It is that time of the week when I quote a song. The best one that comes to mind is David Bowie's Under Pressure.
It has been been a pressure filled week and it is so important to pause at the end of all of the communications, tasks, meetings, and plans to take a deep breath. It is important to reflect on all of the positives and ways that those we encountered where influenced by our care.
I am in constant contact with information. I am constantly work, serving, and reading. Recently, I stumbled upon an obscure study from the University of Arizona that indicates that men and women average around 15-16,000 words a day. When you think about it, that is a ton of communication. The question is how have we used our words to influence, create kindness, and positively impact others versus cause stress, frustration, or sadness. Our words matter and our reflection of our words matter. Sometimes, the best words are no words. We become active listeners. Be You, Be Kind, BeLIEVE! The finish line is just around the corner.
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This year, Mr. Mizen's Leadership class learned about Philanthropy in the second semester. The capstone project that these students had to complete was called Magnified Giving. This Cincinnati organization gives students the opportunity to give a $1000.00 donation to their favorite non-profit organization. Eight Ohio non profits were selected and the Leadership students had to give a presentation to win over the other students and have them choose their non-profit to get the $1000.00 grant. After a couple of weeks of presentations, the students narrowed the field to two nonprofits. The two finalists had to then film a video of their selection and present it to the eighth grade class during their Circuit of Success class. After careful consideration, Johnny Smarzly and Braden Schmauder's non-profit called "Pets for Patience" won the competition and Magnified Giving will be sending this organization in the name of Chardon High Schools students Johnny Smarzly and Braden Schmauder'a check for $1000.00.
This past week 50 students were trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) by members of the Geauga Sheriff Departments Loss Team and the ESC of Lake County. Special thank you to Mrs. Lisa Cardina and Mrs. Danielle Veon for supporting the students. A huge thank you to the Chardon Athletic Boosters for donating Hilltopper items for this event.
Key messages from the training included the idea of friends never let friends keep secrets about suicide, tell an adult, and students should know where to get help immediately.
Ravenwood staff taught students about the Geauga County Copeline and other 24/7 hotlines. This helped the students to understand what happens when a hotline call is made.
National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
2022-2023 Executive Student Council
2022 Prom Court
Elected by their class, as students of character, leaders who represent the core values that have been developed over their years @ CHS. These two people will be first in line to lead their class in the 2022 Commencement Procession. They are chosen as individuals who best represent the class, character, and core values.
Prom Spirit Week
Class of 2022 Prom Tickets: Now on Sale
The Senior class is excited to celebrate the 2022 Prom together at La Vera, in Willoughby, OH. This will be a traditional prom that allows seniors and guests to participate. This year, students may select their seats at prom. Once a seat is selected, the seat will fill in gray color. As an example, groups that would be interested in guaranteeing a table of 4, 6, or 8 would need to purchase their tickets on one transaction and reimburse the one purchasing the bulk tickets. Table placards will be available for students at the check-in. The Junior Executive Student Council is excited to put on this event for the students. Tickets go on sale on May 1, 2022. The sales end electronically on Monday in order for us to inform LaVera of numbers.
SALES END 05/12 12:00PM
Schedule for Next Week: REGULAR
Monday, May 9: White Day Schedule
Tuesday, May 10: White Day Schedule
Wednesday, May 11: Red Day Schedule
Thursday, May 12: Black Day Schedule
Friday, May 13: White Day Schedule (Prom Assembly During 5A)
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 email@example.com
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
After Prom Is Seeking Assistance
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!
CHS Principal Podcast, Season 3, Episode 38: 8th grade in review
One Acts: Friday May 6 at 7:00 pm (Park Auditorium) $5 Entrance Fee
Thespian Troupe 1784 is proud to invite you to its drama showcase: a night of one acts and talent. There will be two student-directed one acts and a variety of talent acts. Paige Nells is directing “13 Ways to Ruin Your College Interview” and Josie Aitken is directing “Snow White and the 47 Dwarves.” Tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. Curtain up at 7pm!
On Wednesday, May 4, students participated in the 2022 Thespian Induction ceremony at Chardon High School. It is a beautiful night celebrating the work, talents, and memories put forth this year in our production programs. Special thanks to Lynn Monaco and Dawn Weaver who organized and planned this special event. We have such talented students!
Crescendo Club Tag Day
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATES
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
Remind101 Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/chs21-22
Twitter- Follow @chs_dmurray @chardonhs @toppernation @chs_AP_Higham @mrs_bondi
Happy Mother's Day!
After everything you've done for me — the opportunities you've handed me, the countless mood swings you've endured from me, the life you've given up for me — I'm supposed to send you a card with flowers, and that's supposed to be enough?
Flowers, cards and massage gift certificates do not get my point across. Taking you out to dinner won't do it justice. Buying you balloons isn't going to inflate my point. All of it seems so… trite.
A Hallmark card won't ever be able to explain exactly why I love you.
Exactly why I'm proud to call you my mom. Exactly how grateful I am for you.
Instead, I'll just tell you.
I'll tell you exactly why I respect you, not try and fit it into some two-by-two-inch card.
I will tell you exactly what I should say every day of every month of every year. I'll tell you exactly why I love you.
Happy Mother's Day to all of our CHS Moms!
Douglas Murray, Principal