Fairport Student Achievements
Please read about the wonderful accomplishments from our Fairport Students. Check back often for updates! Please feel free to share any success stories with us!
Student Writer: Mark Wilmes
Several students from Harding took a field trip to the Fairport Harbor Senior Citizen Center to investigate the relationship between chemistry and baking. The purpose of the lab was to observe chemical reactions in action by taking measurements of the oxygen being used and carbon dioxide being produced as the yeast metabolize the sugars present in the dough, along with baking the bread and testing it out for themselves. They used multiple different sugars, such as honey, agave extract, aspartame, sucralose and more. The dough was then sealed in an airtight container to let it rise and let the yeast eat up some sugars, while an oxygen and a carbon dioxide probe measured the amount of each gas being consumed or produced, respectively. After all the work was done, the students then indulged in the fruits of their labor. The bread the students made was also served at the Fish Fry Dinner at the Senior Citizen Center hosted by the Design Lab.
20/20 Trip Provides an Annual Academic Opportunity for Fairport Juniors and Sophomores to tour colleges in Ohio
This past year's 20/20 Trip allowed the top 20 juniors and 20 sophomores to visit some of Ohio's colleges. This year the tour included stops at six colleges including Hiram, Youngstown, Ashland, Kent State, Akron, and Baldwin Wallace. The students attended this trip prior to Thanksgiving Break on November 20-21, 2017. Click to read more about what the student's experienced on their 20/20 trip!
The small gestures of kindness started with one small idea but has spread throughout Fairport Harding Jr. High School. It all started when four students got together and decided they wanted to make a change. The students thought of ways to start "spreading happiness" because they saw some negativity around the school. One organizer, Audrey, a 6th grader, immediately took action and told the rest of the group called the "Happy Spreaders" about what she saw and that’s where it all started. The Happy Spreaders made a positive impact on the students, the teachers and in themselves. While working each day to spread positivity with their friends, it made them realize the creativity and kindness of each other. Click to read more!
Our Fair Poet Middle and High School Fair Poet Finalists have been selected by our judges. With over 215 submissions for the Fall Fair Poet contest, this is a very difficult contest to win.
Congratulations to the following middle school students and high school students who are finalists:
The student body will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite middle school and high school poems during the week of December 5-December 9th. The votes will be tallied. All of the finalists will share their poems at the assembly. The final top three Fair Poet winners will be announced December 15th at the Fair Poet assembly beginning at 9:30 am. All are invited to attend.
Good luck to our finalists and congratulations once again.
We would like to especially thank Hank Werronen for his support of our 3rd poetry content as well as all of our other alumni who have supported this project at Fairport!
By Staff report, The News-Herald
POSTED: 11/26/17, 5:29 PM EST
As selected by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association, Congratulations to our Fairport Skippers!
DIVISION VII ALL-OHIO
Third Team Defense - All-Ohio
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Our eighth graders at Harding High School visited the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to hear a Holocaust Survivor's Story on November 21, 2017. Students had the opportunity to meet Helen Marks, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors still living today. Mrs. Marks shared her personal story about her family's experience during the Holocaust. Students participated in a one hour "Stop the Hate" guided tour led by two volunteer docents at the museum. Our very own Mr. Yaussy shared his own family's heritage with our students by showing his family's photo which is displayed in one of the exhibits at the museum. Click to read more about our students' experiences at the museum!
On November 15, Harding High School English 3 students hosted the first annual Stop the Hate Assembly. The stop the hate essay, sponsored by the Maltz Museum, was designed to create an understanding of people of other races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. The students who were invited to speak were selected for writing some of the best essays which addressed how they stood up to hate. We hope their presentations and the panel discussion helps our Harding students to become more aware, caring and kind students.
In picture - Panelists left to right: Chris Farmer, Zachary Holtz, Maria Savani, Maya Stupica, Liz Olvera
Click to read more - and coming soon - a video of the assembly created by Auburn Career Center's IMT students!
Academic Quick Links
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM McKinley Elementary Concert Dress Rehearsal
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent Advisory Council
4:30 PM MS Boys BBall Home vs. Geneva
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Freshman Boys Basketball Game Vs. Wickliffe
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Winter Concert - 5th Grade