Chagrin Falls High School received the 2016-17 Momentum Award from Ohio’s State Board of Education. Now in its third year, the Momentum Award program is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that have received A’s on each Value-Added measure included on Ohio’s school report cards.
“Your school report card for the 2016-2017 school year shows your pupils enjoyed greater than expected growth in reading and mathematics. Your accomplishment makes you part of an elite group of schools that are ensuring the academic growth of students from every background and ability level,” said Tess Elshoff, President, State Board of Education. “Members of the State Board of Education congratulate you on your vision and on equipping your staff with the tools they need to ensure academic growth for every child. Please convey our thanks to your teachers, support staff and parents for believing that every child can achieve. Your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio schools.”
Chagrin Falls High School Rotary Student of the Month
Chagrin Falls High School senior Michael Donley is the November Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month. Donley was selected based on service and leadership qualities he has displayed in his school community.
Donley has been the recipient of several awards during his high school career. These include 2016 AP Scholar with Honor, 2017 AP Scholar with Distinction, 2017 National AP Scholar, High Honor Roll (freshman-senior year), and a National Merit Commended Student.
Additionally, Donley remains active in the school community as a member of Interact Club, recognized with the Exemplary Service Award sophomore and junior year) and serving as Vice President his senior year. He also was the 2016 Grants Chair and 2017 Co-President of the Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation Student Board. Donley served as President of Student Council his freshman and senior year, secretary his sophomore year, and class representative his junior year. He also served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee all four years of high school and the Principal’s Advisory Committee his junior and senior year. Donley earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and three varsity letters in golf. He also was second team all CVC and a member of the golf team who won the CVC Championship three times.
Outside of school, Donley is founder of Hungry Minds, an organization that delivers healthy snacks to underprivileged children, delivering more than 13,000 snacks since it was started. He serves on the leadership team of the St. Joan of Arc Youth Group. He interned at Global Cleveland, helping organize international aspects of the Republican National Convention. He also was a tutor at Math Monkey.
His accelerated classes include AP Seminar, Physics I, American History, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics 2, English Language, AB Calculus, Government, English Literature, BC Calculus, Biology, Spanish, and Statistics. He also took Honors Advanced Data Structures.
After high school, Donley plans to attend college where he plans to major in mechanical engineering.