The Week in Reflection: 2/28
Blended Learning Day
Today I did a service called Meals on Wheels. This service is where you take time out of your day to deliver a meal to people who need it the most. This shows of community coming together as a whole to help one another. I also had to show respect to the people I delivered the meal to. I nurtured everyone with care by handing them their meals and starting a conversation with them."
This week epitomized what it means to be a Hilltopper with #OneHeartbeat. Our students and staff were highly engaged deep into the 3rd quarter with learning targeted outcomes. I had the opportunity to observe several classes where students took ownership of their learning. We are so grateful to our teachers who have worked with intentionality in their PLC's and district goals to continue living our mission.
We also saw hundreds of students serving their community as we celebrate our annual Core Values Day at CHS. Students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 12 identified areas in their lives that they wanted to serve. We had so many phenomenal entries to the Google form stating all of the acts of service to families, our community, and our specific values. In the images above, you can see the most populated words that the students articulated regarding how they used their Blended Learning Day. Mr. Bandiera, Mr. Higham, and I were deeply moved by the students' intentional acts of kindness.
In the spirit of achievement, our 11th grade students took time out of their day to focus on the ACT. As we monitored the test from the office it was clear to us that the students took the time to work diligently on this important academic opportunity. We are so proud of the juniors. Likewise, we are grateful to our staff who proctored all of the rooms.
Wednesday, our community concluded the second Visioning Session with Then Design Architects to talk about the strengths and barriers in our district, the continuous change in educational learning environments, and work collaboratively to envision what could be in our district. It was truly an amazing day to network with students, and community members. Late into Wednesday evening and early into Thursday morning, the lake effect machine kicked up causing our district to close due to the weather.
As I wrote in the special edition of Week in Reflection, the day away from school provided us the opportunity to reflect as a community to focus on each other and to be humbled by the continued support from our community. We are so blessed to live in Chardon. I will be honest, it was different not being on school. Yet, it might have been a blessing in disguise to assist all our students and staff with pushing pause to the jammed packed month we just lived.
Thank you for all of your continued support!
Wellness Day 2020
The focus of this event is to alleviate stress and the lull that comes with the 3rd quarter as well as enforce the Chardon High School Community during the difficult times of February. Kaylie Malloy is organizing this event again this year.
Saturday Feb. 29 1:00pm-4:00pm at Chardon High School
All high school students are welcome to attend, including high school students outside of Chardon.
Sponsors & Activities Include:
Beech Brook - Art Activity
Cleveland Yoga - Yoga Class
Family Pride of Northeast Ohio - Coloring & Essential Oils
Geauga Family YMCA - Workout Session
Heinen's - Snacks
Interact Club - Stress Balls
Karate Institute of America - Munson - Self-Defense Class
My World Better - Reiki & Crystal Healing
NAMI Geauga County - Hands-On Activity + Advertisement of Programs
Ravenwood Health - Drum Circle
Safe and Secure - Advertisement of Programs
Say Something Week - Banner Signing + Advertisement of Say Something Week
Taproot Yoga Chardon - Yoga Class
Ubuntu Wellness - Mindfulness Exercise + Table Activities
University Hospitals - Rock Painting
Questions? Please contact Joan Blackburn at email@example.com.
During the school year, we see a number of students who may be struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, self-harming behaviors, substance use, and suicidal thoughts. The Chardon community is fortunate to have a number of local mental health agencies available to serve youth and families who may be experiencing any difficulties. Please, if your child is experiencing any difficulties reach out to Administration, Guidance or one of the agencies listed below:
Catholic Charities - ccdocle.org/county-served/geauga 440-285-3537
Family Pride - familyprideonline.org 440-286-1553
N.A.M.I - namigeauga.org 440-286-6264
Ravenwood Health Centers - ravenwoodhealth.org 440-285-3568
Ubuntu Wellness - Ubuntuwellnessohio.com 440-214-9062
Ravenwood Health has an emergency, walk-in clinic open weekdays till 8 p.m, Friday till 5 p.m.
For after hour emergencies or if you need to talk with someone the hotlines below are available 24/7:
24/7 Copeline - 1-888-285-5665
Crisis Text Line - Text 4hope to 741741
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
The Ski/Snowboard Club is excited to announce a day trip to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in New York. The trip is planned for Saturday, March 7 and is open to all students at the high school (grades 8-12). Students do NOT have to currently be part of the ski club to participate in this opportunity. If your son/daughter is interested please see the attached flyer for more details, including an overview of the itinerary for the day. Space for this opportunity is limited to just one bus, so please make sure your son/daughter turns in his/her registration to Miss Fisher as soon as possible!
If you have any questions, please email Alison Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
GEAUGA COUNTY MAPLE FESTIVAL QUEEN/KING CONTEST
We are now accepting applications for the Geauga County Maple Festival’s Queen and King & Juniors Contest. Applications can be found on the Maple Festival’s website at www.maplefestival.com. The contest is now open to freshman through seniors residing or attending school in Geauga county. The deadline to enter is 2/21 for Junior pageants and 2/29 for Queens/King.
This year has a first prize scholarship for the winning contestant as well as other prizes and perks!
If you need more information, please contact:
Thank you for your assistance!
Maple Festival Queen’s committee
School fees are due to Chardon Local Schools. Payable at your student's individual school.
Please look at your student's Infinite Campus account under “Fees” to see what is owed for each child.
When you are looking at the fees, if something does not look right or your student has dropped a class and it is still showing, please call so that it can be corrected.
Important Reminder: ALL SENIOR FEES ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO GRADUATION.
Direct all of your calls to Mrs. McBride.
440-285-4057 x. 1441
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CHARDON GOES TO THE MUSICALS
Please find the attached flyers for Blue Man Group and My Fair Lady. If you are interested, all money is due March 10. Thank you so much for your continued support of this program. Many families have taken advantage of the discount tickets this season.
I am excited to say that it is finally going to be March on Sunday! One day closer to spring! Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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