List of 10 news stories.

  • Phase I Has Begun!

    Phase I of the Weber Stadium Renovation is officially underway! On June 6, the removal of the old turf began and, by the end of the day, it was completely stripped.

    When completed, this phase of the project will include:
    • New state-of-the-art turf and infill
    • New track pavement and all-weather surface
    • New long jump and pole vault areas with second long jump runway and pit
    • New goalposts
    • Lacrosse safety netting for the end zones
    • New flagpole
    • New sound system
    • New scoreboard
    • New fencing around the track
    • New team benches
    • Upgraded underground utilities for current and future use
    • Surfacing of the D-zones (currently natural grass) with artificial turf and pavement

    Construction will continue all summer with a projected completion date in time for the first home soccer and football games. Follow our progress live!

    We are grateful to the many donors who generously supported this project to make it possible for our teams to use the stadium this fall. Stay tuned for details on Phases II and III.
  • Reunion 2019 a Huge Hit!

    It was a wonderful weekend of friends, families and memories here on campus for Reunion Weekend 2019 on May 31-June 1! More than 275 alumni attended various events including the Family Fun Fest in Pender Circle, the Golden Lancer Breakfast for the Class of 1969, alumni games, campus tours and the Alumni Reunion Mass led by Fr. John Blazek ’58, C.S.C. The weekend’s festivities culminated on Saturday evening with all Reunion classes celebrating at the Head of School cocktail reception and roving dinner party featuring chef tasting stations. The new format brought a lot of buzz and excitement to campus and we hope that everyone had an amazing experience.

    Enjoy the 2019 Reunion Weekend pictures!
  • 2019 Summer Honduras Trip

    As Mr. Teisl once said, "Jesus, ¿como te puedo servir más?"

    We are excited to announce the 2019 Summer Honduras Trip from August 13-20. The remaining spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot, please submit the $100 deposit to Mrs. Linda Wheeler in the Main Office, or mail to Gilmour Academy, ATTN: Martha Ligas/Eileen Pryatel, 34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.  
    WHEN: August 13 - 20, 2019
    COST: $1700
    PAYMENT: $100 deposit due with application, $800 due June 15, $800 due July 1. Please make all checks payable to HCRF. 
    AIRLINE: Delta thru Atlanta (If you would like to pay for your flight with points/miles, you may book your own ticket. Delta/United arrive 20 minutes apart on 8/13.)
    If you have any questions, please reach out to Martha Ligas at or Eileen Pryatel at
    This trip is so important to the Gilmour Academy family as it was Mr. Teisl's dream to open the Tiho Teisl Recreation Center. Two Honduras alums, Michael Ciuni '08 and Tom Newcomb (father of Corey '06 and Hannah '11 and father-in-law of Adam Lesko '05) created this video to share how special this place is. If you are unable to join us in Honduras this summer, please consider donating to the children of Nuevo Paraiso who, are particularly in need of children's clothes, shoes and vitamins. Any and all donations are appreciated! Please contact Martha Ligas or Eileen Pryatel to arrange a drop-off/pick-up. If you would like to donate monetarily please visit the Honduras Children's Rescue Fund website
  • Alum Provides Inside Look at “Other Side of the Rainbow” as Keynote Speaker for Rainbow Babies

    Kerry Doyle Christy '04 decided while at Gilmour that she would like to pursue a career in nursing. After a senior project shadowing doctors and nurse practitioners at University Hospitals, she headed to Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in 2008. She then moved back to Cleveland and started working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. After working for four years in the ICU, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Akron while continuing to work in the ICU.

    At the time, the University of Akron offered one of only seven dual certification programs in the country. Kerry graduated with her master’s in the science of nursing in both primary and acute care pediatrics and began working as a nurse practitioner with Rainbow’s pediatric surgery team, where she has been for the last seven years.

    Kerry and her husband, Tom Christy, welcomed their first child, Claire, in April 2015. It was in August 2017 that Kerry’s roles of mom and healthcare provider collided. Kerry was pregnant with her second child and was scheduled for a routine OB checkup.

    During the visit, the doctor became concerned with the baby’s heart rate and ordered more testing. Within an hour of arriving for her appointment, Kerry was whisked into an emergency c-section because the baby was in danger. There was no time to wait for her husband to arrive and, as she was being wheeled into the operating room, one of surgeons on her team arrived to accompany her into surgery. She awoke hours later to discover that she and Tom had a son and he was in the NICU, born six weeks early. 

    The next four weeks were a roller coaster of emotion as their son, whom they named Patrick, initially made progress, but then developed a serious complication. Throughout their stay, Kerry and Tom were overwhelmed by the care their family received and credit Patrick’s eventual recovery to the staff’s remarkable professionalism, attentiveness and personalized approach. She is quick to point out that that level of care was not because she works there, but rather, is the way every patient and family is treated.

    Today, Patrick is a healthy, BUSY almost 2-year-old. In her speech, Kerry said that her experience “on the other side of the Rainbow” as the mom of a patient changed her, ultimately making her a better nurse practitioner.
  • Don’t Miss Your Chance to See World-Class Musicians Right on Campus This Summer

    Once again, Gilmour will be home to the Encore Chamber Music Festival this summer. The festival, founded by world-renowned violinist Jinjoo Cho ‘06, brings the world’s most exceptional musicians to Cleveland to inspire, educate and innovate the art of engagement in music. You are invited to attend the summer concerts, which will take place from June 3-July 15 at Tudor House. You can purchase your tickets and see the concert schedule here.
  • 60 Years of Service to the Congregation of Holy Cross

    Last week at Convocation, we celebrated the 60th jubilees of Br. Robert Lavelle, C.S.C. (left) and Br. Ken Kane, C.S.C. (right). They were also recognized at a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Nelson Perez on April 27 honoring all the members of religious orders in the Diocese of Cleveland who were marking milestone anniversaries with their congregations. Congratulations to Br. Ken and Br. Robert for their extraordinary commitment to their vocations as Brothers and to the Congregation of Holy Cross!
  • Celebrating Lancer Legends

    As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, we pause to celebrate three incredible members of our faculty who are retiring after long and impactful careers at Gilmour. Congratulations to social studies instructor and yearbook editor Nickie Emerson, who began at Glen Oak in 1981 before moving to Gilmour after the merger in 1982; religion instructor Bob Beach, who arrived in 1991; and Middle School English teacher and former Middle School theater director Bonnie O’Leary, who started in 1999. We thank them for their dedicated service to Gilmour and wish them all the best in their next chapters!
    We also want to recognize the following faculty members who hit milestone anniversaries in their careers at Gilmour:
    5 Years of Service: Lindsay Chiellino, Mike Chiellino, Allison Hayes, Laura Kingsbury, James Niederst, Laura Novotney, Christian Palumbo, and Rhonda Rickelman
    10 Years of Service: Kristy Angelo, Diana Braun, Irene Gajewski, Adam Ludwig, Shandra O'Dell Lynne Sojda and Edward Turk
    15 Years of Service: Lynn Hammond, Dale Lozar, Mike McNeill and John Overman
    20 Years of Service: Bonnie O"Leary and Randi Russell
    25 Years of Service: Mary Merkel
    30 Years of Service: Nina Prusock
    40 Years of Service: Fr. John Blazek ’58, C.S.C.
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

    This past weekend, we celebrated the 131 members of the Class of 2019 during a Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday night and our Commencement exercises on Sunday morning. Their Commencement speaker was Christopher Helfrich H'19, a former student whose family moved to Connecticut after his sophomore year, but who has remained in touch with many of his teachers at Gilmour and credits Gilmour’s mission-focused curriculum and the school’s culture of service with helping him trailblaze in his field. Today he serves as the CEO of Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation. He encouraged each graduate to embrace the notion that no matter what profession they ultimately choose, they should feel called to be leaders who know what to do with the knowledge they acquire. He stressed the importance of being people “who understand that the measure of a life well-lived is less what you accumulate, and more what you contribute.”

    The Class of 2019 was a remarkable class. In addition to logging more than 10,270 service hours (and those are just the ones they recorded), they were standout students, athletes, musicians, actors and researchers. They will now take their talents to 71 colleges and universities in 27 states and 2 foreign countries. As a class, they earned nearly $11 million in scholarships and 27 have committed to compete in their sport at the next level. Visit the Class of 2019 webpage to see photos from Commencement and the full list of colleges to which they are headed.
  • Juniors Complete Four-Month Social Justice Deep Dive through Annual Religion 11 Praxis Project

    Each year the entire junior class engages in the “The Competence to See and the Courage to Act Praxis Project” during the second semester of Religion 11. The goal of this four-month project is to enable our students to dive deep into their understanding of a social injustice through research and interviews. Once they have the competence to see the situation, students engage in a service project to respond to the injustice, in hopes of creating a more humane and just society. They conclude their experience by presenting a video to their teachers and peers and answering follow-up questions.

    The 2019 Praxis Film Festival was held last Friday and Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The information was impressive and the experience was powerful as students addressed 21 different issues including racial inequality, developmental disabilities, US prisons, treatment of veterans, food deserts, immigration and much more. Enjoy the top-scoring video exploring the topic of developmental disabilities and possible ways to help. It was created by team members Chas Higgins ’20, Jorja Hlifka ’20, Anthony Iacobell ’20, Jeff Li ’20 and Ian Miller ’20.
  • Rite of Passage

    Congratulations to Grade 8, who celebrated their transition to the Upper School at the annual Rite of Passage! Best wishes to all!

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