The Week in Reflection: 9/16
What's our Why?
For the past ten years, I have served on the administrative team in Chardon. I love every second of what I do at Chardon High School and I am deeply humbled at the direction we are moving. Every day is a new experience for us with 1,175 students and 80 staff members in the building and a new day to get better and be better. The focus on our mission is the heart of our daily decisions through a lens of our core values. We have accomplished so many extraordinary tasks that build upon and refine the treasured traditions and outcomes of being a graduate of Chardon High School. The image above is a reference to our why, our how, and what we do to accomplish our goals to assist every student to their individual purpose.
Working each day with a compass and a purpose drives the standards that we teach and the climate that we create at Chardon. We have something special here...and it didn't happen by chance nor are we going to lose it. We are a family, and a community of learners. Leadership is organic. Leadership is intentional, shared, and reciprocal. The teachers work so well together and the students share in the construction of their learning. It is hard work that truly prepares students for the 4E's that we preach: Employment, Enrollment, Enlistment, and Entrepreneurship.
Teaching is my passion. My purpose is to serve and inspire others to find theirs in any capacity that I can encounter students and staff. Our teachers encapsulate so many roles each day. They are not only licensed educators--they are counselors, caretakers, facilitators, leaders, guides, planners, collaborators, statisticians, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters; a vessel of knowledge and experiences who serve and are often underappreciated.
As Walt Whitman wrote, "Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour." Living for today and preparing for tomorrow allows us to seize today's goals and plan for tomorrow's outcomes. It takes many hands to make this work every single day.
In the noisy world that we live in, it is important to listen, prepare, and accomplish the goals that we set forth without being swayed by the noise. When we collectively work together on our mission, values, and vision--we create the outcomes we all desire. Let's continue to stay focused on our purpose and the outcomes will be many to our shared goals.
Homecoming Tickets: Last chance to buy tickets- ENDS at 2:40 PM
Chardon High School Hollywood Theme:
Saturday, September 17th 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)- also available in the main office.
9-12 students--Your Student ID is your passcode
Tickets are on SALE beginning on Friday, September 2 (7:00 AM)-September 16 (2:40 PM). No tickets are sold after those hours--nor at the door.
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Last Friday, students from Actively Caring for People, the Interact Club, and leadership organizations shared their learning experiences with the students from Broadmoor school. The student volunteers assisted students, talked to students, and played with children on the playground at Garfield Park.
We are so proud of the compassion, humility, and servant leadership that our students displayed during their visit. Students and staff came away with a better understanding of our their uniqueness and a greater appreciation for living life to the fullest.
"We just came from the Broadmoor Preschool picnic at Garfield Park. The Chardon student my child was paired with did an excellent job keeping my daughter occupied and safe. My daughter is 3 and she is a ball of energy. The CHS student paired with my daughter is to be commended for having a great attitude, being kind and playing with my daughter."
The U.S. Army mobile exhibit