The #Finishline: Where Did The Time GO!
“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” We’re all familiar with those plaintive cries from the kids in the backseat. The end of the school year is a lot like those long car trips...but, wait...we are only starting the fourth quarter! We are stopping at a rest area...or are we?
With the uncertainty of March weather and relentless pockets of precipitation, 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(s)/daughter(s) are in, 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 maximizing upon the 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
Chardon High School is proud to present----Mamma Mia!
Music and Lyrics by BENNY ANDERSSON, BJÖRN ULVAEUS, And some songs with STIG ANDERSON, Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON – Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER.
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek paradise island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. -MTI Licensing
We will also be selling tickets in person at Park on:
Monday 3/9 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 3/11 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 3/12 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (before the show)
Friday 3/13 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (before the show)
Saturday 3/14 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (before the show)
Sunday 3/15 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (before the show)
Chardon Science Olympiad makes it to State Again!
Hundreds of excited students from across Ashtabula, Cuyahoga (East), Geauga, Lake & Trumball counties tested their science skills in 23 events at Science Olympiad at our regional tournament at John Carroll University last Saturday (Feb 29 2020). This regional competition is one of 8 held statewide for high school and middle school students in a number of competitive – and fun – events that cover a variety of science fields. Teams from 19 high schools, and 18 middle schools, competed for medals and the opportunity to represent their region at the State tournament on April 25th at Ohio State University. Chardon Division B (grades 6-9) took 3rd place and Division C (grades 9-12) came in 6th place, qualifying both to advance to State!
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization founded in 1984 dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, thereby creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. Events cover earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and computer science. National Science Olympiad has grown to include over 200,000 students on 7874 teams.
Chardon worked hard this year participating in 3 invitational competitions Division B and 4 for Division C. This prepared them to continue to excel and qualified Division B for the 24th consecutive year for State competition, and Chardon Division C has qualified in 23 out of the 24 past years.
Good luck to all the students who have worked hard all year!
Div B (6th through 9th grade)
Top 6 placements
Images of the Week
Piece of the Week
Indoor Track News
The following students qualified for the indoor state meet.
Jenna Oriani : 60m dash, 200m dash, and 4x400m relay
Bri Nieset : 800m and 4x400m relay
Andi Mann: 1600m and 4x400m relay
Cassidy Robison: 4x400m relay
Mackenzie Morrison: shot put and weight throw
Katherine Giza: weight throw
Elizabeth McKnight is the alternate on the 4x400m relay
8th Grade NEWS
The 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Auburn Career Center on March 10th. This field trip is mandatory for students to achieve the Ohio Means Job Career Readiness Seal. Therefore, if an 8th grade student does not attend the field trip they will be required to complete an independent activity to meet this requirement. The purpose of this trip in to not only acquire information about Auburn Career Center, but to also exemplify Professionalism: Students are expected to Dressed Business Ready (Business Casual), Act Appropriately, Follow Directions, and Represent Chardon and Themselves Positively. If a student does not attend the field trip or does not exemplify appropriate professional behaviors they will have to complete an independent activity to active the Professionalism standard for the Ohio Means Jobs Career Readiness Seal.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade DC Trip
There will be a mandatory meeting with parents who have signed their student for the DC Trip on March 30th @ 6:00 pm. This meeting will take place in the gym. Also, this is a reminder that ANY medication, prescription or over the counter, going on the trip must have a completed medication form signed by you as well as a physician. That form and the medication you are sending must be turned in to the nurse no later than April 24, 2020. The medication must be in the original container and only the doses needed for the trip should be sent. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or 440.286.0418.
7th to 8th Grade Meeting
Class of 2025 and NEW Students
There will be an informational night on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 pm in the LGIR for parents of current 7th grade students along with any NEW students to our district regarding scheduling information for next year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A Message from Dr. Hanlon: COVID 19 (Caronavirus)
I realize that the media coverage of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) has caused a level of concern. We are taking the spread of the virus seriously and working to stay as informed as possible regarding the latest information and developments on this health concern.
At present, we are at a relatively low risk of exposure and transmission of the virus in this region. The best steps are common sense recommendations to cover your cough, wash hands frequently and well, stay home when sick, disinfect commonly-touched surfaces (door knobs, light switches, etc.), avoid touching face, eyes/nose/mouth. etc.
Please see the following LINK for updated guidance to schools on preventing the spread of COVID 19.
We are emphasizing the cleaning practices noted above with our maintenance/custodial staff.
Please review the guidance document and continue emphasizing general health practices with students as outlined.
I am attending a meeting with the Geauga Health District on March 10th. At that time, the latest information will be shared with Superintendents along with any recommendations for action steps.
This is certainly a serious concern on a national and international level. As noted above, our risk remains relatively low at this time. Working together, we can minimize conditions favorable to the transmission of COVID 19, as well as other viruses and bacteria.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr. Ph.D.
CHARDON GOES TO THE MUSICALS
Please find the attached flyers for Blue Man Group and My Fair Lady. If you are interested, all money is due March 10. Thank you so much for your continued support of this program. Many families have taken advantage of the discount tickets this season.
Cleveland Clinic Center: 2020 Virtual Career Fair
The Cleveland Clinic Center for Health Sciences Education would like to remind you of the 2020 Virtual Career Fair for area high school and college students considering careers in health fields. This event is designed to showcase these rewarding careers and to give students and prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the career path(s) that interest them. Featured in this March 5th online event are speakers from:
Interested students are invited to join the FREE event to view any of the sessions listed by clicking the live links in the attached flyer. Please forward this notice to students, teachers, advisors, and others who may be interested in learning more. For more information about the Cleveland Clinic Center for Health Sciences Education and training programs available at Cleveland Clinic, please visit: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/health-sciences-education
School fees are due to Chardon Local Schools. Payable at your student's individual school.
Please look at your student's Infinite Campus account under “Fees” to see what is owed for each child.
When you are looking at the fees, if something does not look right or your student has dropped a class and it is still showing, please call so that it can be corrected.
Important Reminder: ALL SENIOR FEES ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO GRADUATION.
Direct all of your calls to Mrs. McBride.
440-285-4057 x. 1441
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal