The @chs_dmurray: Week in Reflection
Acadec: Division II State Champions
The Chardon High School Academic Decathlon team won the Division II State Championship in competition held at John Carroll University on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th. On their way to the team total and a championship trophy, team members picked up 12 individual medals, including 5 gold. We are SO proud of Mr. Herner and the extraordinary work that these young men and women have put into their learning this year!
Gymnastics: 5th in the State!
Congratulations to our gymnasts who finished 5th in the State, and Kayla Benjamin who finished 5th overall, and is All-Ohio. What an accomplishment! Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, chest and abdominal muscle groups. Alertness, precision, daring, self-confidence and self-discipline are mental traits that can also be developed through gymnastics. To think about all of the time, sacrifice, development, passion, injuries, along with the peaks and valleys is mind boggling. We are SO proud of these humble ladies who truly have developed such a strong life-bond.
On March 3rd and 4th, the CHS Choirs participated in (OMEA) Ohio Music Education Association District 7 Large Group Contest. Each choir prepared three pieces to sing for three judges. Once the choir performs for the judges, they participate in a sight reading exercise where they learn and sing a new piece of music, to be performed a cappella, within 5 minutes of preparation. Ensembles are graded 1 to 5. 1 being top rating.
The CHS Woman's Choir, comprised of 45 ladies, earned a top rating of 1. Whitney Beorn and Maya Pedersen provided some beautiful solo performances during the Welsh piece "Suo Gan". Woman's Choir also sang several festive folk songs. The ladies outdid themselves with great enthusiasm in their performance. The CHS Chorale, comprised of 60 male and female singers, also earned a top rating of 1. Chorale performed a renaissance piece in latin, a poetic piece in spanish, and ended with a Appalachian spiritual. The CHS Chamber Ensemble, Chardon's elite 30 singers, performed a challenging and beautiful set of music for "comments only", due to contest limitations. Chamber sang a festive rendition of "Cantate Domino" in spanish, basque, and english. They performed a beautiful piece reflecting the northern lights of the aurora borealis, and concluded with a powerhouse spiritual.
We are very proud of their hard work and dedication to prepare and excel in this experience. They moved the judges and audiences with their passionate singing. Congratulations to the CHS Choirs!
Newton's Law or The Law?
Officer Mike Shaw spent time in Mr. Tom Ciferno's Physics classes this week discussing the physics of car crashes. Officer Shaw is a pivotal educator in our building who provides safety, life skills, health and wellness, but every now and then-- the law of physics.
Issac Newton was the first to state the concepts that are necessary to understanding the physics of collisions. His three laws are used again and again in all the fields of physics. Officer Shaw's law is simple with the physics of car crashes...Don't text and drive!
National Signing: Mason Metz
Chardon High School senior Mason Metz signs with Heidelberg University to continue his education and baseball career.
Facilities Master Planning
In 2015 the Chardon Local School District engaged in strategic planning, which resulted in key recommendations regarding our facilities.
Below is a brief video that gives you a sense of the state of our structure.
Chardon High School, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Education, will administer the ACT to all juniors (including students taking classes at Auburn Career Center, and students enrolled in CCP courses), on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
In accordance with the ODE, this is a one-time administration of the ACT, offered at no cost to the student/family. The ACT, a nationally-normed, college readiness exam, provides students and families college and career information.
All juniors must report to the high school by 7:30 am on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - there will not be delayed start on that day for juniors. ALL other students (grades 9, 10, & 12) will have a regularly scheduled (delayed start) day.
After arriving at CHS, all juniors will be bussed to their testing location as follows:
The testing protocols for administering the ACT are strictly enforced by the ACT.
Upon completion of the ACT, all juniors will be bussed back to CHS, whereby they will be allowed to leave if they have turned in a permission slip. Otherwise, they will stay for lunch and go to classes. Auburn classes for Juniors are cancelled for this day. Students who attend a CCP course in conflict with the ACT administration must make arrangements with their professor.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com, or via phone at 440-285-1412
AP Test Info
AP registration began this week. If your child is enrolled in an AP course, please have them complete the AP Registration form prior to the 3/17 deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hurlbut in Guidance.
Have a great weekend with family and friends,
Douglas Murray, Principal
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