The Circuit of Success Goes National
Al Herner, Jill Carpenter, Holly Mihalek, and Rob Mizen joined Mr. Higham and I at the Redesigning Schools National Conference at High Tech High in San Diego, California. We were accompanied by (4) 8th-grade students to co-facilitate the presentation over two days: Maysen and Alexis Jahnke, Faith Kilfoyle, and Sydney Murray. We toured High Tech Middle and High School. This school was featured in the film, Most Likely to Succeed.
We have been planning our presentation over the last several months and ran a rehearsal last weekend at Chardon High School.
We will keep posted from San Diego using Twitter and Periscope. Check out the pictures and the background that our students created.
We will be presenting LIVE on Friday @ 11:30 AM (EST).
Model UN 2019: Image of the Week
The General Assembly of Cleveland: International Model United Nation (Pictured Middle: Senior Grace Kilfoyle)
Student Wellness Day: February 23, 2019
The focus of this event is to alleviate stress and the lull that comes with the 3rd quarter as well as enforce the Chardon High School Community during the difficult times of February. Kaylie Malloy and a group of 6 students have been organizing this event for the past year and have secured many businesses to be in attendance. We will have free yoga classes, massages, art classes, sport nutrition sessions, personal trainers, therapy dogs and so many more opportunities!Reference Guide for Social ServicesDuring the school year, we see a number of students who may be struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, self-harming behaviors, substance use, and suicidal thoughts. The Chardon community is fortunate to have a number of local mental health agencies available to serve youth and families who may be experiencing any difficulties. Please, if your child is experiencing any difficulties reach out to Administration, Guidance or one of the agencies listed below:
Catholic Charities - ccdocle.org/county-served/geauga 440-285-3537
Family Pride - familyprideonline.org 440-286-1553
N.A.M.I - namigeauga.org 440-286-6264
Ravenwood Health Centers - ravenwoodhealth.org 440-285-3568
Ubuntu Wellness - Ubuntuwellnessohio.com 440-214-9062
Ravenwood Health has an emergency, walk-in clinic open weekdays till 8 p.m, Friday till 5 p.m.
For after hour emergencies or if you need to talk with someone the hotlines below are available 24/7:
24/7 Copeline - 1-888-285-5665
Crisis Text Line - Text 4hope to 741741
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
February 26: ACT/ Core Value Day
What you need to know:
What: ACT Test ... Tuesday, February 26th, all Juniors will be taking the ACT at Chardon High School.
Why: Third year of a state requirement to administer ACT or SAT to Juniors as a pathway to graduation.
Questions about ACT/SAT Requirement
Chardon High School will once again be participating in the State Funded ACT Test for all Junior students on February 26, 2019. This important college admissions assessment is a great tool to help guide our students in their future decisions and is in line with our district goal to see all of our students Employed, Enrolled, Enlisted, or Entrepreneurs. All Juniors are required to report to Chardon High School on February 26th at the regular start time (7:26 AM). Pre-Administration and testing will begin promptly at 7:35 AM. Additional information regarding this testing session will be sent directly to Juniors and their families prior to testing.
Core Values Day
Students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 12. February 26th will be used as a Blended Learning Day with a focus on the Core Values of Charon (Community, Humility, Achievement, Respect, Dignity, Optimism, and Nurture). Last school year, we were impressed with over 600 students participating in some type of service to their community on this day. Eighth Graders, Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors will not be permitted to enter school (during testing hours) on Tuesday, February 26. All Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors must complete a Google Form (will be sent to students the week of February 20th) documenting their service completed on this date to show attendance.
The following guidelines can be used to show appropriate activities for this day:
If you have questions about the ACT or Core Values Day, please contact Mr. Bandiera, Assistant Principal, Chardon High School.
Chardon High School Yearbook Parent Advertising Agreement for Seniors
The 2018-2019 yearbook staff is once again offering parents of seniors the opportunity to express congratulations to their graduate by purchasing an advertisement in the 2019 edition of the Hilltopper. This has become a very popular tradition in the yearbook. Over the years, the support of parents like you helps us to keep the price of the yearbook constant despite the demand to meet rising production costs.
Enclosed here you will find a form indicating the size options of congratulatory advertisements that are available. Start searching for your son’s or daughter’s most memorable baby pictures to preserve in the yearbook forever. You can put a poem, a message, and/or photos (old or new) in your salute. All you have to do is submit the information you would like included. Then we take care of the rest and design the advertisement for you.
If you are interested, fill out the next page of this order form and return it to the main office at the high school with your check payable to Chardon Board of Education. Please submit your order no later than Friday, March 29th, 2019 so that we can meet our printing deadlines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the yearbook adviser, Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support.
CHS Yearbook Staff
Chardon High School Saturday Ski Trip to Holiday Valley Ski Resort!
Students in the CHS Ski/Snowboard Club have been having an awesome time on the slopes of Brandywine Ski Resort. This past week was their third trip of the season. Each week the students have the opportunity to take a lesson and then enjoy several hours on the slopes. Many of the students have learned a new sport and really shown improvement in their skills. Others have been enjoying the terrain park and working to learn new tricks or jumps. What a great group of students!
The Ski/Snowboard Club is excited to announce a day trip to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in New York. The trip is planned for Saturday, March 2 and is open to all students at the high school. Students do NOT have to currently be part of the ski club to participate in this opportunity. If your son/daughter is interested please see the attached flyer for more details, including an overview of the itinerary for the day. Space for this opportunity is limited to just one bus, so please make sure your son/daughter turns in his/her registration to Miss Fisher as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please email Alison Fisher at email@example.com
The Dance Team Head to Cleveland
The Chardon High School Dance Team is performing Friday, March 8th at Quicken Loans Arena at the Lake Erie Monsters Game. Tickets can be purchased using the link on the flyer.
American Graduate Initiative
The Chardon Local School District is a representative on the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative working with other partner schools and business leaders to prepare students for high-demand career opportunities. As the initiative reaches its mid-point, the task force is hoping to hear from young adults (age 16-26) in our community about their perceptions of high-demand living wage careers and the American Graduate initiative. This is a nationwide survey that 16 other American Graduate states are gathering input from students (target audience 16-26) as well. Below is a link to a voluntary survey that is being conducted by the American Graduate Initiative on this topic. If you like your child to share his/her views on high-demand careers, please have them complete the survey. Again, participation is completely voluntary, but will assist the group in planning further activities and programs to help link graduates to competitive jobs.
This has been a week of mixed emotions. Everyone knows how much I miss being out of the building. Everyone knows how much I love our students and staff. Being away has provided me with the opportunity to grow as a person and educator. Being together with students and staff in San Diego has created wonderful memories that we will share with our school upon our return. The weather here was quite comical. It reminded us Forrest Gump during the rain scenes. I am forever grateful to Ryan Bandiera who worked so hard lead our building under crazy weather conditions as well...I saw the landscape of leaks and game cancellations. Furthermore, I am grateful to our staff, teachers, and Dr. Moran who supported each other this week. Stay tuned in the morning to watch our presentation!
Douglas Murray, Principal