Homecoming Week in Images
It is hard to believe that we are in Homecoming Week. The amount of time, effort, and creativity that celebrates such an important time in the life of a high school student is coming together this week. We are so grateful to the Student Council Moderators, Mrs. Carrie Korenke and Mr. Chenoweth along with their remarkable student leaders for collaborating on the themes for each day! For months, the students have been planning and creating the backdrop effects for this evening. Walking the halls this week, it was great to see the students engaged in class, collaborative experiences, facilitation, working through various labs, and engaged in school spirit!
The culmination of Homecoming week is reaching the apex. Who will win from the Homecoming Court? Students will find out who is Homecoming Queen at 6:30 PM the night of the game. The king will be crowned at the Homecoming Dance.
Our Homecoming Dance provides the opportunity for students to come together as a community to celebrate our school. This dance, which is moderately formal, creates an inclusive evening for all of our students to socialize, dance, and celebrate our new king and queen of CHS.
Years of collaborative leadership between the students and staff have created norms for the evening. The core value that will be our focal point surrounds Community and Respect.
We have a treasured community at Chardon. We pride ourselves on our inclusive values and respecting self and others. Staff, Administration, and local officers will be present to provide a safe, and secure school environment. The dance is from 7-11 pm.
The homecoming assembly will take place in the CHS gymnasium on Friday, September 28, at 8:44 AM in the morning. Parents and families of court members may attend the assembly.
The homecoming parade is Friday, September 28th. Grades 8-12 will be creating a float to support their class. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. and will head west on Chardon Ave., South on North St., East on Allynd Blvd. and north on Maple. The homecoming queen will be crowned at 6:30 during the football pre-game. Please join us for this exciting evening!
If you have any additional questions about Homecoming tickets, please refer to last week's edition of the Week in Reflection.
2019 Homecoming Court Candidates with Videos
Halle Landies and Ryan Bluemmel
Caleigh Dawson and Kenny Leach
Annabelle Liebhardt and Marcus Chauby
Ashley Paterson and Mitch Cormiea
Clare Myeroff and Jude Taddie
National Merit Scholarship Program: Commended Students
Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist.
In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. Congratulations to Karlie Pirnat, and Natalie Dumm for being recognized as commended students!
ICYMI: National Merit Semifinalists!
In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. NMSC provides scholarship application materials to Semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist.
Congratulations to Lauren Dvorak, Natalie Fullerman, Kelly Holl, and Ashley Tice for being recognized for this extraordinary accomplishment! This is just the beginning of many accomplishments from these exceptional young ladies! We are so proud of you!
Report Card: A brief statement from Dr. Hanlon
The Ohio Department of Education released District/School Local Report Cards on September 12, 2019. The local report card is one measure of the effectiveness of our district, and includes comprehensive data for us to evaluate the alignment of our academic programming. provided affirmation of our work towards our mission: High achievement for all students, where learning is our most important work.
Highlights from the 2019 District Report Card
These achievements are notable and certainly come as a direct result of our relentless pursuit of strong curricular alignment to state standards, high yield instructional strategies and assessment practices that inform student learning.
As we look to the future, we will be working to revise the district’s strategic plan to identify additional strategies that will ensure even higher levels of student achievement, as well as increased preparedness for the 4 E’s - Enrollment, Enlistment, Employment, Entrepreneurship. We must continue to relentlessly focus on the standards through PLC collaboration to ensure that both our instructional and assessment practices are aligned with the standards. And we must continue to refine and implement purposeful interventions for students that may need a differentiated approach to meet the standards.
As a district leadership team, our principals and department chairs have been and will continue with the work of power standards, and ensuring instructional and assessment alignment with those power standards.
Through our focused and purposeful work, we will continue to realize high achievement for all students. Thank you for everything that you do to support our students. Let’s celebrate our successes - and ultimately those of our students - as we continue striving to achieve our mission.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr. Ph.D.
On Sunday Sept 15th, a total of 45 students participated in Phase 3 of the Courtyard clean up. These students spent 5 hours leveling the ground to make way for landscaping pavers.
A special shout out goes to Ian Herner of Chardon Rental for offering the use of their Witch Ditch Track Loader for the Court Yard project. Unfortunately the piece of equipment was too large to fit through the door. Thank you anyways!
Activities Fair at CHS
On Friday, Sept 27th, during Topper time (5A) and Circuit of Success (5D) CHS will be having an activities fair for the 8th and 9th graders. Students and advisors in charge of clubs, sports, and activities will set-up a display so that our underclassman will have a better understanding of the various activities available for them to participate in.
The Chardon Interact Club will have its annual Chili Cook-Off October 4th from 5-7 pm. Admission will be $5 dollars pre-sale and at the door. Come to eat endless chili before the football game and support the high school. In addition to attending the cook-off you can enter your chili to be judged. Top entries will receive prizes! Please contact Mr. Mizen, Mr. Brown, or any Interact members for more information about the event or chili entries!
Shantytown Experience at CHS
Shantytown is an overnight experience for students at Chardon High School designed to raise awareness about the issues of poverty and homelessness in our community. CHS students will be engaged with current and former homeless speakers, share a simple meal, watch a movie regarding homelessness, and spend the night sleeping in the football stadium. The next day, these dedicated homeless advocates will return to school tired, cold, and hungry but with a better understanding of the causes of homelessness and how they can partner with the assets in our community that are working to improve the lives of people without a place to call home.
We are planning for the participants to raise between $250 and $1,000 for local non-profits engaged in providing support to people who are living in poverty. Recipients may include The Salvation Army (Painesville, Ohio), Geauga Faith Rescue Mission, The Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (Columbus), Project Hope for the Homeless (Painesville), WomenSafe (Chardon), Forbes House (Painesville), and the Extended Housing (Painesville).
2019 Shantytown to focus on homelessness
The Chardon Service Learning (CSL) program will host its first annual Shantytown event to raise awareness homelessness on Sunday, October 6th. By utilizing interactive simulations, speakers, and hands-on activities, participants will learn how members of our community have been affected homelessness and see how organizations like the Salvation Army, and Geauga Faith Rescue Mission help the homeless. The program is intended to give participants the tools they need to help assist the organizations working with our local homeless population.
Registration for 2019 Shantytown
Shantytown is open to all Chardon High School students. Registration is limited to the first 40 students who have submitted completed applications and the $20 participation fee (checks made payable to Chardon Board of Education) to the high school office. Students missing any of those steps may not be eligible to participate. The application window will close on Friday, September 27th at 2:30pm.
There is a Google Classroom site to get permission forms and to fill out the application.
Code is 9fvsv8p for the classroom.
On Tuesday Sept 27th, four students from Perry High School's Perry Service Learning class presented to the Chardon Service class about their Shantytown experience. These four students helped clarify the pro's and con's of their experience and the excitement it generated for the students at Perry high school. Chardon Service Learning class is proud to announce that on Sunday October 6th we will be having our own 1st annual Shantytown.
Piece of the Week
"Fruity Feeling" by Melanie Schaefer, Grade 12
Images of the Week
The sheer creative madness of Mr. Hauber has empowered his students to learn the power of story boarding, animation, and digital layering. Stay tuned for their final product this semester!
8th Grade: Power of the Pen
Chardon Goes to the Musicals!
Parent Teacher Conferences
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Wednesday, October 2 (4:30-8:30 pm)
Tuesday, October 22 (4:30-8:30 pm)
Thursday, November 21 (4:30-8:00 pm)
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Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray and @chardonhs
Remind 101- Text @TopperUp to the following number 81010
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Chardon Athletics Website
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
Chardon High School: Program of Study
Chardon High School Bell Schedule
Google Document of our bell schedule
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students ( LIVE by the 1st quarter)
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal