The @chs_dmurray Week in Reflection 4/19
It is getting close to Prom season. As you prepare for the dance, I wanted to share some small details regarding tickets for this year. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods starting May 6-May 10. CCP and ACC students may see Mrs. Mihalek directly to purchase students outside of the marked lunch periods. The tickets will cost $75. We will not be using EventBrite for this dance due to the high sales tax based on ticket cost. Furthermore, the only students who need to sign a dance contract are those attending our dance from outside of CHS. Our high school students signed this contract at the beginning of the year.
What: CHS Prom; May 18, 2019 6:00-11:00 PM
Where: The American Croatian Lodge; Eastlake, OH
Cost: $75/ticket (purchased at CHS: May 6-10)
Guest Forms (See below)
Prom Volunteers Needed
Volunteer: Prom Ticket Sales
Checklist: March/April/ May
Enclosed is the CHS "map" of future events. There so many details inside of this document that will guide you on your way to success. Take it one day at a time and seize every moment with your student along the way. The document below is a PDF, however, I have enclosed a link below this file that you can access online.
We will be following specific bell schedules to accomplish these tests and to minimize regular classes. Please see the schedule below. Students not scheduled to take these tests will report to school for the beginning of the school day for period 2 on Wednesday, and period 1 on Thursday. School Transportation will run at regular times.
If you have any questions regarding the AIR Test, Testing Schedule, or bell schedule- please contact Douglas Higham or Lacey Jacobs who are coordinating the tests.
April 24, 2019 (American History/ Government Test)
April 30, 2019 (Math: Grade 8, Alg I, Geometry) / May 2, 2019 (Science: Grade 8, Biology)
Every year, we publish the senior handbook to help assist parents and senior students with the many events that celebrate our graduating class.
View this file online
Here is the link for the sign up genius for the senior picnic .
Enclosed are pictures from our CHS 8th graders during the AHLI Day of Service at Vista Springs.
District Student Art Show
Stop by our first Annual District-Wide Student Art Show on April 27th from 10am-3pm! There will be LOTS of art to view along with refreshments and live drawing and pottery demonstrations by our very own students...come have your portrait drawn!
(poster design by Elizabeth Rodriguez)
If you're looking for a fun little event this Friday evening, come check out Empty Bowls led by North High School! All the info is on the flyer and Chardon bowls being donated are handcrafted by Anne Ciszak and Andrea Diaz-Rodriguez.
Chardon Reads: Summer Reading Program 2019
Modeled after “One Book, One City” and “One Book, One School” programs already active around our country, the faculty at Chardon High School decided to promote literacy and foster a sense of community by adopting a “Chardon Reads” program of our own. A faculty team met and the selection for summer 2019 is Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea.
One Book, One School… and One Community!
In keeping with the mission of the Chardon Local Schools, “high achievement for all students, where learning is our most important work,” a rigorous summer read is required.
According to the International Reading Association (2009):
“Adolescents entering the adult world will do more reading and writing tasks than any other time in human history. They will need reading and writing to cope with the flood of information they will find in the world as it exists. They will also need to use literacy to feed their imaginations so that they can create the world of the future. In a complex and diverse world, their ability to read is crucial, and therefore, it is essential not only to help them survive, but also to help them thrive.”
We want to encourage ALL people in the community to read the summer reading book as well. If family, friends, teachers, and community leaders also read the book, they can encourage thoughtful discussion and motivation among the students.
Each summer, the school will select one book for the whole community, students and faculty alike, to read together. Our activities in each class will pertain to the book. In addition to that book, the English department asks each HONORS student to complete additional reading, dependent on the course.
Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea - From amazon.com:
#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal!
"A superlative novel . . . masterfully crafted."--The Wall Street Journal
Based on "the forgotten tragedy that was six times deadlier than the Titanic."--Time
Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.
Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept...
In ADDITION to Salt to the Sea, honors students should complete the following reading:
English I H: (102)
Night by Elie Wiesel
English II H (202):
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
English III H: (302)
PLEASE NOTE: ELA Honors III summer reading CHANGE!
In addition to Salt to the Sea, select ONE of the following novels:
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner OR A Thousand Splendid Suns
Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle
James McBride, The Color of Water
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees OR The Invention of Wings
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Hilary Jordan, When She Woke
Susan Meissner, Fall of Marigolds
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
Cormac McCarthy, The Road
AP Language (402):
Read THREE books total:
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Educated by Tara Westover
Read ONE of the following by Malcolm Gladwell:
Outliers, The Tipping Point or David and Goliath
AP Literature (404):
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Academic Decathlon (HUM100):
The 1818 version of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Chardon Goes to the Musicals
Attached is the flyer for the last two shows of this school year - Dear Evan Hansen & Come From Away. Based on the continued enthusiastic response, Chardon Goes to the Musicals has secured tickets for shows in the 2019-2020 season as well. Please contact Elizabeth Fullerman for more details, otherwise, watch for details in the fall.
All 80 tickets for Lion King are sold out. Thank you to those families who purchased.
As a reminder, these tickets are not a fundraiser, simply an easy way for community members to have access to Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district, only to Broadway.
Geauga Park District
Chardon Academy Fundraiser
The students of the Chardon Academy at Chardon High School are sponsoring an Animal Food and Supply Drive during the month of April (Monday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019).
The event is entitled: Scooby-Doo! DOO GOOD to help promote the celebration of National Kids & Pets Day (Friday, April 26, 2019) and National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (Tuesday, April 30, 2019).
Designated Drop-Off Areas are CHS, CMS, Munson Elem. & Park Elem. Main Offices.
All proceeds will benefit Rescue Village (Geauga Humane Society), an animal welfare agency located in Russell Township in Geauga County, Ohio.
Facilities Advisory Committee Update
Chardon Local Schools Parents,
As you all know the Facilities Advisory Committee made a recommendation to the Board of Education in January to consider moving forward with a bond issue. Before the Board makes a final decision in June on what that bond issue may include, the District is taking some time to gather feedback from its main stakeholders.
We’d like to invite you to participate in a listening session to help us better understand your perceptions of the District’s facilities and their impact on education. Your participation is greatly appreciated, because your honest observations and perspectives are valuable to us – and important for this process.
These discussions will be facilitated by independent researchers from Burges & Burges Strategists. Your input and feedback will be included in a summary report by Burges & Burges. No participant names will be used in their report.
Dates and times from which to choose are below in the hopes one will fit your availability.
Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 PM, Chardon High School, Room 1
Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 PM, Chardon Middle School, Media Room
We ask that you RSVP by Tuesday, April 23. Please click here to access a Google form to RSVP or contact Ashley Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (216) 261-3737 with your name, email address, and choice of session.
If you cannot attend a session, or choose not to, you also will have a chance to provide input through an anonymous, online survey that will be distributed in the next few weeks.
Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.
Parent Informational Meeting
2020 CHS Athens & the Greek Islands Adventure
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
CHS Media Center
Contact Mrs. Kristen Niedzwiecki with questions or to RSVP
Chardon: Lean Six Sigma Testimonial Video
This is a message from Justin Bloyd
Thank you all once again for the time you spent helping us to create the ‘Secondary Education: Lean Six Sigma Transformation’ video. There was over 180 minutes of editable footage and it was extremely difficult to make a 4-5 minute video because you all were so well spoken. Our plan is to create two additional videos that will cover student and administration testimonials.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to show the video to the Director of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Director of Career-Technical Education. Both had nothing but good things to say about the program you all have developed at Chardon. We are very grateful to work with some many passionate people. I have always believed that programs like this do not happen without a team, I am grateful to be on this one with you all!
Please feel free to use the video on your website and in other media as it suits the district.
Image of the Week
The Chardon Chamber of Commerce recognized Joe Sweet and Sofia Zampino and presented scholarship money to them!
Another week has departed...I think the seniors are either messing with the clocks or their intentions are working. If you recall back in my mid-February reflection, I shared how time will move as Spring approaches...even if the weather doesn't show it. Well, with all of the tasks that I have been working on the within the master schedule, AIR Testing, district meetings, evaluations, closing out the year, planning events, and maintaining the daily rush--each second counts. Outsiders would never know if I was going gray, or bald...but this time of year there is a glow to my dome. Unfortunately, it is from running--not from having a providential presence.
Regardless of the day, I LOVE everything about my job and the people that I encounter each day. We have the best educators and students one could ever ask for. I am so grateful to each of you for your support. I will continue to live my purpose, and will continue to run the marathon all of the way through the finish line!
Have a great weekend! Happy Easter!
Douglas Murray, Principal
Class Officer elections for grades 10-12 will be held on Friday, May 3. If students are interested in becoming a class officer (10-12), they can pick up applications in student services with Mrs. LaCasse.
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