News & Notes
Messages from the CF Schools Superintendent, CFSFAA Executive Director,
CFSFAA Board President & Vice President, CF Schools Board of Education Representative, and Much More
News from Elisabeth McNicholas, President
News from Anthony Gomez, Cuyahoga Falls School Board Member
The winds of change are blowing strongly in the Cuyahoga Falls School District. In January there will be a new board majority, a search for a new superintendent, and work will continue on a new 6-12 campus. Click Here To Read More...
News from Randy Caldwell, Vice President
Thank you for your valued involvement with and donations to the Cuyahoga Falls Foundation and Alumni Association. It was once said that “Never does a person stand so tall as when they stoop to help a child.” More........
News from Gary Medkeff, Executive Director
Another year is winding down and a lot has been accomplished with the Schools’ Foundation and Alumni Association. In the past 7 years we have awarded $1,082,000 in academic scholarships to Cuyahoga Falls High School Seniors and $36,500 in grants to our staff. More...
TOP TIGER AWARDS
A Program supported by CFSFAA
So proud of these students. Here is an example of a nomination.
The Cuyahoga Falls Fresh Farm
Cuyahoga Falls High School educators, Steven McIntosh (Interventions Specialist) and Steve Newlon (Social Studies) started a garden to provide students and teachers with a fresh, new opportunity to meet learning standards and empower students to take ownership of their learning by using the garden as an extension of the classroom. The Cuyahoga Falls Fresh Farm all started with a grant from the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation & Alumni Association and after receiving a GAR Educator Initiative Grant........
CFHS Fresh Farm updates: 2,360 lbs have been donated since May! Left are members of the football team getting their hands dirty before practice for a great cause. Love to see the teamwork off the field and the desire for Coach Parker to teach the lessons that really matter.
Right is the September 3 first sweet potatoes of the season.
THANK YOU MR. KENNETH PENGELLY, CFHS CLASS OF 1961
We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Kenneth Pengelly, (class of 1961) has made a generous $10,000.00 donation to the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation for the purpose of providing a yearly teacher grant. Mr. Pengelly worked closely with the Foundation to ensure that teachers would benefit from his donation. He has requested that the fund be known as the Helen Erf Marshall & Alfred “Al” Marshall Family Fund.
In addition to the donation for teacher grants, Mr. Pengelly is also donating $1000.00 to the Instrumental Music Program in honor of former music teacher Ms. Josephine Long.
Ken attended the public schools in Cuyahoga Falls from second grade through high school. During his time in the district he encountered many dedicated teachers and he remembers his geometry and trigonometry teacher, Helen Erf as an individual who was dedicated to providing a safe, enriching learning environment. His memories of Principal Alfred Marshall are those of a tough but fair administrator who cared about the character and success of students.
Mr. Pengelly went on to graduate from a number of colleges and universities and he pursued a 36-year career in Higher education. His academic success was due in part, to the excellent education he received within the Cuyahoga Falls School System.
We are VERY thankful for this generous donation and we look forward to awarding his first funded grant to a deserving teacher in the spring of 2021.
Scholarships and teacher grants exist through the support of generous donors like Kenneth Pengelly, class of 1961