Students in AP Spanish and Honors Spanish 6 enjoyed language immersion and a culture lab at Mercyhurst University's Day in World Languages. They tasted tea from around the world, decoded French idiomatic expressions, played jian zi (Chinese Hacky Sack), filled their card of Lotería (Mexican Bingo), created memes in Spanish, wrote their names in Russian, and spoke with native speakers, professors, college students, and Fulbright Scholars. Señor Lowe was even able to enjoy some of his favorite Argentinian mate. Fairview would like to say "Gracias" to the faculty and staff of Mercyhurst University World Languages Department for their service to our students.
Erie County Technical School January Student of the Month
AP Chemistry students explore oxidation-reduction reactions as they witness the dynamic exchange of electrons and the transformative nature of chemical reactions as they apply theoretical knowledge to unravel the mysteries of redox processes.
Mr. Parmeter's class hard at work recording/calculating the probability of rolling two dice. The students will explore both theoretical and experimental probabilities, as well as learn why a certain combination occurs more than another. The students will end the lesson by playing a little game of craps, a game of probability based on rolling the number 7.
Ten FHS students presented their scientific research in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science event held on Jan 27 at PSU Behrend. Students design and conduct an experiment in an area of their interest. They present their findings to judges who then score five components of the presentation and scientific research against a rubric. Some students have or will participate in this from 7th grade through 12th grade. Besides the regional competition, students can also become eligible for scholarships to various science camps and for college tuition scholarships. Congratulations to Quinn, Yatish, Kashyap, Jared, Jocelyn, Ulyana, Amani, Aditya, Cate, and Anish. Each was awarded 1st place for their regional presentation and all are eligible to attend the State Meet at Penn State in University Park in May 2024.
Congratulations to Fairview School Foundation FHS January Students of the Month
Erie Experience classes had the pleasure to host presenters from the Hagen History Center this week. Chris Anderson and Adam Macrino presented lectures on the history of ice hockey, football and the local connections that both sports share to the region.
Kids from 14 local schools took over the Erie Insurance Arena on Thursday, February 1. Students cheered on the Erie Otters during the annual School Day Game. But before the puck dropped, some kids were out on the ice, singing not one, but two, National Anthems. These singers are part of the Fairview Middle School Chorus, kicked off Thursday's match-up by singing the Canadian National Anthem and the Star Spangled Banner , all in front of a crowd of hundreds of school-age hockey fans.
Using the information of Vertical, Supplementary and Complementary Angles along with the rules for straight angles and triangles, students shared thoughts on identifying the measurements of several missing angles within various diagrams.
Thank you to the Fairview School District for treating the Erie Experience classes to an Otters' game today. The students were able to cheer on their fellow classmates and apply their prior lesson on ice hockey in Erie to the field trip.
AP Biology students practiced genetically engineering bacteria by inserting the True Blue plasmid into E. coli. Sofia Ortiz demonstrates her micropipetting skills. Amani Thomas spreads bacteria on a petri dish. Theo Nacopolous and Gurjap Singh record their results.
Students in Ms. Nelson’s American Studies 9 classes practice geography skills related to the Old West. They chose various methods such as completing physical puzzles, labeling a giant map, using atlases, and engaging with online map tools that provided instant feedback.
Ten students represented Fairview Middle School at the PJAS Region 10 Meet on January 27 at Penn State Behrend. As part of PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science), these students presented their research findings to a panel of judges. Students who were awarded First Place Awards are eligible to present at the State Meet held at Penn State University in May.
Erie Experience classes attended Mercyhurst University's Day in Humanities field trip last Friday. The students got to explore the majors of the humanities department, received a tour of the campus and enjoyed lunch courtesy of Mercyhurst.
The Erie Experience classes heard a presentation from Mercyhurst University employee, Christian Beyer, on the history and evolution of Mercyhurst University through the years. The presentation preceded a planned field trip to the campus the following day.
The FMS Robotics Team hosted a booth at the first annual FES STEM Night on January 25th. Robotics members shared information with guests about their season, their robot, and their project. Thank you to FES for inviting the team to show the littlest tigers what robotics is all about!
Career Exploration students had their final project presentations. For the project, students researched their current career plan. They looked at data including wages, employment outlook, and total cost of education/training. With the data, they created infographics that showed visualizations of the data.
Mrs. Huggler’s ELA class began their unit on Law and Order by learning about Trial Systems from History. They enjoyed acting out the different types of trials and in the end the class favored trial by ordeal and trial by combat. The students will read various types of literature and gain an understanding about law and order throughout history. The class will wrap up the unit next week with the Trial of SpongeBob.
Mrs. Kloecker's Introduction to Computer Science students have spent the semester learning how to code using the Python programming language. Students have spent the last three weeks applying their Python skills to design and code their very own 80s-themed video games. Students then invited their peers to play their games for an arcade day because we all know that the best part about creating something is sharing it with others!
Students in Mrs. Karpinski's English classes are sharing final presentations with their classes on topics related to Romeo & Juliet.