• Hooked On Education Trip to Finnish Heritage Museum 11-12-18

    Hooked On Education Trip to Finnish Heritage Museum 11-12-18

    Mr. Conn took some Hooked on Education students to The Finish Heritage Museum for a tour and history lesson including how the Finnish came to Fairport Harbor. Part of their study on “People of Fairport Harbor”.

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  • Halloween Ghost Story Winners 11-12-18

    Halloween Ghost Story Winners 11-12-18

    Congratulations to Emily Luke for winning first place in the middle school division and Samantha Yowell for winning third place in the middle school division in the Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest. Click here to read the entries!

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  • Family Game Night -Academic Boosters Nov 9, 2018

    Family Game Night -Academic Boosters Nov 9, 2018

    Thank you Fairport Harding High School Academic Boosters for hosting Family Game Night, Family Feud Style! Mr. Yaussy's team won First Place, Congratulations!

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  • Special Person Week At McKinley Elementary 11-5-18 through 11-9-18

    Special Person Week At McKinley Elementary 11-5-18 through 11-9-18

    McKinley Elementary School hosted Special Person Week November 5 through November 9! Students and their special person painted rocks and spent time enjoying each others company! A great time was had by all! It was great seeing family friends, siblings, grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles of McKinley Students. Thank you, students, for introducing us to some of the special people in your lives!

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  • Model UN November 6 & 7, 2018

    Model UN November 6 & 7, 2018

    Fairport Harding High School sent several delegates in grades 9-12 to participate in the Model UN in Cleveland. Students prepared information based on a Country they chose to represent. Students worked with students from several school districts from Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties. Thank you Mr. Hlousek for preparing and coordinating this unique learning opportunity for Fairport Harding Students.

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  • Fish Fry November 5, 2018

    Fish Fry November 5, 2018

    November 5, 2018, The Fairport Harbor School District held a Community Fish Fry to celebrate the success of the Hooked On Education, Personalized Learning Program. Students spent the fall fishing with Dave Hall of Top Flight Fishing Charters. Captain Dave Hall put the kids on fish and they limited out on every charter. During each fishing charter, the boat was the classroom! Students then cleaned the fish and it was stored until the fish fry. The day of the fish fry the students took to the kitchen to bread the fish. Joe Longo and Catering To You, once again, volunteered their catering truck, donated all of the salad, dressing, and french fries for our community event. They fried all of the fish and fries and are a great partner to Fairport Schools. We appreciate Chris Yano from the Fairport Harbor Senior Center, who opened her doors to us and helped with every detail. There is no one like Chris Yano, she works diligently and with a warm smile for everyone. A huge thank you to Chris Yano, Joe Longo & Glenn, Captain Dave Hall and everyone in the community that supports our school.

    The students in the design lab worked hard to make this night a success, they set up, cleared tables, took out the trash, washed dishes and served drinks! It is great to see such delightful young people giving back to the community. Some students are part of Hooked On Education and did most of the fishing. Other students in the personalized learning lab participated in activities with Hooked On Salsa! Students worked last spring planting vegetables in the community garden, they weeded and watered all summer and then harvested in the fall. They then went to work with a Chef to plan their salsa recipes. They made all of the salsa, packaged and even did the artwork on the labels. Salsa sales were phenomenal and most varieties sold out well before the event ended, samples were provided! The fried green tomatoes were also from the community garden!

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  • Service Project-Mrs. Knights ELA November 5, 2018

    Service Project-Mrs. Knights ELA November 5, 2018

    The 8th-grade students in Mrs. Knight's ELA 1st/2nd period class walked to the Fairport Harbor Senior Center on Monday to help with a few outdoor projects. The students raked leaves, washed windows and cleaned up various areas of the senior center. Thank you to Chris Yano for hosting and coordinating the service project.

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  • Academic Challenge Team

    Academic Challenge Team

    Congratulations to the Mr.Yaussy and the Harding High School Academic Challenge Team who traveled to Shaker Heights on Saturday, October 20, 2018, for a team competition. Nick F. Christian H. Josh S. and Nora R. beat Riverside Team 2 and Nick F., Amanda K., Olivia H., and Gino C. beat Riverside Team 1. WAY TO GO SKIPPERS!!!

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  • Economic Forum October 26, 2018

    Economic Forum October 26, 2018

    Students enjoyed the Economic Forum at La Malfa on October 26, 2018.

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  • Allie Tenney Honored 10/15/18

    Allie Tenney Honored 10/15/18

    Allie Tenney was honored at the 10/15/2018 Board of Education Meeting by Representative John Rogers, for her work with Operation STAT. Way to go Allie!

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  • Summer Bridge

    Summer Bridge

    Every summer students entering Sixth Grade are offered an opportunity to explore Harding High School, participate in field trips and spend time with their classmates. Mr. David Daw and Mrs. Tara Messenger lead the students through team building activities and offer the students an opportunity to get comfortable at Harding.

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  • Positive Coaching Alliance

    Positive Coaching Alliance

    Mr. Cardina took a group of Harding MS/HS athletes to Beachwood today for the Positive Coaching Alliance. Students heard from Mr. Blake and worked with athletes from around other Northeast Ohio Schools. Go Skippers!

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  • Summer Zoology Fun With Mr. Yaussy

    Summer Zoology Fun With Mr. Yaussy

    This past summer, high school students were given the opportunity to take am elective Zoology course. This course focused on the diversity of animal life on the planet, and incorporated a variety of hands-on and behind-the-scenes experiences. Students got to talk with scientists from the Fairport ODNR Station and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to learn about professions in the field. At the Akron Zoo and Columbus Zoo, they were able to peek behind the enclosures to where the grizzly bears sleep in Akron, and Mr. Yaussy was slightly attacked by a pelican in Columbus. There was even a visit from the Lake Metroparks with an opossum, a red-tailed hawk, a chicken, and a sheep.

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  • Hooked On Education Fishing Trip 9/19/18

    Hooked On Education Fishing Trip 9/19/18

    Hooked On Education students started catching fish on September 19, 2018. Dave Hall of Top Flight Fishing Charters took the students out on Lake Erie where they caught lots Walleye, a Steelhead and White Bass. Then they cleaned the fish and prepared for storage until the fish fry (date to be announced).

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  • Design Lab VR Studio Field Trip

    Design Lab VR Studio Field Trip

    On Monday, September 17, the 12 students and two teachers who are a part of the VR, AR, AI Seminar in the Hooked on Education Design Lab ventured to Akron to visit New Territory VR Studio. The students immersed themselves in VR technologies. Some students took virtual trips on Google Earth, some defended a castle with their virtual archery skills, others cooked breakfast with a virtual chef and our very own Mr. Conn wielded a virtual lightsaber in a spirited exhibition of skills. Some of the students were also able to wear a rumble vest, which made them feel music and sounds as opposed to just hearing them. After using the various technologies, we were able to sit down with New Territory owner, Bill Myers, to ask him questions about the future of AI, VR, and AR including what we can expect in the future. He also gave us insight as to what our students can do to prepare themselves to get into a career in these very lucrative fields.

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  • Fifth Grade Working To Earn Money for Camp!

    Fifth Grade Working To Earn Money for Camp!

    Fifth grade bake sale, fundraiser for camp on Oct 1 & 2, 2018 during the Book Fair!
    Students are learning about money, team work and responsibility!
    If you'd like to make a donation to the Fifth Grade Class for Camp.
    Please mail to McKinley Elementary 602 Plum Street Fairport Harbor, OH 44077

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  • Fifth Grade Visits Finnish Heritage Museum

    Fifth Grade Visits Finnish Heritage Museum

    Finnish Heritage Museum Field Trip- Part of our Inquiry of Where We Are in Place and Time. Learning about Weaving, The Spirit of Finland sculpture, Finnish instruments, sauna, and an immigration story.

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  • Hooked On Salsa!

    Hooked On Salsa!

    Hooked on Salsa is a project-based learning opportunity offered to 9-12th graders through Harding High School’s Hooked on Education personalized learning program. This project allows students to earn credits for Financial Literacy and English Language Arts as they make, market and sell their own salsa. Partnerships with community organizations have allowed students to get involved in hands-on experiential learning.

    Special thanks to Bernadette Armbruster of the Fairport Heritage Community Garden, David Richards of Auburn Career Center's Horticulture program, Amy Ryan and the Auburn Culinary Arts students, Fr Peter Mihalic and Dr. Shanon Sterringer of Saint Anthony's church, Chef Tino Enriquez, The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and the teachers, administrators and support staff of Fairport Harbor Schools for making this project possible.

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  • United Way Drum Line Battle 9-12-18

    United Way Drum Line Battle 9-12-18

    Fairport Band Gives Back!
    Fairport Harding Band Students participated in the United Way of Lake County's campaign kickoff on September 12, 2018 at Classic Park in Eastlake. Schools from around Lake County participated. The school that collected the most donation dollars for United Way, from buckets passed around the stadium, was crowned "Community Impact Champion". Thank You Skippers for supporting the United Way!
    Find out more: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20180904/united-way-of-lake-countys-campaign-kickoff-to-feature-high-school-drumline-battle

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  • Kent State University - High School Band - September 8, 2018

    Kent State University - High School Band - September 8, 2018

    Students from Fairport Harding High School traveled to Kent State University to play during High School Band Day.

    Six students from the FHS Marching Band participated in Kent State Band Day. Joining students from all over Ohio, the high school students participated in a one day workshop with the Kent State Marching Band and performed stand tunes during the game and joined the KSU band during their half-time show. It was a cold a rainy Saturday, but the kids worked hard and learned a great deal about being a participant in a college marching band.

