“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” We’re all familiar with those plaintive cries from the kids in the backseat of a car. The end of the third quarter (during an entire year of this pandemic) makes each of us ask these questions. We aren't there yet...but, things are getting better with the state of the pandemic AND the proximity of the end of the quarter...AND the recent change in the weather.
With the ebb and flow of March weather and relentless fluctuation with temperatures, some students feel that it is time to sit in the back seat and wait until they have idled through the finish line. Regardless of what grade that your son/daughter is in, the end of the third quarter on March 26th, and the beginning of the fourth quarter is the moment to finish...the moment to refine….and the moment to define who they are.
Two decades of teaching and coaching have cemented in my mind the sheer purpose of preparing for beyond the finish line. Many students and athletes look at the endpoint of a year or season as the goal. The reality is that goals are defined well before the year, and season. I wouldn’t prepare for a state title without establishing the backward design model of off-season/pre-season/in-season preparedness. Likewise, school provides us with many finish lines to pause and reflect which culminates towards the ultimate finish line at commencement.
Wherever you are plotted on the sixteen ‘quarter-markers’ along the high school experience, every stopping point is an opportunity to refine your purpose along the path. Seize this moment and make your mark this quarter!
The Motivated Student
ACT DAY: March 16, 2021
On March 16, 2021, all 11th graders will report to Chardon High School to take the ACT Test.
On Match 16, 2021, all students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 12 will attend school virtually following the white day schedule.
On March 16th, our juniors 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
The following students were selected, by the American Legion, to participate in Buckeye State this summer: Tyler Edwards, Quentin Fedak, Sebastian Marker, Morgan Fisher, Paige Yamamoto, and Melanie Yoger were selected by the Chardon American Legion
What is Buckeye Girls State?
Buckeye Girls State is the name given to Ohio's Girls State program, which was designed to educate Ohio's young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship. By getting involved in the process, Delegates can learn more about City, County and State Government in one week than they will learn in an entire semester of high school.
The Ohio American Legion Auxiliary has been a proud sponsor of Buckeye Girls State for the past sixty-four years. The program has been honored by such organizations as Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
What is Buckeye Boys State?
American Legion Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.
Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of over 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio High Schools, several on-line High Schools, and the Home Schooled Community.
The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the State of Ohio.
At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach. The young men also form friendships which will last a lifetime! Congratulations!
Red Tulip Project: Katherine Giza
Katherine Giza is working hard to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award by making improvements at Monarch Meadow! The Chardon High School senior is finishing a portion of the basement to be used as a multi purpose room for recovery meetings, visitation, exercise, and recreation. The ambitious project includes a divider wall & door, drop ceiling with lights, waterproof flooring, painting, and furnishings. We are so grateful to Katherine for choosing us as the recipient for her project and to all the wonderful people who have donated resources and time to make it possible!
Thank you Donors!
Willoughby Concrete Supply
Euclid Chemical Company
Premier Women's Health
Lifehouse Church and individual members
Burton Middlefield Rotary
Western Reserve Junior Service League
Dale Olsen Construction
St. Lucy and St. Edward Good Samaritan Group
Kiwanis Club of East Geauga
Numerous individual donors, friends and family
If you care to help bring this project to completion donations may be made: Checks payable to:
Red Tulip Project of Geauga
P.O Box 322
East Claridon, OH 44033
Images of the Week
Honors Biology/ AP Environmental Science
Honors Biology studying artificial selection during the beautiful weather this week!
Students in Dr. Schneider's AP Environmental Science class went and reassessed the 1meter plots that they set up in September. They examined seasonal differences in the forest floor and found many spider and insect larvae... all indicators of a healthy ecosystem!
Bunkers Buddies and Service Learning
The Service Learning class was working on conversation skills, taught by Donald Wayne McLeod, with Amanda Bunker's students.
Chardon Service Learning class is teaching Mrs. Bunker's students entrepreneurship by selling hot chocolate and donuts for a dollar to the students in the morning before school.
Schedule for Next Week: March 15-19
Yearbook: Student Communication
Hi! Our names are Owen, Steve & Jacob; we are members of the 22-person yearbook staff headed by our adviser, Mr. Chenoweth. You probably receive lots of school emails these days, but this one is special because it’s from us – the students who are working hard to make our school’s yearbook. We know this has been an unusual year, but we are sending you this message to let you know how excited we are about this year’s book! The 2021 yearbook will be unlike any other book, ever. It’s going to be different, but it’s going to be ours, together. We are including so many of the unique memories and stories from this year:
Going to State in multiple sports and winning the State Title in football
Filming the production Phoneheads under the direction of Mr. Streiff & Mr. Lichtinger
Virtual Homecoming Court
Imagine in 20 years, your student pulling their 2021 yearbook off the shelf and showing their kids what an unusual time in history we lived through. For everyone that has purchased a yearbook, thank you! It’s going to be the best book yet! If you haven’t purchased, it’s not too late. You can still order the book athttp://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A06316400. Order your student’s yearbook today to guarantee a copy.
The Yearbook Staff
The 2020-2021 yearbook staff is once again offering parents of seniors the opportunity to express congratulations to their graduate by purchasing an advertisement in the 2021 edition of the yearbook. This has become a very popular tradition in the yearbook. Over the years, the support of parents like you helps us to keep the price of the yearbook constant despite the demand to meet rising production costs.
Enclosed here you will find a form indicating the size options of congratulatory advertisements that are available. Start searching for your son’s or daughter’s most memorable baby pictures to preserve in the yearbook forever. You can put a poem, a message, and/or photos (old or new) in your salute. All you have to do is submit the information you would like included. Then we take care of the rest and design the advertisement for you.
If you are interested, fill out the next page of this order form and return it to the main office at the high school with your check payable to Chardon Board of Education. Please submit your order no later than Friday, March 19th, 2021 so that we can meet our printing deadlines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the yearbook adviser, Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support.
CHS Yearbook Staff
CHS Principal Podcast: Charlotte Jons- Speech and Debate Competition
Chardon Online Store
First, the main website link that has the two tabs in the black line that runs across the screen – www.chardonathletics.org
The link to the State Gear - https://chardonathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/53388400
The link to the Chardon gear - https://chardonathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/53393100
Each page has a click for questions that will take you to the “other” page and each page has an email link to email@example.com.
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal