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Fairport Harbor Schools Treasurer Sherry Williamson, right, accepts the Ohio Auditor of State Award for excellence in financial reporting that was earned by the district. The honor was presented during the Aug. 22 School Board meeting by Kathryn Semo, northeast regional liaison to Ohio Auditor Keith Faber. (Bill DeBus – The News-Herald)
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Dimari Payne and Zane Malkamaki leave today, 6/1/23!! All their hard work and dedication have paid off and they compete tomorrow, 6/2/23 at the Division III State Track & Field meet in Columbus. Dimari competes in high jump at 1:00 pm and Zane competes in pole vault at 4:00 pm. Look for them this morning as their bus leaves town and they get an early look at Jesse Owen's Stadium. Go Skippers!!
Fairport Harbor Schools hosted a groundbreaking ceremony May 26, 2023! Thank you to the Fabulous Fairport Community for supporting the new school! We appreciate the Board of Education Members, dignitaries, students, staff, Fairport Fire & Fairport Police, Fairport Mayor Tim Manross, TDA (Then Design Architects), CT Taylor- (Construction Manager), OFCC (Ohio Facilities Construction Commission), Fairport Public Library and everyone who attended today! It was a remarkable day as we celebrated moving into the next step of building the future of Fairport Harbor Schools. It's a great day to be a Skipper! Once a Skipper, Always a Skipper!
Our 5th graders are doing an amazing job working on their IB exhibition projects! The 5th-grade exhibition project is a culminating experience for students to create their own unit ideas connected to their passions and interests. The goal is to help our students use their passions to drive inquiry and action to give back to the community.
Congratulations to the 2023 Fair Poet Finalists and winners of the Fair Poet Spring poetry contest. This is our seventh annual poetry contest. Over 100 poems were submitted, grades 6-12. All finalists did a wonderful job presenting their poems on May 19th during a school-wide assembly in the Branthoover Auditorium.
Middle School Fair Poet Finalists - grades 6-8
Anthony Sullivan - 1st place - $100
Nicholas Merson - 2nd place - $50
Nathan Werner - 3rd place - $25
Cristian Mendoza - 4th place
Olivia Fiebig - 5th place
High School Fair Poet Finalists:
Parker Malkamaki - 1st place - $175
Maverrick Piotrowski - 2nd place - $100
Gaia Catalano - 3rd place - $50
Catie McBride - 4th place
Hannah McCauley - 5th place
Fair Poet sponsor and FHS Alum Hank Werronen also presented four honorable mention awards to the following students:
Brooklyn Butchino - 7th grade - $50
Izzy Wood - 10th grade - $50
Angela Fornes - 11th grade - $50
Charlie Holbrooks - 11th grade - $50
A big Skipper Thank you to Diesel Cueni and Charlie Holbrooks for hosting the assembly.
We would like to thank our Fair Poet committee, judges, teachers, secretaries, and our sound, light and video crew for making this program successful.
Congrats again to all the Fair Poet Finalists.
Congratulations to FHS Sophomore Star Hannah McCauley as she returns this school year for her second JustWrite State Tournament! She competed last year as a freshman and will do so again today! Hannah will compete today in three 45 minute rounds of writing. Coach Ring is judging the competition and Mrs. McCauley is volunteering in the tabulation room. Best of luck Hannah in your competition! GO SKIPPERS!
Fairport Harding HS students had a chance to see our local government in action on Thursday, May 4. The students learned about the Bus route #5 on Lake Tran and caught the bus to and from Painesville City. Students attended the Lake County Commissioners meeting and enjoyed watching the commissioners in action, making decisions to keep our community running. Lake County Commissioner John Hamercheck led the students on a tour of the building and spoke to the students about why he became a politician. He wanted to serve the people in the community and stressed the importance of that in his position.
Students also visited the judicial branch of government and stepped into Judge Condon's courtroom in the Lake County Courthouse. They learned more about the process for being selected to serve on a jury and the various courts we have in Lake County county including Painesville Municipal Court, Probate Court, Family Court, Juvenile Court and Criminal Court. They learned about many jobs that are available in the courtroom from a prosecutor to bailiff to court reporting to the sheriff's department. Judge Condon spent a lot of time answering questions and talking about how judges are elected, how long their terms are, and even discussed how sentencing works. The students who attended were excellent in attention and benefitted from the experience in many ways.
Winners! So excited to share our Mentor-Painesville Rotary winners!!!
Congratulations Charlie and James for winning Best Female Lead in a Musical and Best Male Support in a Musical!!
Words can’t describe how proud we are of EVERYONE involved in both productions! Can’t wait to see what 2023- 2024 drama season brings!!
Painesville Rotary has announced their finalists for this year's Rotary Awards for theater performances. Congratulations to the following Harding kids.
