Reflecting on Quarter 1
We are so proud of our students and our teachers' efforts to focus on the eminent core value of achievement. Together, we will continue to refine what we do by analyzing how we can continue to move from good to great! Over the years, we have demonstrated strong success stories of mastery against the standards. For the fourth year since reconfiguration, our students have met the mark of high achievement for all students where learning is the most important work!
2021 1st Quarter
Grade Level GPA
CHS [8-12] 3.16 1128 students
We are proud to share the results from the current completed quarter (1st quarter). Within all of the barriers faced the last twenty two months, the focus on high achievement for all students remained strong. The outcomes demonstrate great achievements at first glance. When you dig deeper into the data, we are able to see trends to help us gauge where we as educators need to celebrate, and where we can show even greater growth. What stands out as a significant data point is the Class of 2022 and 2023. This was the group of students that came into the high school during reconfiguration. They have matured and catapulted themselves into an extraordinary group of high achievers. The interventions, Circuits, Mentoring Program, and strong collaboration between our teachers can now be seen as an indicator for all of us that the plan was executed well. We have to pause and celebrate the work of our teachers and our students. Together, they have much to celebrate. The work of our mission is never complete, and the work to align standards, strategies, and assessments is an ever-evolving task to help students master learning outcomes to be successful for future-readiness in the 4 E's: Enrollment, Enlistment, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. The data also gives us opportunities to target grade level bands to create boosters and targeted learning sessions for students to help them move towards individual and building level goals.
The compass, road map, and GPS to all that we do is our mission statement which is enhanced through the magnifying lens of our core values. All of the outcomes in which we gauge learners filters through the creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and community connections that all of our educators emphasize in the day to day interactions with students. Through this daily encounter of learning, our students become exposed to programs, supports, and pathways that help guide them to find their individual purpose. Over the last four years, we have placed so much attention on refining the outcomes of our mission. Whereas the culture and climate at Chardon High School remains an essential focus---our targeted learning outcomes, and educational strategies help gauge all learners to learn each standard. This important work is never done, and it is so important to carry forward into the second quarter our routines and focus towards our goals--including the choices we make that help us stay strong.
Schedule for Next Week: November 1-5
A Message for AP Students
AP Exam fees are now added to your Infinite Campus School Fees. This $96 exam fee MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO EXAM ORDERING.
The deadline to have this payment completed is Wednesday, Nov 10th.
Once the AP Exam order has been submitted, the College Board will charge an additional $40 late fee for late registration. ($96+$40) In addition, any exam order canceled after the exam order has been submitted will incur a $40 cancelation fee by the College Board.
Any student that qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please speak with Mr. Timothy Hurlbut (timothy.hurlbut@chardonschools org) or (440-285-4060) if you feel you/your son or daughter qualify.
The first step to see if you qualify for a fee waiver would be to complete the 21-22 Application for Educational Benefits. (Students that qualify may also be able to have other course fees waived from CHS). Please complete the application, sign, and return to CHS or via email to email@example.com
21-22 Application for Educational Benefits
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 3, Episode 12: The Coolest Kids in Town
Art Piece of the Week
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Mr. Murray's Highlight Video
Playoff Football is Here!
Chardon v. Akron East
Chardon Memorial Field 7:00 pm
Gates open 5:45
TICKET LINK: ohsaa.org/tickets
This is an OHSAA playoff game. As such, no passes (Chardon family passes/WRC passes) can be accepted. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO CASH TICKET SALES PERMITTED All spectators, including seniors, must have a ticket. Children 5 and under free. Pre-sale tickets are $10 each; game day tickets are $12 each.
Here’s the link for live streaming - https://boxcast.tv/channel/bsapggacpbw8kul7pzac
Here’s the link to CH1025 - https://reflect-gtv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2
CH1025 will air the live audio and then replays on Saturday (6,9PM) and Sunday (12,3,6,9PM). CH1025 is carried in Chardon City, Twp. and Munson Twp.
Mr. Murray's Images of the Week
OHSAA District Final Volleyball
Saturday, October 30 1:00pm Chardon v. Austintown Fitch
Solon High School 33600 Inwood Dr. Solon, OH 44139
Ticket Link: ohsaa.org/tickets
Chardon is in Division I, Region 1, Northeast 2
Tickets are $8 each until 10:00am on Saturday, when amount increases to $10 game day price
Please note masks are required in Solon City Schools
University of Akron Visits 8th Grade Science
Mr. John Fellenstein is an outreach educator in the Akron Global Polymer Academy. This group is located and supported by The University of Akron. He donated his time and materials for the 8th grade students to use scientific inquiry in the classroom to perform polymer labs and learn about the many uses of polymer products.
Chardon HS 2022 Senior Graduation Ordering Information
Attention Seniors and Parents:
It is time to start preparing for Graduation. Attached is the information you need to order your Chardon HS Cap & Gown, Graduation Announcements, Class Ring and other senior items. All ordering will be done online or over the phone this year. Please be sure to order before the deadline in the attachment, to not miss out on these important items.
Cap and Gown (Only)
Fall Choir Concert
The Choir Department presented their fall concert on Thursday in front of their families and friends. The evening was beautiful and filled with hope and joy. The theme of resilience accompanied the show. The students were so good! Special thanks to Mr. Streiff who works so hard preparing these students! Enclosed is the program and the videos that I recorded that evening.
Hilltopper Bands in Concert
Our 8th grade bands and our marching bands put on a beautiful show at Chardon High School. I was able to use the Hudl camera to record the show!
Play: My Man Godfrey
Screenplay by: Eric K. Hatch
Show Dates: November 11th and November 13th at 7:00 p.m., November 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Park Auditorium
Prices: Student Tickets $5, Adult Tickets $10
Online Sales: beginning Tuesday 11/2 (Link coming soon)
In-Person Pre-Sales: 11/2 - 11/3, 11/8, 11/10 from 4:00 - 6:00 at Park Auditorium
Day of Sales: 11/11, 11/13, and 11/14 - 1 hour before the show
Blushing Blooms Flower Sales
Orders due by: Tuesday, November 9th.
Return form and money to: Ms. Heather Biernacki
MCORE Heart Screening at CHS 2/1/22
We wanted to make you aware of a valuable opportunity being provided to our community. The MCORE Foundation will be providing education and a preventative cardiac screening program for our students.
The goal is to educate parents and students on sudden cardiac arrest, family history, signs, and symptoms along with a screening to find underlying heart abnormalities.
Every year in our country over 400,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest and 13,000 of them are healthy children.
This program will provide each participant a baseline cardiac evaluation for $79 that can be used with your medical provider.
The first screening day will be Tuesday, February 1, 2021 from 8:00PM- 4:00PM, at Chardon High School.
Please click on the following link to reserve your child’s spot today.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MCORE Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Families
General Quarantine Letter
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
The Hilltop Echo (School Newspaper)
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
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
Student Acceptable Use Policy (All Students Must Sign)
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Remind101 Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/chs21-22
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray @chardonhs @toppernation @chs_AP_Higham @mrs_bondi
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal