Fairport Harding High School Senior Bella Coll committed to Wright State University on March 14, 2018.
Bella Coll participated on the Fairport Girls Bowling Team for the past four years and was instrumental in the team's 2018 OHSAA Division II State Championship for Fairport.
Bella Coll plays the clarinet in the school marching band.
Bella attends classes through the College Credit Plus program.
Bella is joined in the picture by her parents, Anna and William Coll, along with her bowling coaches at Wright State University, Jeff Fleck and Rob Dever.
Fairport Girls Basketball players have been busy collecting sponsors for the past few weeks in preparation for their Annual Hoopin' For a Cure Event, which took place on February 9, 2018 in the Fairport Harding High School Gymnasium. Students from McKinley also participated in this event.
Each player shot 100 free throws and then tallied their results. Sponsors could donate a lump sum to the cause or sponsor a player based on the number of shots they made.
Thank you to Brickhouse Pizza who donated all of the pizza for the players for the event. Another thank you to all the parents and families who came to support the players as they shot their free throws!
One fourth grader from McKinley, named Allie, raised almost $400 for the good cause to help a local family fight cancer.
The total amount being raised is still to be determined and once all the donations are tallied, we will update you on the website.
Check out www.fhevs.org/athletics or on our Fairport Harding Athletics Facebook group for some video footage from the event!
Students at McKinley and Harding took part in Start with Hello Week. Start with Hello Week teaches students the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classrooms, school, and community. Students at Harding placed friendly notes on each other's lockers. Students at Mckinley participated in Hero day. Thank you to everyone who took part in this week's events to create a more inclusive school community and make a new friend at school.
This year, five of our Harding High School art students were selected to participate in the Umbrella Project sponsored by LEAF (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation) It is a Fine Arts Curriculum Enhancement project for upper-level high school art students. It is a non-profit global children's art initiative. Its mission it to teach students they can make a difference. Using a theme that inspires creativity, students paint on white, blank umbrellas. Money raised will fund student scholarships and LEAF's Resource Center. Eight High Schools participated and included Willoughby's Fine Arts Association. Entries are judged by a panel of community artists. First place winners receive a $1,500 scholarship. 2nd place-$1,000 scholarship and 3rd place-$500 scholarship. This years theme was "Music tells my story and Our Community."
An open house was held at Lake Erie College where all submitted umbrellas were judged and made it to the 2nd round. Caitlin Potter represented FHS by making it into the top 50 student entries. A benefit Auction and Raffle will take place at the Great Lakes Mall Thursday 4/26, 2018 at 5:00 pm. At this time students will be awarded their scholarships. Congratulations to all of our students who submitted designs and especially to Caitlin Potter who placed in the top fifty!
Parents & Board Members were invited to observe a ballet class on January 10th, 2018. During the Fall semester, 24 middle school students enrolled in ballet, a new course offered at Harding. This elective, designed for beginners, introduced students to basic movement, vocabulary and French terminology. Attention was paid to proper body alignment, coordination of movements, as well as the discipline and structure that are the pillars of any ballet class. Each class followed the traditional ballet class format, beginning at the barre and then continuing with exercises in the center. An introduction to choreographic elements was also taught, with students choreographing their own, original dances. The semester culminated with an open class to which families and staff members were invited to observe and share in a celebration of the accomplishments of each of the students. Dr. Erin Allen is the Ballet Teacher.
Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Fair Poet Winners:
High School - Grades 9-12
1st Place - Rylie Erb
2nd Place - Victoria Palmer
3rd Place - Breanna Cremeans
Middle School - Grades 6-8
1st Place - Owen Meacham
2nd Place - Samantha Collins
3rd Place - Samantha Yowell
To read all of the poems by the Fair Poet Finalists, please click the image to the left!
Grades 6-8 Fair Poet Finalists (Left to Right) (Top Picture)
Morgan Braemer Grade 8 “Lost”
Samantha Yowell Grade 7 “The Beauty of Technology”
Samantha Collins Grade 8 “Mask of Lies”
Owen Meacham Grade 7 “Cassini”
Mia King Grade 7 “Record and Watch”
Grades 9-12 Fair Poet Finalists (Left to Right) (Bottom Picture)
Jesus Chavez Grade 12 “Mi Poesia!”
Victoria Palmer Grade 11 “Dystopia”
Angie Gutekunst Grade 11 “Technology (Click, Click, Click)”
Breanna Cremeans Grade 10 “Technology (It’s Popular)”
Rylie Erb Grade 10 “Why me?”
Congratulations to our Patriot's Pen Essay Winners:
1st place: Morgan Braemer
2nd place: Emily Luke
3rd place: Natalie Gladding
Representatives from the VFW Post 7754 came to present awards to each of these students for their winning essays. Commander Kalal, President of the Essay Contests Mr. Sherwood and VFW Secretary Janet Merrick were here at the school to present awards.
The theme for this year's contest was: America's Gift to My Generation.
There were just over 70 essays submitted from grades 6-8 from just Fairport Harding Jr. High to the local VFW Post 7754. Mrs. Merrick shared the great news that 8th grader Morgan Braemer's first-place essay has placed third in the district and has moved on to the state competition.
We wish Morgan Braemer the best as her essay advances to the next round of judging and are very proud of her accomplishments!!
Congrats again to all of our essay winners.
Click the image to read the winning essays!
Congratulations to our Voice of Democracy Winners
1st place: Maya Hess
2nd place: Adam Wilson
3rd place: Angie Gutekunst
Just under 50 high school students competed in the Voice of Democracy speech contest this year. Students in grades 9-12 had to write a speech and then record it. Auburn Career Center's IMT students came to Fairport earlier in October and then created the audio recordings on CDs for our students to submit to the Fairport VFW.
Thank you to all who participated and shared their opinions on America's Future!
Well done to our three high school speech winners!
Around September of next school year, please be on the lookout for next year's annual VFW Voice of Democracy contest and be sure to submit yours!
Click the image to read the winning speeches!
On December 11, 2017, Fairport Harding High School Band Members performed at the Painesville Exchange Club Luncheon. They performed several holiday songs. The Fairport Band provided beautiful music for the Painesville Exchange Club's December 11th meeting at Hellriegels. About 15 Fairport students attended the luncheon under the direction of Band Director Chris Ruzin. The Painesville Exchange Club provides scholarships to students in the Fairport Harbor, Perry, Painesville, Riverside districts each year. If you are senior, be sure to check our website for updates on the Exchange Club scholarship form in the spring.
Students from multiple school districts in Ohio came together to think outside of the box and brainstorm ideas to bring change. The ALPHA Project, Authentic Learning Personalized for Higher Achievement, wants students to tackle something they feel is an issue and set a workable plan in place. All groups will be showcasing their projects in the Spring.
Harding Jr. High School Students accepted into this program are using the design learning process along with students from Chardon, Fairport Harbor, and Yellow Springs School districts. Working together with these school districts, a problem will be identified followed by the creation of a plan to implement a solution. This project offers high school credit as a credit flex course that meets at various times determined by the group. There was an initial, two-day face-to-face kick-off meeting on December 11 and 12 where our students met other students from the other schools at Perry High School. This project allows for strengthening leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and presentation skills.
Please contact Mrs. Rumbarger at Harding with any questions. 440-354-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Writer: Mark Wilmes
Several students from Harding took a field trip to the Fairport Harbor Senior Citizen Center to investigate the relationship between chemistry and baking. The purpose of the lab was to observe chemical reactions in action by taking measurements of the oxygen being used and carbon dioxide being produced as the yeast metabolize the sugars present in the dough, along with baking the bread and testing it out for themselves. They used multiple different sugars, such as honey, agave extract, aspartame, sucralose and more. The dough was then sealed in an airtight container to let it rise and let the yeast eat up some sugars, while an oxygen and a carbon dioxide probe measured the amount of each gas being consumed or produced, respectively. After all the work was done, the students then indulged in the fruits of their labor. The bread the students made was also served at the Fish Fry Dinner at the Senior Citizen Center hosted by the Design Lab.
20/20 Trip Provides an Annual Academic Opportunity for Fairport Juniors and Sophomores to tour colleges in Ohio
This past year's 20/20 Trip allowed the top 20 juniors and 20 sophomores to visit some of Ohio's colleges. This year the tour included stops at six colleges including Hiram, Youngstown, Ashland, Kent State, Akron, and Baldwin Wallace. The students attended this trip prior to Thanksgiving Break on November 20-21, 2017. Click to read more about what the student's experienced on their 20/20 trip!
The small gestures of kindness started with one small idea but has spread throughout Fairport Harding Jr. High School. It all started when four students got together and decided they wanted to make a change. The students thought of ways to start "spreading happiness" because they saw some negativity around the school. One organizer, Audrey, a 6th grader, immediately took action and told the rest of the group called the "Happy Spreaders" about what she saw and that’s where it all started. The Happy Spreaders made a positive impact on the students, the teachers and in themselves. While working each day to spread positivity with their friends, it made them realize the creativity and kindness of each other. Click to read more!
By Staff report, The News-Herald
POSTED: 11/26/17, 5:29 PM EST
As selected by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association, Congratulations to our Fairport Skippers!
