Fairport Skippers Harding High/Middle School
Board Members will be honored at the start of the Boys Home Varsity Game vs Wickliffe
Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
Come cheer for our fabulous Board of Education!
Mary Javins, Linda Cope, Amy Hites, Anna Coll and William Lukshaw
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Ohioans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of our children. They make a difference for students.
Their job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, assure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. That job entails an endless string of meetings and school functions to attend; reams of reports, agendas, proposals and other information to read and study; and a host of difficult decisions to make. Thank you to our dedicated Board Members Mary Javins, Anna Coll, Linda Cope, Amy Hites, William Lukshaw.
Please contact your child's teacher for more information!
Harding 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
McKinley 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
No School 4/19 through 4/22.
Classes resume 4/23.
District Wide (Harding & McKinley)
National Honor Society Inductions were held in the auditorium 1-10-19. Congratulations!
Thank you to Mr. Dan Sherwood from the VFW for coming to Fairport today to honor the winners from the VFW Patriot's Pen (grades 6-8) essay contest and Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12).
The winners for the Voice of Democracy are as follows:
Connor Hulett - 1st place - 10th grade - $400
Emmett Uhlir - 2nd place - 11th grade - $250
Maarika Haller - 3rd place - 10th grade - $150
The winners for the Patriot's Pen essay contest are as follows:
Samantha Yowell - 1st place - 8th grade - $300
Aiden Day - 2nd place - 8th grade - $225
Owen Meacham - 3rd place - 8th grade - $150
Ms. Wessels and 8th-grade students visited Miss T's preschoolers to help them shop at the Santa Shop, read winter-themed books and watch "Frosty The Snowman".
Students in grades 6-8 were invited to attend "A Christmas Carol" at Cleveland Playhouse Square. It was a fabulous show performed in front of a packed house. The students enjoyed the show. Thank you to the Fairport Board of Education and parents for sponsoring this trip.
8th grade students went to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood on Dec. 12. They met Holocaust survivor Helen Marks. She was born in 1941 and went into hiding during the Holocaust. Her father was in Auschwitz and lived through it. After the war her family was reunited and moved to America. Students participated in a guided tour of the museum on the "stop the hate" tour. Students are writing essays in their English classes called "stop the hate." They learned that hatred is not something you are born with - you are taught to hate. Students discussed how to stand up for someone when they may witness something that isn't right. It was a truly educational experience. This will be the last generation of children to meet Holocaust survivors.
Mrs. Michelle Jurick & Principal Katie Rumbarger took the top performing Sophomores & Juniors on a whirlwind tour of colleges in Ohio. Students could compare campus size, offerings, and student life as they toured several colleges over a two day period.