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Chagrin Falls Schools

September 2018

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Message from Our Superintendent September has proven to be an exciting month at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools. Students and staff quickly returned to the routine of school as we continue to work diligently to provide a personalized educational experience for every student. Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2017-18 Local Report Card for all school districts. A letter was sent to parents providing an overview of District progress earlier this month. Click here to read a copy of this letter. Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools is one of 28 schools in Ohio to have received an overall letter grade of “A.� Additionally, the District increased our performance index from 103.8 (2017) to 107.1. This data clearly indicates improvement based on work completed last year. The District does derive meaning and identifies areas for improvement annually based on these results. In reviewing the grades and report cards which the ODE issues to schools and districts, we continue to find it is misleading to make sweeping comparisons and generalizations based upon a single measure and utilize this as the sole factor in determining District and/or school effectiveness. While we are pleased with many of our outcomes and our continued growth in many areas across the District, we are reminded that these measures only reflect a piece of our work, progress and areas of identified need throughout the District. We will be reviewing the State Report Card as well as other achievement data from last school year with our public in a forum sponsored by the Chagrin Falls Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. in Sands Community Room.

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The political season is in full swing with many important issues facing the state of Ohio. There are many challenges facing public education. It would be inappropriate to address a certain candidate or party but it is important that we consider candidate positions on public education as a key factor. The term deregulation is often used in the private sector as a way to promote innovation and growth of business. This same concept applies to public education. The strength in the American public education system is largely due to local control. We are successful as a school and community because we have ongoing support and clear expectations that have become expected of our students and staff. Local control is a foundational necessity to have a successful public school system and a critical component to be considered when casting our votes in November. The October issue of Super News will focus on two of the biggest issues facing public school districts, school finance and accountability. There are many exciting things happening throughout our school and community. Thank you for your continued support of Chagrin Falls Schools. Robert W. Hunt Superintendent Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Bob.hunt@chagrinschools.org 440-247-4363 @Hunt_Edleader


A Review of the September Board of Education Meetings “Board Briefs” At the September 5 work session, the Board was presented with the fourth and final round of bids for the Intermediate School construction project. With the most risky work from a cost perspective nearly complete, the project remains on budget. Additionally, the project is tracking for an on-time delivery date next summer. The Board commended the Chagrin Falls Schools’ administrative team and the Gilbane Construction management team for doing a great job of keeping the project on track. This month, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released their annual district report cards. This year, the ODE released an overall letter grade for each school in addition to component grades for Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K- 3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. Chagrin Falls Schools was one of 28 districts in the state of Ohio to receive an overall A score. Our Performance Index score improved from a 103.8 to a 107.1 which is an impressive gain. The district Performance Index improved from 25th in the state last year to 11th this year. This improvement validates the hard work that teachers, students and staff put in on a daily basis.

It is important to note that the District does not use the report card as the sole factor in determining effectiveness. The District believes in providing a well-rounded education that exposes students to the arts, foreign language at the elementary level, STEM education and other meaningful experiences not captured by the state’s report. We also do not believe in over testing students. The District chooses to allow our Advanced Placement (AP) students to take only the AP exam without requiring them to also take the ODE’s related end-of-course exams. While this is in the best interest of students, the District’s Performance Index score suffers a consequence. Students who would have the opportunity to achieve Accelerated and Advanced scores on our state report are not counted towards our score. We encourage you to read the Quality Profile by clicking here to obtain a comprehensive view of what is happening across our District. Thank you for your continued support of Chagrin Falls Schools. Greg Kanzinger Board Member

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education President: Sharon Broz (440) 715-0326 Vice President: Kathryn Garvey (216) 401-7735

Greg Kanzinger (216) 346-8272 Mary Kay O’Toole (440) 338-8636 Phil Rankin (216) 280-9092

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Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools “Treasurer’s Corner”

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.

Click here to read the 2016-17 Popular Annual Financial Report 4 | August 2018

Click here to read the 2017-18 Quality Profile


Chagrin Falls Schools Café Time with the Superintendent Robert Hunt, Superintendent of Chagrin Falls Schools, has scheduled a series of drop-in meetings throughout the school year for parents and community members to say hello and learn about what’s happening in the schools and District. Future meeting dates are October 19, November 30, February 8, March 15 and April 26 in the Heinen’s Cafe in Chagrin Falls Village.

Residents are welcome to come and go as their schedule permits during each 60-minute discussion. Bring your thoughts, questions, and suggestions and enjoy one-on-one time with Superintendent Hunt. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling of dates, please check the district website under the Superintendent’s page or the District Facebook page.

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Chagrin Falls High School Student Designs 2D Linoleum Labels for Library A growing trend in the library field involves replacing the Dewey Decimal system with genrestyled organization. Angie Jameson, 7-12 Library Media Specialist for Chagrin Falls Schools, took this project on as one of her first goals in the 2017-18 school year. Assisted by student aides and library paraprofessionals, the team began looking up every book in the collection and searching for its genre. The task was more time consuming than Jameson anticipated, so instead of rushing to purchase the stock genre stickers from Demco, she decided to reach out to the 2D art teacher, Jill Eisert, to collaborate on the label design. Eisert was happy to jump on board to collaborate on this project. Junior artist Robin Barth took on the challenge of creating all 15 designs in medium of linoleum relief printmaking. The process involved

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drawing the designs, transferring them to linoleum and carving each by hand using relief carving tools. Each piece was printed by hand using a printing press before images were digitally photographed and inputted into the final designs. During the 2018-19 school year, Jameson and the library team will use the student art to categorize each book in the fiction collection by genre. The books in the high school and middle school libraries will be reorganized by genre to enhance the students’ browsing experience and empower students to find books based on their interests. Other libraries around the United States have seen an impressive increase in circulation after genrefying their collection, and Jameson is eager to finish the project and present the new system to students and staff.


Chagrin Falls Schools "What the Tech?!" Parent Event On October 6, Chagrin Falls Schools will be offering a unique event for parents called "What the Tech?!" The goal of this event is to help parents better understand technology's role in their child's education.

It is going to be a positive morning of learning, collaboration, fun and high energy. Please use the link below to register. Registration is limited to 125 attendees so don't wait!

The event will be from 9-11 a.m in the Chagrin Falls Middle School cafeteria. It will consist of four 25 minute sessions detailing different aspects of how students and teachers use technology at Chagrin Falls Schools. There will be a few optional sessions from 11 a.m. to noon for parents who are interested in learning more. All sessions will be led by Chagrin Falls Schools' teachers or students. Some sessions will be interactive and require attendees to use smartphones to participate.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Daugherty, Director of Technology, at Mike. Daugherty@chagrinschools.org.

Chagrin Falls High School Junior Excels at Ohio Business Week Camp Mitchell Gravely, a Chagrin Falls High School junior, excelled in a summer program called “Ohio Business Week.” This program is a week-long business camp in Ohio where high school students practice taking on real business-world challenges. These experiences also prepare them for the type of rigorous work they would have to do in college. Gravely, along with 140 rising juniors and seniors attended this camp in July at Ohio University. The students were broken up into 12 teams, where Gravely was selected as his team’s CEO. Each team had to create a business concept and plan the associated financial and marketing aspects. His team created a product idea called SunThirst, which was a drinkable supplement that provided UV protection, and received the most funding from the hypothetical investors. Gravely became even more interested in business during a presentation with the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce last spring. He has already taken business classes at Chagrin Falls High School, including the E-Commerce course, and has plans to enter the Hiram College Credit Plus Business Program during his senior year.

“The Ohio Business Week experience was a great way to learn about business from all aspects–financial, marketing, operations and funding. I met great people from all over Ohio while at this summer camp.” - Mitchell Gravely, Chagrin Falls High School Junior Super News | 9


Chagrin Falls High School Rotary Student of the Month Chagrin Falls High School senior Sage Klein has been selected as the September Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month. Klein was chosen based on his academic excellence and leadership and service qualities he has displayed in the community. Klein has been recognized for his academic success several times during his high school career. He received the AP Scholar with Distinction award and High Honor Roll. He also had 10 pieces of art selected for inclusion in the annual Chagrin Falls Schools’ Spring Art Show. Additionally, Klein remains active in the school community as a member of the Speech and Debate team, International Club, Cha-Green Environmental Club and Philosophy Club. He serves as co-founder and co-director of the Video Production Club,

photography editor for the school’s yearbook and will serve as executive president of Student Council throughout his senior year. Klein also served as class president during his junior year and is on the Build Crew for the fall play. Outside of school, Klein was a volunteer canvasser for the Hillary for America campaign during the 2016 election. He also has been a volunteer canvasser for the Ohio Democratic Party since 2017. When Klein is not volunteering for political campaigns, he works on producing films for Klein Studios, which he coowns and co-founded in 2014. He also works with the District Director of Operations after he independently proposed the use of solar panels at Chagrin Falls High School. His accelerated classes include AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Environmental Science, AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. After high school, Klein plans to attend college where he will double major in film and political science.

