I think I can. I think I can
The Little Engine That Could is an American folktale that became widely known in the United States after publication in 1930 by Platt & Munk. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work.
One of the key lines from the book is I think I can, I think I can.
Throughout the week, this mantra crossed many of our minds at CHS. With the beautiful weather surrounding this week, the last round of AP testing, Spirit Week, Prom, After Prom, Playoffs, Senior Awards, and literally 87 make-up games and meets--it was a marathon. A good marathon for adults certainly has benefits, but many students and staff alike are longing for the finish line. We will get there, but the mantra needs to change from I think I can to I know I will.
There are so many events that have either happened this week, this weekend or leading into next week that is important to read these details carefully. Make today great!
Nominee: 2023 Ohio Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Tara Kaiser
In February, I nominated Mrs. Tara Kaiser as a candidate for the 2023 Ohio Teacher of the Year. This week, we were notified that Mrs. Kaiser was named a nominee for this prestigious award. Within the 610 schools districts in Ohio that most likely have over 100-200 teachers per district, being awarded as a nominee is an enormous accomplishment. There are many amazing teachers in our building and district that equally show the dedication aligned to our mission. What stands out with Mrs. Kaiser is her countless ways that she weaves our core values, continuous community outreach, and differentiated styles to meet the learning styles of all of her students.
Enclosed is the paragraph that I wrote for Mrs. Kaiser: Chardon Local Schools reconfigured buildings in 2018 to meet enrollment and economic needs. During this period of time, the high school brought the 8th-grade class into the building. This daunting task was overwhelming for every stakeholder. However, throughout all of this, Tara Kaiser brought energy, expertise, passion, and such value to the students and staff at Chardon High School. Her focus on relationships, intervention, extraordinary use of technology, and ability to adapt to the culture and climate at Chardon High School has been extraordinary. The students absolutely love her class, and the staff loves her energy. Parents love her ability to communicate and adapt to all learning styles. She is on many committees inside of the building, leading PLC's, strategic plans, and intentionally goes to watch her students in extra-curricular activities. She is often the first to volunteer, and always asks how she can help. She knows her purpose, lives the vision and mission of our district, and understands how wellness leads to understanding the standards.
Let's celebrate this awesome nominee!
Spotlight CHS C.R.E.W - Makes the News!
Chardon High School's C.R.E.W program tackles community, workforce demands through skill-building rubric. Congratulations to the class, along with the work that Mrs. Britt and Mrs. Butala provide each day for these students. This is a program that will be headlining more networks in the near future.
Tweet of the Week
Art Pieces of the Week
Tempera 'Eye' painting by Rylie Johnston and trading-card-size acrylic 'color theory' painting by Claudia Schultz
2022 Prom Court
On Saturday, we will name the 2022 Prom King and Queen! Students voted today after the Senior Assembly.
Make sure students have their online ticket for Prom and After Prom this Saturday. A copy was sent to the email that bought the tickets.
In order to promote a healthy, safe, enjoyable evening for all students, the following procedures will be in place for the school dance. We encourage families to discuss these rules together.
EXPECTED STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Big Ideas For Seniors
SENIOR Chromebook Collection
It is hard to believe that we are closing out the 2021-2022 school year. We have many things to be grateful for and accomplishments to celebrate this school year.
During the days of May 18-20 (Seniors) students will need to turn-in their Chromebooks & Chargers. School Fees may be assessed according to the condition of your device or failure to return a charger.
May 18-20, 2022 Seniors Chromebook Collection (Learning Center)
The task includes:
ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-11 WILL KEEP THEIR CHROMEBOOK
OVER THE SUMMER
Senior Handbook: A Guide to Senior Events
As we transition to the last few weeks of the school year, it is important that parents/guardians review any outstanding school fees prior to the end of the year. I appreciate you going through Infinite Campus and administering payments throughout the year. Every year that fees are not addressed they can add up to a fee total that can be overbearing. By the end of the senior year, the district must close out all fees that are remaining. Please review any outstanding fees and make payment by the end of the school year for grades 8-12.
Chardon High School can hold transcripts upon graduation to a post secondary institution for non-payment of fees,.
Please review the statement and continue to use Infinite Campus to review and pay fees. If you need access to Infinite Campus, please go to the Chardon Schools website under the resources section to learn more about access information to Infinite Campus and paying fees online.
