Tuesday, March 20
On March 20th, all Junior students will be completing the ACT Test. This is the second year in which Ohio School Districts are required to administer this test to Juniors as a pathway towards graduation.
To properly administer this test, there are specific guidelines that must be followed which include uninterrupted testing time. In order to achieve this testing environment, Chardon High School will implement a blended learning day. This means that Seniors, Freshman, and Sophomores will not be permitted to enter the school building this day. To repeat Seniors, Freshman, and Sophomores should not report to school on March 20th.
On March 20th, you need to report to school by 7:30. Please do not be late. Testing rooms will be posted on March 19th and during the morning of March 20th. If you are testing, you must bring a photo ID to be admitted into your testing room. This can be a State ID or your school ID issued at the beginning of the year. Student are reminded to wear comfortable clothing and come prepared with an ACT approved calculator and pencils. Students are not permitted to use any electronic device during testing. Cell phones and Chromebooks need to be turned off. Any use of electronic devices can result in your test score being invalidated. Testing will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Students will not be permitted to leave until all test materials have been collected from their testing rooms. Following testing, students are permitted to leave school for the remainder of the day. The cafeteria will offer snacks for sale, however a full lunch will not be served. Any student without transportation is permitted to stay in the cafeteria until regular dismissal time. Please see Mr. Murray, Mr. Higham, Mr. Bandiera, or your school counselor if you have additional questions regarding the ACT.
Freshman, sophomores, and seniors
One more time, do not report to school on March 20th. On this day, students will be required to complete an outside of school assignment and report on it via the Google Form that will be shared with you on Monday.
Seniors will complete assignments as part of your Senior Project. You can complete activities such as meeting your mentor, working on portions of the project, shadow a professional in an area of future employment, complete journals, work on your presentation, or prepare your final reflection essay. Once this work is completed, pleas log this on the Google Form that will be sent to you on Monday.
Freshman and sophomores are working on a blended learning experience with a focus on the Core Values: Community, Humility, Achievement, Respect, Dignity, Optimism, and Nurture. Please take this day to complete some form of community service. Help your parent, grandparent, or neighbor. Think of a way you can demonstrate our core values to those outside of our building. Chardon students are outstanding and we want you to demonstrate this to our community. Please complete a form of service reflected around our core values and log completion of your service in the Google Form which will be shared with you on Monday. Any senior student who does not currently have an English Class at Chardon High School should follow this assignment based upon our core values.
Failure to complete these assignments may result in an unapproved absence.
If you have any questions, please see the Chardon High School Administrators.
The link sent to Infinite Campus and Gmail accounts will become active the week of 3/19/2018
Download the PDF from the last several communications.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Murray, Mr. Bandiera, or Mr. Higham at Chardon High School (440) 285-4057.
Winter Sports Awards
The CHS winter sports teams all experienced a great deal of success in the 2017-18 season. Most impressively, each team overcame considerable adversity to earn their success.
GYMNASTICS: The gymnastics team repeated as WRC Champions, finished second in the Sectional meet, fifth and districts and qualified as a team for the OHSAA State Gymnastics Meet for the second consecutive year. The team finished the year 7th in the state. Senior Kayla Benjamin and freshman Margaret Hamulak qualified for the individual state meet in the Floor Exercise, and Kayla finished 8th to earn All-Ohio honors.
SWIMMING: The girls swim team won the WRC Championship, placed 3rd in the Sectional meet and 7th at the District meet, earning several berths in the OHSAA State Meet: 200 Medley Relay team of Sarah Bennett, Katarina Valentic, Jayne Sopenski and Katherine Jerry; 200 Free Relay of Bennett, Anne Evans, Sopenski and Jerry; Katherine Jerry individually in the 50 Free and 100 Free; and Sarah Bennett individually in the 100 Back. The boys swim team finished 8th in the Sectional meet and qualified the most individuals for the OHSAA District Meet in program history.
WRESTLING: The CHS Wrestling team finished 4th at the Sectional meet and qualified six wrestlers for the District Meet. Sam Eldridge, a three-time WRC Champion, and Jake Hamulak qualified for the OHSAA State Wrestling Meet. Jake finished 8th at 113 pounds to earn All-Ohio honors and was the first Hilltopper Sophomore to qualify for the state meet since 1995.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The team began the season 2-6, and turned their season around to finish 14-11. In the process, the girls won a Sectional championship by defeating Mentor 62-58 at Mentor to advance to the District Tournament.
BOYS BASKETBALL: The began the season 0-3, and then ran off seven wins in a row on their way to posting a 14-10 record, the most boys' basketball wins since 2006. Alex Sulka surpassed the 1,000 career point mark,established a new career scoring record and was named the WRC Player of the Year.
This spring marks the 14th year of the College Prep Senior Book Club, a collaborative project between the CHS Language Arts Department, the CHS Media Center, and the Chardon Public Library. Every spring, groups of seniors each select a book to read independently and then discuss and analyze collectively during weekly book club meetings in a cafe atmosphere set up in the CHS media center. This project-based learning (PBL) activity empowers students to read literature that they enjoy, think critically about literary analysis, and communicate their ideas with peers as they prepare for college and careers. The final step in this PBL activity is for students to creatively present their analyses of their books to their peers and educators.
Now Playing: Evita
As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.
Each year, I share this information with students, and parents to help families prepare for this extraordinary time of the year.
School Fees * ALL Students
When you check your student's grades in Infinite Campus also check their School Fees.
Statements will not be sent to grade 9 or 10. It is your responsibility to monitor your students fees.
All Spring Sports adjustments have been made and the process of recording payments that have come in previous to the fee was posted in Infinite Campus takes a while.
You may see a surplus recorded for your student. This can be from a class fee or workbook fee canceled, changed or an adjustment for 2nd or 3rd sport has been made.
If you have any questions please call Mrs. McBride 440-286-0441.
There are about 100 Seniors that have NOT purchase a cap & gown. If you have not ordered on please see or call Mrs. McBride. These need to be ordered A.S.A.P.
If you are planning not to participate in the commencement let Mrs. McBride know that also.
Thanks for your attention to these important matters.
Just a reminder that the AP (Advanced Placement) Exam registration period opened on March 12. The College Board has set the AP Exam fee at $94/test this year. Your child will receive registration information during the week of 3/5. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that all students enrolled in an AP class register for the AP Exam.
Please plan for this upcoming expense. If you feel your child qualifies for a fee reduction through College Board, please reach out to Tim Hurlbut at email@example.com in the Counseling Dept. or Mr. Bandiera and he will help you with your questions and give you jelly beans.
S.T.A.R.S-Supporting Tears, Anger, Remembrance and Sadness
Beginning Tuesday, March 20th, Hospice of Western Reserve will be facilitating a group for students who have experienced a loss and would be interested in participating in a small group experience during the school day. Grief is a normal reaction to loss and the STARS group provides a caring and accepting space to assist students in the healing process.
If you would like your student to participate or want more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact guidance.
Save the Date: Inside My Head - The Pressures on Teenagers
Please save the date for an important event planned by our student-led prevention groups. Hear from students, staff and community professionals about the issues facing high school students today.
Thursday, April 5th 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Chardon High School
Monday, March 19: NEW YORK CITY (SPANISH) TRIP PARENT MEETING 7:00 pm in the CHS cafeteria.
Tuesday, March 20: ACT DAY/ BLENDED LEARNING DAY
Wednesday, March 21: SPRING MEET THE TOPPERS 7:00 pm in the gym
Thursday, March 22: SPAIN/FRANCE/ITALY TRIP 7:00pm in the media center
Monday, March 26- April 2: SPRING BREAK