The @chs_dmurray Week in Reflection: 2/2
Chardon High School hosted a Curriculum Evening on February 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the CHS Gymnasium. This evening coincided with our Parent Teacher Conferences.
Throughout the evening, we provided an overview of the curricular offerings, and course delivery options (including College Credit Plus), and an overview of the scheduling process. Several of our high school teachers and counselors were present to share information and answer questions regarding their curriculum and course offerings. Representatives from local colleges were available to answer questions about College Credit Plus.
Our School Counselors will be presenting during grade-level assemblies regarding scheduling and course offerings later in February. Enclosed is the presentation.
GTV:Actively Caring Presentation
Last Friday, over eighty students participated in a workshop to align their club/group within a streamlined planning for short term and long term goals for this year and next. The students discussed the following areas:
As we move forward with many unknown outcomes, my vision continues to build upon our core values, behaviors, and outcomes. I know that if we, collectively, work towards exposing and educating more students with the "Chardon Way"-- the work that we will put into establishing the educational experiences will only enhance the present and future students at CHS.
Below, you will see the main words that the students wrote while in sessions. As you can see, the focus was how we can continue to build upon the foundation of our community.
Students in the CHS Ski/Snowboard Club have been having an awesome time on the slopes of Brandywine Ski Resort. This past week was their fourth trip of the season. Each week the students have the opportunity to take a lesson and then enjoy several hours on the slopes. Many of the students have learned a new sport and really shown improvement in their skills. Others have been enjoying the terrain park and working to learn new tricks or jumps. What a great group of students!
The Ski/Snowboard Club is excited to announce a day trip to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in New York. The trip is planned for Saturday, March 3 and is open to all students at the high school. Students do NOT have to currently be part of the ski club to participate in this opportunity. If your son/daughter is interested please see the attached file for more details, including an overview of the itinerary for the day. Space for this opportunity is limited to just one bus, so please make sure your son/daughter turns in his/her registration to Miss Fisher as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please email Alison Fisher at email@example.com
Launched in 1981, Great Lakes Theater's in-school residency program is now one of the most successful artist-in-residence programs in the country. Each year over 16,000 students in over 100 schools experience the pleasure, power, and relevance of classic literature brought to life right in their own classrooms.
Using an interactive, hands-on approach, a team of specially trained actor-teachers visited CHS for five consecutive days bringing the curriculum into action. The actors brought scripts, props, and costumes to turn the students into an acting troupe, exploring classic literature from an actor's point of view. It was an unbelievable week of students breaking out of their shell to magically bring the words on paper into live action. Enclosed are some photos from the focus on Hamlet.
Does your son/daughter like problem solving? Does he/she enjoy a challenge? If so, your child might be interested in participating in the 69th annual American Mathematics Competitions 10/12 (AMC 10/12). This nationally recognized test is being administered by the math department during late start time next week on Wednesday, February 7th. The test will begin at 7:30 and will end around 8:50 (before first block). The test covers a wide range of mathematical topics. All the problems require creativity, analytical thinking and problem solving skills to solve. There are already more than 50 kids signed up to participate in this opportunity so if your child is interested, please make sure he/she sees Miss Fisher as soon as possible to reserve one of the final spots available. If you have any questions feel free to email the Math Club advisor, Alison Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHS Music Department Happenings…
Band & Choir members representing CHS had an awesome day at Ohio Music Education’s Solo and Ensemble Contest at Mayfield High School this past Saturday. Students prepared solos or ensembles and were rated by adjudicators 1-5, with one being Superior:
Mackenzie Brown – 1/Superior
Ann Maire Evans-1/Superior
Dawson, Houser, Myeroff, Pederson Ensemble-1/Superior
Paterson, Landies, Beard Ensemble-1/Superior
Lingafelter, Marinchik, Hess, Beorn Ensemble-1/Superior
The Learning Commons
In the Lav Report this month students will find an article that details the Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest. This is an essay contest offered every year by the City Club of Cleveland. Students in grades 9-12 can submit an essay dealing with a pre-chosen free speech topic for cash awards of up to $1,000. The subject this year is the controversy playing out on college campuses, and elsewhere, when protesters prevent a radical speaker from appearing in public. This begs the question, Are these protests inconsistent with the values of free speech?
The second article explains the Read Harder Challenge, which is sponsored by Libby, an app students can access through the Geauga Public Library using the library cards they got in English class. The challenge is to read 24 different, and hopefully, new genres, or types, of literature in 12 months. Follow the link found in the Lav Report for the complete list of genres.
The Learning Center Newsletter contains information on reliable resources for students. With all the talk of fake news, and incorrect information on the web, students need guidance when finding fact-based and fact-checked work. The list is from Common Sense Education, and contains sources from trustworthy and student-friendly news sources, along with links to primary and secondary sources. Check out the partial list in the newsletter, links are included!
Obtain an application for minor work permit in the school office.
A message from Jan Hoffmann, RN
Parents of Junior students-
This is a reminder that incoming seniors for the 2018-2019 school year are required by law to be vaccinated against meningitis. Please keep this in mind as you make your child's annual physical exam appointment and ask them to provide you with documentation that you can give the school.
Ohio Revised Code states:
Please contact your school nurse to check your child’s immunization record if you are unsure whether your child has met this requirement or if you have any questions.
Got the winter blues? Interested in traveling abroad? Come travel with us to Spain, southern France, and Italy in June of 2019! Yes...that's 18 months away but plenty of time to save your pennies!! Not only will you have a trip of a lifetime, meet new friends, learn about different cultures, but it will also look great on your college applications! If you are interested, please see Mrs. Ptasznik (room 400) or Senora Tekavec (room 204) for more information! Spring informational meeting will be announced at a later date.
LEAF NCAA Session
Sophomores and juniors, do you plan on playing sports in college? Do you know the requirements to be able to play in college? Join us for an informative session and get all your questions answered.
Cleveland Clinic Summer Internships
Spend your summer at theCleveland Clinic, one of the nation's leading healthcare systems, where you'll gain knowledge, make relationships and earn hands-on professional work experience. Internship opportunities will be available for students to apply starting on February 17th through February 27th. Students are encouraged to sign-up for job alerts to be notified when the opportunities are available. See Guidance for any questions.
Learning About Business
Since 1980, Learning About Business (LAB) has provided an award-winning, total-immersion, interactive business experience for high school students on the Lake Erie College campus in Painesville, Ohio. LAB students get a taste of college life away from home during LAB week. See Guidance for any questions
Geauga Growth Partnership
GGP’s Internship Program is helping high school students prepare for the workplace by offering a real-world work experience. Hear from several interns as they share their experiences.
The Internship program is open to all Geauga County resident Junior and Senior high school students. The paid internships are awarded through a competitive application process and in-person interview experience. See Guidance for any questions
Have a great weekend!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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