Community Update – February 11, 2016

Safety & Security

Have you read about our recent updates to safety and security at FLSD? We invite everyone to become familiar with the changes, as a new entry procedure will take affect on February 16, 2016. Please follow this link to learn more.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Have you read about this adult drug awareness program that is coming to FLSD? If not, take a minute and catch up! We hope to see everyone on March 21st at 6:00 pm at SAMS!

Free Tax Preparation Services Available throughout Greater Lorain County

February 10, 2016 — The Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition is helping individuals and families save money by providing free tax preparation and access to tax credits through different programs across Greater Lorain County. To learn more please follow this link.

Free Indoor Walking this Winter

The Lorain County Metro Parks have teammed up with WOBL, Mercy Hospital, and the Lorain County General Health District to provide FREE FITNESS during the inclimate weather this season at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center (Amherst) and Splash Zone (Oberlin).
Participants of the “Fit Walks” program can utilize the walking/jogging track on Mondays (Splash Zone) and Thursdays (Mercy Health & Recreation Center).

Mondays (5:30pm-6:30pm) at Splash Zone

use of walking/jogging track
FREE (check-in at lobby)

Thursdays (5:30pm-6:30pm) at Mercy Health & Rec Center
use of walking/jogging track and fitness equipment
FREE (check-in at front desk) 


Strawberry Sale:

The Firelands FFA is currently holding a Strawberry Sale! The strawberries are from Florida and are $ 13.00 for 4 quarts or $ 25.00 for 8 quarts. Payments must be sent to Mrs. Shanna Finnegan at FHS by February 16th. The fruit will be in the week of March 7th and can be picked up at FHS. Please see the attached flyer for additional information:

Strawberries order form 2016

A Night at The Races:

The Parents for a Safe After Prom presents A Night At The Races! This event will be held on February 27, 2016 at the New Russia Township Hall. This group holds the after prom every year, and is responsible for funding, planning, promoting and hosting the event. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and group needs:


The MFMB Mattress Sale:

The MFMB will be hold a Mattress Sale on February 13, 2016 at South Amherst Middle School. The sale will be held from 10:00 – 5:00 pm. Please see the flyer for addition information:

MFMB mattress flyer

Adirondack Chair Raffle: A fundraiser for Express Art Summer Camp. This is a Girl Scout Gold Award project by Grace Pohorence and chairs are built by the Firelands FFA.  Winners can choose from 4 different chairs, painted by our our students!


Florence Twp Fire Department

The FTFD is holding the 42nd Annual Firemen’s Benefit Ball on Saturday, February 20th. This year the proceeds will go to help Wakeman Firefighter Chis Hilaman. Please see a Florence or Wakeman Fireman for tickets.

FTFD Firemans Ball poster 2016

Firelands Elementary PTG

Help support the Firelands Elementary PTG and shop Schwan’s Cares! Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 food items, flash-frozen and delivered to your door. Visit their web site and click Shop to Give and get started! Orders placed by March 26, 2016 will generate a 20% profit, and eGift Card sales will generate a 40% profit for FES PTG. See additional information below:

Schwan’s Home Delivery FES PTG 2016


Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 25th for all students (K-12). Please see the building web pages for additional information.

No School

Students will not have school on:
February 15th – Presidents’ Day or February 26th – Non-Instructional Day.

FHS Falcons in Action

Thursday Feb 18 OHSAA G Sectional BB @ Padua (TBD) 7 pm
Saturday Feb 20 OHSAA Sect. Wrestling @ Brookside 9 am
Saturday Feb 20 OHSAA Dist. Bowling @ Roseland Lns Noon
Tuesday Feb 23 OHSAA Sect @ Holy Name 7 pm