Valuing Hard Work
Work is one of the greatest ways that we can give back to our community, state, country, and the world. What we do can be looked through various lenses. Regardless of our perspective, our work matters. This Monday we take time to pause our 'work' as a simple reminder of the value of our contributions. More importantly, Labor Day is an opportunity to spend quality time with our family
We have seen some very abnormal weather in the last week, but soon we will see the change of scenery and be reminded how short summer is in Northeast Ohio. Yet, for most people in Chardon, we become acclimated to the upcoming season and shortened days. We remember that this is nature's way of nurturing itself after a long year.
This is a perfect time for each of us to remember the simple things in life: Faith, Family, and Friends. For many people in Chardon, these reminders come in all shapes and sizes. They emulate stories, memories, and a reminder of how short our time can be with people.
Faith can remind us of our own humanity, or even trusting another person. Having faith gives us a sense of hope and optimism in demonstrating our dignity to all people. The new season can provide us the opportunity to rekindle our belief and hope in humanity by the actions and responses that we demonstrate to others.
Family is the root of our own autonomy. Growing up, we depend so much on our own parents/guardians and relatives to nurture and guide us through good and bad times. As we get older, we begin to develop independence from our family and we begin to gain--and sometimes-- lose their trust. CHS students aren't immune to these changes. We value that every student has their own story, values, and routines ---but what is essential is that our children take the time to recognize the importance of how family time allows for their independence to guide their choices and behaviors.
Friends are essential to our development regardless of our age. We value the beauty of authentic communication that allows us to grow in our abilities in and out of school. Technology is a wonderful tool that allows us to communicate. It can become a double-edged sword in our ability to develop meaningful and long lasting relationships. Sending a quick message may suffice for a moment, but what interconnects us as humans is our ability to talk, share, and think in meaningful discussions.
Transitioning to school life: Faith, Family, and Friends can connect us to a bigger story; a community. I am proud to see how our community has grown and transformed our values into something bigger than words on paper. As we quickly move into this new season, seize the opportunities to spend more time with the simple things in life...because we all are experiencing how life goes in the fast-lane.
Be You, Be Kind, Be the reason someone smiles today.
Activities Fair Opportunities
Students who are involved with the many clubs and activities at CHS were available during the lunch periods on Wednesday. We are grateful of the time that our student ambassadors and staff took to intentionally plan this experience for students to find opportunities to participate in. For parents interested in learning more and talking with your children, I have enclosed key contacts and information in the document that follows
The Schedule for Next Week
Monday- OFF (Labor Day)
Tuesday- White Day Schedule
Wednesday- Red Day Schedule
Thursday- Black Day Schedule
Friday- White Day Schedule
Homecoming 2023: Grades 9-12
The Executive Student Council is proud to present, Once Upon A Time as the theme for this year's Homecoming. The grade level officers have been working on this event since July and are excited to organize a fun-filled week with raffles, themes each day, welcoming our alumni, and celebrating this year's dance.
Dance Details for Grades 9-12
Chardon High School Homecoming 2023
Theme: Once Upon A Time...
Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00- 10:30 PM
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL
151 Chardon Avenue, Chardon, OH 44024
Event Policy: EXPECTED STUDENT BEHAVIOR Students will follow all applicable school rules as outlined in the CHS Student Handbook. Students will show respect and be courteous towards all students, faculty, and chaperones. Sexually explicit/provocative dancing is strictly prohibited. No excessive public displays of affection. Any student or guest suspected of being under the influence of any controlled substance, or in possession of tobacco or any controlled substance, is subject to removal from the dance, emergency expulsion, and criminal prosecution. No 8th graders or guests over the age of 20 may attend the dance. CONSEQUENCES Students violating the CHS Dance Code of Conduct will be given one verbal warning. With their second warning, they will be asked to leave the dance. There will be no refunds given for students asked to leave before the end of the dance. Removal from the dance may affect future school disciplinary action, and/or school dance privileges.
Dance Guest Form (ALL NON CHS GUESTS)
9-12 students--Your Student ID is your passcode
Tickets are on SALE beginning on Friday, September 2 (7:00 AM)-September 16 (6:00 PM). No tickets are sold after those hours--nor at the door.
Images of the Week: ELA
Mrs. Kolcum took her students in English II back to their childhood by having them use sidewalk chalk to illustrate a quote from an author they'll be reading this year. It was a great way to take advantage of the warm weather and introduce this year's literature. There were some budding artists in the group!
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Model United Nations
Attention 8-12th grade students, if you are interested in expanding your political knowledge, meeting new people, and learning about global issues, consider joining Model UN.
Model United Nations is a great way to improve your research, public speaking, debate and leadership skills. Model UN is a world renowned organization and helped to enhance a college or job application!
We are having our first meeting Wednesday, September 6th right after school in Room 210. Contact Mrs. Niedzwiecki for more information.
What is Model United Nations? VIDEO from Cleveland Council on World Affairs
The Education Benefits of Model United Nations
School Counselor Update: Drop/Add Policy Reminder
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We are also very proud of Jordan Higham this week! Jordan's neighborhood was significantly impacted by the catastrophic weather last Thursday night. His family and neighbors woke up to significant tree damage in the entire neighborhood after a EF-1 Tornado formed just west of his road leaving a huge trail of debris. After the notice of the calamity day, Jordan spent his Friday assisting his neighbors! Way to #TopperUp, Jordan!
Congratulations to all of the students who received Topper Tickets this week for modeling our values at Chardon High School!
One of the small ways that we can recognize these students is to post their names in this newsletter, commend them with a ticket for monthly raffles, and being consistent with modeling the ways each of us can continue to nurture the little things at CHS.
Cardiac Screenings for Students Ages 12+
Link to: https://bit.ly/cardiacscreensept23
K-12 Monthly Pledge Contest
Link to: https://bit.ly/leadthepledge23
Moe’s Meal Kit Fundraiser - Chardon Varsity Football
Open to Community Participation
4E Focus: Mitchell Ewaska '20
Mitchell found out this week that he will march during the September 16th against Kentucky! He's living his dream! Another awesome note is that Mitchell has made the Dean's list every semester and holds a 3.94 GPA! Keep striving for greatness, Mitchell!
Auburn Career Center- Sprint Classes
START DATE: Monday, 9/11/23
DAYS: Mondays, Wednesdays
TIME: 4pm- 8pm
CREDENTIALS: ability to earn (2) 6pt. credentials (Radiology and Registered Dental Assistant)
If you are interested to learn more, please contact: Michelle Rodewald, at email@example.com, or call the Adult Workforce Education Office at 440.357.7542
Video Highlight of the Week: Cross Country
Boxcast Viewing- Avon Lake v Chardon [$10]
Week 3 Highlights
After Prom Message : (Topper Parent Organization)
There are many opportunities to volunteer at the concession stand this fall. Proceeds from concession sales are used to fund After Prom, student scholarships, Athletic Boosters donations, and other schoolwide needs benefiting CHS staff and students. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Football Concession Sign-Up
Girls Soccer Concession Sign-Up
Our next After Prom meeting is Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm in the CHS media center where we will continue to discuss where we should focus time and funds for the 2023-24 school year. Join us to provide your input and learn about the many ways to volunteer with our organization. We still have leadership positions to fill. For more information, visit our website.
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to: https://bit.ly/chardonnewssssu
- Community Flyers
- Chardon High School: Program of Study
- Chardon High School Bell Schedule; Google Document of our bell schedule
- CLSD Parent Student Handbook (Board Approved)
- Graduation Seals Manual (Very Important; Class of 2023 and beyond)
- Teacher Resources for CHS Students (Updated after Teachers report)
- Student Acceptable Use Policy Task Force Grading Policy
- Lunch Payment/Benefit Process
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US News Ranking
Not only is Chardon High School known and well-respected locally, but we are regularly recognized, nationally. With the support of our staff, the students of CHS have again been recognized by the US News & World Reports with a Silver medal for the 11th year in a row. The award was based on 6 components: graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP tests taken, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP scores, and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP course.
Douglas Murray, Principal
Remind Directions: Mobile Device Notifications from Mr. Murray