Alumni Update-August 2017

Catch up with some of our alumni below: Scott Schneider, Class of 2006 Chef Scott Schneider was recently interviewed by Laura Manske from Community Table. Scott Schneider, is chef de cuisine of Ai Fiori ( “among the flowers” in Italian). The restaurant serves Italian and French Riviera-inspired cuisine at Langham Place, Manhattan. Read the interview here. Scott is the […]

Firelands High School Commencement 2017

June 2, 2017 was a beautiful evening for the 63rd Annual Commencement Exercises in The Falcon Stadium. As is tradition, seniors arrived early to get ready inside FHS.     After the entrance procession and students were seated, Senior Class President, Elizabeth Skolnik and class speakers; Emily Wagner, Matthew Brightbill and Sarah Slack welcomed everyone […]

Firelands FFA 2017 State Convention

Firelands FFA Members Attend Annual State Convention Firelands FFA had 21 members attend the 89th annual Ohio State Convention. The convention took place May 4th and 5th at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The members in attendance represented Firelands High School and showed their spirit in many uplifting ways. Prior to convention, the Ohio Ag Interns […]

FHS Art Updates April 2017

FHS Art Students Improve School Record in the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art Show The Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition has been providing a program to recognize, exhibit and honor excellence in visual art from 7-12 grade students for 50 years. The 2017 exhibition kicked off Jan. 17 and includes artwork from 20 Firelands High […]

Superintendent update 3-22-2017

From the desk of Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent. While our facility issues have not gone away, as many of you know, we are taking a step back to assess what is in the best interest of our students, community, and the educational excellence of our district. Part of this assessment includes identifying all of our […]

Princess Whatsername-Special Performance!

  The choir students at South Amherst Middle School are pleased to present a special performance of Princess Whatsername for our retired staff members and local senior citizens! This performance  will be held on March 28th at South Amherst Middle School. We will be serving a light lunch before the start of the show! There […]

Steak Fry Tickets

There are still tickets available for the Steak Fry on March 4th!   After the huge success of the “We are Firelands Steak Fry” held last year, the teachers, support staff, and administration have banned together to create a non-profit organization called “Friends of Firelands”. This organization will positively support our staff, students, and community […]

Update from the Superintendent

From the desk of Superintendent Mike Von Gunten: We Are Listening South Amherst Middle School and Firelands High School have served our community well, but the educational and financial challenges of maintaining a 107-year-old and 63-year old building continue to grow. Antiquated boilers, roof repairs, inefficient windows and doors, leaky plumbing, dim lighting, failing electrical […]