FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.
Fairmont Senior High School Fairmont, West Virginia
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1. The address of FSHS Foundation P.O. Box 91, Fairmont, WV 26555-0091
2. Seats in the auditorium remain available for sponsorship for $200.00. A plate with three lines of information will commemorate the donation.
Carol Amos and Linda Morgan happily announce the launch of a Facebook page as they continue to research and write a book documenting the history of Fairmont Senior High School. Join us, won't you?
Submit memories about FSHS, the quintessential school of excellence, which prepares students for the future while preserving the building and its rich history.
Graduates, faculty, parents, and the community of Fairmont WV are part of the history of Fairmont Senior High School. As Carol Ballah Amos and Linda Orr Morgan research and write a history of the school, we invite all those interested to share memories and/or pictures for consideration in the publication.
Voices From Fairmont Senior High School
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Class of 1995 Reunion
Save the Dates:
Friday, September 18, 2015- Tailgate at the Polar Bear football game
Saturday, September 19, 2015- late morning tour of the renovated FSHS and evening dinner at Fairmont State University Falcon Center
More information coming soon!!!!
And, if you haven't done so already, please join our Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1995 Facebook page for the most updated information or contact Erin Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 1966 will convene at the Fairmont Field Club on September 24, 2016 for their 50th class reunion. Contact Cecilia Gallucci Price for more details or see updates here.
If you enjoyed dancing to Pee Wee and the Prophets at the Melody Manor or other dance clubs in the area, reminisce with this recording shared on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmfdfeTqdnM
West Fairmont High School Class of 1965 on Facebook lists updates by Joe Asterino for the reunion. Its time to nail down attendance, gang. If you are attending our 50th, please send either $40 f single or $75 a couple to Mark Trach at 101 Avondale Road, Fairmont, W. Va. 26554. Make check out to "WFHS CLASS OF 65". Update on school tour to start at 1:00 pm on August 29th. Cost includes both Friday and Saturday night.
Congratulations to the 2015 Foundation Scholars
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship-- Bethany Anne McPherson
Anthony Pizatella Scholarship--Kayla Marie DeLorenzo
Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship--Steven Matthew Riggleman
South Fairmont Rotary Scholarship--Michael Anthony Shaw
Davidson Family Scholarship--Dalton Alexander Okel
Brogan Raddish Memorial Scholarship--Holly Lynne Bogdanich
Ross and Dolores Maruka Scholarship--Sarah Marie Topardo
Baylee Alexis Abbott
Sarah Emily Cox
Francisco Misael Guerrero
Sean Michael Riggleman
Halie Kay Rooks
Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship
Landon Paul Owens
Madison Allyssa Schell
Program of Dedication - 1929 Click on Mission/History
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WFHS-TV of Fairmont Senior High School continues a partnership with the Times West Virginian since 1999.
Photo credit to Aaron Naternicola: December 11, 2014 before home wrestling match
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Pictured above are members of Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1954 at their 60-year reunion. It was held at the Fairmont Elks Lodge. FRONT (from left) — Virginia Riggi, Lucy Ann Dickerson, Norma Pflock, Duane Carder, Ruth Perkins, Carolyn Romino, Patty Hawkins, Patty Day, Carol Conley, Patty Burke and Rex Hamilton. SECOND ROW — Laura Lobuts, Velva Anderson, Billie Flynn, Ann Lucas, Barbara Snider, Charlie Hirt, Patty West, Nancy Aultman, Thomasena Woodyard, Caleb Tarleton, Eddie Patterson, Kitty Lehman, Ted Craft and Betty Jo Price. BACK ROW — George Taylor, Antoinette Mezzanotte, Joe Jenkins, John Hess, Philomena Colasessano, Jim Weihe, John Orlando, Ken Alkire, Ed Davis, Charlie Russell, Tom Stanberry, Jay Early, Larry Amos, Fred DeChristopher, John Hibbs and David Maselli.
