The Week in Reflection: 8/20/21
Welcome to Season Six: Episode 1 of the Week in Reflection.
As you may or not be aware, I often talk about our mission, vision, and core values. The very core of everything that we do mirrors this compass. The last eighteen months created a whirlwind of emotions for all of us. Instead of dwelling on the things that we cannot control, our eyes are fixed on what we can control in the world that we live in: nurturing kindness, nurturing routines, and nurturing learning.
The core values are instrumental in everything we do at Chardon High School. These values embody our actions, live inside of the standards, and mirror the expectations that we share in Chardon. The experiences that we have faced provided us a time to reflect on many important aspects of school. The one part that keeps ringing in our minds is the value of nurturing ourselves back.
The focus this year will be just that- Nurturing ourselves back to our mission without barriers to hold us back. The time is right to cultivate and nurture our relationships, our learning, our achievement, our experiences, our mind, our wellness. Is it going to be easy? No. Is it really important? Absolutely! Our students deserve this, our families long for these goals, and our teachers are ready to prepare for this work-together.
This week provided us the opportunity to come together as a staff and as a school community this week at Chardon High School. The first two days of this week were filled with team-building exercises that provided moments to purge the past, and build the future. Our team feels energized for the beginning of the school year.
On Tuesday, our student leaders welcomed hundreds of new students to the high school with a picnic party followed by a class meeting and guided tours by our student leaders. It was amazing to see so many students come to this event!
On opening day, we welcomed our students back to school! After a brief summer of planning for this day- we welcomed over 1,100 students back into the routine of academics. The students have been outstanding and our supportive staff has walked beside all of the students throughout the day guiding them.
I have to say this in conclusion to the opening. I have never experienced such a warm, positive, respectful, and attentive group of students than this eighth grade class. They were absolutely perfect during a 30-minute class meeting on Thursday. Thirty minutes at any age is hard to stay still--but, that moment will stay with me for a long time. We will continue with our presentations on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday to close out the grade levels.
Friday Night Football is Back
Just a reminder of our last football game...
Schedule for Next Week
August 23rd White Day Schedule - 10th Grade Meeting during Topper Time
August 24th White Day Schedule - 11th Grade Meeting during Topper Time
August 25th Red Day Schedule - Late Start with Periods 2, 4, 6
Picture Day (Make-up date: TBD)
9th and 11th Hearing / Vision Screening
August 26th Black Day Schedule - Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
August 27th Regular White Day Schedule
Family Quick Reference Guide
This document is the quick reference guide that was sent to all families to begin the year. It is filled with important information to best prepare you for the year.
Link--Communication sent by the Transportation Department on August 11, 2021
Chardon High School
For students at Chardon High School (grades 8-12) being dropped off and/or picked up, the procedures remain the same as last year. Parents dropping-off/picking-up at Chardon High School enter the school campus via Maple Avenue, drive in front of the high school, and exit the campus via Memorial Drive onto Chardon Avenue.
Students at Chardon High School (grades 8-12) riding the school bus will enter the school building via the 200 hallway entrance (via the transportation compound). School buses will be staged for students in the afternoon in front of the high school, on Memorial Drive, and in the Alcan; and will exit the campus both via North Street and Memorial Drive.
Please be mindful of the following:
Best in the Land
The Hilltopper marching band will open their season with a “Believe” show. Their opening downfield number is Do You Believe in Love by Huey Lewis and the News, the Topperette feature is I’m a Believer by the Monkees, and the closer features the Majorettes and a band dance in Don’t Stop Believin’ by journey. The band will also be adding the NFL on Fox theme to their pregame music lineup.
The Hilltopper shout out video is from Jonathan Cain, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of the rock group, Journey. (The video was taken by parent Jonathan Williams, official White House photographer for former vice president Pence.) Cain is referencing David Williams, freshman trumpet player at the beginning, and the Hilltoppers Believe Show which includes Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin.
Principal Podcast: Season 3- Episode 2- Captains of the Crazies
We will keep you posted about the delivery date for the 2020-2021 Yearbook. Stay tuned to the Week in Reflection for the latest dates and delivery days.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for senior pictures are Friday, JANUARY 21, 2022
Requirements for your senior picture:
Submitting your senior picture:
Note: Digital submissions are much preferred and strongly recommended in order to preserve quality of the photos.
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
9-12th grade CHARDON MODEL UNITED NATIONS TEAM
Model UN is a unique, interactive program that brings world affairs alive for students. Through participation in Model UN simulations, students achieve global learning objectives. They are empowered to investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas to diverse audiences, and apply what they learn creatively during research, debate, and conference time. 9-12th CHS students have the opportunity to attend several conferences throughout the year, where they interact with students from different schools in Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga and Summit counties.
First Meeting will be after school on Thursday, August 26th immediately after school in Room 210. Please contact Mrs. Niedzwiecki with questions.
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
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 (Work in Progress)
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
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