Chagrin Falls Intermediate School 2018-19 Student Council

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Gurney Elementary School "Czerr's All You Read" Restaurant Opens A new restaurant has opened inside of Gurney Elementary School. Well, it’s not really a true restaurant, but it is called “Czerr’s All You Can Read.” Mary Jo Czerr, the media specialist at Gurney Elementary School, decided to experiment with new ways to have her students find a passion for reading. Going along with the theme of running a restaurant, when her students enter the library, they see the room divided into five areas. Czerr seats her guests at the various tables where they find dozens of books to explore. Students change tables every five minutes so by the end of the session they have been introduced to dozens of new books. “Just like new foods, you have to try it to see if you like it,” said Czerr. “I’m excited that this experiment to introduce our young learners to the joys of reading is working.”

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Chagrin Falls Schools Beam Signing Adds Structure, History to New Intermediate School By Peyton Lewis, senior, Chagrin Falls High School Students, staff and community members of all ages came together to sign a structural beam that will be a part of the renovated Chagrin Falls Intermediate School. Through the cooperation between school administration and Gilbane Building Company, the decision was made to plan this beam signing to engage the community in the renovation project. “It was an opportunity for the community to ‘make their mark’ on the renovation of the Intermediate School,” said Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives Christopher Woofter, Chagrin Falls Schools. “I think everyone enjoyed signing their name to the beam and felt like they became part of history.” Students had the opportunity to sign the orangepainted beam during school on September 6, and community members had the chance to sign at the third annual Lenny May Booster Tailgate event on September 7. Many teachers saw the value in this opportunity and took classes down to sign the beam. “I took down a group of students of mixed ages to sign the beam because I think it’s so special to have a little piece of all of us hidden in that building, especially because the high schoolers won’t get to experience being students there,” said English teacher Jean Kanzinger, Chagrin Falls High School. “With the beam, they still get to be a part of it all.”

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The beam signing received a great reception from students and members of the community alike. In total, more than 2,000 people signed the beam and will be part of the Intermediate School for decades to come. “I thought the whole idea was pretty cool,” said senior Livi Harmat, who signed the beam with her photojournalism class. “The Intermediate School needed some work, and I feel like this is a good way to keep some of its legacy moving forward. Everyone has memories from the Intermediate School, and now it almost feels like they’ll always be part of the school,” The beam was transported back to the construction sight the morning of September 10 and it was raised and laid in place on September 12. The 24-foot long steel autograph display will serve as foundation for the new cafeteria, in front of what is now the auditorium. Despite the aesthetic appeal, the beam will be behind a wall and not visible. “Even though it will always be there, people can’t actually see the beam, but we’ll have a photo of it and it should be a neat reminder for the school of the great history and legacy it has,” said Woofter. From outside the community, some might just see a brightly painted steel beam essential to the structure of a new school, but to the people of this community the signing of the beam helps preserve history for years to come. “It’s such a unique building, I think with the memories people have of the school, and that now some elements of that school will be gone, I think there’s something special about having our names on a piece of the structure that reminds us that the past students will always be a part of that school,” said Kanzinger.


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COMMUNITY BEAM SIGNING HIGHLIGHTS 9/7/18

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CHAGRIN BOOSTERS TAILGATE 9/7/18

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Chagrin Falls High School Exchange Students Visit Chagrin Falls Schools

by Maggie Mills, junior, Chagrin Falls High School During the last week of August, Chagrin Falls High School (CFHS) welcomed exchange students from Huipu High School in Linhai City, China. Sister school to CFHS, Huipu High School hosted CFHS students during last spring’s China trip. Before coming to Chagrin Falls, the exchange students spent time traveling the United States and visiting colleges. Once arrived, the exchange students were reunited with the same CFHS students that they had met the previous spring. For the next week, the exchange students lived with host families and even attended a few days of school. Sunni, a junior, was glad that she came, though she found school in the United States very different from school in China.

