Community Update: February 13, 2020

Open Enrollment: 2020-2021

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Online Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is open. Visit the Student Registration page and follow the appropriate link. You may also visit the Board of Education to apply.


No School: February 17th in observance of Presidents’ Day


Career Fair: February 20th at FHS

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The career readiness fair is an opportunity for our current students, graduates, and underemployed community members to meet with local businesses, adult education programs, military recruiters, and career counselors to learn about viable pipelines to quality employment. We have a lot of high paying jobs in our area, yet many who are not trained to fill those positions. Providing awareness of the employment potential and the training programs needed to fulfill these positions will close the skill gaps for employers. It will also offer better wages for individuals in our community, allowing for a higher standard of living.

Many of the employers who are at the fair are willing to train individuals who possess the necessary employability skills. Currently, our community has numerous opportunities for hardworking individuals from the organization listed below. Additional companies can participate by contacting Dr. Zimmer at

Parent Teacher Conferences: February 20th in all buildings

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FES: From 4:00 – 7:30. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference

SAMS: From 3:00 – 6:30 in the small gym – arena style

FHS: From 3:00 – 6:30 pm in teacher classrooms

Operation Street Smart: February 25th at SAMS


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This FREE program is designed to educate parents, teachers, social workers, community partners, and anyone with a nexus to children about current drug trends, terminology, and paraphernalia. Attendees will learn how children and teens hide these drugs.  Children and/or students are not permitted to attend.


Falcon Showcase: March 10th

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Come join us on Tuesday, March 10th for the Falcon Showcase, which is student-focused and is a direct reflection of their hard work and dedication. This is an excellent opportunity for the community to see the quality instruction within our buildings, and what the students have produced.
New this year, any student with an existing business is welcome to display and sell their product. For example: students who produce maple syrup, jewelry etc. The students need to pre-register with Jen Butchko or Lori Roemer by Friday, February 14th.
Tables and designated areas will be set up for students to display/demonstrate their accomplishments, all in the friendly confines of the Firelands High School gymnasium.

Special Olympics 2020: May 8th

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Is your child interested in participating in the 2020 Lorain County Special Olympics?  It will be held on Friday May 8th, 2020 (with a rain date of Tuesday May 12th), at Ely Stadium.  This event is meant for all children with the slightest academic disability to the most severe physical disabilities.

Please see download for additional information and registration papers: Special Olympics initial invite

Paper copies of the registration are also available in school offices.


ExploreAg: Summer Camps

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The ExploreAg camps are FREE to attend and the deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. Download the complete form here: 2020 ExploreAg Updated Flyer – 1


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Free Fitness Classes

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FHS Falcons in Action

Thursday, February 13 – 7pm – Winter Band Concert
Saturday, February 15 – OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest at North Ridgeville
Monday, February 17 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
Thursday, February 20 – 3:30 – 7 pm – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February 20 – 4 pm – FHS Career Fair
Thursday, February 20 – 7 pm – OHSAA Girls Division II Sectional Final – East Tech/Fairview winner @ Firelands
Monday, February 24 – 7pm – Winter Choir Concert
Wednesday, March 4th – 7:30 am – Junior SAT Day – No school for other three grades – Juniors from both FHS and the LCJVS will take the SAT – provided by the State of Ohio at no cost to students. This is a mandatory day for all juniors from both FHS and the LCJVS. More information will be coming in the next few weeks
Tuesday, March 10th – Falcon Showcase – 6:30 pm – FHS Gymnasium