Community Update: February 28, 2020

Upcoming District Events

Falcon Showcase: March 10th

Falcon Showcase 2020

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, students with an existing business will be displaying and sell their product. For example: students who produce maple syrup, jewelry etc.

Special Olympics 2020: May 8th

Special Olympics

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.

Can you help the Firelands FFA?

FFA Cluncker clean up

Help Firelands FFA Clean Up the Community While Helping Ronald McDonald House Charities! Firelands FFA is currently leading this state-wide competition!

Get rid of those old, unused vehicles and farm equipment while benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Through April 24, 2020, Ohio FFA chapters are ridding their communities of unneeded vehicles and farm equipment. At no cost to you or your local FFA chapter, RMHC will pick up the vehicle or farm equipment (from anywhere in Ohio) and tow it to the nearest auction location. This program is made possible by Telhio Credit Union.

Community members interested in donating a vehicle or equipment can do so via phone using the program-specific number: 800-332-8201 (use code #OH0088 for Firelands).

Each donation will be tracked to the chapter using the chapter’s unique identification number. This spring, Telhio Credit Union & the Ohio FFA Foundation will award $10,000 to the Ohio FFA chapter with the most vehicles donated!

JUNIOR SAT DAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH

The Ohio Department of Education provides the SAT to all juniors, free of charge.  The SAT testing date will be on Wednesday, March 4th, with testing beginning at 7:30 am on that date.  This is a mandatory test for all juniors, including students attending the LCJVS and CCP full-day students at both Lorain County Community College and BG-Firelands.  Student in the other three grades will not have class that day at Firelands High School.  Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 should use the day to shadow career interests, or make it a college visit day.

Student Achievement

SAMS Robotics Team:

vex 20

Congratulations to the boys and girls robotics teams for qualifying for the 2020 Ohio VRC Middle School State VEX Robotics Championship held in Marion, Ohio on March 6th. All of your hard work, dedication, and late nights competing throughout the season really shows. This is the first time Firelands robotics teams have received invitations to compete at the state level. Awesome Job! Photo credit to The Morning Journal.

FHS: Ethan Boggs

Ethan Boggs 2020Freshman Ethan Boggs is one of three ninth grade finalists for the Maltz Museum’s “Stop the Hate” essay competition. He wrote his winning essay as an assignment for Honors English One. He will find out if he is the winner of the $500 prize at a ceremony later this spring.

Each year, approximately two to three thousand submissions from students in 6 – 12th grade attending schools in 12 counties in Northeast Ohio are received. The essays are scored according to a matrix by hundreds of volunteer readers to determine the twenty-five top finalists. Students and schools are annually awarded $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. The contest, now in its 12th year, has engaged over 30,000 students and provided over 1 million dollars in awards, made possible through the generosity of a donor and the support of sponsors.

SAMS Musical: March 24-25

willie wonka jr

The 7th and 8th grade students at SAMS will be presenting Willy Wonka Junior on March 24th and 25th this year! This annual musical sells out quickly. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Fundraisers

Friends of Firelands: August 12th

FOF Golf Outting 2020

Health

Help said pooh

Nord Center:

24/7 Emergency / Crisis Hotline 1-800-888-6161
1-440-204-4222
The Nord Center’s Emergency Stabilization Services (ESS) offers crisis intervention services to any person in Lorain County experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis, including extreme feelings of despair, anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, assault, trauma and abuse. All services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Handwashing: The best defense against illness

proper handwashing

 

JUNIOR SAT DAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH – The Ohio Department of Education provides the SAT to all juniors, free of charge.  The SAT testing date will be on Wednesday, March 4th, with testing beginning at 7:30 am on that date.  This is a mandatory test for all juniors, including students attending the LCJVS and CCP full-day students at both Lorain County Community College and BG-Firelands.  Student in the other three grades will not have class that day at Firelands High School.  Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 should use the day to shadow career interests, or make it a college visit day.

Community 

Leota Bettcher Hall & BUMC:

easter flyer UMC 2020

 

Cogar Benefit: February 29, 2020

Kyler CogarThe Cogar family suffered the loss of their father/ husband in November of 2018, and also recently lost their oldest child, Kyler.

A spaghetti dinner has been organized to support the family. They will be serving Spaghetti, Meatballs and Sauce, Bread and butter, Salad, Desserts and Drinks, for only $15 per ticket. The event will take place at the Florence Congregational Church from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 29th.

Please RSVP so there is an accurate count to accommodate everyone, or to purchase tickets. Please contact:
Melissa Striker at Melstriker@oh.rr.com or 440-552-2718

All proceeds will go directly to the Cogar family.

 

Brownhelm Historical Association

Can you help

The Brownhelm Historical Association is in need of student helpers.

If any students need volunteer hours the BHA is requesting help! They need help taking items from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor of the school in preparation of their Grandma’s Attic Sale.

Help is needed on April 4th starting at 10am at the Brownhelm School (1950 N. Ridge Road, Vermilion).

An email contact for the BHA is: brownhelmhistory@gmail.com 

Kevin’s Kindness Project

Kevins card

Kevin was diagnosed in May 2019 with Clear Cell Sarcoma and lost his battle on February 9th, 2020. Kevin’s family wishes to honor his legacy by requesting that you perform a random act of kindness in memory of Kevin.  Please visit Kevin’s Kindness Project on Facebook to share your act of kindness.

 

Prince and Princess Breakfast: March 21st

P & P Pancake Flyer 2020

PSA

Daylight Savings 2020

 

FHS Falcons in Action

Friday, February 28 – 7 pm – OHSAA Boys Division II Sectional Final vs East Tech/JFK @ TBD (if win)
Saturday, February 29th – OHSAA Division II Sectional Wrestling at Bay High School – 10 am
Saturday, February 29 – 7pm – Division II District Championship Game v TBD @ Elyria (if win)
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
Friday, March 6 – FHS Blood Drive
Friday, March 6th (4 pm) and Saturday March 7th (9:30 am) – OHSAA Division II District Wrestling at Norwalk High School
Friday, March 6 – OMEA Large Group Choir event
Tuesday, March 10th – Falcon Showcase – 6:30 pm – FHS Gymnasium
Friday, March 13 – END OF THIRD GRADING PERIOD

 

Submit your community information to jbutchko@firelandsschools.org