Chagrin Falls Middle Schoolers Apply Science and Art to the Metroparks

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Eighth graders at Chagrin Falls Middle School took a field trip to the Twinsburg Ledges and Nature Center at Liberty Park, which is a part of the Summit County Metroparks. This trip followed their unit in Earth Science where they learned about glaciers, landforms, weathering and erosion.

Science teacher Tammy Mrofchak planned the outdoor adventure for students to make real life connections between their academic knowledge and a hands-on experience. Students had the chance to identify constructive and destructive geological processes that formed Earth’s surface in their own community. Throughout their time on the trip, students hiked and recognized major geological processes of erosion and deposition. They also saw patterns and features of streams, discharge rates and gradients, and were able to identify glacial features in the ledges of the park.

Aside from the scientific portion of the trip, students tuned an artistic eye to the Metroparks as a connection to their art class with art teacher Amy Fenton. While hiking, students looked for a subject in nature that displayed the principles of art, including balance, emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, pattern, unity and variety.

At the end of the trip, students had hiked an average of 20,000 steps.

Pictured from Left to Right: Sara Hartle, Ryan Brackett, Alec Davis, Tom Swift, Katie O’Malley, Sarah Levine, Eva Levine, Darya Rebeta

Chagrin Falls High School Band Members Earn Spots in the OMEA Honors Band

Eight of Chagrin Falls High School’s (CFHS) band members have been chosen to participate in the Ohio Music Educators Association Honors Band. The students are sophomores Darya Rebeta, Sara Hartle, Ryan Brackett and Alec Davis; junior Tom Swift; and seniors Eva Levine, Sarah Levine and Katie O’Malley. They were selected from a group of 215 applicants.

The events associated with the Honors Band take place at Cleveland State University (CSU). Students will attend a seating audition on Thursday, November 8th to determine what chair they will play, meaning their rank associated with their skill level as related to the other musicians. On Friday, November 9th, students will rehearse and attend master classes. They will also listen to a short recital by CSU faculty. On Saturday, November 10th the students will perform a free concert open to the public at the Waetjen Auditorium at CSU at 4:00 p.m.

Chagrin Falls High School Drama Club Presents Alice in Wonderland

The Chagrin Falls High School Drama Club will present Alice in Wonderland by LeGallienne and Friebus as their fall production. This classical retelling of Alice in Wonderland finds the young girl, Alice, exploring a world through the looking glass. With fantastical characters and reason turned on its head, Alice’s curiosity brings to question her own sane principles against a world inherently mad, tempting her further and further down the rabbit hole.

This production runs November 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee performance November 17th at 2:00 p.m. All performances will take place in the Studio Theater at Chagrin Falls High School. Tickets can be purchased on the District website at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools or at the door.

The show is directed by Dusten Welch, assistant directed by Ana Kevorkian, produced by Nathan Bachofsky, with set design by Ben Needham. Alice in Wonderland is presented in special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LLC.

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