Core Values Training Begins
"Live an actively caring life serving others with a purpose." The message was clear to nearly one thousand students on Tuesday, January 23. "Who are you in this complex world?" The lived message encapsulated an hour of engagement that surrounded several stories from Shane McCarty, Kyle Pacque, and Justin Graves. Their stories were honest testimonies of when they lived their values and moments in which they failed to "walk the talk." The assembly is one of many mini-lessons that the CorFoundation will bring to CHS to educate our student leaders through a leadership curriculum. On Friday, over eighty students are actively engaging in short term and long term goal planning for Chardon High School.
Throughout the last several years, we have been collaborating with Shane McCarty and Kyle Pacque from the CORFoundation. For those who do not know Shane and Kyle--they were instrumental in guiding CHS since February of 2012. As men of purpose, Shane and Kyle's passion for cultivating a culture of sustainable actively caring students became the vision of our core values and culture of caring.
Goals for Friday's initiative include:
As we move forward with many unknown outcomes, my vision continues to build upon our values, behaviors, and outcomes. I know that if we, collectively, work towards exposing and educating more students with the "Chardon Way"-- the work that we will put into establishing the educational experiences will only enhance the present and future students at CHS.
In order to better prepare you and your child to the academic offerings at Chardon High School, we will be hosting a Curriculum Evening on February 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the CHS Gymnasium. This evening also coincides with our Parent Teacher Conferences.
At this meeting, we will provide an overview of the curricular offerings, and course delivery options (including College Credit Plus), and an overview of the scheduling process. Several of our high school teachers and counselors will be on hand that evening to share information and answer questions regarding their curriculum and course offerings. Representatives from local colleges will also be present to answer questions about College Credit Plus.
Our School Counselors will be presenting during grade-level assemblies regarding scheduling and course offerings later in February.
Parent Teacher Conferences
As you prepare your schedule, please click on the link below to sign up a timeslot for parent-teacher conferences for Session 3: February 1, 2018.
Check out the latest news from CHS!
On Saturday, January 20th, the CHS Academic Decathlon team competed in regional competition at South High School where they were crowned Division II Regional Champions. In addition to their Championship trophy, team members garnered a multitude of individual medals including 14 gold! Team members pictured are(L-R) Molly Greene, Michael Lobosky, Casey Mezerkor, Doug Mulford, Johnathan Brandt, Noah Bena, Kyle Gessel, Marko Milic, Meredith McKeon, and Kara Connolly. (not pictured, Paige Steffen). Special thanks to Mr. Al Herner who spends so much time preparing all of our students!
Maple Elementary had a special visit just before Winter Break when Chardon High School students taking Theater Arts visited the third grade classrooms to perform children’s books as plays. Some of the high school performers just happened to be former Maple Elementary students. High school students taking Holly Mihalek’s class, need to perform a play as their final exam. Performances involve acting out a children’s book with costumes, props, audience participation, and sound as necessary to make the story come to life. A few of the plays performed were: Curious George, The Gingerbread Girl, Elf, Matilda, Put Me in the Zoo, and A Christmas Carol. The third graders were able to volunteer for parts in each performance. High schoolers then instructed the third graders of what needed to be done to perform the role.
Come check out the student art show now up at Lakeland Community College. It's an amazing gallery of pure talent which includes a number of our own CHS students!
ELA in ACTion
Launched in 1981, Great Lakes Theater's in-school residency program is now one of the most successful artist-in-residence programs in the country. Each year over 16,000 students in over 100 schools experience the pleasure, power, and relevance of classic literature brought to life right in their own classrooms.
Using an interactive, hands on approach, a team of specially trained actor-teachers visited CHS for five consecutive days bringing the curriculum into action. The actors brought scripts, props, and costumes to turn the students into an acting troupe, exploring classic literature from an actor's point of view. It was an unbelievable week of students breaking out of their shell to magically bring the words on paper into live action.
The annual Chardon High School production of the student-directed One Acts is this Friday, 7pm, at Park auditorium. Proceeds support the drama program.
The Chardon Science Olympiad competition season has begun. Students in grades 6-9 compete in Division B, and students in grades 9-12 compete in Division C. Here are the results from the first competitions and there is also a link to the photos below.
The students also participated in an internal competition for our Division B team on Martin Luther King Day, and most of the older students volunteered to help.
Chardon Science Olympiad thanks you for your support and encouragement!
