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


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.

Please visit this page to learn more about our scholarship program and how to establish one.

Please visit this page to learn about Teacher Grants

Scholarships and teacher grants exist through the support of generous donors like Kenneth Pengelly, class of 1961


News from Elisabeth McNicholas, President

2020 and 2021! What a challenging and unique year this has been! In spite of everything, the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation and Alumni Association has continued to grow and flourish. More...........

News from Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent/CEO

Since the last update, much has changed. So far, we have survived the pandemic and see a light at the end of the tunnel. Read More.............

News from Anthony Gomez, Cuyahoga Falls School Board Member

Covid-19. That is still the deciding factor in education across the world right now. It is certainly true for Cuyahoga Falls. We are glad to finally have all students who wish to be back in school 5 days a week 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

Happy New Year to all our alumni and friends of the Cuyahoga Falls Schools,

Even though 2020 was a very interesting and trying year, the work of the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation continued. More...

Read about the 2020 Top Tiger Awards Here A Program supported by CFSFAA

So Proud of These Students

At a Board Of Education Meeting, these students who have been nominated by their teachers, receive a recognition bag of nice goodies including a letter from Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation & Alumni Association

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........

Click to read more about the gardens here Watch a YouTube video here

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.