Carry A Pocketful of Sunshine
Living in this region in Ohio we are used to four seasons...at times it feels like we live in only two: winter and second winter. The recent round of saturating rain only prolongs everything that we have to do at home, athletics, along with impacting so many of our residents that make a living working outdoors.
Often during this season, it feels like we live outdoors with all of the drips, orange barrels, and cones we place to provide safety in our halls from the weathered years of an older building. We are very grateful to our maintenance and custodial staff that works so hard keeping our building together.
The one shining light that we can hold onto is what we control with teaching and learning. This is where this weather helps us the most. With all of the rain lately, students and staff have been able to focus on their class goals and outcomes. It is amazing to reflect upon how quickly this time has come and gone this year. Embrace today, and enjoy the presence of each other as we close out this school year!
Your Life, Your Choice
"Your Life, Your Choice," an awareness program for local students with the intent of educating them regarding the dangers of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, was presented in dramatic fashion using real-life scenarios and testimonies of people whose lives have been forever changed by crashes caused by drunken drivers.
On Tuesday, April 29, students at Chardon High School attended Your Life, Your Choice and Parkside Church in Bainbridge. This program was first initiated in 2006 by Chagrin Falls Police Officer, Dick Goldsmith. Officer Goldsmith lost his daughter, Emily, in a tragic accident caused by a repeated drunken driving offender.
The quiet, somber atmosphere permeated a gathering of more than 1,100 Geauga County high school seniors. Students came back to school moved by this presentation. We are grateful to the Geauga County Sheriff's office who sponsored this moving presentation.
CHS Thespian Induction
The CHS Thespian Officers (Cameron Holt, Lydia Avery, and Grace Kilfoyle) hosted our annual Induction ceremony to honor our new members. The International Thespian Society was established in 1929. The organization is named for Thespis, the ancient Greek who, according to legend, stepped out from the chorus and became the first actor. The Society’s guiding principle is a dedication to excellence in educational theatre. The International Thespian Society honors those students who do theatre well. In order to become a member, students must first have dedicated over 100 hours to theater.
Current members are Gwen Avery, Samantha Hess, Lydia Avery, Sylvia Fill, Cameron Holt, Grace Kilfoyle, Breanna Nickel, Heather Humbert, Marko Milic, and Andrea Diaz-Rodriguez.
New Inductees are Brittany Adams, Ryan Brown, Caleigh Dawson, Hailey DeGeorge, Natalie Fullerman, Grace Jackson, Megan Mullaly, Claire Myeroff, Kyle Nelson, Ethan Peterson, Lou Piotrkowski, William Piotrkowski, Nimue Shive, Grace Turk, and Sofia Zampino.
Graduating seniors were awarded their honor cords to wear with pride at commencement exercises on May 25.
Math Department News: American Mathematics Competition (AMC) Result
Results from the AMC problem solving competition are in! Congratulations to Kyle Nelson for the highest score on the AMC 12. Congratulations to Jeffery Fletcher for the highest score on the AMC 10. Other students in the top three included Natalie Fullerman (AMC 12), Ashley Tice (AMC 12), Peter Robie (AMC 10), and Bradley Duchon (AMC 10).
Thank you to all students who participated in this challenge. To find out your score please see your math teacher or stop by Miss Fisher's classroom (Room 307). Also, just a reminder that Math Club meets every Tuesday morning in room 307 from 6:30 to 7:20. Any student who enjoys math and would like to improve their problem solving skills is welcome to come join the fun.
Thanks again for your flexibility as we managed and expedited thousands of state tests over the last several weeks. The block scheduling really helped minimize disruptions to class contact time. In the past, within our old schedule, class time would have been reduced significantly. Furthermore, the break in routine helped many of our students get proper rest. Enclosed is the calendar for the rest of the school year.
Prom: Tickets on Sale May 6-10
It is getting close to Prom season. As you prepare for the dance, I wanted to share some small details regarding tickets for this year. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods starting May 6-May 10. CCP and ACC students may see Mrs. Mihalek directly to purchase students outside of the marked lunch periods. The tickets will cost $75. We will not be using EventBrite for this dance due to the high sales tax based on ticket cost. Furthermore, the only students who need to sign a dance contract are those attending our dance from outside of CHS. Our high school students signed this contract at the beginning of the year.
