News & Notes


UPDATES FOR THE NEW BUILDING PLANS

Click here for The Latest on our Building Plans

Click Here to Watch the Exciting New Building Construction Update Presentation from 1/13/2021

Click Here to View the Slides for the Cuyahoga Falls City School District 6-12 Campus Design Update


"We are through about 40% of the design process now," commented Scott Alleman, project manager for the new facility. "Throughout April and May, we're really going to be putting our heads down and finalizing documents as design development is completed."

Read the full April update here:


TOP TIGER AWARDS

A Program supported by CFSFAA

So proud of these students. Here is an example of a nomination.

“TOP TIGER” OF THE MONTH

Recognition Award Nomination

The Board of Education has created a special recognition program honoring two outstanding students from each school building per month. The focus of the program is to recognize students who excel in citizenship, academics, social, civic, volunteer, or other accomplishments within their school and the community.

At the 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.

Clare, Kindergarten; Silver Lake Elementary; Nominated by: Mrs. Watson

Clare is a wonderful student. She has an amazing personality and brings positive energy to the classroom.

She works hard and always gives her best effort. She is an active learner throughout the day.

She participates often and expresses her ideas clearly. She makes friends quickly and shows compassion for her peers and others. She follows the classroom rules and is respectful to her teachers.

She sets a wonderful example of Black Tiger Pride. She is such a joy to have in class.

Congratulations to the October 2023 Top Tigers that were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on 11/16! Here we feature DeWitt, Lincoln, and Price Elementary Schools' Top Tigers. #BlackTigerPride 🐯🖤💛


Click Here to Enjoy Reading our Cuyahoga Falls City School District Newsletters

News from Elisabeth McNicholas, President

2022 is almost upon us and we look forward to the many exciting things happening with the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation & Alumni Association and The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. Read More.........

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 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...

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.

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