The Week in Reflection: 11/15
The Circuit Goes to Columbus
On Monday, Chardon High School teachers, students, and administrators drove down to Columbus to present at the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). The presentation was a highly engaging demonstration of the growth of Chardon High School's Circuit of Success program.
For nearly an hour, our students and teachers engaged the purpose, intention, and values of the Principles of Leadership, Communication, Innovation, Problem Solving, Global Awareness, and Entrepreneurship/Networking.
The patrons in the audience interacted in the presentation--sharing out with the guests in ways that our students interact with each other. The presentation unveiled the best of what we instill in our students: communication skills, confidence, poise, and critical thinking.
The feedback was extremely positive. One superintendent stated that he has gone to OSBA for the past twenty years and our presentation was the most engaging, and insightful presentation that he has ever attended.
We are so proud of the growth, positive feedback, and community engagement that this program has bestowed upon our students at CHS. Over the last several months, Mr. Kovach as worked with intentionality to align our Circuit of Success to the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal. By the end of this year, all students in the Class of 2023, and 2024 will have earned this state recognized seal for graduation!
Presenters at Conference:
Douglas Murray, Principal; Douglas Higham, Assistant Principal; Holly Mihalek, ELA teacher and Circuit of Communication; Jill Carpenter, Science teacher and Circuit of Innovation; Rob Mizen, Science Teacher/Service Learning and Circuit of Leadership; Al Herner, CCP Business and Circuit of Entrepreneurship; Kristen Niedzwiecki, Spanish, and Circuit of Global Awareness.
Sydney Murray, Faith Kilfoyle, Maci Jahnke, and Alexis Jahnke.
I highly recommend heading to Park Auditorium this weekend to watch and play-The Westing Game. Our students are SO talented. I am so thankful to the cast, crew, and directors of our fall play! Extraordinary job!
Title: The Westing Game
When: November 14, 16 at 7:00 PM; November 17 at 2:00 pm
Where: Park Auditorium
Cost: $5 Students, $10 Adults
The unsuspecting residents of Sunset Towers are summoned to the reading of a mysterious will, only to find themselves locked in a thrilling game, as they must discover who is responsible for killing an eccentric millionaire. Through blizzards, bombings and unlikely alliances, the game is on, and the only people who hold all the clues are one Westing heir and you.
Fall Sports Awards
Last week, we celebrated the may accomplishments of our fall athletes. Enclosed is the program that recognize the many accomplishments of our student athletes.
Dear Eighth Graders and Eighth Grade Parents,
We are so excited about our trip to Washington, D.C.! There is so much to look forward to, and spring is a beautiful time of year to be in our nation’s capital. School-sponsored tours are essential elements of our academic programs at Chardon High School. Our eighth-graders will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. on a curriculum-based overnight field trip from May 4-6, 2020.
The following are the guidelines for this trip. The cost of the trip is $445. This includes all meals (except lunch Monday), lodging, and guided experiences. Payment plan: first payment November 15th ($245), second payment February 7th ($100), and third payment March 13th ($100) or full payment on November 15th. Payments can be made on Infinite Campus or a check (made out to Chardon Board of Education) through the CHS business office. All school fees (including athletic fees) must be paid prior to the second trip payment date February 7, 2020.
While every effort will be made to honor room requests, CHS reserves the right to assign hotel rooms and bus assignments. Violation of our core values may eliminate eligibility for the trip. If a student’s eligibility is removed, any payments made to the tour company will not be refunded. Students and parents understand that all school rules and Chardon Local School District Board of Education Policies and Procedures are in effect. If there are any disciplinary issues on the trip, the administration reserves the right to require your child to be picked up at the parents’ or guardians’ expense.
We know how excited everyone is for this awesome trip, and we really appreciate your respect for these guidelines. By signing below, you will indicate your intention to follow them.
Please complete the information below by November 4, 2019, and return to Mr. Higham. Once this form is submitted, the cost of the trip will be added to your child’s school fees account on Infinite Campus.
This document can be viewed in detail here.
We will hold a mandatory information night for parents on November 18, 2019, at 6:00 pm. At this meeting, we will be distributing a tentative itinerary which will highlight many of the places that we will visit and more specific information regarding the needs for this trip. The itinerary is located here.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020
This year AC4P, NHS, Interact, and the Actively Caring Leadership class will raise funds for the 20th annual Jeremy's Kids Christmas fundraiser. This fundraiser is in memory of Jeremy Mizen, the 6-year-old son of teacher Rob Mizen, who died in a car crash on Christmas Eve in 1999. Instead of dwelling on their horrible loss and having this tragic event destroy their lives, Mr. Mizen and his wife decided that they would instead celebrate Jeremy’s life focusing on the positive aspects of his life.
AC4P, NHS, Interact, and the Actively Caring Leadership class will use the raised funds to support less fortunate families in the Chardon Community. Many local families are struggling financially with giving their children gifts on Christmas. Every year the students of Chardon High School have joined together with the community to make sure relief was available to these families.
Thank you for your generosity.
Please make checks payable to Chardon Local Schools. (memo: Jeremy's Kids)+
Chardon High School
151 Chardon Ave.
Chardon Ohio, 44024
Fall AIR Test
On Wednesday, December 11, students in US Government along with several students who were contacted by Guidance will be taking the Fall AIR tests. We will be running an adjusted schedule in order to accommodate this test. Please note the start of classes on December 11th, and December 12th. All School transportation will be running at the regular times.
