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!
Schedule for Next Week (Adjusted)
December, 12: Monday- White Day Schedule
December 13: Tuesday- White Day Schedule
On Wednesday, 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 16: White Day Schedule
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:
Jeremy's Kids 2022
This year AC4P, and Interact are raising funds for the annual Jeremy's Kids Christmas fundraiser. This fundraiser is in memory of Jeremy Mizen, the 6-year-old son of teacher Rob Mizen, who died in a car crash on Christmas Eve in 1999. Instead of dwelling on their horrible loss and having this tragic event destroy their lives, Mr. Mizen and his wife decided that they would instead celebrate Jeremy’s life focusing on the positive aspects of his life.
AC4P, NHS, Interact, and the Actively Caring Leadership class will use the raised funds to support less fortunate families in the Chardon Community. Many local families are struggling financially with giving their children gifts on Christmas. Every year the students of Chardon High School have joined together with the community to make sure relief was available to these families.
As a follow up the the event that Sydney Murray and Faith Kilfoyle organized--The 2022 Holiday Craft Show was a huge success! Sydney and Faith were able to raise nearly $1,200 in donations from the show and the vendors were very successful! Thank you for all those who participated and came to the day. We will make this an annual event at Chardon High School!
Thank you for your generosity.
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Art Piece of the Week
Images of the Week
Core Values in Action
The last few weeks on Wednesday mornings for late start, Jared Pike, Mackenzie Siko and Natalie Varmette gave up their time to go into the 5th grade band to volunteer their time and talents. They have been helping the students learn their instruments. Tonight at the 5th grade band concert, they were thanked by Mrs. Michelle Watson for all their help.
AFS Presentations: Navya and Juan
This week our two AFS students, Juan and Navya, came to present to all of Mrs. Korenke’s Spanish classes about Argentina and India. The Spanish classes were captivated by learning about geography, sports, food, school, and cultural customs. Of course, our CHS kids had some GREAT questions about Argentine and Indian culture and everyone learned a lot! Thanks Juan and Navya!! Great job!
Best in the Christmas Land
CHS Principal Podcast: S4 E9: Chardon Girls Hoops
CHS Principal Podcast: S4 E10: Free Harmony
Chardon Goes to the Musicals
Chardon Goes to the Musicals is excited to announce ticket sales for Hadestown and Beetlejuice. Money is due to Crescendo Club by Friday, December 9.
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.
CHS Spirit Emblem
As a continuation of the Fundraiser for Jeremy's Kids, Julianne Sweet and members of NHS are working on another sale that continues to model the core values at Chardon High School.
Resources for Families
7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryout Information @ CMS
7th: Monday Dec. 19th- 3:00-4:15
8th: Monday Dec. 19th- 4:15-5:30
7th: Wednesday Dec. 21st- 3:00-4:15
8th: Wednesday Dec. 21st - 4:15-5:30
Alumni: Class of 2022 Survey
Dear Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians:
The Chardon Local Schools has been working to prepare graduates for post-secondary success. Referred to as the 4E's, all graduates should be prepared for: Enrollment in further education, Employment, Enlistment, and/or Entrepreneurship.
The District, in accordance with ORC ( 3302.03) and in compliance with the Ohio Department of Education, is collecting information from graduates from the Class of 2022 regarding their post-secondary activities.
We encourage families to share our SURVEY with their child who graduated from Chardon High School as part of the Class of 2022.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Finish Line
The finish line for the semester is quickly approaching. It is quite amazing to reflect on how fast the second quarter came to closure. December 21st marks the midpoint of the year...how have you used the time that you were given? We had such a strong start to the year across each grade level! Take the proper time that you need to talk to your children about where they are socially, emotionally, and academically. This time of year is experienced differently by all students and families. As much as academic achievement is important--so is the well-being of all of our children. Our students know that they have excellent educators that care for their every need, but the extension of school is secondary to the root of the needs that children need at home. As much as we ask our children to be present at school while at school...it is just as important for each of us as parents to be present while our children are present. The one variable that we cannot change is time. Take the time this weekend to be present to all of the variables of your children and remind them how much you support and love them.
Have a warm and beautiful weekend with your family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal