2018-2019: CHS 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:
CHS Academic Decathlon
The CHS Academic Decathlon team has received a commendation from Representative John Patterson and the State House of Representatives for their hard work this year. Team members are Molly Greene, Michael Lobosky, Casey Mezerkor, Doug Mulford, Johnathan Brandt, Noah Bena, Kyle Gessel, Marko Milic, Meredith McKeon, Kara Connolly and Paige Steffen.
On Thursday evening, the CCP Business classes hosted a live watch party in the media center for a program called "The Hatch". They cheered on their favorites as Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs presented their business ideas to alumni investors in a format similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank. What sets The Hatch apart from similar events is that the alumni investors make equity investments providing real money for students to launch real businesses This event was streamed live to Hatch Watch parties across the country and to several countries throughout the world.
Leading out of Love
On Monday, April 23rd, Chardon High School will host the second blood drive of the year. The American Red Cross has asked the students at Chardon High to host the second event this year due to the extreme shortage of blood. Since the students of the Actively Caring Leadership class did such an amazing job last November organizing the collection of 48 pints of blood, the American Red Cross has set a higher goal of 50 units of blood, an amount that has never been accomplished at the high school before. The deadline for permission slips is Friday, April 20th. Please see Mr. Mizen for a permission slip or get one in the front office.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) had a computer glitch on Wednesday that prevented some students across Ohio from taking state tests online. In all buildings across our district, student login issues were intermittent with accessing part II of testing. Our testing administrators worked quickly to troubleshoot ways around the issues after contacting the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). This was not a remote situation to Chardon. This was a statewide issue as reported by ODE and Cleveland.com. A handful of students were unable to complete all sections of the test. These students were informed of their options to make-up this portion of the test.
As a reminder, 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 26 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)
Wednesday 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.
The administration of the AIR Test has NOT changed :
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 PM - 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
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).
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 Chardon High School Guidance and Administrative Team
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Each year, I share this information with students, and parents to help families prepare for this extraordinary time 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 Library Book Buddies
The Chardon Library is looking for Book Buddies volunteers for the summer. You can encourage a student who has just finished 1st or 2nd grade to keep reading over the summer by meeting with him or her for 6 – one hour sessions at the Chardon Library. This program wouldn’t be possible without the help of Chardon Schools student volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community and would like to be a Chardon Library Book Buddy, please call the Chardon Library @ 285-7601 ext. 1 to volunteer. This is also an opportunity to earn Community Service hours! Please plan to attend one mandatory informational meeting at the Chardon Library on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 OR Tuesday, May 15 at 3:00.
Another week has departed...I think the seniors are either messing with the clocks or their intentions are working. If you recall back in my mid-February reflection, I shared how time will move as Spring approaches...even if the weather doesn't show it. Well, with all of the tasks that I have been working on the reconfiguration plan, facilitating the possibilities for the master schedule, AIR Testing, district meetings, evaluations, closing out the year, planning events, and maintaining the daily rush--each second counts. Outsiders would never know if I was going gray, or bald...but this time of year there is a glow to my dome. Unfortunately, it is from running--not from having a providential presence.
Regardless of the day, I LOVE everything about my job and the people that I encounter each day. We have the best educators and students one could ever ask for. I am so grateful to each of you for your support. I will continue to live my purpose, and will continue to run the marathon all of the way through the finish line!
Have a great weekend!
Douglas Murray, Principal