Front row L-R
Karen Lennon, Eleanor Morgan, Marcie Cheslock, Janet Johnson, Peggy Corley, Sally Matthews, Joni Mazurek, Cecilia Raspa, Linda Alvaro, Terry Corwin, Nancy Edwards, Camille Alberico, Patty Bonasso
Middle row L-R
Donnie Metz, Joy Stewart, Elizabeth Deriggi, Mary Jane Curry, Melody Carpenter, Miriam Cimino, Patty Van Gilder, Debbie Adams, Pam Gaston, Patty Linn, Andrea Salvatore, Lettie Ezelle, Barbara Pasquale, Randy Carpenter, Mark Calabrase, Mike Resetar, Bob Elliott
Back row L-R
Frank Stingo, Steve Yerkovich, George Drennen, Richard O'Conner, Marty Utt, Bob Swiger, Rick Wade, Bill Mallamo. Mark Ornowski, Tom Cole, Jimmy Blankenship, Greg Lee, Steve Freeland, Eddie Snider, Cecil Corley, Tom Heck, Mike Lawson, Mark Mallamo, Pete Monell, Herbie Amato, Mike Devericks, Neal Hamilton, Bob Shingleton, John Paknik, Doug Laughlin, Marty VanGilder, Steve Murphy
Class of 1974
First row: Rick Suplita, Shirley Carder Boggess, Blaine "Ike" Robinson, Anthony Monell, Rick Spragg, Janet Marines Hass, Carol Olsen Clelland, Carl Crandall, Amanda Oakes Shabatura, Bob Rosier, Bonnie Zimmerman Lancaster, Phyllis Monell Branham, Wendy Watkins Betts, Judy DeFilippo Preston, Becky Langford Cross, Karen Costello McDougal, Frances Parrack Loar, David Conant, Kay Springer Mullenax, Michelle Cousins Moore, Jed Smith, Rodney McGinnis, and Bill Martin.
Second row: Bill Jones, Dianne Webner Wolfe, Sharon Christenburg Tucker.
Third row: David Manley, Ed Stalnaker, Carol Spencer Williams, and Linda Cox Gowers.
Fourth row: David Judy, Larry Ash, Linda Satterfield Arbuckle, Marie Whitehair Vandergrift, Sharon Lane Burrows.
Fifth row: Steve Soles, Edgar Jaynes, Diane Gracy Vester, Janet Lowther Conant, and Larry Rexrode.
Sixth row: Dan Tonkery, Blake Boggess, Bill Goodwin, Dave Clark.
Seventh row: Bill Haney, Laura Lee Harry Harki, Gary Gallucci, Paula Inghram Harr, and Andrea Reed Keener.
Back row: Randy Spragg, Rick Amos, Rick Harter, Jim Harki, Nancy Higinbotham Kincell, Carolyn Tinder Dennison Judy Criss Davisson , Bill Renner, Jim Varner, Inda Carr, George Michael, Harriet Bachman White, Tom Springer, Frank D'Amico, H. Scott Close.
Congratulations to the 2014 Foundation Scholars
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship-- Logan Spicer
Anthony Pizatella Scholarship--Sydney Woody
Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship Jared Bartrug
South Fairmont Rotary Scholarship--Ryder Skarzinski
Davidson Family Scholarship--Tori Snyder
Brogan Raddish Memorial Scholarship--Adrianna Constable
Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Officers and Board Members
Interior of Fairmont Junior High School 1963
Fairmont Senior High School
U.S. Department of Education names Fairmont Senior High School a High Performing
National Blue Ribbon School
2007-2010 High School That Work Pacesetter School
Benedum Professional Development School
FSU Professional Development School
West Virginia School of Excellence
PBST Exemplar School
West Virginia Exemplary School
2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012.
54475 Can you guess what it's counting?
Fairmont Senior High School cornerstone recently cleaned with restoration of front facade
WFHS TV NEWS thanks the Times West Virginian for the collaborative partnership since 1999.
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Seven schools in the county were named Schools of Excellence, which is the gold standard of educational achievement.
Those schools are Barrackville, East Dale, Fairview, Pleasant Valley and White Hall elementary schools; Fairview Middle School; and Fairmont Senior High School.
Fairmont Senior was also named as a National Blue Ribbon School. They were the only high school in the state to achieve the honor.
Seventy-one schools in the state were named Schools of Excellence, and seven of those were from Marion County.
Fairmont Senior has won the eighth consecutive Exemplary School status from the West Virginia Department of Education. http://wvde.state.wv.us/news/1790/ Visit the WV Department of Education for details about the prestigious prize.
WFHS TV NEWS thanks the Times West Virginian for the collaborative partnership since 1999.
Fairmont Senior High School, home of the Polar Bears
A National Blue Ribbon School as awarded by the U.S. Department of Education
An Exemplary School and School of Excellence
Tyson Furgason, principal
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Fairmont, West Virginia
1867 - 2013
FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS
FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS June 15, 2015
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The Fairmont Senior High School Foundation presented the following scholarships to 2015 graduating seniors:
Ross and Dolores Maruka Memorial—Sarah Marie Topardo
Seth Burton Memorial—Bethany Anne McPherson
Anthony Pizatella, Jr. Memorial—Kayla Marie DeLorenzo
Rex Stalnaker Memorial—Steven Matthew Riggleman
Brogan Raddish Memorial—Holly Lynne Bogdanich
South Fairmont Rotary—Michael Anthony Shaw
Davidson Family—Dalton Alexander Okel
Rick and Linda Parker Rivesville—Landon Paul Owens and Madison Allyssa Schell
FSHS Foundation General Scholarships—Baylee Alexis Abbott, Emily Tingting Chen, Sarah Emily Cox, Francisco Miseal Guerrero, Sean Michael Riggleman, Halie Kay Rooks
The address of FSHS Foundation P.O. Box 91, Fairmont WV 26555 for donations to aid in scholarships and teacher grants. Seats in the auditorium are still available for sponsorship.
Many moving targets to upcoming prep sports reclassification by Doug Smock
About four months from now, the state’s high school sports will have a new set of classifications for the next four seasons, from 2016 to 2020.
How much will that alter the landscape? It’s hard to tell.
It’s very, very hard to tell.
The Secondary School Activities Commission’s current four-year cycle concludes with the 2015-2016 academic year. The second monthly enrollment report from each school lays the foundation for a new cycle. Those enrollment reports go to the county administrators, which send them on to the state, which sends the numbers to the SSAC.
The SSAC will receive the enrollment numbers, from largest to smallest, without a school name attached. The Board of Directors will determine parameters for how the schools will be split—will there be an equal number of schools for each class, or will they be split at a sizable gap between schools?
Read the entire article at http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150612/GZ02/150619689/1115
Class of 1990: We are organizing an informal get-together for the class of 1990 at Heston Farm Winery from 4-10pm on July 11. I can take email questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be a 30th reunion planning committee at 10am that morning at Clarion Inn on East Grafton Rd
Oak Glen advances to States as Polar Bears fall in Regional Final 8-7.
Congrats to the following Polar Bears on being named to the All-Conference Big 10 Team:
1st Team - Ryan Ricer (Infield)
2nd Team - Nick Davisson (Utility) & Ryan Valentine (Pitcher)
Special Honorable Mention - Jayce Riley
Honorable Mention - Austin Kuhn, Daimen Davis, Stefan Priester, & Trevor DeVaul
Jeff Courtney is driven to become the first ever Deaf Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. He will be competing in the blue belt heavyweight division this Thursday, May 28th at the 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in California. Jeff hopes to use this as a stepping stone to get in the UFC. “I cannot imagine the pride that Jeff's family is feeling right now because I know the pride I feel from just growing up around him. You are a wonderful example of a human being, my fine sir. Congratulations on your accomplishment. You don't have to be able to hear the moon or stars to shoot for them....there's no sound in space any way!” Ame Anderson on Facebook in recognizing Jeff's accomplishments.
Rick Spencer shared this link which I share with you on Flag Day. West Virginia has the highest per capita of names on the Wall. We more than did our duty for the nation. This is really sobering. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look at the names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person's death, a picture or at least their bio and medals.
