Every person that we encounter is living within their own story. They walk the halls consumed with thoughts about themselves, school, home, and general life ups and downs. What if we just stopped and for a moment told someone how we liked their hair, their style, or anything simple. Kindness is so simple and it's free.
Including others, saying hello, calling, facetime, a simple snapchat message may make someone's day. Being present is even more important. When we are actively present we seek to understand a friend's needs and we listen. Being physically present is the start---being emotionally present can change your relationships.
The time that we have shared this quarter together is a gift, and an opportunity to give of ourselves. It is so important to spend your time wisely in the classroom and manage the time that you have outside of school or the workplace.
When we take the time to add beauty to someone's day we are actually mirroring that beauty in us. The more that we do it, the more that it becomes a habit. Kindness becomes the transferable agent that we want to be passed on within the building. It reflects our true self and our core values.
Spread kindness everywhere and let it become the change that you want to see in your world and others. It is free, simple, and changes more than you can know!
Monday, October 22: White Day Schedule (10th Grade Auburn Career Center Presentations)
Tuesday, October 23: White Day Schedule (Grades Due, CHS Picture Retake)
Wednesday: October 24: Red Day Schedule (Faculty Meeting/ Building Leadership Team Meeting)
Thursday: October 25: Black Day Schedule
Friday: October 27: White Day Schedule
Monday: October 30: White Day Schedule
Tuesday, October 31: White Day Schedule Halloween (Students may dress up) Family Fun Night- No HMWK/ Activities end by 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 31st is Halloween. Our students have traditionally dressed in appropriate costumes at school or connected with a theme for a Friday Night football game. Students will be permitted to dress this year on Tuesday, October 31st, as long as the outfit properly follows the guidelines below.
Staff and administration will be extremely diligent to ensure that all costumes are school-appropriate and not a distraction to other students in their classes. Some things to consider when creating your costume:
Family Fun Night
I spend each week writing from the heart. Each day, we all move at such a rapid pace that we often barely have time to cross paths with those that we love. We are running our kids to events, our children are driving to work and activities or technology consumes our every movement, and we too are always working. It is important to clear our schedule and pause. Chardon High School values the importance of family. Our highest value amplifies our focus on community.
On October 31, we are closing the doors at 4:30 PM. There is no homework, and no activities after 4:30 PM, and we are encouraging our families to schedule a night for each other. It is a perfect night for those who trick or treat or those that want to have a family dinner together at home or at a restaurant. It is a night for active engagement for families. We appreciate our students, staff, and families and encourage all of you to take the time to celebrate these little moments that we can have without interruptions.
BUCKEYE CHOCOLATE is offering a buy one beverage and get the 2nd one 1/2 price on this evening. Mention Chardon Family Fun Night on Oct. 31 to receive your discount! Discount is valid after 3 pm.
Attention seniors and parents of seniors - Many schools' Early Action deadlines are fast approaching and we still have a lot of college-bound seniors who have yet to meet with us for their senior meeting so we can help make sure they are on track to meet their application requirements and deadlines. If you haven't already, please check-in with your school counselor before the end of the quarter!
College Application Reminders:
The deadline for AP Exam Ordering is 1 month away. AP Exam Registration fees will be added to your child's Infinite Campus accounts next week. These fees must be paid by Wednesday, 11/8. The fee for 2024 AP Exams is $98/exam.
Students that qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch through the District will have their AP Exam fees waived. If you feel you may qualify, please complete the Meal Benefits Application.
Meal Benefits Application
If your child IS NOT PLANNING ON TAKING THE AP EXAM, they must notify me by Nov. 8th to have the fee removed. Changes to the AP Exam order (adding or dropping) after the ordering deadline will result in a $40 additional fee.
Mr. Timothy Hurlbut
Topper Trait: Creators
Parker Hegrat, a senior at Chardon High School, has showcased his exceptional creativity by composing captivating cadences for the school's drumline. Drawing inspiration from the spirit of Halloween, he ingeniously blended two iconic tracks, "Friday the 13th" and "Spooky Scary Skeletons," to create a dynamic and rhythmically intricate pieces that we might hear tomorrow! Parker's innovative fusion of these classics demonstrates his unique ability to infuse music with a seasonal twist, making him a creative standout in the school's music department. You can listen one of the tracks below!
You #TopperUp'd This Week!
They are constantly serving, assisting, guiding, and leading with empathy and compassion. My special #TopperUp'd this week goes out to our teaching staff who have been going above beyond to make sure that their students feel confident and successful as we close out the quarter. It is impossible to equate the time that goes into caring. We appreciate you and thank you for all that you do serve our students and build relationships with your colleagues.
Topper Ticket Recipients this Week
June 2025 European Adventure Informational Meeting (October 14)