Duty and Honor
At the end of World War 1, the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, became the official day to celebrate all our nation’s veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, it became Veteran’s Day after World War II.
In his speech before assembled West Point cadets, General MacArthur, who reminisced of his 30 plus years of military service, said, " Duty, Honor, Country...those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn." As the general further states in his speech about those three words, "these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid. They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success; not to substitute words for actions, not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge."
These words resonate today more than ever. Building character, being brave, being humble, and serving others are pillars of humanity. Veterans Day is more than a recognition by athletic teams, going to parades, or services. Veteran's Day is an opportunity to show gratitude and model respect, show honor, and dignity to not only veterans but to each other.
Language Arts LIVE!
Originally conceived by Language Arts teacher Dawn Weaver, Language Arts Live! is a speaker and resource program which provides students with examples of how the knowledge they acquire in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school. The objectives are for students to better understand the various reading, writing and communication skills, including 21st century skills such as the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) they are currently learning and to then be able to apply these skills meaningfully to their lives.
The key to the success of this series is parental and community involvement which reinforces our CHARDON core values. Parents and community professionals come into our classrooms and participate in a panel discussion regarding the use of language and communication skills in various settings. Our seniors, in preparation for college and career readiness, will be exploring technical and career writing with the help of mentors currently in the professions to which the seniors aspire. The variety of professionals explain to the students the importance of effective communication skills, ideally motivating them to be effective communicators themselves. On November 9, Allen Herner, Lynn Monaco, and Joy Tersigni welcomed Michael Daniel, Michael McGreevy, Laura Snyder, Jason Soncrant and Allison Zeiger into their senior ELA courses for this year’s speaker panel. We are appreciative of their time and commitment to our seniors.
Regional Vice President of Trader Joe’s Company for the Midwest
Michael McGreevy, P.E.
Mechanical Application Engineer
Parker Hose Products Division
Bachelor’s degree in journalism; worked as a reporter at a radio station and a daily newspaper, as well as a writer and editor for several trade magazines. Current freelance writer for the trade magazine Candy & Snack Today.
Jason Soncrant, DPT, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Center Manager of Chardon Novacare
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy Graduate Student
Adjunct Faculty for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Programs at South College (TN) and Baylor University
Pediatric nurse practitioner in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Cleveland Clinic main campus
We are grateful for our panelists, and the collaboration of our ELA teachers for providing this opportunity for our students. Special thanks to Lynn Monaco for writing this edition to the Week in Reflection!
I highly recommend taking the time to see our fall play, My Man Godfrey! Our cast, crew, directors, and audience were extraordinary on opening night!
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
Schedule for Next Week: November 15-19
Chardon’s Interact Club and Actively Caring for People Club spent their day on Thursday packaging and distributing Food goods at Gearity Elementary School. Mr. Mizen, Mr. Ricci along with 15 high school students helped feed over 170 elementary students. CHS also collected boxes and recycle plastic bags to help repackage all the loose food items.
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 3, Episode 14- The Monarch of the Media- Dave Jevnikar
Mr. Murray's Highlight Video
Mr. Murray's Photos of the Week
Following is information for Friday's playoff football game
Chardon v. Canfield
Girard Arrowhead Stadium 200 South Highland Ave Girard, OH 44420
TICKETS ohsaa.org/tickets $10 pre-sale; $12 gameday (4:00pm Friday, 11/12)
Tickets on sale NOW
PARKING Limited parking available at Arrowhead Stadium
Additional parking available Mahoning Country Club 710 E. Liberty St Girard 44420 and Girard Baseball Field 100 S. Elruth Girard 44420
Shuttle bus will be provided from both additional locations
Chardon will be home team and will occupy home bleachers.
We need Topper Nation to TURN OUT TONIGHT!!
The Art Piece of the Week
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Girl Scout Gold Award: Makenna Ricketts
My name is Makenna Ricketts and I am a sophomore here at CHS. I am currently working on my Girl Scout Gold Award, which is equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award in Boy Scouts. I have played lacrosse for more than six years, so I wanted to choose a lacrosse-related topic that I could make into a sustainable project within my community. My Gold Award is an adaptive lacrosse initiative, open to 10-21 year olds with various special needs. As of right now, I am trying to collect equipment donations. I have picked two dates for a donation drive - Wednesday, Nov. 10: 6-8 PM and Wednesday, Nov. 17: 6-8 PM, here at CHS. If you have any retired, and in good condition, lacrosse equipment, please consider donating and putting them to use for a good cause. If you are unable to donate, please share with anyone and everyone you know who may have lacrosse equipment in storage. The equipment can range from boys/girls/goalie sticks, helmets, goggles, elbow pads, shoulder pads to lacrosse balls. Anything helps!
You can follow my journey on Twitter @laxabled. Thank you!
Chardon Schools Foundation
Chardon Schools Foundation has been the district's Academic Boosters since 1989, awarding nearly $500,000 in grants since its establishment and $14,000 in grants to Chardon Schools this year alone! The non-profit organization, which serves grade levels PreK - 12, has not hosted its usual fundraising events during the pandemic. To help the Foundation continue its mission of bringing new and enriching learning experiences to Chardon Schools students, they have just launched an ONLINE Fall 2021 Fundraiser with a goal of reaching $20,000 by 11:59PM Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Individual and business donations are welcome and appreciated. With permission, donors will be acknowledged with gratitude on CSF's social media pages.
Each Fall 2021 Fundraiser donor will be entered into their random drawing to be held on December 1, 2021.
ONE lucky Fall 2021 Fundraiser donor will receive:
The Foundation THANKS YOU for supporting its mission of enriching learning experiences for Pre-K through Grade 12 Hilltopper students.
Geauga Family YMCA: Junior Cavs
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 great weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal