The Sounds of the Season
The sounds of the season resonated throughout our district this week. The amazing talents of Melissa Lichtler and Fritz Streiff energized hundreds of students who performed at the Mentor Fine Arts Center. An audience filled with family and friends celebrated our students who performed many holiday classics, along with several holiday montages. We have so many talented students at Chardon High School. This group of students are the backbone of the energy and entertainment for sixteen consecutive football games, and learned all of these songs throughout marching in the band. They are so talented. Embedded into this blog are some images taken by Mrs. Laurie Heintz along with several videos that I posted that night.
Photos courtesy of Laurie Heintz
This is a short week at Chardon High School. We are implementing a Red Day/ Black Day Schedule to accommodate any exams scheduled.
On Monday, December 20, we are using a Regular Red Day Schedule for anyone implementing a midterm. keep in mind that this schedule has our traditional late-start.
On Tuesday, December 21, we are using a Regular Black Day Schedule to counterbalance anyone implementing a midterm.
This schedule is a regular school day. Students are to report to class like they do on traditional block days.
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!
State Championship Parade
Community is at the top of our core values. It was lived last Sunday in our community. Hundreds of people came together to celebrate our city and school. It was moving to see and experience. Thank you, GTV for all of the coverage!
Image from Cleveland
National Letters of Intent: Alex McDonald, Christian Hall, Nathanael Sulka, and Ryleigh Robinson
Congratulations to Alex McDonald, Christian Hall, and Nathanael Sulka who signed their National Letter of Intent to play in college. Alex and Nathanael are playing football at Youngstown State University. Christian Hall is heading to Alcorn State University to play Baseball. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ryleigh Robinson on signing a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and soccer career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University!
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 3, Episode 18: Semester Reflection
Looking back at the myriad of words that have been recorded this semester in this weekly blog- it is easy to see the volume of amazing students that have walked the halls, fields, and unique learning environments this semester. Coming into this school year, we had so many opportunities to nurture ourselves back to some normalcy. The students and staff have responded with dignity, and perseverance throughout a semester filled with extraordinary accomplishments. This is a perfect time of year for everyone at CHS to recharge and refocus on the simple things in life. As we transition into 2022, remind yourself of how precious time is and the people that are in your inner circle. Take time for you...and spend time with your families.
As I have shared before, Robert Frost has played a significant role in authoring the numerous decisions that I have made in my life. His writings, along with other writers- fictional, philosophical, and sacred have inspired me to find my purpose. As we close a new year, consider the hills and valleys that you have faced along with your decisions along the way.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
As I have shared with every student, staff, and parent that I have talked to over the years---we all have a story. It is through this story that we find ourselves and live with a defined purpose. Finding our call in life has no timeline or playbook. The more we open our eyes to the beauty in us, around us, and beyond us- the more we define who we are.
Cherish these moments that you have with your children. The days come and passed so quickly as you have watched your children grow. These years of high school are pivotal in the maturation of your children. Often, you may wonder, do they hear me? Do they know that I care? The answer is complicated and simple...yes. Your children hear you, need you, and love you...even when they make decisions that ask the question if they ever have heard a word that you have shared. Remember, you were in their shoes. The lines of communication are always open- and when you dial them with your love--they will hear.
The last four months have gone by so quickly. It doesn't matter what grade level that you are in---you have faced a lot of choices. What I love about high school is the diversity of experiences that you face throughout your years. Whether you are an eighth grader walking the halls for the first time, or you just were accepted into college--these years draw into deep memories. Cherish today, for tomorrow is never granted. Live for the simple moments in life. Unplug from data and plug into real communication with your friends and family. A snapchat message will always be there waiting; never bypass a simple embrace, hello, or opportunity to give of yourself.
One of the most overlook careers in the world is the one that creates careers. Being a teacher is a sacrifice, a gift, and often a thankless job. We appreciate the gifts that our teachers provide each day at Chardon High School. We have tremendous educators that not only live their content--they teach about living. Thank you for all that you do to train the future leaders--today.
As we transition into a new year, my wish for you is that of continued, hope, joy, and happiness. Enjoy this time with family and friends. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a joyous New Year! The Week in Reflection returns after the New Year.
~Douglas Murray, Principal
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