Thank you, Chardon!
I am 40 years old. For nearly all of those years, I have lived in Chardon. Chardon is my home. It is where I rode my first bike, swung my first bat, read my first book, entered my first school, met my beautiful wife, and graduated from high school.
I have so many treasured memories from this beautiful town nestled in the hills of Geauga County.
I have been employed in this county throughout my entire professional career, and it is where I vow that I will write my final reflection someday long into the future.
Chardon is where my entire family calls home. It is where my parents, daughters call home and my in-laws call home. It is where we break bread, share our faith formation, and educate generations of Hilltoppers. I am proud to call Chardon my home.
So much has occurred this year within understanding school funding, restructuring and reconfiguring---and every person has worked way beyond their capacity to communicate, articulate, and collaborate with teachers, parents, students, and community members more of our story--while treasuring our history.
Tucked inside the structure of Chardon High School is an unwavering structure that holds our walls strong. This unwavering reality lives in the actions of the people that I am able to encounter each day.
Our values make us strong. We value our community both inside and outside of our school. We recognize our shared response to raising young leaders in a very complex world that we live in. We demonstrate humility by acknowledging the opportunities that we have; the strengths that we are building while refining our areas of refinement. Nearly 150 years (with commencements) of traditions, convictions, and achievements that have built upon the rich legacy of Hilltoppers that we honor. The respect that we model and expect helps guide every student in their preparation for adulthood. Our graduates seek ways to express dignity to all people that we encounter regardless of their background and we embrace the beauty of every individual's story. Most importantly, we nurture our family both in and out of the building and always seek ways to support each other.
Thank you for seeing the values that together we instill in your children and supporting our mission of preserving high achievement for all students where learning is our most important work.
Saying Yes means more than you can even imagine. Your Yes validates our commitment to not only live the mission of our school--it strengthens our vision to build upon the educational opportunities for our students and staff members in the present and the future!
A Message from Dr. Hanlon
PASSAGE OF ISSUE 3
We are extremely pleased with the level of support from our community on this important issue. As a result of the passage of Issue 3 combined with operating efficiencies resulting from the of the district, we will be able to hold our budget constant given reductions in state funding support. Our volunteers worked tirelessly to communicate this important message to the community. Approval of the levy will permit us to continue the programs and services that contribute to the exceptional educational experience that has become a tradition in the Chardon Schools.
On behalf of our Board of Education, I wish to extend appreciation to the Citizens for Chardon Schools and our supporters for their continued commitment to our school district. The leadership of our Citizens Committee kept an unfailing focus on communicating the need for this issue. We appreciate the continued support and confidence that the community places behind the school district - this important partnership is an integral component that helps our school district perform at a very high level. It is also what makes Chardon and exceptional places for families to call home.
I continue to be humbled to have the opportunity to serve as Superintendent of a truly outstanding school district with a supportive community and outstanding staff members that make everything happen for our students. Thank you!
Chardon High School is proud to recognize the following students who will be leading their classmates across the stage at graduation. These students are recognzed by their classmates as living a life of high character and leadership; embodying the core values.
Congratulations to the following students who were voted upon by their peers to lead their classmates as officers for 2018-2019.
After Prom is in NEED of Help
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Parent Presentation: Bell Schedule
Throughout the course of this year, our bell schedule has created many opportunities for staff and students to expand upon the educational experiences at Chardon High School. Throughout this year, the Schedule Task Force met to refine the implementation of this schedule. As the year progressed, staff and students shared their feedback regarding the schedule. The feedback was extremely positive and poignant aligning to the purpose of the outcomes of this original committee.
As the Reconfiguration process commenced this year, the team came back together to once again look at the schedule to meet the essential needs of adding a grade level. The building administration and school counselors built over twenty-six schedules based upon the principles set forth by the task force and the feedback that we received throughout the year.
After careful consideration for consistency and to maximize upon the time in which we are given, the task force recommended the following schedule to the staff and board of education. This schedule aligns closely with the times that our students are used to while maintaining the integrity of Topper Time, and additional lunch period, and scheduling the Circuit of Success.
Enclosed are some highlights of the schedule:
Over the last several weeks, I have been sharing the enclosed information to best prepare you and your families with the end of year events. Please take the time to click on the links to verify your understanding of the end of the year.
End of the year calendar: March/April/ May
Here is the link to the online signup for the senior picnic.
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.
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL
Chromebook Collection 2018
It is hard to believe that we are closing out the 2017-18 school year. We have many things to be grateful for and accomplishments to celebrate this school year.
During the days of May 15-17th (Seniors) & May 22-24th (Grades 9-11), students will need to turn-in their Chromebooks & Chargers in the Learning Center (Room 1). School Fees may be accessed according to the condition of your device or failure to return a charger. Any parent interested in assisting us in this important task may contact Douglas Higham, email@example.com. We would appreciate any parent assistance just like last Spring and this past Fall.
The following times will be allotted:
May 15-17, 2018 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Seniors Chromebook Collection
May 22-24, 2018 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Underclassmen (9-11) Collection
The task includes:
What Do Students Need To Know?
Choir and Drama Updates
Free Harmony, Chardon's Show Choir was busy with 10 community shows in the last 2 weeks. The group presented a set of "Classic Rock" Tunes from the rock artists Queen, Hall & Oats, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Chicago, and Toto. We performed for elementary and middle school students. On Friday, May 4th, was the annual Free Harmony & Jazz Band Dinner Show held at Quail Hollow Resort. The ensembles performed for over 200 friends and family members that joined us for a fun night of music making and dinner.
Free Harmony auditions will be held on Monday, May 14th from 2:45-5:00 in the CHS Choir Room. Students should bring a verse and refrain or approximately 20 measures to sing for the audition. Participants will represent the choir department with their participation in Free Harmony throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
On Monday, May 9th, the Geauga County Ovations Awards were presented at GLTG in Chardon. This program honors the work of Geauga County high school's for their accomplishments pertaining to their musical theatre productions. Chardon put on an outstanding production of "Evita". Connor Prusha received an award for outstanding vocals. Kirstin Henry received an award for her amazing acting in the production. The Props Crew was awarded with the Tech Award for their notable contributions on the production and the Evita Chorus was awarded a "Show Stopper" award for the performance of the song "The Money Kept Rolling In". Amanda Bryant received the MVP awards for the Chardon production for serving as an excellent Dance Captain for the production. Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Evita on a memorable and outstanding production.
On Tuesday, May 8th, Ashland University Concert Choir visited the CHS Choirs for a performance. It was wonderful to hear and interact with this university choir as they were on their tour headed to Toronto, Canada. The CHS Choirs shared their pieces "We Belong" and "100 Years"
On Wednesday, May 9th, the CHS Choirs presented their spring pops concert featuring all "Classic Rock". Free Harmony Women's Choir, CHS Chorale and Chamber Choirs all contributed to the rocking evening. Congratulations to the CHS Choirs for an outstanding program!
If you know of any singers that aren't currently in choir, please have them reach out to Mr. Streiff, in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.
We are certainly blessed with the vision of Mr. Streiff!
The 2018 Student Art Show will be on display for ONE MORE WEEK ONLY!
Our high school art students have been working hard to make sure it's the most unique and exciting show yet. Come to Heinen's and check it out! Don't forget to vote for the student with the most compelling work
Honors physical science students help Mr. Butala’s fourth grade and Mr. Mullaly’s second grade students build rockets.
The Global Leadership Summit
Announcing an amazing travel and learning/leadership opportunity...
2019 London & Davos, Switzerland Global Leadership Summit - 13-day Adventure
JULY 6-15th, 2019
Journey to London, England & Davos, Switzerland for an experience of a lifetime! This is a chance for our Chardon Student Leaders (that means YOU!) to tour London and work with students from around the world to discuss a Global Issue - ¨The Power of Communication¨ in Davos, Switzerland. There is CHS & College credit available for this exciting adventure.
Contact Mrs. Niedzwiecki - firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
If you son/daughter is registered for at least one of the following courses for the 2018-19 school year:
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
We will hold a mandatory meeting at CHS on May 14th at 6:30pm with a Lakeland representative to officially enroll the students in the Lakeland course(s) and answer questions you may have.
See the enclosed document for further details
Goals of our Graduates: Employed, Enrolled, Enlisted, or Entrepreneurs
For High School seniors interested in learning more about emplyoment opportunities with some extraordinary business partners--this is a must attend event!
The Learning Center Newsletter: Last Edition for this year
Shining Star CLE
Happy Mother's Day
Love you, mom!
After everything you've done for me — the opportunities you've handed me, the countless mood swings you've endured from me, the life you've given up for me — I'm supposed to send you a card with flowers, and that's supposed to be enough?
Flowers, cards and massage gift certificates do not get my point across. Taking you out to dinner won't do it justice. Buying you balloons isn't going to inflate my point. All of it seems so… trite.
A Hallmark card won't ever be able to explain exactly why I love you.
Exactly why I'm proud to call you my mom. Exactly how grateful I am for you.
Instead, I'll just tell you.
I'll tell you exactly why I respect you, not try and fit it into some two-by-two-inch card.
I will tell you exactly what I should say every day of every month of every year. I'll tell you exactly why I love you.
Happy Mother's Day!
Douglas Murray, Principal
Monday, May 14: AP Tests
After Prom Ticket Sales
Tuesday, May 15: AP Tests
11th/12th Locker Clean-out
Theatre Arts Final
After Prom Ticket Sales
Wednesday, May 16 Senior Finals: Regular Red Day Schedule for ALL
Senior Finals 2, 4, 6
After Prom Ticket Sales
Chromebook Collection for Seniors
Thursday, May 17 Senior Finals: Regular Black Day Schedule for ALL
Senior Finals 1, 3, 5, 7
After Prom Ticket Sales
Senior Awards: 6:30 pm LGIR
Chromebook Collection for Seniors
Friday, May 18 Senior Finals (Make-up)
9:42-10:42 AM Prom Assembly
8:30 pm Movie Night (Memorial Field)
Chromebook Collection for Seniors
Saturday, May 19 Prom (Croatian Hall) 6:00-11:00 PM
After Prom (Chardon High School) 11:30 PM-3:30 AM
Tuesday, May 22 9th/10th Locker Clean-out
Spring Sports Awards
Wednesday, May 23: Underclass Finals: Regular Red Day Schedule for ALL
Finals for Periods 2, 4, 6
Faculty Meeting 7:20 AM
Departmental Meetings 8:20 AM
Thursday, May 24 End of 4th Quarter/ 2nd Semester
Underclass Finals: Regular Black Day Schedule for ALL
Finals for Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
Friday, May 25 Underclass Make-Ups
Junior’s Last Day at Auburn
7:30 AM Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory for Walking)
12:30 PM Senior Class Picnic
7:00 PM Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 26 Graduation 2:00 PM (Seniors report at 1:00 PM)