If you have questions about your invoice, please contact Erin Koehler, Chardon High School Clerk at 440-285-4057 X. 1441 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Class Picnic Sign-up: Parent Volunteers
Good Afternoon, Senior parents-
The graduating class of 2022 will have their Senior Picnic at Munson Township Park on Friday, May 27 from 12:00 - 3:00pm. There will be a DJ, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cornhole games, prizes, food & MORE! IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME!!
Students are encouraged to bring volleyballs, basketballs, and other sports equipment.
All we need for this to be a PERFECT DAY for Seniors is good weather and AMAZING PARENT VOLUNTEERS to help with this event!!! The more the merrier! Even if you cannot attend, any food or donations you can make will be wonderful.
The school is providing the hotdogs, hamburgers, buns, veggies & fruit, and plates, napkins & silverware as well . They also have a grill for us to use that day.
Donations such as restaurant gift cards, movie passes, gas cards, goodies for college, and any other prizes are greatly appreciated. Your help will make this final send off before graduation day SO SPECIAL and FUN!
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
-2022 Senior Moms Picnic Committee
CHS Principal Podcast, Season 3, Episode 39: Senior Spotlight
Schedule for Next Week: REGULAR
Monday, May 16: White Day Schedule
Tuesday, May 17: White Day Schedule
Wednesday, May 18: Red Day Schedule (Senior Finals)
Thursday, May 19: Black Day Schedule (Senior Finals)
Friday, May 20: White Day Schedule (Senior Make-Up Finals)
Underclass Class/ Exam Schedule: (Read Online)
During the last week of school, student in grades 8-11 will report to school each period. The only sections that are not mandatory to report to is study hall, and few already assessed mixed courses. All study halls will be supervised as regularly scheduled. Breakfast will only be served during exam week. Furthermore, transportation will run at regular times for those students that need morning and afternoon transportation. All students in grades 8-11 will either be in class for the end of the year closure activities, project presentations, tests for the quarter, or final examinations. The school day begins at the regularly scheduled times, and concludes at 11:30 AM. The time placed aside for these courses allows each student to best prepare for last classes with their teacher for this quarter. There are some very important reminders to how grades are assessed for the end of the year:
GRADE DETERMINATION - The final grade for a course is determined by GPA in all grades 8-12:
A -- 3.50 or above B -- 2.50 to 3.49 C -- 1.50 to 2.49 D -- 0.50 to 1.49
In order to pass any course a student must have attained each of the following:
1. Have a grade average 0.5 or above
2. Pass three out of five grades for a year-long course
3. Pass two out of three grades for a semester course
4. Pass one of the last 2 grades of the course (the fourth (4) nine weeks and the final exam)
On the day scheduled for each subject’s midterm/final exam, the teacher will give a final test or conduct some other type of final assessment learning experience. Students are expected to attend their exam period unless prior arrangements are made and confirmed. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade on the midterm/final. The final exam/assessment will be weighted as 1/3 of the final grade for a semester course or 1/5 of the final grade for a year-long course. Teachers will record an Incomplete grade as an F if the student fails to make up the work by an agreed upon deadline.
GRADING POLICY - The Chardon Board of Education adopted the following grading scale for all students.
A 90 -100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
INCOMPLETES - Incompletes, as stated by board policy, that are recorded on report cards must be changed within three weeks after the grading period has ended unless prior arrangements have been made.
Each quarter grade the following points are earned.
4 points for an A 3 points for a B 2 points for a C 1 point for a D
To determine the final course grade the points for each quarter and the final exam are added together and then averaged. The final grade for a course is determined by the average of the points earned.
Eligibility : Your work this quarter allows you the ability to play this fall. Be certain to understand this policy.
Closes TODAY- Crescendo Club Tag Day
Here is your 2022 Chardon High School Alumni Newsletter.
It includes the Alumni Dinner registration form.
Click here to read the Newsletter
If you plan to come to the Alumni Dinner, please register early since space is limited.
If you can't make it to the dinner, be sure to let us know if your contact information or email change, so we can keep you updated with the latest Chardon Alumni developments.
Community Flyers (NEW)
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
Have a beautiful weekend!
Douglas Murray, Principal