The Week in Reflection: 11/20
Built Chardon Strong
Over the last few weeks, we all have been extremely connected to our students in providing communications, counseling, and service to our mission. Mr. Higham, Mr. Bandiera, and I have taken time to meet with numerous students to discuss academics, relationships, and behaviors in person and via Google Meet.
In between proactively talking with small 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 throughout the hybrid model.
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.
We are Chardon...you cannot be built much tougher. As we transition into this weekend and soon Thanksgiving, take the time to give thanks to someone who has made a difference in your life this school year.
Chardon Hilltoppers Head to the FINALS
The last time that the Chardon Hilltoppers played for a state title, Coach Hewitt was playing in the game. That was nearly 23 years ago. The last time we won the state championship, I was a sophomore. This is a big deal in Chardon. Our community supports and loves all of our teams, but there is a close embrace for football. Since the 80's, our Hilltoppers have gone from playing Twisted Sister's "Were not going to take it" as loud as the boombox would get in the old weight room...to a feared team who thrives on culture, discipline, and responsibility. This change in culture didn't happen by chance. It was built- brick by brick- starting with the culture, and weaving though traditions. One doesn't have to look at stats to see the results that have followed through generations of Hilltoppers and only three coaches. We are very proud of all of the barriers that our fall sports teams have crossed in order to make it to the finish line and we hope to put one more banner on the wall! Go Toppers
A Community of Hilltoppers
Friday Night Highlights
I have made nearly 80 highlight videos since coming back to CHS in 2013, enclosed is last week's BIG game. Check out my YouTube page for the next highlight video coming this weekend.
OHSAA Moving Football Championships to Massillon Washington This Weekend
NEW START TIME: 6:15 PM
Bell Schedule for Next Week
Accurately tracking students’ attendance is required by the State of Ohio. While in a hybrid or 100% virtual situation, students have an increased responsibility in this process. Please contact the school at 440-285-4057 (press 1) to notify the school of any absence or appointments during the school day.
In order for a student to be marked as “present” during any given class period in a remote setting, two things must occur:
2. Go to Google Classroom to determine if you have a LIVE Google Meet or posted class assignment for the day. All assigned work must be completed and submitted by the date and time that it is assigned by each teacher.
If students do not meet BOTH of these expectations, they will be marked absent for the school day, or absent from a specific class from which the work was not completed. These absence hours will calculate towards truancy calculations as required by House Bill 410. Parents are encouraged to activate attendance notifications through the Infinite Campus parent portal to be sure your son or daughter checks-in daily.
While learning from home students should, on average, anticipate approximately 3-4 hours of required work each day. Please remember that this is a full day of school.
All work will be assigned through Google Classroom for each class. Both Monday and Tuesday will be LIVE Google Meets. Likewise, coursework will be posted prior to each course and will be due by the date and time that the assignment is assigned.
Students will be required to complete activities mostly independently and will be from programs, routines, and procedures of which they are familiar with using while in-person.
A/B Rotation at a Glance (A quick reference of Week to Week in the Orange Model)
Video from the First Week of School (Re-watch this video to understand the schedules)
Teacher Resources for CHS Students (Links to teacher resources)
Quarantine in Home Letter (This reference is for those students who become Quarantined in the home due to contact tracing.)
Principal Mr. Douglas Murray email@example.com
Assistant Principal Mr. Ryan Bandiera firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal Mr. Douglas Higham email@example.com
Social Worker Mrs. Joan Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Office Officer Carlson email@example.com
Nurse Mrs. Jan Hoffman Janice.Hoffmann@chardonschools.org
A-G Mr. Hurlbut firstname.lastname@example.org
H-O Mrs. Hetrick email@example.com
P-Z Mr. Kovach firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor Mrs. Tupaz email@example.com
Whether you are planning on college, a technical school, the military, or you are just not sure yet, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path towards a satisfying career.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help you take steps now toward finding a career that’s right for you. You can benefit from the ASVAB CEP regardless of your plans for after high school.
CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, December 2nd and 8:00am. Students in grades 10-12 can sign up in Guidance to take advantage of this exclusive career exploration today!
Piece of the Week: HOPE
Family Reference Guide (From July)
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students
Student Acceptable Use Policy
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray and @chardonhs
Remind 101- Text @chardonhs- to the following number 81010
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Douglas Murray, Principal
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