14 episodes

The Fairview Advantage podcast is the official podcast of the Fairview Park City School District in Fairview Park, Ohio. Our podcast closely examines the students, teachers, staff, and programs that make up our school community. We’ve got unique stories to share, highlighting creativity, innovation, collaboration, and leadership - all part of the Fairview Advantage, our framework for student success. We hope our stories will inspire and educate you on why we pride ourselves so much in our schools and the community we call home.

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The Fairview Advantage podcast is the official podcast of the Fairview Park City School District in Fairview Park, Ohio. Our podcast closely examines the students, teachers, staff, and programs that make up our school community. We’ve got unique stories to share, highlighting creativity, innovation, collaboration, and leadership - all part of the Fairview Advantage, our framework for student success. We hope our stories will inspire and educate you on why we pride ourselves so much in our schools and the community we call home.

    Episode 14 | Mamma Mia!

    Episode 14 | Mamma Mia!

    Join us as we take a closer look at Fairview High School's upcoming production of "Mamma Mia!" The musical will be performed on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 PM.

    According to Music Theatre International, the musical tells "the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
    The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre."

    Guests include Director of Stagecrafters Mrs. Jessica Atwood and seniors Molly A. and Graycen R.

    • 28 min
    Episode 13 | Community Art Project: Crossing Guard Booths

    Episode 13 | Community Art Project: Crossing Guard Booths

    In this episode, we take a closer look at the Crossing Guard booths that students at Fairview High School recently completed as part of a community art project. The Crossing Guard Booths project was a collaborative effort between Fairview High School and the city of Fairview Park, and each booth was created to highlight certain aspects of the city. Nearly 30 students from FHS participated in the project. We also discuss what future community projects are in the works for art students and the city.

    Our guests include Fairview High School art teacher Ryan Graff and seniors Rebecca C. and Addison L.

    • 19 min
    Episode 12 | Fifth Grade Transition

    Episode 12 | Fifth Grade Transition

    In this episode, we examine the critical time for students as they transition from fifth to sixth grade at Lewis F. Mayer Middle School. We talk about what parents can expect during the second semester of the school year to prepare their families and students for this significant move.

    Some of the areas discussed include:
    Educational options for students when they reach the middle schoolHow information is communicated to parents about this transitionHow parents can have their questions answered by staffWhat documents and resources are available for parents and students regarding the transitionTimelines leading up to the start of the school year and how parents and students can prepareGuests include Fairview High School & Mayer Middle School campus principal Chris Vicha and Mayer Middle School Associate Principal Heather Kaminski.

    • 33 min
    Episode 11 | 2023 Fall Play: "Dracula"

    Episode 11 | 2023 Fall Play: "Dracula"

    In this episode, we talk with members of the cast and crew of Fairview High School's production of "Dracula." The play will be performed in the Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 PM. There will be a 2:00 PM matinee performance on Sunday, November 12, 2023.

    Join us as we discuss what makes this version of the classic horror story different than other versions you might have seen. We also discuss what challenges the cast and crew of "Dracula" faced to bring the story to the stage and how much fun they had preparing for the show.

    Guests include director Craig Cohan, along with seniors Scarlett L. and Andrew H.

    • 25 min
    Episode 10 | Farm to School Month

    Episode 10 | Farm to School Month

    October is National Farm to School Month, and in this episode, we discuss the National Farm to School movement in the United States, in Ohio, and Fairview Park.

    Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites. Over 67,000 schools participate in Farm to School, with over 42 million students engaged in programming.

    Guests include Fairview Park City School District Food Services Coordinator Diana Hill and Alison Guzik, Farm to School coordinator with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 9 | Elementary School Counseling

    Episode 9 | Elementary School Counseling

    In this episode, we examine the critical role of a counselor at the elementary school level in the Fairview Park City School District. We talk about the many programs and initiatives that help students learn and grow at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School and the Parkview Early Education Center.

    Guests include Fairview Park City School District counselors Meredith Schulte and Robin Schlesinger.

    • 26 min

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