Fall Play- "Bad Auditions by Bad Actors"
Male Lead: Maverrick Piotrowski
Male Support: Charlie Beardslee
Male Sub Support: Hunter Wilson
Female Lead: Hannah McCauley
Female Support: Bailey Davis
Female Sub Support: Julianna Murphy
Spring Musical- Shrek the Musical
Male Lead: Dio Kugler
Male Support: James Thellman
Male Sub Support: Fiona Johnston
Female Lead: Charlie Holbrooks
Female Support: Hannah McCauley
Female Sub Support: Aurora Johnston
Rotaries are May 1, 2023, at Riverside High School at 6:30 pm!
Congrats to our very own Dio Kugler for winning the Young Scientist Award sponsored by the Northeast Ohio local section of the American Chemical Society. There were many outstanding submissions, and it was difficult to choose the winners! Dio Kugler was selected as a finalist for the Young Scientist Award and was honored Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 at our Spring Banquet at Pine Ridge Country Club. Dio finished in 3rd place and received $100 in prize money! Congratulations!
Miss Markiewicz took her Physics students to the Biomechanics Day at Cleveland State University. Students heard from a panel of speakers including a retired orthopedic surgeon from The Cleveland Clinic, Olympic pole vaulter, Matt Ludwig, and one of the biomechanics coaches for the Cleveland Browns! After attending the panel, students were allowed to feast at the CSU dining hall. To round out the day, students moved down to the design space in the Washkewicz College of Engineering to design a shoe insole! Students had a wonderful and exciting learning experience at CSU.
Congratulations to Scott Hribar and the Fairport Maintenance Department for 10 + years of excellent fields!
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Congratulations to the following students for their winning essays they submitted to the Fairport Harbor VFW Post #7754 for the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest and Voice of Democracy Speech Contest.
Voice of Democracy -
Hannah McCauley - 1st place
Jake Stead - 2nd place
Patriot's Pen -
Avya Henry - 1st place
Wesley Rich - 2nd place
Rmani Pearson - 3rd place
Avya's essay also won third place in the District round Great job Avya!
Great job by all Skippers who submitted their essays this past fall.
Stay tuned for next year's essay contest information in the fall of 2023 from the VFW. This is an annual contest and all Fairport students are invited to participate.
A huge thank you to the Fairport Harbor VFW Post #7754 for having this contest each year and for their support of the Fairport Harbor Schools. The prize money given today takes the total prize money to over $6,500 won by Fairport Harbor Students! Thank you!
Harding Art Teacher, Rose Caruso, has partnered with LEAF this year for the Singing in the Rain-Umbrella Project .
LEAF is the first organization in Ohio to adopt The Umbrella Project, it is a non-profit, global children's art initiative. Its mission is to teach students that they can make a difference in their world through art and engineering by using a recent, relevant and impactful theme that influences others and inspires creativity. Art students paint on white umbrellas with non-toxic waterproof fabric pigment markers, shading their artistic images with the community. Engineering students draft and create umbrella display prototypes that safely enhance the umbrella design. Together, the artistic creation impacts community engagement. Students gain self-esteem by knowing that the money raised with their one-of-a-kind artistic creations will fund a non-profit helping local students and families in their post-secondary journey.
*This project also gives students a chance to win a scholarship towards college up to $1,000.
The Fairport Skippers welcomed the Broadmoor Bobcats for their first away basketball game in 3 years! Coach Ed Reed organized the game and the girls' Varsity/JV basketball players competed against the Bobcats. The Skipper and Bobcat cheerleaders put on a fantastic show and lead the crowd of students and guests. The teams shared lunch before the Bobcats had to depart and it was a fun time for all! The Skippers fell short and the Bobcats came away with the victory this time.
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On Friday, December 16, Mr. Hites and Mr. Hlousek took a group of students to enjoy The Story of Early Hip Hop at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Students learned about the origins of Hip Hop from block parties in the Bronx, NY, with DJ Kool Herc, to the mixing and sampling that we hear today. Students got a chance to scratch records on turntables, play guitar, keyboard, and drums, and learn about all of the inductees in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. This was a great culminating activity for Mr. Hlousek’s Backbeat: A Musical Journey through American History class. Mr. Hites and Mr. Hlousek have been taking students each semester for the last 6 years and they enjoy it every year. They look forward to taking a new set of students next semester and taking advantage of the museum’s free education opportunities.
Fairport Archive students organized a bake sale to benefit Karen Jennings, McKinley Elementary lunch mom, who recently had a house fire. Harding students held the bake sale on Friday morning at Harding and Saturday evening at McKinley Pizza Bingo. The bake sale raised $408 to help Mrs. Jennings. Thank you to all who helped bake the goods as well as to all who helped donate to this worthy cause. The Skippers here demonstrated Skipper Pride!