Mr. Howard Merims
Welcome to the Harold D. Fayette School. It is my pleasure to post this message on our website. Having served this community as the principal since 2004, I know that Fayette is a unique and special place. As an educator with well over 30 years of experience, working with the Fayette community has been such a genuine and rewarding experience.
There are approximately 275 students in grades K-6. We believe in establishing a community that nurtures and supports children; instilling a love of learning so all students can be lifelong learners. Certainly, this includes providing a rigorous academic program connecting with enriching experiences such as STEM and character education. Building on good character where there is respect and dignity for all is at the foundation of our belief system. Connected with this is our strong commitment to provide a safe and secure learning environment.
Educating the whole child is our core mission. Our devoted and dedicated staff help support the high academic standards. The content areas are augmented by enriching educational experiences in science, the arts, and technology. Our sixth graders have been given Chromebooks to support their learning. Each grade 5 class has a laptop cart, as well as every other grade having accessibility to other laptop carts. SmartBoards grace each classroom to enrich the teaching of the curriculum. The Span Board, located in the main hallway will present opportunities for students in a class to work jointly on the board at the same time. Activities in physical education, library, art, and music extend the learning for our students. Our music program is second to none with many of our students participating in programs such as All-County and NYSSMA.
The PTA is a supportive and hardworking organization. The PTA offers many fine programs including wonderful assemblies, PARP programs, and special events like the Fall Festival and FUN DAY.
Our Student Council leads the way in student activities that build on our character education program. They are involved in numerous projects that reach out to the community, such a Valentines for Vets, along with food, toy and coat drives to support the less fortunate and families in need.
Our unceasing goal is to work together with all constituencies to provide an educational environment that is nurturing, motivating and supportive for all students. We look forward to continue working hand-in-hand with the entire Fayette community in our unending mission to make the Harold D. Fayette School a shining star in North Merrick.