The @chs_dmurray Week in Reflection
Bell Schedule Update
It has been several weeks since I have last communicated the details surrounding the 2017-2018 Bell Schedule. In respect to the process that goes forward when implementing a significant adjustment-- we needed to collaborate further with the Chardon Educational Association to refine some details.
We are now able to schedule time to clearly communicate to the students, parents, and other key stakeholders about this exciting and innovative schedule.
February 1: 4:30- 8:30 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
7:30-8:00 PM Bell Schedule Presentation in the Media Center
February 8: During School Hours: (CHS Students) Bell Schedule Presentations/ Grade Level Course Presentations
February 9: 6:30 PM Curriculum Night/College Credit Plus Presentation in the CHS Gym
February 15: 6:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Night in the LGIR at CMS
For details, frequently asked questions, and screencast presentations- please check out the website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kathleen Kisabeth, Ryan Bandiera, or Douglas Murray
Broadmoor Bobcats Stay Undefeated
Mr. Tim Armelli, along with eighteen Chardon High School students were able to visit Broadmoor School in Mentor on Friday, January 20th. Broadmoor School is a school for special needs students from all of Lake County. CHS students participated in a basketball game vs the Broadmoor Bobcats and were soundly defeated by 12 points. All of the students from both schools had such a memorable day. After the game, CHS students enjoyed lunch with the Broadmoor students which was followed with a tour of the facility. The students were able to observe the services provided to the students at Broadmoor. Lastly, our CHS students finished the day by assisting the teachers in the gym with physical activities for several classes.
We are so proud of the compassion, humility, and servant leadership that our students displayed during their visit. Students and staff came away with a better understanding of our their uniqueness and a greater appreciation for living life to the fullest. Enclosed is a video that a Broadmoor graduate recorded during the first quarter! I may use his services for my Football Highlights!
Great Lakes Theater
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.
Acadec Regional Competition
Academic Decathlon® provides the opportunity for students to attain life-long academic and interpersonal skills that will benefit them in their future endeavors in a manner unlike any other academic program. The 2016-2017 curricular theme is World War II. Students of varied academic grade point averages work together to study the theme through the lens of seven content areas: Art, Economics, Music, Literature, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences. Students are then grouped by GPA and compete with other area schools via content tests. In addition, students write an essay, complete a college application style interview, and perform a speech.
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Chardon High School traveled north to Lake Catholic High School with Mr. Al Herner for the Regional Competition. Having completed the content tests and essay online, students interviewed and performed speeches scored by a team of volunteer judges made up of area professionals. The competition culminates with a Super Quiz™ , a game show style team event, speech showcase, and medals ceremony. CHS garnered a total of 19 medals at Regionals! What an absolutely outstanding accomplishment for a group of students and a single teacher who show up to school around 6:30 AM for Zero Period. The students in class have formed such a strong relationship and dynamic family atmosphere.
Individual medal winners were: Megan Schlag - Gold Mathematics, Molly Greene - Gold Mathematics and Silver Speech, Kyle Gessel - Gold Team High Score Overall and Bronze Mathematics, Jackson Selent - Gold Team High and Bronze Mathematics, Chad Skerbec - Bronze Mathematics, Michael Lobosky - Bronze Music, Alan Hardesty- Bronze Literature and Bronze Social Sciences, Casey Mezerkor - Bronze Science and Silver Social Science, Douglas Mulford - Silver Science and Silver Mathematics, David Nedrow - Silver Science, Silver Mathematics and Silver Speech, Noah Bena - Silver Interview
Now, I am extremely proud of all of the students...but there is one student that I would like to recognize individually. Alan Hardesty has truly grown throughout his four years at CHS. Over the years, Alan has connected with many adults who have listened, guided, and taught him the value of hard work. Alan has a huge heart, and passion for landscape horticulture. Mr. Herner was so happy for Alan at Regionals when he witnessed how a young man's hard work payed off earning two bronze medals. We are so proud of you, Alan!
Chardon Boosters: Night at the Races
Deadline for Chardon Athletic Boosters' Night at the Races is Friday, Jan. 28!
NIGHT AT THE RACES DETAILS:
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 6:30 pm
WHERE: St. Mary Church, Chardon
WHY: Booster Mission: To support, encourage and advance the athletic programs of CSD, cultivate clean, wholesome school spirit, promote good sportsmanship and high ideals of character.
Link to purchase tickets/horses: http://chardonathletics.org/main/adnews/ID/42160904
Wind Ensemble: The Ultimate Field Trip
The CHS Wind Ensemble group experienced the "Ultimate Field Trip" at University Circle & Playhouse Square on Friday, January 20. Our students joined Mrs. Lichtler for tour of Cleveland's best! Not only did they use their senses to experience the day, they had the opportunity to participate in real life experiences!
