Please download and read our Parent Emergency Notification and School Closing Procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Fairport Harding High School took on a new initiative this year and developed a student inquiry design lab. We selected 35 students to educate in this new model. and we are pleased to announce we are hoping to expand the model for the 2017-2018 school year. Please download our letter here to learn more about this program.
Congrats! Mr. Luster is the 2017 Franklin B. Walter outstanding educator recipient. Thank you for all you do for our students and faculty.
Adler Team Sports is offering some great deals on Skipper Gear - Please click on the flyer for more information!
Only $10 to any Harding coach or front office saves your spot and pay the balance the day of the event.
Space is limited so get you and your team on the list before Friday
the 13th. We play rain, stars, or snow!
This general fundraiser benefits all Harding sports: Fall, winter, and spring! The funds raised help the Boosters to purchase uniforms, sponsor scholarships, and host end-of-season celebrations. We can’t do it without your support!
Interested in Volunteering? Sign up in the HS office.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Basketball Cheer Clinics and Tryouts.
1st Annual CVC Cheerleading Showcase
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Beachwood High School
25100 Fairmount Blvd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
Wear your school colors!!
Come support our cheerleaders and watch their brand new performance!!!
Check with Mrs. Jurick for more information about these upcoming college visits! The 20/20 College Trip this year is scheduled for Nov. 20-21.
Team seating is limited-Form your teams now!
One table seats 8 players. All ages are welcome and encouraged. All answers are submitted as a team on a secret ballot.
To reserve your ticket or ask questions call:
Helen Hadden at (440)354-2481 or
Renee Kazsmer at the FHS office at (440)354-3592
All proceeds support FHS Academic Boosters
Save the date for our Fall Play performed by our Fairport Harding High School Theater Department.
Dates: Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Times: 11am - 9pm
Please plan to attend Applebee's for our fifth-grade camp fundraiser!!
Please plan to attend - if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jurick, the high school counselor!
A brochure distributed by the Fairport Harbor Schools earlier in October highlights some of the district’s accomplishments over the 2016-17 school year.
The Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District Quality Profile arrived in area mailboxes during the week of Oct. 2.
“The purpose of the Quality Profile is to provide ‘the rest of the story,’ giving the Fairport Harbor community a report on how our schools are performing in the areas that matter most,” the publication’s cover reads. “The Fairport Harbor Board of Education believes schools should provide opportunities for students to pursue excellence in many forms. The education we provide goes far beyond what is measured by standardized tests.”
School Board President Mary Javins in an Oct. 10 phone interview said she’s seen lots of growth in the district in her time as a school official.
“I’ve been on the school board for 16 years and, in the last 10 to 12 years, we’ve added a lot of programs we haven’t had before, such as International Baccalaureate (candidacy at McKinley Elementary School), personalized learning and early college. That was the biggest thing and it’s blown up into our design lab,” Javins said, referring to the increasing number of students earning college credit while still in high school, along with the new space at Fairport Harding Middle/High School where project-based education takes place day in and day out at the school.
By Jonathan Tressler, The News-Herald
POSTED: 10/05/17, 9:37 PM EDT
If you ask Fairport Harding High/Middle School’s marching band director, Chris Ruzin, what the band is all about, he’ll likely tell you it’s all about the kids in the band.
The 38-year-old musician, who grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, said he’s less concerned about leading the band than he is about teaching his students how to become competent leaders and band members, themselves.
“I feel like you need to try to explain to students why you think the subject is important and why it can be meaningful in their lives,” Ruzin said in an Oct. 5 phone interview. “I don’t expect that they’re just into it right off the bat. So I try to get them to want to do it because it’s something that they can have fun with and it’s something that they can be proud of doing.”
He added that, “Even though they might not all be planning on making a career out of music, I want them to know it’s something they can do for the rest of their lives.”
Eighteen schools from Lake and Geauga County will be honored at the 2017 Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Showcase on November 30, 2017 for their successful implementation of PBIS. Recipient award winners demonstrated extraordinary leadership of implementation efforts, creative problem solving and innovative strategies.
Congratulations and special recognition to McKinley Elementary for earning a Gold Award. For additional information regarding Ohio’s PBIS efforts, visit the Ohio Department of Education's PBIS Web Page.
Each year, the State Support Team Region 4 along with the Lake County Education Service Center and Geauga County Education Service Center regionally hosts the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement and Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Awards Program for Lake and Geauga County.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
Outstanding Student Achievement - Erik Halstead
Franklin B. Walter - Mr. Johnathan Luster
Please join us in congratulating our Fair Poet Winners:
First - Morgan Braemer - "Just One Smile"
Second - Maya Hess - "If I Were"
Third - Jennifer Soria - "Strength"
Runner Ups - Zoe Ferris - "Real Strength"
Caleb Jones - "Strength is Smarts"
First - Rashawn Alston - "Rising Above the Dark"
Second - Lydia Shaw - "Resilience"
Third - Ashlynn Craft - "Be A Man"
Runner Up - Liz Olvera - "I See Strength Everyday"
Victoria Palmer - "Private Machines"
Owen Meachum - "The Strength of the People"
Emily Bradac - "Our Little Universe"
To read the poems by our Fair Poets, please click this announcement.