What: CHS Prom; May 18, 2019 6:00-11:00 PM
Where: The American Croatian Lodge; Eastlake, OH
Cost: $75/ticket (purchased at CHS: May 6-10)
Guest Forms (See below)
CHS Envirothon Team Headed to State
Chardon High School's two Envirothon teams recently competed against forty-nine other teams at the regional finals where Team Red took 3rd place. The team won $300 for the school's Envirothon program and free tree seedlings. Team Red will head to Steubenville to compete in the State Ohio Envirothon at Franciscan University June 9-11. Congrats to advancing team members from left, Heather Humbert (captain), Marko Milic, Sofie Zampino, Nimue Shive, and Charlotte Bennett. Best of luck at State!
The Learning Center
Attached is the May issue of the Learning Center newsletter. In it readers will find information on the Summer Community Read, Salt to the Sea. Students, parents and staff alike will benefit from this well-reviewed book about the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff during WWII. This story of humanity's strength and resilience is sure to leave readers inspired.
A second article gives some details (along with a link for more information) about a video contest sponsored by Khan Academy and Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Students ages 13-18 have until June 15, 2019 to enter for a $250,000 scholarship! Check it out!
Every year, we publish the senior handbook to help assist parents and senior students with the many events that celebrate our graduating class.
View this file online
Here is the link for the sign up genius for the senior picnic .
Prom Volunteers Needed
Volunteer: Prom Ticket Sales
DOBAMA THEATRE IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 42ND ANNUAL MARILYN BIANCHI KIDS' PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL!
Submissions are open for the next Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival. Since 1979 the MBKPF has been an integral part of Dobama Theatre’s mission to provide educational outreach programming. Our goal is to provide a platform for children to express their thoughts, hopes, dreams and creativity through the writing of original plays.
THE RULES ARE SIMPLE
Any student grades 1-12 can submit a play, whether home-schooled or attending a public, private or charter school – all are welcome!
Plays typed in a Word Document can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chardon High School Drama Club Grade 8 & 9
Chardon High School Drama Club Grade 8 & 9
Sponsored by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild
A Vignette Play plus Music
Sometimes we choose the way the world sees us. Black box - indestructible. Jewelry box - plain on the outside, shiny on the inside. Sometimes our box is defined by others - our parents, our friends, our enemies. A box built by others can feel small, confined, impossible.
How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?
at Geauga Theater
May 9 at 7pm and May 11 at 2pm
Admission only $5
School fees are due to Chardon Local Schools. Payable at your student's individual school.
Please look at your student's Infinite Campus account under “Fees” to see what is owed for each child.
When you are looking at the fees, if something does not look right or your student has dropped a class and it is still showing, please call so that it can be corrected.
Important Reminder: ALL SENIOR FEES ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO GRADUATION.
Direct all of your calls to Mrs. McBride.
440-285-4057 x. 1441
Topperettes and Majorettes
Attention CHS ladies! Tryouts for Topperettes and Majorettes are next week May 6th, 8th and 9th from 6 PM-7:30 PM and Friday May 10th beginning at 4PM. Tryouts will take place in the CHS Gym. See Ms. Lichtler in the band room with any questions!
What A Weekend!
Fair School Funding Plan
Education Town Hall
Community Members, Educators, Legislators!
Mark the Date!
May 4, 2019, 9:30-12:00, Chardon Middle School
A panel presentation by State Rep. John Patterson
Dr. Michael Hanlon, Supt. Chardon Schools
Dr. Jerry Brockway, Supt. Ashtabula Co. Technical and Career Center
Kevin Lillie, Geneva Schools Treasurer
“Fair School Funding Plan”
This is what we have all been waiting for—bringing fair funding to school districts!
Have all your questions answered!
Need info. Call Cheryl at 440-223-8711
Have a great weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal