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The Week in Reflection: 3/17
Happy Friday! Happy St. Patrick's Day! As we enter the 4th quarter of the school year, let us remember the words of the great Irish poet, W.B. Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." The options are easy for students, choose to light your own fire with your academic routines, or allow parents, teachers, counselors, and admin light it on our terms. At this point in high school, students choosing the right response plays a significant role in the their growth and maturity. We have seen a ton of growth from our students this year, and closing out the last quarter is mission critical. There are not only the in-class standards, but great opportunities to make significant strides in the Ohio State Tests, while making great memories as a class! You don't need the luck of the Irish, just some good old hard work and focus. We know that we all can finish strong!
The Schedule for the Next (2) Weeks
Sunday, March 19: Spring Musical Matinee
Monday, March 20: First Day of Spring (White) Schedule with Club Pictures throughout the day
Tuesday, March 21: (White) Schedule with NHS Induction at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22 (Red) Schedule
Thursday, March 23 (Black) Schedule
Friday, March 24 (White- Special Schedule) Seniors VS Staff Volleyball Game
2023 Senior Handbook
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023,
Congratulations to the Class of 2023. In a few short months your son/daughter will be an Alumni of Chardon High School. Staff members are diligently preparing for the 150th Commencement Exercise on May 27, 2023.
In an effort to communicate the responsibilities of this solemn event, we have enclosed the necessary information for every graduating senior and their families in this booklet.
The graduation booklet contains all instructions, deadlines and expectations that our students must follow in order to meet the requirements of graduation. It is essential that the senior class maintain the level of maturity and responsibility they have shown this past school year.
Please review this information with your child and help us emphasize the importance of setting a positive legacy for the Class of 2023. Please know how much we appreciate your flexibility, and patience as we plan and create meaningful experiences for your children.
The Addams Family
I had the opportunity to see the Addams Family on opening night. I was so impressed along with countless in the crowd seeing our students shine on the stage. We have such a talented group of students who have been challenged and enriched by generations of Hilltopper musical directors. All parts of our cast, and crew worked as a team to put on a show for the Chardon community. I am so proud of their work and attention to detail. Check out the details below for more information regarding the show.
"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky... the Addams Family!" Adapted from Charles Addams' cartoons, The Addams Family features the Addams, a rather eccentric family with a taste for all things gothic, as they receive some very shocking news; their daughter is in love... with someone NORMAL! The play kicks off with the Addams inviting the Beinekes over for dinner after Wednesday Addams, a gothic and odd young teen, and Lucas Beineke, a young teen crazy about Wednesday, fall in love. The families are certainly in for an interesting night, complete with a seemingly fun little game after dinner. What could go wrong? Will the Addams be angry when they find out a member of the Beinekes, the normal and bland family from Ohio, has proposed to a member of their family? What hidden secrets will be revealed? Come join the Chardon High School Drama Program for a night of fun, music, and laughter to find out!
March 16th - 18th at 7:00 pm
March 19th at 2:00 pm
Online ticket sales
In-person ticket sales :
*On show dates, in-person sales will start two hours before the show.
Art Piece of the Week
Slideshow Art from: Olivia Driscoll (gr 10), Amanda Uchbar (gr 10), Ava Havanchak (gr 9), Kylie Murphy (gr 10), Chase Cicerelli (gr 9), Carolyn Heflin (gr 10), Eleanor Davis (gr 10)
Free Harmony performs at Mentor Show Choir Festival:
On Saturday, March 11th, 2023, Free Harmony, Chardon High School's show choir performed at the Mentor Show Choir Festival. The event presented ensembles from Mayfield, Madison, Mentor, and Chardon. It was great to be back at the Mentor festival for the first time since the outset of COVID. Free Harmony presented pieces from their Broadway spring set, inspired by our trip to NYC. We opened with the theme from the show "Hair", sang "Magic to Do" from Pippin, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins, and closed with uplifting songs Raise You Up and Just Be from the Cindy Lauper musical Kinky Boots. Free Harmony presented an energetic and inspiring performance!
