BACK TO BACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Congratulations to the Chardon High School varsity football team on its phenomenal, history-making 16-0 season - an OHSAA first - that culminated with a thrilling 21-14 Division III State Championship win over Hamilton Badin on Friday evening at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. This marks the 28th consecutive victory for the Hilltoppers!
I must stress this clearly...we are living inside of history. It is absolutely extraordinary just to make it to the state championship....winning it is another level....then going through the grind of literally an NFL season.....heading back to the game and winning it...THAT'S HISTORICAL.
On top of the grind our players went through and succeeded at, Coach Mitch Hewitt joins an elite group of Ohio high school football coaches who have achieved back-to-back (or more) State Championships.
We also want to acknowledge that the success of a team takes a village. We applaud the team’s student athletes, Coach Hewitt and the assistant coaches, we also want to thank the Gridiron Club, the Chardon Athletic Boosters, G-TV, Pastor Photography, community sponsors, and the many families and additional adult volunteers who help in a myriad of ways throughout the pre-season and season to support the team.
In the meantime, cherish this moment, enjoy the logos that I created, the highlight video, and photos. I have added an awesome production from GTV
Mr. Murray's Highlight Video
Mr. Murray's Pictures
The BEST in the BUSINESS: Pastor Photography!
State Championship Parade
Join our community on Sunday, December 12th, in honor of the members of the 2020 and 2021 Chardon Hilltopper Football State Champion teams! Participants include football players, coaches, marching band (drumline), cheerleaders, representatives of the "Crazies", dignitaries, Chardon Fire Department apparatus, and members of our community.
Parade lineup will be on Memorial Drive in front of the high school starting at 11:30am.
Parade will start shortly after 12pm
Planned Route is as follows:
From the high school, travel west on Alcan Dr. to North St. Head up North St. to the Square. Travel around the Square three quarters and end in front of the Library near Park Elementary.
Everyone will gather around the gazebo for presentations by various dignitaries, Coach Hewitt and our team captains.
The Gridiron Club will be selling State Championship merchandise.
Maggie's is donating donuts and Sage's is donating apple cider.
Please join us in celebrating these outstanding student athletes and coaches!
G-TV will live stream the Chardon Hilltoppers’ Parade on Chardon Square this Sunday. It is scheduled to broadcast 12/12/21 11:15am - 1:30pm.
Here’s the link to the live stream, if you want to watch.
CHS Principal's Podcast: Season 3, Episode 17- State Championship 2.0
Schedule for Next Week
Monday, December 13: White Day
Tuesday, December 14: White Day
Wednesday, December 15: Red Day
Thursday, December 16: Black Day
Friday, December 17: White Day
On Monday, December 20, we are using a Regular Red Day Schedule for anyone implementing a midterm.
On Tuesday, December 21, we are using a Regular Black Day Schedule to counterbalance anyone implementing a midterm.
Kelly Morris: Winner of Congressional Art Award
Congratulations to Kelly Morris on winning the congressional district’s Congressional Art Competition! It is an amazing honor for her artwork to hang in the U.S. Capitol, and the committee was amazed at her artistic talents.
Art Piece of the Week
Still figuring out your future? Can’t decide on a college major? Don’t know what career to pursue? Then the ASVAB Career Exploration Program is for you! CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, Jan 26th at 8:00am for students in grades 10-12. Sign up in Guidance today!
Explore your interests. Identify your strengths. Start opening doors to your future. Participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, Jan 26th at 8:00am for students in grades 10-12. Sign up in Guidance today!
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. CHS will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, Jan 26th at 8:00am for students in grades 10-12. Sign up in Guidance today!
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, Jan 26th at 8:00am for students in grades 10-12. Sign up in Guidance to take advantage of this exclusive career exploration today!
Images of the Week: Band Concert
Service of the Week: Gearity Food Bank
Chardon's Interact club and Actively Caring for people club braved the cold weather to help out at the Gearity Elementary food bank in Cleveland Heights. They prepared over 2 tons of fresh produce.
Chardon HS Alumni Matt Gittins '16 is performing in a great family-friendly holiday musical called "Light It Up" with the Cleveland Playhouse. The production is being performed at the Allen Theater at Playhouse Square. Matt was a powerful performer while at CHS and was the lead in our productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Pippin", and "Catch Me If You Can". Matt plays violin, French horn, drums, piano, and has a powerful singing voice. He attended Otterbein University majoring in Musical Theater. Matt composed a full-length musical as his senior project and has been performing in several productions including leads at the Porthouse Theater. Matt has established himself as a professional actor with membership in the Actors Equity Union. Matt had been in NYC prior to COVID and has been in Chardon for the last year. Matt has lot's to be proud of as he pursues a career in this competitive field.
Light It Up!
When you look in the mirror--what do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear?
A reflection is a mirror image of what we see on the exterior. When we look at ourselves we often see ourselves as other people describe us. Mirrors can be tricky in reflecting the mirage of another person's words. The world can be a cold place when we look in the mirror. But, does it have to be? Should it be?
A mirror should reflect the beauty of our creation, our words, and our feelings. Everyone is beautiful. Everyone has value, and everyone has worth. It is up to each of us to reflect this into our own mind's eye in order to change our world, our perspective, and our outcomes--and in doing so, we change another person's world. A little bit of kindness goes a long way. That kindness lives in each of us.
This time of year can be difficult for many of our students and families. Take a moment to look in the mirror to see the beauty of YOU, the beauty of your smile, the beauty of your presence, and the beauty of your impact on so many. BeYOUtiful!
Resources for Families
General Quarantine Letter
Weather Related Information
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
The Hilltop Echo (School Newspaper)
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
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
Student Acceptable Use Policy (All Students Must Sign)
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Remind101 Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/chs21-22
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray @chardonhs @toppernation @chs_AP_Higham @mrs_bondi
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal