Preparing for the Season
During the transition from fall to winter, we are often working tirelessly to prepare for celebrations. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving was weeks ago. Looking back, how did you truly celebrate in the moment? Often times, we spend so much time preparing the house, preparing decorations, preparing meals, and wanting each moment to be just right. When the moment arrives, guest come and we often spend so much time with things that we can often forget to truly celebrate the moment.
As we prepare for this holiday season, take the time to celebrate the simple things in life. It is very easy to get caught up with things to do, and tasks to accomplish; make the time to celebrate more than just things. Look at ways to cherish traditions, simple moments, and your time in the presence of others. Here are some ways to reflect on a better you as we close out the year:
Relationships Matter. When you look at your life and the people that you surround yourself with--it is mission critical to live and love in the moment. Life is too short not to say words of encouragement...a simple thank you or love you will make the biggest difference in your day.
Think positively. Where your attention goes, so goes your emotional energy. When you think of negative things, your energy and productivity drop. Maintaining a positive attitude is one of the most essential ingredients to your productivity.
Focus on what you can control. Don’t waste time worrying or thinking about things you can’t control. The negative energy and time spent is a huge time waster. Instead, focus your time on the things you can control that lead you on the path to achieving your goals.
Structure your time according to your goals. Your time should always be spent doing things that help you achieve your goals and bring fulfillment to your life. Plan your days and determine how you will use your time most productively to accomplish your goals.
Take time to recharge. A constant state of stress and overwork slows you down. Make sure you schedule time to refresh and recharge your batteries. This includes making the time each week so that you can rest and do what you enjoy with the people who are most important to you.
With the time constraints of my job, it so important that I practice what I preach. The students and staff know that they are an extension of my family...but my faith, family, and friends are mission critical to the daily energy and tasks asked of me as one of the building leaders. Be the best version of yourself to those that matter most.
The Learning Center
This month's issue of the Lav Report is an important one reporting on the use of mobile electronic devices and their effect on teens. Recent studies show overuse of smart phones is affecting teens' self-esteem and mental health. Included in this issue are some tips on limiting the screen time of our students. Take a moment to read over the valuable information on this “great technology experiment”.
In the attached issue of the Lav Report is an article on resources at INFOhio students can use to help with research projects. INFOhio offers many valuable tools students can use to aid them when using online sources. 21st century tools that show students where to begin, how to find scholarly information, and how to present their findings.
Jeremy's Kids (December 8 is the Last Day to Donate)
This year AC4P and the Actively Caring Leadership class will raise funds for the 18th annual Jeremy's Kids Christmas fundraiser. This fundraiser is in memory of Jeremy Mizen, the 6-year-old son of teacher Rob Mizen, who died in a car crash on Christmas Eve in 1999. Instead of dwelling on their horrible loss and having this tragic event destroy their lives, Mr. Mizen and his wife decided that they would instead celebrate Jeremy’s life focusing on the positive aspects of his life.
AC4P and the Actively Caring Leadership class will use the raised funds to support less fortunate families in the Chardon Community. Many local families are struggling financially with giving their children gifts on Christmas. Every year the students of Chardon High School have joined together with the community to make sure relief was available to these families. At Chardon High School, money will be collected during 1st period classes. At the end of the 2 weeks the class that donates the most money will win a donut party for their classroom.
Business that donate 100 dollars or more will be named and posted on the school’s morning announcements and on the large TV’s throughout the school and on GTV. Thousands of dollars pour in every year to benefit the young children of Chardon. An average of four-thousand dollars a year has been raised since the program's conception in 2000. The students of Chardon High School and our community have generous hearts. We have raised tens of thousands of dollars.
Remember, Christmas is a time of giving and Christmas giving is in the hearts of the people of Chardon. You can help bring joy to a child this Christmas. Please send your donation to Rob Mizen by December 8th.
Thanks you for your generosity.
Please make checks payable to Chardon Local Schools. (memo: Jeremy's Kids)
AIR Fall Tests
EOC AIR make-up testing will occur in the Chardon High School Media Center/Learning Center.
December 11, 2017 MAKE-UPS
December 12, 2017 MAKE-UPS
Students taking an EOC AIR test must report to the media center promptly at 7:30 am. All of these have been notified by their school counselors. Testing will commence approximately at 7:30 am in our media center/learning center and conclude approximately at 10:30 am. Our building bell schedule WILL NOT be altered on these dates.
EOC American Government AIR testing will occur in Chardon High School classrooms and Chardon High School Media Center/Learning Center.
December 13, 2017 American Government
STUDENTS TAKING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AIR TEST
7:15 - 7:30 Students will report to their testing location.
7:30 - 7:40 Complete required preparation to commence American Government AIR Test
7:40 - 10:40 Allotted time to complete American Government AIR Test
10:45 - 12:55 Fourth Period
1:00 - 2:31 Sixth Period
STUDENTS NOT TAKING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AIR TEST… NO CHANGE
7:15 - 9:00 Normal Delayed Start
9:10 - 10:40 Second Period
10:45 - 12:55 Fourth Period
1:00 - 2:31 Sixth Period
Our building bell schedule WILL NOT be altered on this date.
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Life Lessons in ELA
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear the letter “A” at all times to symbolize her shame and guilt for her sinful actions. All of us have done something, said something, or have some aspect of our personality of which we are not so proud.
Last Tuesday, ENG 302 wore a letter of his or her own choosing to indicate a personal fault, sin, vice, or bad habit. The students made notes on observation logs of people's reactions and questions, as well as their own reactions. Ultimately, they will be writing about and discussing these experiences making connections to The Scarlet Letter and our own society. The assignment, which Mrs. Monaco started years ago, is a transformative experience for our students that we suggest discussing with your children.
Mrs. Weaver expressed, "Hopefully, this experience will spark conversation and shape attitudes that are related to our CHARDON core values."
Chicken /Mashed Potato Bowl
Whipped Potatoes/ Home-style Gravy
Fresh Side Bar Choices
Asian Fusion Bar
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple
Fresh Side Bar Choices
*Baked Fries in Deli Line
Pizza Hut Day!!
, Taco Meat,
, Flame Roasted Veggies
, Black Beans or Refried Beans
Salsa, Sour Cream, Lettuce Cheese
Fresh Side Bar Choices
*Baked Fries Bistro line
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Candied Sweet Potatoes
BBQ Pork Patter or on Bun
Peas and Carrots
Fresh Side Bar Choices
CPH THEATRE ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE CPH THEATRE ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE!
Saturday, December 9th | 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Cleveland Play House Theatre Academy will be hosting a FREE Open House onSaturday, December 9th from 12 P.M. - 6 P.M. Community members interested in learning more about the youth, adult, and professional classes offered by CPH are welcome to come and enjoy master classes, class demonstrations, raffles, sing-alongs, and yummy treats as they meet current CPH Theatre Academy students and faculty.
RSVP for FREE at this link (on the left-hand side of the page).
The Open House will take place on the 5th floor of the Middough Building, home to CPH Administrative Offices at 1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44114.
Calling all those snow lovers: please consider joining the CHS Downhill Ski/Snowboard Club. Many students are excited about this new opportunity …. however, we really need to increase membership in order to actually run the club. Spread the word ... find some friends who also like to ski/snowboard and register today! The final registration deadline is December 22nd, so don’t wait - register ASAP!
This club program will run for five consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 9th. The club will be skiing at Brandywine Ski Resort. Club passes are also valid at Alpine Valley. No experience is necessary to join; both rentals and lessons are included in the club price. If your son/daughter is interested or already has a season's pass, please see the attached form for more details about registration.
If you have any questions, please contact the adviser (Alison Fisher) at email@example.com or have your child see Miss Fisher during the school day in room 307.
Please note that midterm/final exams are scheduled the week for December 19 and December 20.
December 18: Regular Schedule to prepare for the final exams
December 19: BLACK Day: Midterm/Finals for Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
December 20: RED Day: Late Start Schedule; MidTerm/Finals for Periods 2, 4, 6
By giving the exams before Christmas vacation and by creating an exam schedule that aligns to our normal bell schedule, and evenly distributing the course that have midterms/finals versus courses that have Project Based Learning Assessments, our teachers have created a learning environment designed to optimize our students’ academic achievement.
Students are required to report to school for all exam days. Vacations, college visits, and doctor appointments should not be scheduled during exam times.
More information will be sent out next week about test taking/assessment strategies.
Clipper 1, Clipper 2, Clipper 3
Fox 8 News shared the word that we are used to in Chardon...
In the case that we have the white stuff fly as we move into next week, it is important to recall our procedures.
The decision to call off school due to inclement weather begins at approximately 3:30 AM and includes analysis of the following information:
When all of this information is gathered, the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs, and Transportation Supervisor jointly make the decision to close the schools or keep them open for students. Our objective is to make this decision no later than 5:45 AM as school buses are beginning to depart for their morning runs at that time. However, it may become necessary, in isolated cases, to make the decision after that time. Weather conditions can change abruptly, for better or for worse, but our intent is to determine that it is safe for students and staff to attend school as early as possible.
The district uses a delayed start rather than canceling school should weather conditions allow for this option. In order to ensure greater safety during a delayed start, the opening of schools will be delayed two hours. The following is information concerning how the delayed opening will be implemented and a school-specific schedule:
Again, safety is our highest priority and we strive to make the best possible decision with the information available at the time. Parents can always choose to keep their children home if they truly feel there is a weather-related safety risk. These absences will be recorded as excused, with make-up work provided to the student if the Superintendent designates the day as a Severe Weather Day in the school district.
Please do not hesitate to contact the district if you require additional information in this regard.
Stay warm this weekend with family and friends,