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Chagrin Falls Schools

February 2017

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Message from Our Superintendent The recent arrival of warm weather has made us all quickly forget the cold and snow that we are so accustomed to in February. This is often the month in which students struggle with motivation in the classroom and provides an excellent opportunity to check in with your child on academic progress. Preparation for next school year is well underway and an understanding of how your student is doing and achieving success in classrooms is an important piece of information. Proper placement of students is critically important and your input as a parent is a vital part of this process. We continue to work with our staff on analyzing critieria that predict success and provide the best opportunity for success with our students. This is a fundamental component in achieving the district mission of personalization. The process of sharing information with our parents and community on the May 2 ballot issue is underway. Last week, a forum was held for all members of our community to tour Chagrin Falls Intermediate School and receive detailed information. Click here to view the presentation. This combined 8.9 mill levy (5.5 operating and 3.4 bond) addresses three components: ongoing operations, an increase in our capital improvement expenditure to maintain our buildings and a complete revitalization of Chagrin Falls Intermediate School that provides new instructional space while retaining historically significant portions of the building. It is a complex issue and there are meetings going on throughout our community to help with understanding

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and to provide residents an opportunity to ask questions. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions on the materials you have received from the district, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 440-247-5500. Regardless of your opinion on this issue, it is our hope that everyone takes the time to cast their ballot on May 2. Now is the time to ensure registration and pull absentee ballots. On page 5 of this issue of the Super News, you will find links to voter registration and vote by home applications. February has brought important accolades to the district that are the result of the continued efforts of our faculty and performance of our students. At the February regular meeting of the Chagrin Falls Board of Education, a representative from the College Board presented a certificate recognizing Chagrin Falls High School as a member of the 2017 AP Honor Roll. Chagrin is one of only 433 districts in the United States and Canada to receive this award and it is based on increased participation of our students, while maintaining a high passage rate on AP exams. Additionally, the district was identified in Senate Bill 3 as one of only 18 districts in the State of Ohio to be a "High Quality School" based on performance on state testing. This is a result of a supportive community, engaged parents and committed staff and this recognition should be shared by all. Sincerely, Robert W. Hunt Superintendent Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Bob.hunt@chagrinschools.org 440-247-4363 @Hunt_Edleader


A Review of the February Board of Education Meetings “Board Briefs” This month, the Board of Education completed a comprehensive evaluation of locations and costs for temporary classrooms during the proposed rehabilitation of the Intermediate School building on Philomethian Street informed with input and recommendations from the Superintendent, Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, the local experts on the Core Facilities Committee as well as architect Glen Ramage and modular unit contractor Mike Chrisman. At the February 21 Regular Board Meeting, the Board agreed to move forward with a plan for temporary classrooms that not only supports the student educational experience and retains the elementary schedule, but also provides valuable long-term improvements to the High School/Middle School campus in the form of parking expansion and new tennis courts at the end of the project. With voter approval of the May 2 ballot initiative, students in grades 4-6 will be educated in temporary classrooms starting in August 2017. The plan calls for temporary classrooms to be located on three of the tennis courts and part of the south stadium parking lot of the 7-12 campus. In addition to utilizing these temporary modular units, Intermediate School students will also access the middle school gymnasium and cafeteria during the expected 18 to 24 months of construction at the current Intermediate School. There are many benefits to this option for all our students and our community: • • • •

Financial Benefits: Temporary classrooms are within the budgeted amount included in the May 2, 2017 bond proposal. Cost savings are realized in accessing a suitable cafeteria and gymnasium and therefore avoiding building these as temporary classroom spaces. Cost savings are realized in renting modular classroom units that were previously used in Lakewood Schools. Cost savings are realized in reusing furniture and lockers in the temporary classrooms from the current Intermediate School.

Upper Campus Benefits: • Staggered arrival and dismissal times for the students in grades 4-6 from the students at the middle and high schools will reduce or eliminate any negative impact to traffic congestion due to additional students on campus. • A net increase in parking on the upper campus of approximately 110 additional spaces will improve parking for parents, visitors, students and for events like football and basketball games and for shows at the Performing Arts Center. • An improved baseball field on the south campus field will also include better grading, drainage and storm water management. • The community and Rec Center retain use of two tennis courts during the project. • Completely new tennis courts will be built at the end of the project, which were needed and scheduled to be completed in the next few years regardless of the temporary classroom decision. •

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Benefits to Intermediate School Students: Students will retain their current educational programs, including classes unique to the Intermediate School like Encore and Personal Learning Time (PLT). Students will retain current lunch-time schedules and eat in a regular cafeteria. Students will have a gym and an outdoor play space. Students and parents can safely access the campus by bus, car, bicycle or on foot.

The addition of temporary classrooms on the 7-12 campus temporarily impacts some extra-curricular and community use of campus spaces, however, it supports the student experience and provides long-term valuable campus upgrades that we would not otherwise be able to prioritize. Thank you for your continued support. Sharon Broz Vice-President, Board of Education

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Table 1 compares actual monthly receipts to the monthly estimates and to prior fiscal year actual receipts. General fund revenues spike in the 1st and 3rd quarter as a result of real estate tax collections.

Table 2 compares actual monthly expenditures to monthly estimates and to prior fiscal year actual expenditures. Expenses are typically fairly consistent throughout the fiscal year.

Table 3 compares estimated and actual monthly ending cash balances demonstrating compliance with Board of Education cash balance policies.

Table 4 is a cash flow summary comparing revenues to expenditures each month.

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Voter Registration Information Voters must be registered in Cuyahoga or Geauga County in order to vote in any election. In order to vote in Cuyahoga or Geauga County, you must meet the following requirements: • • • • •

You must be a United States Citizen; You must be at least 18 years old on the day of the General Election; You must be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days; You must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote. 17 year old residents can register and vote in a Primary Election if they will be 18 on or before the General Election. 17-year-olds can vote for candidates only.

Registration Deadlines:

You must register to vote or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines: April 3, 2017 for the May 2, 2017 Primary Election. How do I register OR update my registration?

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If your information is not current in our database, complete this Voter Registration Form , print it, sign (must have the original signature) and mail it to the Board of Elections 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. You can update your Ohio voting address electronically on the Secretary of State Website "Click to Continue Online"

If your information is not current in our database, complete this Voter Registration Form , print it, sign (must have the original signature) and mail it to the Board of Elections 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. You can update your Ohio voting address electronically on the Secretary of State Website "Click to Continue Online"

To print blank registration form "Click here"

To print blank registration form "Click here"

Call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-4433298 for a Voter Registration Card to be mailed to you. Complete it and mail it back.

Call the Geauga County Board of Elections at 440285-2222 for a Voter Registration Card to be mailed to you. Complete it and mail it back.

Vote Now from Your Own Homes If you are registered to vote in Ohio, you can vote early (also called “Absentee” ballot) for the May 2, 2017 election. Voting early helps ensure that your vote counts on Election Day. You can vote early from the comfort of your home and according to your schedule. Follow the easy steps to vote early by mail: Call: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at: (216) 443-VOTE (8683) Or Geauga County Board of Elections at: (440) 285-2222 Applications can also be printed online at: Cuyahoga County residents: http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us Geauga County residents: http://www.co.geauga.oh.us/Departments/BOE/Absentee-Voting-Information Be sure to fill out the form completely including filling in the election date of May 2, 2017. Mail your absentee ballot application to the board of elections with proper postage to: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Attn: Absentee Department PO Box 89448 Cleveland, Ohio 44101-6448

Geauga County Board of Elections Attn: Absentee Department 470 Center Street - Building 6A Chardon, OH 44024

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Chagrin Falls High School and Middle School Students Receive Awards from Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Students from Chagrin Falls middle and high schools received many awards from The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ annual Scholastic Art & Writings competition. They were honored at an awards ceremony and reception at the Cleveland Museum of Art on January 15. Their artwork was displayed to the public in the museum's exhibit. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the awards to local communities. Teens in grades seven through 12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Last year, students submitted 320,000 works of art and writing to the awards; more than 85,000 were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top 2,500 works in the country earned national medals and were celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. The 29 students that were honored from Chagrin Falls middle and high schools include:

Gold Key winners are: Catie Beg (Skeletal

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Deconstruction Mixed Media-CFHS); Jacob Moore (Architectural Scape Drawing and Illustration-CFHS); Graham Smith (Built for Ruin Photography-CFHS); Aiden Stephens (Self Portrait-CFHS); and Maria Tropp (Contrast Photography-CFHS). They move on to the national competition. Silver Key winners are: Paul Cantlay (Finger FoodCFHS); Jack Deignan (Great Dane PrintmakingCFHS); Elise Kosmides (Time Does Not Heal All Wounds-CFHS); Tessa Kostelec (Point Unity Sculpture-CFHS); Jacob Moore (Untitled #1 Digital Art, Waterfall Digital Art and Untitled Photography -CFHS); and Tori Calder (Untitled Drawing and Illustration-CFMS). Honorable mention winners are: Robin Barth (Autumn Still Life Drawing and Illustration-CFHS); Paul Cantlay (Untitled Vase Ceramics & Glass ); Lindy Cunnington (Autumn Still Life-CFHS); Jane Goble (Vascular Bowl Ceramics & Glass); Sam Gottsegen (Slide Ceramics & Glass -CFHS); Luke Hopkins (Self Portrait-CFHS); Eriana Kellis (Self Portrait Drawing and Illustration-CFHS); Elise Kosmides (Mechanical Spine-CFHS); Ali Mazzola (The Art Of GeologyCFHS); Jacob Moore (Untitled #2 Digital-CFHS); Charles Moyse (Untitled Drawing and IllustrationCFHS); Emily Porter (Beams-CFHS); Evan Teicher (Vines Photography-CFHS): Brooke Weitzel (Like The Back Of My Hand-CFHS); Sophia Avery (Untitled Drawing and Illustration-CFMS); and Lily Weinberger (Edible Snake Printmaking-CFMS).


Senator Portman Recognizes Chagrin Falls Students Named Northeast Ohio Service Academy Nominees On Saturday, January 14, Jacob Levine and Bennett Eagle of Chagrin Falls, along with 19 students from Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties were congratulated by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) as the Class of 2017 Service Academy Nominees. This is a prestigious honor as only 11 percent of students who apply for the Service Academy recommendations from the Ohio Senator’s office receive them.

The ceremony, held at the Ohio National Guard Headquarters in Columbus, congratulated Jacob Levine for his nomination to the Merchant Marine Academy and Bennett Eagle for his nomination to the Naval Academy.

“Our nominees are among the best and the brightest from Ohio, and I would be proud to have them serve our country in the military,” said Portman. “The distinguished members of the Review Board have helped me and our office guarantee that young men and women like the ones we selected this year have a chance to get into one of the service academies, and I am grateful for their tireless and selfless dedication to continuing Ohio’s strong tradition of high acceptance rates.”

"We Solve Problems Essay Contest" . . . Judges Needed Calling all business, government and community leaders. Here’s your chance to help mold the next generation of business leaders and participate in a truly innovative learning experience that will continue for years to come. Become a judge in the 2nd Annual “We Solve Problems Essay Contest.” This year’s contest will feature essays from high school students in the Chagrin Falls, Kenston, Orange and Newbury school districts. Through a 600-word essay, their job is to solve the problem of texting and driving.

As a judge, you will read 5-10 essays and grade them on a scorecard provided by the contest. Scoring will occur over a one-week period this month. Judges will have their business logos and names listed in program materials that will reach area high school students and their parents. To learn more and sign up to be judge visit www.gertsburglaw.com/essay.

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Chagrin Falls High School Student Heads to Junior World Curling Championship in South Korea Chagrin Falls High School junior, Allison Howell, is travelling to the Junior World Curling Championship in South Korea with the 2017 High Performance National U.S. Junior Women’s Team. The team is made up of four girls from across the United States. Howell has been playing competitively since 2009 and over the years has competed with each one of her teammates. She has previously won Bronze and Silver at the Junior National Championships, but this was the first year she won Gold with her team, which allowed them to compete at the World Championship. “I am looking forward to this awesome opportunity of traveling to Gangneung, South Korea to compete in the Junior World Curling Championship,” said Howell. “I am exceptionally fortunate to be going to the Olympic venue in South Korea

where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be taking place. It will be such a memorable experience!”

