• Student Spotlight KJ's Special Wish     9/1/23

    Student Spotlight KJ's Special Wish 9/1/23

    KJ Kuhn is a new student at Fairport Schools this year. KJ participated in a Special Wish Program. Click to see the video!

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  • School Treasurer Receives Award   8/22/23

    School Treasurer Receives Award 8/22/23

    Credit to NewsHerald
    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 places 5th in High Jump   6/2/23

    Dimari Payne places 5th in High Jump 6/2/23

    Dimari Payne took fifth place at the High Jump in Columbus for Division III State Meet. June 2, 2023

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  • State Bound!  6/1/23

    State Bound! 6/1/23

    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!!

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  • Just Run 2023    5/27/23

    Just Run 2023 5/27/23

    The Village of Fairport Harbor once again hosted Just Run and the Skippers had a great showing!

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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony 5/26/23

    Groundbreaking Ceremony 5/26/23

    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!

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  • CPR and First Aid Training at Harding 9-12

    CPR and First Aid Training at Harding 9-12

    Thank you once again to the Fairport Harbor Fire Department for instructing our students in grades 9-11 on CPR, first aid, and AED.

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  • Fifth Grade Students of the Year 2023    5/24/23

    Fifth Grade Students of the Year 2023 5/24/23

    Congratulations to Willow Charlton-Shirer & Matthew R. Want for being named Fifth Grade Students of the Year 2023. They were recognized at the Board Meeting on 5/23/23

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  • Grade 5 Exhibition     5/19/23

    Grade 5 Exhibition 5/19/23

    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.

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  • Spring Fair Poet Winners   5/19/23

    Spring Fair Poet Winners 5/19/23

    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.

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  • Hannah McCauley goes to STATE! For Just Write Ohio 5/11/23

    Hannah McCauley goes to STATE! For Just Write Ohio 5/11/23

    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!

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  • Field Trip Lake Tran/Lake County Court House 5/4/23

    Field Trip Lake Tran/Lake County Court House 5/4/23

    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.

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  • Drama- Rotary Award Nominations

    Drama- Rotary Award Nominations

    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!

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  • Dio Kugler-Young Scientist Award 4/20/23

    Dio Kugler-Young Scientist Award 4/20/23

    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!

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  • NHS inductions 4/13/23

    NHS inductions 4/13/23

    Congratulations to the Skippers inducted into NHS!

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  • Field Trip to CSU   4/5/23

    Field Trip to CSU 4/5/23

    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.

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  • Field of Excellence Winner  10+ Years    Posted 2/17/23

    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!

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  • VFW Contest 2/2/23

    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!

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  • Treasurer for a day 2/1/23

    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!

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  • Fairport Students participate in LEAF's Singing in The Rain 2022/2023

    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.

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  • Skippers welcome the Bobcats 1/6/23

    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.

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  • Rock Hall field trip 12/16/22

    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.

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  • 2022 Harding Door Decorating Contest

    2022 Harding Door Decorating Contest

    Click to see the amazing doors created by Harding Students!

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  • Archive Students Project   11/22/22

    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!

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  • Halloween Fun at McKinley

    Halloween Fun at McKinley

    Halloween Fun at McKinley

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