Fall into Community
Ah, the beauty of fall...you really can't beat it in Ohio. Over the last seven days, the leaves have really fallen, the crisp fragrance and aroma has blossomed in the air, and the reality of the season is upon us. The decor around our homes have been adjusted to the season, and stores all around are changing...some even skipping this season. However, not a Chardon High School. Over the last week, we have celebrated Halloween, transitioned into the second quarter, and provided tours of our facility.
As an educator, curriculum maps and aligning outcomes to the standards are always in season. This week, our staff spent hours working to transition their assessments to Gradecam--allowing teachers to create assessments (which can be aligned to standards) that can be scored in seconds using a smartphone, a tablet, a document camera, or a webcam. This tool will foster immediate feedback, a student portal to help facilitate immediate test corrections in class, item analysis for our work in PLC's, and so much more! Many teachers have started using this tool in the first quarter, and students should see all of the features beginning to be implemented in the near future.
Over the last seven days, I was approached by community members, other educators, and parents about how our students have been so respectful, kind, and generous of their time in the community. They asked me what we are doing to instill this response in our young adults...my response was two-fold: We have phenomenal students and families and we model our community values as a cultural expectation in our building.
As a school community, we provide so much more than just curricular outcomes. Not only do we respond to each other--we respond back to our community. Our culture and climate at Chardon High School are strong and we are grateful for our strong relationship with our beautiful city. In this week's edition of the Week in Reflection, you will see tangible examples of our values in action!
Halloween Dress Down
Friday Night Football: Chardon v Madison (Thriller Halftime Show)
Dear Eighth Graders and Eighth Grade Parents,
We are so excited about our trip to Washington, D.C.! There is so much to look forward to, and spring is a beautiful time of year to be in our nation’s capital. School-sponsored tours are essential elements of our academic programs at Chardon High School. Our eighth-graders will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. on a curriculum-based overnight field trip from May 4-6, 2020.
The following are the guidelines for this trip. The cost of the trip is $445. This includes all meals (except lunch Monday), lodging, and guided experiences. Payment plan: first payment November 15th ($245), second payment February 7th ($100), and third payment March 13th ($100) or full payment on November 15th. Payments can be made on Infinite Campus or a check (made out to Chardon Board of Education) through the CHS business office. All school fees (including athletic fees) must be paid prior to the second trip payment date February 7, 2020.
While every effort will be made to honor room requests, CHS reserves the right to assign hotel rooms and bus assignments. Violation of our core values may eliminate eligibility for the trip. If a student’s eligibility is removed, any payments made to the tour company will not be refunded. Students and parents understand that all school rules and Chardon Local School District Board of Education Policies and Procedures are in effect. If there are any disciplinary issues on the trip, the administration reserves the right to require your child to be picked up at the parents’ or guardians’ expense.
We know how excited everyone is for this awesome trip, and we really appreciate your respect for these guidelines. By signing below, you will indicate your intention to follow them.
Please complete the information below by November 4, 2019, and return to Mr. Higham. Once this form is submitted, the cost of the trip will be added to your child’s school fees account on Infinite Campus.
This document can be viewed in detail here.
We will hold a mandatory information night for parents on November 18, 2019, at 6:00 pm. At this meeting, we will be distributing a tentative itinerary which will highlight many of the places that we will visit and more specific information regarding the needs for this trip. The itinerary is located here.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to fully plan for this quarter, we wanted you to have access to the Midterm Schedule in December.
Midterm Week: The purpose of this week is to meet the educational needs of our students as they prepare for midterms, finals, and project presentations. ALL classes will meet during midterm week. If a class does not have a midterm or a final, they will commence a class period. The only non-mandatory period is a study hall. Students do not need to sit in the study hall. We will provide supervision in the cafeteria for a silent study hall as needed, but attendance is not mandatory.
--Transportation will run at the regular time in the morning and afternoon.
--All academic classes will meet during the scheduled time. Dismissal will occur at 12:10 PM Tuesday - Friday.
--Lunch during the week (Tuesday - Friday) will be À la carte.
--Auburn students will have scheduled exams that do not impede upon their schedule.