Rotary Student of the Month: Patrick Emery Patrick Emery was chosen for his service and leadership qualities as the February Rotary Club Student of the Month. He has been on the High Honor Roll at Chagrin Falls High School all semesters and was selected as the Tiger of the Semester by his Pre-Calculus teacher for his outstanding academic achievement. His AP and Honors classes include: AP Physics 1, AP US Government and Politics, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics and AP Physics 2. When Patrick is not working hard in his classes, he is active in many extracurricular activities. He is a Link Crew Leader a member of the Mixed Ensemble as well as a Student Council Class Representative. He is also on the soccer, swimming and tennis teams. He won the Chagrin Valley All Conference Honorable Mention for swimming both his sophomore and junior years. He is a co-founder and co-captain of the Club Sailing Team. Besides sports, Patrick also won the Chagrin Falls Schools Art Show Gold Star for Outstanding Achievement in Art for Film.

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Patrick spends a lot of time volunteering as well. In 2014, he was a part of a Peace Mission in El Salvador where he worked with orphans, teaching English, playing soccer and planning activities. Two years later in 2016, he volunteered at a children’s camp in Mexico where he helped plan and implement the first ever day camp for underprivileged children. Patrick will be attending Northwestern University double majoring in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Patrick was recognized at a recent Chagrin Valley Rotary Club meeting.


Chagrin Falls High School Presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Chagrin Falls High School will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on March 9, 10, and 11 at 7pm and March 12 at 2pm in the Chagrin Falls High School Performing Arts Center.

Students Utilizing Innovation Lab Technology to Benefit Students and Staff

Online ticket sales for each show will close four hours prior to curtain. If tickets are still available after that point, they can be purchased at the box office. The box office will open one hour prior to curtain. In the event of a sold out show, any unclaimed tickets may be released 10 minutes prior to curtain. Adults are $15; seniors are $12 and students are $10. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from countrywestern and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. The director/producer is Youssef Hamid, music director is Nathan Bachofsky, and the choreographer is Amy Greene.

Chagrin Falls High School students Thomas Wirbel, with the help of Winston Breeden IV, designed a new daily bell schedule for students at the high school and middle school using the technology available in the new Innovation Lab. The large format prints will be displayed in both buildings and the students are now working on a small schedule to attach to the students’ Chromebooks.

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Chagrin Falls Schools' Nancy Kevern Receives Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher of the Year Award Congratulations to Nancy Kevern, Technology Integration and Instructional Coach at Chagrin Falls Schools, for winning the Instructional Technology Integration Partnership (ITIP) Ohio’s Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher of the year award. "This year's awards committee had before it many qualified candidates nominated by wonderful colleagues," said Jeff Good, President of Instructional Technology Integration Partnership of Ohio. "This is a terrific sign of a robust educational technology community." Kevern was recognized on February 16 at the award presentation at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus. In addition to this recognition, Kevern received free registration for the May 2017 Ohio Summit Featuring Google for Education, an ITIP Ohio award plaque, ISTE Membership, and an ISTE "Making IT Happen" jacket. Kevern automatically is designated as the Ohio representative for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making IT Happen awards program in San Antonio, Texas in June 2017. This ISTE award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment,

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leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Last year, Mike Daugherty, Technology Director at Chagrin Falls Schools, was the recipient of the ITIP Technology-Using Administrator of the Year. ITIP Ohio is a statewide organization supporting the effective uses of instructional technology and digital media content to improve the teaching and learning process while promoting 21st century skills. ITIP Ohio delivers resources and professional development in a variety of formats to fit the needs of educators and students.


Chagrin Falls Board Members Recognized During School Board Recognition Month Thank you to the Chagrin Falls Board of Education for your commitment to the students and community of Chagrin Falls. To celebrate School Board Recognition Month, a thank you card was signed by 2,000 students and presented to the members at the January board meeting.

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Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Students are Taking Art Class into Their Own Hands Chagrin Falls Intermediate School students are designing their own independent art projects with the help of Chagrin Falls Schools’ Art Teacher Kate Oulton with a new Art Education method. Up until now, only the Discipline-Based Art Education model had been used to teach the students art. This model would include an art history lesson with an assigned project set within specific parameters. Students would practice reflection, analysis, art criticism and produce similar works of art. However, Oulton began to see that this model was falling short in critical areas of the artistic process; idea generation and trialand-error. At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, many students began coming up with their own ideas for independent art projects. Knowing the students wanted a different art experience, Oulton took the summer to research Choice-Based Art Education and found Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB). TAB allows students to experience the entire artistic process, including the freedom to come up with their own ideas for projects. With this teaching style, the teacher becomes a guide and facilitator for the student who must submit a proposal and have a conference with the teacher before proceeding to work on their project. Once the project is approved and the students start working they are able to learn trial and error and understand that failure is an opportunity to improve. Oulton uses Tuesdays for TAB. She discusses the life and work of a real artist. She has asked some of her artist friends, from fine artists to designers to photographers, to make brief videos discussing what artists do. “The kids have loved seeing real, regular people show us around their studios and tell about their artwork and what it's like to make art for a living,” said Oulton. After the lesson, if the students

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are caught up on their regular work, they are able to work on a choice project using the materials of their choice and they are able to get a pass if they would like to work during recess. Since this new teaching method has been introduced several notable student projects have come out of it including: a sixth grade student rewriting Goldilocks and the Three Bears and using freestanding character panels that can be moved and sequenced to tell the story; a group of sixth grade students trying to improve Progressive Field made a 3D model of the stadium with architectural changes and showed the Indians winning the World Series; a group of fourth grade students created a pie factory from paper and cardboard; a fifth grade student made a bone out of clay for her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer; a fifth grade student has written and is currently illustrating a story about her dog living in Mexico, all Day of The Dead themed; and a fifth grade student is currently building a model of the Golden Gate Bridge out of popsicle sticks. “I am so excited for our students to explore art in this new curriculum,” said Oulton. “The goal was to give students more opportunities for choice in their artwork with the aim of helping them learn to think like artists and it’s working!”


Chagrin Falls Middle School Students Participate in Annual Spelling Bee On Thursday, February 2, eighth grade student, Luke Volpe, and seventh grade student, Keno Wessels, were the last two students standing after seven rounds of the Chagrin Falls Middle School's annual spelling bee. They battled word for word for another six rounds until Keno misspelled his word and Luke won the bee with the word, “eupepsia.� To prepare for the event, the entire school participated in a pretest, which was a spelling test given in all of the English classes. From this test, 30 students qualified for the Spelling Bee and were named finalists. The entire school watched as 23 of these finalists competed in the Performing Arts Center. It took 13 rounds before a winner was announced. Luke will advance to regionals, which will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Cuyahoga Community College. The winner of that bee will advance to further rounds, ending at The Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May. The 23 participants were eighth grade students Emily Cavanagh; Fiona Garvey; Sam Grobelny; Christian Hoimes; Morgan Kittle; Julius Lelonis; Charlie McLaughlin; Katie Nelson; John Ranieri; Ian Rodgers; Summer Snell; Luke Volpe; Ian Zitney and seventh grade students Sophia Avery; Duncan Bannerman; Trey Brosnan; Lucky Deignan; Will Dietz; Jared Gura; Aly Kaplansky; Wren Opperman; Ben Thurman and Keno Wessels.

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Intermediate School Students Learn STEM with Egg Car Collisions Chagrin Falls Intermediate School students are expanding their STEM knowledge while having fun using the program “Energy Collisions.� The program allows students to learn how mechanisms change energy through transferring direction, speed, types of movement, force and how potential energy is stored and released as kinetic energy. The students have begun learning about the transfer of energy when two objects collide. They were introduced to the concept by watching amusement park bumper cars and are now working on designing a vehicle restraint system to protect an egg while the vehicle runs down a ramp into a wall. Students will first create a car using padding materials and then design the final vehicle using only plastic parts.

