Spring is Coming
I am often inspired by moments. A simple smile. A picturesque view. A simple song. A good laugh with family...and seeing a community coming together to celebrate.
All of the above are moments that made me pause this week.
This time of year can create such a mad rush of closing bells towards the end of the quarter, intermittent weather patterns, busy family schedules, and the Ides of March in our own lives. It is so important to pause and reflect so that life doesn't pass us by without each of us recognizing a genuine smile, the beauty of a blue sky or slow motion snow, laughing about silly things with your loved ones, or hearing a song that causes you to slow down.
I do not need to riddle you with metaphors and analogies this week. Just reflect upon the little things that pass before you that allows you a moment to pause and be grateful.
Be our Guest!
Our students move me. Our staff encapsulate the passion for extending learning outside of the classroom. My wife and I were moved by the design, sound, set, lighting, make-up, costume, music, presentation, performance and execution of the spring musical, Beauty and the Beast. Every member of the cast, crews, and directors have to be so proud of the sheer joy and exuberance of being back on the stage---singing---smiling--and being present in the moment. I love these kids, and I highly recommend taking the time to see them in the spotlight this weekend!
In case you passed over anything that I just wrote...the enchanted tale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is starting to grace the stage at Park Auditorium starting on March 10, 2022, when the student cast of this year’s Chardon High School spring show present the Broadway stage version of the classic story.
Beauty and the Beast involves the telling of Belle’s journey as she becomes exposed to life beyond her provincial town. She meets her father’s captor, the Beast—a cruel and terrifying creature, physically cursed by a wise enchantress. Belle feels condemned to spend her life imprisoned within the walls of the Beast’s castle—until she recognizes goodness within the monster and becomes more of an enraptured guest than a prisoner.
As this love story unfolds, audiences may enjoy all the classic, rousing, musical numbers including the selections, “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.” Check out the podcast that we recorded earlier in the week to highlight the show!
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 3, Episode 30 : Cast of Beauty and the Beast
It was so cool to check-in with the cast prior to the opening act, and great to hear them talk about their journey in putting together this production!
3/10 - 3/12 …. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
3/13 …. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3/1 - 3/13
Pre-Order Flower Sales
Chardon High School Academic Challenge Team
Schedule for Next Week
Monday, March 14: White Day Schedule
Tuesday, March 15: White Day Schedule
Wednesday, March 16: Red Day Schedule
Thursday, March 17: Black Day Schedule
Friday, March 18: White Day Schedule
National Merit Finalist: Charlotte Bennett
Congratulations to senior, Charlotte Bennett, for being named a National Merit Finalist! Charlotte is interested in studying Biochemistry/ Medical Research in college. She has applied to several schools. Several of her top schools are the University of Maine, University of Vermont, Penn State University, and Lehigh University. Congratulations, Charlotte! We are so proud of you.
Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist.
In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalist.
All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards (Merit Scholar® designees) are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate: the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay.
Chardon's Trailblazer: Charlotte Jons
We are extremely proud of Chardon's own pioneer, Charlotte Jons. Charlotte paved the way by herself and created this opportunity! With her family by her side, and one extremely great supporter of another brilliant mind, her mom---Charlotte made history!
Congrats Chardon Choirs: OMEA Large Group Contest
Alex McDonald- Heading to State in Wrestling
After back to back state championships in football, Alex McDonald thought it would be a good idea to take his talents to wrestling (once again) and head to state! Alex McDonald is a Hilltopper great in and out of the classroom---and a true Hall of Famer in the making!
Drum Line Send Off!
After Prom Needs Some Helping Hands
Come and be a part of Chardon After Prom!
We are parent and community volunteers who plan and support the After Prom event as well as other high school activities.
Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays while we make decorations for After Prom in May. We meet in the high school cafeteria from 7-9pm.
If you want more information or have any questions email us at email@example.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook, and to get the latest updates follow us on Twitter @CAfterprom
You can visit the After Prom website too to find out more about us!
Art Piece of the Week
Chardon Goes to the Musicals
Chardon Goes to the Musicals is excited to announce ticket sales for Disney's Frozen. All money is due to CMS Hilltoppers PTO by Tuesday, March 15.
We are proud to promote the arts at Cleveland's own Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district outside of Broadway. Over the years, Chardon Goes to the Musicals has sold hundreds of tickets. A reminder this is not a fundraiser, but simply a way for community members to obtain tickets at discounted prices.
AHLI Service Project
#27BeThe Change carries on into March with our AHLI students working on the annual service project! Consider ways in which you can help carry on their servant leadership!
Weather Related Information
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
Well, it has been a great week and nearly a 17 hour work day on Thursday! Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends! Regardless of the weather, it is a beautiful day and spring is coming!
Douglas Murray, Principal