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.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Harding Middle and High School (Grades 6-12) Open House and New Student (HS) Orientation is from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harding High on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.
Doors will open at 5:00 pm with an informational meeting in Branthoover Auditorium at 6:00 pm.
There will be a mandatory OHSAA Fall sports parent meeting that will take place at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.
Meet the Skippers will be held again this year at 7 pm on August 22, 2017.
Come out to hear the band play and meet the fall student-athletes and coaches.
In attendance will be the middle and high school football team, volleyball team and cheerleading squad.
We hope to see you there!
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 and see pictures from the assembly, please click this announcement.
Victoria Palmer's art work was selected by Ohio's Arts Council from the 60th House District. Victoria's painting represents Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexico. Her art work is one of 99 works of art currently being exhibited for the year at the Statehouse.
State Representative John Rogers visited Fairport Harding High School to present an award to Victoria. He said, "When you think about the artist who paints or when you think about the poet who puts the words or his or her thoughts on paper, in some way shape and form, the artists try to communicate with each other." Thank you to State Representative John Rogers for supporting the arts and for coming to our school for this occasion. Congratulations to Victoria on her winning art work.
Thank you to Mrs. Janet Merrick from the Fairport VFW for coming to our assembly on May 5, 2017 to present four awards to our Harding High Students for their participation in the VFW Patriotic Art Contest.
Our VFW Student Art Winners were:
Chace O’Meara - 1st place
Alexis Tanker - 2nd place
Michael Chipps -3rd place
Angie Gutekunst - Honorable Mention
Congratulations to all of our artists and to Ms. Luoma!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
For the second year, the Lake County Storm Water Management Dept. sponsored a rain barrel design contest for two students. Designs were submitted and two students won. These students got to paint their designs onto two rain barrels. Our student winners were Chace O'Meara and Ari Ocasio. These will be auctioned or raffled off at one of the Lake County summer events. Congrats to Ms. Luoma and her fantastic art students!
May 4, 2017
Please click to read the rest of this blog post from the Ohio Department of Education.
Hooked on Education is a personalized learning project that had an authentic beginning that started with a 3-D printer, a student-centered teacher and a struggling student with a great idea. Fairport Harbor is located next to Lake Erie and much of the economic development of the region is stimulated by the lake. The Fairport Harbor School District has a K-12 enrollment of around 750 students. It is a unique district as they do not have a transportation department — all students walk to school.
As a district that has been educating young minds since the first brick school building was built in 1876, Fairport has had a significant place in the history of Lake County, Ohio. Today the educational program of Fairport Harbor looks much different than it did in the 1870s. However, the existing facilities are deteriorating. The buildings do not meet all state and federal codes for accessibility. The heating, electrical and plumbing systems are showing their age. Although great efforts have been made to maintain these historic buildings, they are in need of necessary and costly updates.
Please click on this announcement for more information.
By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
on December 01, 2016 at 11:34 AM, updated December 01, 2016 at 12:24 PM
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio -- Domenic Paolo, Fairport Harbor's superintendent of schools, was tutoring an expelled student last year. Knowing Paolo loves to fish, the student made him a fishing lure on the office's 3-D printer.
Paolo loved the lure. "It was out-fishing my other lures," he said. "With 22 cents of plastic, he made a lure better than ones I'd paid $10, $12 for."
The result is a new student program called Hooked on Education. Since September, some 36 students at Fairport Harding High School who'd struggled in traditional classroom are spending most of their day researching, designing, printing and painting lures.