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Gurney Elementary Students use STEM Concepts to Design Snowflakes Chagrin Falls Gurney Elementary second grade students have been using geometry, art and design to solve a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) challenge by creating snowflakes. The students first studied the water cycle and how precipitation is formed in the clouds. They focused on snowflake crystals and learned how each snowflake is unique yet symmetrical with six sides and points. Using this knowledge, students worked in pairs to share ideas and combine aspects of both geometry and science to build a snowflake that could hold its shape while hanging from the ceiling. Students used craft sticks, Q-tips, toothpicks, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and sequins to build their snowflakes. “The students are really enjoying themselves,” said second grade teacher Ann Kehrier. “The best quote I heard from a student during this project was ‘This was really fun! I love it when challenging work is also fun!’”

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Intermediate School Students Explore Astronomy with COSI on Wheels Students at the Intermediate School in Chagrin Falls had an opportunity to explore the solar system on February 16 without ever leaving their school when COSI (Center of Science and Industry) brought its traveling science program, Astounding Astronomy. This innovative, interactive program stimulated the imaginations of the next generation of astronauts and aerospace engineers. Astounding Astronomy is just one of six traveling demonstrations from COSI. The day began with a 45-minute interactive assembly introducing the students to the solar system. Students explored the size and distance between the planets, the electromagnetic spectrum, the extreme cold of the outer planets and deep space as well as learn how the Earth is currently the only planet known to

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contain life. This fun and educational assembly was followed by hands-on activities during which the students maneuvered a remotely-operated vehicle in the gymnasium, identified constellations and watched the effect of air pressure on a marshmallow. This COSI On Wheels program aligns with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and complements the National Science Education Standards allowing students to discover the impact that chemistry and space technology have on their daily lives. COSI is a hands-on science center located in Columbus, Ohio. Each year more than 300,000 students take part in COSI On Wheels programs.


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Chagrin Falls Middle School Names January Students of the Month The mission of the Chagrin Falls Middle School Students of the Month is to acknowledge and reward students for exemplary performance. The students depict Tiger Techniques: Think, Integrity, Grit, Effort and Responsibility. Each month, the seventh and eighth grade teams collaborate and choose a male and female "Tiger of the Month" and the students receive bakery from the PTO. January's Students of the Month are: Abigail Laws, Andrew Zimcosky, Lily Karyo, and Noah Girard. Abigail Laws is an amazing example of a model student. She is kind to everyone and always willing to help. She works hard and is always prepared for class. She asks questions to improve her quality of work.

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Andrew Zimcosky is a kind, caring and a focused worker. He is also a perceptive math student who does a great job explaining his ideas to his teammates. Lily Karyo is a clever problem solver who successfully uses old skills to solve new problems. She is a wonderful leader both in and out of the classroom and a model student to her peers. She participates frequently, adding to class discussions, and is diligent, hard-working, and always has a great attitude. Noah Girard is a wonderful addition to the school. He is always polite and respectful. In the classroom, his work ethic is amazing and attitude is always positive. Noah self-advocates and is interested in his education. He is respectful to staff and peers.


Registration Day on Saturday, March 18 from 8:30am-1pm Chagrin Falls Schools will be holding kindergarten registration on Saturday, March 18 at Gurney Elementary, 1155 Bell Road, from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm. Children five years old on or before September 30, 2017 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Half day and full day kindergarten are offered at Gurney Elementary. Information regarding the tuition and instructional programming for a full day of kindergarten will be available at registration. A $200 non-refundable deposit will be required at registration to hold a spot for the child. Parents have until May 5 to make the choice.

Registration should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and it is recommended that the registration packet is filled out prior to the registration date. The packet can be found at www.chagrinschools.org. It is not necessary to bring the student on the day of registration. A kindergarten kick off meeting for parents will be held on April 6 at 6 pm and kindergarten screening will take place May 4 and May 5 at Gurney Elementary. Further information will be available at registration. Any questions, please call 440-247-5500 ext. 4102.

