The Week in Reflection: 11/11
Duty and Honor
At the end of World War 1, the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, became the official day to celebrate all our nation’s veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, it became Veteran’s Day after World War II.
In his speech before assembled West Point cadets, General MacArthur, who reminisced of his 30 plus years of military service, said, " Duty, Honor, Country...those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn." As the general further states in his speech about those three words, "these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid. They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success; not to substitute words for actions, not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge."
These words resonate today more than ever. Building character, being brave, being humble, and serving others are pillars of humanity. Veterans Day is more than a recognition by athletic teams, going to parades, or services. Veteran's Day is an opportunity to show gratitude and model respect, show honor, and dignity to not only veterans but to each other.
Language Arts LIVE
Language Arts Live! is a speaker and resource program which provides students with examples of how the knowledge they acquire in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school. The objectives are for students to better understand the various reading, writing, and communication skills, as well as 21st century skills such as the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) they are currently learning and to then be able to apply these skills meaningfully to their lives.
The key to the success of this series is parental and community involvement which reinforces our CHARDON core values. Parents and community professionals come into our classrooms and participate in a panel discussion regarding the use of language and communication skills in various settings. Our seniors, in preparation for college and career readiness, will be exploring technical and career writing with the help of mentors currently in the professions to which the seniors aspire. The variety of professionals explain to the students the importance of effective communication skills, ideally motivating them to be effective communicators themselves. On November 7, Lynn Monaco, David Massucci, and Dawn Weaver welcomed Keith Brewster, Jessica Henderson, Tod McCloskey, and Katy Nagaj into their senior ELA courses for this year’s speaker panel. We are appreciative of their time and commitment to our seniors.
Senior System Engineer at Rockwell Automation
Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Program Manager at The Lubrizol Corporation
Business Development Director at Naylor Association Solutions
Principal, Kirtland Elementary School
Fall Play: Puffs
CHS Principal Podcast: Puffs
You might be familiar with the story of a certain boy wizard who went off to wizarding school and ultimately saved the entire wizarding world. Well, this isn't a story about him. Instead, it is about the Puffs who are a house of very loyal and very extraordinarily ordinary wizards.
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a Potter-inspired comedy exploring the world of these oftentimes forgotten supporting characters. We get to meet three new heroes, their fellow Puffs, some familiar faces, and some new ones. We follow their epic journey to both familiar and unfamiliar places, and discover something about ourselves along the way. Ultimately, we all have a little bit of Puff in us, whether it is our awkwardness, our forgetfulness, our desire to work hard, our love of our friends and family, or the fact that we have a minor obsession with badgers.
Please come join us for a journey through the wizarding world of the Puffs. We promise you'll laugh, cry, and find some truly awesome, badger-loving friends along the way!
Online ticket sales - 11/3/22 through 11/13/22
In-Person Ticket Sales
At the Door:
Student Tickets - $5
Adult Tickets - $10
Ratios, Statistics & Probability
Thank you Chardon Baseball Div-II State Champs 2022, including Head Coach Long and student athletes, for the interactive presentation at Chardon Middle School on Nov. 4 for 7th-Grade Baseball Day, a culminating math unit event for the CMS Hilltoppers.
Spanish and French Club Trip
The Spanish and French Club went on a trip to the West Side Market and Cleveland Museum of Art last weekend. Senora Fisher and Madame Dalton shared that the kids had a wonderful time!
Attention Senior and Parents: Graduation Cap and Gown Info
It is time to start preparing for Graduation! Attached is all of the information you need to order your Cap & Gown, Graduation Announcements, Class Ring and other senior items. Please be sure to order by the deadline, so your items are delivered in plenty of time before graduation.
Auburn Career Center: 10th Grade visit day
Earlier in the month, Auburn Career Center presented to all 10th graders at Chardon High School. After the presentation, students were provided a permission slip. These permission slips are due on November 15. Please Brandi Giddings in the Counseling Department for any questions
Schedule for the Next (2) Weeks
Topper Club Awards (School Day) Assembly
For the first time since 2019, the Topper Club Awards (certificate/letter/pin for 3.75 cumulative GPA and higher, in addition to recognizing the National Merit students, etc) will occur at Chardon High School during the day in an effort to properly recognize these students while demonstrating to all students what can be achieved through hard work and dedication to their academics. With that said, we will have the assembly to recognize these students for the whole student body on the morning of Tuesday, November 22nd.
CHS Holiday Craft Show
Sydney Murray and Faith Kilfoyle are seniors at Chardon High School taking an independent study focusing on Leadership. Each quarter they have worked on projects to develop and refine their leadership skills. They continue to amaze me with the ideas and plans they develop.
On November 26 (From 10:00 am-3:00 pm) they are hosting a Holiday Craft Fair and Vendor Show at CHS.
The purpose of this holiday craft fair is to highlight the creativity and talent of our students, staff, and community. This Holiday Craft Fair is FREE for CHS students and Staff members that would like to sell a product that they create: knitting, jewelry, painting, handmade cards, crafts, and CHS apparel.
All Chardon-based local vendors will pay $25/per table and all guests will have the opportunity to make a small donation to Jeremy's kids to enter. The proceeds will go to Jeremy's Kids.
Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday. This entrepreneurial spirit not only embodies the learning outcomes we are learning as seniors but provides our community the opportunity to purchase wholesome crafts by Chardon students and staff and our community.
Any student or staff member in all of CLSD can fill out this form in order for us to gauge the number of cafeteria tables that we will need to set up. Likewise, any vendor can use the same form. Mr. Murray will be in contact with you.
This is an exciting opportunity that can become an annual event. We realize that this is just weeks away but we are really excited about what this could turn into!
Please contact Mr. Douglas Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
The deadline for reserving a vendor table is Wednesday, November 16. A $25 fee will be charged to vendors outside of Chardon Local School District. (All proceeds go to Jeremy's Kids)
This is open to ALL community members! Anyone who is interested in being a vendor can sell baked goods, apparel, jewelry, art, stationary, etc!
Sign up to be a vendor today!
Art Piece of the Week
Playoff Football: Week 3
CHARDON vs CHAGRIN FALLS KENSTON
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST
Boardman HS: 7777 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512
TICKET LINK: ohsaa.org/tickets Click Football, Division 3 Region 9
Student Tickets: $8 Adult Tickets $10
Event Policy: Each Ticket will allow (1) person to enter this event. The only REFUND of this ticket price will be in the case that this event is CANCELLED. In the case that this event is postponed and rescheduled, hold on to your ticket, as it will be accepted at the rescheduled event. OHSAA & HOST VENUE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES OCCURRING TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY. Bearer of each ticket assumes all risks and danger incidental to this tournament contest and releases the OHSAA and all agents thereof from any and all liabilities resulting from such cases. Bearer of each ticket understands that all photographs and videos taken at this OHSAA tournament contest are for personal use only and that use for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
Mr. Murray's Highlight Video/ Friday Night Photos
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Dance Team Tryouts!
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
Junior Executive Council Message
Please see the flyer that was sent to me by the Junior Class Executive Officers regarding a committee that is being organized this December.
Parent Teacher Conference III: Monday, November 28 (4:30-8:00)
Welcome to the Chardon High School parent teacher teleconferences scheduling system.
Our third Parent Teacher Conference is Monday, November 28.
Please select your conference (or conferences) below, then press "Submit." You will be asked to select the event and then enter your names and email. The system will then send you a link to choose your appointment time(s). From that link you may add or change times.
Resources for Families