Community Update – March 13, 2017

Spring Break

Spring Break starts April 14th. School will resume on April 24th. If you need assistance over Spring Break the Board Office will be open April 17-April 21 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

4-H Steak Dinner

There will be a Steak Dinner to help raise funds for horse stalls for adults, 21 & over. Tickets are $25.00.  There will also be raffles, baskets, and music.  Come help support the Jr. Fair Horse Program Stall Project and enjoy an evening of good food and fun!

When: May 5, 20174_H logo

Time: 6:30 to Dinner is from 7pm.

Where: Wellington Eagles

If anyone would like to donate a basket, make a donation to the stall fund, or would like to purchase tickets please contact Pam Loy (440-429-2294; or Lizz Share (

4-H Project Evaluation & Exhibit Guidelines

The 2017 4-H Project Exhibit & Evaluation Guidelines are available online at:  Copies are also available at the Extension Office.

Please refer to this information packet for animal possession deadlines, judging dates, locations for ag/still-life and family consumer science project judgings and what is required for judging and county fair exhibit.

Firelands Survey

We have less that one week left for you to participate in our survey.

As you may have heard, the district is taking a step back and conducting a multi-phase research process to help us gain a better understanding of what is in the best interest of our students, community, and the educational excellence of our district. Your opinion and feedback is a critical part of this process. We hope you will support these efforts and take this short, online survey by Monday, April 17.

Click here to access the survey or copy and paste this link into your browser:
The online survey is anonymous and conducted by a third-party. No names or emails will be captured to assure your anonymity.

We encourage participation from everyone connected to the Firelands community. This includes open enrolled families and people who do not have children currently in the district. Paper and pencil surveys are also available in every building.


Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Cancer screening

Download Prevent skin cancers to read about how you can prevent skin cancer.


Several FHS students in FFA are  raising money and collecting materials to help communities in America’s heartland. Due to wildfires, tens of thousands of acres of land have been lost, thousands of cattle have cattle destroyed, and miles of fencing ruined. FFA students are organizing a relief trip to Ashland, Kansas during Spring Break to deliver supplies such as fencing, straw, hay, and other materials to support the local community. If you are interested in donating, please contact a member of FFA, or follow this Go Fund Me link.

Firelands has a new Facebook Account!

Did you know that Firelands has a new Facebook Account? Like us at The Firelands Falcons and stay connected!

FHS Falcons in Action

Thr Apr 13 Baseball/Softball vs Oberlin 5 pm
Fri/Sat Apr 14/15 Softball @ Akron Racers Classic TBD

Host Families Needed

Principal  Maver and the Rotary Club of Oberlin are very excited to WELCOME an International Student to the Firelands School District arriving August of 2017.

We are currently seeking host families in the Firelands School District.

If you could open your home for 3 to 4 months and welcome this person as an extended family member, please contact: Mary AufdenKampe at (216) 570-9669 to get the application process started. It is  essential that we get families that are willing to host or we will not be able to welcome our male student.

The Rotary Club of Oberlin gives this student a monthly stipend and school fees. The host families are responsible for a place to sleep, daily meals, and friendship.

Many will recall 3 years ago we hosted Maxime from Germany to the Firelands School District and it was a positive exchange.

Make our World Small and Share in Youth Exchange!

If you have a son or daughter that is interested in traveling abroad, we have both short-term summer exchange programs available and long-term academic year programs available.

Please contact Mary AufdenKampe or Principal Mr. Maver at (440) 965-4255 if interested in hosting ASAP.

In Case You Missed It:

FHS Concert Band Update

FHS Art Updates April 2017


Submit Information

Do you have information to be shared with the Firelands community? In addition, we are happy to post alumni updates which can include college graduation information, engagements, career changes, military updates, and more! If so, please email information to Jennifer.

There will be no community blog during Spring Break. Next community blog will run on April 27th.