2021-22 School Year News

Treasurer's Department Receives Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award

Chagrin Falls Schools Treasurer’s Department received the “Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award” from Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber. The District is in the top 14% of all governmental entities they audited for transparency.
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Nine Chagrin Falls High School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Chagrin Falls Schools is pleased to announce that nine students have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The students are Robert (Trey) Brosnan; Matthew Daniels (also scored a perfect score on the ACT); Rose Hoelzel; Alexandra Holtz; Anne Mills; Azzurra (Wren) Opperman; Josh Rooney; Hansen Song and Jude Zimmerman.
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Chagrin Falls Orchestra Program News Updates

The Chagrin Falls Orchestra Program welcomes Ms. Brianna Miller as a student teacher and congratulates Sofia Clark and Hansen Song on their accomplishments.
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Chagrin Falls High School Ranks in Top 1% of High Schools Nationally in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Ranking

Chagrin Falls High School ranks in the top 1% of high schools nationally, based on the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report.   Chagrin Falls High School is ranked #2 in Cleveland, #8 in Ohio and #291 in national rankings.  In addition, the school was nationally ranked #71 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) high schools. Nearly 18,000 schools were nationally ranked and 683 schools were ranked in Ohio. 
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Gurney Second Graders Show “A Little Spot of Courage”

Second graders in Ellen Jones’ class at Gurney Elementary School read the book “A Spot of Courage” to continue the conversation of “courage” with the One District, One Book program this year.  More +

Chagrin Falls High School Alumni’s Experience on Shark Tank Helps E-Commerce Students Learn How to Create an Elevator Pitch

The Chagrin Falls High School E-Commerce class is an elective course designed to help students explore the ideas of entrepreneurship and running their own business through a partnership with Junior Achievement. Students are learning how to create an "elevator pitch" with the help of 2003 graduate Kevin Consolo who pitched his product on ABC's Shark Tank. More +

How Well Do You Know the Gurney Preschool?

Our Gurney Preschool (Early Childhood Intervention Services) is an inclusive, nature-based program designed to serve children ages three through five years who have both developmental and typical educational needs.
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Chagrin Falls Schools Kicks off Theme of “Choose Courage” for 2021-22 School Year Launches One District One Book

Chagrin Falls Schools will be conducting a year-long One District One Book for the first time.  With the success of the One School One Book for so many years at its schools, District administration is looking forward to using the theme of “Choose Courage” and have all students and staff read the book “Courage” by Bernard Waber throughout the 2021-22 school year. The theme will be integrated in all subject areas and in all grade levels throughout the year.  The District will use #CFChooseCourage on social media.

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Chagrin Falls Schools Recognizes Employees with Ray Markuszka 20-Year Service Award

On August 16 during the Chagrin Fall Schools’ convocation meeting to welcome back staff, Director of Operations Chris Woofter presented the Ray Markuszka 20-Year Service Award.
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Welcome New Teachers and Staff

Learn more about Chagrin Falls Schools' new teachers and staff.
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Chagrin Falls Schools Names Justin Wise as Teacher of the Year

At the August 16 staff convocation meeting, Chagrin Falls Schools surprised Justin Wise, a first-grade teacher turned virtual kindergarten teacher last school year with one of the highest awards given by the District.  
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Chagrin Falls Schools Shawn Carlson as Staff Member of the Year

At the August 16 staff convocation meeting, Chagrin Falls Schools surprised Shawn Carlson, head custodian at Gurney Elementary School with one of the highest awards given by the District.  
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Chagrin Falls Schools’ Teacher Named Ohio District 5 Teacher of the Year

Lisa Salyers, a science teacher at Chagrin Falls High School, has been named the Ohio State Board of Education District 5’s Teacher of the Year for 2022.
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Gurney Elementary Holds Ribbon Cutting of Learning Garden

On May 12, Gurney Elementary School hosted an event celebrating the installation of a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden. In 2019, Mrs. Albrecht, first-grade teacher, applied for and was awarded a grant from The Captain Planet Foundation, Dole Packaged Foods and Heinen’s for a Project Learning Garden.
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