Dear Parents or Guardians,
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! It's time to complete the required Annual Update process for the 2018-19 school year! There is no paperwork involved. This process works best on a PC or laptop. Visit our website, fhevs.org, and log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, and click the ONLINE REGISTRATION link at the bottom left of the page. If you do not have a parent portal account, a letter was mailed with instructions on how to set one up. Contact the Board Office or your school office at 440-354-5400, with questions.
Please Note: We MUST have this information on the first day of school in order for your child to start. YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO START SCHOOL WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION ON FILE.
Thank you for your cooperation!
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 will come out this Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm and dunk a few of our teachers, staff and principals! All proceeds will benefit our Fairport Band Boosters and their quest for new marching band uniforms. See you there!
This year for our Apple Orchard visit, we will run a PBiS challenge similar to our Christmas Tree Challenge. In order to select the class that will join the Golden Fork winner and attend the field trip to Wests’ Orchard, we are going to have an Apple Tree Challenge. Beginning Monday, September 10th and running through Friday, September 21st, classes will have the opportunity to earn apples to place on a “tree” that will be posted outside of your classroom. Below is an explanation of how students will be able to earn the apples. On Monday, September 24th, the class with the most apples will be identified and invited to attend the field trip to Wests’ Orchard on, Friday, September 28th. Permission slips will be sent home, Monday, September 24th and are to be returned by Wednesday, September 26th.
How to Earn the Apples
Lunch Time: At the end of each lunch session, the monitors will determine the classes who are deserving of an apple based on behavior in the lunchroom, in the hallway and at recess.
Specials Classes: Each specials’ teacher will be asked to determine whether effort, attitude, and behavior during each of their classes is deserving of an apple for the classroom tree.
Classroom Teachers: Classroom teachers will be given 10 apples. At the end of the day, each teacher should determine if his / her class is deserving of another apple for the tree.
Note: Please make sure you are being consistent with the criteria for earning an apple. Students must be displaying our 4 compass points (Honesty, Dedication, Responsibility, and Citizenship), as well as the corresponding IB learner attributes/ attitudes and upholding the essential agreements of the class in order to earn the apple.
On September 24, 25, 26 and 27th students will be taking part in Start with Hello Week at Harding. 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.
We encourage you to talk to your child about the special activities taking place this week and to share what he/she has learned. Your involvement will demonstrate to your child that you take this subject seriously and will support him/her in actions to create a more connected and inclusive home, classroom, school and community. START WITH HELLO!!
Please click for the schedule of events.
From the News Herald Article 9-16-18, By: John Kampf
"Cameron Ruff never played for Coach Don Andersen at Riverside, but the current coach at Fairport made sure he and his Skippers paid tribute to the legendary coach who died last week from pancreatic cancer.
The Skippers were decals on their helmets with the initials “D.A.” on them for a Week 4 win over Berkshire. The initiative was spearheaded by Jim Paugh, father of Fairport player Cody Paugh, who played at Riverside under Andersen."
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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."
Hooked On Education students started catching fish on September 19, 2018. Dave Hall of Top Flight Fishing Charters took the students out on Lake Erie where they caught lots Walleye, a Steelhead and White Bass. Then they cleaned the fish and prepared for storage until the fish fry (date to be announced).
On Monday, September 17, the 12 students and two teachers who are a part of the VR, AR, AI Seminar in the Hooked on Education Design Lab ventured to Akron to visit New Territory VR Studio. The students immersed themselves in VR technologies. Some students took virtual trips on Google Earth, some defended a castle with their virtual archery skills, others cooked breakfast with a virtual chef and our very own Mr. Conn wielded a virtual lightsaber in a spirited exhibition of skills. Some of the students were also able to wear a rumble vest, which made them feel music and sounds as opposed to just hearing them. After using the various technologies, we were able to sit down with New Territory owner, Bill Myers, to ask him questions about the future of AI, VR, and AR including what we can expect in the future. He also gave us insight as to what our students can do to prepare themselves to get into a career in these very lucrative fields.
Fifth grade bake sale, fundraiser for camp on Oct 1 & 2, 2018 during the Book Fair!
Students are learning about money, team work and responsibility!
If you'd like to make a donation to the Fifth Grade Class for Camp.
Please mail to McKinley Elementary 602 Plum Street Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Hooked on Salsa is a project-based learning opportunity offered to 9-12th graders through Harding High School’s Hooked on Education personalized learning program. This project allows students to earn credits for Financial Literacy and English Language Arts as they make, market and sell their own salsa. Partnerships with community organizations have allowed students to get involved in hands-on experiential learning.
Special thanks to Bernadette Armbruster of the Fairport Heritage Community Garden, David Richards of Auburn Career Center's Horticulture program, Amy Ryan and the Auburn Culinary Arts students, Fr Peter Mihalic and Dr. Shanon Sterringer of Saint Anthony's church, Chef Tino Enriquez, The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and the teachers, administrators and support staff of Fairport Harbor Schools for making this project possible.
Fairport Band Gives Back!
Fairport Harding Band Students participated in the United Way of Lake County's campaign kickoff on September 12, 2018 at Classic Park in Eastlake. Schools from around Lake County participated. The school that collected the most donation dollars for United Way, from buckets passed around the stadium, was crowned "Community Impact Champion". Thank You Skippers for supporting the United Way!
Find out more: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20180904/united-way-of-lake-countys-campaign-kickoff-to-feature-high-school-drumline-battle
Students from Fairport Harding High School traveled to Kent State University to play during High School Band Day.
Six students from the FHS Marching Band participated in Kent State Band Day. Joining students from all over Ohio, the high school students participated in a one day workshop with the Kent State Marching Band and performed stand tunes during the game and joined the KSU band during their half-time show. It was a cold a rainy Saturday, but the kids worked hard and learned a great deal about being a participant in a college marching band.
Thank you Kent State for this amazing opportunity.
Amanda Kazsmer - Trombone
Gabby Palmer - Clarinet
Garett Sadler - Sousaphone
Chris Hunt - Trumpet
Ashley Pomplas - Trombone
Thomas Blanton - Baritone Sax
Principal Katie Rumbarger greeted Fairport Harbor Class of 1978 and provided a tour of the school, September 7, 2018.
We thank those in the class of 1978 for stopping in to see how things have changed and how they have stayed the same! The alumni were having a 40th reunion weekend and people came from as far as Florida. They met at Harding High and received a tour of the building...They laughed when Principal Rumbarger said "lunch room" because they all walked home for lunch every day. Alumni were thrilled to go to Mr. Yaussy's room and see the skeleton. Returning alumni were blown away by the amount technology the classrooms had. Sally Hribar was very proud to stand by her senior locker. The composite picture of their class was the highlight of the night. Returning class of 1978 was then introduced at the football game. The class members maintained solid friendships since high school. Principal Rumbarger appreciated the discussion about potential new buildings. Alumni loved the impressive design lab which used to be their wood shop, they loved the modern feel and flexible seating. Once A Skipper, Always A Skipper!
We love our vets and we were glad to be able to honor them during the 9/7/18 Football game. Veterans were escorted by Operation STAT into Greig Field, served refreshments, and honored during halftime. Fairport Schools wishes to thank all veterans for their service. Thank you to our students, staff and community members who made posters and decorated the field. The Band, Cheerleaders & Auxiliary did a phenomenal job! "It takes a Village" & "It is better in a beach town."
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