Kindness is Contagious
Kindness is a simple concept, yet so very impactful. It can make the world a better place by ending suffering at the hands of war, hunger, human rights violations, and injustice. It has the power to drastically improve our own well-being as well as that of our families, friends, acquaintances, and strangers. The very act of expressing gratitude to one another can make us more empathetic to other people’s hardships.
Pay attention to how kindness has the ability to impact your life. Observe those moments when someone does something unexpectedly kind for you. How frequently does it happen? How does it make you feel? Does it transform your outlook on the day? We challenge you to commit to purposeful acts of kindness each day. Spend two minutes a day doing it for just three weeks and create your new habits. How does it make you feel? How does it make your recipients feel?
With very little time (even just two minutes a day) and very minimal effort we can transform a human being’s day, week, or even life. The return on investment is off the charts! How can something so simple and so easy have such a tremendous impact on others and ourselves?
Every act of kindness creates a ripple effect that spreads from person to person with no end in sight. Kindness is contagious like a disease in which the outcome is divinely beautiful.
Heart to Heart Dance
You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about!
The cold weather didn't stop Chardon High School students from connecting with new friends and community members on Thursday, February 8 at Park Auditorium. Hosted by Chardon High School students, University Hospital Geauga Medical Center and the Geauga County Department on Aging, the party was a celebration of life and a means of connecting generations.
This event hallmarks our core values in action. Simple words cannot express what this day means to our students within the leadership curriculum taught by Mr. Robert Mizen. Moments like this epitomize what servant leadership is all about! We are grateful for everyone who spent months planning for this experience and look forward to build upon our relationship with University Hospitals and the Department of Aging. Special thanks to Mr. Mizen, his students, and Sandy McCloud for putting together this annual event.
This week and into next, the School Counselors are presenting to the students in grades 9, 10, and 11th pertaining to the scheduling process.
The presentations will be as follows:
Current freshmen - Friday 2/9
Current sophomores - Monday 2/12
Current juniors - Tuesday 2/13
I am so grateful to our School Counselors- Nikki Hetrick, Lacey Jacobs, and Tim Hurlbut for their efforts in refining the presentations.
The Chardon Science Olympiad teams participated in the Solon Science Olympiad Invitational on February 3, 2018. Solon welcomed 66 High School teams and 46 Middle School teams to their campus for a full day of competition.
Congratulations to the B Division (grades 6-9) for their overall Fourth Place trophy. Individual winners competing in the B Division are:
1st Place Meteorology - Brady Williams and Noah Muñoz
1st Place Thermodynamics - Daniel Brill and Zane Kuhnle
4th Place Rocks and Minerals - Owen Vokoun and Ethan Fuerst
6th Place Experimental Design – Brady Williams, Paige Nells and Noah Muñoz
7th Place Anatomy – Paige Yamamoto and Jillian Morrison
7th Place Ecology – Paige Nells and Jason Watson
7th Place Mystery Architecture – Daniel Brill and Paige Nells
7th Place Write It, Do It – Paige Yamamoto and Elise Cousens
8th Place Herpetology – Brady Williams and Thomas Tomasch
8th Place Solar System – Daniel Brill and Sebastian Marker
Individual winners from the C Division (grades 9-12) are:
2nd Place Remote Sensing – Drew Williams and Heather Humbert
3rd Place Rocks and Minerals – Asher Vokoun and Christen Niedzielski
7th Place Helicopters – Alex Schragal and Emily Muñoz
8th Place Experimental Design – Serena Gromack, Drew Williams and Heather Humbert
The Chardon Science Olympiad teams thank you for your support and encouragement.
Here is a link to the photographs from this season Science Olympiad Photos 2018
Students in the CHS Ski/Snowboard Club had another great evening on the slopes of Brandywine. This past week they were joined by Assistant Principal Mr. Ryan Bandiera. Thanks for coming out to ski with us!
I would also like to remind you about the ski trip planned to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in New York. The day trip is planned for Saturday, March 3 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 file 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Happenings at CHS
Students in Mrs. Newman's class are having fun during their book club
Patrick Culliton (Geauga Public Library) was at CHS to show English classes how to use the "Three for Me" library card and resources for book checkout and research purposes.
Cleveland Clinic Summer Internships
Spend your summer at the Cleveland 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
Ignite Your Career
Attention Parents, Teens!
Geauga Growth Partnership is hosting an exciting, high-energy Event, designed to connect Geauga students with Geauga businesses.
Register NOW for this FREE Event
GGP Presents the 2nd Annual
Ignite Your Career! Pathways to Success for Students
Monday, March 5th - 6:00-8:30 PM
Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon.
Registration is required.
Parents & Students, register at this link for this Free event.
More than a symposium | More than a job fair
Students: This evening is designed for You ...
to light your path to opportunities that will guide your education plans, career plans and more. Graduating Seniors: Bring your resumes for an opportunity to meet with employers.
- Learn and explore the many pathways to building a fulfilling career.
- Explore career options across multiple industries
- Learn about education & training options, and tuition reimbursement programs
- Talk one-on-one with a broad selection of Geauga County companies
- Learn how to make a career decision
Parents: Discover multiple ways for funding your child's education and guiding them toward their greatest potential.
Featuring guest speaker Mr. Jesse Srpan, owner and president of Raw Iron Choppers, who has made a career and built a business around what he loves.
Not yet 30 years old, this Geauga native has a thriving business building custom motorcycles, while working as a welding instructor for Lakeland Community College. He knew by the time he was 13 that he loved welding and building bikes, and with his father's encouragement and support, built his skills sets around these passions. He developed his own shop Newbury Township. Jesse was the 2014 winner of Discovery Channel's #Bikerlive (Rust belt episode-ohio).
Night at the Races: THANK YOU
The Chardon Athletic Boosters supports all Chardon Middle School and Chardon High School interscholastic sports teams and the football and basketball cheerleaders; helps improve sports equipment and facilities; works cooperatively with other extracurricular support groups, and strives to become a community forum to encourage cooperation, good ideas, and constructive contributions for the general improvement of athletics.
Thank you to every volunteer, patron, and organizer for making this year's Night at the Races such a huge success.
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal