Over the past three weeks, I have been extremely connected to our students in providing communications, counseling, and service to our mission. Mr. Higham, Ms. Pavicic, and I have taken time to meet with numerous students to discuss academics, relationships, messages, and behaviors.
Countless hours have been spent with families, outside agencies, and local advocates to document, plan, and articulate ways to provide and ensure that all of the situations that have come to our offices are comprehensively attended to with precision.
In between proactively talking with groups, guiding young students with their words, and situations outside of the school--- we have worked tirelessly to not interrupt learning and targeted outcomes in the classroom.
Many of the tasks that the administration works on are unnoticed by many, but they are done out of a commitment to you, our students, and our school. We do this while balancing our own family life.
The CHS staff are extraordinary people. They have been assisting me, our assistant principals, and teachers while we manage and lead through covering classes, lending a hand with supervision, and assisting students with their needs. At our core, community driven values and relationships carry the beacon that drives our success. The phrase that breathes energy in our building is Chardon Strong. This mantra is best understood in the following ways:
We are Chardon. To live our values means that we are defined by our response to any outcome. We have modeled this for generations of students and parents towards how we respond to difficulty. We are a community in good and bad times who will live with integrity. We have been consistently humbled in our response to moments of success, doubt, and difficulty. We are a district that demonstrates achievement in our outcomes to the state, and outreach to our community and nation. We model respect in our success and failures and how we respond to each other. We recognize the value of seeing the dignity and honor of all of the students and staff members that we encounter. Most importantly, we are optimistic for tomorrow by living our purpose today as we nurture each other. More than ever, we need to nurture each other.
We are Chardon...you cannot be built much tougher--but, it doesn't make us superheroes that are invincible to emotion. We all feel, we are hurt, and we all share the same passion for our kids. As we transition into a short two day week next week, take the time to give thanks to someone who has made a difference in your life this school year. Hug them, thank them, encourage them, and embrace moments when you can make another person feel better because of your presence.
Fall End of Course Exam: US Government/ Targeted Make-up tests
On December 14th, Chardon High School will be administering the end-of-course exam for the US Government(Regular/Honors), along with testing targeted students who need to complete previous tests. To deploy all of the important tasks that need to be completed--we are going to implement the following schedule on Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15.
December 14, 2022: Late Start For Grades: 8, 9, 10, AP Gov, 12 -End-of-Course Exam (Reg/ Hon Gov+ Make-ups)
December 15, 2022: Late Start for all grades
Midterm Schedule 2022: December 19--December 21
Over the days of Dec.19-Dec. 21, Chardon High School will be administering a midterm schedule to close out the semester. All students report to their classes for each period except for scheduled study halls. Those periods do not have midterms. However, all study hall periods will be ran and supervised for students who would like to use them to prepare for a test. All Academic Learning Labs/ Guided Study will meet to prepare students for upcoming assessments. If a student has 7th period Academic Learning Labs/Guided Study--they will not need to report since it is the last period on the last day of the midterm schedule.
Important to note:
Attention Seniors and Parents: Graduation Cap and Gown Info
Chardon High School working collaboratively with Interact, Actively Caring for People will have a virtual fundraiser for Jeremy's Kids. Last year we raised almost $10,000.00. We helped 13 families totaling 77 people. The mission of Jeremy's kids is to provide holiday gifts for at need families in Geauga County. In 20 years of giving back to the community, we have raised over $120,000. With the money raised, Chardon High School students are given the opportunity to go to local stores and shop for these families.
For more information visit Jeremey's Kids. Please consider donating to this excellent cause and help make a child have an amazing Christmas.
CHS Holiday Craft Show
This event is an initiative of CHS seniors Faith Kilfoyle and Sydney Murray who are organizing the fair as their 2nd-quarter community project via the Educational Options Leadership independent study program.
The festive fair will host vendors selling locally made items that include baked goods, crafts, apparel, jewelry, art, stationery, +MORE. Hilltopper apparel will be available as well.
Community members, school staff, and students interested in participating as a vendor can submit a table reservation online using the following
VENDOR FORM .
There is a $25 fee for community member reservations.
All district staff and students can reserve a table at no cost!
No set admission fee, but a good will donation is requested upon admission. All proceeds will go to Jeremy's Kids whose mission is to provide holiday gifts for Geauga County families in need. CHS students volunteer each year to help with shopping at local stores for the families.
Please share with family, friends & neighbors! The community is welcome to participate as vendors and guests.
Contact CHS principal Mr. Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We wish Faith and Sydney much success at this event and applaud their leadership in this service initiative!
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Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
OHSAA Football Regional Round 4: Division 3 Region 9
OHSAA Football Regional Round 4
TICKET LINK: ohsaa.org/tickets Click Football, Division 3 Region 9
Student Tickets: $8 Adult Tickets $
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Ravenna HS 6589 N Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266Event 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 Friday Night Highlights
Snapshots: Aiden Kingery and Lindsey Schaefer
New York City Trip
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.
- $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will reserve your spot!
Contact Mrs. (Señora) Kristen Niedzwiecki w/ Questions
Junior Executive Council Message
Parent Teacher Conference III: Monday, November 28 (4:30-8:00)
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.
Chardon Goes to the Musicals
Thank you in advance for continuing to help promote the arts at Cleveland's own Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district outside of Broadway. Over the years, Chardon Goes to the Musicals has sold hundreds of tickets. A reminder this is not a fundraiser, but simply a way for community members to obtain tickets at discounted prices.
Resources for Families
- Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
- Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
- 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
- Chardon High School Google Calendar
- Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Message to our extended community
Chardon High School has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this one. This morning, we met with our CHS faculty and staff and high school administration will be communicating in-person to the class of 2025 regarding this tragic loss, along with speaking directly to Zachary’s friends in the school during 1st period.
We are sharing the resources we have for our students if they would like to speak to privately by creating support rooms . Anyone who would like to go to talk to someone in the support rooms may do at any point during the day.
We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources.
If your son(s) or daughter(s) needs someone to talk to today, please reach out to any of the following people via email and we will make sure someone calls the student down.
Principal Mr. Douglas Murray email@example.com
Assistant Principal Ms. MaryPat Pavicic firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal Mr. Douglas Higham email@example.com
Social Worker Mrs. Joan Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Office Officer Jasen Elam email@example.com
Nurse Mrs. Chelsie Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Mrs. Tupaz email@example.com
A-G Mr. Hurlbut firstname.lastname@example.org
H-O Mrs. Hetrick email@example.com
P-Z Mrs. Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
We have enclosed some information that may be useful to you in helping your child at home. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are deeply saddened by the loss to our school community and extend our deepest condolences to his family in this time of loss. We will make every effort to support Zachary’s family along with all of his teachers and friends.
Douglas Murray, Principal