This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it. I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed. http://www.virtualwall.org/
JUNE 2015 TV19 SCHEDULE ON TIME-WARNER CABLE IN FAIRMONT: All programs on web at: http://gfcc.peg. Program on web athttp://tv19fairmont.blogspot.com
7:00 MARION COUNTY EXPO: 04/18/15 10:00
7:10 PIERPONT GRADUATION: 05/15/15 20:08
7:30 FAIRMONT STATE GRADUATION: 05/16/15 1:08:15
8:38 MEALS ON WHEELS: 05/04/15 12:44
8:51 I AM DR. WEBB 13:02
9:04 HISTORY FATHERS DAY 12:26
9:16 FAIRMONT SCENES NO 6 11:36
9:30 HONOR FLIGHT: LEAVE & ARRIVE DC 17:31
9:47 WORLD WAR II & FDR MEMORIALS 11:04
9:58 KOREA, VIETNAM, LINCOLN MEMORIAL 11:48
10:10 TOUR, UNKNOWN SOLIDER, IWO JIMA, AF 28:24
10:38 EAT, LEAVE AND ARRIVE IN WV 22:21
11:00 OPENING: 3 RIVERS FESTIVAL 14:28
11:15 MOUNTAINEER MILITARY MUSEUM 14:20
11:30 SAT. AFTERNOON AT 3 RIVERS 29:01
12:00 ROAD TO RECOVERY: Families May 2015 58:58
1:00 COUNTY COMMISSION: 04/22/15 18:08
1:17 COUNTY COMMISSION: 04/29/15 34:07
1:51 COUNTY COMMISSION: 05/06/15 28:58
2:20 COUNTY COMMISSION: 05/13/15 26:58
2:47 COUNTY COMMISSION: 05/20/15 47:29
3:34 CONSUMER SCIENCE 198 22:25
3:57 WV TAKE ME HOME
4:00 CITY COUNCIL: 05/12/15 55:42
4:55 FIRST RESPONDERS: 05/09/15 1:07:24
6:03 VALERIE GITTINGS ORDINATION 16:02
6:19 BIBLE DVD 4:41
6:23 VAN GOGH 5:13
"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne
Edward Page Summers, 58, of the Meredith Springs Community in Fairmont, passed away Monday (May 25, 2015) in Webster Springs.
He was born July 24, 1956, in Fairmont, a son of the late Harry P. and Vera B. Sconish Summers.
Ed was a 1975 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Ed had previously owned and operated Ed’s Place in Meredith Springs. He had later worked with Mountain Signs and Graphics as well as Road Hog Saloon in Rivesville.
Ed was a member of the Primitive Rendezvous which was pre-Civil War reenactment camping where he was known as “The Inn Keeper”. He also was a member of the Fairmont Muzzle LoadersAssociation.
He enjoyed playing local softball as well as any outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. Ed was a NASCAR fan and was a dedicated fan of Dale Earnhardt.
Survivors include his daughter, Shilo Summers of Fairmont; his son, Ian Guthrie of Wrightstown, New Jersey; his wife, DeChanda Summers of Wrightstown, New Jersey; his sister, Jacqulin and her husband Dwayne Stiles of Fairmont; his brothers, Scott and his wife Bonnie Summers of Fairmont, and James and his wife Vicki Summers ofWorthington.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marion County 4-H, 314 Monroe St. (Jacobs Building), second floor, Room 202, Fairmont, WV 26555-1628. Edward supported the Marion County 4-H and participated with his daughter.
Ed’s family had chosen for cremation services to be held.
Private family services will happen at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes. com.
Be well, Polar Bears!
We shall talk again soon.
Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired
"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” Virgil
Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School
Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook
FSHS Foundation, Inc. expresses appreciation to our Fairmont neighbors and supporters of Fairmont Senior High School. The FSHS Foundation, established in 1992, continues to provide opportunities for Polar Bears through scholarships, teacher grants, and major improvements such as the $350,000.00 restoration of the auditorium. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, here’s how you can help improve our school.
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer
PO Box 91
Fairmont WV 26555-0091
Executive Board members: Virginia Davidson, Ed Cheslock, Tom Kliethermes, Jeff Carpenter, Darlene Boyles, Principal Tyson Furgason, Eddie Parker, Vera Sansalone, Rodney Stewart, Penny Cousins Roberts, Gina Ezelle, Leah Welty, Matt Delligatti, and Suellen Lemley. Vera, Rodney, Darlene, and Eddie have profiles on Facebook.
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.
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