Westlake Invitational – Division C (grades 9-12)
5th Place Rocks and Minerals Asher Vokoun and Tyler Mothersbaugh
Kenston Invitational – Division C (grades 9-12)
8th Place Trophy overall
1st Place Game On – Drew Williams and Christen Niedzielski
1st Place Remote Sensing – Alex Schragal and Drew Williams
2nd Place Dynamic Planet – Drew Williams and Emily Munoz
2nd Place Rocks and Minerals = Asher Vokoun and Christen Niedzielski
4th Place Experimental Design – Drew Williams, Heather Humbert and Serena Gromack
5th Place Herpetology – Josh Campbell and Megan McCartney
6th Place Disease Detectives – Asher Vokoun and Heather Humbert
6th Place Mousetrap Vehicle – Alex Schragal
7th Place Dynamic Planet – John Meleski and Will Kurtz
8th Place Disease Detectives – Hannah Romanoff and Reagan Halford
8th Place Materials Science – Asher Vokoun and Heather Humbert
8th Place Optics – Alex Schragal and Drew Williams
8th Place Towers – Alex Schragal and Heather Humbert
Kenston Invitational – Division B (grades 6-9)
2nd Place Crime Busters – Evan Germ and Joseph Joaquin
2nd Place Herpetology – Brady Williams and Nathan Eads
2nd Place Thermodynamics – Daniel Brill and Zane Kuhnle
3rd Place Towers – Daniel Brill and Jason Watson
4th Place Rocks and Minerals – Owen Vokoun and Nathan Eads
4th Place Solar System – Daniel Brill and Sebastian Marker
5th Place Microbe Mission – Matthew Brown and Lailah Pugh
5th Place Optics – Daniel Brill and Jason Watson
6th Place Meteorology – Alex Reed and Brady Williams
6th Place Potions and Poisons – Zane Kuhnle and Paige Yamamoto
7th Place Experimental Design – Brady Williams, Owen Vokoun and Nathan Eads
7th Place Potions and Poisons – Evan germ and Joseph Joaquin
7th Place Road Scholar – Ian Quinn and Brady Williams
7th Place Solar System Lillian Husek and Jillian Morrison
7th Place Wright Stuff – Joseph Joaquin and Michael Oh
8th Place Crime Busters – Zane Kuhnle and Paige Yamamoto
8th Place Experimental Design – Tim Meleski, Grace Fullum and Noah Munoz
8th Place Hovercraft – Ethan Fuerst and Sebastian Marker
8th Place Mystery Architecture – Evan Germ and Tim Meleski
Coutesy of @chswrestling21
Wednesday night the CHS wrestling team traveled to Aurora to compete in the State Regional Duals. Chardon beat NDCl 66-18 with wins by Jaden Farris, Jake Hamulak, Charlie Borsch, Ethan Ducca and Sam Eldridge. Chardon wrestlers Jake Hamulak, Jake Grantham and Sam Eldridge also took home wins against Aurora. This Saturday is the Narrah Graham Tournament starting at 9:00 at home. Go Toppers!
Obtain an application for minor work permit in the school office.
A message from Jan Hoffmann, RN
Parents of Junior students-
This is a reminder that incoming seniors for the 2018-2019 school year are required by law to be vaccinated against meningitis. Please keep this in mind as you make your child's annual physical exam appointment and ask them to provide you with documentation that you can give the school.
Ohio Revised Code states:
LEAF NCAA Session
Sophomores and juniors, do you plan on playing sports in college? Do you know the requirements to be able to play in college? Join us for an informative session and get all your questions answered.
Cleveland Clinic Summer Internships
Spend your summer at theCleveland Clinic, one of the nation's leading healthcare systems, where you'll gain knowledge, make relationships and earn hands-on professional work experience. Internship opportunities will be available for students to apply starting on February 17th through February 27th. Students are encouraged to sign-up for job alerts to be notified when the opportunities are available. See Guidance for any questions.
Learning About Business
Since 1980, Learning About Business (LAB) has provided an award-winning, total-immersion, interactive business experience for high school students on the Lake Erie College campus in Painesville, Ohio. LAB students get a taste of college life away from home during LAB week. See Guidance for any questions
Geauga Growth Partnership
GGP’s Internship Program is helping high school students prepare for the workplace by offering a real-world work experience. Hear from several interns as they share their experiences.
The Internship program is open to all Geauga County resident Junior and Senior high school students. The paid internships are awarded through a competitive application process and in-person interview experience. See Guidance for any questions
In Case You Missed It: A Message from Dr. Hanlon
Our school district reconfiguration planning continues at a very high level. Over the past few weeks, district administrators, teachers and other personnel have been actively engaged in all aspects of what this transition could look like for our school district. I am excited about some of the opportunities for students that have grown out of this process.
We continue to make every effort to communicate our progress related to the planning effort. Below please find links to the G-TV site where you can view the latest presentation concerning this important work. Please note that there is a longer format that goes into greater detail and a summary format that addresses the key points of where we are in the process.
Reconfiguration Planning Full Presentation (42 Minutes)
Reconfiguration Planning Summary Presentation (10 Minutes)
Our Board of Education recognizes that this is an important decision for the future of our school district. It is critical for us to understand that this is not a matter of restructuring vs. not restructuring, but rather a question of restructuring while trying to maintain an outstanding educational program vs. trying to maintain the current system with significant budget cuts that will certainly affect the quality of education we offer.
We are not alone in the need to consider restructuring our school district. Neighboring school districts are all experiencing declining school enrollment and many are restructuring the format of their school system to achieve greater operational efficiency as budgets continue to steadily decline.
As always, we remain committed to sharing information regarding the possible district reconfiguration as soon as it becomes available. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices if you have questions in this regard.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D.
It has been an extremely busy week at CHS, and we are looking for the many opportunities coming up to engage in conversations with students and parents about our course offerings for next year. Have a great weekend!
Douglas Murray, Principal