The Week in Reflection: 10/28
We are so proud of our students and our teachers' efforts to focus on the eminent core value of achievement. Together, we will continue to refine what we do by analyzing how we can continue to move from good to great! Over the years, we have demonstrated strong success stories of mastery against the standards. For the fifth year since reconfiguration, our students have met the mark of high achievement for all students where learning is the most important work!
2022 1st Quarter
Grade Level GPA
Class of 2027 Eighth 3.16
Class of 2026 Freshman 3.16
Class of 2025 Sophomore 3.12
Class of 2024 Junior 3.28
Class of 2023 Senior 3.39
CHS [8-12] 3.23 1116 students
We are proud to share the results from the current completed quarter (1st quarter). Within all of the adjustments that these student have faced over the last 48 months, the focus on high achievement for all students remained strong. The outcomes demonstrate great achievements at first glance. When you dig deeper into the data, we are able to see trends to help us gauge where we as educators need to celebrate, and where we can show even greater growth. What stands out as a significant data point is the Class of 2025 and 2023. The class of 2025 have increases their first quarter achievement by .27 points! This is a remarkable achievement! We are so proud of this group and their maturity in and out of school. The other grade levels maintained or increased their overall achievement. However, what is most noteworthy is the Class of 2023. This group of seniors have set the bar for growth at a 3.39 GPA! This was the group of students that came into the high school during reconfiguration. They have matured and catapulted themselves into an extraordinary group of high achievers. The interventions, Circuits, Mentoring Program, and strong collaboration between our teachers can now be seen as an indicator for all of us that the plan was executed well.
We have to pause and celebrate the work of our teachers and our students. Together, they have much to celebrate. The work of our mission is never complete, and the work to align standards, strategies, and assessments is an ever-evolving task to help students master learning outcomes to be successful for future-readiness in the 4 E's: Enrollment, Enlistment, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. The data also gives us opportunities to target grade level bands to create boosters and targeted learning sessions for students to help them move towards individual and building level goals.
The compass, road map, and GPS to all that we do is our mission statement which is enhanced through the magnifying lens of our core values. All of the outcomes in which we gauge learners filters through the creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and community connections that all of our educators emphasize in the day to day interactions with students. Through this daily encounter of learning, our students become exposed to programs, supports, and pathways that help guide them to find their individual purpose. Over the last five years, we have placed so much attention on refining the outcomes of our mission. Whereas the culture and climate at Chardon High School remains an essential focus---our targeted learning outcomes, and educational strategies help gauge all learners to learn each standard. This important work is never done, and it is so important to carry forward into the second quarter our routines and focus towards our goals--including the choices we make that help us stay strong.
Finalized Grades and Grade Calculations
All students and families can access finalized grades using Infinite Campus. Students and families need to login and click the grades tab using your mobile or web based device. If you are having trouble accessing Infinite Campus contact email@example.com.
Also, please keep in mind that our grade calculations for the school year was communicated to students and parents this year in class, presentations, and directly in the family reference guide. Please see the document below for clarity. Any students who fall below the 50% benchmark for the quarter will be serving academic Saturday schools to raise their quarter grade. Students will be working on academic learning modules using Edgenuity along with some supplemental materials. Please contact your school counselor for additional clarity.
The Schedule for Next Week (Regular Schedule)
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 First Night on Oct. 31 to receive your discount! Discount is valid after 3 pm.
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Art Piece of the Week
Friday Night Highlight Video and Photos
Playoff Football is Here!
Chardon v. Akron East
Chardon Memorial Field 7:00 pm
Gates open 5:45
TICKET LINK: ohsaa.org/tickets Click Football, Division 3 Region 9
This is an OHSAA playoff game. As such, no passes (Chardon family passes/WRC passes) can be accepted. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO CASH TICKET SALES PERMITTED All spectators, including seniors, must have a ticket. Children 5 and under free. Student tickets are $8 each; adult tickets are $10 each.
The OHSAA Division I Back-To-Back District Champions!
The OHSAA Division I Back-To-Back District Champions! Congratulations to Coach Fisher, assistant coaches, and our extraordinary group of athletes!
New York City Trip
2023 New York City Latino Experience Tour
April 20-22, 2023
¡Hola! Join our 2023 Latino-themed Spanish Trip to New York City this Spring! The Trip is open to ALL 9-12th CHS Grade Spanish Students!
This is an amazing opportunity to experience all of the cultural highlights and landmarks that make the ¨Big Apple¨ so exciting. Check out the Tour Website for more information.
Contact Mrs. (Señora) Kristen Niedzwiecki w/ Questions
2023 CHS New York City Latino Experience Itinerary & Information
Resources for Families
AP UPDATE: AP Exam fees have been added to student's Infinite Campus accounts. These fees must be paid by November 9th to order an exam for your child. Late registration for AP Exams will incur a $40 late fee from College Board
Closing Message: Press Pause and Embrace Today
I have a sand dial timer in my office that is approximately four hours long. In one turn, the only thing inevitable is the granules of sand falling. Each drop can fall like a rush of a thousand seconds before your eyes, or slow and pervasive like a cast of granules distributing along the curved glass.
Time is a gift. How you use it is the lifelong question.
The most important thing we must all do is cherish the time we spend by taking moments each day to celebrate the beauty of the silence and to reflect on our surroundings.
We all make countless decisions all day long and our brain is constantly firing. Some people think that certain people are superhuman with their ability to maximize upon the time that we are all given. After each day, we all share the same quantified minutes, but is the quality of the minutes that defines who we are. We all can be consumed with tasks--I am not shy to that. However, scheduling moments for ourselves to rejuvenate-along with scheduling moments to celebrate are so important. For our parents that have seniors graduating in May, we have exhausted one quarter of our time with our children. Take these moments throughout each season to celebrate family. Our time is the one thing that we can control. Schedule it, preserve it, and pause while embracing today.
Have a beautiful weekend with your family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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