The @chs_dmurray Week in Reflection
On Monday, Adam Bradley Enterprises arrived very early to begin setting up the structures and safety systems to remove the chimney adjacent to the boiler room. Demolition began by sectioning and removing the concrete top collar and removing the lightning protection. This was followed by sectioning
and hand demolition of the support portions of the chimney structure. This meticulous job is being addressed in sections to minimize any debris from falling into the screens of the boiler. Below are pictures of the process. As of Thursday at 1:00 PM, the preliminary work has completed and the debris has been removed.
Walking the halls is one thing. Walking into classrooms is another. Walking into a study hall to see collaboration shows leadership. When we first progressively moved to (GAFE) Google Apps for Education, many people wondered what would it look like. How would such a move impact learning? It is hard to believe that we are beginning our fourth year using Chromebooks. What have we learned? We have learned to share in new and innovative ways, assess in ways that we dream of, collaborate and innovate cross-curricularly. We have become creators of learning. The options are endless! Are you interested in learning more about GAFE? Let us know and we will prepare a GAFPE (Google Apps for Parent Education) Forum all for you! Contact email@example.com if you are interested in a parent night this October.
College prep junior and honors sophomore language arts classes have kicked off their Multi-genre Research Projects entitled "My Pursuit of Happiness." Students developed their own driving questions regarding the happiness of their generation and are currently learning how to conduct scholarly research. As a part of their research, students will create and administer surveys and conduct interviews. This project-based learning allows students flexibility in selecting the genres they will use to write persuasively, informatively, and creatively. After submitting a prospectus, this year-long project involves three small writing assignments (one side of an issue, multiple perspectives of the issue, an action plan for the issue), a research paper, and a video documentary. In this image, Mrs. Vicki Eby (Media Specialist) is teaching the students how to research with accuracy and validity.
Bocce anyone? Students in Mr. Brian Long's Physical Education class are not only enjoying the weather, but are participating in a relaxing but strategic game with an ancient lineage. This week at Chardon High School, bocce is connected to our curriculum--but is also a calming, competitive way to spend 45 minutes outdoors in the pleasant company of classmates.
Labs of Learning. Being hands on is an essential task in the learning process. Students in Mrs. Jeanne Clark's Honors Chemistry class, along with students in Mrs. Marilyn Rohr's AP Bio and Honors Chemistry class are integrating learning from their class content.
The most enjoyable part of my job is watching students transform the world as they live our core values. This week continued our vision of leaving a lasting impact on the lives of others. First, if you could walk the halls of Chardon High School- you would be visually transformed into what school spirit looks and feels like. The amount of positive feedback that our Cheerleaders and their coaches are receiving is amazing. Families from other schools are mesmerized by our spirit. As I left the building on Thursday, our girls were tightening streamers, adding more balloons, making more signs, and saying to each other---"Wait until our friends see this!" We are leaders at CHS. Schools across the area try to be like us. I can tell you that even former Assistant Principal, Mr Linn is even trying to find out how our girls do it...I think he is jealous.
This week, our school designed and signed a banner for our friends at Euclid Schools. As you may recall, a tragedy occurred last week as Andre Jackson passed away from an injury to his intestines occurred last Friday. Athletic Director, Doug Snyder, will deliver the banner during the day on Friday.
Tonight the Chardon Hilltoppers face the Kenston Bombers. Not only we the teams compete in this competitive rivalry at a newly renovated stadium and Kenston...it is their Homecoming. The Chardon Crazies have accepted an additional challenge against the Kenston fans. We are collecting canned good in a friendly competition of which school can collect the most "goods" for our Geauga pantries.
NAMI Mental Awareness Walk
NHS students volunteered at the NAMI Miles for Mental Health Walk last Sunday. If you recall, On September 23- our Chardon stands were a sea of green as we all came together to raise awareness for Mental Health. Below you will see the pictures that Guidance Counselor and NHS moderator- Mrs. Lacey Jacobs took from the event...including her little handsome man!
Remember "GOOOOD MOOORNING CHAAARDON HIGHHH!" Well, our little graduate has grown up! Check out Dominic Ferrante making an impact at BGSU. Check out his work here .
October 4: Parent Teacher Conferences- 4:30 PM
October 5: Financial Aid Night- 6:30 PM
10/9/2016 02:00:18 pm
Wow, what an awesome update for all parents. Great job, Mr. Murray.😎
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