The day included:
*Workshop at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Ryan Scherber
*Cleveland Museum of Art
*Natural History Museum
*Dinner at Zach Bruell's "Dynomite"
*Playhouse Square Broadway production of "Into the Woods"
Jarred Karikas, Nicholas Schragal, Stephen Blauch, and Connor Prusha enjoy a meal and friendship at Dynomite Restaurant.
Megan Kofol, Ella Brickman, Luke Shutty, and Emily Munoz at Dynamite Restaurant.
Morgan Piecuch, Natasha Paros-Gaser, and Ella Brickman at the Natural History Museum.
OMEA District 7 - Solo & Ensemble
This past weekend CHS musicians participated in the annual District 7 - Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students work hard to prepare solo works and ensemble pieces to be presented to judges for feedback. The choir and band students that participated found much success throughout a busy day of performances. Congratulations to this year's participants for taking initiative for personal growth and to conquer the challenge of individual performance. Well done! Special thanks to Mr. Streiff for his leadership, vision, and planning!
Emma Greenwood, soprano solo
Samantha Hess, soprano solo
Whitney Beorn, soprano solo
Madie Houser, alto solo
Sean Parker, baritone solo
Jennifer Bender, alto solo
Clare Myeroff, Caleigh Dawson, Ashley Paterson, Maya Petersen, SSA ensemble
Maria Cappello, Gillian Murphy, Natasha Paros-Gaser, SSA ensemble
Shalom Decipeda, flute solo
Jacob Moses, clarinet solo
Jennifer Vandenberg, clarinet solo
McKenzie May, clarinet solo
Hailey DeGeorge, trumpet solo
James Baird, snare drum solo
Geauga Growth Partnership Intern Opportunities
We are excited to share the Intern Application information for 2017 along with the current Job Opportunity Listing through the Geauga Growth Partnership. This is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to expand their knowledge, experiences, and networking opportunities. 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.
For more information, please visit www.geaugagrowth.com.
The Intern application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
2017 Internship Application
2017 Job Opportunity Listing
Geauga Growth Partnership has been working on a new program, “Ignite Your Career” to link Geauga County students with local businesses in order to learn about career pathways and opportunities for help with college tuition. We are very pleased to invite parents and students in grades 7-12 to this amazing evening which will be “more than a symposium and more than a job fair.”
Cleveland Clinic’s Civic Education Department Clinic-Based Programs
Cleveland Clinic’s Civic Education Department Clinic-Based Programs application will be accessible and live on our web site as of 12:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2017!
With 5 different programs to choose from, this summer internship experience gives Northeast Ohio middle and high school students the opportunity to learn and work alongside caregivers across the enterprise including Main Campus, Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, and the community. These programs promote learning in health and wellness, the arts, innovation, financial literacy, and more. Each program is formulated to inspire students to embrace a variety of disciplines as keys to success, and to foster skills that will help them become life-long learners.
Internship Programs range from two weeks for Healthcare+ Pathways®, four weeks for NEOREMA™, six weeks for Louis Stokes Workforce Readiness and nine weeks for Health Horizons and Science. The Science Internship Program allows student to choose from 9 different career focus tracks. Through summer internship programs, students have the ability to gain knowledge in clinical areas such as Applied Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Nursing Care and Public Health. Students may also choose a non-clinic track and gain experience in law, administration, information technology, marketing, human resources, marketing and building operations.
Those interested in learning more about our internships can visit the Clinic-Based Programs’ homepage on the Civic Education website: http://civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org/Clinic-Based-Programs/Clinic-Based-Programs.aspx
If you have questions about the Clinic-Based programs, please contact: Nedra Starling at email@example.com
Turn, Turn, Turn
"To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven..."
This song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s became an international hit in 1965 by The Byrds. Now that you are all singing the song...you might be asking---why is this in the Week in Reflection?
Well, unfortunately it is the time and season of barrels. With the volume of rain, snow and sleet over the past several weeks--the age of the building is speaking to the residents inside of Chardon High School.
Our maintenance and custodial crews are doing a great job addressing the seasonal weather, but unlike the The Byrds song which can be digital preserved--it is getting harder to preserve the seams at CHS.
With all of the beauty that we have shared this week, it is important to know that we are engaging in the work of our strategic plan, which resulted in key recommendations regarding our facilities.
This has been a robust edition of the Week in Reflection. Thank you for taking the time to read, reflect, and learn about the happenings at CHS.
Have a great weekend!
Douglas Murray, Principal.
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