporting Fairport Harbor Schools Inspiring Excellence.
$500 Aleena Hess was inspired by Mr. Nathan Yaussy
$250 Michela Hess was inspired by Mr. Chris Ruzin
$250 Kaitlin Childers was inspired by Mr. Timothy Hlousek
$250 Natalie Urban was inspired by Mr. Russ Messer
$250 Brittney Dougherty was inspired by Mr. Jerry Hites
Lindsey Benko was inspired by Coach Jerry Rich
Shelby Benko was inspired by Mr. Russ Messer
Alexis Denyer was inspired by Dr. Erin Allen
Sabrina Medves was inspired by Mr. Nathan Yaussy
“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident” A.P.J. Abdul
For the McKinley Science fair this year, we had 19 projects in grades 3-5 that were presented and judged on Thursday, May 10th, 2018. The winners were as follows: 1st place: Fiona Johnston (4th grade) 2nd place: Luke Connell (3rd grade) 3rd place: Kylie Durst and McKaylah Miner (4th grade) Honorable mention: Wyatt Slavkovsky (3rd grade). Our Family Science Night was well attended by students and their families where they got to participate in several science experiments and view all the students science fair projects. We would like to thank our volunteers: Angela Jarvis, Kelly Slovenkay, Maureen Boros, Raechel Baucco, Brenna Ruff and judges: Mary Javins and Sandra Budziak.
The Ohio Department of Education states that House Bill 113 has updated the first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) curriculum requirement under Ohio law to include specific training and curriculum guides. In order to meet these requirements for our students, we brought in Fairport's Own Chief Bob Lloyd to train our students. The students spent the morning learning how to save lives! CPR training and use of an AED were also covered in this very important training. Students were engaged and focused on the lessons graciously provided by the Fairport Fire Department Employees. Thank You Fairport Fire Department for supporting the students.
On May 8, 2018, our Fairport Drama Department performed scenes of the Spring Musical, The Addams Family and the Fall Play, Steel Magnolias.
Several students were honored at the Rotary Awards at Perry High School as well as the entire department winning Musical of the Year!
Well done students, staff and volunteers!
A special thank you to Mrs. Janet Merrick from the Fairport VFW for coming to Harding High School to present awards for the VFW Patriotic Art Contest! Congrats to Amelia Kapostasy on winning first place!! Pictured here with Amelia and Mrs. Merrick are the submissions who placed in the top four. They belong to Olivia Hulett, Brandy Ornelas, and Kaitlin Kilpatrick. Amelia's art is not pictured because it has been sent on to the state for judging. Good luck Amelia! Well done Harding High art students!
Our Spring 2018 Fair Poet Finalists all did a wonderful job on Friday, May 4, reading their poems! Our students wrote poems in their English classes on the theme of patience. They showed a lot of courage today performing in front of their peers. Well done Fair Poets!
Through the Auburn Career Center Culinary Program, Maria Sterringer (together with her partner Jesseca) won 2nd place in the state competition for culinary at the FCCLA for the category of product development!!! They made Lemon Blueberry Chia-Seed Muffins. This award makes Maria eligible for a scholarship to culinary school!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Congrats to our Fairport Harding High school students accepted at Auburn Career Center! We are committed to placing EVERY student on the path to their brightest future!! 😎☀️Pictured here are future classes of 2021 and 2020! #careerready #collegeandcareer #studentsatthecenter 🎓
Thank you to the American Chemical Society for sponsoring the first ever Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated poetry contest. Both Maria Sterringer and Morgan Braemer were honored on May 2, 2018 at the Young Scientists Awards Banquet at the Pine Ridge Country Club. Maria was the 9-12 grade winner and Morgan was the 6-8 grade winner. They each won $100 dollars and two tickets to the Cleveland Aquarium. Their work will be displayed on the ACS website. Congrats to our Fairport all-stars!
FHEVS is proud to celebrate student, Maria Sterringer, during the Law Day Breakfast at LaMalfa party center! Congrats to Maria for her winning essay written on the separation of powers in government! #skipperpride