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Tigers of the Month selected

Chagrin Falls Middle School selected four students for September Student of the Month awards. This month’s students include seventh-graders Eloise Pulte and Owen Adelman and eighth-graders Greta Westropp and Charlie Bazzone. The Student of the Month award acknowledges students for their outstanding performance and rewards them for their efforts. The students were chosen by seventh- and eighth-grade teams to be a “Tiger of the Month.” These students exemplify the “Tiger Techniques” of think, integrity, grit, effort and responsibility. These students receive personalized tiger water bottles from the PTO.

Students spread peace with pinwheels

Fourth-graders in Chris Fishman’s homeroom class at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School created pinwheels to help celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

These “Pinwheels for Peace” as they are being called, were created out of paper, straws, wire, beads and other common materials. Once the pinwheels were created, they lined the property of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School as a reminder to be accepting and peace-builders in their families, school, community and world.

“They’re really fun to create and watch, but they are also important symbols of our intent to learn tolerance and spread understanding,” said fourth grade teacher Chris Fishman, “My fondest wish would be that these young students become involved in peace activism for a lifetime, shaping a more humane planet, starting right here at the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School.”

The International Day of Peace idea came about because of Jeremy Gilley. In 1999, he founded an organization called Peace One Day that was focused around the idea of creating an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. It wasn’t until 2001 when a unanimous vote by the member states of the United Nations agreed with Mr. Gilley’s idea and declared Sept. 21 International Day of Peace.


Chagrin Falls High School’s Interact Club is sponsoring a gift card collection to support the Geauga County Jobs and Family Services’ Holiday Food Drive.

“Historically, our club has provided nearly all of the canned food donations to support their holiday program to feed families in need. This year, your help is needed as even more families are facing food insecurity and reaching out for help due to the pandemic,” said Interact Club Advisor Karen Sindelar.

The club is accepting Giant Eagle gift cards and check donations to support the growing number of families facing food insecurity this holiday season. The gift card collection runs from Oct. 12 through Nov. 16. Visit to make a donation. For more information, email

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