This is YOUR Year

Class of 2022


The time has come! Time for you to prepare to leave the nest. We hope this year is a memorable one for you to cherish as a milestone in your life. As we are not sure where the pandemic takes us this year, we will move forward, make the best of what we have and get you ALL out of this nest in May.


Class of 2022 Leadership Team

Class officer applications were available the end of August. Only 2 seniors applied so they are the new "Leadership" Team.


Welcome...  Jake Lyon, President

                    Alex Wennerstrom, Vice President


These 2 will be organizing to hold our first Class off 2022 meeting, soon!



REMINDER: The next virtual Financial Aid Meeting is tomorrow night!

Good Afternoon,

 

Kent State University- Stark Campus is hosting virtual financial aid nights. All Seniors, no matter where they choose to go to college are welcome. There are two meetings left to choose from, all will have the exact same information. To join, please click on the link below at the designated date and time. 

 

Thursday, September 23 at 6pm- presenters: Andrea Dale and Katie Schalmo

Blackboard link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/20ad92ec8d664b66bf25f68c521a5fc0

Anonymous dial in:

+1-571-392-7650

PIN: 428 628 0266

 

Thursday, October 7 at 6pm- presenters: Andrea Dale and Kurt Drotleff

Blackboard link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e697041473984af4a81365a395e236aa

Anonymous dial in:

+1-571-392-7650

PIN: 920 582 9224


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Ways to get information as  we approach graduation

    1. Check your emails regularly!  

    2. Join Remind (81010 @ txt bc76hd);

    3. Senior board in the hallway by the office;

    4. Class of 2022 Google Calendar that will be shared with you;

    5. Mrs Meredith...you can always email with questions

                    denise.meredith@fairless.sparcc.org


Senior Portraits!

    Here are some businesses to take your portrait:

  •  Infinite Graphics with Abby Smith
  •  Camelot Studios    
  •  Smyly Photography joryoakleaf@gmail.com                                                   ***Jory is offering a special! ***
Cap and Gown orders
  • Josten's will be here to  distribute packets September 15th, 8:30 am. Order pick up will be Sept 22, in lunch
  • Josten's will be at RG Drage Mon Nov 15, at 8:47am to distribute packets; Order pick up will be Nov 30, 7:30-9am
  • Cost is $33 for cap, gown and tassel + tax. Any other Graduation items ordered will be shipped to your home and you must include the $12.95 shipping and handling
  • Can also order online at jostens.com
        

Canton Repository Teen of the Month Applications

        Please obtain an application from Mrs. Cibella or Mrs. Terrell

        Fill out COMPLETELY

        Get 2 teacher Recommendations

        Turn in to Mrs. Cibella or Mrs. Terrell


Seniors Paint a Brick

Seniors, make a mark on the high school before you graduate! For $5 per cinder block on the west wall in the cafeteria, you may paint a favorite saying, your name and year as well as a favorite pic or sport memory. Pictures/drawings must be pre-approved by Mrs Meredith and must not be altered. Please, school appropriate. Sign up on the google form that was sent through your FHS email.


Copy of letter sent in August to address on file. If you did not receive, please stop in and verify address.



Dear Class of 2022 Senior and Parents/Guardians,



Congratulations on your final year before you take flight and leave the nest!


I will share with all seniors a Google Calendar to remind you of important dates and items needed for graduation as well as suggestions for your next step with your future endeavors.


Your Senior year will fly by before your very eyes.Commencement is fast approaching, only about 160 school days away. Participate in all you can, make memories to last a lifetime and remember to have fun along the way.


This year I will be your Senior Class Advisor and have started to make plans for you and your classmates for a memorable and enjoyable year. Emails will be sent periodically to all senior email accounts inviting you to attend upcoming activities and remind you about events. Please check them regularly. You can also check for updates on the Senior Page of the Fairless Website, join Remind (Enter 81010;Text@bc76hd), as well as twitter@falconreview and Instagram@fairlessfalconyearbook.


