Time. This is one thing that is always inevitable. Yet, this one thing can be experienced differently by each of us. It is hard to believe how quickly our time has passed. Every second inside of every minute can pass how we choose to use it. If we chose to stare at a clock, time would feel like forever. The more we are all actively involved with tasks, events, and enjoyment--the faster time is experienced by each of us. The old adage, "Time flies when you are having fun" rings a persistent tone this time of year. Why? Mostly due to the constant movement, experiences, events, and activities that happen inside of the time that we are given. The last three months have been packed with events each week, and it feels like life is become more and more normal. Recently, I spoke to the senior class about all of the memories that they are making and how these moments should be cherished and remembered. These are great days for our class of 2021!
After today, you have 15 class days and 29 calendar days before graduation. It can seem like a lifetime or can be a flash in front of you. The choice is yours. Seniors, it seems like the finish line has already come and gone...but there is still essential time left. Time for yourself, time for each other, time for learning, and memories to be made. You only graduate high school once, Embrace it, live each moment, be active in your choices. The choices that you make today can determine the person that you become. Be true to who you are and keep your eyes on the goal--you are too close to let go of your dreams.
Your 28 school days are going to be relentless. Focus on managing your time on what you can control. Your job is your academics. Your job is transitioning into the leaders of our school. Your job remains clear; YOU matter, YOUR grades matter; YOUR decisions matter. Learn from those that have gone before you and seize little opportunities that arise. We believe in you.
Your 28 school days linger with a reminder that you are about to transition into a challenging year. Many of you are learning the difference between dependence versus independence. The time is now to walk the talk. You are just coming out of your shell, and wondering what is up, down, and around you. You have seen so many challenging moments with relationships, coursework, and leadership but you are wondering if anyone notices you. We do, but we are not going to hold your hand through this--it is time to choose. We will always be there for you.
Your 28 school days are determined by the habits that you have made. So many people have walked beside you, guided you, and assisted you. You recognize that you are a part of a bigger family but sometimes feel like the little sibling. You have an essential role. You are the key to the transition of our 8th graders. What you say---they believe. What you do---younger students follow. In reality, your task is enormous in living our core values not only for yourself but for your classmates. Believe in YOU!
Your 28 days are so imperative to your maturation and growth. SO many of you are ending this year with high school credit--and that is very exciting! At times, it has felt like you were the only ones in the building this year. Our staff have spent so much time and energy in guiding you and investing in you because you are essential part of our story. You made history this year by coming to the building; the time is NOW to be the leader that we prepared you for. Seize these days to look in the mirror and reflect on your growth along the way---all the while finishing your work and making those marks!
You are the conductor of the music that we hear each day. Sure, the sound may resonate well from a distance, but only you see what needs to be refined. Continue to coordinate the sound with the beauty that sets the tempo of our pulse as a whole. After most performances, the conductor bows while the orchestra receives the accolades. WE see your influence. WE appreciate your countless preparation. WE see your impact- especially after a long tour.
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Next Week is a Regular Schedule; AP Tests Begin
AIR Testing: May 10-14, 2021
As we enter into the week of May 10-14 , we are transitioning to the next administration of the AIR exams. The AIR exams are end-of-course exams mandated by the state of Ohio, and students (grades 9-12) earn graduation points regarding their results. HB64 created opportunities for school to extend the dates for these dates. However, Chardon High School will still administer the US History exam for the purpose of attaining graduation seals for all students on the permanent pathway particularly in the class of 2023. Students will take the AIR exams as described below. Here are a few AIR End of Course Testing updates that you need to know.
May 10, 2021 … RED DAY Mathematics … Grade 8, Algebra I, and Geometry
May 12, 2021 … RED DAY Science … Grade 8 and Biology
May 14, 2021...Special Schedule Social Studies... American Government and American History
A Guide to Senior Events
* Please note that this guide is constantly evolving
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2021,
Congratulations to the Class of 2021. In a few short months your son/daughter will be an Alumni of Chardon High School. Staff members are diligently preparing for the 148th Commencement Exercise on May 29, 2021.
In an effort to communicate the responsibilities of this solemn event, we have enclosed the necessary information for every graduating senior and their families in this booklet.
The graduation booklet contains all instructions, deadlines and expectations that our students must follow in order to meet the requirements of graduation. It is essential that the senior class maintain the level of maturity and responsibility they have shown this past school year.
Please review this information with your child and help us emphasize the importance of setting a positive legacy for the Class of 2021. The last fourteen months have been quite trying on all of us. Please know how much we appreciate your flexibility, and patience as we plan and create meaningful experiences for your children.
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Prom/ After Prom Tickets go on Sale May 1
Prom Ticket Sales (Online Only)
Cost: $65 per person
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After Prom Ticket Sales (Online Only)
Cost: $5 per person for CHS Sr. & their prom date.