    Thank you Kent State for this amazing opportunity.

    Amanda Kazsmer - Trombone
    Gabby Palmer - Clarinet
    Garett Sadler - Sousaphone
    Chris Hunt - Trumpet
    Ashley Pomplas - Trombone
    Thomas Blanton - Baritone Sax

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  • Class of 1978 Alumni Visit Harding High School - September 7, 2018

    Class of 1978 Alumni Visit Harding High School - September 7, 2018

    Principal Katie Rumbarger greeted Fairport Harbor Class of 1978 and provided a tour of the school, September 7, 2018.

    We thank those in the class of 1978 for stopping in to see how things have changed and how they have stayed the same! The alumni were having a 40th reunion weekend and people came from as far as Florida. They met at Harding High and received a tour of the building...They laughed when Principal Rumbarger said "lunch room" because they all walked home for lunch every day. Alumni were thrilled to go to Mr. Yaussy's room and see the skeleton. Returning alumni were blown away by the amount technology the classrooms had. Sally Hribar was very proud to stand by her senior locker. The composite picture of their class was the highlight of the night. Returning class of 1978 was then introduced at the football game. The class members maintained solid friendships since high school. Principal Rumbarger appreciated the discussion about potential new buildings. Alumni loved the impressive design lab which used to be their wood shop, they loved the modern feel and flexible seating. Once A Skipper, Always A Skipper!

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  • Veterans Appreciation Night- September 7, 2018

    Veterans Appreciation Night- September 7, 2018

    We love our vets and we were glad to be able to honor them during the 9/7/18 Football game. Veterans were escorted by Operation STAT into Greig Field, served refreshments, and honored during halftime. Fairport Schools wishes to thank all veterans for their service. Thank you to our students, staff and community members who made posters and decorated the field. The Band, Cheerleaders & Auxiliary did a phenomenal job! "It takes a Village" & "It is better in a beach town."

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  • 2018 Inspiring Excellence Hamilton Awards - May 29, 2018

    2018 Inspiring Excellence Hamilton Awards - May 29, 2018

    The 12th Annual Inspiring Excellence-Hamilton Award Dinner was held Tuesday, May 29th at the Fairport Harbor Senior Center. The top 10 Seniors were invited to write essays about their most inspiring teacher or coach. The essays were randomly numbered and judged by the Fairport Academic Boosters. One thousand dollars in scholarships were given to the winners.

    Essay writers and their families gathered with community members to celebrate heartfelt essays and inspirational messages. Thank you to Frankie’s Catering for the wonderful meal, Chris Yano and the Fairport Harbor Senior Center, Mayor Manross, Fire Chief Bob Lloyd and the Board of Education for supporting Fairport Harbor Schools Inspiring Excellence.

    $500 Aleena Hess was inspired by Mr. Nathan Yaussy
    $250 Michela Hess was inspired by Mr. Chris Ruzin
    $250 Kaitlin Childers was inspired by Mr. Timothy Hlousek
    $250 Natalie Urban was inspired by Mr. Russ Messer
    $250 Brittney Dougherty was inspired by Mr. Jerry Hites
    Lindsey Benko was inspired by Coach Jerry Rich
    Shelby Benko was inspired by Mr. Russ Messer
    Alexis Denyer was inspired by Dr. Erin Allen
    Sabrina Medves was inspired by Mr. Nathan Yaussy
    Ashlynn Craft

    “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” - A.P.J. Abdul

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  • Family Science Night 2018 McKinley - May 10, 2018

    Family Science Night 2018 McKinley - May 10, 2018

    For the McKinley Science fair this year, we had 19 projects in grades 3-5 that were presented and judged on Thursday, May 10th, 2018. The winners were as follows: 1st place: Fiona Johnston (4th grade) 2nd place: Luke Connell (3rd grade) 3rd place: Kylie Durst and McKaylah Miner (4th grade) Honorable mention: Wyatt Slavkovsky (3rd grade). Our Family Science Night was well attended by students and their families where they got to participate in several science experiments and view all the students science fair projects. We would like to thank our volunteers: Angela Jarvis, Kelly Slovenkay, Maureen Boros, Raechel Baucco, Brenna Ruff and judges: Mary Javins and Sandra Budziak.

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  • Freshmen learn CPR & AED - May 17, 2018

    Freshmen learn CPR & AED - May 17, 2018

    The Ohio Department of Education states that House Bill 113 has updated the first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) curriculum requirement under Ohio law to include specific training and curriculum guides. In order to meet these requirements for our students, we brought in Fairport's Own Chief Bob Lloyd to train our students. The students spent the morning learning how to save lives! CPR training and use of an AED were also covered in this very important training. Students were engaged and focused on the lessons graciously provided by the Fairport Fire Department Employees. Thank You Fairport Fire Department for supporting the students.

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