In order to fully plan for this quarter, we wanted you to have access to the Midterm Schedule in December.
Midterm Week: The purpose of this week is to meet the educational needs of our students as they prepare for midterms, finals, and project presentations. ALL classes will meet during midterm week. If a class does not have a midterm or a final, they will commence a class period. The only non-mandatory period is a study hall. Students do not need to sit in the study hall. We will provide supervision in the cafeteria for a silent study hall as needed, but attendance is not mandatory.
--Transportation will run at the regular time in the morning and afternoon.
--All academic classes will meet during the scheduled time. Dismissal will occur at 12:10 PM Tuesday - Friday.
--Lunch during the week (Tuesday - Friday) will be À la carte.
--Auburn students will have scheduled exams that do not impede upon their schedule.
--CHS Teachers will be in teacher-based teams each day after exams.
--In the case that we have a calamity day during an exam schedule, we will follow the scheduled exam day and adjust the afternoon exam time slots by adding the missed exam(s).
Read this document online.
Please click on the link below to sign up for PT Conferences.
Thursday, November 21 (4:30-8:00 pm)
Sign up here.
Do you like to ski or snowboard? If so, consider joining the CHS Downhill Ski/Snowboard Club. This club program is open to students from grade 8 through grade 12. It will run after school for a minimum of five consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 7th. The club will be skiing at Brandywine Ski Resort. Club passes are also valid at Alpine Valley. No experience is necessary to join; both rentals and lessons are included in the club price. Students who have season passes are welcome to join and only pay the bus fee.
If your son/daughter is interested in joining, please see the attached forms for more details about registration. The first registration deadline is November 22, which is just four weeks away! All students who register by this date get a free long-sleeve ski club shirt at no additional cost! If you have any questions, please contact the adviser (Alison Fisher) at email@example.com or have your child see Miss Fisher during the school day in room 307. Hope you consider joining us on the slopes in January!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for senior pictures are Friday, JANUARY 10, 2020
Requirements for your senior picture:
Submitting your senior picture:
Note: Digital submissions are much preferred and strongly recommended in order to preserve the quality of the photos.
Piece of the Week
Images of the Week
Thank you to the amazing Chardon High School students and teachers who helped us sort the good today for the Gearity School Market!
Another thank you to the students in 6th period study hall that cleaned off cars during the entire period! Core values in action!
Video of the Week
Chardon Goes to the Musicals
Tickets make great presents! Consider ordering Jersey Boys, Anastasia, or Frozen, for the holidays. Tickets will be distributed prior to Winter Break. Also, if you are interested in seeing Hamilton when it returns to Cleveland next fall, please contact Elizabeth Fullerman at 216-299-5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org, as Chardon Goes to the Musicals is expected to have group seats after the first of the year. As a reminder, this is not a fundraiser, just an opportunity to enjoy Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district outside of Broadway.
School Fees are DUE
School fees are due to Chardon Local Schools. Payable at your student's individual school.
Please look at your student's Infinite Campus account under “Fees” to see what is owed for each child.
All Participation fees for the Fall Season are due.
DO NOT PAY WINTER Participation fees until they are posted in Infinite Campus. This takes a little time to get the final official rosters from the coaches added and adjustments made where needed.
When you are looking at the fess, if something does not look right or your student has dropped a class and it is still showing, please call so that it can be corrected.
If you have questions, please contact Carolyn.McBride@chardonschools.org
American Field Service (AFS) is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. Chardon High School has a strong relationship with AFS-- providing cultural and academic learning to countless students over the years.
This past week, AFS has contacted us asking our academic community for assistance. AFS is looking for host families – We have 2 students in temporary housing and 1 that needs to be moved due to a family change in status. If your family has an interest--please contact Barb Plishka at 440-223-2068 or Sandy Caporossi at 440-477-3922.
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray and @chardonhs
Remind 101- Text @TopperUp to the following number 81010
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Chardon Athletics Website
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
Chardon High School: Program of Study
Chardon High School Bell Schedule
Google Document of our bell schedule
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students ( LIVE by the 1st quarter)
A Message from Dr. Hanlon
Chardon Schools’ Facilities Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations Concerning School Future Bond Issue and Facilities Planning
Dear Chardon Schools Stakeholder:
The Chardon Local School District’s Facilities Advisory Committee met on Thursday, November 7, 2019, to discuss the results of the November 5th election and the failure of the proposed bond issue for the construction of a new 6-12 facility along with other locally-funded initiatives. The proposed issue failed by a margin of 44% for the issue and 56% against the issue.
The Committee acknowledged a divide within the community over the issue of new school facilities. In order to meet the needs of the district’s students, it will be important to work to unify the community around a vision of a future capital improvement plan. Recognizing this, the recommendation from the committee is to not place another bond issue request on the March 2020 ballot.
Additional recommendations from the committee to the Board of Education include the following:
I will share these recommendations from the committee with our Board of Education on Monday, November 18, 2019.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D.
Ticket Info for Friday's 11/15 playoff football at Solon
Two ways to purchase pre-sale:
Online: available at https://ohsaa.org/tickets.
Select Division III, Region 9 from the menu
500 paper pre-sale tickets available Wed, Thur, Friday (UNTIL 12 PM) in CHS Athletic Office
All pre-sale tickets $8
Have a great weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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