On April 25, 2016, we first shared that transportation to and from school was going to amended due to the enormous project on Maple Avenue. Well, if you have been around our school this week you will notice that the cones, and barrels are gone! A huge thank you to all of our city workers who worked in all types of conditions to finish this project. Some of the significant safety additions added near CHS include upgraded sidewalks, a crosswalk for our student adjacent to the student lot, and some well needed lighting. We are requesting increased lighting on the opposite side to brighten the crosswalk even more. It is quite refreshing in the morning and afternoon to see cars driving down Maple Ave.
Schedule Task Force Update
Fourteen teachers, three school counselors, and three administrators have spent the last six weeks collecting historical and tangible data from our school pertaining to our bell schedule. It is necessary that schools look at trends, strengths, and weaknesses when compiling these data points. A few weeks ago, we sent out a survey to students, staff, and parents that provided some important view points and qualitative data for our team.
This week, the team headed out to site visits. Our teachers are conducting informal observations, conversations, and interviews with students, staff, counselors, and administrators at Beachwood High School, Chagrin Falls High School, Hudson High School, and West Geauga High School.
Anyone can draw up a bell schedule, but seeing it in action is an essential component to understanding how schools implement the "words on paper."
Some of the biggest needs at Chardon High School is truly matching our minutes to our mission. If we truly live the mission of 'high achievement for all students where learning is our most important work'--then we need to take this time and reflect on our purpose as educators in the 21st century. In doing so, the most impactful lens that we can look through is academic intervention, and maximizing on our time, and opportunities for students.
Public education has changed significantly since you and I have been in school. No longer does the "one size fits all" mentality work in our ever-changing times. The new graduation requirements, end of year exams, College Credit Plus, and alternate schools create opportunities for public schools to refine not only their use of time, but innovative ways to reach across the learning needs of all students.
In the next few weeks, we will host a parent forum to share with you the work that this task force has collected, analyzed, and assessed.
Canterbury Tales Banquet
Students in Cindy Newman's AP Language and Composition class close out the Canterbury Tales with a banquet. The Canterbury Tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of Geoffrey Chaucer, a late-fourteenth-century English poet. Little is known about Chaucer’s personal life, and even less about his education, but a number of existing records document his professional life.
CHS Fall Play
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The Learning Center Update
Broadcast: Chardon H.S. Pep Assembly
Date: Friday, November 4th at 7:30am
Chardon H.S. Pep Assembly celebrating Cross Country Runners Mikaylie Park and Nate Kawalec trips to the upcoming State Cross Country Meets and the undefeated football team's trip to the playoffs.
To view this event just click the link below:
Friday Night Football
We have certainly enjoyed an outstanding regular season for the Chardon Hilltoppers with exciting games and great support of the team. Coach Hewitt, his staff, and all of the athletes are ecstatic with the opportunity to host a playoff game this Friday, November 4, at 7:30 PM.
$8 pre-sale tickets are available in the CHS Athletic office during the following days/times:
Tuesday, 11/1, 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/2, 7:30 am-4:00 pm and 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, 11/3, 7:30 am-4:00 pm and 6:00-7:30 pm
Friday, 11/4, 7:30 am-3:00 pm
All tickets at the gate will be $9 for adults, seniors, and school-aged children 6 years and older. This is an OHSAA game. No passes can be accepted. The CHS Athletic Department receives a small portion of all pre-sale tickets. Get yours early and keep part of the proceeds here!
We are expecting a large crowd for this game. The Chardon Crazies have shared with us that it will be a RED-out. Please join us in living our core value of Community. Together, we will empower the "Toppers to victory!
Athletic Director, Doug Snyder, traveled to Columbus to receive the hosting rules for our home playoff game. We are requesting your assistance in ensuring that children are supervised adequately during this event. In addition, we appreciate you speaking with your children, if they are attending the games, concerning expected behavior and respect for property and the rights of others to attend a game without experiencing inappropriate behavior.
Our Hilltoppers are enjoying a historic run in football this year and our fans are regarded as among the best in the State of Ohio. See you at the game!
Week 10 Highlights
Entire Season Video Highlights
Pep Rally Video
Send out all of your "Topper well-wishes to Nate Kawalec and Mikaylie Park who are representing Chardon High School in the State Cross Country State Championship.
Follow the results here.
National Trail Raceway
Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Douglas Murray, Principal