--CHS Teachers will be in teacher-based teams each day after exams.
--In the case that we have a calamity day during an exam schedule, we will follow the scheduled exam day and adjust the afternoon exam time slots by adding the missed exam(s).
Read this document online.
PARENTS: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TO ACKNOWLEDGE MIDTERM SCHEDULE.
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 13th at 7:30 am. Students in grades 10-12 can sign up in Guidance to take advantage of this exclusive career exploration today!
Please click on the link below to sign up for PT Conferences.
Thursday, November 21 (4:30-8:00 pm)
Sign up here.
Images of the Week
8th grade AHLI trip to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds to learn about wind power and recent environmental impacts on honey bees.
Piece of the Week
Jolie Falkenstein, Grade 9, "Still Life"
Do you like to ski or snowboard? If so, consider joining the CHS Downhill Ski/Snowboard Club. This club program is open to students from grade 8 through grade 12. It will run after school for a minimum of five consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 7th. The club will be skiing at Brandywine Ski Resort. Club passes are also valid at Alpine Valley. No experience is necessary to join; both rentals and lessons are included in the club price. Students who have season passes are welcome to join and only pay the bus fee.
If your son/daughter is interested in joining, please see the attached forms for more details about registration. The first registration deadline is November 22, which is just four weeks away! All students who register by this date get a free long-sleeve ski club shirt at no additional cost! If you have any questions, please contact the adviser (Alison Fisher) at email@example.com or have your child see Miss Fisher during the school day in room 307. Hope you consider joining us on the slopes in January!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for senior pictures are Friday, JANUARY 10, 2020
Requirements for your senior picture:
Submitting your senior picture:
Note: Digital submissions are much preferred and strongly recommended in order to preserve the quality of the photos.
The MCORE Foundation to Provide Cardiac Screening Opportunity for Chardon High School on November 6, 2019
Why Preventative Heart Screenings for Youth Ages 12-22?
Chardon High School Parents and Community,
Each year over 400,000 people are affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is not a heart attack but an electrical malfunction of the heart that causes it to stop suddenly. Sudden cardiac arrest is often called the silent killer as you or your child could have an abnormality that goes undetected and without any recognizable symptoms until it is too late.
The mission of the MCORE Foundation is providing communities with education about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), symptoms and family history in hopes to prevent these tragedies from happening in our communities. Our education program works in conjunction with a high level mobile cardiac unit that provides preventative baseline heart screenings for children ages 12-22.
Our mobile screening unit partners with schools, hospitals and foundations to provide convenient and dependable heart screenings that otherwise would not be available.
Our mobile cardiac unit will be at Chardon High School on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
All MCORE Foundation screenings include:
• An ECG and limited Echo test performed by registered cardiac sonographers
• Results read by our team of pediatric and general cardiologists
• Images stored within your secured account for future access or to send to your medical provider.
Each test is approximately 10-12 minutes and you may use your healthcare spending account or flex care spending account for payment. *Should you require financial assistance please contact us.
To learn more about the MCORE Foundation, get involved with our mission, or to donate please visit us at: www.mcorefoundation.org
Chardon High School Heart Screening
Screening Location will be in the Learning Center Conference Room
Time: 8am – 4pm
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
To schedule your screening time please click https://mcorefoundation.org/scheduler_schedule/?school=162 or www.mcorefoundation.org, create an account and choose Chardon High School.
If you have questions or need help registering please contact mCORE: 866-382-2319.
The girls from Girl Scout Troop 70563 have been volunteering at the VFW spring pancake breakfasts for years. Now they are seniors and working on their gold awards. As you know, fundraising for the projects is a big job - as a thank you for all of the years of volunteering, the VFW has graciously offered to host an off-season pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 3, with all proceeds benefitting these remarkable young women.
The three seniors have all chosen to spend their 80 hour Gold Award projects to better Chardon Local Schools:
Brigit Morgan - renovating portions of the CMS band room
Maddie McDonald - installing a handicap railing at Chardon Memorial Field
Natalie Fullerman - building a reading hut at Munson Elementary
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 great weekend with family and friends! Stay warm!
Douglas Murray, Principal