Community Update – January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!

Winter Days 2015 at Vermilion River Reservation

Join the Lorain County Metroparks as they host the annual Winter Days. Saturday. The event will be held on January 31 at Vermilion River Reservation (Mill Hollow) from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. Snowshoeing, sledding, sled dogs, ice fishing, ice carving, refreshments and more. Pre-registration may be required for some activities. Visit the webpage for more information.

Chamber Music Festival to provide free concerts in Oberlin through the month of January

Ten free concerts and an extensive and accomplished roster of musicians are slated for the second-annual chamber music festival at Oberlin Conservatory. All events of the 2015 Chamber Music Intensive & Festival for String, Wind, and Piano are open to the public. For additional information please follow this link.

No School

School will not be in session on January 16th or January 19th due to a Teachers In-Service Day and Martin Luther King Day.

The Brownhelm  Historical Association Work Day

The BHA will be holding a work day at the old Brownhelm School on Northridge Road in Vermilion on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  This group is dedicated to restoring the school building and has made tremendous progress! Volunteers are asked, if possible, to bring a paint roller sleeve and pan as painting will continue on the newly constructed walls that will display photographs of the past Brownhelm graduates.

FHS Semester Exams FAQ’s

School is dismissed at the end of the last exam scheduled for each day. Students are then free to go, or for those who want to eat lunch and/or ride the bus home, they may go to the cafeteria until the busses come or their rides arrive. Students DO NOT have to stay for lunch, as the school day ends when the last exam of the day is finished. Students who are scheduled for a Study Hall or Lunch may come to school late or leave early as they will not have a scheduled exam during those periods. Students must bring the signed permission slip off the Semester Exam schedule to come late or leave early on the days where they have a lunch or exam scheduled for the first and/or last periods each day. Students who are not scheduled for a period due to PESO, JVS, Late Arrival, or Early Release do not need a permission slip, as they already have permission from both school and home to not be in school for those periods, due to JVS or LCCC courses, or due to Early Release. If you need to arrive late or leave early during semester exams, students must turn in permission slips by Friday, January 9th. Please see the  Falcon Flyer 1-5-15 for additional information.

Falcons in Action 

Thursday Jan 8 Wrestling Double Dual @ Black River 6 pm
Friday Jan 9 Wrestling @ Woodmore Classic 4:30 pm
Friday Jan 9 Boys JV/V BB @ Wellington 6 pm
Saturday Jan 10 Wrestling @ Woodmore Classic 10 am
Saturday Jan 10 Girls Freshman BB vs Lorain 11:30 am
Saturday Jan 10 Girls JV/V BB vs Oberlin 1 pm
Monday Jan 12 Bowling vs Elyria at LE Lanes 4 pm
Monday Jan 12 Girls Freshman BB vs Lutheran West 4:30 pm
Monday Jan 12 Girls JV/V BB vs Amherst 6 pm


We have many groups of dedicated individuals within our district! Listed below is the meeting information for several of the groups.  Please choose a few and support these great organizations! If you would like your group included in this section, please contact Jennifer at

The Firelands Elementary Parent Teacher Group (FES PTG) meets on the first Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the library at FES. The group can be reached at

The South Amherst Middle School Parent Teacher Group (SAMS PTG) meetings are held on the first Monday of every month. Times alternate between 2:45 and 7:15 p.m.  The next meeting will be February 2nd in the library at 2:45 p.m. at SAMS. The group can be found on Facebook at SAMS PTG or by contacting Terri Hewlett at

The Firelands Athletic Booster Club  (FABC) meets on the first Monday of the month in the library at FHS. Judy Dostall is the president and can be reached at or online at:

The Firelands Band Boosters (FBB) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at FHS. Michelle Jeffers is the president and can be reached at

The Brownhelm Historical Association (BHA) holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Carriage Barn at Mill Hollow.


Mark your calendars: FABC Steakfry will be held March 21, 2015!

The FFA will hold an apparel Sale January 5-15, 2015.

Sams Student Council will hold its Winter Braided Bread Sale from January 5 – 16, 2015.