Chagrin Falls School District Hires Boys Head Soccer Coach On February 21, the Chagrin Falls Board of Education approved the hiring of Brian McKenna as Chagrin Falls Boys Head Soccer Coach. McKenna has been the Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Chagrin Falls for 17 years. Previously, he was the head Wrestling Coach at Chagrin Falls and was the head Boys Soccer Coach at Brooklyn High School. In 2006, he was named the Greater Cleveland Soccer Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year. McKenna is currently the Chagrin Falls High School Alumni Director and is a resident

in the Chagrin Falls School District. McKenna also is a social studies teacher at Chagrin Falls High School. “Brian is passionate about Chagrin Falls soccer and he is dedicated to continuing the long-time success the team has had,” said Chagrin Falls Superintendent Robert Hunt. “Brian has done a great job with our girls soccer program and he is familiar with the youth programs. I am confident he will do a terrific job and take our program to a whole new level.”

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Follow Us on Social Media and On-Line Facebook • Twitter • Website • Constant Contact The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools intends to use a variety of avenues to communicate to the district stakeholders. The list below outlines the various methods to connect with the district through social media. District Website Facebook Visit us on the web at www.chagrinschools.org Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CFEVS Twitter Join the conversation on Twitter. Use #CFEVS. You can also follow the school district administrators: Robert Hunt Superintendent @Hunt_EdLeader

Steve Ast High School Principal @steven_ast

Sarah Read Intermediate School Principal @read_chagrin

Christopher Woofter Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives @ChrisWoofter

Amanda Schmidt High School Asst. Principal @cf_schmidt

Dr. Rachel Jones Gurney Elementary Principal @DrJ_cfprincipal

CFHS Counselors @cfcounselors

Charlie Barch District Athletic Director @ChagrinAD

Mike Daugherty Director of Technology @MoreThanATech

Laila Discenza Middle School Principal @CFMSdiscenzaPal

Becky Quinn Director of Curriculum @becky_quinn1

Stay Connected Would you like to be notified via email of what’s happening in the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District? Register to receive emails through Constant Contact. Go to the homepage, www. chagrinschool.org. In the upper right hand corner, click the “Stay Connected” icon to sign up. Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education President: Mary Kay O’Toole (440) 338-8636 Vice President: Sharon Broz (440) 715-0326

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Members: Michael Hogan (440) 543-5280 Kathryn Garvey (216) 401-7735 Rob Weber (440) 665-4104

District All Calls Our district uses an automated calling system to send out important messages such as school closings, school delays, or other valuable information when necessary. This service is only for the parents of district students. Parents will be eligible to receive these calls when they enroll their students. If you are a parent in the district and you are not receiving the automated calls, or if you need to change the number that these calls go to, please contact Pupil Services at (440) 247-4564.


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S 5 12 19 26

S 22 1st Semester Ends Dec. 25-29 Winter Break

August-17 T W Th 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31

3 10 17 24

1-5 Winter Break 8 No School 7-12 Students

S

8 7-12 Teacher Record Day 12 PD DAY/No students 15 No School - MLK Day

7 14 21 28

M 2 9 16 23 30

F 6 13 20 27

November-17 M T W Th F 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 December-17 M T W Th F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

M 1 8 15 22 29

January-18 T W Th 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31

F 5 12 19 26

S 7 14 21 28

S 4 11 18 25

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 6 13 20 27

S 4 11 18 25

February-18 M T W Th F 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28

2

Teacher Work Day

S 3 10 17 24

16 PD DAY/No Students 19 President's Day-No School 23 2nd Trimester Ends 26 K-6 Teacher Records Day 26 No School - K-6

2

16 17 18 21

Board Approved: July 25, 2016 Reapproved w/PD: November 21, 2016

March-18 M T W Th 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

April-18 T W Th 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26

F 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

2 PD Day/No students

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

25 28 31

No School-Memorial Day

S 2 9 16 23 30

41

Teacher Records Day

3 10 17 24

June-18 M T W Th F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

S

July-18 M T W Th F

S

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

S 4 11 18 25

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 6 13 20 27

S

M 2 9 16 23 30

M 7 14 21 28

May-18 T W Th 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

16 End of 3rd Quarter 26-30 Spring Break 30

Good Friday - Holiday

No School PreK-6 Last Day Students

4 Independence Day

7 14 21 28

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Super News February 2017  

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