Important Messaging from the District and CHS
This might have been the most complex work week since planning school. All of us at Chardon High School were working collaboratively to manage the reality of many decisions and outcomes outside of the general tasks of educators. Albeit many, we continue climbing as Hilltoppers through the vast terrain. This Week in Reflection will encompass many important messages. Please take the time to understand the information. We are explaining this information to all students this morning.
This morning, I presented to the Board of Education. Below is the BoxCast of the entire meeting
After the meeting, the district sent out this communication.
The enclosed document is essential to review as we transition to a hybrid learning model next week.
CHS Podcast: The Focus For Next Week
Schedule Through Thanksgiving Break
As shared above, we are deploying the A/B Model at Chardon High School beginning on Monday, November 9-- November 24. (November 25-27 is Thanksgiving Break)
More details will follow leading into the week of Thanksgiving regarding the schedule for Monday, November 30.
Monday, November 9: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 (black schedule) (A) Students at School/ (B) Students at Home
Tuesday, November 10: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 (black schedule) (B) Students at School/ (A) Students at Home
Wednesday, November 11: VIRTUAL FOR ALL STUDENTS Periods 1-7
Thursday, November 12 : Periods Topper Time/Circuit, 2, 4, 6, (red schedule) (A) Students at School/ (B) Students at Home
Friday, November 13: Periods Topper Time/Circuit, 2, 4, 6, (red schedule) (B) Students at School/ (A) Students at Home
We Care About You
Originally conceived by Language Arts teacher Dawn Weaver, 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 be able to better understand the various reading, writing and communication skills they are currently learning and to then be able to apply these skills meaningfully to their lives. This year, the whole experience was VIRTUAL!
The key to the success of this series is parental and community involvement which reinforces our CHARDON core values. Parents and community professionals joined a Google Meet and participated 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 3, Heather Biernacki and Lynn Monaco welcomed Allison Jennifer Brush, James Laudato , Andy Brush, Amie Peters, Carey Shive, and Guy Wilson into their senior ELA courses for this year’s speaker panel.
Shoe Drive: A Message from Marijke Mendeszoon
A service project lead by Marijke Mendezoon
2020 has been a very difficult year for everybody due to Covid-19. People have lost jobs, businesses have gone out of business and the financial base for families to afford things has not been easy. As a small gesture, one way I feel I can help out is by having a shoe drive. In everything you do, it is essential to have the proper gear. Growing up, my lifestyle has been surrounded by running. My parents own running stores and I am a runner. I’ve seen the impact of people wearing improper shoes which causes orthopedic problems. I’ve noticed shoes being donated overseas, but I think it’s essential that we start taking care of our own community first. I have been collecting gently worn running shoes for those who are seeking some. My goal for this school year is to have 2,020 shoes, for the year 2020. I ask people of the community or anywhere in Geauga County to donate any shoes that are not being used. These shoes will go to great use, instead of sitting around. There are a variety of sizes available, along with them being cleaned and sanitized. Anyone's help in making this happen would mean the world! If you are interested in finding out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Pieces of the Week: The Vast Creative Mind of Jackson Perry
Jackson Perry is an extraordinary artist. This year, he has spent the first semester online, however it hasn't stopped his mind's eye to see the beauty around him. Enclosed are some of his designs that he helped create for Mr. Hauber and Mr. Lichtinger. Amazing work!
Another Addition: Piece of the Week
Images of the Week: Career Based Intervention
Video of the Week: Playoff Football
The Chardon Hilltoppers took on the New Philadelphia Quakers on October 30, 2020 at Chardon Memorial Field.
Senior Pictures/ Senior Tribute
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!
Service Learning: By the Numbers
Here is a snapshot of service provided by CHS Students from NHS, AC4P, Service Learning, and Interact.
A Message from the School Nurse
Tuesday, November 17, 2020: Parent Teacher Conferences (Round 3)
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. At Chardon High School, thousands of graduates have served our country for duty, honor, and love of country. We are grateful to the men and women who are proud veterans of the US Armed Services. Please join me in thanking all of the men and women in our community who served oour country! Many blessing to you!
With the presidential election at a closure (at least by date), it is time for the outside "noise" to settle with all of the advertisements, phone calls, social media news, and newscasts to focus on drawing our lens on our purpose. Regardless of your political beliefs- we have an obligation to come together and collaborate on a single focus. A simple lesson that we can learn from an election of this caliber is the power of your voice, your vote, and your rights as American Citizens. We all have experienced an election that was unlike what we have seen in previous years. Our Social Studies teachers have used this election as teachable moments with curricular connections. As I mentioned earlier this year to the staff: Coming together is just the beginning, staying together will lead our progress, and working together will transform lives for generations of Hilltoppers....or in this case, Americans. We are the midst of a pandemic, economic unrest, and a national split. No election will recoil us to a day where we cannot survive. Our purpose will guide us, our intentions will ground us, and our love of country will mold us a ONE. Standing United we will mold our continued vision of tomorrow.
The first attributed use in modern times to "Standing United" comes to us from one of our Founding Father's, John Dickinson, in his song "The Liberty Song". In the song, Dickinson wrote: "Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!"
I am not one to ever go political, but I thought it was important to share a simple statement based on my observations of the world this week. Be kind, Be mindful, and Be Strong.
Douglas Murray, Principal
Family Reference Guide (From July)
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