Field of Excellence Winner 10+ Years Posted 2/17/23
Congratulations to Scott Hribar and the Fairport Maintenance Department for 10 + years of excellent fields!
Click to read more about it!
VFW Contest 2/2/23
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!
Treasurer for a day 2/1/23
Treasurer for a Day
Autumn Hutter and Hannah McCauley were chosen to go shadow the Lake County Treasurer, Dr. Michael Zuren for a day. Click to read about their experiences below!
Fairport Students participate in LEAF's Singing in The Rain 2022/2023
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.
Skippers welcome the Bobcats 1/6/23
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.
Click to see photos and more.
Rock Hall field trip 12/16/22
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.
2022 Harding Door Decorating Contest
Click to see the amazing doors created by Harding Students!
Archive Students Project 11/22/22
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!
Halloween Fun at McKinley
Halloween Fun at McKinley
Volley For The Cure 10/13/2022
VOLLEY FOR THE CURE
Last week's Volley for the Cure was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated a basket, donated money, and came to cheer on the Lady Skippers. This generous community never fails to rally for one of their own.
Homecoming Court Announced 9/27/22
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.
High School Excellence Awards 6/1/22
Congratulations to students who achieved great success for the 21-22 School Year!
Just Run 5/2022
Check out the Just Run students who completed a 5K this weekend! Nice job by each and every Skipper
Kay Craft awarded R.A. Horn Achievement Award
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!
Mrs. Jeannie Toomey, HS Art Teacher, Retires 2022
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!
Strike Out Cancer 2022 5/21/22
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!
Grade 5 Exhibition 5/19/22
Congratulations to all of the Fifth Grade Students on their IB Exhibition Projects!
Fair Poet 5/20/22
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!
Grade 4 Recorders May 2022
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!
Senior VS Staff Basketball Game 5/13/22
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.
Second Grade Hatched baby chicks! May 2022
Our second-grade class hatched baby chicks!
They were able to share these with our preschool class.
Sandcastles - Art May 2022
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.
Grade 6 CPR 5/2022
The 6th graders were trained in CPR last week. Some Auburn students came to Harding with their EMT instructor to work with our kids on best practice during emergency situations. Thanks to the 6th grade teachers and Mrs. Jurick for arranging this training.
Healthy Relationships 5/11/22
This week, Officer Kyleigh O’Brien, along with Andrea Gutka (CEO) of WomenSafe Inc. provided education seminars on Healthy Relationships and Consent for Fairport Harding High School students.
Thank you to Fairport Police Department & WomenSafe Inc.
Mock Accident 5/6/22
Mock Accident Presentation before Prom.
Click for youtube video.