For twenty years, I have attended high school dances as a teacher or administrator...this year's Homecoming was one of the classiest dances that I have ever chaperoned. I am so grateful to the nearly 800 students that attended especially with the extreme temperatures indoors. I am so proud of the work and efforts of Mrs. Korenke and Mr. Chenoweth along with our student leaders. Their vision, creativity, and focus created an arena of energy! CHS Hallway was transformed the theme of the decades. Special thanks to the teachers, and staff who assisted in making this a special night for the students. Last weekend, Students could be seen line dancing and jumping around to music that truly felt like going to a wedding reception. It was a great night!
Servant Leadership with Broadmoor Students
On Friday September 20th, 45 Chardon High School students went to Garfield Park in Mentor to be Big Brothers and Sisters to the children of Broadmoor elementary school. Fishing, face painting and bubble blowing were among the favorite activities. A special thanks goes out to Tim Armelli for organizing this great opportunity for the Chardon students.
Student Project: Treatment of Environmental Concerns in Different Countries
Click on the image to read about this extraordinary work from Megan MacCartney
PSAT/Pre-ACT: October 16
To Parents/Guardians of Sophomore and Junior students:
On Wednesday, October 16th, all Junior and Sophomore students will be taking a practice version of a college entrance exam with the intent of giving your son or daughter the opportunity to experience a timed, national test. The results of these assessments will provide you with content-specific information on areas to improve prior to taking the actual test.
Testing will begin promptly at 7:20 AM (which results in no late-start on this morning for these students). Students need to plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to locate their testing location and to be prepared to take the test.
All Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. This is a practice test for the SAT, an entrance exam that many colleges utilize to assess a potential student’s academic strengths and readiness for college. This test also has a scholarship component through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Juniors who score in the highest percentiles may be given the opportunity to advance in this scholarship program. Students were assessed the typical registration fee at the beginning of the school year for this test ($16.00- the base price). The results from the test can be used to determine if students are currently on track for college-level coursework and offer an interest inventory that gives students some additional tools to use when determining a future career.
All Sophomores will be taking the PreACT. Another practice test, the PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, Math, Reading, and Science. This test, geared toward 10th-grade students, can be used to predict future success on the ACT and offers an interest inventory that also provides students with a personalized view of interests and college and career alignment. Students were assessed $12.00- the fee that is charged by ACT to score their results, at the beginning of this school year.
School Counselors have already visited 11th-grade students during their English classes and provided a student guide that includes a practice test with information for test day. Sophomores will be notified of what to expect and bring on test day, as well. Both tests give students the opportunity to opt into college and scholarship search programs by providing their address and email address during registration. Students should come prepared with an email address where they would like to receive notifications (if they would like to opt into this service), as well as #2 pencils and a calculator for test day. Any questions or concerns about the test can be directed to Timothy Hurlbut (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tim Hurlbut, M.S.Ed.
The bell schedule for these days will be sent directly as we get closer to the date.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Registration
College Board has changed the procedures and timelines for AP Registration. Starting this year, AP Registration will take place in the Fall, as opposed to the Spring. AP Exam fees will be due November 1st. Students will be assessed the $94/exam fee to their school fees. These fees will be uploaded and available for payment starting October 21st. These AP Exam fees must be paid by Nov 1st in order for the exam to be ordered for your child.
Thanks to support from Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio General Assembly, and the Ohio Department of Education, eligible low-income students AP Exams will be FREE this year. If you feel that your son/daughter qualifies, please have them reach out to Tim Hurlbut, AP Coordinator, in the Counseling office.
Whether you are planning on college, a technical school, the military, or you are just not sure yet, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path towards a satisfying career.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help you take steps now toward finding a career that’s right for you. You can benefit from the ASVAB CEP regardless of your plans for after high school.
CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30 am. Students in grades 10-12 can sign up in Guidance to take advantage of this exclusive career exploration today!
Annual Infinite Campus Update
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please click on the link below to sign up for PT Conferences.
Wednesday, October 2 (4:30-8:30 pm)
Tuesday, October 22 (4:30-8:30 pm)
Thursday, November 21 (4:30-8:00 pm)
Sign up here.
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.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
It is never too late to apply for free and reduced lunch at school. Your child will be bringing home a Free and Reduced Lunch application in the near future. Even if your child does not eat school meals you should complete the form if you are eligible because the amount of federal funds our school building receives depends on the return of these completed forms. These funds pay for additional educational services for students.
The application can be found here:
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.
Images of the Week
Students in AHLI learning and applying technical skills during their field trip
Piece of the Week
Video of the Week
Madeline Houser shined at Shining Star CLE! We are so proud of her!
Setting Goals and Finishing What You Started
We talk about setting goals all of the time in our classes, team activities, and athletic/extra-curricular settings. Goal setting is fundamental to any type of achievement. As one of our core values, achievement can take on a light of academics or personal goal setting. Likewise, we tell our students that If they want to live a life of purpose, setting goals will increase their odds of reaching a desired outcome.
The process of setting goals helps bring clarity to the things that are truly important to anyone setting goals. Without a clear vision of what our students want to achieve in their life, they will be left wandering aimlessly through life without a compass that moves them in the right direction.
When students set clearly defined goals and create a plan to achieve them, they will begin to live their life by design, not default. They will feel motivated and empowered. Your son(s) and daughter(s) self-confidence will grow and they will begin to feel like they are in control of their life.
Take this quarter as an example. It is important to reflect, and self evaluate at many points along the journey. It is important to evaluate these questions:
1. Did I set any goals?
2. Am I on track for my goals or do I need to change direction?
3. Have I taken to the time to celebrate achievements along the way?
4. Are my goals specific?
5. Did I write my goals down?
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the quarter- take the time to reflect on these essential questions to finish all the way to the finish line!
Military Appreciation: October 4
The marching band is honoring our military during the Oct 4th pre-game show by inviting them onto the field during the playing of God Bless the USA.
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! Go Toppers!
Douglas Murray, Principal