Second Verse---Same as the First
The beginning of the school year is always filled with activities such as orientations, class meetings, navigating new routes, classes...all to set up the new normal. Can you believe that we are concluding week two already?! There are so many amazing things that our staff and students were accomplishing this week towards the mission of our school district of high achievement for ALL students where learning is our most important work.
If you are unaware of this blog called the Week in Reflection, the purpose of this communication is to share with everyone all the work happening at CHS each week from a principal's perspective. This newsletter is a very therapeutic (and time-consuming) reflection of all the things that I see each week.
You will see photographs, short reflections, opportunities, and event information. I am not an author. I am just a simple man that loves what I do...I love kids and want to help each child find their purpose. In this Week in Reflection, you will read and see so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that show the engagement of our students and staff within our mission.
The week was filled with teachers and students expanding their knowledge as they began to dig deeper into the standards in each course. It was a warm week, but certainly beautiful. Take a few moments to peruse all of the great things happening at CHS.
Shining Star CLE : Olivia Nelson (Top 10 Finalist)
CHS Senior OIivia Nelson has been selected to perform with the TOP 10 Singers in the Shining Star CLE fundraiser benefiting Menorah Park of Beachwood. These performances are a FREE virtual event, held on Sunday evening, August 29th @ 7:00 PM and WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
Olivia is an amazing performer and will be bringing it to the competition. Olivia recorded her performance at the end of July in the Shining Star CLE studio. The professional judges limit the field to the top 4 performers out of 10. Beyond that, it is up to the fans to weigh in. We need you to watch and text your vote! Top 4 prizes range from $1,000-$10,000. Help spread the word to friends and family and let's rally behind Olivia!
Last year, Chardon's Ethan Peterson ('21) won 1st place in the competition earning a $10,000 scholarship for college and $2,500 toward the CHS Choir Department. Prior top-tier CHS performers in the competition include Madie Houser ('20) and Kirsten Henry ('18).
Watch as the Top-10 Finalists put on the performance of their lifetimes live-streamed and open to the public on August 29, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Watch it all LIVE via this website, Facebook Live or the Shining Star CLE YouTube Channel
Let's DO are part to support Olivia!
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 3, Episode 3- Shining Star Top 10 Olivia Nelson
Schedule for Next Week
Monday, August 30: White Day Schedule
Tuesday, August 31: White Day Schedule
Wednesday, September 1: Red Day Schedule
Thursday, September 2: Black Day Schedule
Friday, September 3: NO SCHOOL
CHS School Profile
One of the ways that we record school data and outcomes is through our school profile. Each year, our counselors collect information and document data points that work as a companion to the state report card. Furthermore, our district puts together a quality profile that adds further qualitative and quantitative outcomes for our families. Take some time to see the great information enclosed.
Art Piece of the Week
AP Art & Design
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.
Important: Seamless Summer Program
We Need Your Help!
Our school is participating in a federal program called the Seamless Summer Program SSO. This program allows all children in our school to eat at no charge. However, some education programs we provide are funded with state dollars.
We will no longer be collecting Free and Reduced-Price Applications This year, instead, we must collect the Household Income Survey. This form helps us collect household information for all students attending SSO schools. Without this information, SCHOOL NAME could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.
What You Can Do
Please take a moment to complete the form and return it to your student’s school. The Household Income Survey captures information and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs.
We’re excited to offer no-cost meals to all students and appreciate your help. In order to continue to offer this program, we must If you have any questions, please contact Josephine Culliton at 440-286-0425.
Save the Date: September 7, 2021 Open House/ Meet the Teachers
Open House: Meet the Teachers
The purpose of this evening is for meaningful interactions with our parents. Parents will follow their student's schedule.
Parents: please follow your student's schedule by logging into Infinite Campus and clicking on the schedule tab. We are encouraging students to write down their schedules or having their parents print a copy. Adults and students will assist parents navigate the building.
Teachers will have (9) minute classes to go through expectations, curricular goals, and answer questions The bell will ring with a (4) minute passing time. Parents will follow their son(s) and/or daughter(s) schedule. Throughout the evening, parents may head to the cafeteria to enjoy refreshments, and learn more about clubs and activities.
6:00-6:03 (In 1st Period) PA Announcements
3rd: 6:29- 6:38
5th: 6:55- 7:04 (Only classes: No Topper Time/or Circuit)
6th: 7:08- 7:17
The Cafeteria will be open during all OFF periods.
Ticket info for @topperfb at Akron Buchtel
Buchtel High School
1040 Copley Rd Akron 44320
Tickets sold through HOMETOWN Ticketing
No tickets sold gate unless purchased online
No Cash. No bags, bottles, no re-entry (if you leave)
Directions for @HomeTownTix ticket purchase
1. Download the HomeTown Fan app
2. Select school (Buchtel)
3. Select event
4. Purchase tickets
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
Have a beautiful weekend with your family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal