Spring is in the Air
Think Spring. Think Spring. Think Spring
I was taught to think positively and say a mantra of good thoughts. With the dark days of winter literally in the rearview mirror, and the beauty of the sun and longer days---you have to stop and remind yourself of a couple things: (1) We literally just melted an iceberg of snow in a few days (2) Spring is literally two weeks away!
I wore green in celebration of the weather this week. Just as February is a month of gratitude, March is a month of wellness. We have to take the time to take care of ourselves and get back into routines that help our mind, body, and spirit.
The fresh air and sunlight help each of us get out of the winter lull, and can help spring back a feeling of joy, gladness, and growth.
This year has been trying on all of us, and as we roll into March, the time we have this month is going to quickly pass us by if we don't stop and see the things around us blossom: nature, relationships, and our own personal growth.
There are many benchmarks that happen in March:
Winter Sports Tournaments: Our kids are able to finish what they started!
Spring Sports: We are in week two already!
ACT Day: March 16, 2021
March 26: Official End of the 3rd Quarter
March 29- April 5: Spring Break
March will come and go without notice. It is so important to seize every moment in front of us as we close out another quarter and transition to the 4th quarter. I really appreciate your continued patience with us. In a typical year, we are able to write a game plan and publish it in August. This year, almost everything we planned for school was adjusted countless times due to the coronavirus. We are not out of the clear, but we are making amazing progress. We are working on many things as new guidelines and recommendations transpire such as writing proposals and plans for approval for senior events. We will publish these details upon approval from the health department.
This edition of the Week in Reflection provides a highlight of the week and upcoming events.
Student Wellness Fair: Save the Date
The CHS Student Wellness Fair is back by popular demand! All CHS students are invited to attend the 3rd annual event on Saturday, March 13th from 1-3 p.m. This year's theme is "Coping With Covid". Additional details will be forthcoming including safety guidelines to keep our Wellness Fair safe for students attending.
The agencies below will be providing a number of different activities to help everyone destress! We will also have "healthy" raffle baskets that attendees may win. Some teachers are offering credit for attending this event so be sure to ask about that as well.
Some of the wonderful community agencies participating this year include:
American K9 Dynamics
CHS Leadership Class
CHS Student groups
ESC of the Western Reserve
Family Pride of Northeast Ohio
Geauga Lake Recovery Center
Geauga Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
NAMI of Geauga County
Ravenwood Health Center
SOGI of Geauga County
Youth for Christ
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
CHS Principal Podcast: 3/4-- BB, WR, GYM
Schedule for Next Week: March 8-12
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 email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your support.
CHS Yearbook Staff
Images of the Week
Students in Mrs. Clark's classes are fully immersed in exploratory learning in Chemistry. Mrs. Clark adds, "I love this class because they work together so well and are truly interested in learning especially through experimentation!"
Students in Forensics and Literary Crime Drama Class are playing in real life game of CLUE. They are creating various forensic crime scene and trying to solve the crime.
Art Piece(s) of the Week
Skeletal Studies from Hauber's Drawing class!
From left to right: Grace Gaertner, Shea Finger, Mary Kate Douglas, Skylar Spotz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Decathlon at CHS
The U.S. Academic Decathlon® is excited to announce that the overall curricular theme for 2021–2022 will be Water: A Most Essential Resource. Following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.
Students interested in taking this course for the 2021-2022 school year should speak to their school counselor.
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal