30 days can seem like a lifetime, or can be a flash in front of you. The choice is yours. Seniors, it seems like the finish line has already come and gone...but there is still essential time left. Time for yourself, Time for each other, Time for learning, and memories to be made. You only graduate high school once, Embrace it, live each moment, be active in your choices. The choices that you make today can become the person that you become. Be true to who you are and keep your eyes on the goal--you are too close to let go of your dreams.
Your 30 days are going to be relentless. Focus on managing your time on what you can control. Your job is your academics. Your job is transitioning into the leaders of our school. Your job remains clear; YOU matter, YOUR grades matter; YOUR decisions matter. Learn from those that have gone before you and seize little opportunities that arise. We believe in you.
Your 30 days linger with a reminder that you are about to transition into a challenging year. Many of you are learning the difference of dependence versus independence. The time is now to walk the talk. You are just coming out of your shell, and wondering what is up, down, and around you. You have seen so many challenging moments with relationships, coursework, and leadership but you are wondering if anyone notices you. We do, but we are not going to hold your hand through this--it is time to choose. We will always be there for you.
Your 30 days are determined by the habits that you have made. So many people have walked beside you, guided you, and assisted you. You recognize that you are a part of a bigger family, but sometimes feel like the little sibling. You have an essential role. You are the key to the transition to our incoming 8th graders. What you say---they believe. What you do---younger students follow. In reality, your task is enormous in living our core values not only for yourself but for the class of 2020. Believe in YOU
You are the conductor of the music that we hear each day. Sure, the sound may resonate well from a distance, but only you see what needs to be refined. Continue to coordinate the sound with the beauty that sets the tempo of our pulse as a whole. After most performances, the conductor bows while the orchestra receives the accolades. WE see your influence. WE appreciate your countless preparation. WE see your impact- especially after a long tour.
Families of the Class of 2016: A Reflection
It is hard to fathom how fast our time has come and gone this year. Where did our time go? Did I do enough, say enough, or even prepare you enough for this moment? I look at you and see me. I look at my own struggles, joys, and moments of excitement (when I was your age) and wonder how quickly our time has come and gone.
Do you I am your biggest fan? Do you know that I will always be there during good times and bad? Do you know how much my love is unconditional for you?
I am so proud of you, and I know that these 30 days are going to be tough for you. I know that you are spent, exhausted, and ready to move on...but, never forget how you got to this moment. Never forget of the failures and success that refined you. Never forget the support that each of us provided for you and always will.
So, in these last 30 days live every moment in the present. Love every celebration, and know that journey only begins when you cross the finish line. You are almost there! Hang on, push forward, dig deeper, and know that my embrace is a door away. We believe in you--BELIEVE IN YOUR ABILITY-- your journey is a moment away!
...and if any of my other kids are reading this....DO YOUR HOMEWORK...you may think you are ready, but you have a test tomorrow!
Dear Chardon Parents and Staff,
The City of Chardon's Maple Avenue Improvement Project is scheduled to begin the week of May 2, 2016. Once the project begins, Maple Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Chardon Avenue south to North Hambden Street for approximately seven (7) months. Reconstruction, excluding paving, of the portion of Maple Avenue from Chardon Avenue north to the project end (Canfield Dr.) will take place during summer break when school is not is session.
Please note the following:
Here is the working link for the Pre-Construction Aerial Maps of the Maple Ave. Project:
Pre-Construction Aerial Maps of Maple Avenue Road Closures
We are so proud of the efforts our students, coaches, and team!
Congratulations to the CHS Chorale (CORE-AL) for receiving at SUPERIOR RATING at the District OMEA DISTRICT Large Group Choir Event. This ensemble features 70 of CHS's finest singers. Chorale has advanced to the next level and will be performing this weekend at the OMEA STATE Large Group Choir Event at Highland HS. We wish you a great performance this weekend! Break-a-leg
Geauga Maple Leaf
Hidden in Plain Sight: TONIGHT
Where: Chardon High School
When: April 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM (Snoop and Search)
6:30 PM (Presentation)
Due to the nature of the presentation, NO YOUTH ARE PERMITTED in attendance
Hidden in Plain Sight is an awareness program for parents. It’s designed to educate them on things that they may find in their child’s room, book bag, or car.
The Advanced Placement registration will begin on April 23. Our school has received state and national recognition because of the numbers of students taking the exams and their success rate. We (guidance and administration) anticipate a decline in future years of the number of participants based on the success of our CCP program at CHS. Students enrolled in CCP will earn transcripted credit to any state school in Ohio. The AP scores will not be needed. The CCP credit will suffice. Students looking to attend private institutions and schools out of the state will continue to seek AP credit to earn admittance and higher scholarship status.
We are pleased to announce two new courses coming to Chardon High School next fall. We are offering an Introduction to Business and a Business Ethics class both of which will be one semester each and will be dual enrollment. Students enrolled in these classes will receive credit from Lakeland Community College. Please contact the guidance department to register for these classes.
Below is a description of each course:
Introduction to Business
Grades 11-12 or permission of instructor- 1.0 credit (This course will be dual enrollment, so students enrolled will receive college credit from Lakeland)
This course provides an overview of the U.S. business world, focusing on the historical development of American business from the early years to the present. It includes major business functions: management, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, financial operations, and human resource management. It also focuses on business ethics, in theory and practice, in today’s highly competitive business environment.
Grades 11-12 or permission of instructor - 1.0 credit (This course will be dual enrollment, so students enrolled will receive college credit from Lakeland)
This course introduces students to the relevance and importance of ethics in business. It examines ethical considerations and dilemmas facing corporations, managers, and employees and develops ethical decision-making skills with a stakeholder focus. Students will become familiar with business ethics, views and theories, corporate social responsibility policies and practices, and the application of sustainability to business decisions.
We are excited to offer to this opportunity for our students.
Our students have initiated a Social Media campaign to say thank you to our two awesome assistant principals. They have challenged each other to tweet out a Thank You and include their twitter accounts. I am attempting to tag the Dept. of Ed with the hashtag #apweek. Feel free to join us and say thanks to Mr. Murray and Mr. Linn
We will end the week like all good educators with a cake in the main office!!
Congratulations to our 5th Place Science Olympiad Team. Their efforts are truly appreciated. Majority of the teams we compete against offer Science Olympiad as a course at their high school. Students at those schools are required to take the course to compete. This allows them the time in school to practice and review. Our students have committed to work after school with volunteers. These volunteers come home from work and go right to working with our children. They often have to beg for funds and find places to practice and work on their project. Congratulations! Furthermore, congratulations to Chardon High School’s Dance Team! They earned 1st place in the Champion Cheer Central competiton.
Chardon Library Book Buddies
Reading skills are important and your help is needed to encourage Chardon’s youngest students to keep reading over the summer. All you need to do is meet with a 1st or 2nd grader for 6 – one hour sessions at the Chardon Library. If you are interested in getting involved in your community and would like to be a Chardon Library Book Buddy, please call the Chardon Library @ 285-7601 to volunteer. This is also an opportunity to earn Community Service hours! Please plan to attend one mandatory informational meeting at the Chardon Library on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 OR Tuesday, May 10 at 3:00.
Please contact Debbie Seufer for further details. 286-6909 – home 285-7601 – library
AIR Information for Parents
Chardon High School Senior Handbook
Thank you for your continuous support!