The Week in Reflection: 3/18
Spring is Here this Weekend
The beauty of Spring is on the horizon. The birds are beginning to chirp, blossoms are seeking the warmth of the sun, and the weather is dawning into a new season. Welcome to the beauty of this short season in Northeast Ohio. Embrace this time, brace for the Spring showers for the April and May flowers will bloom shortly.
Living in this region, we become accustomed to the highs and lows of the weather, but there is one weather pattern we can control...our personal weather.
Every day, we walk our routines with our words, deeds, and behaviors. We, in turn, carry our own weather. Although he retired last year, Mr. Armelli always is a perfect example of this mantra. He stood outside in the rain, snow, and sun exclaiming to ALL: It's a beautiful day!
Now, more than ever--carrying our own feelings about our autonomy, our place in this world, and connectivity to others need to rise to the surface of those things that we can control.
We are finally in Spring! We are finally at Spring Break. Personally, I am exhausted and looking forward to a refresh. Take time to re-energize and focus on the long and winding road that we will face as we close out the season and press on to a rest of quarter.
National Honors Society Induction Ceremony (2022-2023)
The Four Pillars of National Honor Society
Scholarship is characterized by a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend the necessary time to cultivate his/ her mind in the quest for knowledge. This pillar can only be achieved through diligence and effort. Scholarship means always doing the best work possible, regardless of impending reward.
Service: The pillar of service can be reached in a variety of ways. The willingness to work for the benefit of those in need without compensation or recognition of any kind is a quality that is essential in NHS members. As a service club, the National Honor Society is highly concerned with giving its all to the school and community at large.
Leadership: Leaders take the initiative to aid others in a wholesome manner throughout their daily activities. Leaders sacrifice their personal interests in order to yield to the needs of others. Leaders need wisdom and self-confidence to affect change in all aspects of their lives. Some examples of leadership can include, but are not limited to, leading group activities in the classroom and in the community, being an officer in a club, being a primary member of the band or choir, or being the captain of a sports team.
Character: Character is what distinguishes one individual from another. It is the product of constant striving to make the right choices day after day. Students with good character demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship in all of their actions.
Induction and Presentation Program
National Anthem: Olivia Nelson
Welcome: Mrs. Casey Ptasznik, NHS Co-Adviser
Principal’s Address: Mr. Doug Murray, Principal, Chardon High School
Officer Presentation and Introduction of New NHS Officers: Current NHS Officers
Presentation of Senior Honor Cords: Morgan Fisher, NHS President - Current
Certificates: Abigail Carson, Maysen Jahnke, Alexis Janke, Julianne Sweet, Newly Elected NHS Officers
Inductee Pledge: Jacob Schneider, Newly Elected NHS President
Final Remarks: Mrs. Korenke, NHS Co-Adviser
Already Enrolled Members
New Junior Members
New Sophomores Members
Alumni News: John Ricci wins the National Championship
March 11, 2022
TO: Lakeland Foundation Board, Alumni, and Friends
FROM: Greg Sanders
Happy Friday! I’ve got some breaking news for you today that’s hot off the presses....
You may recall from past Updates that I’ve talked about Lakeland’s nationally recognized Industrial Welding program. Our program produces some of the top student welders in the country as ranked by SkillsUSA - a partnership of students, teachers, and industry that serves more than 360,000 members annually in areas of applied skills such as health sciences, culinary arts, construction and manufacturing, STEM and IT, human services, public safety, communications, leadership, and hospitality/tourism.
For the past week, Lakeland welding student John Ricci has been in Huntsville, Alabama with program coordinator Ryan Eubank for the third and final round of the SkillsUSA Welding competition. John was invited last fall to compete in the finals and has been working with Ryan 10 hours a day, four to five days a week since then in preparation. A couple of days ago, the competition was down to just John and three other welders from across the U.S.
Last night, we were notified that John has won the national championship and is now invited to represent the United States in the WorldSkills Welding competition in Shanghai, China in October. We are so thrilled for John, for Ryan and his program, and for Lakeland for this outstanding achievement. How proud we are to be the home of our national champion, and to have had the opportunity to support John’s hard work toward this incredible accomplishment. John, congratulations!
If you’re not already aware of the excellent opportunities offered by Lakeland’s welding program, you should know that the college offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology, which is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the manufacturing, construction, and energy industries as well as in the public sector. The range and depth of program courses prepare students to be job ready for employment in positions including fabrication, welding, soldering, and brazing, as well as in sales, inspection, repair, supervision and management.
What a day to celebrate!
Art Pieces of the Week
8th grade contour drawings by Selina Sparker, Cassie Bright, and Ava Havanchak
Geauga County Maple Festival Queen/King Contest
The Maple Festival Board is now accepting applications for the 2022 Geauga County Maple Festival’s Queen and King Contest.
Applications can be found on the Maple Festival’s website at:
Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 residing or attending school in Geauga county.
Deadline is April 15. If you need more information, please contact: email@example.com, 440-487-3224
Senior Tributes: Due April 1, 2022
Another message from the yearbook: Club pictures will be April 1st if kids want to wear their special shirts.
After Prom Needs Some Helping Hands
Come and be a part of Chardon After Prom!
We are parent and community volunteers who plan and support the After Prom event as well as other high school activities.
Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays while we make decorations for After Prom in May. We meet in the high school cafeteria from 7-9pm.
If you want more information or have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to like us on Facebook, and to get the latest updates follow us on Twitter @CAfterprom
You can visit the After Prom website too to find out more about us!
Images of the Week: Anatomy and Biotechnology
Topper Bistro (Menu after Break)
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
The Hilltop Echo (School Newspaper)
Video Announcements: Link for the Morning Announcements
Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
Chardon High School: Program of Study
Chardon High School Bell Schedule; Google Document of our bell schedule
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students
Student Acceptable Use Policy (All Students Must Sign)
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Remind101 Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/chs21-22
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray @chardonhs @toppernation @chs_AP_Higham @mrs_bondi
The Week in Reflection will return on April 1, 2022. Have a beautiful time away with your family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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