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$5 for CHS Sr./Prom date
CHS Chamber Ensemble and Show Choir Free Harmony
The CHS Chamber Ensemble and show choir Free Harmony performed their first in-person concert of the year. Their concert featured the jazzy, passionate, and beautiful music of Broadway. These ensembles have worked very hard this year to keep momentum and love of performing amidst masks and social distancing. The students still brought it! Congratulations on a wonderful concert!
The CHS Drama department will be presenting our student-directed One Acts on Friday, May 7th before a limited audience. It is a great experience for students to get involved with the drama program and a great way for our seniors to share and develop what they have learned during their time in the CHS drama program.The CHS Drama department looks forward to presenting our Spring Musical Revue before a limited audience on Monday, May 10th. This group of 25 students has prepared Broadway solos to share in a cabaret-style show.
The CHS Choir department will be holding our Spring Pops Concert on Wednesday, May 12th before a limited audience. This concert will feature the 8th-grade choir, Women's Choir, and Chorale singers as they combine efforts to share more Broadway music. Our 105 voices combined will be a powerful and fulfilling way to end the school year!
Check out forthcoming video links of these concerts on G-TV in the coming weeks.
April 28th, 2021 - Chamber Choir / Free Harmony Concert Photo Link
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Images of the Week
Chardon Service Learning students volunteering for the Metro Parks
The National Honor Society works to help the Chardon Alumni Association find and verify graduate addresses dating back to the graduating class of 1940.
CHS Principal Podcast: Talking Softball with Chardon Seniors
GPH COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Geauga Public Health has announced upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for 16 and 17 year olds. Please note that these clinics are organized by Geauga Public Health. Therefore, any communications regarding registration for the clinics, vaccine questions, etc. should be directed to GPH.
As a public entity, Chardon Local Schools has provided permission for the middle school facility to serve as the location for one of the clinics (both dose #1 and dose #2).
The dates and regional hubs for these clinics are as follows:
Geauga Growth Partnership is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Ohio Means Jobs to offer a Virtual Job Fair for students who are seeking employment. This job fair will include 25 local employers who are seeking to hire now! This is a great opportunity for students to connect with local businesses, obtain employment and potentially get started on a career path!
OhioMeansJobs Geauga and Lake Counties are sending this personal invitation for you to participate in the Spring Virtual Job Fair, scheduled for May 4th, 2021 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Virtual job fairs are an innovative and stress-free way to match talent to a company’s hiring needs. Our vendor host, Premier Virtual has created a user-friendly platform utilizing this advanced technology. Unlike traditional job fairs, virtual career events provide easy access to Northeast Ohio companies that will be participating in the event. You will have the flexibility to attend virtually, text/chat/video with hiring recruiters, and inquire about part time, full time, seasonal and internship employment opportunities without a crowd of job seekers or the hassle of waiting in line!
Prior to attending: You’re invited to watch the “How To Navigate a Virtual Job Fair” video: Premier Virtual Candidate Training - YouTube
Registration opens on April 16, 2021!
How do you participate?
Register to create a profile that will include your resume, work experience, skills, and other credentials that will be viewed by local companies seeking quality candidates like you.
Jobs Seekers Register Here: Premier Virtual Job Seeker Registration
Step 1: Click on the provided link, click Register, enter your Email Address
Step 2: Enter Name, Required Resume (PDF), create Login Password, click Create an Account
Step 3: Complete the host questions (if required) and click Register
Step 4: Create your Job Seeker Profile
Step 5: On the day of the event, click Enter the Lobby to see participating companies
Premier’s system is secure and requires minimal information to get started. You may register early, but keep in mind, the job fair will not go live until the morning of Tuesday, May 4th.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Lisa Sprowls Katherine Nakoski
Career Instructor Workforce Specialist
The Chardon Avenue Project is set to begin. Fabrizi Construction will set-up work on Monday, May 3rd and construction will begin Wednesday, May 5th. If you would like to receive this message, subscribed to Road Closures on www.chardon.cc.
Families of the Class of 2021: A Reflection from a parent's perspective
It is hard to fathom how fast our time has come and gone this year. Where did our time go? Did I do enough, say enough, or even prepare you enough for this moment? I look at you and see me. I look at my own struggles, joys, and moments of excitement (when I was your age) and wonder how quickly our time has come and gone.
Do you I am your biggest fan? Do you know that I will always be there during good times and bad? Do you know how much my love is unconditional for you?
I am so proud of you, and I know that these 29 days are going to be tough for you. I know that you are spent, exhausted, and ready to move on...but, never forget how you got to this moment. Never forget the failures and success that refined you. Never forget the support that each of us provided for you and always will.
So, in these last school days live every moment in the present. Love every celebration, and know that journey only begins when you cross the finish line. You are almost there! Hang on, push forward, dig deeper, and know that my embrace is a door away. We believe in you--BELIEVE IN YOUR ABILITY-- your journey is a moment away!
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal