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Parent Update 2-17-2010

February 18, 2010

Congratulations to the OFHS Academic Team for their continued tournament success.

OFHS Academic Team Continued Success

On Saturday, February 13, the Academic Team participated in a NAQT National Qualifying Tournament at Solon High School.  A, B, and C Teams participated.  This tournament boasted 32 teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Our A Team won the entire tournament going 9-2 on the day.  Our B and C Teams each posted records of 5-5.  Attached is a picture of our A Team with their trophy!  Jim Coury, Mike Coury, Emily Nageotte, and Chris Traylor were our A Team members at this tournament.  Pam Keller, Tom Hoy, Ethan Kocjan, Lucus Alstadt, Marty Mendenhall, Richie Mendenhall, Sohan Vartak, and Brad Sevcik rounded out our B and C teams.

On Sunday, February 14, the Academic Team participated in a PACE National Qualifying Tournament at Solon High School.  Our A Team was the only team that participated in this event.  They won the entire tournament going 9-2 on the day, including an exciting overtime match with Northmont HS.  Attached is a picture of our A Team from Sunday with their trophy!  Jim Coury, Mike Coury, Emily Nageotte, Chris Traylor, and Pam Keller were our A Team members for this tournament.  Jim Coury also took home #1 individual scorer honors for the tournnament.

On Tuesday, February 17th, the OFHS Academic Team competed in the NEOAL (North East Ohio Academic League) “Spring” Tournament held at Baldwin-Wallace College.

The results of the “Spring” Tournament are as follows:

Olmsted Falls   7-0, Twinsburg   6-1, Garfield Heights   5-2, Bay Village   4-3, Fairview  3-4, Highland   2-5, Lutheran West   1-6, and Columbia  0-7.

Nick Macek

OFHS Forensic Team Update

Congratulations to OFHS students, Nick Macek and Shom Mazumder, who both finished 2nd in the National Student Congress Competition this past weekend.

Shom Mazumder

Cory Daugherty

Collin Brady

OFHS Bowling Team Update

Congratulations to the members of the OFHS bowling team, who  finished 2nd in the Northeast Ohio Sectional Tournament, just 55 pins out of first.  The Bulldog Bowlers now advance to  District competition on February 27.

OFHS Hockey

Congratulations to OFHS Hockey player Cory Daugherty who has been selected as 1st Team All White Division, and 1st Team all White West Division.  Additionally, congratulations to Collin Brady who was also selected to the 1st Team all White West Division for the 2009-2010 season.

OFHS Wrestlers Win SWC

Chaz McGrain (152) 37-1 and Shane Gareau (160) 30-6 won individual SWC wrestling Championships this past Saturday at Brecksville High School.

Congratulations to Chaz McGrain and Shane Gareau, who earned 2010 SWC champions this past Saturday at Brecksville. On Friday, OFHS JV wrestlers winning SWC Titles were Nick Andler, Nick Sommer and Alan Binggeli. A complete list of SWC place finishers can be found on the OFHS wrestling website at http://www.ofwrestling.com.

Mike Furrey, of the Cleveland Browns, spoke today to OFMS students about making good nutritional choices.

Browns’ Mike Furrey Visits Olmsted Falls Middle School To Promote Importance of Healthy Foods and Physical Activity

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mike Furrey helped serve up breakfast to Olmsted Falls Middle School students this morning as part of an initiative to help tackle childhood obesity.

During his appearance, Furrey joined students for breakfast in the Middle School cafetorium – even serving up a few meals to surprised students.  Following breakfast in the cafetorium, Furrey spoke to a packed gymnasium as all 6th, 7th and 8th graders got the opportunity to hear his motivational words.

“Our students were excited by the opportunity to hear Mr. Furrey speak,” said Middle School Principal Mark Kurz.  “He delivered an important message to our students about the importance of nutrition and exercise, which is a perfect compliment to ongoing student wellness activities.”

Furrey’s stop at Olmsted Falls Middle School was one of several in a series of special appearances in connection with “Fuel Up to Play 60,” a new initiative aimed at tackling childhood obesity through healthy food choices and daily physical activity.  The schools Furrey is visiting are just several of more than 3,000 Ohio elementary, middle and high schools across Ohio participating in the program, which equips youth ambassadors with information about healthy eating and physical activity strategies to teach their classmates.  Each school enrolled in the program participates in numerous activities tailored to their school that revolve around tracking daily healthy behaviors to win prizes and rewards throughout the program.  Furrey’s appearances are made possible by the Children’s Hunger Alliance, the Mike Furrey Foundation and the American Dairy Association.

PTA Staff Basketball Game

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our faculty and staff members who participated in last Thursday night’s “Battle of the Schools” PTA basketball game.  This event raised $4147 to help provide scholarships for our 2010 graduating seniors.

Falls-Lenox principal, Mr. Roseberry, led his faculty to a 2nd place finish at the 2010 PTA Faculty Basketball game. This event raised over $4,000 for student scholarships.

Thank you to all of the fans who attended this game.



  1. future high school parent
    February 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I was told last night at the high school parent orientation that high school will continue a staggard start time. Will the later start students still be able to get a bus to school since we, the voters, passed the levy?

  2. February 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    High School busing will return next school year. However, there will only be 1 AM and 1 PM bus run for the High School. For students who have “late start” if they desire to ride the bus, they will arrive early and have a first period study hall. Conversely, if the students have early release and they desire to ride the school bus home, they will have to attend a study hall at the end of the day.

  3. Curious Parent
    February 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Question regarding Snow Days.
    I understand the “its dangerous for the kids, no busing for high schoolers” thinking, but why are the teachers nor required to report to school? Maybe the snow days for kids would be a good day for the staff to have their meetings that often require substitutes to cover their classes. It is disturbing to hear how often a substitute is covering classes, especially in the younger grades.

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