Be The Change
Kindness has the power to transform lives, to heal emotions, and to spread joy and hope. It is a simple act of generosity that requires no special skills, no wealth, and no position of authority. Yet, its impact is profound and far-reaching. Kindness has the ability to light up a room, to bring a smile to someone's face, and to make the world a better place, one act at a time. February is perfect month to focus our intentions on the simplest of gestures. I encourage you to find ways to be create as a family, at your work, in classes, and most importantly--in your response to how one act can change the outcome to any day.
The 27 Days of Be the Change began on February 1 and will continue beyond February 27.
It is the continued hope of the established core values at CHS that these actions will inspire and change lives. By actively caring for others each day, a habit of kindness can develop and continue well past this month.
1-February 5: SELF-Be the Best Version of Yourself; Be Positive and Kind to YOU
February 6-12: OTHERS- Demonstrate Kindness to not only yourself, but to others- family, friends, staff
February 13-19: COMMUNITY- Find yourself in the service of others
February 20-28: LIVE THE CHANGE- 21 Days create new habits. Model this leadership each day
Chardon is our home. It is our community. We love our families and those who have surrounded us with love for generations. Like most homes, we too have faced difficulties and times when we felt lost.
There are so many moments that transformed us through these challenging times. Our community, the resilience and love of students, staff, and alumni have built the bridges of compassion, outreach, and our core values.
Each day allows us to grow stronger, love more, and give ourselves. We have great days, good days, and tough days. What is most important is that we keep sight of our purpose.
From the moments after our darkest day, leaders in our school and community vowed to stimulate change in laws, behaviors, and awareness.
At Chardon High School, we stand firm in our conviction to be an instrument of change. The school is challenging all people to spread and share kindness and to be an instrument of change every day, specifically in the month of February.
Opportunities for Outreach
CHS Principal Podcast: S4 E13- #27BeTheChange
#27BetheChange (Pink Shirt Day)- A project organized by Drago Vujaklija and Andrew Bruce
Pink Shirt Day is an annual event observed in February to raise awareness about bullying and to promote kindness and inclusiveness. The event was first started in 2007 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Participants in Pink Shirt Day wear pink shirts to show their support for anti-bullying efforts and to stand up against bullying in all forms. The event has since gained international recognition and is now observed in many countries around the world. This year, the event is being organized by Drago Vujaklija and Andrew Bruce who are following in the footsteps of Drago's brother, Zoran. Great work, guys!
#27BetheChange Polar Plunge for The Special Olympics of Ohio
The Cleveland Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio is an annual event that raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics Ohio, a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Participants in the Polar Plunge take a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Erie, braving the cold to support a great cause. The event typically draws a large turnout, with both individuals and teams taking part. The Cleveland Polar Plunge is just one of many similar events held across the state each year, helping to provide support for Special Olympics Ohio and its mission. This plunge is no match for CHS 8th graders- Rylen Foley, Danek Szczepanski, and Tristan Fleckenstein. They are taking on the challenge to plunge for a cause. Consider joining them in their goals to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics of Ohio. Help them surpass their goal!
Schedule for Next Week
Monday, February 6: White Day Schedule (PT Conferences/CCP Night})
Tuesday, February 7, White Day Schedule
Wednesday, February 8, Red Day Schedule
Thursday, February 9, Black Day Schedule
Friday, February 10, White Day Schedule
CHS Building Updates
The restoration groups have made significant progress since the flooding that took place on 12/25-12/26. The staff and students have been flawless in their execution of 3rd quarter learning in new locations as the restoration work continues. Enclosed is the latest update
We will continue to keep you appraised to the updates throughout phase II.
Chardon drama students, Paige Nells and Rebecca Fullerman, attended the Northeast Ohio Area Thespian Conference on Saturday at Akron’s Garfield High School. Over 100 students from around the area attended; the day consisted of performances and workshops led by college professors and professional actors and technicians. The next event is State Conference, to held in April, at Riverside High School.
PT Conferences/ Curriculum Night/ Mandatory College Credit Plus Annual Presentation
In order to better prepare you and your child for the academic offerings at Chardon High School, we will be hosting a Curriculum Evening on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Chardon Middle School LGIR. This evening also coincides with our Parent Teacher Conferences.
At this meeting, we will provide an overview of the curricular offerings, course delivery options (including College Credit Plus), and an overview of the scheduling process. Any student planning on attending College Credit Plus should plan on attending with their parents/or guardians. Several key details along with the Intention Form will be filled out this evening. Several of our high school teachers and counselors will be on hand that evening to share information and answer questions regarding their curriculum and course offerings. Representatives from local colleges will also be present to answer questions about College Credit Plus. This evening is for all grades entering 8-12, and will be livestreamed and recorded.
Our School Counselors will be presenting to students about scheduling and course offerings later in February. We will schedule a separate evening to go through the high school experiences for new 8th graders next month.
Enclosed is the link for parent teacher conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are for all parents in grades 8-12. This is NOT an invitation only opportunity
Please note the adjustments to some teacher locations due to the closure of several classrooms. We wanted to keep all parents and staff in the main building to alleviate confusion.
CHS Art Pieces of the Week
Drama T-Shirt Sale: The Addams Family
It's officially February and that means the Drama department is busy preparing for their spring musical. This year's performance will be The Addams Family and will run from Thursday, March 16h - Sunday, March 19th. More details regarding tickets will follow later in February.
For students in the Cast and Crew, parents, or other CHS community members (staff or students) who would like to order a t-shirt to show their support, please follow the link below. Sales will run from 7:00 a.m. February 3rd - 11:59 p.m. February 22nd.
*Also, please be sure to enter your name in the guest details (or your student's name) so that we know who to deliver the t-shirts to.
See Mrs. Patterson with any questions.
T-shirt Sales Link
Ski /Snowboard Club 2023
The CHS Ski/Snowboard Club is heading to some cool slopes this winter! Does your son/daughter want to join the fun? Are you looking for a last minute Christmas present for your son or daughter? There are four separate day trips planned - three Saturdays at Peek ’n Peak Ski Resort in New York and one Saturday at Holiday Valley Ski Resort. Each trip is open to all students at the high school (grades 8-12). Students can select to participate in just one trip, two ski trips, or all four ski trips… whatever is right for the student. And students do NOT have to already know how to ski/snowboard to participate. There are options for students to get lessons during every trip, so this could be a great opportunity for students to learn the sport! If your son/daughter is interested please see the attached flier for more details, including dates, pricing options, and 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 or contact her at 285-4057 (x 1718).
Auburn Career Center
Auburn Adult Workforce is offering FREE Sprint classes for high school students 16+. These classes are 22 hours, after school, and offer industry recognized credentials (1-12 points). These classes are first come, first serve.
Lake Erie College: Learning about Business
Learning About Business applications are here at CHS. LAB is a week-long program held at Lake Erie College June 11-16, 2023 in which students can explore business and gain leadership and decision-making skills. Students who participate will spend a week at Lake Erie College for a minimal cost, gain valuable hands-on business experience, and get to know other students and business leaders. All students participating will also have the opportunity to earn three semester hours of college credit through College Credit Plus. Applicants do not have to be planning to major in business as they will learn teamwork, self-discovery, communication skills, competition, and creativity. Any sophomore, junior, or senior can apply to participate in the program. Applications are in the guidance office or online at www.learningaboutbusiness.org and are due by April 29, 2023. If you have any questions or want more information please stop down to guidance anytime.
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