DIVISION VII ALL-OHIO
Third Team Defense - All-Ohio
Click to read more!
Our eighth graders at Harding High School visited the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to hear a Holocaust Survivor's Story on November 21, 2017. Students had the opportunity to meet Helen Marks, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors still living today. Mrs. Marks shared her personal story about her family's experience during the Holocaust. Students participated in a one hour "Stop the Hate" guided tour led by two volunteer docents at the museum. Our very own Mr. Yaussy shared his own family's heritage with our students by showing his family's photo which is displayed in one of the exhibits at the museum. Click to read more about our students' experiences at the museum!
On November 15, Harding High School English 3 students hosted the first annual Stop the Hate Assembly. The stop the hate essay, sponsored by the Maltz Museum, was designed to create an understanding of people of other races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. The students who were invited to speak were selected for writing some of the best essays which addressed how they stood up to hate. We hope their presentations and the panel discussion helps our Harding students to become more aware, caring and kind students.
In picture - Panelists left to right: Chris Farmer, Zachary Holtz, Maria Savani, Maya Stupica, Liz Olvera
Click to read more - and coming soon - a video of the assembly created by Auburn Career Center's IMT students!
Both the Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Teams had scrimmages on Saturday, Nov. 11. Student Council volunteered their day to serve our Veterans in attendance. All veterans who were in attendance received a free hotdog, chips and drink.
The Harding Middle School and High School Student Council are partnering for the food drive war during the month of November and collecting items for Forbes House during the month of December. Please see a member of Student Council for more information!
Pictured is one of our Harding High School Parents and Navy Veteran Jeff Urban with Student Council members - click for more pictures!
Congrats to our 8th grade Scary Story Contest Winner Olivia Hoge-Massengill. Olivia participated in the 20th Annual Ghost Story Contest sponsored through Saugus.net. She won a t-shirt and has her work published on their website. Click for more information!
In picture: Gabbie Carlson with her mom Stacy and dad Karl next to Nathan Hale, 3rd Vice Commander at American Legion Post 336.
Gabbie Carlson recently entered an essay in the Americanism and Government essay contest sponsored by the American Legion Post 336 through her history class with Mrs. Messenger. The essay topic was: "What does it mean to be a veteran?"
Mr. Nathan Haley, 3rd Vice Commander of Post 336, came to Harding High School on October 31st to announce the results of this essay contest. Gabbie's essay was selected as the winning entry! You can read her winning essay here.
Gabbie read her essay out loud during a school assembly.
All are invited to attend a celebration of her accomplishment on Saturday, Nov. 11th @ Post 336 @ 7 pm to hear Gabbie read her essay and receive her prize of a $100 savings bond. Congrats Gabbie on your accomplishment!
Our Harding High School Student Council and NHS just completed 140 Halloween treat bags for Lake County Council on Aging. Treat bags are distributed to Senior Citizens and homebound residents in Lake County. Many thanks to the NHS students and giving back to the community. FHS Student Council will be partnering with the Middle School Student Council to collect items for Forbes House, a woman's battered shelter located in Painesville during the month of December. For more information, please contact Mrs. Bidlack.
A big thank you to our five Auburn Career Center students enrolled in Mr. Kozar's Interactive Media Technology (IMT) Program who came to visit Fairport Harding High School on October 17, 2017 to record over fifty of our high school students enrolled in English classes who participated in the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay contest.
From left to right: Cassandra Glover, Brandon Knight, Breanna Cremeans, Glen Robinson, Alex Pohto (Team Leader)
We are very thankful for this partnership and support from Auburn Career Center. This is the second year in a row that Auburn students have recorded our students at Fairport. The Auburn students did a fabulous job working with our students. They were prompt, organized, flexible and positive with each of our students who recorded their speeches. The Auburn students then went back to work on editing the recordings and burned them onto CDs so they could be submitted to the VFW Voice of Democracy Contest. Thank you again to Mr. Kozar and our Auburn IMT Students!
Ms. Macko's and Mrs. Messenger's 7th-grade advisory has been busy spreading positivity around Fairport. The 7th graders went to the beach to collect rocks and each student painted a message or picture on their rock that would make someone smile. When the students finished creating their messages, the teachers and their students put them outside around the school community so people could see them. This was part of Harding's compass point on citizenship, which was what Harding focused on during Advisory for the past month.
Each year, the State Support Team Region 4 along with the Lake County Education Service Center and Geauga County Education Service Center regionally hosts the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement and Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Awards Program for Lake and Geauga County.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
Outstanding Student Achievement - Erik Halstead
Franklin B. Walter - Mr. Johnathan Luster