This week was filled with so many amazing experiences for our students. Our students were actively engaged in applying the standards being taught to their learning experiences, parents came in for our last conference night of the year, meetings commenced for CCP/ Curriculum Information and Career Based Intervention, clubs were meeting after school, and numerous sporting events commenced. It was a very busy week at school.
One of the most exciting times of the year began with our school counselors presenting our program of studies and course offerings to each grade level. Enclosed inside of the beginning of this week's edition of the Week in Reflection you will see our posted program of studies and the presentation that we shared with parents.
2020-2021 Program of Studies
CCP/Curriculum Night Presentation
February 4th - Curriculum Night (CCP information night) presentation above.
February 3-7: Course recommendations/registration entered into IC (this is for teachers to recommend the next level course for students in core classes only)
February 3, 4, 7,10:- scheduling presentations to grade 8-11 students during Topper Time (2/8 current juniors, 2/11 current sophomores, 2/12 current freshmen, and 2/15 current 8th
February 5th: Course registration open to all students
March 9th: 7th to 8th grade/ new students presentation at the LGIR--6:30PM
In the coming weeks, our students will be taking the ACT. There are a number of resources to help them prepare, including the opportunity to take a practice test, and use free personalized resources with ACT® Academy™.
ACT Academy - Free Personalized Practice
Information for Students - Practice Test
February 25: ACT/ Core Value Day
ACT and Blended Learning Day
What you need to know:
What: ACT Test ... Tuesday, February 25th, all Juniors will be taking the ACT at Chardon High School.
Why: The fourth year of the state requirement to administer the ACT or SAT to Juniors as a pathway to graduation.
Questions about ACT/SAT Requirement
Blended Learning Day
The following expectations will be required for each grade level:
ELA Specific: Students in the following classes need to arrive no later than 8:45 AM for their field trip. Departure is at 9:00 AM. Students will return at 2:15 PM
ELA classes scheduled to attend a field trip on Feb 25, 2020 (130 students)
Mrs. Deshetler 8 Honors (ENG IH)
Ms.Tersigni and Mrs. Downs ICP
Ms.Tersigni and Mr. Lichtinger IICP
Senior Auburn Career Center Students: Report to CHS at 10:25 AM for Bus Departure
CEVEC will be in session for our students who attend.
All students listed above do NOT need to fill out the Google Form
Eighth Grade, Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors must complete a Google Form to show attendance for the day, along with demonstrating what activities, services, and achievements took place during the blended day.
Eighth Graders, Freshman, and Sophomores:
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The Google Form will be sent out on 2/24.
A downloadable document is available below.
On Monday, February 3rd, CHS Choir students attended a concert at Severance Hall featuring the choir of St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota). The St. Olaf Choir is the finest collegiate choir in the US and has a long history of excellence in choral singing. Among their ten concert stops during the tour, they will be performing at Carnegie Hall (NYC). The concert was beautiful and profound. Our students were inspired by the beautiful voices and messages of hope and peace.
Chardon High School Academic Decathlon
The Chardon High School Academic Decathlon team traveled to the regional competition at Lakeland Community College on Saturday, February 1st and came away with 35 individual medals for their effort. Medals included 11 bronze, 10 silver, and 14 gold! In a first for a Chardon team, medals came in all 10 disciplines! Team member Kaylie Malloy's judged speech was so strong that she was asked to deliver it again to a full auditorium in "Speech Showcase". One of only 3 competitors chosen for the honor.
It has been a pleasure to coach this group of hard working students. Can't wait for state competition! - Allen Herner
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Congratulations to our new inductees to NHS! (Noted in Bold)
Images of the Week
Gel electrophoresis using dyes in Honors Biology
Great Lakes Theater actors came into ELA classes this week. Above are pictures from Ms. Biernacki's Satire class. The actors are connecting themes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This week, the students have learned about relationships, Shakespeare, and how to make stage fighting look convincing! They had a blast!
Susan Kosakowski, from the Bowling Green State University College of Business, traveled to Chardon High School on Thursday, February 6th to deliver a surprise to senior Victor Rosace. She brought with her the news that Victor had been accepted into the College of Business and that he will receive a $1000 scholarship. The scholarship, one of only ten of its kind, is part of Bowling Green's faculty ambassador program. Mr. Herner, CHS business teacher, acts as a liaison to the BGSU College of Business and Chardon students who are accepted into the program are eligible for the scholarship. A special thank you to Mr. Brown who gave up time in his Multivariable Calculus class to make this special event happen.
Sports Showcase of the Week: WRC Meet
Piece of the Week
American Mathematics Competition
Congratulations the 54 ambitious students who participated in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10/12) competition during late start this week on Wednesday, February 5. This nationally recognized test covers a wide range of mathematical topics. All the problems require creativity, analytical thinking and problem solving skills to solve. Results of the competition will be posted at the beginning of March. Shoutout to all student participants who were willing to step up to this challenge: Lauren Alexander, Abby Atchley, Charlie Bates, Charlotte Bennett, Lucy Beorn, Emily Brush, Abigail Carson, Madeline Christie, Logan Coles, Jordan Cvelar, Brad Duchon, Austin Dumm, Natalie Dumm, Jack Dvorak, Nathan Eads, Tate Farinacci, Morgan Fisher, Grace Fuller, Natalie Fullerman, Caroline Gaertner, Grace Gaernter, Ethan Gaspar, Evan Germ, Mitsy Gideon, Charlotte Herbruck, Jack Horton, Jeremy Kosir, Molly Kosir, Alex Koulder, Kyle Kovats, Donald Kuhl, Zane Kuhnle, Sebastian Manker, Meghan Martin, Olivia Means, Jackson Melin, Jack Myers, Paige Nells, Andrew Nelson, Isha Patel, Liam Richards, Jacob Schneider, Katarina Schneider, Kenzie Schuman, Nicole Secic, Emma Silk, Toby Skidmore, Katie Snyder, Alison Stupi, Julianna Sweet, Emily Tomasch, Frankie Walland, Shawn Youdath, and Sierra Zarcone.
The Learning Commons Newsletter
The Ski/Snowboard Club is excited to announce a day trip to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in New York. The trip is planned for Saturday, March 7 and is open to all students at the high school (grades 8-12). Students do NOT have to currently be part of the ski club to participate in this opportunity. If your son/daughter is interested please see the attached flyer for more details, including an overview of the itinerary for the day. Space for this opportunity is limited to just one bus, so please make sure your son/daughter turns in his/her registration to Miss Fisher as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please email Alison Fisher at email@example.com
ICYMI: CHS Core Values and PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach schools can use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. It also helps schools decide how to respond to a child who misbehaves. Over the last two decades at Chardon High School, we have created programs such as Freshman Mentoring, AC4P, Core Values Teams, #UTopper Club, Intentional Acts of Kindness, School Spirit, and positive relationship building and soft skills focus to help build up our school culture.
At its heart, PBIS calls on schools to teach kids about behavior, just as they would teach about any other subject—like reading or math. PBIS recognizes that kids can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. A hallmark of a school using PBIS is that everyone knows what’s appropriate behavior.
We are building off our focus on the PBIS Matrix of behaviors that align with our core values and targeted outcomes that we worked on last school year. This week students and staff had the opportunity to recognize the positive behaviors and acts of kindness in a Google Form.
We have been blessed to work with local businesses that have been extremely kind to us. Here is the form that students and staff (within the Chardon domain) can fill out. Keep recognizing the good around you!
DC Trip: Second payment February 7th (TODAY) ($100)
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.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Presentation from November is enclosed.
This camp has wonderful reviews from kids who have attended. This free camp is open to any child 6-18 whose family has been touched by cancer. Please see the flyer enclosed for details.
Coming Up: News You Can Use
On Friday, February 21st, Actively Caring for People, Chardon Service Learning, and Teen Leadership students from Chardon High School will be hosting our 8th annual Heart to Heart Senior Citizen Valentines dance. This event is a celebration of healthy aging. With the help of the Geauga Department of Aging and University Hospitals, the students of Chardon want to break down the generation gap and demonstrate to senior citizens that high school students have a lot more in common with them than either realizes. This is achieved by sharing a meal and dancing. Park elementary school second graders will also participate by singing to the seniors and reading their poetry that they developed in class. At the end of the event. the seniors win amazing gifts in a raffle donated by the students and local businesses.
Core Values in Action
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal