The #Finishline: Where Did The Time GO!
“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” We’re all familiar with those plaintive cries from the kids in the backseat. The end of the school year is a lot like those long car trips...but, wait...we are only starting the fourth quarter! We are stopping at a rest area...or are we?
With the ebb and flow of March weather and relentless pockets of precipitation, some students feel that it is time to sit in the back seat and wait until they have idled through the finish line. Regardless of what grade that your son/daughter is in, the fourth quarter is the moment to finish...the moment to refine….and the moment to define who they are.
Two decades of teaching and coaching have cemented in my mind the sheer purpose of preparing for beyond the finish line. Many students and athletes look at the endpoint of a year or season as the goal. The reality is that goals are defined well before the year, and season. I wouldn’t prepare for a state title without establishing the backward design model of off-season/pre-season/in-season preparedness. Likewise, school provides us with many finish lines to pause and reflect which culminates towards the ultimate finish line at commencement.
Wherever you are plotted on the sixteen ‘quarter-markers’ along the high school experience, every stopping point is an opportunity to refine your purpose along the path. Seize this moment and make your mark this quarter!
On Friday, March 1, students in grades 7-12 engaged with over 60 exhibitors representing the 4E's: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and enlistment. Special thanks to those vendors who offered our students jobs, internships, and co-ops at the event. Also, special thanks to Congressman Dave Joyce who sent proclamations recognizing our students who have been trained in Lean Six Sigma. With the initial feedback from students, parents, and exhibitors, we look forward to continuing to build our future readiness programming.
All photos courtesy of Hardesty Imaging, LCC
Model UN: Cleveland Council of World Affairs
The CHS Model UN Team attended the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Spring MUN Conference at Case Western Reserve University this week! It was an intense conference filled with lots of fruitful debate on topics such as the uses of cyber warfare and ending global unemployment. Chardon had a total of 10 students attend, representing the following delegations: United Kingdom, Belgium, and Denmark in the Economic and Social Council, Switzerland, Thailand, Syria, Tajikistan, and Ukraine in the Disarmament and International Security Committee, as well as 2 delegates in the Chinese Cultural Revolution Crisis. It was an exciting conference for the team, as Logan Coles (sophomore) won the position paper award in the Chinese Cultural Revolution Crisis Committee, and Grace Kilfoyle (senior) won the Gavel Award as the United Kingdom in ECOSOC, a highly coveted honor, awarded to the best delegate from each committee. After a busy year of conferences, the entire team still concludes that MUN is FUN!!
High School Spring Musical: Grease is the word!
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski.
March 14-16th @7:00 PM
March 17th @2:00 PM
Buy Tickets for Grease
Please see the options for purchasing tickets below using Eventbrite.
Furthermore, our Business Crew will be at Park Thursday 3/7, Monday 3/11 from 4:00 - 8:00 for ticket sales, as well as Wednesday 3/13 - Sunday 3/17 before/during shows for ticket sales.
Ohio Governor's Art Show!
Congratulations to Anne Ciszak for getting her photograph into the nationally judged Scholastic Art Show!
Congratulations to Chloe Taddie and Anne Evans for having their artworks accepted into the State of Ohio Governor's Art Show! (Drawings by Evans and Photography by Taddie)
Shark Tank- Episode 3.0
The Principles of Entrepreneurship class has begun their "Shark Tank" presentations for this quarter with some very exciting products including: a treadmill for the shower, a multipurpose backpack, a cell phone power exchange and an app to track when your school bus will arrive. All this excellent work for a class that does not receive a letter grade! Thanks, Mr. Herner for all of your passion and energy with our kids!
Rotary Speech Contest
Grace Kilfoyle earned first place and James Gross earned third place! Grace moves on to the district competition at Aurora on April 6.
CHS Bands grades 8-12
This past Friday, the CHS Bands grades 8-12 had a day of education and culture in Cleveland's University Circle. The bands had a unique clinic opportunity with the Director of Bands at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Ryan Scherber, in the beautiful Maltz Performing Arts Center. The day also included the Museum of Natural History and an old time radio reenactment of the "Balto" story, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and the day culminated with the Cleveland Orchestra's performance of the soundtrack and movie, "Rebel Without a Cause."
The Learning Commons
Attached is the newest edition of the Learning Center Newsletter.
This issue includes several valuable resources for teachers that you may not be aware of, or maybe you haven't checked out recently. All the content is free of charge, and each resource can be applied across the curriculum.
School Fees are DUE
School fees are due to Chardon Local Schools. Payable at your student's individual school.
Please look at your student's Infinite Campus account under “Fees” to see what is owed for each child.
All Participation fees for the Fall/Winter Season are due.
DO NOT PAY SPRING Participation fees until they are posted in Infinite Campus. This takes a little time to get the final official rosters from the coaches added and adjustment made where needed.
When you are looking at the fess, if something does not look right or your student has dropped a class and it is still showing, please call so that it can be corrected.
Direct all of your calls to Mrs. McBride.
440-205-4057 x. 1441
We have about 50 seniors that have NOT ordered their cap and gown. If you have not ordered your CAP and GOWN, please see Mrs. McBride ASAP. Furthermore, you can call her about any question pertaining to graduation.
Geauga Growth Partnership
How do I prepare for the working world?
What are the latest hiring trends? What should I be doing now to prepare for a good job?
How do I choose a career that will make me happy?
Parents & Students, this event may help you answer some of those questions. Registration today for this FREE event at this link.
Students - Ignite your path toward finding a fulfilling and meaningful career.
HS Seniors & Grads: Bring your resumes for a chance to meet with
employers to practice how to approach and converse.
Parents - Discover multiple ways for funding your child's education and guiding them toward their greatest potential.
6:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat (food provided by Auburn Career Center)
6:30PM - Guest Presentations
7:15 PM- Geauga Jobs Market Breakout
> Hear messages from guest speakers.
> Meet at table tops with businesses and schools.
> Explore careers in the trades, medical, manufacturing, service & more.
Geauga County Kickstart Fair
Chardon High School Drama Club Grade 8 & 9
Sponsored by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild
Meeting Thursdays at CHS after school to 4:30
Shows at Geauga Theater May 9 at 7pm and May 11 at 2pm
OPENINGS still available- forms at the CHS office
First meeting Thursday Feb 14 in CHS Cafeteria
Instructors: Julie Douglass and Karen Porter
GEAUGA COUNTY MAPLE FESTIVAL QUEEN/KING CONTEST
Applications can be found on the Maple Festival’s website at:
If you need more information, please contact:
Summer Rec Programs
There will be an informational night on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm in the CHS gymnasium for parents of current 7th and 8th grade students along with any NEW students to our district regarding scheduling information for next year. Please contact the high school counselors with any questions.
Notes are to be dropped off in the Student Services Office between 7:00 AM and 7:25 AM. Notes are to include a phone number where the parent can be reached, students first and last name and time of the appointment. If the appointment is after 9:00 AM, students are to pick up the pass between classes any time after 9:00 AM. (This is not an excuse to be tardy to class.) If the appointment is before 9:00 AM, students are to wait and get the exit pass before going to first period. Students MUST pick up exit passes before the period of the class from which they are to be dismissed.
Parents do NOT need to come into the building to sign out their student.
ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
If the situation arises in which a student needs to use their cell phone for any reason, they may do so with administrative permission and supervision. If a student feels ill at school, they must follow procedures and go to the nurse. Students cannot have parents call them out of school for personal illness without seeing the nurse.
Winter Sports Awards will be Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the CHS Gym.
Chardon High School Musical: Thursday- Sunday @Park (see above for details)
Spring Break: March 23-31
Douglas Murray, Principal