The Class Trip has been put in place since the end of last year and NYC is the destination since your sophomore trip was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some  seniors have taken advantage of monies earned through fundraisers to put towards this trip. There are still many of you with monies in the account to put towards the trip which will lower your amount TREMENDOUSLY.  We need 30 more students to keep the trip moving forward so please email me if you are interested. We will begin promoting the trip again, SOON. I am looking at fundraisers that will allow students to sell items, again, to help lower  individual costs. 


Election procedure for class officers will be started the first week of school. If you wish to be a senior class officer, please stop by room 121 and pick up an application. Officers are newly elected each year. Applications will be available beginning August 18th and due back to me by August 27th, 3pm.


We want your last year at Fairless to be one you will remember and cherish with your friends that will go beyond the distancing and masks..


Here are your first important dates:

         Wed Sept 15      8:30 am Jostens will be at FHS to present 

Graduation Pkts 

**You can always go to Jostens.com to

      order Graduation items

Wed Sept 22           Lunch mod Jostens to pick up graduation orders

Fri Sept 30         6:59 am Senior Class GROUP Picture in gym

       Fri Nov 20 Baby Pic/Extra Pic due to Mrs Courtney

                                                                                     for Yearbook

Dec TBD Yearbook Headshots??


If you have any questions, email, text or email your advisor at the information below:


denise.meredith@fairless.sparcc.org                         330-767-3444 ext 2207    



I am looking forward to a great year with the 2022 Senior Class.



Mrs. Dee Meredith

Senior Class Advisor




Senior Graduation Checklist


⃞    Credits Met? Mr Glasgow/Mrs Vasiliades

⃞  Testing  passed? Mr Glasgow/Mrs Vasiliades

⃞    ACT/SAT taken for college?

⃞   Fees paid (may check amt with Mrs Meredith) Treasurer’s office

          Checks made out to FHS

⃞       Career Passport  (optional  if not Bruno’s class ) END of 3rd 9 weeks

turn in to Mrs Meredith

⃞  One college applied to by Halloween?

⃞    Check diploma for wording/ spelling ? Mrs Bailey

Money turned in for Senior trip $700 est ? May 15-17, 2022

⃞    Jostens Graduation Meeting FHS Wed September 15, 8:30am

Orders collected  @ FHS Wed September 22 per 6

meeting @ RGD November 23, tentative?

⃞    Jostens…cap and gowns passed out *after April, CASH only if need to purchase

    **Can order online @Jostens.com**

    **Student Fees must be paid prior to pass out**

⃞   Class of 2022 Group Photo Fri Sept 30 @ 6:59 am                  

                     in Gymnasium 

⃞    Pictures in for yearbook Nov 20, 2021

Baby Pic/Extra Senior Picture

⃞ Prestige here to take headshots TBD


⃞    FAFSA application in begin Oct 1, 2021

⃞    Financial Aid Night Virtual , Tues, Sept 14, 6pm

Sat, Sept 18, 10am

Thurs, Sept 23, 6pm

** Check prior email from Mrs Vasiliades for links**

In House Scholarship Application February-March TBD

          Due_______________________ Apr TBD



Senior Bucket List  

See how many you can complete of these 65+ ideas or add your own


☐  Go to EVERY home football 

          game.

☐  Join a club.

☐  Go to homecoming.

☐  Take a trip with your best friends.

☐  Write a time capsule letter of best

             and worst memories

☐  Make amends with someone you

        may have hurt

☐  Participate in Spirit Week.

☐  Do a 5K run.

☐  Go to a concert with friends.

☐  Apply for college.

☐  Get into college!

☐  Make a "High School Years"

             playlist.

☐  Ride bikes to school.

☐  Make a nice dinner for your

              family.

☐  Go ice skating.

☐  Journal 

☐  Take polaroid pictures.

☐  Say YES more often.

☐  Make a new friend and invite

              him/her to  coffee

☐  Apply for 3 Scholarships

☐  Explore your neighboring town.

☐  Tell your teachers you appreciate

              them.

☐  Go out of your comfort zone.

☐  Movie nights.

☐  Go to a basketball game.

☐  Attend an event you normally

               wouldn't go to.

☐  Leave your name somewhere in

                 school.

☐  Make personal  yearbook of all

         four yrs

☐  Volunteer.

☐  Waste less time on social media.

☐  Donate blood.

☐  Pay for the next person in a 

              drive-thru.

☐  Go to prom.

☐  Hide notes of encouragement.

☐  Reach out to new people.

☐  Go to the school musical.

☐  Go on a spring break vacation.

☐  Carve a pumpkin.

☐  Host a Girls'/Guys’ Night.

☐  Grab lunch with a long lost (or

            new) friend.

☐  Forgive an old grudge.

☐  Pull an April Fools' Joke.

☐  Conquer a fear.

☐  Go camping.

☐  Keep a tradition (or start one for

          yourself!)

☐  Decorate Gingerbread houses.

☐  Go to a Pumpkin Patch.

☐  Go Black Friday Shopping.

☐  Go bowling.

☐  Learn to cook at least 3 different 

              meals.

☐  Take a family vacation.

☐  Go to breakfast with friends

           before school.

☐  Apply for scholarships.

☐  Tour a college with friends.

☐  Have a food fight.

☐  Say yes to everything for a day.

☐  Shock your mom and take over 

             Laundry while it’s still free

☐  Go to a midnight release of a  

              movie.

☐  Go hiking.

☐  Get up early to bring a friend or 

            teacher  a latte

☐  Take a weekend trip with your

        best  friends.

☐  Go all out for Spirit Week

☐  Do a senior photo shoot with your 

           best friends.

☐  Craft a Christmas gift

☐  Go to a drive-in movie.

☐  Write a letter to your future self.

☐  Graduate!!


     

Here are some interesting answers to college questions posted from    BySophiaLee.com.    You can search for other topics as well on this site          

Here are my answers to the most popular questions asked:

1. How did I manage my time with homework/studying?

This is one of my FAVORITE things to talk about with college haha I know it sounds lame, but I am such a schedule person that having my homework/study schedule down helped my stress levels so much.

I always treated college like a job. From 8-5 everyday, I was working (aka being a student). I occasionally had a nighttime class that I would have to schedule around, but usually all my classes fell between that 8am to 5pm period. I would spend hours planning my schedule before every semester to try to get the classes as back to back as possible.

I know a lot of people don't like that, but that allowed me to get my classes down in a block. For me, I liked all my classes being from 8am-12pm everyday. (obvi, this is ideal - didn't always happen). Then, I would take a 30 minute lunch break and from 12:30-5:00pm I would do all my projects/homework/studying. With that schedule, I was almost always able to get all my homework and studying done before 5:00pm. Having that "work" schedule in place was key to be being efficient.

ALSO - I survived college by using peoples quizlets. A lot of the classes you take (especially freshman year) students are taking those all over the country and the info is really the same. Look up your classes (or the textbooks you're using on Quizlet) and use it to study. Loved this little hack.

ALSO Part 2: Time-blocking saved my life in college 🙌🏼

2. Dorming with someone you know/vs someone new?

Freshman year I actually dormed with one of my best friends from my high school. We're still best friends and it worked out really well, BUT I would recommend NOT doing that.

If I had to go back and do it again, I would 100% pick someone random. Sometimes that doesn't work out well, but by doing that you put yourself out of your bubble and it allows you to meet other people.

3. If I had one piece of advice about college, what would it be?

My #1 advice is that no one knows what they are doing. Some people look like they have it together and I can 100% guarantee you that they have had meltdowns about their classes, failing a test, not knowing if there in the right major, paying for college, finding a job after college.

It's so easy to compare yourself in college but really, you're not suppose to know what you're doing. That's why you are there!! I wish I gave myself more grace with this in college.

4. What should I do when I start losing motivation?

College is TOUGH- literally no doubt about it. It is 10000% normal to hit some walls and start to lost motivation for going to class, finishing homework, studying for exams, etc. BUT there is one piece of advice I read somewhere that was actually life changing: change your mindset from "I have to do this" to "I get to do this." So simple right?? You probably hear this all the time, but going to college is an amazing thing and you're SO lucky to experience it.

5. How did you manage your money in college?

I paid for college on my own so I had to be really specific with my finances. I would write up a budget every.single.month. This helped me know exactly how much money I had coming in and how much money was going out.

This is extra but also helped me -- I used cash envelopes (look up Dave Ramsey for more about these). Basically, I would budget out how much I needed for grocery shopping, going out, birthday gifts, clothes, etc. I would give an envelope for each category. Once the money out of the envelope was gone, I was done spending money in that category for each month.

6. What if I make the wrong decision for my school/major/friend group?

I have a pretty simple answer for this one... any decision you make that is in the best interest for yourself, will never be the wrong decision. If you are looking out for yourself, following your gut, and doing what you believe to be is best for yourself, you're headed in the right direction. And in all honesty, if something doesnt work out, it was never meant to be🤷‍♀️

7. My BFF and I broke up, now what?

UGH. This is so so tough. There is nothing worse than losing someone who was once like a sister to you. One of the best things about college though is how many people you are surrounded by, and how many NEW people you have the opportunity to meet. Try your best to branch out and surround yourself with people who build you up andddd in all honesty if you and your once-upon-a-time homegirl are meant to be bffs, I promise you'll find your way back to each other.

8. What clothes should I bring from home to college?

Another tricky one- but your closets at school are most likely 5x smaller than the one you have at home. Let me set this straight: if you don't wear it at home, you won't wear it at school. Seriously, make the priority to bring all your fav things, you can always have more clothes shipped to you or bring more back after breaks. Also remember your roomies probably have some super cute clothes you can borrow ;)

10. Best tip for moving out of the dorms?

Labels and plastic bins will be your absolute best friends. No need for a label maker either, painters tape and a sharpie will work juuust fine.

I've also heard storage units are actually SO worth it. Rent a storage unit for the few months in between moving out and moving in and split the cost with your future roomies. Your parents will be thrilled they won't be trying to shove a futon in the trunk of their car again.

Taking home the least amount possible will be so worth it, especially so your childhood bedroom doesn't feel like an episode of Hoarders.

I literally had so much fun answering your questions and I hope we can do this again soon 🤪

Sophia



Graduation Information

  • Make sure School Fees are paid! See Mrs Meredith if not sure if you owe school fees
  • Order Cap and Gown from Josten's on line at Jostens.com. The price will increase in December ($55.00).   *** Do not add Shipping/Handling Fee ($12.95) if ordering ONLY Cap and Gown unit($55.00).  You must add tax! 
  • Make sure all graduation requirements and/or pathways are met; Credits, Points
Graduation Cap and Gowns may be purchased from Mrs Meredith in room 121 beginning April . CASH Only per Jostens. Here are the figures:
      Cap and Gown and tassel    $55
      Announcements                 $ 2 each (insert with date change included)
      Cap                                   $15
      Cap and Tassel                   $35
      Gown                                $20
      Tassel                                $20


Graduation Dates of Importance
     May 14, 2022          Prom at Santangelo's at 6:30pm   

       May 15-17, 2022     Senior Class Trip to New York City

       May 18, 2022          Senior Last Day 
                                    (Ride In 8:30 at Brewster PD see Austin Medure for details)
                                     Graduation Practice 9:30- MANDATORY

      May 19, 2022         Awards Night @ 6pm Gym

      May 20, 2022         Baccalaureate @ 5pm Auditorium
                                   Commencement @ 7pm Stadium 
                                            

Countdown to Commencement
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