Blended Learning Day
I love to help out wherever I can and I love to show the core values and represent chardon.
This was a phenomenal week of learning and serving at Chardon High School. While the 12th graders were working on their Senior Projects, Juniors were taking the ACT...our Freshman and Sophomore students were demonstrating our core values to their families, neighbors, and community.
As you can see from the word cloud image (noted above), students spent their day focusing on numerous areas of service. From helping a sick sibling to serving a community member--students modeled our core values on the first day of Spring.
We are extremely grateful for your flexibility while we administered the ACT Test. Moving forward to next year, we will continue to communicate ways that we can meet the needs of all of our students.
Students in Mrs. Ricci's and Ms. Tekavec's third quarter Topper Time made (86) red baby beanies/hats for the American Heart Association's "Little Heads, Big Hearts" drive and made (34) blankets for Project Linus. Some students learned how to crochet and the "veterans" fine-tuned their crochet skills learning new techniques.
*Community Members*-Mrs. Ricci is accepting any donations of all colors of yarn and fleece to continue these great service projects. She can be contacted at Karin.Ricci@chardonschools.org
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 student's 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.
AIR Test Information
As we enter April, we are continuing our preparations at Chardon High School for the upcoming AIR exams. The AIR exams are end-of-course exams mandated by the state of Ohio, and students earn graduation points regarding their results. Students will take the AIR exams as described below:
To maximize learning while administering the AIR exams, students will test during late-start on April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. The bell schedule for those testing dates will be as follows:
AIR Testing - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2nd period - 10:34 AM - 11:39 AM
4A period - (Lunch 11:43 AM - 12:13 PM) 12:17 PM - 1:21 PM
4B period - 11:43 AM - 12:13 PM (Lunch 12:17 AM - 12:47 PM) 12:51 PM - 1:21 PM
4C period - 11:43 AM - 12:47 PM (Lunch 12:51 PM - 1:21 PM)
6th period - 1:25 PM - 2:30 PM
Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 AM, and it is imperative that your student is at school on time on their assigned testing day.
In order to accommodate schedules of CHS, Auburn, and CCP students, the bell schedule on each Thursday after AIR exams will be adjusted, with classes concluding at 12:35 PM on April 12, 19, 26, and May 3.
The bell schedule for Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, and May 3 will be as follows:
1st period - 7:30 AM - 8:35 AM
3rd period - 8:39 AM - 9:44 AM
7th period - 9:48 AM - 10:53 AM
5A period - (Lunch 10:57 AM - 11:27 AM) 11:31 AM - 12:35 PM
5B period - 10:57 - 11:27 AM (Lunch 11:31 AM - 12:01 PM ) 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
5C period - 10:57 PM - 12:01 PM (Lunch 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM)
Transportation will continue to operate at the normally scheduled times. If a student is not testing on a particular day and needs transportation to school, they will be picked up at their normal time and report to school (students not testing and who arrive before their first class will wait in the cafeteria).
Student Example 1: A freshman student enrolled in Algebra 1 and English 1 will report to CHS by 7:30 AM on April 11 (for the ELA 1 exam) and May 2 (for the Algebra 1 exam). He/she does not need to report to school until 10:34 AM on April 18 and April 25 because he/she will not be taking the US Government, US History, or Biology exams.
Student Example 2: A senior student currently enrolled in second semester US Government (not first semester US Government) will report to CHS by 7:30 AM on May 2nd (for the US Government exam) . He/she does not need to report to school until 10:34 AM on April 11, 18, and 25 because he/she will not be taking an ELA, Algebra 1, or Geometry exam.
Students taking AIR exams should bring their Chromebook (fully charged), as well as a pair of headphones. We will provide extra sets of headphones, if students are unable to procure them.
Thank you for your patience and attention as we continue our preparations for the upcoming AIR exams. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chardon High School Guidance Department at (440) 285-4060.
The enclosed visual will help our students understand the day.
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.
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
It is hard to believe that we are at the dawn of Spring Break! Looking back at all of the phenomenal work that our students and staff have accomplished this year is quite impressive. I cannot express (in simple words) how grateful I am for the extraordinary students that we educate at Chardon High School.
Spring provides us the opportunity to transition into a new season of growth. With such a LONG winter, we are all ready and optimistic for the snow to melt, and for new growth to spring from the earth. Long winters can often create a lull and lethargy to our energy--not to mention a ton of yard work.
Throughout the long winter, the one guiding light each day are the students. They are kind, humorous, compassionate, and engaging. We truly have amazing students at Chardon High School!
Take time this break to refresh, unplug, and spend time outside. I am looking forward to some personal time with my family---together!
Have a beautiful break!