It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN! Now that the Europe song is stuck in your head--it is time to live LIFE IN THE FASTLANE. Oops, I did it again with all of the references to music. Alright, I am done.
We are literally going to fly through these last weeks so hold on. As I have shared over the last several weeks of communications, the upcoming long term schedule demonstrates the volume of tasks and events going on at CHS. As we march through the transition to this new season, we are longing for a stretch of dry and sunny days. It certainly has been beautiful around here lately! Enjoy every moment!
With or without the beautiful weather, this year has taught us the importance of patience and perseverance. Being patient creates opportunities for growth inside of us which will help us nurture our response to difficult moments. The next two months are going to pass us by in a blink of an eye. It is so important to pause and reflect on each opportunity in front of us. Likewise, demonstrating patience will expand our ability to persevere through moments in our lives that impact us at school, sports, our jobs, and even relationships.
As we have shared numerous times throughout this year, our response to any event creates the outcome that we expect. We are waiting on official approval from the health department regarding many events in our monthly calendar such as prom, and graduation. As soon as they are approved, you will know the details.
So, to model this for you I am going to end this portion of the Week in Reflection by exclaiming that it is a perfect day to be the best version of ourselves and seize the opportunities in front of us during this beautiful time of year!
Calendar of Events
AIR Tests at CHS
As we enter deeper into April and May, we are continuing our preparations at Chardon High School for the upcoming 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.
National Honors Society
On Tuesday, April 6th, we finally were able to celebrate our first academic awards ceremony INSIDE of the building with a limited crowd. The ceremony was a beautiful reminder of normalcy, leadership, and perseverance. Special thanks to Mr. Brown, Mr. Mizen, our NHS Officers (current and future), our health department for allowing this event along with G-TV for technical assistance to make this event happen. Special congratulations to our seniors who will be receiving their NHS cords as soon as they arrive. Enclosed is the ceremony, program, photos, and new inductees.
Newly Inducted Students
CHS Principal Podcast: Doug Snyder- Spring Sports Preview
In this edition of the Principal's Podcast, we interviewed Doug Snyder (on his birthday) to discuss the opening of the spring season for Chardon...and it has been one heck of start.
Art Piece(s) of the Week
Images of the Week
Chardon High School students serving the needs of others at the Gearity Elementary food bank
Mercury Theatre Company Junior Company recently won seven awards at the 2021 Musical Theatre Competitions of America. The competition was held virtually, with groups competing from all over the United States. The Junior Company is made up of students in grades six through 12th from 19 schools and two states.
Senior Ethan Peterson, a Shining Star CLE 2020 recipient, was second in senior vocal performance and was selected to perform in a master class with Broadway veteran Christopher J. Hanke.
Schedule for next week
Geauga Growth Partnership
GGP’s strong focus on Youth Workforce Development as a key strategic priority for our organization is helping to support the development of our local youth. We are thrilled to be able to offer the GGP Summer Internship Program this year, please share with your Juniors and Seniors! In its 9th year, GGP's Summer Internship Program offers Juniors and Seniors in High School the unique experience of learning about potential career pathways, while gaining workplace skills and earning wages.
Become a GGP Intern this Summer! Application Period Now Opened!
See attached for more information and the application packet
GGP will host a Student and Parent Q & A on April 6th at 7:00 pm
Click HERE to register for the Internship Q & A
Please forward to your students, if you need more information or have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOAR: (SENIORS) Student Opportunities in Aviation Repair
CRT is hosting a Co-Op for graduating seniors in the month of June. The program is titled “SOAR” – Student Opportunities in Aviation Repair. We first ran the program in June of 2019. We had planned on running the program again this past year but had to scale back based on the environment caused by Covid19. We are back on track for this year and excited to get this started again. The application process is open through next Friday, April 16th and we have room for a couple more graduates.
Here is the link for students to apply:
This program is designed for graduates that are looking for opportunities and exposure to technical career fields. This is not designed as an alternative to college. The career paths these participants will gain exposure to are highly technical, well paid career fields and many of the folks in these career fields do obtain industry recognized credentials, Associate and Bachelor degrees while working full time.
What to Expect:
Each week the Co-Op will spend a portion of their experience working in entry level positions on our shop floor, while also having the opportunity to shadow and learn about the four career paths listed above. In addition, we will have extra-curricular activities provided for the group where the Co-Op’s will connect with their peers and share their experiences in a fun and structured setting.
Throughout the four weeks we will provide formal, intentional soft skill training designed to help prepare the co-op for whatever career path they may choose. We will have representatives from local Community and State Colleges on hand as well to discuss blended learning programs with the group such as certificate or degree programs that can be obtained part-time while working in a full-time capacity. CRT supports a culture of continuous learning and employees who have been with the company for more than one year will be eligible for tuition reimbursement in their chosen fields.
Chardon Restaurant Week
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends,
Douglas Murray, Principal