Congratulations to the 2022 Homecoming Court!
Friday night's football game against Matthews is our Homecoming game. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. Homecoming is Saturday from 7pm-11pm at the Luther Center. Good luck to the Homecoming 2022 court.
The R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to one exemplary student from each of Ohio's sixteen State Support Team regions. This award was established thirty-four years ago by the Ohio Department of Education. Congratulations to Fairport Student Kay Craft!
We celebrated the retirement of our beloved Art teacher Jeannie Toomey last week. Jeannie has been an integral part of the Fairport family for 29 years. Thank you Jeannie for the countless lives you have touched with your kind and selfless nature. Generations of Harding students were so lucky to have you as their teacher. Congratulations and good luck!
Thank you to everyone who made 2022 Strike Out for Cancer a huge success!
The annual Strike out Cancer event this year was an amazing event! The day was spent playing kickball, eating hot dogs, and enjoying the Fairport family. Thank you to the McKinley staff for organizing the event, and everyone who donated time, money, food, and baskets. Days like this make you appreciate the generous nature of the Fairport Harbor community. Thank you!
The Fair Poet Spring Assembly is tomorrow, Friday, May 20. Over 100 poems were submitted and the winners were selected by a committee of readers and judges. The theme of this year's contest sponsored by Fairport Alumni Hank Werronen is Space and Exploration. The finalists are all here practicing and the student host this year is FHS Junior Adara Tharp.
Fair Poet Finalists in Alphabetical order:
2022 Fair Poet Middle School winners:
Finn McCormick - 1st place
Anthony Sullivan - 2nd place
Arielle Willis - 3rd place
2022 Fair Poet High School winners:
Charlie Holbrooks - 1st place
Hannah McCauley - 2nd place
Cheyenne Stafinski - 3rd place
BreAnna Bruce - 4th place
Audrey Heller - 5th place
2022 Honorable Mentions:
Kaydence Wiley - MS
Everett Howard - HS
Thank you to our Fair Poet Alumni Sponsor Hank Werronen and to the entire Fair Poet Committee and Harding High School English Department.
Thank you to our student host - FHS Junior Adara Tharp!
Thank you to our sound, lighting, film and photo crew: Mr. Ruzin, Kelsey Murphy, Miles Merchak, and Madisen McFadden - official photos and video will be shared at a later date.
Congrats again to our 2022 Fair Poet Winners today!
The 4th graders have been working incredibly hard at learning how to play the recorder! So far every single student can play Hot Cross Buns (white), Au Clair de la Lune (yellow), and Merrily We Roll Along (orange). As you can see from their signatures, many more have gone ahead and learned other songs because they are enjoying it so much! A small group of students even choose to spend their lunch time down in the music room a few days a week so that they can get some more practice time in. Bravo to these fine musicians!
We had a fun day on our last Senior day Friday! It started with Ryan Chipps signing to play golf for Lake Erie College- congrats! Our Lady Skippers basketball players honored "Coach of the Year" Ed Reed. They presented him with a signed basketball. The Senior vs. Staff game was a ton of fun but unfortunately, the staff came up short this year. Everyone was happy to see Mr. Cardina who came to play for the staff. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day fun for all of us.
Fairport Harbor Tourism Council's 2022 outdoor exhibit is Sandcastle Out of Water. Students, professional artists, and amateurs come together in this fun project to beautify Fairport's historic downtown business district. Artwork will be auctioned off online at the FHTC website. The auction will launch on 10/3,2022 with proceeds benefiting the FHTC.
This past week, Biology students at Harding were able to learn more about body systems by dissecting frogs. Students were able to identify the heart, liver, intestines, tympanic membranes, two types of teeth, and more! They were also able to make comparisons between human body systems and frog body systems. This was an exciting opportunity for students to do some hands-on learning.
Lady Skippers competed in the Maple Festival today and won the 2022 award "best of show" - it looks like these three seniors had some fun! Nora and Olivia were pushing and Rachel was driving. Thanks to all who helped decorate and build the bathmobile. 2023: Coach Reed will be working on stronger wheels.
Each year more than 165,400 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000!
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.
VFW Awards - The 2021-22 theme is:
How Can I Be a Good American?
Dan Sherwood - VFW Representative here from the Fairport Harbor VFW Post 7754
Participation: - All received a VFW Backpack:
1st place: Brooklynn Reglus
2nd place: Issac Robinson
3rd place: Rmani Pearson
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Power of the Pen Club Awards
We had four competitors who competed in the Lake Erie District Tournament sponsored by Lake Erie College on Jan. 8, 2022. Each submitted 3 rounds of writing - 3 stories submitted - with 40 minutes to write a complete story.
Here are our competitors:
Two writers advanced to the Regional Tournament - March 5, 2022 - Hudson Regional Tournament. Again, there were 3 rounds of writing - 3 stories submitted - 40 minutes to write a complete story.
Fairport now has TWO-TIME REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: Lauren McKinney and Arielle Willis. (Won it both in 7th and 8th grade!)
This Sunday, at 6:30 pm, tune in to find out if Lauren and Arielle advanced to the STATE TOURNAMENT.
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1st Women in Stem Day 2022 with local area HS kiddos
Teacher Sandra Knight "I'm very proud of the Skippers who volunteered to walk to McKinley this afternoon to read books to the kindergarten classes. Some absolutely great displays of citizenship at McKinley Elementary School. Parents, if you happen to see your teenager in one of these photos, please tell them they did a phenomenal job. Perhaps some future kindergarten teachers in the group? Read Across America Day is an activity we have done for many years prior to COVID-19. It was very nice to have the students participate again this year. Thank you Mrs. Dubeansky and Mrs. Wolo for having us."