Matt Gittins - Class of 2015 - Choir Guest Speaker
On Tuesday, March 14th, Chorale and Treble Choir welcomed 2015 CHS alumni Matt Gittins to speak about perspectives of working as an actor and life in NYC. After graduation, Matt attended Otterbein University where he study Musical Theater. While at Otterbein, Matt composed an original musical titled "You Go On", reflecting on the friendships and trauma after the Chardon HS shooting. After completing his degree at Otterbein, Matt moved to NYC until COVID. Matt is a member of the Actors Equity Union and works actively as an actor, musician, composer, conductor, and teacher. Matt is currently serving on our CHS Drama staff as the pit director for our spring musical "The Addams Family".
The CHS Choirs will be traveling to NYC March 23rd-26th. Matt's visit and discussion laid the groundwork for our time together in NYC and can serve as a source of inspiration for career options or to broaden one's understanding of life in the performing arts. The students asked great questions which stimulated a relevant discussion about NYC and the career of an actor. A huge thank you to Matt for his willingness to share with our CHS students!
Model UN - Spring Conference
Great job goes to Skylar Duval-Lewis and Teagan Sprague for finishing off the Model United Nations Season strong at the 2023 Cleveland Council on World Affairs Model United Nations Conference on March 8-9 at Case Western Reserve University. Skylar and Teagan were delegates negotiating in the COP27 (Climate Change) Committee representing Belgium. Congratulations on all of your dedication this year!
Chardon Boys Volleyball Win!
It took 5 sets and nearly three hours for the first ever victory in team history! Congratulations to the coaches, players, and families who packed the McGarry Gym in Munson Township for the first ever victory. If you want to watch some boys in action, come to game. The atmosphere is something else.
Chardon Rotary Scholarship
The Chardon Rotary Scholarship Application is available to students who live in the Chardon local school district that demonstrate a commitment to school and community service. Rotary will award up to 7, one time scholarships of $2,000 each. The attached application is due April 5, 2023 and can be emailed to: email@example.com. the Chardon Rotary Scholarship Application, for students who live in the Chardon local school district that demonstrate a commitment to school and community service. Rotary will award up to 7, one time scholarships of $2,000 each. The attached application is due April 5, 2023 and can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Attention Senior Parents : Time Sensitive
After Prom Important Information
Dear Senior Parents/Guardians,
My name is Marijana Benjamin, and I am the mom of a CHS senior. I am also the chair of After Prom. Time is going so fast in our kids’ senior year! I am inviting you to be a part of this year and get involved in their After Prom event. Join me and some other wonderful parents to plan a fun and special After Prom event just for our seniors and their guests. We will be decorating the school, planning casino and other games, and organizing refreshments.
We need a lot of help! Here is a sign up genius where you can choose how you are willing and able to sign up. This is only for the planning, and a sign up genius for the actual event will be coming out in April.
We will begin our planning and decorating workshops on March 13th. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria up to the event. I welcome any time you are able to give to help!
It has been my privilege to be chair of After Prom for the past 6 years! This year is extra special. I sincerely hope that you join me in making our kids' final high school days memorable!
440-829-7309 (call or text)
Follow After Prom on Facebook, Twitter @CAfterprom,
Instagram (ChardonAfterProm), and our website
Link to the Sign up genius for planning our After Prom event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0544ABA728A0F49-planning
A message to all parents:
We are a parent group that supports Chardon High School students with various grade level events.
Currently we are planning a junior event and a senior after prom event. Looking to the future we need people to lead the organization and head various committees. You can do this with a friend!
Come and see what the Parent After Prom Organization is all about at our next meeting! We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the High School media center (Next meetings: March 8th).
Contact us to join or if you have questions or need more information: email@example.com
Follow After Prom on Facebook, Twitter @CAfterprom and
2023 Spanish NYC Trip Parent Meeting
There will be a mandatory parent / participant information meeting for the upcoming Spanish New York City Trip on April 4th @ 7:00 pm in the CHS cafeteria. A representative from the tour company, R & E Tours, will be there to give important information about the trip and answer any questions.
THE FINAL PAYMENT is due by April 4th. This may be paid to R & E Tours online via OUR TOUR WEBSITE (click here), by mail or brought to the meeting on April 4th.
Please make sure you have turned in your 2 permission slips to Mrs. Niedzwiecki as well.
Please contact Mrs. Kristen Niedzwiecki with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
R & E Tours Trip Dates: April 20-22, 2023
7620 Buchanan Ct Total Cost: $501.00
Mentor, OH 44060440-953-TOUR (8687)
It was a long 20 hour work day to finalize this publication. Have a wonderful Friday, and beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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