Friday, May 24, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls High School was evacuated and shut down Friday morning following the bomb threat, according to our news partner WEWS Channel 5.
Cuyahoga Falls High School is closed for the day after another bomb threat was called into the school around 7 a.m. Friday. The school's administrative principal said the threat came through email but from a different source than previous email threats, according to our news partner WEWS Channel 5. They are trying to trace the email, which they said they believe could be from the same person using a different email address. The threat was specific enough to say something was going to happen between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. However, Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Tom Pozza told the Falls News-Press "nothing suspicious" was found after the school was searched Friday morning. Students were sent home on what was the last day of school for seniors. …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's been a newsy week in Cuyahoga Falls. Here are the biggest stories that broke in the city and local school system.
Council swears in new member Cuyahoga Falls City Council has selected Arden Barnhart, 56, to fill the Ward 3 seat recently vacated by her husband Ken. Members of the Summit County Republican Central Committee for Ward 3 handpicked Arden to fill the post on Tuesday, reports the Falls News-Press. She will be sworn into office at Council's May 28 meeting. Cuyahoga Falls High selects new coach Cuyahoga Falls High School has named Sean Flaherty as its new head football coach, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Flaherty, 33, is a Stow High School and Walsh University graduate who has worked the last seven years as an assistant coach at Wadsworth. This is Flaherty's first time taking the helm as head coach. He replaces Mike Miller who resigned …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fifty-seven percent of votes were cast against the measure.
Cuyahoga Falls voters voted down the five-year, 3-mill school levy on Tuesday. Ohio.com has reported the levy was defeated with 57 percent of votes. "Obviously, the result this evening is a huge disappointment," Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols said Tuesday night on the district's Facebook page. "As any good coach does after a loss, they examine their practices to decipher what went wrong. As I am the coach in this situation, I will do the same. ...Nonetheless, this is a hard pill to swallow." The levy would have generated $11.1 million and paid for upgrades in technology, security, transportation and curriculum. Stay with Patch as we follow up on this story post-election. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! LIVE 2013 ELECTION …
Monday, May 6, 2013
It appears the seniors pulled off their end-of-the-year prank.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Harmless senior prank or an act of vandalism?
On the You Know You're From Cuyahoga Falls When ... Facebook page a resident shared a picture of the high school Friday morning — and it looks a little bit different, especially with a couch on the roof. Do you think this is a harmless prank or should students be repremanded and forced to clean this up? Here's what people said on the Cuyahoga Falls Patch Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Blogger Megan Simone recognizes a local school girl's good deed in a time where negativity fills the news.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Click to see where Woodridge High School ranked in the annual list of best high schools prepared by U.S. News and World Report.
Woodridge High School is the 117th best high school in Ohio and 2,155st nationally, according to the annual rankings prepared by U.S. News & World Report. There are 242 public schools in Ohio. The school recieved the silver medal and was praised for its participation rate in Advanced Placement courses. Students are also 96 percent proficient in reading and 92 percent proficient in math, according to the magazine. Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings. For the full report, click here. —————————————————————— Cuyahoga Falls High School was not ranked this year.
U.S. News and World Report just released its annual high school rankings report and Cuyahoga Falls went unranked nationally.
Details about Cuyahoga Falls High School are available in the most recent U.S. News & World Report on the best high schools in the state and country — but Cuyahoga Falls didn't make the cut. The high school was also not ranked in 2012. Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings. U.S. News says that even though students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses, only 20 percent participate in the program. The student body makeup is 48 percent male, 52 percent female and the total minority enrollment is 9 percent. For more details, read the full U.S. News & World report. ———————————————————— Click here to find out how Woodridge High School ranked in the state and nationally.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Woodridge High School student was charged with underage possession of a weapon, but faces no disciplinary action from the Woodridge Local Schools district.
Editor’s note: The original post raised concern among readers over whether a gun was brought to Woodridge High School. According to school officials and Cuyahoga Falls police, there was never a gun on school grounds, nor was there any alarm among students, staff or faculty. On April 16 at 8:58 a.m., a Woodridge High School counselor notified Cuyahoga Falls police that a student had approached her and admitted to illegally purchasing a .357 magnum revolver from an unknown man in Akron. The 17-year-old student said he had buried the handgun near a creek in Cuyahoga Falls, and told police he and his brother had purchased it for self-defense, according to Falls Police Chief Tom Pozza. Officers escorted the student to where the gun was buried …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Susan Labuda Schrop, Ph.D., associate professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed assistant dean of curriculum for the College of Medicine.