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“The main two differences are schedule and teaching style,” said Sunni. “We need to go to school from morning to the evening, while CFHS is dismissed in the afternoon. In China, students sit in one classroom for the whole day and their teachers switch classes. However, we noticed that in CFHS, students did a lot of walking from class to class every day.” Junior Grace Lee went to China last spring and served as Sunni’s host. “The main thing was the schedule,” she said, agreeing that Chinese and American schools differ greatly. “They don’t get out until late evening, so a lot of things that they do outside of school are super late at night.” In fact, the exchange students explained to a CFHS Chinese class that they attend school for almost 12 hours per day with hour-and-ahalf-long breaks for lunch and dinner.


In contrast to the United States, college in China is inexpensive. However, whether or not a student is accepted into college depends almost entire on his or her performance on a single test: the GaoKao. Unlike in the U.S. where students can retake the SAT or ACT until they earn a score that satisfies them, students in China only get one chance to take the GaoKao. Aiming to test overall academic ability, the GaoKao includes sections on language arts, math, and English. As a result, many students spend their nights studying or attending test-prep schools. Mrs. Guo, Chinese teacher at CFHS and CFMS, feels that the exchange program in place is very beneficial to students at Chagrin. “By hosting, our students learned a lot about life and school in China. It opened

up the eyes of our students about how much hard work is required to succeed.” She also believes that the exchange students have a lot to gain by coming to the United States “It’s also important for them to explore some American culture. They have been learning to understand American life.” Overall, the students seemed to enjoy their time in the United States. “We went into Chagrin, ate at Yours Truly, went downtown to see the Infinity Mirrors exhibit [at the Cleveland Art Museum] and went to a soccer game,” said Lee. “I think everyone had a good time.”

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Chagrin Falls High School Students Selected to join Ohio Attorney General’s Board Two students from Chagrin Falls High School were chosen to serve on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Teen Ambassador Board for the 2018-19 school year. CFHS students Mitchell Gravely and Ashton Hunt, along with more than 300 other students, will advise the Attorney General’s office on issues relating to teens and will work with each other to develop solutions. Students also attend presentations, hear from elected officials, interact with assistant attorneys general, and are given the opportunity to participate in events around the state. They will serve a one-year term and meet in Columbus twice during their tenure on the Board. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with a deeper look into Ohio law and government. This year, participants represent 52 Ohio counties and over 160 schools throughout the state. Applications for the board are available for high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools in Ohio. In a press release from the Attorney General’s Office, DeWine said, “We created this board to give Ohio

high school students an opportunity to learn about law and government and to hear their ideas. We look forward to working with this group of students.” Board members have already presented workshops at the 2018 Two Days in May Conference on Victim Assistance and the 2017 Law Enforcement Conference. Their presentation was about popular apps that teens use, how to understand the apps, their potential dangers, and available security measures. In the past, the Teen Ambassador Board has also met with DeWine, members of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives, toured the Ohio Supreme Court and met with Supreme Court Justices. They also interacted with senior administrative staff, employees and Bureau of Criminal Investigation scientists of the Attorney General’s Office. The 2018 Teen Ambassador Board kick-off meeting was held in August. Gravely and Hunt now look forward to participating via an app called Discourse, where they will comment on issues to help the Attorney General get a teen’s perspective.

Chagrin Falls Middle School Student Leaders Welcome New Students Chagrin Falls Middle School student leaders enjoyed taking our new students around town on September 14. They took a moment to pose for a picture by the falls.

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Gurney Elementary School Historical Society Members Visit Students On August 29 and September 4 and 5, third-grade students at Gurney Elementary School had an interesting visit with two members of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society. Former Gurney Elementary School teacher Harriet Bakalar, along with Kathryn Kanzinger, visit students every year to teach the classes about Chagrin Falls’ history. Students enjoyed learning about the mills that used to be around the village and the products that were made in those mills. They brought some bowls, butter molds, irons and handles from axes and sledgehammers. They also talked about what clothing was like, what school was like and how transportation has changed over time. “They always leave tubs of artifacts behind so that our students can look at games that children used to play, and more,” said Lisa Todaro, third-grade teacher at Gurney Elementary School.

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Chagrin Falls High School Marching Band Performs National Anthem at Cleveland Indians Game The Chagrin Falls High School Marching Band performed the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins game on August 30. The students were directed by field commanders Mary Baldwin, Nova Klein, and Sasha Haines.

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Chagrin Falls Schools Media Specialist Introduces Research Database Research is a skill that students must learn as they advance in their academic careers and Chagrin Falls Schools has taken an initiative to teach them early. Chagrin Falls Schools' grades 7-12 media specialist, Angie Jameson, was featured in an online blog post about how the District is putting young learners on a path to discovery by using research-friendly platforms like Kids InfoBits. Kids InfoBits is an age-appropriate research platform that gives students access to full-text content that is constantly updated to match elementary-level curricula. It is created by Gale, a Cengage Company, who partners with libraries globally to empower the discovery of knowledge. Students can research any categories that are of interest to them such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people and technology. “I love the browsing ability that comes with Kids InfoBits,” said Jameson. “Introducing our students to research and synthesis skills using topics they are interested in results in much deeper engagement compared to assigning students a research topic while attempting to teach these difficult skills.” Jameson had previously taught a 10th grade AP English course on how to properly research, include citations and avoid plagiarism. After becoming the media specialist, she decided to introduce research lesson plans to the intermediate level teachers. Kid InfoBits fit perfectly into the curriculum. As Chagrin Falls Schools is a technology-focused district, it needed a digital resource that could teach research skills while easily fitting into classroom workflow. Kid InfoBits works with G Suite as well as Microsoft 365. The goal is to have students become familiar with these sharing and saving programs now so that in high school and college, these are second nature to them.

students to Kids InfoBits. They were surprised that this reliable information was available to them at school and at home.” Jameson worked to get students excited about research in their brief, 36-minute weekly class and her efforts have paid off. She has noticed an increase in site usage and said, “The read-aloud option and ability to translate the content into any given language…that’s what made us realize just how amazing the Kids InfoBits accessibility features are.”

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Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Choirs Working Hard on Vocal Techniques The 2018-19 Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Select Choir is an auditioned choir made up of 29 students. The choir meets after school twice a week. Performances this year include winter and spring school concerts and three community performances (Holly Hall, Meals on Wheels Luncheon and Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony at the Cemetery.) “The students are already off to a great start working hard on their vocal technique,” said Music Teacher and Choir Director Susan Smith. The school also has a non-auditioned choir of 44 students that meets during the day as an elective for the fifth and sixth grade music requirement. These students will perform at the winter and spring concerts. “I am excited to be working with both groups and can't want to see how they grow as musicians over the course of the year,” said Smith.

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Chagrin Falls High School Congratulations to Orchestra Students Wendi Song Wendi Song is a violinist in the Chagrin Falls High School orchestra. She auditioned and was accepted into the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Northeast Regional Orchestra (NERO). NERO is an orchestra made up of the best orchestra students in northeast Ohio. Wendi will perform with NERO on Sunday, November 11 at noon in Gamble Auditorium on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University. In addition, Wendi has also been accepted into the OMEA All-State Orchestra. This orchestra will perform at the annual OMEA Conference on Friday, February 1 at the Cleveland Convention Center. Wendi is also a member of COYO (Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra). Please see https://sites.google.com/ view/omeanero/home and https://omeapdc.com/ for additional information. Keanu Sherman Keanu Sherman is a violinist in the Chagrin Falls High School orchestra. He auditioned and was accepted into the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). CPYO will begin rehearsals at The Music Settlement in University Circle beginning October 1 and perform multiple concerts during the school year. Please see www.TheMusicSettlement.org for additional information.

Wendi Song accepted into the Ohio Music Education Association Northeast Regional Orchestra

Keanu Sherman accepted into the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

Celia Hawk Celia Hawk is a violist in the Chagrin Falls High School orchestra. Celia auditioned and was accepted to perform with the world-renowned group Apollo’s Fire - Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra (https://apollosfire. org). She will be a member of the treble youth choir and perform seven concerts as part of their “Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain” concert series including performing at The Met in New York City on Sunday, December 16. Carter Kilby Carter Kilby is a violinist in the Chagrin Falls High School orchestra. Carter auditioned and was accepted into the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). Like Keanu, Carter will have unique performance opportunities under the baton of Carl Topilow, conductor of The Cleveland Pops. The ensemble will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, light classics, and popular songs in a fun and welcoming setting.

Celia Hawk accepted to perform with the worldrenowned group Apollo’s Fire Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra

Carter Kilby accepted into the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

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Chagrin Falls Middle School Dominique Moceanu Inspires Students to Be the Change In 1995, Moceanu won the All-Around gold at the U.S. Senior Championships at the age of 14 and then went on to win gold in the balance beam and on the vault in 1998. At the 1998 Goodwill Games, she became the first American to earn a gold medal in the all-around, and would go on to win seven additional medals at international events around the world until retiring in 2000. Dominique remains active in the gymnastics community while pursuing professional and philanthropic endeavors including personal appearances, motivational speaking engagements and entrepreneurial ventures. In 2017, Dominique started a gymnastics camp in Cleveland, Ohio to inspire a new generation of gymnasts to fulfill their potential and dreams in the sport, with safety and positivity always a priority.

On September 17, Chagrin Falls Middle School students enjoyed meeting and listening to Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu share her experiences and life lessons. Moceanu was a member of the famed 1996 Olympic gymnastics team that captured the Gold Medal for the USA in Atlanta. Although she was an instrumental member of the “Magnificent Seven,” she also was a highly successful individual gymnast.

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“Our students were excited to hear Dominique’s story of passion and perseverance,” said Principal Laila Discenza, Chagrin Falls Middle School. “Hopefully our students will think about the hard work that is necessary to overcome adversity and succeed, as well as reflecting on their own effort and develop a grit that will help them throughout life.”


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The 6th Annual Chagrin Film Fest 5k Run Benefiting the LifExtraordinary Foundation (www.liveextra.org) The Lifextraordinary Foundation supports those facing a serious medical issues by providing an on line platform to communicate, coordinate support and raise funds. Funds generated by the foundation are used to assist families and services of those facing a serious medical illness of a child.

Sunday September 30, 2018 Chagrin Falls High School Football Stadium 400 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls Ohio 44022 Please complete one form per person. Mail-in forms must be received by Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

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Student Film Trip Proudly presented by:

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival invites high school students to attend a full day of the festival to view select films and meet filmmakers.

Illuminate Mission: To educate, enrich, and engage students in a range of topics and ideas through the art of documentary.

Friday, October 5th 2018 at 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Chagrin Cinemas 8200 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio Super News

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Celebrating the Chagrin Valley

Sponsored by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 at Riverside Park

6:00PM Entertainment 7:00PM Films begin

A Festival preview night and celebration of the Chagrin Valley with selection of short documentary films and activities. Get a taste of the festival with a fun-filled evening, family friendly short films and live entertainment.

Family Activities Include: Live Band, Chagrin Valley Arts Table, Sidewalk Chalk, Kaleidoscope Give Aways, Bubbles, CDFF short films, Official Lighting of the Falls.

This event is FREE and open to the public www.chagrinfilmfest.org

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Bring a chair or blanket Rain Location: Township Hall


at the Ninth Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival www.chagrinfilmfest.org

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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 www.chagrinschools.org www.facebook.com/CFEVS Twitter Join the conversation on Twitter. Use #CFEVS. You can also follow the school district administrators: #CFCONSTRUCT - To follow our construction project updates and photos Robert Hunt Superintendent @Hunt_EdLeader

Monica Asher High School Principal @MonicaJAsherED

Sarah Read Intermediate School Principal @read_chagrin

Christopher Woofter Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives @ChrisWoofter

Amanda Rassi High School Asst. Principal @cf_rassi

Rachel Jones Gurney Elementary Principal @DrJ_cfprincipal

CFHS Counselors @cfcounselors

Charlie Barch District Athletic Director @ChagrinAD

Mike Daugherty Director of Technology @MoreThanATech Becky Quinn Director of Curriculum @becky_quinn1

Laila Discenza Middle School Principal @CFMSdiscenzaPal Curtis Howell Assistant Principal (Gurney & Intermediate School) @Howell_CFMS

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. 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.

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Click here to be directed to a letter to the community offering support and requesting information identifying students in need of special educaiton services.


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Chagrin Falls Schools - Super News - September 2018  

The Super News is the digital magazine of Chagrin Falls Schools.

Chagrin Falls Schools - Super News - September 2018  

The Super News is the digital magazine of Chagrin Falls Schools.